About Gary M. Horndeski, MD
Gary M. Horndeski, MD practices in Sugar Land at Horndeski Plastic Surgery, where he invented the Ultimate Breast Lift and Mini Ultimate Breast Lift as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Horndeski was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. The doctor has 27 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS).
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Posted by TwoPlusOne
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.
Posted by perky girls
Dr Horndeski was easy to talk to. He listened patiently to my concerns and his staff was super friendly and made me feel at ease.
Posted by audria.c
I love this office and Dr. Horndeski. he is super thorough, stands behind his work and is passionate about his breast procedure. He spent almost an hour with me on our first visit, his staff is very nice and even gave me their personal cell phone number in case I needed her after hours and the paperwork and payment process was super easy!
Posted by cephran30
Wow, I went in for a consultation and Dr. Horndeski suggested a breast implant removal along with the ultimate breast lift procedure. Dr. Horndeski and his staff were extremely patience and caring after my surgery. My results are wonderful....
Posted by Pasadena3814
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!
Posted by mynewlook
Liked my results and decided to have another procedure done.
Posted by A.T.
I have had two procedures done by Dr Horndeski, and I'm completely happy with my overall experience. I had no worries going into surgery, Dr Horndeski and the surgical staff were attentive and caring. Never had to wait more than 5 minutes during follow up visits and if I had any questions or concerns, Dr Horndeski and his staff were happy to address them. Very satisfied with my results and would use Dr Horndeski again.
Posted by mynewlook
Had an initial consultation with Dr. Horndeski and got in with very little wait time. Discussed the changes that I wanted to make and he was very patient and showed me pictures of his work. After a few minutes I was convinced that he was a dedicated, caring physician that has an eye for perfection.
Posted by cindy1227
Dr. Horndeski is the best breast doc in my opinion! I've been to almost all of the PS in Houston, but found him to be the most knowledgable, experienced and no nonsense. His before and after pictures sold me! He had all sorts of women there. From large, to super large with equally fantastic results. I wanted nice perky, firm breasts without implants and minimal scars. He delivered! His fee included hospital and anesthesia-very reasonable man.
Posted by trw49280
Dr. Horndeski and his staff worked within my budget which I very much appreciated. Dr. Horndeski knew exactly what he was doing, was way better prepared during my surgery, used an assistant as my first ear surgeon did not, gave me antibiotics and pain medications immediately, followed-up as needed, and I am just so grateful to have found a GREAT surgeon with GREAT prices and I am sooooo mad I did not find him first. Definitely recommend him for surgery!
Posted by NewFoundGirlsHouston
From beginning to end everything went perfect!
Posted by canbel2009
He took great care of me. He made it to the hospital about 3 hours after my accident on a Sunday night to fix me up, and I had never seen him before that day.
Posted by Lucinda22
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.
Posted by SDR
Dr. Horndeski and his staff were wonderful to work with! I am so glad I made the decision to go to Houston and work with such an amazing doctor and his wonderful staff.
Posted by Cynthia in New Mexico
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.
Posted by Living Dreams
Thanks to Real Self, I finally found him and he was worth the wait. Flew from Philadelphia to Sugarland last week and have the most positive experience I could imagine. Thank you Dr. Horndeski and your wonderful staff!!!! One day a few weeks ago, I got on the internet again and finally found what I was looking for, Dr.. Horndeski! We emailed back and forth and then had a face to face meeting via SKYPE. I was sold! No hesitation. Booked the surgery for Feb 8th. Dr. H's staff is wonderful. Jana is very caring and explains everything and answers any questions that you may have. She really put me as ease. What I liked about Dr. H is that he is passionate about what he does, is very methodical and takes much pride in his work and the proceedure that he has invented. He truly cares about his patients. As far as the surgery, I would never, ever consider having this done is a Ds. office with only one nurse present. Fort Bend Surgery center is fully accredited center and all anesthesiolgists are doctors, not nurse anesthesist. The staff is highly skilled and wonderful. I had Letticia pre-op and she was great. My 2 hour surgery went just fine and I woke up with no problems and feeling pretty good! The free hotel shuttle came and took my husband and I back to the Staybridge Suites. Staybridge Suites is just a couple minutes from the Dr's office and has a complimentary great warm breakfast every morning and happy hour most every evening. Each room has a kitchenette. Also free Wi-Fi so I could still work! They also have a comlimentary shuttle service that will take you to and from Dr. H's office , the surgery center, and local shops and restuarants. We booked a one bedroom suite and it was great! My husband slept in the bedroom and I LOVED to sleep in the living room as it has a sofa with a chaise lounger. I propped myself up with pillows and was so comfortable there. The pain is maybe a 5 out of 10. Mostly you just feel swollen and tight. I kept up with the pain meds regularly so that it would not get out of control. Having the kitchette there, stocked with water, soda and snacks was very convenient. I highly recommend Dr. H and his staff for any surgery you may consider although I have only had experience with the Mini Breast Lift. If I ever wanted anything else done, I would definately return to Dr. H.
Posted by Jess Ashton
Haven't Had Not One Back Pain Since My Breast Reduction And That's Great And He And His Staff Is Amazing.
Posted by ReNew28
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!
Posted by run123
Love the results. Chose because of the unique technique.
Posted by Veronica in Houston Tx
My self esteem has soared since my nose job and chin implant! THanks Dr. H We recommend Dr H to all our friends!
Posted by Lala_Linda
I traveled to Texas from Australia to have the best surgeon perform my breast lift and I can sincerely and wholeheartedly say that it was the smartest decision I ever could've made, because I really did get the best when I found Dr. Horndeski. I came across Dr. Horndeski's profile after 12 months of researching breast lifts (and consulting with surgeons in Australia, L.A & New York). I wanted a doctor that could give me the shape I wanted without vertical scarring.. It's now 3 weeks post op I have breasts that look better than they ever have. Naturally, I was anxious and afraid of risking my health away from home and away from my family.. Never in a million years could I have anticipated how much Dr. Horndeski and his team would look after me and become my US family. They were absolutely beautiful to me and will never be able to thank them enough for the care and support they gave me. It wasn't just 'good customer service' or medical support.. they took me under their wing and cared for me until the minute I returned home. I highly recommended Dr. Horndeski to anyone contemplating a breast lift, he has an advocate in me for life.
Posted by Nrsnola
I give Dr Horndeski and his staff 5 stars across the board, they were caring and informative with GREAT results!
Posted by Nancy in Stafford
The Dr and his staff are very professional. Also, I was never kept waiting for long periods in the waiting room, they were very prompt every time which is important to me because I have a limited amount of time to spare.
Posted by oohhjamila
I saw his profile on this website, and then the news story, and just started doing my own research. I emailed his office about the procedure and got a detailed and prompt response. He is a genius! My breasts will be in good hands.
Posted by Nrsnola
I give 5 stars across the board because everything was beyond expectations.
Posted by batter UP
I had an area that was crushed a very long time ago. The crushed area was in a location that was always being aggravated and becoming inflammed and VERY sensative. Dr. Horndeski was kind enough to treat the area by removing the crushed area and treated the inflammation. He and his physician assistant, Elisa, were AMAZING. Very gentle, caring and thorough! I am a man who is not a fan of surgery but he did such an amazing job. I can not thank them enough!
Posted by Abby72005
The rating was from personal experience. I know many people that have used Dr. Horndeski and I've seen his work.
Posted by NatashaTX
On bedside manner: Dr. Horndeski is incredibly brilliant (even as a fellow doctor, I sometimes have a hard time processing his explanations). He talks very quickly about procedures with patients, but if you ask him to repeat something or explain it a different way he is more than happy to do so. Basically, it's not that he's trying to rush you through, he just talks fast because he's passionate about what he does for people. It chose him again, because I had a previous surgery by him & Elisa, PA (even though I had come from out of state, he and Elisa remembered me, 4 years later). I was very pleased with my results both times and I plan to return to them if I should want/need cosmetic or hand surgery in the future! Their office staff are friendly and responsive to patients needs, I've never had to wait very long for follow up care.
Posted by YANKS FAN
I live in Kentucky but flew to Texas because I heard how great Dr. Horndeski was. I had a breast reduction 8 years ago and was left with horrible scars because the previous surgeon messed it up. It affected my self-esteem and Dr. Horndeski removed my scars and I could see the results immediately! I am MORE than pleased and wish I could move to Texas just to have more done and to be close to his WONDERFUL staff!!!
Posted by diamondgirltx
I did a lot of research for almost 3 yrs now. I've had visits w/4 doctors so far.
Posted by mh9079
If I could put 6 stars for wait time I would have. I initially did not write the review for my Dr. because I thought I should wait until I was completely healed. Now that I'm 2 weeks post op I feel very confident to say that I'm very pleased with the overall experience. Dr Horndeski's work is amazing to say the least. I choose Dr Horndeski because I came across him on this site. I read 53 reviews from people on here. I also spoke either through email,text or phone with patients of his who had procedures with him. I had already scheduled a surgery with another Dr. in my state of LA. Well, I can thank God because I pulled a muscle in my back and was laid up and I was having anxiety about that vertical scar and it just did not settle well with me. Oh did I mention I was a 38 D/DD and I was going to have to take out natural tissue to fit an implant (foreign object) just to achieve the shape that I wanted?! I knew I wanted upper pole fullness and perky breasts and you just don't get that result with the old anchor scar procedure. Which was invented by a Dr. in the 50's. Another factor that really bothered me was the possibility of having the same results even after going through surgery & not to mention the cost involved & possibly having to do it again due to poor results. I highly recommend Dr. Horndeski.
Posted by TNK
I am so pleased with the decision I made by getting this procedure done here. The staff was so friendly and I was able to have it done at their office for a very small fraction of the cost I had been quoted w other Dr.'s. Great experience!! Thank you so much!!
Posted by Lovin' Life Grandma
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.
Posted by HuskerFanGrandma
I gave this rating because Dr. Horndeski and his staff EARNED it!!! Dr. Horndeski was recommended to me by a family member who also saw him. She was ecstatic with her results and I am so blessed to have also had amazing ear pinning/otoplasty results from him. Start to finish, it was a great experience. Time in the waiting room was less than 5-minutes, Dr. H & his nurse were so kind, quick, and I did not feel a thing during the surgery (as I was thankfully a candidate for local anesthetic and a GREAT PRICE!) He is very good at what he does and I would recommend him to EVERYONE!!! Please go there if you want a great experience, great staff, and great results!! Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you! I wouldn't go to anyone BUT him!!
Posted by bambc
Dr. H, his assistance, and his staff are attentive/professional/courteous/informative. The Fort Bend surgery center was also amazing! I appreciate Dr. H ability to think outside of the norm, and appreicate this procedure that will defy gravity with no UGLY vertical scarring!! I researched many options for abt a year before I did this
Posted by paulobryan
I had a great experience and results
Posted by Complete JOY
I researched many procedures and physicians. I met with a variety of physicians from “high society” plastic surgeons to “down to earth” and “here to do surgery” type surgeons. I felt after visiting with Dr. Horndeski that he had the best technique, best answers to my questions and a great staff. His practice is very relaxed and not stuffy or arrogant and very inviting. His staff is very friendly and warm. The after care is very thorough and complete. I would highly recommend this office to everyone.
Treatments offered at Horndeski Plastic Surgery, where he invented the Ultimate Breast Lift and Mini Ultimate Breast Lift
Blog Posts and Articles
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: August 2011 - Volume 128 - Issue 2 - pp 101e-102e Abdominoplasty with Mesh Reinforcement Ventral Herniorrhaphy Horndeski, Gary M.D.; Gonzalez, Elisa P.A.-C. Mainland Medical Center, Texas City, Texas Ventral hernias occur postoperatively in 10 to 20 percent of laparotomies from failed healing or develop spontaneously from architectural deterioration of the abdominal wall.1 Hernias unload the muscle-aponeurosis, allowing it to retract,...
Gary Horndeski was early into his plastic surgery practice in the 1990s when he noticed that his tummy tuck patients continued to lose excess fat and maintain their new weights without trying. He says he might have shrugged it off as a coincidence if it weren't for his engineering background. Instead, he speculated that a person's satiety could be controlled by additional intra-abdominal pressure. Horndeski—an aspiring electrical engineer before detouring into medicine in...
Aesthetic operations of the abdominal wall have evolved from skin excision to fascial plication and muscle transposition. Many techniques have been advocated without objective proof of superiority. Weight reduction after abdominoplasty is an aesthetic improvement that is easily quantified. The use of mesh for hernia repair and abdominal wall reconstruction is well established. The combination of mesh and plications for aesthetic abdominoplasties has been reported previously.(1,2) During...
Education / Training
General Surgery, University Hospital of Cleveland
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Texas branch at Herman Hospital
Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, with M.D. Anderson
Hand Surgery, Wayne State University