57 Year Old Wife, Mother and Grandmother..... I Wted to Put Things Back to Where They Used to Be!

I will start by saying that I am only 3 weeks post...

I will start by saying that I am only 3 weeks post surgery but I am absolutely thrilled with the results. I am also SO HAPPY that I chose Dr. Pousti and his team; they have been professional, caring, compassionate since I walked into the office the first time. Honestly they are a nice group of people who make you feel very at east talking about "personal" issues.

A little about me: I am 57 year old mother who breast fed my son 27 years ago, I am a wife and mother who has gained and lost and unknown amount of weight over the last 30+ years. My first 30 + years I was fairly thin (sometimes skinny) with "B" sized breasts. In my late 30's I started gaining weight and I rode the weight roller coaster going up and then down. To make matters worse I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when I was 40 and after several steroid treatments I gained approximately 60+ pounds. Two years ago I decided to join a weight management class, introduce my self to the gym and get serious about my weight; I have managed to lose 55 pounds and my MS has been under control :-) . The reason I decided to consider surgery......... my breasts had dropped and were hanging down on to my abdomen, my bra size was a D but there was nothing "positive" about being that size because I had to pull everything up and tuck them in :-) I constantly had rash on my upper abdomen and FORGET wearing a top without a bra!!

When I first called Dr. Pousi's office I talked with front office staff (Taylor and Helen) they were very nice, took my information and helped scheduled an appointment that fit my schedule. On my first appointment I met with Daisy, who was wonderful, and met the other back office staff (Emily, Vanessa, Katrina and Patty) they are all very nice and over the last few weeks they have ALL made me feel "cared for"; they are professional and I can tell they really like what they do. Initially I explained that I was wanting my breasts lifted and probably implants; I didn't want to be huge but I didn't want to be "flat" ........ Daisy asked one of Dr. Pousti's patients who was there on her post op check to talk with me about her experiences; it was very helpful she answered questions for both my husband and me.

The next step was meeting Dr. Pousti. I can only say that from the minute he entered the room and introduced himself I felt at ease. I am not going to review his qualificiations; he has had excellent education and training and you can go to his website for schools, residencies, etc. What I am going to say is that he listened to me and what I was wanting my breasts to look like after surgery. He didn't try to convince me to go bigger or smaller or do anything extra........ in fact he actually explained how I had enough breast tissue...... it just wasn't where it used to be. I spent a long time (much more than I expected) and I never felt like he was in a hurry to get to the next patient; he was focused on me and what I wanted. They used modern technology to show me what a lift and augmentation using my own tissue would most likely look like. Dr. Pousti had me talk with a woman who had exact procedure for the specifics of "how it felt after surgery" "what does she think?" (she was thrilled). I decided to have Dr. Pousti be my surgeon; I was impressed with his office staff and I was impressed with him. One thing I forgot to say was I am an RN who is extremely cautious of all physicians providing care to me and /or my family and friends; I had done my research (checked reviews, talked to physician friends, and to previous patients) I knew coming into the office that he was highly regarded by everyone I spoke with but after meeting him I knew that he was well trained but he was also a "person" who cared about his patients and that is what impressed me the most.

So today I am 3 weeks out and feeling good. About the surgery: the first day I had surgery at 7 and my husband took me home about 2:30 pm (the time will vary based on each person!!) I was in pain and the car ride was not wonderful but it was NOT HORRIBLE and I survived. The first 2-3 days I took my pain meds regularly so that I could deep breath (didn't want pneumonia) and walk around the house every 1-2 hours........ I napped, watched TV and did little else. After the 3rd day the pain was minimal and really only increased when I was up moving around it reminds you to "take it easy" and to follow Dr. Pousti's directions. Daisy and Dr. Pousti called me the day after surgery to check on me. The staff have continued to call and check on me and have been wonderful to work with.

If you are considering ANY type of breast surgery I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Pousti and his staff. Dr. Pousti is an excellent surgeon, he listens, he explains and he makes sure you understand; but most important he is a nice person who cares and that is what makes him special.
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

EXCELLENT+++

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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