Patient Reviews for Gary Horndeski, M.D. in Houston, TX
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It has been a year since my breast lift/reduction surgery. Great results and very happy. Dr. Horndeski is a fantastic surgeon and very professional. His staff was very helpful and wonderful to work with as well.
I’ve always been a big breasted woman and now that I’ve had my surgery I am so excited and happy with the work. Never thought i would be so happy, love my new look. Now I CAN wear some clothes I just couldn’t wear before.
I found Dr. Horndeski YEARS AND YEARS ago, after searching if there was such a thing as a lift without the vertical scar! After thinking about it for so long and reading all I could about the procedure, I finally called the office. He explained to me the difference of traditional lifts keeping the weight of the breast on skin vs. his method of transferring the weight of the breast on to muscle – so genius! He answered a few more questions, and I booked right then! His office makes it so easy to be a fly-in patient like I was, and communication before, during and now after has been incredible – everyone on his staff is so so sweet AND knowledgeable! I cannot say enough good things Dr. Horndeski and his whole team! Thank you, Dr. H!!! I remember when I first searched how a traditional breast lift was done, and I saw that first anchor scar and immediately wrote it off – Nope! Don’t like that! I tried to put the whole procedure out of my mind as something I’ll never have done because that vertical scar was just something I don’t think I could stand. Plus, after looking at so many before and afters of traditional lifts, I just wasn’t really impressed with the “afters” – the breasts may have been HIGHER, but they still didn’t appear to be YOUTHFUL. They’d still be lacking the fullness or perkiness I was hoping I could have. I felt like I had looked through every realself breast lift review, and then I saw it! Some sort of tagline like, “breast lift – no vertical scar” – that’s when I read about Dr. Horndeski’s Bellesoma Method™! Umm… Genius!! How did no one else think of this?!! I was so in awe of his innovation! Because I’m super cautious and would never do anything on a whim, I seriously thought about this procedure for YEARS – probably like 4 or 5 – before I finally took the steps to call his office to at least SEE about getting it done. The office was SO professional AND nice AND had everything set up so easily to be a “fly-in” patient like I would be! I had been won over! My husband and I went to Houston, Dr. Horndeski explained everything perfectly on our pre-op consult meeting – AND the fact that I had studied every review on RealSelf, I knew much more about what to expect in recovery – and I had it done!! Boom! 2 follow up appts. – one on day 2 post-op and one day 3, and we flew home on day 4! Now writing this, I’m just shy of 3 week mark, but the results are amazing! SUCH an aesthetic improvement! The breasts are high and tight and full and YOUTHFUL! They look more youthful now than when I actually was youthful!! He explained to me the long-term difference between traditionally putting the weight of the breast on skin vs his method of putting the weight on muscle, and I’m so thrilled I did my research and went to him because I know I have a lift that will last a lifetime! If you’re wondering about pain, I can’t lie and say I didn’t have pain or discomfort; it is a pretty significant surgery, BUT it wasn’t anything I wouldn’t do again for these results. My incision lines are already in my crease, and I don’t think the around the nipple scars will be noticeable at all when I’m done healing! Also, communication with his office has been so easy since I’ve been home – pics are sent weekly and little questions here and there are answered within minutes! I would recommend anyone considering a breast lift to go to Dr. Horndeski and his staff for the Bellesoma Method™ lift! So thrilled I did it!
Dr. Horndeski is a wonderful Dr.. He has an amazing attention to detail. I could not be more pleased.
I am extremely happy that I chose Dr. Horndeski for my procedure. I’ve had large breasts my entire life and although I have always wanted a lift and small reduction I never went forward with it because I was concerned about the anchor scars and eventual sagging. Then I found Dr. Horndeski on real self and I am extremely glad I did. I was an engineer for many years so the engineering approach to the problem of performing a breast lift with minimal scarring and no sagging overtime really resonated with me. I now work in the medical field so am giving my review from the perspective of an engineer and also from the medical side of things. I live in another state and did a phone consult with Dr. Horndeski and scheduled my surgery that day. Throughout the entire process, he and his staff were very helpful, informative and responsive. I flew into Houston the day before my surgery and did an in-person pre-surgical consult, we went through the procedure and he showed me images of the surgery being performed. He explained how he uses the lower portion of the breast tissue to support the breast and give it permanent lift, I liken it to creating a sling that supports the breast (my words not his) that connects at 9 points to the pectoral muscle to give maximum lift and support as well as a really great shape. When I was at the hospital the nursing staff (who are employees of the hospital so see many different surgeons work) said that I had chosen the best and that Dr. Horndeski was a perfectionist. This is what you want in a surgeon! They said that throughout the procedure he raises and lowers the surgical table to ensure that your breast will look great when you are upright, something I had wondered about so thought I would mention it in this review. On the day of the surgery I did some pre-op workup including a chest x-ray, bloodwork, urine pregnancy test and an ECG. Then they took me to the preop area to a private room. The thing I liked about this hospital was that my husband was able to be with me the entire time. Other surgeries I have had they have had him wait in a waiting area until I was gowned and had my IV in, etc. I was in a private pre-op room and Dr. Horndeski and PA-C Elisa came in and took pictures, measurements and made markings on my breasts to use as guides during surgery. They had an iPad with the software they developed to help with some of the calculations. As an engineer, I found it fascinating so had a lot of questions and they gladly answered all of my questions about why they were doing things and how the software worked. I told my husband that having seen the process and all the calculations and measurements they do prior to surgery it made me feel even more confident about my choice of surgeons. I liked and could understand the science behind it and that gave me a lot of comfort because I was a bit nervous admittedly. After the surgery, I was in recovery for about 2 hours and then went back to our hotel. I had drains in each breast which were a bit awkward but there is really no avoiding it. There was definitely a level of pain involved but it wasn’t unbearable and I kept ahead of it with the meds. One thing I did notice pretty much right away was a relief from the back and shoulder pain that has pretty much plagued me all my life due to my heavy breast. Dr. Horndeski mentioned that other patients had said they felt immediate relief and I was kind of disbelieving until I experienced it myself. Elisa called the next day to see how I was doing and to answer any questions I had. My pain was not bad at all and my husband and I even walked to a nearby movie theatre to see a movie. My surgery was on a Friday and on Monday I went to Dr. Horndeski’s office for a post-surgical consult and to get the drains removed. Drain removal does sting a bit but fortunately, he did it very fast and it was over before I knew it. I have read other reviews that Dr. Horndeski does not have a good bedside manner. I didn’t find this to be the case at all. I found him very pleasant, knowledgeable, thorough and detailed. He and all of his staff were really kind and helpful. I am nearly 5 weeks post-op now and am thrilled with the results. I can’t believe the lift that was achieved and think the shape is perfect. I’ve posted my before pictures and video and also a picture that was taken a few days ago. I did have one small complication, I had an allergic reaction the steri-strips so you will notice a lot of redness near all the suture areas. This is not common, I just happen to have a sensitivity to some adhesives. You will also notice some small indents along the suture line, Dr Horndeski and Elisa have assured me these will pop out. My husband is a physician and also said this will happen and the suture line will soften and smooth over time. My husband helped manage my treatment after we got home especially dealing with the allergic reaction to the steri-strips and he has commented many times how the suture line looks great and it will all be barely noticeable by the time I am fully healed. I am sure that most people reading this review have heard the phrase, “The Art of Medicine”, much of medicine is an art, especially this type of surgery. I feel that Dr. Horndeski has blended this art with the science of engineering perfectly to give women a superb alternative to the traditional breast lift. Every surgeon should be doing the procedure this way. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend anyone to Dr. Horndeski and in fact, have recommended him already!
’ve researched breast lifts, augmentation and reductions since 2014. I found Dr. Horndeski two years ago and scheduled a phone consultation -I continued to research other PS’s in my hometown but quickly realized that To achieve the results I wanted -I would travel to Sugarland, TX. I had a list of prerequisites-very few scars, the perkiness of an implant using my own breast tissue (I didn’t want the expense or concerns that come with having implants -I didn’t want to be tasked with replacing them every 10 years and most important(!!!) I did not want my areolas removed due to concerns of numbness. I found it! My experience with Dr. Horndeski and his team exceeded my expectations from day one-my Procedure was October 27, 2017. He’s an expert-very methodical and knows exactly the end result he is seeking to achieve perfection. I highly recommend consulting with Dr. H and his team about having a breast lift or augmentation before you commit to another PS-It’s so worth the trip and you’ll be so glad you did. Also, when you meet him you’ll realize very quickly that he is truly the mastermind behind his revolutionary procedure-it’s a game changer! The recovery is a breeze -I was back at work the Monday after my procedure.
Dr. Horndeski was really good. I would recommend him to everyone.
I traveled long distance to have the Ultimate Breast Lift with Dr. Horndeski and I’m so glad I did. I started with a natural 34f/g bra size and was unhappy with the sagging. I’m now a 33d/dd and am very happy with my results so far. Dr. Horndeski, all his staff, Especially Jana took great care of me before, during and every week after the surgery. Even 12-weeks later they are still keeping in touch and making sure things are going as planned. So far everything has turned out just like they explained and I’m confident that the final result will be perfect. I highly reccomend Dr. Horndeski for any woman who does not want the unsightly vertical scar common to most breast lifts. If you decide to use Dr. H., my advice is be patient and follow his instructions for after care. Things will look wierd for the first few weeks, but keep supporting the breasts with a good fitting bra and check in often with the staff. I did, and it’s been great. They are very caring, and never seemed bothered by my questions.
Dr. Horndeski is a no-nonsense, very talented and focused doctor. I am used to working with engineers and doctors, so I appreciate his manner. He is not the least bit cold, but he is not warm and fuzzy either. I liked this, but for those who are looking for something else, look no further than his employees who are very caring and warm.
Cutting edge Doctor, who came up with an amazingly inventive approach. It so refreshing to see professionals continuing to grow their knowledge and their skill set to ultimately provide a better solution for their clients and not just settle for good enough. As a Human Performance Professional I have never seen a more dedicated supportive staff, which also speaks volumes about the type of person Dr. Horndeski is.
Dr. Horndeski was very experienced and explained the Bellesoma Breast Lift Method to me thoroughly. He explained what to expect with all aspects of the surgery as well as anticipated/realistic results and timelines. He is also careful to point out differences in how people heal and follow aftercare procedures and how these things can affect results. He watches your weekly progress closely after surgery to make sure that you are healing properly and there is not complications. He has great bedside manners and I would highly recommend him to anyone that is looking to have a breast lift!!
After lots of research and reading, I made an appointment for a consultation. He was very thorough and answered all of my questions and explained exactly what the procedure entailed and how it would meet my desired results. I waited several months before scheduling my surgery because I was nervous overall. The staff in the office and at the hospital were both so kind and went above-and-beyond to make sure I didn’t have questions before surgery. On the surgery day I appreciated the computerized images of my results while he was marking the incision areas. After surgery I was extremely sore and groggy and chose to go back to Houston to stay close to his office for the days of recovery. The pain when I would get up was much worse than I expected and the drains were more than annoying. Having someone to help me those three days was a must and to make sure i was eating enough to compensate for all the medicine. After 3 days I felt 100 times better, especially when the drains came out. Now, 6 weeks later the only things that bother me are living in a bra and sleeping on my back. Otherwise, it was the best decision I have made. I am so glad I decided to do it now and not wait any longer.
Dr. Hordneski and Elsa were great. If I ever need anything else concerning my breasts he is the doctor I will be going to! They were courteous and helpful as well as his staff.
I had been looking at this issue for about 20 years, but could not bring myself to do the traditional breast lift due to the vertical scars. In 2015, I was checking to see if there were new options, and was thrilled to run across Dr. Horndeski. Thanks to him, I have the shape breast I have always wanted, and the scars are hidden except for the outsider side of each breast… whose appearance I hope will improve a little with some weight loss. I also have increased sensitivity in my nipples due to the surgery. I now have breasts that are not pointing downwards and hanging low on my chest anymore, and I can go braless when I need to!!!!
Found on Real Self while researching for a lift that required little or no visible scars
I first found doctor Dr. Hordeski on realself and right away noticed he didn’t do the vertical scar which I really didn’t want!
Having worked as a Senior Physician Recruiter and no stranger to cosmetic surgery, when I have something done I do extensive research and have no issue flying to whoever is best in the country for that technique. Having an engineering degree and the unheard of triple board certification, this doctor stood out. I have a cast of my bust I made in college (see photo) and I have more upper pole fullness now with just a mini lift and unlike any other doc I talked to, no scars to get there. He uses, in Cliff Notes version, a push up bra inside your chest made of your own breast tissue so your body doesn’t absorb it so it maintains the lift longer than other lifts as well and also maintains it if you gain or lose weight, unlike other lifts. I have friends who had lifts and they are aghast when we compare my results already to theirs…no monster scarred up boobs on me. He has patients fly in from most every country in the world when you talk to his staff. He is by far the best and as an engineer invented this proprietary technique and has not shared it. Kudos.
First I would like to start with the staff, because behind a great dr, is a great staff!
The team he has, is so personable and always made me feel comfortable and were just so real with me, even when I was asking 1,745,274 questions, they answered each one.
Dr. H was great from the very beginning. He told me how it would be done and explained his techniques and heard my worries and listened to my concerns. Overall, it was the easiest procedure and my outcome could not have been better. I’m 6 weeks post op now and they look amazing and I feel great! No more pain! I went from a 34G to a 34D.
I found Dr. H online the day that another local surgeon cancelled my breast reduction because of a bladder infection. I was so bummed and came home and started looking at what I was missing out on. That’s when I came across some INCREDIBLE photos of breast reduction photos on Real Self. These photos were superior to most which lacked upper pole fullness and were still saggy. Dr. H’s were full and perky and looked like they had implants in them! I was skeptical at first but after researching his technique, calling his office and speaking with him directly, I realized there was a reason my surgery had been cancelled previously…DIVINE INTERVENTION!! When I was finally ready to have the reduction, I called Dr. H’s office to see if his surgical schedule matched my availability. His office manager was wonderfully helpful in answering questions I had regarding being an out of state patient. I’d have to fly to Houston and could only stay for a few days. Dr. H called me to talk it through and within a day, I’d booked my airline ticket and hotel room and put my deposit down to hold my surgical date. I had my initial in-person consultation the morning of surgery. Dr. H and his PA, Elisa, arrived at the hospital and were so welcoming and pleasant, they immediately eased any anxiety I was feeling. They spent an hour taking measurements using proprietary software to ensure an optimal outcome. Plus they were very chatty and fun to talk to. I absolutely loved both of them! I knew I was in the best possible hands and knew that Dr. H’s revolutionary approach to breast reductions and lifts would give me the best possible result. He is genius! I don’t know why anyone would settle for a droopy breast without fullness AND A VERTICAL SCAR TO BOOT, when you can have what looks like implants!!!
Professional, attentive, answered all my questions, didn’t feel rushed, and passionate about his work. Would recommend to family and friends!
Dr. Horndeski is knowledgeable and to the point. I liked that. I expressed my desire to utilize this method because I wanted to reduce the strain on my neck and shoulders, even out size and lift my breasts with minimal scarring. He showed me pictures of the process itself. It’s genius. I’m now 3.5 weeks out and I’m not sure how I feel about my choice just yet. I love that my breasts are a high and look great in a bra. As a matter of fact…I LOVE THE WAY THEY LOOK IN A PROPERLY FITTING BRA! I don’t love that they look to me to be significantly smaller than what they were and there’s a couple things that may need to be tweaked once I’m done healing. But hey, that’s motive to shrink my body next. One of the things that you might want to note, if considering this procedure, is that forward projection of the breast is decreased but the base is significantly increased; and that’s an adjustment in the way you view your breasts. I mentioned to him that I felt like the top of my breasts were somewhat flat. He said they looked good and were progressing well. At one point in time they were very triangular. The right one has significantly rounded out. So he was right. The left one still has a little bit to go. To clarify, I’m aware that this is a process and the results aren’t apparent overnight. So for now, I’m still optimistic and patiently waiting. I think my shape, the feel of them and their placement in my chest is going to be fine. I am mildly concerned that my nipples do not look the same but I’m happy they are level and think this will be a quick, simple fix. I’ve had some complications but nothing that the doctor caused. Google Mondor’s Disease. This happened to me and is a perfect example of why it’s important to follow the instructions in the packet his office provides. When you’re still swelling your bra can become tight causing this condition. Fortunately this is a temporary and isn’t a major problem, but is definitely uncomfortable. After I read about how rare it was I was impressed that he immediately knew what I was talking about and provided insight. Today, one incision started weeping and I contacted his office staff. Jana was amazingly prompt, very helpful and gave me care instructions and called out a precautionary antibiotic immediately. Overall, I have to say my experience has been pretty positive and I’m confident my end results will be as well!
Awesome, attentive, didn’t bother me unless needed.
Dr. Horndeski is a trailblazer. He is kind, thorough and precise.
The staff and Doctor are very professional and responsive.
I had a breast reduction about 10 years ago. I wasn’t thrilled with the results. In that procedure, the dr. just lipoed my breasts leaving them uneven and kind of lumpy.
I was reluctant to go under knife again but after seeing the before and after shots of Dr. Horndeski’s patients I decided to go in for a consultation. After Dr. Horndeski explained how his unique procedure method and answered all of my questions I felt confident in his knowledge and expertise so I scheduled my surgery to occur 2-3 weeks later.
The day of the surgery I was nervous but Dr. Horndeski and Elisa were so patient and reassuring. After the surgery, Elisa gave me her cellphone number and said I could text her with any questions or concerns. And believe me- I did! Lol. She was absolutely lovely and quickly responded anytime I texted her. She never made me feel foolish when I asked her dumb questions- she was so kind.
I’ve been to 2 post-op appointments since then and I have had no complications so far. I am not going to tell you that the recovery is a breeze but it’s certainly manageable. A week and half after my surgery, I celebrated my birthday with friends at a nice dinner and a concert downtown. Amazing! I am so happy with my results- my breasts are smaller, firmer and so perky! LOVE the results! It’s certainly an investment, not pain free and will require recovery time but if you ask me it’s all worth it. I have absolutely no regrets. Two enthusiastic thumbs up for Dr. Horndeski and his team!
Very knowledgeable. He is very professional, doesn’t really try to be your friend but defenetly has your best interest in mind.
Dr. Horndeski and staff are very smart, compassionate and professional…I had consultations with several other surgeons, but Horndeski’s method looks so much more natural that the choice was easy. I would HIGHLY recommend this surgeon.
Dr.Horndeski is Very professional. Its all business with the doctor. He loves his job and it clearly shows once he goes into the details of his work and the magic he does is all over his results. He is a bit on the quiet side so def come in with a list of questions to ask. Very sweet and kind. His office staff is also sweet but they def need a refresher on customer service before and after procedure.
Dr Horndeski was very professional and I coukd tell he knew what ge was doing. He showed me photos of the actual surgery and explained the proceedure in detail. The next day we headed to Lake Jackson for the actual surgery. That was a suprise as I thought we were going accross the street based on other reviews. Lake Jackson is 45 minutes from his office. I loved all the staff in Lake Jacson- they were all fun and upbeat. They all knew Dr Horndeski and his many patients who have come from all over the world. Dr Horndeski came in, marked me up with his black marker then said I will see you in surgery. I got my cocktail (anesthetia) and only remember waking up and ready to leave. I was able to get up and down all night to go to the restroom without assistance. It was hard but manageable. I would defintely do it again and he would be the doctor I chose again!
HANDS DOWN, BEST DR. AND BEST OFFICE STAFF. I am a happy girl!
Dr. Horndeski is very serious about his job and only wants the best for his patients. Dr. Hondeski is also passionate about the patients needs.
I am a 32 year old business owner, and I do not take decisions this large lightly. However, after deciding to undergo this procedure, I wanted to ensure that I was only doing it once-and getting the absolute best result. I stumbled onto Dr. Horndeski using this site, and decided to see him as well as another plastic surgeon. Just the same as I am sure anyone else reading this, viewing his images, and wondering why his results are so much better than any other reduction out there- I had my doubts. I met with Dr. Horndeski and took some time to understand his method. He is an engineer by trade, and comes across that way. Much more of a math guy, than the marketing machine you expect to get with a plastic surgeon which explained a lot to me. Again, I saw his images and even after talking with him, I was still cautious. If this procedure is so different and great, why isn’t everyone doing it?? Just so as it happens, my best friend is a nurse. In nursing school she did a lot of research on the first heart transplant and the difficulty in our society and modern day medicine for a new technique to be developed and accepted. We talked in depth about it, and she sees first hand how set in their ways doctors are, and how difficult change can be. Obviously in being a best friend she didn’t want to push me too hard in one direction of the other, but she did give me the confidence I needed to no longer doubt. I asked Dr. Horndeski for a reference list and spoke to each one of the (5) that I asked for and was given. They were all over the moon happy and gave me the confidence that I needed. I am now 18 days post surgery. My results are amazing!! Rather than lower droopy reduced breasts, mine are high and perky. They sit just as he said they would, and look and are sized exactly how I wanted them and we discussed. I am still in the healing process, but my scaring looks like it is going to be just fine, and quite honestly I CANNOT WAIT until this summer to be in a bathing suit!! For the first time I can put one on and not have the weight of my breast tied so tightly in a knot on my neck that I can’t wait to get out of the water and take it off. After it is all said and done, and I have the results on my very own chest to prove it, and many conversations with Dr. Horndeski, it makes sense. He is a math guy and an engineer, and has utilized those skills to develop a completely different method for breast reduction/lifts and not let the typical “hold ups” of doctors get in his way. I whole heartedly believe that in time, his method will prove to be the standard practice for reduction and lift surgery. Why would it not be? I have no vertical scar on my breasts and they sit higher than any other doctors reduction I have ever seen. I am very grateful for my choice and to him, as obviously a decision like this is life changing. With all of that said, I talked to him in detail on why others are not partaking in his method, and the answer was simple-this is not what they teach in school, and he is the only one that knows how to do it. In years to come when I am sure he will franchise out his technique (if he ever becomes the marketing guy) having him perform your surgery will likely be nearly impossible-or cost you 5 times as much. It is true, the results and pictures are real and that’s why I sincerely wanted to take the time to write this in such detail-to help others that were in my situation make a clearer decision. Whatever you do, ask for references-and call. You will get the real deal on recovery, experience and results. Hope this helps!
I had breast implant surgery with a lift after two pregnancies 13 years ago. My breast looked great for a few years but eventually, I noticed that I needed another lift and it was also time to repair the capsular contracture of my left breast. I visited 7 doctors in the Houston area and also considered going out of the country since my first surgery was performed in Venezuela. All doctors recommended an explant with a lift, some suggested to change my implants to preserve the fullness of my breast. But at this point, I was ready to say goodbye to breast implants for good. Last December, I got ready for surgery and decided to go with Dr. Horndeski. I was very impressed with his technique and the fact that I didn’t have to remove implants 10 years from now. Dr. Horndesdki addressed all my questions and concerns. The day of surgery, Elisa and Dr. Horndeski performed some measurements and used the scanner of the Bellesoma software. The surgery lasted a little over 4 hours and the anesthesia made me extremely nauseated. They gave me medication via IV and was sent home with a new breast and a pair of drainages. The first night was good, I barely had pain and the medication made me sleepy. My first post-op appointment was the day after surgery. The big revealed. I was swollen and slightly bruised but was happy to see how high and tight my breast looked. For the next few days, I kept taking my prescriptions and kept track of my drainages. They were removed 3 days after surgery and I can say that it was the most painful part of the whole process. Elisa told me to take a deep breath as she pulled one drainage out and then the other one….Ah! Thankfully, it goes away really fast. Elisa pointed at my belly and asked me if I had a bowel movement yet. Even though I was taking laxatives and stool softeners… I have not gone to the bathroom. She told my husband to get me Magnesium Citrate. I can thank her enough for that; I had a bad experience with narcotics in the past and this was very helpful. Overall, I’m happy with the results! My breast sit higher up in my chest and look like I was in my twenties again. In fact, it looks like I lost some weight but in reality it was my implants that made me look bigger than I actually am. Thank you Dr. Horndeski.
I had an explant, lift and nipple relocation, and fat transfer. The whole process was impressive. The contrast between my previous UIK-based surgeon who originally put my implants in and Dr Horndeski was marked. Everything in Houston was planned and carefully worked out. In the pre-op room, for instance, a computerised model of my breasts and the operation was constructed from measurements taken via sophisticated equipment. I found the nurses are exemplary and ready to answer any questions. Dr Horndeski is a professional and experienced surgeon with a clever and impressive self-devised surgical technique for lifting the breasts. I travelled from the UK and the trip was coordinated by Dr Horndeski’s office who are efficient and friendly. I am very pleased with the results so far (I’m three weeks post-op) and it has boosted my body confidence greatly. My breasts seem to be healing at different rates, which I’m told is not unusual – perhaps something to do with handedness and unequal muscle tone? Post-operatively, my breasts have not really been painful. Instead, the fat transfer from the top of my thigh has been the issue in terms of pain (I had 100 ml taken from on top of the muscle of each thigh). The entry site of the cannula healed quickly, but inevitably there is inflammation and bruising from tissue damage that has to heal, but I am still functioning normally and working. The nurses/overnight carers that Dr Horndeski’s team use to stay with patients at the hotel are exceptional. Lovely, lovely women. I felt so cared for! If I had more money I would have left them extra. I may have to have more fat transferred as I have little breast fat of my own and the transferred fat will not all survive (about 60% Dr Horndeski mentioned). I can feel the support structure (cone) that Dr Horndeski has crafted through my skin already (particularly on the right) and I may require further fat transfer here in the UK. This was unavoidable really.
60 year old with 10 year old implants. One breast was sagging almost to my belly button and the other was only two or so inches higher. I had over filled (450 cc) implants that were almost falling out. Surgery was Friday, March 3, 2017 – I am SUPER PLEASED. Today- 5 days later- the drains were removed. The drains were the most difficult part of recovery. Dr. H explained everything in advance to my satisfaction. My breasts look better now than they did when I was 16. Dr. H and his staff are awesome! Dr. H knows what he is doing and is teaching other doctors his system. I am still very impressed!! Breast explant and lifts that will LAST!! I will review again as my recovery continues. Feel free to ask his staff if you would like to contact me directly. I did not expect perfection, but now feel as if it has been achieved!
I am a 42 year old male whom in 3rd grade blew up in weight. I spent a lot of my young childhood being chubby. As a teenager I was super active and as I would fluctuate in weight my love handles would shrink or get larger bit would always be about the same proportion to my body. Even at my thinnest time of 156lbs I still had love handles. I have spent all of my life being insecure about them. When playing basketball I would die inside if I got selected to be on the skins team and I hated going to water parks. My wife was told about Dr. Gary Horndeski and she decided to get a breast reduction/lift. His Bellesoma method has left my wife so incredibly happy and so much more secure. She looks amazing! After seeing the results part of me really considered getting liposuction on my love handles however I am a freak when it comes to needles or any surgery in general. It gives me an anxiety that I can’t even explain. My wife was so supportive/pushy for me to give it a shot. She has known how much anguish I have had over my love handles and truly wanted me to do it for my own personal mental strength. I went in for the consultation and Dr. Horndeski said he could do the procedure and explained what to expect. It has been just over 6 weeks since I had the procedure and I feel better than I ever have my entire life. It has been life changing and I feel more secure than ever. I can wear shirts that fit my shoulders but don’t bulge out on the sides because of those pesky love handles. I don’t mind taking my shirt off in public and my confidence is greater than ever. Dr. Horndeski, his assistant, the staff in his office and everyone at the hospital where the procedure took place are exceptional!!!! It is quite embarrassing and you are super vulnerable there at the hospital prior to the procedure and they could not have been any better at making me feel comfortable and cared for. I feel like a new man and I just can’t thank them and my wife enough!
Body shaping and conturing. love my new body. has given me a more defined shape and my clothes fit so much better. actually have gone down two sizes
Dr. Horndeski is very analytical and approaches his surgeries with an approach that ensures the patient that they will be given the best surgical procedure possible. His Physician Assistant, Elisa Gonzalez is outstanding. Together, they create a dynamic team that really understands what the patient wants and ensures that they are healing correctly. They are there for you throughout the healing process and even give you their phone number for you to call day or night with any questions you may have along the way. Due to this, I am looking forward to undergoing my next procedure, a breast lift.
Dr Horndeski is the most amazing doctor and I will be forever greatful to him for giving me my body back better than it ever was
I chose Dr Horndeski based on anothers review here on realself.com. Dr Horndeski is very thorough, straight to the point….He demonstrates a GREAT deal of confidence & knowledge about the work that he does….I really like him, he makes me feel extremely comfortable….His office staff are the greatest….His PA was so sweet & shows concern…..Now that office manager…..Jana…..LOVE HER! She talks to me as if we have been friends forever….she goes beyond her call of duty each & every time I had an appointment.
I am a strong advocate of Dr. Horndeski because of my excellent surgical results. He is diligent and expert in his plastic surgery skills and procedures. As a patient, my expectations are very high and he met my expectations. He genuinely cares about results for each patient. His staff is excellent in their contact and care towards patients, always professional and highly skilled. I would highly recommend Dr. Horndeski to my friends and family. For all my future surgical needs I will continue to utilize Dr. Horndeski. I decided to undergo a tummy tuck first as I need my inner thighs, arms and breasts done as well. I decided to visit with Dr. Horndeski as he is very close to my home. He has dealt with weight loss patients in the past and for that, I felt comfortable with him as my surgeon.
Dr. Horndeski and his staff were professional from beginning to end. I wanted pre-pregnancy abs and Dr. H delivered! Recovery was a little longer than I anticipated but I would do it again in a heartbeat, He is an excellent surgeon and I even get compliments on my scar! AWESOME EXPERIENCE…definitely recommend
Dr. Horndeski and his staff are awesome, they have been such a pleasure to deal with from the start. Will definitely be using him for additional work (ultimate breast lift and thigh lift) in the future!
I am pleased with Dr. Horndeski. He is attentive to detail. I can tell he takes great pride in his work and its outcome. His staff is friendly and supportive. I am so happy with the results of my procedure. It’s been an amazing experience! I am very pleased with the results of the mommy makeover. It was so worth it! The photos speak for themselves. The overall outcome of the procedures is…
My first impression was good, despite the very fast appointment. He is smart and passionate about his revolutionary techniques and also meticulous with his work. I like him so much.
Dr. Horndeski was the surgeon I chose for my mommy makeover. I cant tell you all how much i appreciate how understanding he was about what these surgeries meant to me. He and his amazing staff was so informative and professional. I appreciate how he explained each procedure in depth, and made sure that I understood what was to be expected for both before surgery as well as post op. Traveling to another Country was a little scary but was soon put at easy, I will definitely travel back to Houston for any other procedures and will recommend Dr.Horndeski to everyone who is considering any type of cosmetic surgery.
I found Dr. Horndeski here on this website and, despite some misgivings because of negative reviews and what looked like fake reviews, I gave them a call. Talking to the doctor allayed all my fears and I scheduled a date right away. I’m going to be blunt. This doctor is offering procedures no one else offers. The ultimate breast lift is proprietary and he hasn’t taught it to anyone else. His tummy tuck procedure is also unique, as far as my research goes. While I was unconcerned about whether I’d have a vertical scar, the fact that this procedure does without will reassure many patients. For me, retention of nipple sensitivity and a FIRM result with upper pole fullness WITHOUT an implant were irresistible. The internal bra, however, is FANTASTIC. So far, my shape isn’t settled yet, so they look fake, but even as they are, I’m extremely pleased with my result. As far as the TT goes, I’m happy with that too, but I can’t stand up straight yet so it’s not a fair test. I took off a couple of stars for wait times because we had to wait 20 minutes our first appointment day, and because we always have to wait, even when I was crying and in pain post-op. Five minutes feels like an hour in a waiting room when you’re in pain, half delerious, and can barely breathe. I took off one star for aftercare because as on out of state patient, I won’t be able to have follow-up visits that more local patients will get as part of the price. Finally, I took off one star for bedside manner just so that people will read my warning. Dr. H is an engineer. He is very friendly, but he talks like an engineer. He is focused, very sharp, (smart, not mean,) and very technical. I had no particular opinion about how my breasts should look, other than ‘good’, but if you do, bring pictures. He is not that great with sympathy, so bring someone who is if you can. I’m thinking specifically of the drain removal now. It was painful for me, and it was nice to hear sympathetic words from DH. My husband and I both have degrees in Computer Science and are very comfortable with engineer types. We found the doctor to be fun and reassuring. But even if you are a little put off at first, the results you can get with him might be worth a second interview. If you like the results pics you see. I’ll try to continue to post updated pics as time goes on.
My experience as a patient of Dr. Horndeski are filled with joyous memories driven by his excellent skills as a plastic surgeon as well as his caring personality. Dr Horndesk has always made me fill as though i was his most imporant patient; he has performed several surgeries on me over the last 5 to 6 years, and each time without fail; he/his team made sure that I was thouroughly informed and prepared the pending procedure. He has the gift of being able to put his patients at ease and he constantly strives to make sure that no stone goes unturned. I’ve seen several doctors in my lifetime but none of them tops the service/treatment that Dr. Horndeski provides. His competency is unparallel as is reflected by the many patients that he serves. Dr. Horndeski is not only an excellent physician; but also the only Dr. I know who’s Bow-ties matches his socks (how cool is that)lol I’m very fortunate to have Dr. Horndeski as my plastic surgeon as well as a great friend…….; THANKx Dr. H & Bblessed JAS
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What to say? I was referred to him as sincerely and legitimately as anyone could hope for in a reference. By a mass of happy patients, you guessed it, this very site, Real Self.
I’m neurotic to put it lightly. I considered a breast augmentation (wanted) and lift (needed) for years before I actually made my choice. When I finally did, my research of who to go to and what exact procedure became he author of my daily thoughts. Upon several months of intense scouting for he right doctor in many cities, I came upon the “Hordenski Method”. It was here where I finally found myself impressed with his ingenuity and revolutionary technique. No vertical scar was promised and no vertical scar was delivered.
I met with some of the most highly rated doctors in Houston area and Hordenski was the only one I felt was the most sincere about what was right for me. While I may have wanted augmentation (implants) what I needed was a lift. My breast had dropped severely down in my early 20s due to massive weight loss and I spent a huge chunk of those college yes with this intense insecurity. This was very apparent to anyone who could speak to me. Instead of taking advantage of something like this, Hordenski talked me out of implants. Virtually every other doctor did not. While they did not insist on it, they did not look at my body as an individual, I was just a dollar sign to them.
Granted let me give you the facts, I’m 5″2 and at the time 120lbs or so with full D cups just sagging. I was not a small chested woman by any means.
Hordenski and his staff took what was an insecurity of my 20s and morphed it into something so natural a beautifully looking.
I could not be happier with how highly perked my breast were.
Again, no vertical scar.
I was checked up on by a member of his staff often and had follow up appointments for nearly a year to check on the progress of it.
Mind you I have friends who have had a lift and some augmentation and only had a mere 2-3consults after.
There were dog ears after my surgery which when the time was right, he fixed at no cost.
Meanwhile my weight dropped over the course of a year. I started my running routine again and unknowingly dropped 20lbs. Because of this my breast changed again and both horndenski and myself noticed. This was almost a year after my initial lift. His work I would like to add in was still perfect. My breast didn’t drop because I dropped the weight so slowly, but they did shrink. Let’s face t 20lbs and it will shrink on anyone’s body.
There I proposed implants. He was against it initially but respected my wishes and did the procedure. So many times he could of made so much more off of me but this is not his style. I am cynical about a lot of things but can honestly say after 1.5yrs knowing this doctor I have the most profound respect for him and his level of professional integrity. The ingenuity in his method, the dedication to follow the procedure the whole way through, and his loyalty to seeing fit that every patient is fully happy in their own skin. He looks at what is right for you, not the typically standard. He treated my breast which were destroyed in my youth and his opus. Honestly repaired it as naturally as he possibly could.
I was not an easy patient to deal with but he dealt with me for nearly 1.5yrs with nothing but respect and care. Highly recommended him, he is truly a master of his craft.
I will upload pictures very soon.
If anyone around my age (or not) is going through the same thing I will be happy to share my story with you in more detail. He specializes in reconstruction and an advid fan of the naturally look, (doesn’t even do lip fillers) which should tell you enough about tone and depth of his work.
Because he is a good doctor just not happy with the nipple part of it and hope he will correct them.
Dr Horndeski and his staff was awesome!….All my questions were answered and Dr Horndeski told me after surgery exactly what to expect and what to do to recover correctly…I followed his instructions to a tee…It went without any problems and exactly how he said it would. I did not have any surprises or worries! Everything went so smooth and professional.
Dr. Horndeski is great! He is not there to be your best friend. He is there to perform the best possible surgery for you. If you communicate all your concerns, etc. he is there to answer your questions. I am not very needy, I read and understood everything regarding my procedure, so I had no issues what so ever.
Dr. Horndeski and his staff are great. They make sure u leave the office completely satisfied. The best place to go to for any cosmetic procedure.
Liked my results and decided to have another procedure done.