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About Dr. Tom K Pousti

Dr. Tom K Pousti, MD is a Doctor primarily located in La Mesa, CA. His specialties include Plastic Surgery. Dr. Pousti is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital-Encinitas and Palomar Medical Center. Dr. Pousti has received 6 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

76 Ratings with 42 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Tom K Pousti is Excellent. Dr. Tom K Pousti has been rated by 76 patients. From those 76 patients 42 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Tom K Pousti is 4.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Pousti Plastic Surgery

8851 Center Dr Ste 300
La Mesa, CA 91942
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Specialties

Dr. Tom K Pousti has the following 1 specialty

  • Plastic Surgery

    A plastic surgery specialist is a physician with extensive training in the execution of plastic surgery procedures.
    Plastic surgery is the use of surgical procedures to rebuild or reshape injured or misshapen body parts. Congenital defects, such as a cleft lip or palate, can be corrected by a plastic surgery specialist. Injuries sustained during auto accidents also may require the services of a plastic surgery specialist. These procedures fall under the category of reconstructive plastic surgery.
    The other category of plastic surgery is cosmetic plastic surgery. Plastic surgery specialists often perform procedures like breast augmentation, face lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and lip injection as elective surgeries for patients who wish to make aesthetic improvements.

  • Expertise

    7 Expertise

  • Dermabrasion
  • Skin Cancer
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Procedures)
  • Hair Restoration
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Reconstructive Surgery

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Dr. Pousti Review At 55 I had maintained an 80 pound weight loss for three years. After 36 yrs. as a married woman I was divorced, single, and I despaired when I saw myself in the mirror naked. I wanted to get a breast lift and the sagging skin on my arms removed. On Facebook I posted a message on my wall and in a local group asking for recommendations or warnings regarding plastic surgeons. Yes, I received quite a response from friends and strangers, publically and on private messages. Dr. Pousti’s name came up again and again with glowing accolades. I began to interview doctors and I was hoping to find one locally, but after my daughter and I met with Dr. Pousti our choice had been made. My daughter asked: Are you a board certified surgeon? Yes. Do you have hospital privileges? Yes. He said he was focused and my daughter warned me of some doctor's that are highly publicized but are juggling many obligations and have high reports of patients with complications. And lastly Dr. Pousti’s prices were competitive and so I choose him. Today I am six weeks out and I am confident that I made the right choice. I couldn't be happier with the outcome. A review without mentioning his AMAZING staff wouldn't be complete. The level of patient care, friendly... and dare I say “loving” attention given to me cannot be overstated. My sister came from Baltimore and she said, “ I want to come back and have Dr. Pousti as my doctor .” I am very grateful today and I can wear bralettes, sleeveless dresses and camisoles. The inner confidence gives me the freedom to do activities and volunteer without being focused on me. Being “other focused” brings a level of joy that can't be experienced any other way.

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Dr. Pousti is Amazing

At age 14, my bra size was a 34 DDD. I was 5'8" and weighed 118 lbs. While these measurements sound attractive, I never felt confident in my body due to my breast size. I was top heavy, in pain, and my clothes never fit right, which created a big self-esteem issue for many years. Fast forward to age 44, after nursing two beautiful girls, my breast size remained the same, however they became very saggy, so much to the point that it hid my upper stomach. I was referred to Dr. Poust by a friend of a friend after extensive interviewing of two other prominent doctors in the field. At my first consultation in September 2016, I knew immediately Dr. Pousti was the one who would perform my surgery. My initial consultation was outstanding. Dr. Pousti met with me and walked me through the breast reduction process and answered all of my questions. I was provided with all of his photo albums and testimonials (which left such an impression on me). His staff was amazing and so genuine. I was also able to meet and talk to his current patients, which was a pivotal point for me that lead to my decision to move forward because I was able to ask the direct questions about the surgery and get immediate answers from his patients. Before my surgery, as the nurses prepped me, another lasting impression was during the mark up period. Dr. Pousti stopped and looked in my eyes and asked, "What are your fears right now?" i admitted to being afraid of being put under anesthesia. He assured me I would be okay. He looked at my husband and said, "I promise to take good care of her." After my surgery, at my post operative appointment, I cried tears of joy to Dr. Pousti. My breasts are symmetrically perfect and the size is perfect. I am now a full 34B and I can finally wear strapless bras and cute little bralettes! He literally exceeded my expectations. I am so happy I made the decision to allow Dr. Pousti to change my life.

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Breast Augmentation

For over 35 years I have wanted breast implants. I looked for a doctor who had experience doing breast enlargements. Doctor Pousti has a ton of experience and talking to him made me very comfortable. It has been one month since surgery and I am looking and feeling great. Doctor Pousti and his staff answered all of my questions. I will recommend this doctor to everyone. I love my new look. Thank you Thank you

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Five Stars

Being a doctor myself I was very picky about who I had elective surgery with. After visiting and interviewing quite a few surgeons, I was so relieved to find Dr.Pousti. He was by far the most professional, knowledgeable and trust-worthy surgeon I've met. He knew the latest techniques for the procedure I was interested in (unlike many of the older surgeons I's spoken to) and had a fantastic bedside manner. Moreover, I had a fantastic result! I would highly recommend Dr.Pousti to anyone looking for a great plastic surgeon!

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Coolsculping experience

I recently went to see Dr. Pousti for my annual post op appointment from a previous surgery. I asked his MA about the coolsculping booklet, she said she thought I was an ideal candidate for this, but would also let Dr. Pousti know my interest. After a quick exam. I was told I would be able to move forward with coolscuping if I wish. With this being said, I work out very hard and I eat clean. I just couldn't ditch those stubborn fat pockets in my flanks. I am two weeks out of treatment of the coolsculpting, those that don't know much about it.. Its a simple procedure that freezes your fat cell and your body dissolves them. It only took about an hour each side, the coldest part, the gel pad so you don't burn your skin... IT'S FREEZING! The first 8-10 min is the most uncomfortable, very cold, turning the area almost numb. But then very easy to relax. I played on my iphone. I was checked on every so often. Worst part in my opinion the 2 minute massage on the treated area after, I totally understand why its nessary, but my skin was tender. I was told it will take on average 2 months to see the results. The following day I was back to the gym, running and playing with my kids. Those that don't have the time for surgery and you have the stubborn fat, I say its worth it. Always a great experience with Dr. Pousti & staff looking forward to my 2 month check up and seeing the results from coolsculpting!

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  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2015, 2016, 2013, 2014, 2012)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2015, 2012, 2014, 2013, 2010, 2011)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2016, 2014, 2015)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013, 2011, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2010, 2008, 2015)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Pousti is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

  • Brigham & Womens Hospital

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Tom K Pousti accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net PureCare HSP Individual and Family Plans
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Pousti Plastic Surgery, 8851 Center Dr Ste 300, La Mesa, CA

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