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8851 Center Drive, Suite 300, San Diego View Location

Recovering from Breast Augmentation

Pousti Plastic Surgery patients should be comfortable after one week.

Rest in bed is the order of the day, along with plenty of fluids and no aggravation. During the first week, a brassiere will be fitted and you will be permitted to shower, perhaps as quickly as two to three days post-op. Initially, the breasts will appear to be slightly higher than normal. Over three to six weeks the implant will descend to a more natural position. Also, the chest will feel somewhat sore for the first few days. This should abate very quickly, and by the end of the first week you should be very comfortable.

Resumption of Physical Activities

After one week of resting at home, “normal activities” such as driving, working, socializing may be resumed, except NO exercise or sports for two to six weeks. It is very important to follow these guidelines, since it is possible to shift the implants to an abnormal position if exercise or physical activity is resumed too soon.

Our office does work with “Recovery” retreats that would be able to assist you (incase you don’t have anyone to take care of you).

Fly in for Cosmetic Surgery in La Jolla or San Diego

Do you like what you see on Dr. Pousti’s web site? Do you want him to perform your surgery BUT you live out of the area and think it’s not possible? IT IS VERY EASY to get started…an e-mail will get the ball rolling.

Dr. Pousti has a large number of patient’s flying in from different towns / states to have their procedure performed by him. Many people find La Jolla, San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Pousti on the internet and want to know how to get started from out of state. We try to make the experience smooth and easy. Some of our patients come and visit the sites in San Diego such as the world famous San Diego Zoo, La Jolla Cove, Downtown Del Mar, Old Town San Diego and Sea World.


E-mail us with your concerns along with some digital photos of the areas in question. Dr. Pousti will review your e-mail and photos and discuss your options with you either via e-mail or phone. At this time, we will also be able to give you a price for your procedure. Our office does provide financing options for our patients and would be happy to review those with you.


If after speaking with Dr. Pousti you decide that you would like to proceed, a few e-mails will take care of the rest of the information that we will need. E-mail your personal information along with the dates that will work for you. Once the surgery date and pre-op date (usually a day or two before surgery) have been confirmed by both parties, payment options will be discussed (payment is due 4 weeks prior to the procedure to reserve the time at the surgery center). Payment can be in the form of cashier’s check or credit card. We can give you information regarding hotels accommodations, nurses to help after the surgery, that everything is settled before you arrive. When you arrive for your pre-op visit, we will have paper work for you to review and fill out. Dr. Pousti will perform a thorough examination and discuss everything in great detail with you. If at the time of your visit Dr. Pousti decides that you would not be a good candidate for the surgery, your payment will be returned to you and surgery will not be performed.


Dr. Pousti strongly recommends that patients stay in La Jolla or San Diego for a minimum of 5-7 days after surgery (different procedures require different lengths of time and we can discuss your specific situation when the time comes). Our office staff will work around your schedule to get you into the office for your post-op visits. We ask that you keep in contact with us via e-mail and if you return to the San Diego area, please pay our office a visit (we love to see our patients as often as possible).


Hotels & Accommodations



Located in La Jolla, this hotel is situated next door to some award winning restaurants the Sporting Club and Spa are next door. Shopping at the Westfield Mall-UTC is right across the street in an area known as the “Golden Triangle”.


1132 Prospect St, La Jolla, 92037

(858) 454-0771

This timeless hotel is right in the heart of La Jolla overlooking the famous La Jolla Cove. You are close to shopping, restaurants and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. This is the way to experience La Jolla.


4240 La Jolla Village Dr, La Jolla, 92037

(858) 587-1414

Located in the center of everything, this beautiful La Jolla hotel has everything you would want. Close to shopping and restaurants in the La Jolla area.


10950 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, 92037

(858) 558-1500

Atop the bluffs of La Jolla, overlooking the legendary Torrey Pines golf course and the majestic Pacific Ocean sits this beautiful hotel. This hotel boasts a private balcony or patio with magnificent views of the ocean, garden or golf course.


We offer over a great selection hotels and accommodations in and around Mission Bay and are your single source for the best local rates available.


7475 El Cajon Blvd, La Mesa, CA 91941

Phone:(877) 469-4683


8000 Parkway Dr, San Diego, CA

Phone:(619) 698-7747


4210 Spring St, La Mesa, CA

Phone:(619) 589-7288


7911 University Dr., La Mesa, California

Phone:(619) 466-5988

Nursing & Aftercare

If you are traveling alone, you will need someone to help you after surgery. We can arrange for someone with experience to be with you for the first couple of days. Just let us know that you will be needing this service.

We work closely with “The Hideaway” which is a place where patients can stay after surgery for 1, 2, 3 days… here is what one of our patients said about it.

Testimonial for “The Hideaway”:

My wife, Gale, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for recommending Julie Sinha, R.N., owner of The Hideaway Recovery Retreat in Mount Helix, Ca. We have gone there twice now for my wife’s recoveries from the surgeries that you performed. Not only are we extremely pleased with you and your staff’s performance; the recommendation of the Hideaway was an added bonus to the overall pleasant event. Our experiences were both times at the Hideaway were wonderful. Not only did they make my wife very comfortable, they also made my time there easy as well.

We had the opportunity during our two visits to meet all of her staff and her husband. All were very professional as well as friendly and caring. They made us feel very much at home.

We would recommend The Hideaway to any of your patients for a superior recovery that we feel enhances the overall outcome of your artistic work. Thanks again for all you have done.



Hemet, CA

Testimonial from a “fly in” patient:

My surgical experience with Dr Pousti & his staff has surpassed even my highest expectations. Everyone has gone out of their way to make me feel informed, comfortable, and confident with my chosen procedures. I had what is commonly referred to as the ‘mommy make-over’. (Technically I had a breast lift, tummy tuck & lipo-suction in the surrounding areas)

Dr.Pousti has a unique way of making the patient feel beautiful even before there is any actual surgery done. He and his staff were very thorough when explaining all of my procedures. Before the surgery we looked at photos together to make sure my expectations would be in line with the actual results. Everyone was very receptive to questions and extremely honest in their feedback.

Following the surgery it was strongly recomended that I stay a few nights at “The Hideaway”. It is a privately run center staffed by the nicest & most helpful nurses. I found it to be an invaluable way to ease into self care.

Post surgery, Dr Pousti & his staff have been so accommodating. Being from out of town, for the most part we communicate through email and over the telephone. Each of my questions have been answered promptly. When I do need to come into the office they make every effort to work around my travel plans.

While I am still in the recovery process I am already thrilled with my surgical results! My breasts have been restored to their beautiful youthful selves. From top to bottom, my clothing fits me so differently, that I feel as though I have a new wardrobe.

I can not thank Dr. Pousti & his entire staff enough for all they have done & continue to do. I would highly recommend him for anyone considering a ‘Mommy Make-Over’.