37 Years Old, 4 Kids, 100 Pound Weight Loss - San Diego, CA

I have had 4 kids, breastfed all of them, and have...

I have had 4 kids, breastfed all of them, and have lost over 100 pounds. I have had saggy, deflated breasts for years and this procedure is something I have been thinking about for years. My youngest is 2 1/2 and we know we are done having kids so I though this was the perfect time. My husband is 100% supportive and planned on taking off 2 weeks of work to help me post-op. Had my consultation 9/16 and booked my surgery that day! I always knew that I would go to Dr. Pousti, I know several people that have gone to him and have read hundreds of wonderful reviews about him and his staff (all are true!). I chose to go with silicone under the muscle implants and I needed a stage 3 lift. We talked about size but didn't really decide on the CCs. I like having smaller breasts because I run 30 miles a week and didn't want them to big!
The day of surgery I was nervous but the nurses, anesthesiologist and of course Dr. Pousti were all amazing and put my fears to rest. He marked me all up and explained everything again. We talked about size again and decided to go with 350 CCs.
When I woke up from the surgery, I felt like I had been run over by a truck. My chest hurt so bad and it hurt to take a deep breath. I was nauseated and in pain but the surgery center was extremely attentive. I had Percocet and Valium for pain. At first I was only taking 1 percocet at a time but when the surgery center nurse called my that evening and heard how much pain I was in, she encouraged me to take 2 at a time. Taking 2 Percocet around the clock the first 24 hours really helped and was able to sleep. My husband made a chart with my medications in order to keep on top of my pain. He woke me up to take pain medicine…my biggest piece of advice is to take your pain meds on a schedule during that first 24 hours! Day 2 was much better, still pain but much better.
I had my first post op appointment on Day 3 and they were able to remove the 2 JP drains! Still with pain but much more tolerable. At the appointment my husband and I were able to sneak a peak at the new breasts and dang they look great. I'm still incredibly swollen and they are sitting high (haven't dropped into the pockets but everything is normal so far). It has been difficult to keep my elbows at my sides and sleep in a reclined position but I've been a compliant patient!
I just had my second post op appointment on Day 8 and things are going well. He took off some of the padding and showed us how to start the massage process to help them drop into the pockets. My pain is so much better and I'm taking motrin during the day and maybe 1 Percocet or 1 Valium at night (still kind of sore after long days). I am still supposed to keep my arms and my sides because of the extensive lift I had which is difficult with 4 kids at home but my husband has been amazing. Can't wait to see how everything progresses and I'll post pictures as I go!

2 1/2 week photo update!

A very minor setback..a small blister from the steri strips under the left breast, but no infection. I think they have dropped a little bit but still continuing with the gentle massage. Just another shout out to Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff! They are seriously wonderful. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Pousti and his entire staff.
San Diego Plastic Surgeon

From the first time I walked in to Dr. Pousti's office I felt welcomed. Their office staff is amazing, especially Helen and Cindi. My consultation was almost an hour. We talked about everything! They showed me pictures of past patients, I was able to speak with current patients in various stages of healing and they showed me a live picture of my body with my breasts lifted. It was an amazing experience. After my surgery, they have called everyday to check on me. And Dr. Pousti has remembered me and my story with every visit, despite his hundreds of patients. Helen has been amazing helping me with letters to my employer and with disability. Dr. Pousti is amazing and his staff is incredible.

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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