1. "Dr. Pousti and his staff made me part of their family and for that I am forever thankful"

    2. Joy D. Google

    1. "Dr. Pousti is very caring and his staff is very knowledgeable and friendly."

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    1. "Dr. Pousti and his staff are first class!"

    2. Jen B. Yelp

    1. "The staff are extremely helpful and super friendly."

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Our Office

Dr. Tom Pousti and Dr. James Chao are joining forces in our La Mesa office to be able to provide excellent care to our patients. Dr. Tom Pousti and Dr. James Chao have both been out of training and practicing Plastic and Reconstructive / Aesthetic Surgery for 20+ years each.

At the end of May, 2020, Dr. Tom Pousti will be taking a leave of absence - Dr. James Chao will be available in the same office with the same staff for continuity of patient care.

What we offer


The Pre-Surgical Preparation Process

The Pre-Surgical Preparation Process

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We Are Proud to Offer Military Discounts 

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Blog Articles

Plastic Surgery and COVID19: What You Should Know

If you’ve scheduled or want to schedule plastic surgery at this time, read on to learn what you should consider first. The surgeons and staff are ready to provide services, as long as precautions are taken.

Your Options for Tuberous Breasts

If you have breasts that don’t look like those of other women and are overly elongated and droopy with large, protruding nipples, you may have tuberous breasts. Augmentation and a breast lift can help. Read on to learn your options.

Wave Goodbye to Flabby Arms With an Arm Lift

If you’re bothered by excess, flabby skin at the back of your upper arm, you might just be a candidate for an arm lift. Skin can’t be exercised or dieted away, but it can be surgically tightened. Learn how an arm lift can create a toned look.


Words from our patients

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    "Dr. Pousti is incredibly skilled at his craft. He's full of information, professionalism, and compassion. The staff always has a smile on their faces..."

    Verified Patient
  • Google

    "I never once felt rushed with my questions, pressured into making any decisions, judged by my goals, or coaxed into having this surgery."

    Taylor C.
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    "Amazing all the way around! You will not go wrong with your breast augmentation! Changed my life in so many ways! Just incredible experience and life change results!'

    Tabitha U.
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    "Dr. Pousti is the best! He is extremely skilled and puts you at ease with any procedure he performs; he is a perfectionist."

    Lana T.
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    "Dr.Pousti is an absolute genius. His passion is such, that just a few moments in his presence, you are at ease, with peace of mind and know you've made the right choice"

    Cyndy C.
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8851 Center Drive, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 91942
Phone: 619-466-8851
Fax: (619) 466-8858
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