Our La Jolla, San Diego Cosmetic Surgery Practice
Exercise and eating right are the best ways to lose weight. But many people have tried those methods for years and still can’t lose excess weight — weight that can cause serious health problems. For people in this frustrating situation, weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery) may be an option.
Weight-loss (bariatric) surgery changes the anatomy of your digestive system to limit the amount of food you can eat and digest. The surgery aids in weight loss and lowers your risk of medical problems associated with obesity.
Gastric bypass (bariatric surgery) isn’t for everyone with obesity. It’s a major procedure that poses significant risks and side effects and requires permanent changes in your lifestyle. Before deciding to go forward with the surgery, it’s important to understand what’s involved and what lifestyle changes you must make. In large part, the success of the surgery is up to you.
Following the significant amount of weight loss after a Gastric Bypass Surgery, a person can be left with a tremendous amount of excess, hanging skin throughout many areas of the body. The lack of elasticity of the remaining skin often causes excessive amounts of skin to accumulate and hang in various areas, including the face, neck, breasts, upper and lower abdomen, arm and/or armpit (axilla), back, buttocks, thighs, legs, and calves. This excess skin also can cause skin irritation, skin breakdown and infection.
Dr. Pousti performs all cosmetic procedures required to achieve the patient’s desired goal after massive weight loss. Such procedures include facelift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation, breast lifting, arm lifting (brachioplasty), thigh lifting, breast reduction and more.
Please read about our Massive Weight loss patients and the beautiful cosmetic results they have had:
* 38 year old El Cajon Bariatric Patient
* 21 year old San Diego Bariatric Patient
* 41 year old La Mesa Massive Weight loss Patient
* 43 year old Riverside Post-Gastric Bypass Patient
* 50 year old Wyoming Post-Gastric Bypass Patient
* 43 year old Riverside County Post-Gastric Bypass Pt.
Well it’s been a year and how my life has changed. I do not
miss the 30 pounds of skin it has been a blessing in all aspects of my life. No sores under the belly, the right side you cut out the psoriasis (a good side effect) I can drive more efficiently, better sex, walking much better without as much back pain, I can put on my socks & shoes plus I can tie my shoes, I have more energy so I can cook, wear pants (and get compliments) no more MUMU’S. Thanks more than you can know. See you soon.
I am a skeptic and don’t easily trust the opinions of others, especially when I think they’re being overly effusive with their praise. As I was sitting in Dr. Pousti’s waiting area reading patient testimonials as I awaited my first consultation with him, I thought to myself, “Wow, all of these patients are gushing about Dr. Pousti – can he possibly be as wonderful as everyone seems to be saying? It doesn’t seem possible.” Imagine my surprise and delight when I found that Dr. Pousti was/is, in fact, as wonderful as everyone says. He’s warm, honest, calm, and genuinely interested in the goals of his patients. He was incredibly patient, wanting to answer any and all questions I had – and never once did I feel like I was taking up a minute of his time. His demeanor, obvious vision & talent (check out the TON of before and after pics on his web site), integrity (I was incredibly impressed to see that he lists price ranges on his web site – something almost no other doctor does), and clear desire to ensure his patients are comfortable and well-informed (how great that he provides info on his web site on how to prepare for your consultation, and makes it possible for potential patients to consult with post-op patients) convinced me that Dr. Pousti was the only choice for performing the multiple procedures in which I was interested (breast lift & augmentation, arm lift, and tummy tuck).
And what an excellent decision that was! I could not be happier with the results of my procedures. I worked very hard over a three year period to lose approximately 135 pounds, and it was incredibly important to me to have the best work done on my body as possible. Everything went really well with the actual surgery, and my recovery has been great, too. I appreciated the frequency of my post-op visits with Dr. Pousti – made me feel well taken care of and gave me a boost of energy and excitement to help me stay positive! And his staff has been wonderful, too – especially Daisy & Vanessa, the two who have helped me most during my recovery. They are lovely, warm, caring individuals who took great care of me! I’m currently 9 weeks post-op, and still have a bit of healing to do, but from my perspective the results are already phenomenal. I’m actually happier with my breasts than I expected to be, and my belly and arms are awesome! Thank you so much, Dr. Pousti! You are truly an amazing surgeon and an extraordinary person!
Board Certified Surgeons offering Bariatric surgery options in San Diego.
Morbid obesity is a chronic disease, meaning that its symptoms build slowly over an extended period of time. An estimated 5-10 million Americans are considered morbidly obese. Obesity becomes “morbid” when it reaches the point of significantly increasing the risk of one or more obesity-related health conditions or serious diseases (also known as co-morbidities) that can result either in significant physical disability or even death.
Weight loss surgery is major surgery. Its growing use to treat morbid obesity is the result of three factors: Our current knowledge of the significant health risks of morbid obesity; the relatively low risk and complications of the procedures versus not having surgery; and the ineffectiveness of current non-surgical approaches to produce sustained weight loss.
Bariatric surgery has many options from which to choose. Our Surgeons specialize in procedures such as Gastric Bypass, LapBand Surgery, Stomaphyx & Revisional Bariatric surgery and we are conveniently located outside New York City in Long Island, NY.
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