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
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 ael012
He is very professional and makes you feel very comfortable. He is honest about the surgery and outcomes and explains the procedures in great detail so that there are not any surprises. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
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 mfonseca
He is a great doctor. He takes time to go over your file and will answer any concern you have. He is very helpful and will not pressure you to do what you do not want. Thank you Dr. for all your time and great ethics.
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 michele marano
Highly knowledgeable and experienced.
Posted by Happy in Houston
Results were even better than anticipated and doc and staff were very supportive and professional.
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 makj2012
The absolute BEST in Houston! I wouldn't trust anyone else! He is a perfectionist, super talented and knowledgeable and always responds to my questions by email within a matter of hours. Best bedside manner and personality!
Posted by tigerz4me
He is the Best of the Best! Truly a 5-Star Surgeon!
Posted by Tiramisu
Hasn't done my procedure yet, but his reviews on his work are immaculate. His bedside manner is the best I've ever seen, after dealing with MANY surgeons of all trades, for procedures my older family members have endured. His consideration for his patients is undeniable. He isn't condescending or irritable or rude or in a rush or obnoxious. NO GOD COMPLEX here. He takes an ample amount of time to explain the procedure, in a medical capacity as well as in an aesthetic sense. LOVELY personality.
Posted by getfit2013
If you have ever struggled with weight then you probably have body issues. And this might sound familiar.... I'd rather die in a burning burning building then run out of it naked. Even now only weighing 148 lbs. I still hated being naked. So all of that hard work and muscles I built up were lost under the lose skin. When I went in for my consultation I was in full on flop sweat, especially when it came time for the photos!!! Sally (one of the girls) was the drop dead gorgeous girl with a kind heart and infectious laugh and she all but held my hand through it all. It was the worst part but part of the process amd Sally could not have been kinder to me through it all. I saved up for almost four years to be able to have this full body transformation. And his rates are so reasinable it crazy. I had a Butt lift, breast reduction and lift, inner thight lift, arm lift and he even corrected a proceedure a well known surgeon in Southlake did (botched thigh lipo and the "poof" under the tummy tuck that this southlake surgeon just didnt do). Dr LoMonaco FIXED IT ALL!!!! Now I have a really high pain tolerance so I had this all.done in two surgeries. Trust me he won't let you do more than you can handle. Take 6 months to do all of that if you're having that much done. Have the first set, Rest for three and then finish. No matter how excited you are to get it all done... remember its a process and they know what they are doing. Let them guide you through it. He is an artist with mad skills. He knows the body inside and out. This is one of the truly good guys. Here's the kicker. He actually really cares about you. It means something to him to have the ability to help you finish your journey to change your life. Again, he has MAD SKILLS and I cant stress enough how important that is!!!!! That's a winning combo you don't find in every doctor. His staff is extremely knowleedgable, kind, funny and yes very attractive. But not that fake pretty you see in ads. These girls are tender, compassionate, positive and genuine. They should all be given awards for what they do by going above and beyond for their patients. It's a life changing surgery(s) and journey you go when you decide to do this... I can't recommend going on it with snyone else but Dr. LoMonaco
Posted by Jules1023
Dr. LoMonaco is patient, funny, sweet, and caring, the complete package when looking for a plastic surgeon. I would not use anyone else but him!!!!
Posted by SMO1527
I love Dr Lomonaco and his staff. Dr. L is amazing! I love that he takes the time to answer any questions that I have. I know that every time I send him an email that he will answer me. He doesn't have someone else answering his emails, it really is him. He is invested in his patients. I would, will, and do recommend him to anyone wanting to have any kind of procedure done. I did my research very carefully before choosing a doctor and it always came back to him. He's honest, upfront, and down to earth. I will be having Dr L do any future procedures that I decide to have.
Posted by tayrenae28
Dr. Lomonaco is the best and I wouldn't recommend anyone else but him!
Posted by annerpatton
I am very pleased with the results of my breast augmentation. Dr. LoMonaco took the time to listen and help me reach my goal. His attention to detail is impeccable, he's an artist. His staff is very professional and always makes you feel like you are #1. I would highly recommend Dr. LoMonaco to anyone who is interested in breast augmentation. AP
Posted by Jules1023
Absolutely Amazing! I could not imagine using another plastic surgeon. Highly Recommend!!
Posted by Dallasgirl2013
I had consultations with both Dr. Vitenas & Dr. Lomonaco. I think I chose doctors at both ends of the spectrum. Vitenas is formal- wears a suit, office next to hospital, very 'clinical' feeling. I liked him & had confidence he would do a great job. His staff is stellar. Lomonaco's office is in a renovated historic home off of Montrose. He wore scrubs and the environment, while professional, is more laid back. I ultimately chose Lomonaco. I felt that he understood my issues & diagnosed my problem areas accurately. Vitenas would have done rather aggressive lipo, while Lomonaco is more conservative bc he doesn't want to cause skin irregularity and make the skin laxity on my thighs look worse. After our initial consultation, Dr. L & I even emailed back & forth. Loved the fact that he personally responded to my questions. I really like his nurses, who will be with me before and during surgery. They both have a calm, nurturing presence which I know I'll appreciate on surgery day! Dr. L & I also have the same 'vision.' He was very patient with me as I showed him pics of what I considered good & bad results and explained both. He was very conservative in his approach with me. In fact, I am the one that pushed for implants (in addition to lift) and more aggressive lipo.
Posted by lauren741
Dr lomonaco is very thorough and takes his time with his patients. He took the time to talk to me on the phone before my consultation for 30 mins! And every time I come into the office he makes time to see me personally!
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!!!
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