Location: Houston, TX
Member since 9/3/2011


  • 15 total posts
  • 3 reviews
  • 1 discussion
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

52 Years Old, Experienced Crowding on Right Side and Gaps on Left - Houston, TX

When in my early teens my wisdom teeth grew in horizontally and were impacted which resulted in orthodontal surgery to remove. The result was some slight crowding in the front but nothing bad. As years passed I began to notice gaps on the left in which food was constantly getting stuck and I would have to constantly floss after each meal. I then begin to notice how hard it was to floss on my... READ MORE

Modified Abdominoplasty with Hernia Repair - Texas

Lost my bikini body in 1988 when I gave birth to an 11# bouncing baby boy and have been trying since then to get it back. My son was delivered by an emergency C-Section after 16 hours of hard labor without pain meds. I have since had numerous abdominal surgeries (cholecystectomy, myectomy, hysterectomy and a unilateral oopherectomy) and have nicknamed my stomach "Frankenbelly" due to... READ MORE

Painful - regret having it done - Pasadena, TX

I had Zoom Whitening performed in 2003 and regret having it done. First of all the advertisements about being able to get it done during your lunch hour were false, my session took about 3.5 hours. Secondly, the technician applied so much peroxide gel along my gum line that it actually blistered my gums and has caused gum damage in the areas that were most blistered and burned. The results... READ MORE

Questions from Pasadena3814

Do I Need to Be at my Goal Weight and Have Maintained That Weight in Order to Be Considered a Good Candidate for Abdominoplasty?

I have lost close to 70 # over the past year but would like to lose about 30 - 35 more # to be at what I consider my optimal, or goal, weight. I am close to 5'10" and... READ MORE

Discussions started by Pasadena3814

Pain comparable to Oopherectomy?

I have had so many abdominal surgeries that I have nicknamed my stomach "Frankenbelly" due to all the scars and disfigurements.  My C-Section was hip to hip... READ MORE

Recent comments from Pasadena3814

I feel very fortunate that I have not experienced some of the issues that others have described in their posts, the worst for me has been the straining of the stitches on my internal mesh girdle...the pain can be excruciating! I just... READ COMMENT

Thanks Philly, it is good to know that what I am feeling is normal. I have had a tiny set-back this week that I think came from overdoing it and pushing myself too hard. I am feeling more pain the past couple days than I have since my... READ COMMENT

2 weeks and 1 day post-op and feeling great! I have gone back to work and while I am not back to traveling, I am working extensive hours. I did make the mistake of trying to sleep on my side the night before last and never could get... READ COMMENT

Selah, congratulations on your decision to do this for yourself. Who is your surgeon? I too am in Texas and just used Dr. Horndeski (in the Houston area), he is wonderful. I am about 2 weeks post op and have no regrets...the best... READ COMMENT

Thanks PhillyMom. I am almost 2 weeks post op and feeling great. The hernia was bigger in reality than indicated in the CT Scan but Dr. Horndeski's technique for repair, reconstruction and removal of skin was a perfect solution for my... READ COMMENT