First Surgery Ever and It Was WORTH IT - La Mesa, CA

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I am 24 years young (As Dr. Pousti and his...

I am 24 years young (As Dr. Pousti and his beautiful staff puts it) and I've been on a really long weight loss journey. I reached a point where I'm pretty happy with where my body is heading towards and I've decided to get a breast augmentation to further motivate me in my newfound lifestyle (Still going strong, but steady!). I've been thinking about getting this procedure done for nearly two years and the only thing that held me back was finding the right doctor to entrust my body to.

I was searching for the perfect doctor for a long time and Dr. Pousti seems to keep popping up at the end of all of my inquiries. This must've been a sign because the previous doctors I had my sights on didn't seem to be as credited as Dr. Pousti and certainly not double certified nor skilled in many other areas of other surgical procedures. I'm choosing Dr. Pousti!

July 28th, 2016
My First Visit/Immediate Pre-Op

My first visit I was very shy and nervous. His staff was very welcoming and all the ladies that worked there are beautiful, kind, patient, and saw that I was comfortable and well informed on everything. I started to warm up to them and for my consultation upon meeting Dr. Pousti. I instantly felt very secure in my choice of picking him to be my surgeon. After his kind greeting and firm handshake, he's already answered some questions I've wanted to ask later in just his introdution alone! I've met with a few professional people in my life and you can tell he cares very much about his craft and the integrity of his clients.

Now don't mind me, but I do not know much about how the procedure works. His staff walked me through and let me know what the process was like. They scanned my body on a imaging machine, and let me try this bra where I can place the potential sizing for my breast and pick out my choice of silicone or saline with the explanation of each implant type. It was quite daunting since I've never really revealed myself to strangers, but these are professionals.

They brought in boards and books and asked what I looking for when it comes to shape and size and I was glad I brought some photos of my own on my phone that I could later e-mail.

He had a few patients he was seeing that day also, but I did not mind because the other girls who were helping me were keeping me very busy. I even got to see some of his patients who were coming in for check up's and it made me even more comfortable in having him as my surgeon. His work is like art. Several of his patients were so happy and shared their stories with me. Again, I felt very safe in choosing him.

I made my decision after 3 hours at his office and though It may be rash, I was confident I wanted him to be my surgeon. I've only met with him once that day, but I cannot deny the feeling that I would be in great hands. I signed some paperwork and he had a second go to look at me and was surprised to see my back so soon! (His humor is notable haha)

The breast augmentation I was ready for ,but little did I know I had a few little things that he was concerned about. My areola (which I've not really noticed) were very uneven. I know that one of my breast would be larger but he suggested a slight benelli lift on one of them. I was trying not to think about the cost, but it did get to me. At the same time, he is the professional and this is what he does best and the end result of success seems to be only thing he's aiming for and I was okay with that. I brushed off any doubt and I put a lot of faith in his promising words.

If I could he asked to see me again before the date of the surgery, but I unfortunately could not due to work circumstances.

August 9th, 2016

This is the day! I was more excited if anything for this to happen as most of my family and friends were nervous. I got to the surgical center and it was was very nice. The receptionist made me feel like what's about to happen is going to be a piece of cake and it got me even more excited. I later went in with a kind lady who hooked some water in me to hydrate my body before the surgery and asked some protocol like questions.

I sat comfortably in this high tech kind of robe for a couple of hours in a room and got checked on every now and then to see if I needed anything and if I was comfortable. I'm not sure how powerful of a man Dr. Pousti may be but, his staff, is top notch. He reminds of me a very proud father if anything (I hope that's not strange to think of him like that haha)

When it came down me getting my procedure I was led into the surgery room where I followed some professionals instructions. There was no sign of Dr. Pousti yet, but the anesthesia hit me so quick I faded into sleep!

A couple of hours later I woke up in what I assumed was the recovery/pick-up room and a professional gave me some medicine for my pain and water for my very dry throat.

I looked down and smiled. I may have not been able to see them yet, but I'd know I'll be just as happy as anyone else Dr. Pousi has seen to.

I look forward in recovering quick so I may thank him properly. He truly a truly spectacular doctor.

August 12th
My First Check Up Since Surgery
Everyday before today someone from his office would call to check up on me and make sure I'm taking proper medication and is being helped. When I got to his office the good news was I am recovering quite nicely (He said zero complications!) and I'm due to see him again soon to start on massages. (These bandages are starting to become quite a distraction) Before I left they gifted me a flowers! I was so surprised that it wasn't necessary, but such a kind gesture.

I am planning on returning the same ten fold in due time for him and his loving staff! Until the next update!

On my most recent visit he met my husband to tell him he's lucky! He told me to write that when I get the chance so he know's its me haha)

I promise once you meet this man you know you'll be in great hands. Thank you for everything Dr. Pousti!

The best way I can describe Dr. Pousti is he is A1.

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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