Published July 28, 2010
A new breast rejuvenation surgery gives women with oversized breasts a reduction, lift and implant all in one, MyFoxHouston.com reported.
Dr. Gary Horndeski, an aspiring engineer-turned plastic surgeon, has engineered a breast rejuvenation technique to sculpt the ideal breast.
“I am able to make a cone out of a patient’s own breast tissue,” Horndeski said. “I’m also able to position the cone in the chest wall wherever I want. In addition to that, I have a technique that involves using straps, so I make basically an internal push-up bra.”
Horndeski, who says that he wants to build the ideal breast, creates a natural implant, what he calls a cone, by using the skin his patients don’t want – the skin that is hanging, or the skin on the side. He also makes the incision under the fold of the breast to reduce the vertical scarring, which is what had prevented Jana Reed, a single mother who worked in Horndeski’s office, from getting traditional breast reduction surgery.
“The results were very unattractive, left lots of scarring and they didn’t lift the breasts into the position where they are high,” Reed said. “And that’s what attracted me to what Dr. Horndeski is doing.”
After having her 38DDD cup size successfully reduced using Horndeski’s new technique, Reed has a renewed sense of confidence, is eating better and even met and married the man of her dreams. But it also relieved the neck and back pain caused by her large breasts, which made it hard for her to sleep.
The breast reduction also attracted Jordan West, a 20-year-old college student whose size J bra made her breasts look like they belonged to an older woman.
“Just a T-shirt or a V-neck would look sexual on me because my chest was so large,” said West, who now has the same 36 C cup size she did in the sixth grade.
Cheryl Waller not only saw the cosmetic benefits of this procedure, the 64-year-old wanted it because it fit into her plan to use plastic surgery to help slow the aging process.
Horndeski has improved these women’s lives with a four hour procedure that he spent 10 years formulating.
“It’s not the art of medicine,” Horndeski said. “It’s more engineering. It’s human engineering.”