Dr. Tom J. Pousti

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Location:
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Gender:M
Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: poustiplasticsurger... External Link
Practice:
Hospital: Sharp Grossmont Hospital
Phone:619-466-8851
Med. School:Univ Of Ca, Irvine, Ca Coll Of Med, Irvine Ca 92717
Grad. Year: 1990

Answers Email: Y
Online Appt. Scheduling: Y
Accepting New Patients:Y

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Rating: 4.6 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 45 reviews. Dr. Tom J. Pousti has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5575693
24/06/14 5 5 5 5 I had breast augmentation a month ago. I am very satisfied, Dr Pousti is amazing. He loves his job, it's more like a passion to him. He is very experienced too since he has 4 patients a day (way more than most plastic surgeons). His staff was always nice, I got flowers at my 3 post op appointments. . I really love going to this office, they are all so nice, especially the Dr, I feel like he really cares, he even answered my call while he was on vacation. I can really tell he does that as a passion and not only as a job. It's so inspiring, I wish more people were like that. Regarding my boobs, well, I am extremely satisfied, it looks just perfect I am so so happy! I totally recommend Dr Pousti for breast augmentation (and other procedures I am sure), I am so glad I chose him, I definitely made the right decision 
Paid (or co-pay): $6200
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RID: 5494766
26/05/14 5 5 5 5 I was very satisfied with my experience with Dr. Pousti and his office. I can't think of a thing that I would change. It is always a joy to visit the office and to see the staff as well as the Dr. I am very pleased with my results and am happy that I chose Dr. Pousti for my procedure. 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
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RID: 5345491
15/04/14 5 5 5 5 I first met Dr Pousti six years ago when I initially thought about the breast augmentation and there was no doubt in my mind that he would be the one to perform my surgery out of the five doctors I met with. When the time came this year I was confident that I still wanted to go with Dr Pousti. I set up a consultation, and to my surprise (after a little reminder) he remembered me. Dr Pousti not only insures that he understands exactly what you want, but that most importantly you are doing this for yourself and no one else which I really loved. He is compassionate about his work and is amazing at what he does. Dr Pousti and his staff made me feel so comfortable during the entire process and at times when I got nervous they were right there to help me get through it. He doesn't push additional procedures, or in my case implant size on you, rather helps to guide you to the best possible outcome. The entire process from first consultation to the actually surgery exceeded my expectations.  Respond
RID: 3625944
05/12/13 5 5 5 5 I have always felt uncomfortable with my large labia. I had looked up surgery for this 10 years ago, I was 15 then. I was so excited to find that there was actually a surgery to remove it. It was then I found Dr. Pousti. Not many perform this surgery but, he did. I had noticed he was a Board Certified surgeon. Didn't really know what that meant at first, he then explained it to me when meeting him. I had had looked at his before and after pictures and thought he did amazing work. When I went in for my consultation, everyone was extremely nice. I was very nervous when i had to get naked in front of Dr. Pousti but, he was extremely respectful and comforting when he had to examine me. He was very quick. Everyone was very informative and made sure my questions got answered. Since the surgery, they have been checking up on me. I have had an amazing experience. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking to do cosmetic surgery.  Respond
RID: 3609970
19/11/13 5 5 5 5 I was overweight as a child and got into fitness and lost major weight. After getting down to single digit body fat levels I was still missing my confidence. I spent years as a personal trainer and got very muscular bodybuilding but was still not able to take off my shirt at the beach due the excess skin I had around my waist and chest. I spent several years debating or not to get a tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery to correct. I spent a long time researching Dr. Pousti and I was not disappointed. As man I was even more embarrassed getting cosmetic surgery. But as soon as I went into their office my fears subsided with their welcoming staff. Dr. Pousti is an excellent surgeon and he took an honest interest in my concerns and me as a person. I can’t thank him enough for the work he did and the reassurance he gave me along the way. My only regret is not moving forward with this procedure years ago.  Respond
 
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Tom" to "Tom J." 
RID: 2850564
11/09/13 5 4 5 5 I originally went to Dr. Pousti in July for my first consult on a BA. He recommended the 2 stage BA (lift first then implants) -he went into detail as to why (safety being the number one concern-NO issue with that!!) granted, it wasn't the news I wanted to hear, but his logic and reasoning (all of which I ended up looking up online) was valid. His staff is AMAZING! I admit, at my first visit I was a bit intimidated but by the end of the appointment, we were laughing and I was very comfortable with not only Dr. Pousti, but his whole staff. All visits to his office have been amazing. He is a HIGHLY desirable man, which is why I understand life happens and appointments run late; it is never anything crazy, maybe 15 minutes at the most.  Respond
RID: 2766949
13/08/13 5 5 5 5 I was referred to Dr.Pousti by several happy patients for breast augmentation. I am extremely pleased with the results I got from Dr.Pousti's office. He has excellent bedside manner and made me feel instantly comfortable. The staff at Dr.Pousti's office were incredibly attentive to my needs and helpful with taking care of everything I needed before and after my procedure and throughout my recovery period. The doctor and staff were incredibly informative and knowledgeable about the procedure and were always available to answer any questions that I had. I was able to meet with different patients during my few preoperative appointments which further made me confident that I had picked the right doctor. I am very ecstatic with the results, which are very natural-looking and everything I had expected and hoped for. Dr. Pousti was very considerate of my needs and gave me exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend him and only wish I had gone to him earlier.  Respond
RID: 2706486
11/07/13 5 5 5 5 After giving birth to three children and researching doctors for years with hopes of having a breast augmentation, I went in for a breast lift and augmentation consultation with Dr. Pousti.Dr Pousti and his staff are caring, friendly, warm and extremely helpful and they answered all my questions and concerns while maintaining an atmosphere that there were no stupid questions. He listened to what I wanted to have done, most importantly what my goal was. He was right to the point and explained how the procedure was going to be done and what size would suit me better keeping in mind my main goal. Throughout the entire process Dr. Pousti and his staff maintained a caring, comfortable, and pressure-free experience. My end-result was exactly what I wanted to look like. He showed me that he is a true professional who paid great attention to detail and achieved perfection, which resulted in superior craftsmanship. My breasts look AMAZING!  Respond
RID: 2669029
03/06/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pousti I want to first thank you for everything. You are such a sweet man and so compassionate at what you do. I truly felt I could not have done this surgery without you being my surgeon. My anxiety was so high waiting to be seen and when you walked into the room you were my little angel calming me down. I knew once you were there I was in great hands and i had nothing to worry about. You have a true gift and i thank you for sharing it with me. To all who are concerned please take the time to make an appointment with Dr. Pousti and you will know what I mean.  Respond
RID: 2661682
24/05/13 5 5 5 5 Surgery date 04/11/13 I started looking for a surgeon in October 2012 and found many plastic surgeons to suit my needs but, only one surgeon that I could wholeheartedly put my trust in. From walking into the La Mesa office my comfort level was meet with friendly staff members and a team of professionals that made me feel like I was already a member of the family. I'm a 43 male and have been unhappy with the extra tissue I had in my chest causing (man boobs) I also wanted to have liposuction around my flanks and lower back. Dr Pousti was the third surgeon on my quest for excellence. I had originally gone in to see about getting chest implants to correct some asymmetry and gynecomastia and make my chest look fuller. After many suggestions from other surgeons I still needed the right guidance and Dr P gave me all the guidance I needed to make my final decision After having my dressings removed one week later a dramatic difference was evident and I haven't stopped smiling since. 
Paid (or co-pay): $7000
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RID: 2652922
20/05/13 5 5 5 5 Hey guys here to share my story with you all! I started doing research on Gynecomastia back in 09. After a long period of careful research I came across a few top names, and narrowed the list down to Dr Pousti. After seeing his credentials I knew I didn't have to search further. I immediately called and scheduled an appointment at his beautiful office in San Diego. His staff was extremely kind and professional. After meeting with him and discussing surgery I was relieved that he was as kind, professional, and sharp as I had imagined he would be. I scheduled my surgery a month later, and soon after that I was under the knife. Then began the recovery process and things are looking good. It's been almost 1 month since my surgery in April, and I can honestly say I've never been happier with my appearance. Thank you Dr Pousti! I truly believe you are the best Gynecomastia surgeon in the world!Your expertise and commitment to patients needs is irrefutable.  See Responses
 
08/05/13 SYSTEM: new location added: La Jolla, CA 
RID: 2631269
29/04/13 5 5 5 5 Honestly, I have wanted bigger breast for a few years but was too scared to look into it. haha I finally started going to consultations. I went to 6 different doctors from La Mesa all the way up to La Jolla. . I am so happy that I went with Dr. P not only is he caring and makes you feel extremely comfortable. His work is absolutely amazing. I am only one week out today and I already love my results. I am so glad Dr.P did my surgery. I seriously would recommend him to anyone. I love how he gave me exactly what I wanted! I can’t wait to see my results a year from now. :)  Respond
RID: 2623261
21/04/13 5 5 5 5 After having my third child at 40, my breasts did not bounce back like they had after my first two children. So at 46, I decided to take the plunge and get a breast augmentation. I knew what I wanted - full breasts with cleavage but still be able to wear a tank top without a bra. As an RN, I wanted someone professional and honest. Dr. Pousti is just that. He is more than a doctor, he is an artist using pictures I chose to create the breasts that I wanted. He explained everything in detail to me and even involved my husband in the experience. His office staff were more than wonderful and I felt right at home the moment I walked into his office. The surgical experience and aftercare was exemplary. I decided on silicone breast implants per his recommendation and they feel very natural. It has been a year since my BA and I am extremely happy with my breasts.  Respond
RID: 2597268
22/03/13 5 5 5 5 I have had 4 previous breast augmentation & just wanted to go a little larger with this one. My breasts had lost all of the top volume they had previously. I did plenty of research on Drs & had it down to 2 Drs. Dr. Tom Pousti, or Dr. Frederic Corbin. I made my consultation with Dr. Pousti & immediately after meeting him, I knew he was the Dr for me. I am 4 days post op & I am very happy with my results. I love Dr.Pousti & his wonderful staff! They are all amazing!!!  Respond
RID: 2580931
09/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pousti did a great job!! I finally have the boobs I have always wanted! After 2 botched breast augs I was super skeptical about having it done again but I am so glad I did. My boobs are finally BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Paid (or co-pay): $6500
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RID: 2567044
21/02/13 5 5 5 5 If you want a great experience from your consultation onwards, I suggest you choose Dr. Pousti. He,and ALL his staff are fabulous. Even though they are very professional and knowledgable, they become to feel more like friends. I can't say enough good things about them. Dr. Pousti knew exactly what I wanted to achieve from the pictures I gave him and I trusted him to pick the size of my implants and I couldn't be happier right now. I am 2 months post op, they look great and feel great, in fact, it's hard to tell I even have implants, they look and feel so natural. I love them! I felt surprisingly good quite soon after my surgery as I expected the pain to last much longer. I am so pleased with my all round experience, I wouldn't hesitate to sing his praises to anyone who is considering any type of plastic surgery. Thankyou Dr. Pousti, and to all your wonderful staff!  Respond
RID: 2565841
20/02/13 5 5 5 5 If you want a face lift but you don't want it to be glaringly obvious, go to Dr. Pousti. I had a forehead, face and neck lift and I'm so glad Dr. Pousti did it because the results are excellent. I have no frown lines, a smooth forehead; more open, flirty looking eyes and brows with a delicate arch instead of a grumpy droop. My lower face looks much less old and wrinkled and more toned & sculpted without looking like I was just in a wind tunnel. Nice, firm jawline and throat; very youthful - where are my pretty necklaces? Don't be scared. He is not only gifted and brilliant, he is very kind and attentive. He will take super good care of you and you will look even more beautiful than you could ever imagine. The staff is so sweet and supportive, you will feel very reassured. Unfortunately for Dr. Pousti, no one will probably know you've had work done. They'll just say you look amazing. When you hit 50, it's time for a "liftie"! Call Dr. Pousti & you'll look fabulous! Like me!  Respond
RID: 2546098
 
30/01/13 1 1 1 1 The results that I was left with were two different shape and size of breasts.My left implant sits higher than my right due to a sloppy internal suture job.When I would inform Dr. Pousti of my concerns he would remind me that my deformed breasts are sisters not twins and tell me to be a good patient.At one point Dr. Pousti agreed that there was a problem and that he would perform a revision.He informed me that he would not charge me a professional fee.he lied.I am now looking at $18,000 to correct his work.Dr. Pousti has plenty of aliases. "Lawsuits" Below are the aliases that I know of:Tom J Kambiz,Tom Jesus Kambiz,Tom Jesus Kambiz Pousti,Tom k Pousti,Tom Kambiz Je Pousti San Diego civil court cases. Below is a link to Pousti's civil record, open to the public. Open link, click on "online case search " then click on "part name search" then enter civil case, all of San Diego and POUSTI'sname. http://www.sdcourt.ca.gov/portal/page_pageid=55,1641... 
Paid (or co-pay): $11500
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RID: 2530106
13/01/13 5 5 5 5 I had wanted breast implants for many years due to deflated breasts after breastfeeding and two children, but was skeptical and afraid I wouldn't have the results I wanted. I wanted a lift and fullness with cleavage. After meeting him, I knew immediately he was the doctor for me. He was attentive, put me at ease immediately, took time answering my questions, gave me his full attention, was professional, and never pressured me into doing a procedure he felt would not achieve the look I wanted. He also offered me the opportunity to interview several of his patients and they all said the same thing, "they were very pleased with his work." Through the entire process, he showed genuine concern and attention to the smallest detail-he is a true artist at what he does. His staff and assistants were also just as attentive and always made sure all my concerns were addressed. Dr. Pousti's work is of the highest caliber!  Respond
RID: 2512630
26/12/12 5 5 5 5 I have had two surgeries with Dr Pousti. I love him and his staff. I had an augmentation then went back to have the right crease lowered and went bigger. He didn't charge me any surgeon fees the second time around. He is amazing! My scars are already invisible and it has only been 2 months! :) 
Paid (or co-pay): $9300
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RID: 2499110
12/12/12 5 5 5 5 I never imagined how much I could love my own breasts! After having two daughters both under 3 and actively playing soccer you can imagine the incredible damage that took on my body and breasts. After seeing my sisters ridiculously quick recovery for someone with no pain tolerance, I had to meet this now to me famous Dr. Pousti. I set my consultation date, one week I was scheduled for surgery the following week. Dr. Pousti and his staff couldn't have prepared me more! Before I knew it I was in recovery being pampered. I got home had amazing help but Dr. Pousti himself called the first day to check on my progress himself! I am still the type A go go go mom dying to get back to working out and on the soccer field but just more confident and happy with how I look and feel doing just plain old everyday things.I couldn't imagine not have doing it at this point and wonder why I didn't do it sooner! There is no other Dr for this kind of job but Dr. Pousti!!!!!!!!  Respond
RID: 2497773
11/12/12 5 5 5 5 If your in the market for a breast augmentation, look no further. Dr. Pousti is an extremely well trained plastic surgeon with an aura of confidence that should be present with a doctor in this field. Dr. Pousti is a busy man performing about 15 surgeries a week, but ALWAYS makes the time for his existing and new patients. I personally went from a C cup to a DDD and couldn't be happier with the results and how well this has proportioned my body. The staff is very friendly, caring and professional. I highly recommend Dr. Pousti. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6500
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RID: 2487042
01/12/12 5 5 5 5 In December 2010 I had a breast augmentation. The surgery went fine but one of the implants would not settle regardless of my diligent efforts. After a few months, Dr. Pousti said a revision surgery would be necessary for the implant to drop down. Again, the surgery went fine but this time, the implant dropped too low and the breast did not have the volume at the top. I was upset and disappointed. Dr. Pousti assured me that, although another surgery would be required, he could do a revision. This time I got the result that I wanted; my breasts are full and look very natural. Dr. Pousti did an amazing job and my husband and I are very satisfied! If you are looking for the best surgeon, call Dr. Pousti!  Respond
RID: 2477540
18/11/12 2 1 1 1 Awful experience resulting from tt leaving a large necrotic scar which has left my stomach deformed. 
Paid (or co-pay): $21000
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RID: 2428166
18/09/12 5 5 5 5 Its been a little over a month since my breast augmentation with Dr. Pousti and I could not be more pleased. I was incredibly nervous and the reviews I read about Dr. Pousti only made him sound too good to be true. I am very happy to say that he is definitely TRUE! Honest, kind, and personable. He listened to my concerns, fears, hopes, and situation. He and the nurse even held my hand til I fell asleep. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Pousti and his amazing staff to anyone considering having the procedure! He even remembered both a friend and my mother. And the office staff gladly offered to keep an eye on my kiddo in the lobby so he didn't need to go into the exam room with me. It being a sensitive situation. Truly an amazing experience! Before, during, and after.  Respond
RID: 2425782
16/09/12 5 5 5 5 I had a BA and lift almost 3 weeks ago, very pleased with results., My boobs look amazing! He listened to what my goals were and I am confident that my long term expectations will be met. I work in the medical field and find both him and his staff to be very caring and first class! His staff called me everyday for 2 weeks! WOW How many offices do that? Dr Pousti came highly recommended by my daughter who had a mommy make over earlier this year. I live / work 90 miles away from his office and I don't think twice about making the drive. Now that I've found the perfect PS I'm contemplating a tummy tuck, so maybe next summer...5 ***** DR  Respond
RID: 2415572
02/09/12 5 5 5 5 I'm happy to have chosen Dr. Pousti to perform my gynecomastia surgery. He has an excellent staff, all of whom were attentive at all times. Every day for a week after surgery I received check up calls to ensure my recovery was progressing smoothly. The doctor was also very straight forward about the risks of the procedure and provided me a realistic explanation of what results I could expect. I am two about weeks in recovery now and feeling great. I'm happy to have done the procedure and recommend anyone thinking about gynecomastia surgery to consider Dr. Pousti.  Respond
RID: 2413592
29/08/12 5 5 5 5 I had developed symmastia after a breast augmentation a couple of years ago. I underwent revisional surgery by another plastic surgeon who was unable to fix the problem. Fortunately, I came across Dr. Pousti’s name after searching the internet for physicians specialized in symmastia repair. When I met him for the first time it was clear not only that he is an experienced surgeon but what really makes him amazing is his compassion and care for patients. I have to confess at first I thought it would be a challenge scheduling my surgery given I was out of state nevertheless he has an amazing staff that will work through your schedule and guide you every step of the way. They were readily available either by phone or email making it a very pleasant experience. I was finally able to get my surgery and I am very happy and pleased with the end results. He surely exceeded my expectations and was able to correct what other surgeons in the past considered an impossible task.  Respond
RID: 2355493
12/07/12 5 5 5 5 I am 38 years old, and I have three children. After the birth of my youngest child, I felt it was time mommy got some much deserved TLC. I wanted a mommy makeover. I first learned about Dr.Pousti through my friend. She told me she had done extensive research and she chose Dr. Pousti. Her results were amazing. I called back two days later and scheduled my surgery. My overall experience from the first appointment to my five-week post-op has given me the results I hoped for. I feel blessed to have found Dr. Pousti. He and his team are wonderful. He is a very positive and caring person. If anyone were to ever ask me to recommend a plastic surgeon, hands down Dr. Pousti is the DOCTOR/MAN. Dr. Pousti and his staff ROCK. The care I received after surgery was great. I pray that Dr. Pousti and his staff continue to make a difference in people/'s lives.  Respond
RID: 2304335
29/06/12 5 4 5 5 I am a patient of Dr. Pousti who is currently just one week out of surgery for breast augmentation. I did some heavy research to be 100% sure that it was what I really wanted and I finally wanted to feel great about myself. I found that Dr. Pousti was everything I was looking for in choosing the right surgeon and more. He had a wonderful sense of humor, was very understanding, and ensured that I knew exactly what I wanted and that it was for the right reasons. He was very honest about the possibility of attaining my results based on the characteristics of my body, and I received extensive pre-op and post-op instructions which were more than helpful. He even encourages current patients to give in-person testimonials to future patients which really shows his confidence in his work. Dr. Pousti truly is an artist and I am extremely satisfied with my results. Dr. Pousti and his staff have displayed utmost professionalism, kindness, and eagerness to answer any and all questions. 
Paid (or co-pay): $6700
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RID: 2145323
16/05/12 5 5 5 5 I am thrilled with my experience and results. Dr. Pousti did a breast agu./lift. He is knowledgeable and honest. He listened to my expecations and did a great job. He called the day before surgery, Sunday, to see if I had any last minute questions. He also let me talk to current and past patients. His staff called everyday for two weeks after my surgery. I had a wonderful experience. I don't have a single complaint! 
Paid (or co-pay): $8500
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03/05/12 SYSTEM: combined ratings from Surgeon listing (DID: 3423891) 
RID: 2039809
17/04/12 5 5 5 5 I just wanted to thank Dr. Pousti & his staff. I just celebrated my 3 year post op anniversary. I am still SO happy with my results. Dr. Pousti you made this experience so easy and pain free.. I look forward to seeing you all on my next post op visit.  Respond
RID: 2036216
16/04/12 1 1 1 1 Had breast Enhancement in 07'. 6 months later 1 breast looked ok and the other implant was still up super high!!! He gave me a huge refund gap!!! (major space between breasts) I was unhappy w the job because of how god awful high the implant was so he did a revision surgery and put in a new implant and manually dropped the implant. Well he put in the wrong size implant by 75cc's!!! Looks awful!!! Never went back to him!  See Responses
RID: 1837315
02/04/12 5 4 5 5 Great experience! Not only is Dr. Pousti amazing but he has a great staff. I was treated like royalty the day of the surgery and the girls at Dr. Pousti's constantly follow up to ensure everything is going well post surgery. I am 6 weeks post op from BA/lift and tummy tuck and the results are amazing! 
Paid (or co-pay): $17500
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RID: 1763583
19/03/12 5 5 5 5 Having spent greater than eight years working with renowned physicians and surgeons throughout the United States as a medical malpractice defense attorney, it is my humble opinion that the skill level and degree of artistic perfection exhibited by Dr. Pousti intra-operatively places him undoubtedly within the top tier of plastic surgeons. The trust and confidence that I intuitively felt pre-operatively were most certainly confirmed post-operatively by his polished work product, which incorporated distinguished surgical and post-surgical techniques designed to maximize the aesthetic value of the breast augmentation. Likewise, the quality of care and concern exhibited by his team throughout the process further supports the conclusion that I was most pleased with the treatment referenced herein. Based on the above, the decision to proceed under the care and guidance of Dr. Pousti seems most obvious and I would not hesitate to extend my recommendation to any prospective patient. 
Paid (or co-pay): $7500
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RID: 1701039
31/01/12 5 5 4 5 As a physician, I was looking for an experience surgeon who had both the techincal skill and personal rapport to accomplish the cosmetic results I was looking for. He was able to work around my busy schedule and I was very pleased with the results of my surgery. His staff was very courteous and professional and I appreciated the follow up calls. 
Paid (or co-pay): $5000
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RID: 1673393
31/12/11 5 5 5 5 Dr. Pousti is a Master Plastic Surgeon.Searching the net for a local plastic surgeon that held top credentials&qualifications,experience I came upon Dr. Pousti's name&read he was double board certified-Gen Surgeon&Plastic&Reconstructive Surgeon,education details, accomplishments,&personal info.I'm 56yrs old&always wanted larger breastsand if my eyelids began to sag, I would have surgery.CallingDr.Pousti’s office,his highly professional, friendly&knowledgeable office team quickly responded.Upon meeting Dr. Pousti, shaking his hand,&a brief discussion about what I wanted done.I knew I had found my doctor..I scheduled surgery for breast augmentation&upper eyelid surgery that day&at the same time.Communication and instructions were a constant before&after surgery.Dr. Pousti is an absolutely excellent plastic surgeon. Healing has taken place quickly.My breasts look natural &fit my body &my eyelids are awesome.I trust Dr. Pousti& his surgical expertise &give him my highest recommendation.  Respond
RID: 1671364
28/12/11 5 5 5 5 I am a 30 year old male who recently had a pectoral implant to fix asymmetry in my chest. The surgery was on 8 November 2011. After a few consultations with Dr. Pousti, I decided to get a single implant on one side of my chest to even out some asymmetry. Over all this is a synopsis of my surgery. I received one hard silicone implant underneath my right pectoral muscle. The incision was made under my armpit approximately 2 inches long. The scar that is forming is very unnoticeable. I can tell that after a few months the scar will be nearly impossible to see. With regards to limitations thus far, I can’t think of any. It is as if I am a new man. Looking in the mirror I really can’t tell any asymmetry at all. I feel like I am in a dream. I can’t really explain how happy I am with this procedure and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I feel an enormous burden has been lifted from my shoulders. It is truly a freeing feeling!  Respond
RID: 1571625
26/10/11 5 5 5 5 I saw 2 doctors before finding Dr Pousti. From the minute I met him, I knew he was the right doctor for me. The other doctors were nice, but we just didn’t click. I feel like Dr Pousti was the only doctor I talked to that understood what my end goal was and then some. He asked me to bring in pictures of what I wanted my results to be. As he told me, my idea of a C cup and his idea of a C cup could be completely different. He actually takes the pictures into the operating room with him so he can get your results the closest he can to what you want. He is very honest. He tells you exactly what to expect and lets you know upfront what the risks are and also that even though you have a perfect image of what you want to be, it is not always possible since everyone is different. He explains exactly how the procedure is done and what to expect afterwards, so there are no surprises. His staff is always friendly and knowledgable, they make you feel right at home as soon as you walk in 
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RID: 1538271
15/09/11 5 5 5 5 Having grown up being very flat-chested, I had always known that I eventually wanted breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Tom Pousti stood out from the rest with his impressive amount of before and after pictures, patient testimonials, and the fact that he was double board certified in both General Surgery as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During and after the consultation, I was even more reassured that he was the right doctor for me, as he was extremely professional, courteous, attentive, and explained in very plain and simple terms exactly what my particular case involved. As for the results of my operation, my boyfriend and I cannot be happier with how my breasts look even now at Day 8, and they keep looking even better and better each day. I have zero regrets about going through with the operation and am so thankful that Dr. Pousti has such amazing skill and an eye for beauty and would honestly recommend him to anyone who is looking to have a procedure done.  Respond
RID: 1534245
10/09/11 5 5 5 5 My original review of Dr.Pousti will not fit here because of the character limitations on this website. (Check Yelp and Real Self for my full review "Very Petite Lady Gets Tummy Tuck." Long story short. I had an obstructed bowel in 2005 and had a large vertical incision and hernia. I had tried to have it repaired a year ago with a GS but it failed within 3 months and looked worse than ever. I chose to see Dr. Pousti because I wanted someone who would care about the "finished product" as well as fixing the medical issue. It gave me great comfort to know that he is double board certified in both plastic and general surgery. I will recommend him to all of my friends and family- because he IS the best in San Diego! 
Paid (or co-pay): $9500
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RID: 1436078
09/05/11 5 5 5 5 I highly recommend Dr. Pousti and his staff for your cosmetic surgery needs. He is board Certified and offers books with many examples of customer results. In another state, I had a previous mini facelift with marginal results, such as "kitten ears", where the lobes "disappear". Right away, Dr. Pousti reassured me that he could correct this during my surgery as well as remove scaring from the previous surgery. Dr. Pousti totally delivered on his committments. I have given permission to show my photos to customers and will gladly speak with anyone considering a facelift procedure. I offer this advice. Be realistic in your goals, follow Dr. Pousti's instructions to the letter and use the doctor's services for great results. On top of that, you just couldn't find nicer people anywhere!!!  Respond
 
20/12/09 SYSTEM: 3 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1059239
 
17/12/09 4 5 3 4 I had a procedure done with Dr. Pousti and I feel that he never really listened to my wishes. It appeared to me that because he has been a plastic surgeon for so long he just does what he pleases without careful consideration to his patients' desires. Two other patients of his shared the same concerns with me. His stitching is not as good as he claims; I have a huge scar that looks like a gash from a stabbing and it's been many months since my procedure.  See Responses
 
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27/09/09 SYSTEM: 4 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 635535
 
10/07/08 3 5 3 3 I had two surgeries done by him and they both turned out very bad. He didn't offer to fix me for free until he messed up the second time. I asked for some of my money back and he refused. I had to go to another Dr to have my breasts fixed because he made me bottom out. 
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RID: 447349
 
20/11/07 1 1 1 1 I am on my 6th surgery to correct botched breast surgery from this Dr. I went in at 7AM for implants and left after 9PM. He sent me home in scrubs and I was not awake. When I went in the next day, his nurse was there, not the Dr. I had a 1 inches open gap on one breast. My breast were flat. He had taken out my mammory crease. I was cut from one back shoulder blade, around the front of my chest, to the other back shoulder blade. I believe I had to be revived simply because of the length of time I was under and the way I was released. This was not done at the Hospital. I feel I should have been sent to the Hospital. I only wanted implants. No lipo was done or anything else. Whenever I would go in and complain, he would tell me I was still swollen. I stopped going to him and tried to sue him but just was too depressed to go through that. He ruined my life. This Dr. should be stopped.  See Responses
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