This 22-year-old patient from Arizona came to Dr. Pousti after massive weight loss. She lost almost 200 lbs. after having gastric bypass surgery. She was left with lose, empty skin and sought out Dr. Pousti for an arm lift. This patient is almost 2 months post-op brachioplasty along with mastopexy breast augmentation surgery with saline implants filled to 525 cc made by the Mentor Corporation. After waiting two years to have this surgery, she is very happy she finally did.
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I decided to look into plastic surgery once I had reached my goal weight. After having Gastric Bypass at the end of 2006, I had lost over 200 pounds and had a lot of extra skin. I felt as though to feel like the total process was completed that I needed to remove the extra skin that followed the loss of the extra pounds. I decided that I would need to have my arms lifted, my breast lift, breast augmentation to achieve the full look that I had prior to weight loss, tummy tuck, and a thigh lift. Since money, time, and safety are a huge concern of mine I could only get so much at one time. I decided to have my plastic surgery performed by doctor Tom Pousti because he has a lot of experience with patients looking for body augmentation after massive weight loss. I was treated with the utmost respect during all of my visits by all the staff and doctor Pousti himself. I felt like I was entering a new family unit not just a plastic surgery center. The staff always made room for me in their appointment book. They were very flexible since I was from out-of-town. Although when I was in town there were very flexible as well. I felt truly important as I received numerous calls after my surgery from the staff at Pousti Plastic Surgery to follow up and see how I was feeling and if I had any questions or concerns. There was never a question unanswered or concern ignored. I was most concerned about how the scarring would turn out after surgery, I was anxious to see how my arms would look, and curious as to how painful the entire process might be. I found out quite quickly that I was kept very comfortably throughout the entire process. The procedure was not painful for myself. I experience slight discomfort. With the medication that was prescribed I quickly overcame the discomfort. A couple of weeks after surgery my arms were unwrapped and it was time for the big reveal. Even with the slight swelling that I experienced my arms looked beautiful I began to cry when I saw the finished product. The scarring along my arms and breasts have become very minimal over the last two months. Some portions of the scar appear completely healed and normal. Although some portions are still healing and I am confident that with time the scars will become less and less visible. I am very happy with my experience at Pousti Plastic Surgery. When it is time to have my other procedures done to complete my brand new look I will definitely be returning to doctor Tom Pousti I cannot wait for the package to be complete, although I am already on my way to feeling like a whole new person. I have no doubts as a patient and a registered nurse that doctor Tom Pousti is highly qualified and extremely skillful to be performing these procedures.
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