Ratings for Dr. John LoMonaco
He is the most amazing plastic surgeon! Not just for his work, but also the way he goes above and beyond for his patients. It has been 8 years since my breast augmentation, but I still feel so strongly about my experience with Dr. J. Lo I wanted to review. Originally I had a consultation with another Dr. That left me feeling so uneasy about the procedure that I didn't even want the procedure anymore. He was going to cut me up everywhere , move this and that around, he treated me like I was dumb for asking questions and made me feel like I was wasting his time! I did more research and contacted 2 more surgeons- 1 is very well known for breast augmentation in Houston and the other was Dr. Lomanaco, I emailed both and they both e-mailed back. The first Dr. Sent me a generic "Whatever your issue is we can help" but Dr. Lomanaco specifically addressed my questions and concerns in his e-mail( I later found out HE e-mailed me himself! Obviously I made an appt. with Dr. Lomanaco and not the other guy. His waiting room was full when I arrived, but during my consultation he took me into his actual office and must have talked to me for over an hour like I was the only patient he had. I immediately trusted him like an old friend. On surgery day I just layers in pre op with my hands behind my head without a nervous bone in my body because I knew he was going to an amazing job and he did! Trust is the greatest gift a surgeon can give a first time patient. Don't go to anyone else- he is more certified, more experienced, and kinder than any other surgeon you're thinking of using.
I was referred to Dr LoMonoco by a friend. At which point my husband and I did full research on the doctor himself and the procedures I would need to get done. When we met w/ the doctor he was fantastic. He made us feel at home and answered w/ patience all 100 questions we put on the table. I was very intimidated to have this surgery for I feel it is a very vain thing to do but had no choice after losing 154lb over the past year and a half, I have so much hanging skin there was no other options. The doctor seemed at ease w/ what he does and in turn made me feel this was the right thing to do. I am currently in the 3rd week of my recovery after having a lower tummy lift and a breast lift done. I am excited to see what I will look like when recovered at 100%. Right now I still have quite a bit of swelling in the abdomen area and some healing in the butt area to go away. I already have my 2nd surgery booked for Jan to complete my journey to have my arms and thighs done. Dr LoMonoco has truly made me feel like part of the family and caters to my needs per I know I am a high maintenance client per my mind gets the best of me. But he has never made me feel like I am a bother and is always there for me when I need him.
Dr. John Lomonaco is everything I ever wanted in a plastic surgeon. Not only is he a gifted artistic surgeon, I was ecstatic with my results but he had other important qualities usually overlooked in the industry. His bedside manner was impeccable. He and his staff were always so welcoming and gentle. They made me feel relaxed and comfortable during the entire process. Dr. Lomonaco was extremely down to Earth. All of my questions were thoroughly answered and I was never made to feel rushed. He has a terrific sense of humor and constantly followed up to manage the post-op discomfort. I would highly recommend Dr. Lomonaco. He performed a mini mommy make-over (tummy tuck & lipo). Kate– Houston, TX
Dr. Lomonaco was amazing! I first met him 7 years ago, after my weight loss. I had lost so much weight that my breast had become deflated balloons. I was super self conscious about them. Dr. L was able to give me back my self confidence. He was a great listener, very attentive and knowledgeable. He is a perfectionist and has an amazing attention to detail (no-one knew I had implants!) His staff is amazing and makes you feel like a family member not a patient. Stacy and Destiny have always been super attentive to my needs. I highly recommend his practice to anyone. Seven years later, I will be returning to him for a mommy makeover! VM
I understand you will read numerous positive reviews about Dr. LoMonaco and wonder if you are genuinely getting honest feedback – the answer is YES! Dr. LoMonaco is truly amazing. He is a brilliant surgeon; but even more than that, he is an incredibly wonderful doctor who really cares for his patients. The first time I met with Dr. L for my consultation I was incredibly nervous, but he put me right at ease. Although I had done extensive research on my procedure, I naturally still had a number of questions -- he answered all in great detail. Once I decided I would have him perform my procedure, I booked my surgery and was able to have it done within a month. I am very happy with the outcome. We had several consultations and conversations and I was clear about what I was looking for -- and Dr. L delivered. My augmentation is modest and his work reflected what was best for my body type/size. He is a professional and will make the appropriate judgments necessary to give you the best results, while honoring your wishes. His staff, Stacey and Destiny are amazing! They are his right-hand people and another reason I encourage you to see Dr. LoMonaco. Destiny called me everyday for several days after my surgery and Stacey is incredible about answering my questions via email. An area to be aware of: It is not uncommon to wait 30 minutes to an hour after your scheduled appointment time to see Dr. L. It’s not ideal, but because he is incredibly busy and often short staffed, this has happened to me several times. You may want to plan accordingly. There was also a hick-up regarding my scheduled surgery time. Dr. L personally came to see me to apologize and made sure his team did whatever necessary to make me feel comfortable. I truly appreciated the gesture, especially given how nervous and anxious I was the day of surgery. I trust Dr. LoMonaco and will go to him again if and when necessary.
I love Dr Lomonaco! I love love love the outcome of my surgery! I am looking forward to completing the second phase! I had breasts lift with implants and a lower body lift! It looks wonderful! The procedure went very smoothly however I did have complications after going home, but Dr Lomonaco continued to be available, giving me and my husband his cell number to text or talk any time of day or night. He was always thorough and patient! His staff is always very very friendly and always makes me feel beautiful and special! My husband and I are both enjoying the outcome of my surgery and look forward to working with Dr Lomonaco during the second phase!
I spent about 80 hours over the course of 6-8 months reading review after review of Plastic Surgeons. Not only did I read reviews, but I looked at hours and hours of actual surgical before/after photos and hands down selected Dr. LoMonaco as the doc who could make the most significant transformations in patients. After speaking with 3 of his current patients in his waiting room, one was even another physician, and seeing how happy they all were with their results, I chose to go with Dr. LoMonaco. He and his staff are amazing. I have been so well taken care of. If I were a Physician, I would take care of my patients exactly how Dr. LoMonaco has taken care of me. He is truly a great doc who cares about his patients and wants you to have a life transformation. His staff is great and is with you before, during and after the surgery even for up to a year. I have had such a great experience. I only wish I had made the decision to have a lower body lift years ago. I am allergic to almost all pain meds except Tylenol and Advil, so I have literally been scared to death of facing post-surgical pain. In my last two C-sections, I left the hospital on nothing but over-the-counter Advil and in tons of pain. It's been 3 months since my surgery, and I have had hardly no pain. I didn't even take all the pain meds prescribed to me. He inserted an automatic pain pump that worked wonders. I can't tell you how happy and pleased I am with my surgery. If you are considering a lower body lift, you would be crazy not to meet with Dr. LoMonaco.
I found Dr. Lomonaco online-- I saw his posts on a weight loss surgery message board and was impressed with his informative, detailed responses to people from all across the country. In his posts two things came across: 1) Dr. Lomonaco genuinely cares about people and 2) he is an expert in his field. Since he was based in Houston, I decided to do a little research and I found that reconstructive plastic surgery after massive weight loss was one of his specialties (he actually co-wrote a book called “Bariatric Plastic Surgery” which should be required reading for anyone who is considering plastic surgery after weight loss). I was impressed, but in the spirit of due diligence, I went to see two other doctors while I waited for my appointment with Dr. Lomonaco. By the time my consultation with him came around, I felt that I knew what to expect-- some measurements, photos, and a fairly clinical conversation about what procedures would be necessary. My consultation with Dr. Lomonaco had these elements, but so much more. He was able to speak with authority and from experience about what I needed. He was the only doctor that I met with that had a vision. Because of his experience in performing the type of surgeries I wanted (lower body lift) on people just like me who have lost a lot of weight, I was so much more at ease. He made me feel completely comfortable and took an hour with me on two separate occasions to really talk me through everything. Unlike many surgeons, Dr. Lomonaco has an excellent bedside manner, exudes warmth, and is very relatable. His communication is very clear (did a great job talking to my parents) and even gave my mom his cell phone number, a first in my experience with surgeons. We didn’t need to call, but I know it made my mom feel a lot better. I had my lower body lift on 7/1/14 and have been so pleased by my results. My stomach and back are completely flat! The incisions are symmetrical and are healing better than expected. I believe that I avoided a lot of what many people experience with this procedure (severe bruising/pain/swelling) because I had a skillful surgeon. I was off heavy duty pain medication after 5 days (just tylenol after that) and was able Just two weeks after surgery I was able to start moderate cardio and some light weights. Dr. Lomonaco has some amazing people in his office that have the whole experience easier. After surgery I spoke with someone in his office every day to report on my progress. I also had his surgical assistant’s cell phone number which I used to text her random questions about my recovery (thanks Destiny!) and I always received prompt responses, mostly assuring me that everything was going well. I’ve been in the office three times since surgery for check ups and will go again next week for another check up. I hope to schedule my stage 2 surgeries for December at that time. All in all, I can’t say enough about positive my experience has been. I wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Lomonaco to anyone, especially people who have lost a lot of weight and need reconstructive surgery.
My experience dealing with Dr. LoMonaco and his staff has been wonderful, and I am thrilled with the lever of care I received. I have never met a doctor so empathetic. It didn’t matter if I was happy or scared Dr. LoMonaco, Destiny and Stacy were right there to help me. My husband didn’t understand why I was so in love with this Practice until he met Dr. LoMonaco and his staff. Now there’s no one else he would trust with my body. I had large breast most of my life (D Cup at age 13). Before my 75 lb. weight loss my breast over filled an F cup, after they were very elongated and heavy and still filled a DD. 10 weeks ago Dr. LoMonaco performed a breast lift/reduction on me. There was very little pain after surgery and the results are amazing. Dr. LoMonaco gave me the perfect Full C I had always dreamed of. Next year I’m planning my Tummy Tuck (With Dr. LoMonaco of course!) MsLoriG
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Dr LoMonaco completed his General Surgery training at Memorial Hermann and MD Anderson Hospitals in Houston Texas in 1997 and went on to a plastic surgery fellowship at University of Texas Medical School-Houston. He spent 2 years researching skin substitutes and wound healing, and served as full time faculty at the University. He was also Director of the Plastic Surgery program at LBJ Hospital from 1998 - 2001 before he entered private practice. Dr LoMonaco enjoys one of the highest-rated practices by patients in the Houston area, and specialized just in breast and body procedures. He attributes the success of his practice to the unhurried, personalized service he and his staff deliver to each patient
- U Of Tx Med Sch At Houston, Houston Tx 77225 (Grad. 1990)
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