The HORRIFIC Horndeski Method a/k/a Ultimate Breast Lift a/k/a Bellesoma Method RESEARCH DOCTOR - HORRIBLE RESULTS - BEWARE
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7 DAYS POST OP AND EXTREMELY PLEASED
Post Op Day 9 UBL Dr Horndeski
4 Weeks Post Ultimate Breast Lift / Reduction, Dr. Horndesk Houston, 36FF to 36/D/DD
I am hyper-sensitive in the nipples and happy to have lost no sensation. About to start scar therapy protocol after post-op appointment in two days. I am concerned however, that the "infra-mammary" scars appear to be higher than I expected and I am not sure how much or if they will drop at all. I went into this because of the no vertical scar, and am hoping I don't end up with two horizontals that make that point moot.
We shall see....
Hondeski Ultimate Breast Lift - Before / After Pic
Explant, Ultimate Breast Lift and Symptom Abatement - Dr. Horndeski
1. Neck/Shoulder Pain - this is much less than it was, I can't say its' completely gone because I have two herniated discs in my neck due to a car accident, but it has significantly decreased.
2. Skin Rash - I have had a recurring fungal infection on my neck/shoulders that has completely gone.
3. Ear Rash - I have had a recurring fungal infection in my right ear that is completely gone.
4. I have lost nearly 13 pounds since the removal of my old implants. I have struggled over the past years to lose weight as I suffer from hypo-thyroidism. Not sure why exactly I've lost weight (I'm doing nothing different), but perhaps my lymph system is working better in conjunction with my metabolism.
I began this journey towards explantation earlier this year when I discovered a hard lump under my left armpit/breast area. Several tests (blood workups, mammagrams and an ultrasound) later ruled out what we originally thought was breast cancer or possibly lymphoma. After an all clear / no cancer diagnosis that told also told me I was having a negative lymphatic response to my implants (like an allergic reaction) I decided to remove and not replace them, and get a lift at the same time.
I am still healing up, my scars are fading, I will most likely have a scar revision in April or May but I couldn't be more pleased and health-wise, I feel wonderful.
Starting Epiderm Scar Therapy by Biodermis after UBL
Will update weekly with progress.
Horndeski updated pictures 6 weeks post op
10 Wks Post Horndeski Ultimate Breast Lift
Horndeski UBL: Healing Progression Makes all the Difference in the World
12 Weeks Post Horndeski Ultimate Breast Lift and Healing is Going Well
Before and 12 Weeks Post Horndeski Ultimate Breast Lift - UBL
5 WKS VS 12 WKS SCAR HEALING ON ULTIMATE BREAST LIFT
Some people see pictures of scars and get really worked up and anxious. Remember what has happened to your body. The skin has to have time to heal, the flesh needs to settle where it will and with massage and daily attention, the scars will appear smooth as you expect. If for some reason a particular area doesn't leave you with aesthetically pleasing results, your surgeon can revise the scar under local and it will heal to an acceptable state.
12 Weeks Post Horndeski Ultimate Breast Lift
13 Weeks Post Horndeski Ultimate Breast Lift
Week 14 post Horndesku UBL
Wk 1 Versus Wk 14 Comparison - Horndeski Ultimate Breast Lift
15 week Post Op Ultimate Breast Life Horndeski - Updated Pictures
17 Weeks Post Horndeski Ultimate Breast Lift - Still Happy!
7 Month Review - Not Yet Satisfied
My scars are not in the infra-mammary fold and are too high. I have very visible horizontal scars (this is supposed to be a no visible vertical scar procedure, but it's moot because my horizontal scars are large and high.
He had promised me he would do the in office revision to correct all this at the end of May before my family trip to Hawaii which was last week. Went to my appointment to plan and schedule the revision only to be told he was going to be out of the country for a month and had to reschedule. Made my trip difficult with buying/wearing swimsuits, sundresses, etc when your nipples pop out all the time. I am completely self conscious all the time about my appearance, I can't wear half the tops in my wardrobe because my nipples pop out. I can't wear a push up bra to give me some upper pole fullness (I have NONE) because the nipples pop out of my bra!
I see him again this next Monday to schedule and plan revision. I certainly hope this can all be corrected because at this point, I'd rather have the vertical scar and upper pole fullness and breasts shaped like breasts and not bells, with nipples that don't point upward.
I have been very patient with the healing process. Unfortunately, my breasts look like they need a "lift" because there is too much skin under my nipples and there is no upper pole fullness at all. I certainly hope this can be fixed. I spent nearly $14k and I look nothing like I expected with a breast lift procedure.
I'll keep you updated. At this point, I couldn't say I would recommend this procedure to anyone.
Revision pictures day 3
Breast Lift Revision Gone Horribly Wrong
I underwent the Horndeski Method / Ultimate Breast Lift procedure under general anesthesia in November of 2015. The results were unsatisfactory and nothing like the before and after pictures advertised. My nipples were placed entirely too high and popped out of bras, swimsuits and low cut blouses. My inframammary scars which were supposed to be hidden in the breast fold offering a "scarless" aesthetic settled way above the inframammary crease. I chose this procedure as an alternative to vertical scar lift and instead ended up with high horizontal scars extending to the underarm area. I could not wear certain bikinis or strapless garments without them showing.
My surgeon insisted that an in office revision procedure would correct all my dissatisfaction.
I waited nearly 7 months and had the in office procedure performed on 6/23/16. The experience was horrifying, the local injections never took and writhed, shook and screamed in pain as I felt every thing! All the cutting, even the sutures being placed and the string being pulled through layers of my skin.
My husband was so concerned to hear me screaming that he came into the exam room where this procedure was being done and held my hand and had to hold me down to let the close me up.
Worse yet than my nightmarish experience is that my breast look worse. My nipples are stretched down and oblong shaped. My breath are wide and flat and one side has a distinct point. The incisions in my cleavage area are badly pleated and dog eared.
I do not recommend this Revision surgery - It is inhumanely performed and it did not correct, but rather worsened my prior condition.
This is not a minor procedure. There was no anesthesiologist present, no monitoring of my vital signs, no blood pressure monitoring. It was done on an exam table turned backwards, me lying on my back with a cloth over my head. Neither the surgeon nor his assistant wore hair covering or facial mask - only gloves.
Pleas reconsider having a revision of any kind without proper monitoring and anesthesia. A local injection of lidocaine is simply not enough. I am looking at having to have reconstructive surgery by another surgeon at this point.
On my follow up appointment Dr. Horndeski mentioned that yet another revision would give me my desired results. He will not be the one performing any type of procedure on me ever again.
Horndeski Method a/ka Ultimate Breast Lift REVISION 1 week later
Horndeski Method a/k/a Umtimate Breast Lift Failure
The Horndeski Method / Sample Results versus ACTUAL Results - NOT to Expectations
He informed me during my pre-op visit at the hospital that he may need to use a small incision under my breasts, and he would keep it to a minimum.
Here are my results compared to his sample results. This is an actual patient photo of his before/after. My reasonable expectation should be to have a similar outcome. As you can see, that did not happen.
2 Weeks Post Horndeski Revision
Horndeski Method a/k/a The Ultimate Breast Lift - BAD Decision
Post Horndeski "Lift" and Revision - horrible nipples
2 1/2 week post revision checkup
What I thought. I said they look mangled to me. His response was "so you say."
Bottom line he wants me to wait ANOTHER 6 months for ANOTHER revision. He needs to do scar work, more lipo and redo my nipples. Indicates it will have to be at a hospital under general anesthesia "because I cannot tolerate the pain of locals".
Makes me wondered why he can't do sedation in his office like most doctors?
THE HORNDESKI METHOD A/K/A UBL - NEGATIVE RESULTS UPDATE
Missing is the traumatic experience during my revision, where I felt everything, screamed, cried, shook uncontrollably, my husband came busting in the room and held my hand and held me down to finish. Missing is the fact that his receptionist threatened to call the police if my husband went back, and my husband responded, "Please do." Missing is the fact that his physician assistant said to me, "This has been traumatic for all of us."
It all reads like I walk in and everything is fine and my breasts are beautiful. It made me physically sick to my stomach to read it. I STILL have a fat necrosis on my right breast that I have addressed with him at least 4 times, no mention in my records. No mention I am dissatisfied anywhere.
The Horndeski Method - Scar Placement Not Satisfactory
Path Forward After Negative Horndeski Method Experience
I implore anyone seeking out a cosmetic surgery procedure to have the physician investigated thoroughly, if you don't know how to do it, hire someone to do it for you. You are worth it. I thought I had done my due diligence. Board Certification is evidently not enough. Top 100 on this site is not enough. Check their medical licensing for all signs of disciplinary action. Check the methods they use for peer review and recognition by professional associations. If it's not an established recognized procedure in the field, there is probably a reason. Check all courthouses for current malpractice suits and pay more attention to the negative reviews than you do the positive ones. Ask to see pictures of their most dissatisfied clients, and insist on before and after pictures which also show side views, not just the front, clothed and unclothed. We do this to look and feel better about ourselves, it's a shame it doesn't always work out that way.
The Horndeski Method - now disfigured
The Horndeski Method left me disfigured
Before & After Pics Tell the Truth : THE HORNDESKI METHOD RUINED MY BREASTS!!!
The Horndeski Method - Revision made it worse
The Horndeski Method - Ultimate Breast Disaster
The Horndeski Method ---- a DISASTER
My breasts are shaped like cartoonish eyeballs. They are not round, full or aesthetically normal. The breast are uneven. One is larger than the other and one nipple is higher. They still pop out of my swimsuit. My nipples are egg shaped and elongated.
This is a disaster - no other way to put it. I'm looking at expensive reconstruction surgery 5 mos from now after having already paid $13,900!!!!
My Ultimate Breast Lift Disaster - the Horndeski "Method" left me disfigured
Reconstructive surgery will be close to 20k and I spent 13,900 with this surgeon.
Do yourself a favor, if you insist on consulting with him ask him to explain his medical malpractice claims, his multiple disciplinary actions take against him by the State Medical Board and why he has lost privileges at hospitals, why he doesn't have his own surgical suite on site, and why he performs surgery 50 miles away from his office. Then ask him why his revisions are done in his office under "local" which seldom works causing extremely excruciating pain for the patient instead of using sedation. Oh and why he does SO MANY revisions to begin with.
My Horndeski Method Nightmare
Dr Horndeski's Medical Board Discipline and Lost Hospital Privileges
On April 12, 2013, the Board and Gary Michael Horndeski, M.D., entered into an Agreed Order requiring Dr. Horndeski to obtain within 30 days an independent medical evaluation from a psychiatrist and follow all recommendations for continued care and treatment, within one year complete 16 hours of CME including eight hours in risk management and eight hours in communications skills with professional colleagues and pay an administrative penalty of $1,000 within 60 days. The Board found Dr. Horndeski was disciplined by peers at Angleton Danbury Medical Center regarding issues related to competency, conduct and behavior and had his membership and privileges at ADMC revoked.
Psychiatric evaluation and treatment! Notice the words "competency, conduct and behavior." This is extremely telling!! BEWARE
The Horndeski Method is NOT a minimal scar procedure
THE HORNDESKI METHOD Before and After(s) - Not as Advertised
The Horndeski Method ruined my boobs
7 1/2 weeks Post Horndeski Method Revision
The revision was necessary because he placed my nipples so high they popped out of my bras, lingerie, swimsuits and tops. Additionally, my inframammary fold incisions were not in the fold and they were too high leaving horizontal scars about and inch and a half up my breast mound too high. He removed skin and "lowered my scars" into the crease which resulted in stretching my already too high nipples into an elongated shape that is horrible. I am now 9 mo's post original Horndeski Method. I spent 13.9k on this procedure in which nothing has gone right.
I also have a marble sized fat necrosis above my right Areola which will have to be surgically removed.
I am looking at having to spend another 15 to 20k to correct all this and place implants to obtain the upper pole fullness his procedure promised but failed to deliver.
I have an area on my right breast that continues to bleed after each shower which I am having to watch closely and treat with tincture of iodine.
The Horndeski Method - Still Disfigured
There is ZERO upper pole fullness, my breasts have weird points on the outside and inside, my areolas are still too high and I look like I have flat pancakes on my breast mound.
Please, please find a reputable physician with no disciplinary action with that State Medical Board, who has not lost hospital privileges, been referred for psychiatric evaluations and who uses a tried and true, peer reviewed and professionally accepted procedure. I wish I had.
My Review(s) have been Closed for Comments
Not sure why the site chose to close my reviews for comments, but they have. Negative reviews are a reality of any type of service. This site, in my opinion, is here to serve the prospective client (patient) not the advertising physician. If anyone would like to speak to me or comment, please feel free to DM message me.
Disastrous Results from the Horndeski Method
The Horrible Horndeski Method
The Horndeski Method a/k/a Ultimate Breast Lift BIG FAILURE
Complete and total FAILURE.
Since then, my review has been closed by comments by this site. One can only speculate as to why. However, I have received an enormous amount of moral support via direct message, and some messages have not been so nice.
Additionally, a myriad of photoless 5 star reviews have popped up that read like an advertisement and others are even worse. They seem to jab at the ladies on here who have had a negative experience with the doctor (there are many). Some are so bad they are tantamount to victim blaming - Using such statements as "the doctor is not your friend", "you must follow post surgical directions," "despite his bedside manner, etc.", "have realistic expectations." Let me tell you what, when you spend $14k to look better, and you look 10 times worse, your expectations are NOT UNREALISTIC, they were shattered!
First off, some people will have good experiences with a doctor, and some people will not. The purpose of a review site is so that the consumer can get a cross section of experiences from which to make an INFORMED decision.
I did NOTHING wrong, I expected NOTHING but professionalism from a "board certified" physician, and I FOLLOWED ALL DIRECTIONS. None of the blame for my poor outcome is owed to me. I did not place my incisions too high, I did not place my nipples to high, I did not perform a surgical procedure on me without adequate anesthesia.
I did however choose the wrong doctor. I did however, not have access to his record of the many Texas Medical Board disciplinary actions before going under the knife. I did however, not realize he had lost medical privileges at area hospitals prior to my surgery. I did however, rely heavily upon his advertised before and after pictures which look nothing like my outcome. I did however, rely heavily on the POSITIVE reviews and advertising he does on this website. I HAD A POOR OUTCOME. It is NOT my fault, and I will NOT be belittled, talked down to or victim blamed.
If you had a good outcome, good for you. Taking a superior position and insinuating that I had ANYTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH MY OUTCOME is outrageous and ludicrous. Be better than that.
My Horndeski Method Results are Mortifying
If I had to reach across a table anyone can see my awful boobs. So very disappointing, sad and embarrassing. What the hell shape is this exactly? I can't wear more than 70% of my expensive wardrobe because of what he did to my once beautiful breasts. It's so very depressing. I can't wear a 36d because it's too small, a 36dd fits perfect on the bottom but doesn't even touch my beast skin on top because I am so flat in top. I can't win...????
This is What The Horndeski Method a/k/a the Ultimate Breast Lift Did to Me
Do your homework before going under the knife. Read every review you can find, contact the State Medical Board and check for disciplinary actions, referrals to psychiatric evaluations, check all courthouses for lawsuits, ask the doctor for this information as well and see how forthcoming they are.
Make sure the doctor uses a peer reviewed, professionally accepted procedure which has been medically reviewed and recognized, that all doctors are familiar with - not just some system some doctor dreamed up that isn't professionally recognized and causes more harm than good.
The Horndeski Method a/k/a Ultimate Breast Lift Ruined my Breasts
I don't understand how he continues to market and perform a procedure he just made up, it's not an accepted method by any peer reviewed plastic surgery organization, this procedure has not been studied for any length of time by any qualified board, there is no medical review literature that I can find where this method is recognized or even mentioned as safe or effective. I can find no studies mentioning this "method" or its "effectiveness" anywhere!
He has already been disciplined once for keeping poor and incomplete medical records. I have already pointed out where my medical records from his office are a fabrication by his office. He makes no mention of my dissatisfaction that I point out at every visit, the horribly traumatic in office revision he did with no anesthesia simply says the patient tolerated the procedure well - which is BS. My witness can tell you otherwise.
I am permanently disfigured. If anything can be done to help me, it will be in addition to the $14K I already spent with this "doctor".
Ladies, do your homework before going under the knife. It will cost me nearly $20k to correct this mess and I will still be permanently scarred.
Horndeski Method Disfigures
My nipples are still too high, my scars are wide, ugly and extend nearly to my underarm. My nips are egg shaped and elongated.
Do your research on this doctor, review his Texas Medical Board Disciplinary actions before consulting. Ask him why he doesn't have an in office surgical suite, use anesthesia for his numerous necessary revisions and why he has lost hospital privileges and hospitals and performs surgery in a hospital 50 miles from his office.
Ultimate Breast Lift a/k/a The Horndeski Method n/k/a Bellesoma Method Left me Disfigured
There have been numerous failures with this procedure. Many unhappy clients, malpractice claims and lawsuits. Makes one wonder if this is why it's on its third name iteration due to marketing concerns? Keyword searches on the previous names reveal numerous poor reviews.
Regardless of what he calls it, or how many name changes there are, his unproven method remains the same. He still has disciplinary actions and complaints filed with the State Medical Board, has still lost medical privileges at hospitals and has left a host of women maimed in the process. Marketing tactics such as this will not hide the truth of the harm this procedure has caused.
Whatever Name you call it The Horndeski Method Ruined My Breasts
Reviewing his website, he has been performing this method since 2000, so 16 years, and he's done around 400, that's roughly 25 per year. Most docs do hundreds per year. If this doesn't make you feel like a Guinea pig nothing will.
Any reputable surgeon you ask will tell you the mechanics of this procedure leave wide, flat breasts. Take a look at mine - it's true.
I am almost 11 months post original surgery. If you follow my reviews, I tried to remain very optimistic, positive thinking and confident in the beginning until it became clear to me that my 14k investment was turning into a debacle which will cost me another 20k to correct with a reconstructive surgeon.
There are a myriad of sketchy 5 star reviews that have popped up since then. There are a few ladies who have posted positive reviews and lash out at anyone or anything that dares to question the greatness of this surgeon and his methods and insinuate the fault lies with the patient - as if they are victims of Stockholm syndrome, which I find very odd.
This review site has disabled the comments feature on all my postings. I'm sure this is related to the fact that comments and likes up a doctors rankings and increase the likelihood of your post being found by others.
He probably doesn't like my posts...lol
At any rate. Here I am still traumatized, disfigured and dissatisfied as a client. His deceptive marketing led me down a path I will never recover from. I will speak my truth and tell the truth you won't hear from him.
Do not consider this doctor until you are comfortable with the following facts:
He has disciplinary history with the Texas State Medical Board, including referral for psychiatric evaluation.
He has lost hospital privileges and performs surgery 50 miles away from his office.
He does not have an on site medical suite where he can perform revisions.
His revision surgeries which are required most of the time are done using local injections which often do not take. In my case, I felt literally everything. I was tortured. His office staff threatened to call the police during my procedure because my husband insisted in coming back to the exam room they had crudely made a surgical area to perform my revision - a due to my screaming bloody murder. I asked for and was denied Valium or any type of sedation. I was not monitored for blood pressure or any other kind of vitals. I was forced to lay on an exam table with my head covered by a sheet and hold still while the doctor made 8x2 inch incisions under each breast, removed skin, and then sewed me back up while I felt everything, including the string pulling thru my skin. My poor husband had to hold me down so they could close me up. When it was all said and done his physician assistant told me and my husband she was traumatized. A reputable physician will have his own surgical suite or bare the cost of general anesthesia at a hospital when the need for the revision is due to his mistake.
The revision surgery made everything look worse.
I wouldn't send my dog to this doctor.
The Horndeski Method is NOT a Limited Scar Procedure
He spouts over and over that you won't be subjected to the vertical scar which shows from front view. What he will not tell you (and did not tell me) is that you will have a horrible side scar that goes nearly to your underarm.
When I had my consultation I was shown pictures of lovely outcomes with no vertical scars, all front view photos, which is what I wanted because my original breast augmentation was done through my belly button and I had no scars to begin with. We discussed the procedure. I believed I would be having the Mini-Ultimate Breast Lift (all done through the nipple) up until my pre-op appointment where he informed me he would be doing a small incision (like when implants are placed) under my breast which would eventually be hidden in the breast fold and breast shadow area. He said this to both me and my husband.
He not only cut me way up on the sides, but he placed all my incisions and my nipples way too high to begin with. This caused me to have to undergo his painful revision surgery to bring my scars down in front, but did nothing to mitigate the damage from the side view. It also left me with horrible cleavage scars, and strangely shaped pointed breasts.
Please be informed of exactly what this man is going to do to you prior to surgery. I WOULD NEVER HAVE AGREED TO HAVE THIS DONE!
This is NOT what he did. I have horrible unsightly under breast and all the way to my underarm scars. I would have traded this for a small two inch vertical incision any day!
There's not a Bra Around that can correct Poor Surgical Skill - The Horndeski Method, Bellesoma Method, Ultimate Breast Lift - W
The incisions are horrible, misplaced, were too high to begin with, my nipples are elongated, off-center, not completely round to begin with, placed too high and now one is still too high. The scars are long, wide, horrible and extend nearly to my armpit. There is pointing interiorly and exteriorly along my breast mound, because he cut me into a point, not because of a bra. The suturing technique is amateurish and not aesthetically appealing. NOT MY FAULT.
Some ladies on here will try to tell you the reason I have no upper pole fullness is my fault. That's a load of BS. I followed all doctor's orders, the fault lies with the procedure and the surgeon. Any reputable surgeon will tell you this method is not ideal, THAT is why more doctors don't do it. NOT because the doctor wants you to think that his method is patented, or proprietary or secret or anything. It's been done before, and failed, that's why it's not recognized (try looking up the Passot method) but I digress.
Don't let anymore convince you that if your surgical procedure doesn't meet with expectations that it's your fault. It's BS and it's unnecessarily protecting a surgeon and a flawed procedure.
Now - look at my pics and tell me that I HAD ANYTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH THIS!
Very Bad Decision. The Horndeski Method, a/k/a The Ultimate Breast Lift n/k/a Bellesoma Method (he keeps renaming this procedure I suspect to avoid people finding the negative reviews online) has left me malformed, misshaped and completely frustrated. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend this procedure. One must ask themselves, if only 400 of these procedures have been done in 10 years, how is this procedure a "proven method"? Answer: It's not. Some doctors perform this many procedures in 1 year, yet in 10 years, he's only done this 400 times. I've been very patient about this but after 10 months, and after a VERY PAINFUL and TRAUMATIC revision surgery with no anesthesia - I look nothing like I should. Nipples are elongated and oblong. One breast larger than other, strange point on left breast. ZERO upper pole fullness (that's why we get a lift, right?), large, pleated horizontal scars. My shape looks like a bell or a pear, large and wide on bottom. I have a hard time wearing bras, swimsuits or low cut blouses. One nipple higher than the other, still pops out of swimsuits and lingerie. I am embarrassed about my appearance and severely depressed and anxiety ridden following a traumatic revision procedure. I am left disfigured and having to find a surgeon who can fix this. Please, please, please, if you consider this physician, do yourself a favor and check his disciplinary actions with the Texas Medical Board, ask him why he has lost hospital privileges and only performs surgery in a country hospital 50 miles away from his office. Review the malpractice lawsuits on file in Harris County, Ft. Bend County, Galveston County and Montgomery county so you know exactly what you are getting into with this doctor. It is going to cost me approximately 20k to have reconstruction surgery, that's after the nearly 14k I already spent with this "doctor". If it were possible to give anything other than a 1 star (perhaps a negative star) I would!