About John LoMonaco, MD
John LoMonaco, MD practices in Houston at John Lomonaco M.D. PA as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Surgery - General and American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lomonaco was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 14 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) and Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLSFA). Dr. Lomonaco has hospital affiliations at Memoral-Hermann, St Luke's, University General, Houston Hosp. for Specialized Surgery.
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Posted by Houston2870
Dr. L has treated me since 1999. He is such a excellent Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon. His bedside manner is the best. He takes time to explain everything to you. His staff is also excellent.
Posted by maddisonashley
Dr. L is amazing. He truly cares for his patients and makes you feel like you are the most important one. His work is fabulous and scars are good. No matter how silly you think your questions or concerns are, he will listen and take care of you.
Posted by Houston2870
Breast Implant Revision
Dr. L has taken care of me since 1999 He is a excellent surgeon and plastic surgeon. He provided great care for me when I had a traumatic chest injury.
Posted by mommy with a TT revision
Dr. is a very patient and informative doctor. He is very good with responding to any e-mail that is sent directly to him and he is the one that actually respondes back to you not his assistant. This doctor take the time to listen to what you have to say and takes everything into consideration and doesn't just ignore the issue. The staff is very friendly and are very promt with returning any phone calls. Not to mention after surgery his nurse will call you everyday to check up and just to make sure you do not need anything.
Posted by 1619anon
You must visit more than one doctor to discover where you feel comfortable and safe. Check their credentials, years of experience, field of expertise, and read their ratings!
Posted by 347anon
His experience in post weight loss plastic surgery is unparalleled. He takes his time with each patient, and is a perfectionist about his work. He answers his own emails and gives his patients his personal cell phone number. He is always accessible.
Posted by khunt
He asked what I wanted, did not tell me what he wanted to do. Office staff is wonderful, attentive and answered all questions. He properly prepared me for all contingnecies and made me aware of possibilities of complications, which there were none!
Posted by Alyssa2010
My doctor and his staff were there for me every part of the way, before and after. I honestly never expected to be able to pick up the phone and call my doctor directly to discuss my questions and concerns.
Posted by txAngela
My Dr. is a perfectionist. He spends all the time he needs to in order to give you the best result. He has so much experience with people who have lost massive amounts of weight that he has an eye for knowing how it all needs to be put back together! His bedside manner is the best and his follow ups cannot be beat!
Posted by K. Roberts
The Dr. is an artist, a physician, a teacher and a warm and caring individual who is doing his true calling. His gifts are many and varied and he is utilizing them. My experience with him and his office has been nothing short of exceptional patient care!
Posted by MistyMH
Choosing the right plastic surgeon for you is an important task. I walked into my Dr.'s office with a written set of questions. Simply put, I interviewed him. I had gone to two other surgeons before him. When I pulled out my list, they were taken aback and immediately their demeanor changed. Completely different reaction with Dr. L. He said he wished more patients were as prepared as me and took time to answer all my questions. I chose him as my surgeon and never regretted it. His staff is friendly, helpful and professional. I love the old Montrose house he uses as his office. He's smart and devoted to his patients.
Posted by sme4013
I truly believe my Dr. is the best in the business on excess skin removal after massive weight loss.
Posted by mgmg
Dr. did my procedure and I am thrilled with him and his staff. They helped me every step of the way and he has taken excellent care of me. He made sure I was comfortable and called me after I went home to make sure all was well. He always explained things in terms I could understand instead of medical terminology. He is defininetly a perfectionist and that is good to have when you put your life in someone's hands. You can tell he loves what he does and he does it well with enthusiasm. He also did not try to talk me into any other procedures...I would not have used him if he had try to sell me on more than I wanted or needed. It has been a year and a half and he still wants to see my progress. I have recommended him to my friends...they are all jealous of my nice flat tummy!
Posted by Houston7338
Dr. L is caring and knowledgeable. He always has time to talk to you and explain procedures, possible outcomes, risks, etc. I never felt hurried during any of our appointments and know that I would be able to get ahold of him within minutes if I had an emergency.
Posted by AJM
I met with several plastic surgeons for consults before I made the decision to use Dr. L. I know personally I was a little freaked out with trusting a doctor to do a great job. Dr. L was the only Dr. I met with that I really felt at ease with. I had a million questions and he never made me feel like they were not important. It has been 3 months since my surgery and all I can say is WOW!! I'm so happy with my results!! I had a breast lift w/implants as well as laser tattoo and hair removal. I am a walking advertisement for Dr. L because of what a wonderful job he and his staff does.-AJM-
Posted by JT_Spring
When I first considered my Lower Body Lift following extreme weightloss following a gastric sleeve operation I was given three names by my staff nutritionist. Out of the three, without a doubt, Dr. L provided me with the greatest sense of comfort and understanding concerning the procedure--especially after visiting his office and meeting his highly professional staff. The process was quick and efficient from first meeting to the surgery and I am now a full week from when the original surgery was performed. Since the surgery I have been treated with the same care and consideration they showed me when I first walked in the door. I've even had some small issues in recovery and Dr. L as well as his staff has seen me through it all. I can, therefore, only give highest praise and recommend anyone seeking a similar surgery to seek him out.
Posted by Tawni40
Dr John LoMonaco is a top notch plastic surgeon who specializes in weight loss patients. He had been on this long journey with me and has absoultely transformed my body. He and his staff are all very caring and you matter to them. You are never treated as a potential profit like some plastic surgeons do...but they really care about how you are doing and remember you no matter how long it has been since you last visited. I will never go to another doctor because of his expertise and the aftercare I received from him and the staff. Thank you Dr. JLo!!!!!!
Posted by lobod1
My husband had a procedure done and loved him so I decided to let him fix the mistake that my previous doctor made. My husband found Dr. LoMonaco. I love him! He was great with all of the pre-op visits (very thorough) and all of the phone calls (I live out of state). He removed my old implants, gave me new ones, as well as a lift. I am very happy with my results! I definitely would recommend Dr. LoMonaco!
Posted by Carolyn7518
I chose Dr. LoMonaco for my breast augmentation in January after talking with a few other plastic surgeons. He and his staff made me feel comfortable and less nervous from the moment I walked through the door. They are all so very nice and friendly, and Dr. LoMonaco is funny and informative. He even encouraged me to continue my search for a doctor I was comfortable with, but I already knew he was the one! They all helped to prepare me for my surgery since this was my first time, and they eased my mind about some of the concerns I had. They helped me to understand what to expect before, during, and after surgery, and made sure that they knew exactly how I wanted to look after surgery. The surgery went very well, and the recovery time has been faster than I expected. Dr. LoMonaco and the girls have been with me every step of the way, answering questions, and making sure I was healing properly. Dr. LoMonaco even answered his personal cell on a Sunday to answer questions and give advice! The after care has been exceptional, and I am extremely happy with the results of my augmentation.
Posted by alp1
After a lot of research I decided to go with my lap-band doctor's recommendation. Dr. LoMonaco, Sally, Shannon, Alma, Rebecca and Michelle all provided excellent service. They made me feel comfortable from the very beginning. They all answered every question I had. Dr. LoMonaco even answered emails directly. The surgical procedure went very well. The pain pump and few days in the hospital made the post op pain levels manageable, and I do not like pain at all. I highly recommend Dr. LoMonaco and his entire staff.
Posted by Tifany0314
Dr. Lomonaco truly is an amazing doctor! I recently had a breat augmentation and the results more than exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for perfection. He has definitely put a lasting smile on my face. Now there are two of us in my family who can proudly call Dr. L our doctor!!!
Posted by TexasChic
I met Dr. L and liked his bedside manner, the people in his office are kind and helpful and down to earth. Dr. L's reviews were great so I decided to give it a try. Dr. L did a fantastic job understanding what I wanted done and my results were what I expected. He was realistic regarding managing my expectations.
Posted by andbod1234
The staff and doctor provided excellent service, making me feel comfortable from the beginning, and always ensuring any questions or concerns are addressed. Being from out of town, the staff worked with my situation to accommodate my needs and travel issues. Top notch throughout the entire process
Posted by Pelaure
His knowledge and expertise. Dr. Lomonaco and his staff are truly in a class above all others. I recently had a full body lift and the preparation and consultation was detailed and informative preparing me for the actual procedure. His knowledge and passion for what he does are just a few of the qualities he exemplifies. I have never felt rushed or unattended. Dr. L and his staff takes the necessary time to assure you have any answer you desire.
Posted by natalieb2103
I was referred to him by a friend/coworker. Dr. L has a lot of experience with patients who have lost a lot of weight which is why I ultimately chose him. Dr. L and his staff have been great with follow up care. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a similar procedure.
Posted by EV4
I would recommend Dr. LoMonaco to anyone looking to have surgery, as he is a caring, wonderful doctor who provides you with the honest knowledge that totally prepares you for your surgery. His staff is calming and helpful and they all follow up post-surgery as they genuinely care about you and your outcome. I am extremely pleased with the results from my breast lift and was shocked at how easy the process was and how quickly I recovered. I am so glad that I chose to use Dr. LoMonaco as I truly believe my positive results are all due to having such a wonderful doctor!
Posted by Houston2004
I had interviewed several surgeons and done lots of research before making my choice. I had a number of friends in the weight loss surgery community who had had surgery with Dr. LoMonaco and all recommended him. He takes plenty of time to answer questions and respond to concerns. I feel that when evaluating a plastic surgeon it is important to consider not only the quality of the surgery performed (which was excellent), but the quality of the follow-up care. Dr. LoMonaco is truly available to his patients, deeply knowledgeable, and works collaboratively to ensure that you achieve a result you are happy with. I had some problems with the hospital and with communication with one staff member, but Dr. LoMonaco took responsibility and remedied these situations right away. I had interviewed several surgeons before choosing Dr. LoMonaco and I definitely feel that I made the right choice in trusting him for this major surgery.
Posted by MyTimeIsNOW
I interviewed 7 PS before I met with Dr. L, before meeting him I'd narrowed it down to 2. Ten minutes into the initial meeting with Dr. L I knew he was the one that was going to do my procedure no matter the cost. If I had to sell my brother's first born Dr. L was going to be my PS. Luckily I don't have to sell the kido. :) I'm sooooo excited that I'm turning naked cartwheels right now. I realized that Dr. L had done a TT on my friend several years ago and she recovered the first few days at my house. I ran across his name on this site and decided to go see him...glad I did.
Posted by elishaam
Dr. L and his staff are amazing. Very polite and knowledgeable in all they do. You receive responses in a timely manner. For your initial visit, plan to be in the office no less than 3 hours. However, I did encounter some issues with the hospital. My per-registration took 2 1/2 hours to complete (a process that took only 15 min and I was the only person in the waiting room). Also I went with out personal hygiene care up until my discharge. I cleaned myself after I was discharged before I went home. As far as my results, I can't say that I am totally satisfied. But I am sure Dr. L will help me in the areas of dis-satisfactions. EAM
Posted by KBob
After thoroughly researching credentials and reviews of plastic surgeons in the Houston area, and several consultations, I went with the best. Dr. LoMonaco and his staff have eared their top reputation for the end results....as well as their caring attitude towards patients.
Posted by BHOFFPAUIR
I started looking about 5 years ago for a surgeon. I saw Dr. LoMonaco on television and I was impressed with the results of the people on the show. I eventually decided to meet with him and from that meeting I decided that I wanted to use him. I found Dr. LoMonaco to be very knowledgeable about this procedure. He was able to answer all of my questions. He was also able to understand my wants and was able to help me to get the result I wanted. He had a great bed side manner. His staff was very courteous and helpful. They always answered any questions I had. - BH
Posted by anirt
I selected Dr. LoMonaco after researching and reading the reviews on this website. The free consultation was a plus for me. After meeting Dr. LoMonaco and his staff, I knew he was the surgeon for me. My experience with Dr. LoMonaco was great! He answered all my questions and took the time to listen to what I wanted. I am very pleased with the results almost 3 months post-op. He and his staff are very professional and provide a personalized experience. I highly recommend him!!
Posted by One happy mama
Dr. Lamonaco and his incredible staff have wonderful bedside manner and they went above and beyond the treatment and care I expected! Everyone made me feel so comfortable and no question went unanswered. I had a tummy tuck and breast lift with phenomenal results and I couldn't be happier with my new body! Dr. L. is a truly gifted surgeon who really cares about his patients and achieving the best results for you and your body!!! Best decision I’ve ever made… S.J.
Posted by jdlv1
After researching plastic surgeons in the Houston area for months, I finally decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. LoMonaco. After meeting him for the initial consultation I was 100% positive to have him complete my procedure, as he was very thorough and made me feel at ease. I appreciate how thorough Dr. LoMonaco was in explaining the procedure and how comfortable he made me feel, reassuring me and my family that he would be able to complete the procedure in an hour to an hour and a half. The staff at his office are a pleasure to work with, always patient, polite, and helpful. Thank you, Dr. LoMonaco! JD
Posted by KS13
Dr. Lomonaco is a talented surgeon who took the time to understand exactly what I wanted. He explained every aspect of the procedure and follow-up, and answered all of my questions. The whole process was very easy thanks to his wonderful staff. Most importantly, I love my results!
Posted by vickilynn
There was no problem at anytime. The staff nurse called me every day over the Christmas Holidays to check my progress. Dr. LoMonaco is very informed and honest. He helped me to choose a breast size that is right for my small frame, yet still looks really large and exciting!
Posted by rebeccainhouston
I love Dr. Lomonoco and his staff. Not only is he an exceptional surgeon who gave me great results on my breast lift and augmentation, he's also an all around nice, down-to-earth guy who's number one concern is patient care and satisfaction. Unlike many in his field Dr. Lomonaco has an appreciation for "real beauty" and didn't push me to get more, more, more work- a refreshing and surprising quality! He was forthright and realistic about what I could expect from surgery and was willing to take lots of time with me, before and after the procedure. His entire staff is helpful, cheerful, and always available to answer questions or concerns. I'm thinking about doing a tummy tuck in the future... if I do, he's my man! It was an all-around positive experience. I highly recommend Dr. Lomonaco.
Posted by Heather R in Houston
I had my tummy tuck and breast augmentation over a year ago with Dr. Lomonaco. My initial consult prior to commitment was one hour. I was awe struck at the time he spent with me to educate me on he and his procedures. My receovery was phenomenol and pain was dramatically minimized with pain pump. 9 months post surgery the Doctor did a small "in office tweek" to my TT at no charge . I'm beyond impressed with he and his staff. Sally and Janet were so great to deal with. Many thanks!
Posted by Ashanti3837
Dr. LaMonaco is such a WONDERFUL Plastic Surgeon. He truly cares for his patients. He made me feel like I mattered to him as a Client. My scars healed Beautifully! Last, Dr. L's bedside manner is the best! He takes time to explain everything and his staff is also excellent. They treat each patient like they have know you for years! I went to ten doctors before choosing Dr. LaMonaco, and he was the best by far!
Posted by aragas04
I came to Dr. LoMonaco because I wanted a breast lift and augmentation. In the past I had a tummy tuck with another surgeon and being able to compare both my experiences, I can tell you Dr. LoMonaco's technique and vast experience with weight lose patients is phenomenal. His bedside manner is kind, understanding and very straight forward. He took the time to listen to my concerns and answered all my questions. I knew what to expect, but what is most important to me is the end result and I am very satisfied, above all no infection. Thank you Dr. LoMonaco and staff who called everyday to follow up and answered all my questions. acv..
Posted by amymandy
I chose Dr. LoMonaco for my breast reduction and lift because of his experience with reconstructive cases. My breasts were very asymmetrical and fibrous and I knew I needed a doctor who could handle the challenge of my unique situation. From pre-op to post-op, Dr. LoMonaco and the kind staff at his office provided an easy, comfortable experience. It is life-changing to be able to fit well into bras, swimsuits and strapless dresses again! -AG
Posted by zagadkak
Dr LoMonaco is an amazing surgeon. I couldn't have felt more secure and comfortable with him and his great staff! Everything went smooth, I couldn't be happier with the results.
Posted by hagirndt
I have never in my life met a doctor and staff that is more committed to their patients than Dr. LoMonaco and his staff. They are all there with you every step of the way, before, during and after! Dr. Lomonaco's bedside manner is fantastic and always makes you feel comfortable, safe and always at ease! I could not have asked for a better experience!!!
Posted by byubaby
I had weigh loss surgery in the beginning of 03 and I always knew that once I got to a point that there was no more weight loss that I would want to have some reconstructive work done. Once I moved to Houston in 05 I began my search. I went to a few consultations with several plastic surgeons in the Houston area, and then I stumbled upon Dr. LoMonaco. I think the moment I walked into his office I knew that he was going to be the one I allowed to "fix" my issues. His office setting is emaculant and his staff from the front desk all the way through the process were amazing. My process was challenging to me, and I have to say I was frustrated when it took me 7 months to get my blood levels right. But with Dr. LoMonaco's help with getting me on the right track and his encouragement I was finally able to have my procedures in March 2012. His bed side manner as well as his staffs, and their attention to detail are through the roof! I have no regrets about my choice, and minus that initial walk after waking up(that was a tough walk!), would do it all over again. I would recommend Dr. LoMonaco and his group of professionals to any one that was looking for any reconstructive work from weightless or even if you just want a "new you" look. They truly care for the person, their health and well being. This is a phenomenal group! Thank you Dr. LoMonaco, Sally, Janet, Shannon, Alma, and Rebecca! Brandy Duncan
Posted by jhbreckenridge
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I especially appreciated that office nurses also were in the operating room – so they knew what happened. This allowed for excellent follow up care. My situation was a combination of medical and cosmetic so I appreciated that Dr. LoMonaco took what insurance would pay on the medical part of the procedure. Dr. LoMonaco explained what will and may happen and there were not any surprises. I am very happy with the results and will visit this group again for skin maintenance.
Posted by absolutelyleah
Dr. LoMonaco is my cosmetic surgeon. I did consultations with four other surgeons in the Houston area. He will address every detail of your cosmetic procedure and his bedside manner is amazing. Dr. LoMonaco makes sure you will have the optimum results!
Posted by Gwyn in Texas
Great Staff - excellent laser and microdermabrasion services
Posted by redwinter79
Dr. L and staff are kind, caring & friendly. He made me feel very secure in his knowledge and expertise of what I wanted done and I'm happy not only with the results but the continuous care that I am still receiving from Dr. L and his staff. ~ HS
Posted by kalli007
Brazilian Butt Lift
Excellent plastic surgeon, I picked him for a number of reasons including years of practice, track record, and the fact that he only does body work. With this office you feel like an individual, not a number in a long line of patients - although he is very busy and has a lot of patients returning for more procedures after they experience his work. My results are very noticeable by family and friends, everyone is amazed. If I get anything else done I will definitely be a repeat customer. KAB
Posted by andrea0621
Dr L is the best!!!
I have had three surgeries over the last 16 months. He has revamped my entire body!
I have had lower body lift, breast lift with implants (2 times), back of chest lift, arm lift, thigh lift (2 times) and lipo in numerous area...not to mention laser hair removal!!!
The outcome is fantastic. The nurses are the best. And my thigh lift was not an easy job...the second to worst he has done due to my short legs... :)
I would never go to someone else!!!! I trust him with 27 hour of surgery time!!
PLEASE PLEASE use Dr. L. After my plastic I am down 230 lbs. 6 yrs post gastric bypass.
From size 32 to 8/10 Please talk to me if any questions. Thanks Dr. L !!!!
Updated on 17 Apr 2012:
Dr L is the best!!! I have had three surgeries over the last 16 months. He has revamped my entire body! I have had lower body lift, breast lift with implants (2 times), back of chest lift, arm lift, thigh lift (2 times) and lipo in numerous area...not to mention laser hair removal!!! The outcome is fantastic. The nurses are the best. And my thigh lift was not an easy job...the second to worst he has done due to my short legs... :) I would never go to someone else!!!! I trust him with 27 hour of surgery time!! PLEASE PLEASE use Dr. L. After my plastic I am down 230 lbs. 6 yrs post gastric bypass. From size 32 to 8/10 Please talk to me if any questions. Thanks Dr. L !!!!
Posted by DLM30
Dr. LoMonaco is a highly talented plastic surgeon who treats you as an individual. His beside manner is impeccable (he's very funny) and he really listens to you and gives you exactly the surgical outcome that looks best/most natural for you while still giving you exactly what you want out of surgery. DLM
Posted by NSM
I absolutely love Dr. Lomonaco and his staff. He is one of the best surgeons -- very knowledgeable, direct and has a good bedside manner. His staff is professional, caring and efficient. Janet has done an excellent job with my monthly facial treatment. I always look forward to visiting his office. Highly recommend this wonderful group!!! NSM
Posted by SJinTX
Dr. LoMonaco was my second opinion for a lower body lift with breast lift after roux-en-y surgery and a loss of 150 lbs. Dr. L spent a lot of time explaining the surgery, answering all of my questions, and customizing my procedure. I felt he looked at my needs and designed procedures customized to my body. He told me what I needed and what I didn’t need and I felt I could trust him. His pain management is excellent. I felt uncomfortable but my pain never exceeded a 3 on a scale of 1-10. I don’t know how he does it, but the pain management is amazing! Janet and Sally are very personable and treated me as they would treat a friend. I believe Dr. L’s experience, background, and honesty are outstanding, and I fully recommend him to all of my friends and family.
Posted by nuclearcat
I am very impressed with Dr. LoMonaco and his staff. They are very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. The practice is located in a beautiful restored home that makes you feel part of their family. The practice has the latest and greatest technology and you feel like more than a "number" they show great compassion.
Posted by A.P
After years of contemplating gynecomastia surgery, I finally did it and am very happy that I selected Dr. Lomonaco as my surgeon. He was very knowledable, discussed the procedure at length, shared photos and was there to listen to any questions I had. His staff was also very nice and helpful. I felt very comfortable on the day of surgery with him and happy with the results thus far! Not sure if it was his skills, but I was hardly in any pain after my surgery. Many thanks to the Dr. and his staff! A.P
Posted by mgarcia2411
I saw 4 other doctors before visiting Dr Lomonaco and I didn't hesitate to choose him once I did. I felt so comfortable and he took the time to listen to exactly what I wanted. I had a breast augmentation with a lift. I'm 1 mo PO and am extremely happy with the outcome.He and his staff are just awesome and never got annoyed with the million questions I had. Im so happy with the results!
Posted by AlexisLockhart78
I love every trip to Dr. LoMonaco's office! I am always seen and treated promptly! I have had Restylane injected in my lips by Dr. LoMonaco and a number of laser tattoo removal treatments. Most recently Janet has been doing my laser tattoo treatments and I am extremely pleased with the results. I will never go anywhere else. AL
Posted by Houston3058
I really can't say enough about Dr. Lomonaco. I couldn't have asked for a better doctor. I had consulted with 2 other docs before Lomonaco and was really leaning toward one when I contacted his office one day and it was closed. It didn't matter though because within the hour he personally called me and spent 45min on the phone with me discussing many of my concerns and answering all of my questions. I was very impressed with his knowledge and experience. He is so down to earth and was very honest about what I should expect. The day of surgery I was very nervous, but once he arrived and spoke to me my worries and doubts disappeared. Throughout this process he has always been available With other plastic surgeons you can become just another $, but that is definitely not the case with Dr. Lomonaco. I would use him again in a heartbeat!
Posted by missy in houston,tx
Thank you Dr.LoMonaco for a great surgery and beautiful results.Your staff is amazing and I appreciate the high level of care I was given.My tummy tuck and breast lift looks great!I am your patient for life!
Posted by Cassi140
I absolutely loved Dr. Lomonaco and his staff. I had an extended tummy tuck to remove the excess skin from having 3 rather large babies. I also did some minor lipo on my hips. The moment that I met them I knew that they had my best interest in mind. They are all incredibly informative and helpful throughout the entire process. About 4 days out of surgery I had a concern. I called Dr. Lomonaco on his cell and he helped me.....on a Saturday night! I can't express how happy I am with my results and my experience!
Posted by kathy_crc
Recently I had breast augmentation surgery by Dr.LoMonaco. After searching for months I decided to stop by his office and find out more about him and the staff. I had a consultation and I was a good candidate. His staff has been so helpful and kind throughout the whole process. At first I was nervous and with lots of questions , but thankfully Dr.LoMonaco explained every aspect of the procedure and answered all my questions. The day of my surgery I was ready and feeling very comfortable. The surgery went smoothly and I was amazed at the ease of my recovery. I had minimal pain and within 24 hrs of my surgery I was up in the shower and on my own. I highly recommend Dr. LoMonaco. He's professional , a perfectionist and somebody that cares. Dr.LoMonaco and his staff are the best. I am very happy with the results. I want to thank all the office staff for making me feel so comfortable and for being there for all my questions and concerns. Thank you, K.J
Posted by df4814
I love Dr. Lomonaco and his entire staff, especially Sally, Janet, Alma, and Shannon. Wonderful work, and was extremely pleased. They care about each patient, calling daily to check on you. Dr. Lomonaco answers his phone and email personally and really cares about your overall well being. DF
Posted by eve4jus
I had a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and a butt lift done by Dr. LoMonaco and I have to say that after reading all of his positive reviews I am very pleased with my decision on choosing him to perform my surgery. The staff is always pleasant every time I go into the office and even greet me by name as I'm walking into the door. From my Initial visit until now Dr. LoMonaco listened to what I wanted, answered all of my questions, and gave me the feedback I needed so that I would not expect false results for my body type. His work is amazing and I would definitely recommend him to anyone and have already.
Posted by KRH
Dr LoMonaco peformed an extended abdominoplasty and breast lift/reduction on me during the Christmas holidays. He is very professional, genuine, and has the perfect bedside manner. The staff Sally /Janet/Alma/Melissa/Shannon were professional, and very helpful. They helped me through the whole process by tending to all my needs and answering all of my questions. Janet called me every day after my surgery, even on Christmas day. The atmosphere at Dr. LoMonaco's office is very comfortable and private. I'm very happy with my results and will continue to patron at Dr. LoMonaco's for more services including tattoo removal and lymphatic massages.
Posted by DorcasS
After my significant weight loss, I consulted with a number of plastic surgeons, asking for a staged approach to tightening my skin. After meeting Dr LoMonaco and talking with some of his happy patients, I scheduled for him to perform my breast augmentation during the week of Thanksgiving. At my initial consultation Dr. LoMonaco showed me before and after photos of women with similar body types, and he discussed my options: lift vs. augmentation with a recommendation for augmentation. Other doctors only discussed the more invasive procedure. He also sent me home with a book of similar images to discuss the procedure with my spouse and other concerned family members. I had not used surgery to lose the weight, so the idea of plastic surgery was a bit of a sell. I am very happy that I took my spouse to the sizing appointment. When we met with Dr LoMonaco my husband and he discussed the implant material as well as what I wanted most - more proportioned breasts. Even before gaining the weight, they had not been similar in volume. Again, Dr LoMonaco listened to us and worked to achieve a more symmetrical size. The day of the surgery went very well. Every day after surgery until my follow up visit, Janet called and checked on me - even through the Thanksgiving holiday. The office is very busy, but Janet and the doctor both gave me their cell numbers for use when I had questions post-op. I am pleased with Dr LoMonaco and his staff as with my results. I look forward to scheduling a lower body lift with him.
Posted by Sherry52
Dr Lomonaco performed an upper body lift on me during the week of Thanksgiving. The initial consultation with the doctor was very helpful because he showed pictures to me of women with similar body types and their subsequent changes after surgery. That consultation helped manage my expectations of what was possible for me. Every day after surgery until my follow up visit, Janet called and checked on me. She was very helpful and caring. I just had my first lymphatic massage with Michelle and it was great.
Posted by ShaunaJo
Dr. LoMonaco is not just an amazing plastic surgeon, he is an artist. Not only is he truly talented, but he also takes great pride in his work. Besides the fact that he spends and incredible amount of time explaining your options, is honest about what results you can expect and is always available when needed, this is emphasized by the fact that he has taken great care in choosing an amazing staff to support him. I feel like all of them-Sally, Janet, Alma, Melissa, Shannon are a huge part of the reason that the whole experience has been so wonderful-from the care and concern that they all exhibit to the excellent pain control to the incredible results that have given me a body that I had never imagined possible.
Posted by cicici
I decided to do a breast reduction because I had a lot of petosis and my breasts were very heavy. I visited multiple surgeons and dr Lomonaco talked to me about the LeJour technique that minimizes scars. He explained the pros and cons very carefully and took the measurments and was very cordial and warm. The surgery went very well, I am extremely happy with the results. It is more down time then I thought but the results are well worht it. Simply put, Dr Lomonaco is incredibly competent and knows what he is doing. That is what every person wants when they are putting themselves in the hands of someone else.
Posted by bg1bg2
I had two friends who had been to Dr. Lomonaco and recommended him to me. I went for my initial consultation and realized that Dr. Lomonaco is an artist. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He is also really honest and realistic about the results (which i appreciated). I felt I could trust him completely. Dr. Lomonaco's staff is amazing. They make you feel so comfortable and put you at ease. All the assistants are patient and make you feel like you are a friend who has come to visit. The office staff is amazingly professional - explaining every thing patiently. Dr. Lomonaco and his assistants make themselves available to you before and after the procedure - amazing. I love the results of my procedure, I'm so glad I found Dr. Lomonaco, Sally and Alma.
Posted by joiedevivre85
Dr. LoMonaco preformed a breast reduction on me and I have to say "thank you for letting me be myself again"! That is the most appropriate quote I can think of when I talk about my feelings regarding my experiences with Dr. LoMonaco and his amazing staff- Sally, Janet, Shannon, Melissa & Alma! I haven't felt this good since I was 16! Dr. LoMonaco has the best manners out of any doctor I have ever encountered, I wish he was a general practitioner so I could go to him when I have a cold or something! He has years of experience and was featured on Discovery Healths' Big Medicine-enough said HE IS THE MAN, it would be a mistake for you to go anyone else!
Posted by Hicksgx
My experiences with Dr. LoMonaco have been everything a patient could possibly want and much more. I have had first class customer service. Dr LoMonaco has a fantastic bedside manner, excellent skilled surgeon, with the best results. You would not believe my before and afters! I chose Dr LoMonaco because of his extensive experience with Post Bariatric Weight Loss patients. He is also the PS you saw featured on the show Big Medicine. He also co-authored a book on Post Bariatric plastic surgery. He also teaches. Don't pass him up without giving him a good look folks. You will not find a better skilled surgeon for us with lots of skin issues. As a matter of fact, not too many PS do the upper body lift. Look at his before and afters on the website. Those don't even come close to his best work. I think he puts the more "difficult cases" on the website. Yes, he takes the really difficult cases.
Posted by debbiefuller
I waited 25 years to have my surgery because I was scared. I finally got the courage to select a doctor and I chose the best. Dr. Lomonaco and his staff were very compassionate, knowledgable and professional. I am already planning my next surgery. I guess I am glad I waited 25 years because I found the best doctor in Houston!
Posted by lilpip
I had been to 4 other plastic surgeons before I met Dr. LoMonoco. He is the only one that I would trust to do my breast augmentation. He actually pays attention to the outcome that YOU want, not fixated on some preconceived image of his own. And he did a superb job! He is very down to earth; easy to talk to. He and his staff make you feel very comfortable every time you are there. I am now getting laser treatments done on my face with Janet. She is great!
Posted by Padi
Dr. LoMonaco is Amazing!! I had several procedures done and I am extremely happy with everything! He took the time to listen and then gave his opinion. He made me feel like I was his only patient! His staff was awesome! A few of my favorites Sally, Janet & Liz! They all made me feel very comfortable. I will definitely go back to him and refer all my friends & family to him.
Posted by DW in Texas
I live near San Antonio and had visited a few plastic surgeons in the area to get information on doing a breast lift and augmentation. Someone told me about Dr. LoMonaco in Houston so I decided to take the drive and do a consult with him. I knew instantly that I wanted him to do the surgery. He has fantastic bedside manner and did a great job. That was probably one of the best things I have ever done for myself. I decided about a year later to get a tummy tuck with Dr. L and am also very happy with the results. After both surgeries I have been seen by both Janet and Sally and they are both great assets to his staff. Dr. L. always comes in to see you at all of your follow up visits. They are all very personable people and listen to you. I would definitely drive 4 hours anytime to visit him and his staff.
Posted by goldilocks2000
I had heard great things about Dr. LoMonaco from multiple friends. I bought one of the laser treatment packages and I've been going consistently for over a year now. Dr. LoMonaco was there for my consultation and thoroughly explained everything, answered all my questions, and was very easy to talk to. Janet has done all of my treatments, and she's very attentive, makes sure everything is progressing well, and is really friendly. All of the staff that I've interacted with is friendly, they introduce themselves and want to get to know you. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Posted by Mary D
I've been seeing dr loMonaco for over 12 years. I have received botox injections from him and I have always loved my results. They are painless and I love the piece of mind knowing the one administering my injections is a board certified plastic surgeon and what I am receiving is the real thing!
Posted by Marisela in Channelview
I want to let every one know that I highly recommend Dr. LoMonaco is the Dr for for your plastic needs. I had alot of stuff done I had a tummy tuck breast implants also wow my husband could'nt get his hands of me and Iam so glad I choose him. And all the staff are very nice especially Janet thanks you guy 's.
Posted by Houston Sue
LoMonaco performed extensive plastic surgery following significant weight loss. The surgery went great and he and his staff were the best! I work in the medical field and couldn't have asked for better care. He is truly excellent at what he does and I can't say enough about the follow up care and how courteous and professional all his staff have been. They are truly compassionate about patient care and make you feel like an extended part of a family. I am Ecstatic with my results and wouldn't dream of using any other Dr. for future needs.
Posted by devonnee
i saw dr lomonaco for a consult after going to 2 other plastic surgeons and i soon as i met dr lomonaco i knew he was the dr. i wanted to do my surgery. dr lomonaco answered all the questions i had and made me feel very comfortable and relaxed about having my lower body lift. his office staff sally, janet and alma are always greet you with a smile and are very helpful and courteous.
Posted by iamgrolix
Dr. LoMonaco and his staff made all aspects of receiving this procedure comfortable and professional. From the initial visit through all follow up, everyone involved from the front desk to assistants, nurses, and of course Dr. LoMonaco were attentive, patient, honest and considerate. Preparing for this surgery i had many questions, as a result many calls to the office. Dr. LoMonaco and his staff made every effort to answer my questions and concerns. I always felt welcome to call the office, i never felt rushed. Thank you Dr. LoMonaco and staff. kck
Posted by deesauls
After reviewing Dr. Lomonaco's web site along with many others, I was so impressed with his breast reduction procedure results. I had a breast reduction that left me with very undesirable results and was desperate for some releif. Upon meeting Dr. Lomonaco I was immediately impressed with his genuine concern and honest response on how he could help me. He demonstrated empathy and was extremely prefessional but caring at the same time. His staff made me feel special and they just as concern as the doctor. They are truly a happy compassionate team. It felt like a family business. I am happy with my rsults and his concerns for my continued health and welfare. Dr. Lomonaco and his entire staff did everything possible to make this process in my life comfortable and satisfying and I apprciate and highly recommend him to anyone considering procedures that will improve their quality of life through health and physical appearance.DS
Posted by Pat in Texas
Dr. LoMonaco is a very caring and he knows how to get the results that you are looking for. His bedside manner is the best. He assured me that I would not be in much pain after I had a lower body lift and brest implants and I wasn't. It was unbelievable. His two assistants checked on me every day by phone to answer any questions that I had. I would recommend him highly.PS
Posted by migonzz
I would highly recommend him, he is very knowledgeable.
Posted by rachelle1982
Dr Lomonaco was referred to me from a good friend. I saw 2 other surgeons in Houston and Dr Lomonaco was the last doctor i saw. I knew right away that he was the one I was going to choose. He seemed very real and honest about some of the things we discussed when some of the other doctors I saw came off as just wanting my money and not was was actually best for me. The office staff is very sweet. They are also good about calling after surgery like they say. I had a Breast lift and Brazilian butt lift with Dr Lomonaco and I am healing perfectly fine and very happy with the results. Since I've had my surgery I have had allot of compliments on how well everything looks that I already have friends going to see him. I would greatly advise you to give him a try as well. Hope you enjoy your experience with him as well as I have. RW- Houston, TX
Posted by zanske
Dr. LoMonaco helped me realize the dream of physical freedom I’ve had since my loss of 120lbs in ’03. “Can’t I take off the fat suit now?” was the burning question that reverberated in my mind every day for nearly the past decade. I was a prisoner in a sense that very few will ever understand. Dr. LoMonaco understands and delivers your fantasies.
Posted by Holly G.
I went to several consultations and stopped after talking with Dr. L. He tells you what he does is an art. He tells you that he does not believe in pain. He tells you that he and his staff will be there every step of the way. And he is true to his word. Dr. L is warm and caring who loves what he does. My experience has been nothing short of exceptional.
Posted by Garza in Texas
I went to 5 other consultations with other plastic surgeons in the Houston area, and I ultimately chose Dr. L. Dr. L was so knowledgeable, caring and honest. He is very straightforward regarding what your expectations are and the results that he could deliver to meet those expectations. He makes his patients feel very comfortable and at ease, and he spends as much time as needed with you to thoroughly address any questions or concerns that you may have. His staff is equally as enjoyable to work with and have always made my visits very pleasant. My procedure was a tummy tuck and breast augmentation (a mommy make-over). He personally or his staff, followed-up with me every day for the first two weeks following my surgery (even on weekends) to make sure I was ok. I am very pleased with my results and my recovery, and would definitely return to Dr. L for more procedures. I have highly recommended Dr. L to many of my family members and friends!
Posted by read2achild
Dr. L does excellent work. He is very up front and will tell you if a procedure isn't right for you. His office staff is wonderful. His staff followed up with me everyday to make sure my recovery was going well. My sister, who is a nurse, was very impressed with the quality of his work. He is very caring and has a great bedside manner. I love Dr. L.
Posted by working mom
Dr. is so knowledgeable and is a visionary in being able to explain and then execute what he thinks will be realistic reults for you. He answers all your questions and puts you at ease. His staff is so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by RoundRockMama
After losing so much weight and with the amount of extra skin I had after my weight loss, I knew I needed the best plastic surgeon I could find. After interviewing a number of surgeons, the obvious choice was Dr. L. I had a lower body lift, breast lift, inner thigh, and arms done by Dr. LoMonaco. Though I was apprehensive at first about having so much work done I knew I was in good hands. Dr. LoMonaco and his staff were with me every step of the way. The confidence and the professionalism of Dr. LoMonaco and his staff eased my anxiety tremendously from the first consultation, right up to the day of my surgery, through my follow up appointments during my recovery. I am extremely happy with my results and I highly recommend Dr. LoMonaco.
Posted by vickym
I had a breast reduction, tummy tuck and lipo with Dr. L. I LOVE my results. He and his staff are wonderful. They really take the time to educate you about the procedure you are having and they really show they care. I am happy with my results.
Posted by cskinner8
Rating by C.S. My first visit with Dr. L was unbelievable! He spent almost 1.5 hrs w/ me and answered all my questions. He was very honest with me re: which procedures would be best for me and, frankly, which don't really yield the results he likes to see. He is a perfectionist. Bedside manner is the best I've seen in any doctor - and I have seen many in my lifetime. From the moment I met him, I felt like I had known him forever and could trust him. His staff is equally as enjoyable to work with and have always made my visits very pleasant (especially Janet and Damica!). Janet was great to follow up after my surgery regardless of what time of day it was. I have recommended Dr. L to many people so far and am planning to return to him for more procedures in the next year or so. And his fees are very reasonable compared to other doctors. I won't go to any other plastic surgeon unless it is a procedure Dr. L doesn't do, and then I'll only go to a surgeon he recommends. Great, great experience!
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