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First Time Breast Augmentation

Dr. Tom Pousti specializes in Breast Augmentation & Breast Implant Surgery.

Breast Augmentation Before & After Photos
Actual Patient of Dr. Pousti

Dr. Tom Pousti of Pousti Plastic Surgery offers over 20 years of experience as a skilled surgeon for breast augmentation procedures. With the Practice’s main office in the San Diego area, Dr. Pousti is able to see patients from the San Diego area, as well as patients who desire to travel from all over the United States and even throughout the world. The following information is provided by Dr. Pousti, outlining the breast augmentation procedure for breast implant and breast enlargement surgery, particularly for first time patients. Dr. Pousti has helped countless patients achieve a more youthful and shapely appearance, offering a restored sense of confidence.

Dr. Tom Pousti now uses The Keller Funnel Method during Breast Augmentation Procedures for Silicone Gel Implants.

Breast Augmentation Description

Breast augmentation surgery is performed in order to increase the size and fullness of the breast. Patients who have breasts that are disproportionately small or have sagged or “deflated” after childbirth or who have unevenly shaped breasts are candidates for breast implant surgery. Sometimes in the procedure it will be necessary to lower the inframammary fold to achieve desired surgical results. Should the breasts drop too much, a “lifting” procedure may be required either in addition to or instead of the augmentation surgery.

The location of the incisions, under/over the muscle, breast size, choice of implant type and shape are custom designed for each patient based on their needs and their body and breast types.


San Diego Breast Enlargement

This is an actual patient of Dr. Pousti.

Patient Testimonial:

“After 2 kids and years of research and a lot of thought I decided I wanted to go ahead and proceed with a breast augmentation. I’ve heard a lot about Dr. Pousti from a friend who is getting the same procedure done in which whom was referred as well from women who have already had the breast augmentation surgery by Dr. Pousti and are very happy with their results. With this said, I set up a consultation with the Doctor and his staff, all were wonderful answering most of my questions prior to even having to ask them.  Dr. Pousti is extremely easy to talk to and the staff are warm and welcoming.  He is EXTREMELY PATIENT as I had many concerns and asked the same questions quite a few times and assured me every time I would be 100% okay.  He put my mind at ease!   I look forward to having my surgery and even more excited to see the end result!”

Immediately After Surgery…

“Dr. Pousti,
I just had surgery today,  and I can’t begin to explain to you the amazing staff at the clinic.  There are NO words good enough to describe them ALL so ill say they were simply wonderful, so caring and EXTREMELY attentive. Honestly one of the best hospital experiences I’ve EVER had.  And thank you so much for being so patient with me and so caring.  I could go on and on about how calm and peaceful recovery was, checking on me FREQUENTLY and just an amazing group and overall experience.  Couldn’t have been this way without you and your surgical staff. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!”

The Surgical Procedure

The surgical procedure takes approximately two hours, with placement of the implant typically centered on the nipple or areola. Typically the decision to place either above or below the muscle is an individual decision or the patient. Similarly, the incision location used to place the implant will vary with the patient’s preference and anatomy. Your surgical procedure is performed in a state-of-the-art outpatient surgical center under general anesthesia. The size and type of implant to be used, along with their respective advantages is discussed with Dr. Pousti at the pre-op appointment.

What To Expect After The Surgery

It is most important to rest in bed the first day while consuming plenty of fluids with no aggravation of the chest area. For the first week after surgery, a brassiere will be fitted and you will be able to shower likely as quick as two to three days after the surgery. At first your breasts will appear slightly higher than normal and over the next three to six weeks, your implant will begin to descend to a more normal position. It is typical for your chest to feel somewhat sore for the first few days, but discomfort should go away quickly and by the end of the first week you should feel comfortable.

Resumption of Physical Activities

After one week of resting at home, “typical 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 there is the potential to shift your implants into an abnormal position if exercise or physical activity is resumed too quickly.

Recommended Scar Treatment

Breast Augmentation San Diego

bioCorneum HC is the first and only FDA-Accepted silicone scar treatment with a steroid, and should be applied twice a day, in the morning and evening. Within minutes, the cream dries into a thin, waterproof, breatheable sheet that will lock in all of the necessary moisture, while keeping out the chemical, microbial and physical invasion of the scar. bioCorneum HC is available at Pousti Plastic Surgery as a perfect scar treatment solution to your plastic surgery procedure!

In addition to breast implant and enhancement procedures, Dr. Pousti also performs liposuction and tummy tuck procedures. Many San Diego and La Jolla breast augmentation patients have desired to undergo liposuction and tummy tuck procedures as well as the breast enlargement procedure. Please visit our liposuction and tummy tuck pages of this website to learn more about these procedures. Dr. Pousti is a La Jolla plastic surgery specialist who has treated many San Diego and La Jolla liposuction patients.

Click here to learn more about San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Tom Pousti. To schedule your cosmetic surgery consultation in our San Diego office, call (619) 466-8851 or email Getting breast augmentation is a big decision and it’s important to become fully informed. Dr. Tom Pousti, a breast implant specialist, will answer any questions you may have about breast augmentation surgery. Click here to contact Dr. Pousti and setup a consultation today!