Gynecomastia Testimonials

Patient Testimonial: I have been pondering this surgery for several years and knew I wanted to have it done. About 4 months ago I began my search for a doctor to help me in this journey. When looking for a doctor, the first thing I looked at was if they were board certified and then compiled an extensive list of doctors in my area who did the surgery. From there I vetted these doctors based on their reviews and had a handful of doctors I wanted to set up consultations with. Dr. Pousti was the first one I went to see. When I walked into the office his staff was very inviting and I was excited to learn about the procedure and the kind of outcome I could expect. Dr.Pousti was very thorough in my consultation and what impressed me the most was who he was as a person. He is very humble, truly caring and a well-rounded individual. I felt confident in his ability to help me through this process, and was anxious to take the next steps. Pre-op I was very nervous as I have very high standards for the outcome and I am quite a bit of perfectionist. Dr.Pousti was very assuring and even took the time to call me the night before the operation. The operation went smooth and I work up wearing a compression vest. The most exciting thing was when I woke up he saved the glandular tissue for me to look at. It was amazing how much tissue was taken out. The recovery was very straight forward and his office called and checked in on me daily. The results were better than I could have ever hoped for. Patient Testimonial: If you have gynecomastia, read this. It may change your life. It has changed mine! I was in a never ending cycle of trying to improve my shape in the gym, seeing results everywhere except my chest, and quitting on myself because of how insecure my gynecomastia made me feel (even with a shirt on). This vicious cycle went on for years! I never felt comfortable at the beach or pool in a tank top, wouldn’t even think about taking my shirt off in public. I was always adjusting my shirts when out with friends and trying to move my body in a way to hide my unsightly chest. It was constantly on my mind. Enough was enough, I had thrown around the idea of seeing a plastic surgeon for long enough and it was time to do something about it. Doing a quick google search of surgeons in my area brought me to Dr. Pousti. After reading some reviews and scanning his helpful website, I mustered up the courage to finally make the call. One of his lovely assistants helped me schedule my consultation and pay my $100 consult deposit (which goes towards the cost of your procedure). My first visit was a whirlwind of emotion and information, I would have felt overwhelmed had it not been for his extremely helpful and kind staff. Never once did I feel uncomfortable which was important being the only male in the entire office excluding Dr. P himself. I left my consult with a date of surgery just like that! As I write this, I am 6 days post-surgery and have just drove home from my one week follow up. I can barely describe in words how amazed and relieved I was when we took the compression garment off and I took my first look at the results. All the years of anxiety and low self-esteem drained out of me, disappeared even, along with the breast tissue and fat that was simply no longer there! I now have a flat, sexy, and manly chest (mind the scraggly hair and markings of course- the surgical look is a bit unflattering) To see this much improvement in only 6 days blew me away, I can only imagine what my 3 month results will look like. Having this procedure done by Dr. Pousti is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. This man and his amazing staff will change your life, use me as proof. I wish I had made that call years ago! Dr. Pousti exudes professionalism and courtesy. For a guy in a vulnerable position seeing a plastic surgeon for male breast removal, being treated with dignity and respect had me at ease. His thoroughness had me without more than a couple questions, and the ones I did have were answered with full confidence. Not to mention he is a Picasso in the OR! The staff he surrounds himself with is right on par with everything I described. Nothing but positive experiences. I have already recommended friends and will continue to do so. Patient Testimonial: Thank you to Dr. Pousti and his staff. His personnel is extraordinary and their attention to detail is superb. They answered all my questions throughout the process, and to this day have been very attentive in my follow up. Special thanks to Daisy who called me every day following my surgery, and made me feel very confident in my recovery. I always felt confident in Dr. Pousti’s expertise and professionalism.  Patient Testimonial: I have been extremely motivated to get rid of my gyno for the past few years, but it wasn’t until i turned eighteen that I decided surgery was necessary to improve my self confidence before I continued on in the next step of my life, college. Post surgery i have been extremely happy with the results. My chest is much flatter than what it was, and I see no reason for anyone who suffers with gyno to not get the operation done ASAP. The doctor and staff are unlike any I have met before they take great pride in their work and show the utmost care and concern. I will forever be grateful to Dr. Pousti for enabling me to live a happy and more fulfilling life. Patient Testimonial: I work in the “medical field” and I had this issue since the age of 13, I knew that I will do the surgery than 30 surgeons for consultations (in the US and Europe), However, I was hesitant for two reasons, at some point but for many reasons I postponed it. I did my research very well and I went to more first, I am a perfectionist, and second, while working in the field I have seen many surgeries went wrong, and I can tell based on my research about the surgeon and during the consultation if he/she is confident enough or not about my case. I read about Dr. Pousti in many websites including this one, and I decided to see him. During the first visit he went through the procedure, expectations, and his experience with such cases. He addressed my concerns and and welcomed any inputs. After the discussion I made my decision, because I was somehow convinced that Dr. Pousti was confident about his work and that he will achieve the best “possible” outcome. It’s now two months and I am really satisfied with the results! (and this is a perfectionist talking). Dr. Pousti is not only a great surgeon, he “really” cares about the patients, I scheduled my procedure two weeks before the actual surgery and the first available appointment was after five weeks, I explain to Dr. Pousti that I hope that I could do it earlier because of work-related reasons and he promise to do whatever he can to accommodate that (I would understand if he couldn’t change the date). The next day his assistant called and told me that my surgery will be after two weeks! and gave me the instructions. I really appreciate what Dr. Pousti have done to facilitate booking the procedure. In addition to that, the team at Dr. Pousti’s clinic were great, and “very” helpful. I wasn’t expecting (at all) the level of care I got from the team, they were calling me “every” day after the surgery to check on me for “two weeks”! that reflects the “professional” care and the “high quality” work. Thank you Dr. Pousti and and many thanks to your great team for the care I had during the procedure and the recovery. I work in the “medical field” and I had this issue since the age of 13, I knew that I will do the surgery at some point but for many reasons I postponed it. I did my research very well and I went to more than 30 surgeons for consultations (in the US and Europe), However, I was hesitant for two reasons, first, I am a perfectionist, and second, while working in the field I have seen many surgeries went wrong, and I can tell based on my research about the surgeon and during the consultation if he/she is confident enough or not about my case. I read about Dr. Pousti in many websites including this one, and I decided to see him. During the first visit he went through the procedure, expectations, and his experience with such cases. He addressed my concerns and and welcomed any inputs. After the discussion I made my decision, because I was somehow convinced that Dr. Pousti was confident about his work and that he will achieve the best “possible” outcome. It’s now two months and I am really satisfied with the results! (and this is a perfectionist talking). Dr. Pousti is not only a great surgeon, he “really” cares about the patients, I scheduled my procedure two weeks before the actual surgery and the first available appointment was after five weeks, I explain to Dr. Pousti that I hope that I could do it earlier because of work-related reasons and he promise to do whatever he can to accommodate that (I would understand if he couldn’t change the date). The next day his assistant called and told me that my surgery will be after two weeks! and gave me the instructions. I really appreciate what Dr. Pousti have done to facilitate booking the procedure. In addition to that, the team at Dr. Pousti’s clinic were great, and “very” helpful. I wasn’t expecting (at all) the level of care I got from the team, they were calling me “every” day after the surgery to check on me for “two weeks”! that reflects the “professional” care and the “high quality” work. Thank you Dr. Pousti and and many thanks to your great team for the care I had during the procedure and the recovery.I work in the “medical field” and I had this issue since the age of 13, I knew that I will do the surgery at some point but for many reasons I postponed it. I did my research very well and I went to more than 30 surgeons for consultations (in the US and Europe), However, I was hesitant for two reasons, first, I am a perfectionist, and second, while working in the field I have seen many surgeries went wrong, and I can tell based on my research about the surgeon and during the consultation if he/she is confident enough or not about my case. I read about Dr. Pousti in many websites including this one, and I decided to see him. During the first visit he went through the procedure, expectations, and his experience with such cases. He addressed my concerns and and welcomed any inputs. After the discussion I made my decision, because I was somehow convinced that Dr. Pousti was confident about his work and that he will achieve the best “possible” outcome. It’s now two months and I am really satisfied with the results! (and this is a perfectionist talking). Dr. Pousti is not only a great surgeon, he “really” cares about the patients, I scheduled my procedure two weeks before the actual surgery and the first available appointment was after five weeks, I explain to Dr. Pousti that I hope that I could do it earlier because of work-related reasons and he promise to do whatever he can to accommodate that (I would understand if he couldn’t change the date). The next day his assistant called and told me that my surgery will be after two weeks! and gave me the instructions. I really appreciate what Dr. Pousti have done to facilitate booking the procedure. In addition to that, the team at Dr. Pousti’s clinic were great, and “very” helpful. I wasn’t expecting (at all) the level of care I got from the team, they were calling me “every” day after the surgery to check on me for “two weeks”! that reflects the “professional” care and the “high quality” work. Thank you Dr. Pousti and and many thanks to your great team for the care I had during the procedure and the recovery. Patient Testimonial: Years ago, at the weight of 350lbs, I started the long journey of reclaiming a healthy lifestyle – something absent from my life since sometime in gradeschool. Realistically, I knew the product from years of abuse to my body would leave much to be desired cosmetically, even if I reached my goal of a healthy weight. Fast forward a few years, and 150 pounds lighter, and I was enjoying all the benefits of living a healthy life – I had more energy and was empowered by what I had accomplished. But there was still more that I desired. My self-confidence was still quite low despite my achievements: Years of being physically responsible had still left my chest and stomach areas non-complimentary to look at. Enter Dr Pousti, Staff, Gloria, and RealSelf.com – Being a melinnial, my first stop for research on plastic surgery was Google.com. I ended up on RealSelf and then spent a few unintended hours looking at the incredible amount of information available to me about tummy tucks and male breast reduction. Dr Pousti’s reviews, results, and proactive online-presence stood out to me far beyond any other surgeon I had considered. It was obvious then, as it is now, that Dr Pousti is a doctor that simply gets his patients. I flew in for my consultation a few months ago and was overwhelmed by the welcome I received from the staff – beverage, snacks, introductions to patients with identical procedures. Some of the other things during my visit that made a lasting impression on me: – Dr Pousti’s bed-side manners. I was there for hours and never felt rushed by the staff or Dr Pousti.- Dr Pousti’s recommendation of nipple reconfiguration/realignment during the breast reduction included the phrase “don’t let anyone attempt to sell you anything less”. This meant a lot to me as I was displeased with a lot of the results I’ve seen on realself that didn’t include this procedure – There are no compromises when it comes to proper results with Dr Pousti. – Dr Pousti went out of his way to affirm that there’s contentment with having no procedure at all, and to commune with those close to me if I had any doubts to that notion. I honestly wasn’t expecting this type of positive reinforcement from a plastic surgeon, and it made it obvious to me that Dr Pousti has only the best intention for his patients; whether or not that includes his surgical assistance.Last week I went through the procedure. Again, I was greeted friendly by the professional staff during the pre-op appointment, and then met the surgical team the following morning. Dr Pousti did an amazing job comforting me while being led into surgery. Post-surgery I had the honor of being taken care of a largely recommended nurse from Dr Pousti’s office, Gloria. As I had someone that came down with me for the recovery, I had considered not hiring a professional nurse. In hindsight, I can’t imagine not having Gloria’s help that first day. From being taken home from the recovery room, to making sure I was comfortable at my hotel room (and running out to the store twice in the rain), Gloria took great care of me. I’m still in the process of my recovery and am anticipating my bandage removal. I will provide additional information and before/after pics in a week or two. Welcoming, down-to-earth, informative, and professional. Patient Testimonial: I was very self conscious and dealt with daily pain from my gyno. I was also worried about it turning into breast cancer in the future. I kept making up excuses to not have the surgery done and had many concerns about surgery. When I finally did my surgery with Dr. Pousti, I kicked myself for not doing it sooner! From the minute I walked in the door, I was very at ease. His office is very nice, and his staff is above and beyond awesome. All were very caring, polite, and professional; and never did I feel like I was in the wrong hands. Dr. Pousti is a God sent. His calm demeanor and thoughtful approach to my surgery made me feel confident that I was in the right hands. Even up to the day of the surgery he could sense some of my apprehension and helped make the right decisions for Exactly what I wanted. I never felt that I was over promised or forced to go in a certain direction. His professionalism and skill shined in the surgery room, and I can say that my results are way better than I ever hoped for, and the pain was no where near what I was expecting. My experience was A++. If there was a higher rating I would give it that. In my opinion, Dr. Pousti met or exceeded all my expectations from the way I was treated before and after the surgery, and the results there of. Patient Testimonial: I had been dealing with gynecomastia for about 6 years, and always wanted to get it removed. Though my case was mild, it was still bothersome to me. So finally at 22 I decided to pursue it. Of course you will have your doubts, but if you really want to improve the quality of your life its important to do what will make you happy. However, you want to be patient and make sure you find the right doctor. I found Dr. Pousti online and was impressed with the surgeries he had done on other men. I think that is the most important thing, is seeing someones work. On his website he has a number of photos, and you can see he has the experience it takes. Dr. Pousti and his staff were amazing from start to finish. It was clear from the start how seasoned they are in dealing with patience, as well as this particular surgery. They go to great measures to make sure you are comfortable and really exceed any expectation you could have. Right away, I knew I had made the right decision in choosing Dr. Pousti. He is very personable, kind, and you can see the passion he has for helping people achieve their goals. Before anything, he is a genuine person and kind soul. And of course, he is extremely confident in his ability. He reinforces that the he will produce the result you are looking for and triple checks to make sure he is clear about what YOU want. For my particular surgery he truly understands the science behind it, and his breadth of experience has served him well in knowing how to not only complete the surgery but get as close to perfection as possible. For my surgery he masked the incision extremely well and 1 week out it is quite difficult to tell that I had surgery. He explained to me the importance of not removing too much, as well as the importance of symmetry. It was clear that Dr. Pousti was very confident in delivering and I never once doubted his ability. On surgery day he makes sure you both are clear on what you want, and he outlines his game plan through markups. The biggest thing I appreciated was that he makes sure you are in a good place mentally before you are given anesthesia. He really makes an effort to go outside of his role and be a friend as he understands how important and difficult of a process surgery can be. All in all, Dr. Pousti exceeded my expectation and I will never forget what he did for me, and the friend he was to me during the entire process. I worked closely with Vanessa and Daisy as well and both were very helpful and supportive through out the entire process before and after the surgery. Any questions or concerns that I had I knew they were a phone call away. Daisy called me every day post-op up until my 1st appointment and even after. She was my personal alarm clock. They were the 1st people I heard from every single day. Their level of professionalism was 2nd to none. The entire staff is a great group. They are very warm embracive people which is what you want throughout this type of process. I HIGHLY recommend their services to anyone thinking about gynecomastia surgery, it was one of the best decisions of my life no question. Patient Testimonial: I’m really glad to share this experience with you all and I’m able to help someone make a decision to change their life. I’ve struggled with gynecomastia ever since childhood. I would never swim without a shirt. I would always dark, loose fitting clothing. As a senior in high school I weighed 280lbs. I made a decision to loose weight and hoping the man boobs would disappear. WRONG! I did drop down to 195lbs however the moobies remained. I began searching for an alternative route and surgical removal was that route. I went back and forth over the procedure for 12 years. I finally said enough is enough. I made an appointment with Dr. Pousti and from that moment my life has not been the same and it never will be. I can’t describe how great I feel. I’m only 7 days post-op at this point. I know the end result will be world class and I’m excited to start this new journey. Dr. Pousti and his team were absolutely phenomenal! He made me feel very comfortable and confident that he and his staff would provide me with life changing results and they delivered. Patient Testimonial: Well I have had Gynecomastia for about 5 years now and ever since it came to my life I have always been uncomfortable with my body. No matter what I would do no matter how conditioned I was the sight of my chest always clouded any progress. I finally said enough was enough and I started to search for a solution. I eventually found Dr. Pousti on the internet and studied his website for a few days. Read all the reviews on the surgery I was looking for from his previous patients. I felt good about choosing Dr. Pousti when I got to finally meet him I was even more relieved that I had chose him for my surgery. After meeting Dr. Pousti and his staff I was felt at ease and felt I was in the best care possible. When the surgery had been completed I Had to wait a week before I could see my results. I felt no discomfort and slight pain maybe once or twice but overall the surgery was a success. Once I saw my results I was very satisfied. I couldn’t have thanked Dr. Pousti enough for what he has done for me. Now I feel like a new man or rather the man I used to be before my problem. It has been two weeks now and My results are only getting better. I only wish I could have done this a long time ago instead of suffering all those years. Well Im happy and now I can focus completely on my work and my family and not have to worry about my disfigurement because its finally gone. Since day one I have always felt comfortable with Dr. Pousti His professionalism and understanding had always kept me at ease and his staff is always supportive always checking up on me even weeks after the surgery. The surgery was a success I felt no pain and the outcome was exactly what I had hoped for and now Thanks to Dr. Pousti I can finally be myself and not have to feel uncomfortable about my body anymore. Patient Testimonial: “Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Tom Pousti and his staff. I had suffered with gynecomastia since I was 12 years old and it took 26 years for me to finally do something about. Some of the reasons I waited so long : Fear of surgery, cost, and the guilt that I was uncomfortable with something so minor while other people suffer from “real” problems such as cancer. I finally came to the conclusion that I deserved to do something about it and made an appoint with Dr. Pousti’s office after carefully reviewing online reviews. I don’t regret it one bit and am glad I finally did something about a problem that caused me so much anxiety and personal pain for so long. I was feeling so uncomfortable in clothes that I lived for the times where I could wear zip up jackets or black shirts. The new style “moisture wicking” t-shirts from Under Armour and other makers became my worst enemy. Those thin fabrics accentuated every horrible curve of my breasts. It was humiliating and could not take it any longer and needed to act. I wanted to outline the surgery process so those interested know what it is like. Again, it was totally worth it but it is a commitment and not something to enter into without careful analysis. Step 1: An initial consultation and set-up for the surgical process – about 2 visits. Step 2: Surgery day. The center where Dr. Pousti does his surgery was top notch and had the nicest people. I absolutely adored the prep nurse, surgical nurse and anesthesiologist – caring, calm people. Prep for surgery takes about an hour or so and Dr. Pousti came in one final time to make some markings. He had called me the night before and was his usual calm self with a dry sense of humor that I really like. I wasn’t scared hopping on the operating table and remember nothing until I slowly woke up in recovery. The actual surgery is the easiest part! Step 3: Recovery (the first 3 weeks). You will be outfitted with a vest and padding during surgery that you cannot remove for a week. Forget about showering and get a sponge! I wasn’t in much pain and was eating soup that night and working on my e-mails for work the next morning. It was actually much easier than I thought. Again, pain wasn’t bad and I abandoned the Percocets after about a day and a half. The constipation is bad for about 3 days and the Percocets make it worse so I switched to Tylenol. The constipation was probably the worst part of the entire thing as laxatives didn’t even help. Again, you can’t shower for a week and you get a bit stir crazy. I left the house and started my evening walks a couple days after surgery. I wore zip up hoodies because a normal shirt was out of the question. I could go back to work but luckily I worked from home as it would have looked weird if I walked into the office in a hoodie. There was some itching and it did get a bit uncomfortable from time to time but nothing too severe. The key is to keep pressure on the chest area and that is why the vest becomes your best friend. After a week they take the padding out of the vest and you get to see the results for the first time. I was shocked at how good everything looked even though I was bruised. My breasts were already done to a normal size and I found it hard to believe it would eventually look even better! You continue to wear the vest for another 2 weeks 24/7 but at least you could take it off to shower! An important note about showering: It’s not what you think! You can’t just hop in and get wet. You have to keep the tape that covers the incisions dry. I tried the Band Aid brand waterproof bandages. They don’t work well at all. Showers were essentially bobbing and weaving around to avoid getting my chest wet and then using a blow dryer to dry off any parts of the tape that got wet. Not fun at all but at least I could get somewhat clean. Step 4: Four weeks and beyond. I am now 2 months out and feel totally normal. I’ve started going back to the gym to try to reduce some of the other fat in other parts of my body that I may need to see Dr. Pousti about! It feels so wonderful to wear t-shirts without suffering and ditching the vest was a real pleasure. The tape on the incision remains but you can now get it wet and they eventually fell off about 2 weeks after I started fully showering and not worrying about them getting wet. Your body might feel a bit strange for a while as you sense part of you missing (fat and tissue!) when you are wearing clothes. That feeling took about a week to subside and any numbness was gone at that point. Once the tape is off and there are no scabs you use BioCorneum ointment to reduce the visibility of scars. You’ll use that for at least a couple months and I still have plenty left at this point. It is amazing how invisible the scars are, particularly on the nipple. Dr. Pousti is a genius with a scalpel and it is almost impossible to see anything. I don’t know how he gets it so perfect as everything is perfectly aligned and looks natural There are two small scars to the right of my breasts on the side of my body but they are small and don’t bother me much. I assume they will fade more as time goes on and I use the BioCorneum. Was it all worth it? Heck yeah! The joy of walking around in a t-shirt and not feeling like I need a bra is incredible. From the wonderful office staff, the nurse, anesthesiologist, to Dr. Pousti himself, everyone was delightful. Dr. Pousti is a hoot and I like his sense of humor. The man is clearly an incredible artist and knows what he is doing. He helped me ease 26 years of suffering and for that, I am forever grateful!”


Testimonial: I was looking for someone to help with my “puffy nipples” for lack of a better word. I had a little excess fat in the chest region as well, but that wasn’t really my issue — the large, extruding nipples were what made me very self conscious. (As they have done for decades, even during times when I was quite lean). I chose Dr. Pousti based on reviews (mostly from this site) and on the fact that he seemed familiar with this particular issue. I’m very glad I did. It was clear upon talking to him that he is highly experienced with exactly the issues I was having. He ended up excising tissue as well as lipo-ing out some fat, and the results look fantastic. The scars are pretty obvious right now, but I’m only 4 weeks in and I understand that will get a lot better. But the actual contours look great, and I finally just have a normal looking male chest. It is bizarre (in a great way) to not be self conscious after decades of being embarrassed by this! In short I would highly recommend this procedure for people like myself who are embarrassed by “man boobs” that won’t go away even if they get reasonably lean. And I would VERY highly recommend Dr. Pousti. I could see a procedure like this potentially going awry with someone less seasoned. But he has done this many times and, if my results are any indication, he is really good at it. Oh, I should also mention: while I was “under the hood” I also had him do lipo on these little love handles I had from when I got kind of fat. I have long since lost that weight (about 30 lbs), but there were a couple pockets of stubborn fat, notably on the love handles/flanks area. I wouldn’t have bothered with that by itself, but since I was going through all the overhead of the gyno surgery anyway, I went ahead and did it. There, too, the results are really good… it looks totally natural and even 4 weeks later the scars (which are tiny, and below my belt line anyway) are barely noticeable. My primary issue was the gyno surgery, so that’s what I’ve oriented this review on, but I thought I should mention the love handles as well. The $5500 noted above was only for the gyno surgery. I should also mention that I felt surprisingly little discomfort from the procedure. It hurt for the first day or so, but after that it was just a mild discomfort — much less than I expected. In addition to being highly competent, Dr. Pousti was very personable as was all his staff. They called to check in on me a lot, and I felt like I was well taken care of. Dr. Pousti and his staff never made me feel rushed as it was clear that they really wanted me to be at ease and have all my questions answered and needs met. So, great customer service to go along with the great results.Testimonial: My motivation for this surgery was to just simply be comfortable in my own skin. I have a tall, lean, and muscular physique and still had gynecomastia from abusing work out supplements and heavily smoking marijuana from the ages of 14 to 18. I literally walked in to Dr. Pousti’s office on Monday July 7th and had the surgery on July 11th. I felt like I was at home when I was in his office, very professional staff, they didn’t make it weird or look at you like you had a problem considering almost everyone who works there is a female. This can be hard for males to reach out for help because most plastic surgeons that do male breast reduction surgery do female breast implants, so the office is mostly females. No need to worry with Dr. Pousti and his staff they are very considerate and willing/wanting to fix your dilemma. I forgot to mention of how professional Dr. Pousti was himself, extremely knowledgeable and did a great job on my surgery. Scars are barely visible and its only been 6 weeks post-surgery. All the tissue built up underneath my nipple is eliminated. I’m already back to normal life (working out, going to the beach, etc.) and not worrying about what shirt I’m wearing or if it is visible to see my puffy nipples are visible. Post surgery. I wore a vest for 4 weeks and kept the area somewhat dry. I received a phone call every day for the first week to see how I was doing, which i appreciated. He will require to see you after surgery several times just so he can ensure that everything is healing properly and that you are happy with the result. All the post-surgery appointments are free, so you can see him at no cost if there are any complications. The surgery is definitely worth the money if you are trying to change your life for the better and get rid of your self-conscience thoughts that can consume you everyday. Testimonial: I had moderate gynecomastia and chose Dr. Pousti because of his experience and knowledge. Everyone in his office is very courteous and professional. He assessed my condition, made sure he understood what I was looking for in regards to results, and confidently told me how we were going to proceed to accomplish that. The pre surgery experience was very pleasant as well. I got to meet the Nurses and Anesthesiologist, they were super nice and that allayed any anxiety I had before going under the knife. It’s been about a month since surgery and am very pleased with the results so far. I wish I had done this sooner! And Anesthesiologist, they were super nice and that allayed any anxiety I had before going under the knife.  It’s been about a month since surgery and am very pleased with the results so far.  I wish I had done this sooner! Testimonial: Update, I had my gynecomastia surgery last week with Dr Tom Pousti. And I am very pleased with my results. Best decision I’ve ever made in my life, it changed my life. Am super excited….oh yeah btw I’ve had consultations with 4 other doctors before him but they all just seemed like they was saying what I wanted to hear and just wanted my money. But I ended up choosing him because he didn’t candy coat the fact that it was my best interest to lose couple of pounds before I go with the surgery!!! Thank you doctor Pousti you the boss. Testimonial: Let me start off by explaining what I wanted done & how it affects my life. I have always been a heavy set guy. Right now 5-11, 227 Lbs. I worked out a lot in my life especially in high school days. Long story short. Manboobs. I could never get rid of them. Saggy lifeless skin just making it harder & harder to go about a normal life. So this is my procedure that was done on 8/21/13 By Dr. Pousti. Male Gynecomastia Lipo correction. Now for the review part. He was the second doctor that I looked into.  I was a bit skeptical about it at first $100 just to be looked at.  The $100 dies go towards surgery.  So anyways I decided on Dr. Pousti, & I cannot explain how very, very happy I am.  He is such a great man.  Dr. Pousti if you read this high five to the man who made my life a bit a bit easier you & your team rock! I’m now about 1 week out of surgery, everything is still sore but healing up perfectly.   I already see about 50% in reduction even with the swelling.  After surgery I got so many calls & check ups from Dr. Pousti himself & his staff, very, very nice of them, thank you!  If you are reading this & deciding on this type of surgery (male gynecomastia lipo reduction) or any cosmetic surgery.  I highly would recommend Dr. Pousti I just can not say enough “NICE” things about him & his staff!   Soon I will be wearing just a t-shit rather than a baggy button up shirts or trying to conceal my problem. Everything from start to finish all the people are amazing!  I never once felt pushed to do it.  Like Dr. Pousti said many times “I’m the boss” & I made a decision to do this.Pousti. Male gynecomastia Lipo correction. Now for the review part. He was the second doctor I looked into. I was a bit skeptical about it at first 100$ just to be looked at. The 100$ does go towards your surgery. So anyways I decided on Dr. Pousti, & I cannot explain how very very happy I am. He is such a great man. Dr. Pousti if you read this *high five” to the man that made my life a bit easier you & your team rock! I’m now about 1 week out of surgery, everything is still sore but healing up perfectly. I already see about a 50% in reduction even with all the swelling. After surgery I got so many calls & check ups from Dr. Pousti himself & his staff, Very very nice of them, thank you! If your reading this & deciding on this type of surgery (male gynecomastia lipo reduction) or any cosmetic surgery, I highly would recommend Dr.Pousti I just cannot say enough “NICE” things about him & his staff! Soon I will be wearing just a t-shirt rather then baggy button up shirts or trying to conceal my problem. Everything from start to finish all the people are amazing! I never once felt pushed to do it. Like Dr.Pousti said many times “I’m the boss”. & I made a decision to do this. Testimonial: I was overweight as a child and got into fitness and lost major weight. After getting down to single digit body fat levels I was still missing my confidence. I spent years as a personal trainer and got very muscular bodybuilding but was still not able to take off my shirt at the beach due the excess skin I had around my waist and chest. I spent several years debating or not to get a tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery to correct. I spent a long time researching Dr. Pousti and I was not disappointed. As man I was even more embarrassed getting cosmetic surgery. But as soon as I went into their office my fears subsided with their welcoming staff. Dr. Pousti is an excellent surgeon and he took an honest interest in my concerns and me as a person. I can’t thank him enough for the work he did and the reassurance he gave me along the way. My only regret is not moving forward with this procedure years ago. Testimonial: Thank you Dr.Pousti & everyone in your office & the staff in the surgery center! & thank you girls for making me feel very comfortable. I found Dr. Pousti on the Real Self website. I was extremely impressed with the consultation and everything presented. I also thought this was something out of my reach: financially, recovery time, etc; however, at the consultation Dr Pousti and his team answered all of my questions and helped me through the steps to make this a reality. Testimonial: Dr Pousti and Staff are absolutely excellent. I started looking for a surgeon in October 2012 and found many plastic surgeons to suit my needs but,  only one surgeon that I could wholeheartedly put my trust in. From walking into the La Mesa office my comfort level was meet with friendly staff members and a team of professionals that made me feel like I was already a member of the family. I’m a 43 year old male and have been unhappy with the extra tissue I had in my chest causing (man boobs) I also wanted to have liposuction around my flanks and lower back. Dr Pousti was the third surgeon on my quest for excellence.  I had originally gone in to see about getting chest implants to correct some asymmetry and gynecomastia and make my chest look fuller. After many suggestions from other surgeons I still needed  the right guidance. Well I guess three was my lucky number. My consultation with Dr P exceeded my expectations and I new before I left that I was choosing him to perform my surgery.  I had my surgery one month and one week ago and I couldn’t be more ecstatic. Since I didn’t have any hard tissue in my chest I was able to get away with only liposuction removing fatty tissue around and under my nipples to flatten out the chest area removing my (man boobs) I also had my waist ( Flanks) done as well. After surgery,  I took three days off and was back to work Monday morning.  After having my dressings removed one week later a dramatic difference was evident and I haven’t stopped smiling since. I kept thinking to myself “if it looks this good now, just think how I’m going to look after I am completely healed”. I’ve kept up with the compression which I highly recommend for swelling and have no issues.  Beside feeling soar I have had a wonderful recovery and look forward to my final results in a few months. Testimonial: Hey guys here to share my story with you all! I started doing research on Gynecomastia back in 09. After a long period of careful research I came across a few top names, and narrowed the list down to Dr Pousti. After seeing his credentials I knew I didn’t have to search further. I immediately called and scheduled an appointment at his beautiful office in San Diego. His staff was extremely kind and professional. After meeting with him and discussing surgery I was relieved that he was as kind, professional, and sharp as I had imagined he would be. I scheduled my surgery a month later, and soon after that I was under the knife. Then began the recovery process and things were looking good. It’s been almost 1 month since my surgery in April, and I can honestly say I’ve never been happier with my appearance.

Thank you Dr Pousti! I truly believe you are the best Gynecomastia surgeon in the world! Your expertise and commitment to patients needs is irrefutable. Thankfully surgeons like you exist that can give men back normal lives, I’m truly grateful. If I could leave one parting message to people like me a year ago just browsing the site, I say “Do it!” Get the surgery be happier with yourself and enjoy life. And if you can get it done by Dr Pousti I recommend you do so because there is no doubt in my mind that he is committed to excellence and can help change your life forever. I know it is important to some to get the best deal because not everyone has money saved up but in my research I stress get the surgery done by a professional, because you will be happier with the outcome.

Testimonial: My decision to pursue the surgery was very spur of the moment. Although I had been wanting it for quite some time, I never really had the opporutnity to pursue it; year around I was involved in sports, more specifically football. Anywho, to make a long story short, upon arriving back to San Diego after a whirlwind of a time in Europe following college graduation, I decided it was time to do something for myself. I did a little research and found Dr. Pousti with the help of the internet. The thing that attracted me to Dr. Pousti, besides his excellent resume (Harvard Grad), was the fact that he was a pioneer in the particular surgery that I was looking for, and was an innovator in his procedures. Dr. Pousti’s office was the first I visited, and the last. From the very beginning, I felt as if I was not only ‘a’ patient of his, but ‘THE’ patient. Walking into to a plastic surgeon’s office filled with a female staff and a mostly female clientel could be a little frightening, especially for a big, meathead, egotistical football player like myself. However, from the very beginning, the staff welcomed me with open arms. Each and every one of them had an endearing smile and always greeted me with a friendly hello. Everytime I called to make or reschedule an appointment, they always remembered my name, were always interested in how I was doing, and always responded with a , ‘No problem Mike, we can do that.” Being in the business world myself, this is the MOST important characteristic to possess: client service. And with client service comes sincerity, a great attitude, working hard, exceeding expectations; I feel that Dr. Pousti and his staff possess all of these things and more. I am very happy with my results. I still have some healing to do, but it is such a blessing to have such a great Doctor and office to rely and fall back on.

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After living with gynecomastia for several years I decided that I would start looking for a plastic surgeon to take care of my issue. I did extensive research on the subject and found that Dr. Pousti would be the correct choice to perform my surgery. Going into the surgery I was very nervous of the outcome, but Dr. Pousti assured me that I would be pleased with my results and explained in detail of how the procedure would work. The day of the surgery came and it was over in a flash. I?m now three weeks post-op and looking back on the experience I can actually say that the anxiety of finding a plastic surgeon and worrying about the results was far worse than the actual surgery itself. The results of the surgery were what I hoped it would be! I now have a huge sense of relief and feel that a weight has been lifted off my shoulders since the procedure. Dr. Pousti, his office staff, and hospital staff were all very professional and made for a pleasant experience and I recommend Dr. Pousti to anyone thinking about the procedure.

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I’m happy to have chosen Dr. Pousti to perform my gynecomastia surgery. He has an excellent staff, all whom were attentive at all times. Every day for a week after surgery I received check up calls to ensure my recovery was progressing smoothly. The doctor was also very straight forward about the risks of the procedure and provided me a realistic explanation of what results I could expect. I am about two weeks in recovery now and feeling great. I’m happy to have done the procedure and recommend to anyone thinking about gynecomastia surgery to consider Dr. Pousti.

Prime Plastic Surgery consists of the top board-certified surgeons in the country providing the highest caliber of patient care. We offer cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, to help patients achieve truly life-changing results. Our surgeons are members of several prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities

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