Doctor Q&A for Dr. Tom Pousti

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Great operation...: Weight loss is certainly the first step. If, you remain concerned about breast size (or have symptoms such back/neck pain) after you have reached yo ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Stop smoking!: Yes tell your surgeon! In my practice, I ask patients to avoid  nicotine in all its "modalities' of delivery 6 weeks prior to surgery. It is a powerfu ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Well-tolerated…: Every patient's experience will vary but generally breast augmentation surgery is a very well-tolerated procedure; most patients benefit from the use ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes, patients with fibrocystic breast disease (and other benign lesions) can undergo breast augmentation surgery. Key will be careful selection of bo ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Breast implants can potentially obscure breast tissue during mammography. This occurs less so with breast implants placed in the sub muscular versus ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes...: Possibly. In my practice, timing of breast surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. Great operation for the right patient, even teenagers. Lea ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Seek consultation...: Great operation for women who have disproportionately large breasts, causing problems such as neck/back/shoulder discomfort, postural changes, bra str ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
All FDA approved...: All of the FDA approved breast implant manufacturers provide good products. Careful selection of plastic surgeon and careful communication goals are ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Very Safe: Risks: infection, bleeding, seroma, hematoma, wound healing problems, abnormal scarring, loss of sensation, inability to breast-feed, breast asymmetr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
18, but...: Breast augmentation done for “cosmetic” purposes is FDA approved for patients older than 18. However, there are cases where breast surgery is done fo ... Read More
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