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Shannon's Breast Implant Story
Breast Augmentation performed by Dr. Pousti
I have struggled with my breast size ever since I was little. I just never developed. I put on weight, tried pills, and used birth control to try to get myself to "fill out." About a month before my 23rd birthday, I decided that this was the right time for me. I did a lot of research and found Dr. Pousti by referral of this website. I called and checked on his credentials, I read the testimonials on his website, briefly looked around and read up on as much as I could about the surgery, and decided to call for a consultation. I was nervous and excited, but unsure if I could go through with it.
On the day of my first consultation, I walked into this very relaxing and beautifully decorated office. Dr. Pousti's staff immediately greeted me. I was totally embarrassed to show Dr. Pousti my AA breasts, but with Vanessa in the room to assist, he assured me that I would be a perfect candidate. I was shown before and afters of other patients and I was really impressed. I got to talk with other patients who had just had the surgery a few months before. I was really surprised when Dr. Pousti left the room so that I could ask anything that I wanted. I remember Dr. Pousti coming back into the room and telling me that I had no decisions to make that day and to come back and see him as many times as I wanted. Knowing that plastic surgeons don't make any money off of the office visits, I felt confident that this was not a doctor that would just "push me through the system." He was so caring and genuine that I knew in my heart that this was the right doctor and I had no desire to see anyone else.
I went back to see Dr. Pousti about 5 more times before my surgery to bring in pictures and talk about what was going to happen. I wanted to make sure he really understood what I wanted. He took the time to go through all of my pictures and I felt strongly that we were on the same page.
The last week before the surgery was stressful. It wasn't that I doubted having my breasts done, but rather the idea of surgery and going under. His staff was wonderful!! I must have called twice everyday and talked to Daisy. She was wonderful in calming my fears, even up until the day of surgery.
I had the surgery on Tuesday, December 9, 2003. I was so impressed by the surgical center staff. They were so nice about everything and really calmed all of my fears. I remember lying on the table with the anethesia being put into me and seeing Dr. Pousti. The last thing that I said to him was that I totally trusted him. I woke up and the biggest problem was not the pain or discomfort, but the nausea. I went home and was mostly out for that day. It was hard to get out of bed, but it got easier each day. By Sunday, I didn't need any more pain medication. I felt so much better. I was up and around writing papers and studying for my finals, which I had the next week. Wednesday, a week out of surgery, I went out with my friends dancing at in cahoots. It was about 10 days post-surgery that I felt completely normal again. My breasts were sore here and there, but I took Motrin and felt fine.
Looking back on my experience, I am so happy that I did this. It was the right time for me. I turned 23 the day before my surgery, I was graduating college, and it was my Christmas present to myself. I realized that you can't do a thing to change anything in your past, anything that's happened up until today, but you can make the most of today forward. I was determined to make the most of the rest of my 20's and beyond because wherever you are in your life right now, you will never be able to get this time back. You really can't put a price on your self-esteem. I am one of the pickiest people and I never once doubted Dr. Pousti or my decision to go with him. I tell everyone about Dr. Pousti. He is the best!!!
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