Breast Reduction San Diego

La Jolla / San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Tom Pousti Talks About Breast Reduction : Reduction Mammoplasty

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Frequently Asked Questions
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Description

Breast reduction is designed to improve the appearance and symptoms of overly large breasts by reducing their size and reshaping them. The surgery is specifically designed to relieve symptoms of pain and discomfort in the breasts, shoulders, neck and upper back.

New developments in breast reduction surgery include the limited incision techniques, including the LeJour technique and the use of liposculpture for artistic shaping of the breast.

The Surgical Procedure

The procedure takes approximately 3-5 hours. Breast reduction surgery is usually performed in our outpatient surgical facility or in a hospital, depending on the size of the operation and the health status of the patient. New breast reduction techniques are now available that offer more limited scars. The choice of technique used depends upon patient age and anatomy.

The procedure takes approximately 3-5 hours. Breast reduction surgery is usually performed in our outpatient surgical facility or in a hospital, depending on the size of the operation and the health status of the patient. New breast reduction techniques are now available that offer more limited scars. The choice of technique used depends upon patient age and anatomy.

What To Expect After Surgery

Pain is usually relatively little, often being a degree of discomfort. Some swelling will occur but usually begins to go away by the third or fourth day. Rest as much as possible for the first week. Avoid raising your arms over your head for 2 weeks.

Resumption Of Physical Activities

Driving may be resumed in 1 week, non-contact sports in 3 weeks, contact sports in 6 weeks, sexual activity in 2 weeks. Avoid any strenuous exercising or lifting for 3-4 weeks.

TESTIMONIALS:

I want to commend you and your staff for the excellent and attentive care I received from the initial exam and throughout my surgical recovery. Having Dr. Pousti perform breast reduction surgery has been life-altering. Not only has my self-esteem soared, I’ve resumed a daily exercise program, combined with life style changes. I no longer have back, neck or shoulder pain after years of going to doctors seeking relief. I’m now wearing tank tops and sundresses without being self conscious of having large, heavy breasts. I have you, Dr. Pousti to thank for giving me a new lease on life!!!

Sincerely.

Dr. S. P-K


Before the breast reduction surgery, I looked very matronley. I have always felt great about myself and my self-esteem is extremely high…. after the breast reduction surgery, I looked and felt better than ever thought I could!! I can not thank Dr. Pousti enough for making me look like the fabulous woman that I have always been!

~VB

Bear, Delaware


I am a 23 year old mother of one. Shortly after having my daughter, I realized that I was very uncomfortable with my enlarged breasts. I felt as if people were talking to them rather than me, not only that they were way too HUGE for my little body. I spoke with family and friends to get an idea of what they thought, a majority said to leave things the way they were, but I felt different. In June or July of 2003, I spoke with my primary doctor, Dr. Aiello, and he recommended me to speak with Dr. Pousti. I have to admit, I was very nervous at my first visit but once I met Dr. Pousti, I felt at ease. He and his staff were very friendly and made me feel very comfortable. After my second visit, I told my family that I had made the decision to get my breasts reduced. I set up my surgery date. The day before surgery, I met with Dr. Pousti for my markings. Through out the entire pre-op procedure, my main concern wasn’t about pain, loss of nipple/breast sensitivity, but about the scars. Dr. Pousti told me that he would do his best to minimize the scarring. I went home the day of my surgery and felt no pain. It was hard not being able to do things around the house or pick up my daughter. It has been 6 months since my surgery and I am both THANKFUL AND GREATFUL to Dr. Pousti and his staff. I am also very pleased to say that my scarring is barely noticeable. A huge plus is that since having my surgery, I have regained my sensitivity in my breasts (something I had lost after having my child). I would definitely do this again and have Dr. Pousti do the surgery. I have also recommended a few friends and would do so again. He is the best and has a great staff working with him.

Thanks again,

Lela H.


I am now eight weeks from surgery to have my very large DD breasts reduced, and I wanted to write a note so anyone considering this surgery would know what to really expect. I am 38 years old and have been considering have this surgery for about 12 years. My breasts went from a C cup to DD after having my first child. This might have been okay for some but I am a petite person and only weigh 117lbs. I might have been able to deal with the size but the fact that my breasts now hung very low and going without a bra was impossible. I now had back pain and rashes that would not go away. I had another child 5 years later and this did nothing to help my sagging breasts or back pain.

I finally decided to research the procedure and went to several consultations. Dr. Pousti was the only one that I even considered. He was very personable and answered all my questions. The staff helped with getting my insurance to pay for the surgery. Now I have never had surgery of any kind and I didn’t know what to expect. The staff and Dr. Pousti were very kind and reassuring. I wasn’t really worried about the pain and it wasn’t very bad the pain medication works.

However it does take sometime to get back to normal, and to feel a 100%. It was a little harder than I thought but I would go through it all again for the results I have received.

Let me tell you the back pain is gone and I now have small C cups and can wear whatever I want to. Button up shirts are now in my closet and sexy tops that require no bra are my friends. The best part is my breasts are now where they are supposed to be. I am renewing my vows in Jamaica in 7 months and I am going to where a backless dress for the first time. I really liked myself before I had surgery and I felt attractive, but now I feel like a supermodel and it shows in my walk and my smile even fully clothed.

People tell me how good I look and I know it is true!

If you have always wanted to have this surgery I say without reservation go for it and do not let anyone tell you not you are not worth it, I know I was and still am.