Exceptional Experience with Dr. LoMonaco - Houston, TX

I really can’t say enough wonderful things about m...

I really can’t say enough wonderful things about my year-long experience with Dr. LoMonaco and his staff! After losing 120 pounds through diet and exercise and waiting an additional year before contemplating excess skin removal surgery, I knew I wanted to find one of the most qualified plastic surgeons available to work on my full body makeover. I did my research and found many bariatric plastic surgeons all over the country, but the one thing that stood out the most about Dr. LoMonaco was all of his incredible, heartfelt reviews from former patients and the fact that none of them were negative… I knew then and there I needed to fly down to Houston to meet him in person for a consultation. It was obvious from the very beginning that Dr. LoMonaco truly cares for his patients and has extensive experience working with those who have lost massive amounts of weight. This kind of weight loss is life changing, both physically and emotionally, and Dr. LoMonaco really understands that. He talked with my mom and I for a couple of hours throughout the entire, lengthy consultation answering every one of the many questions we had and ultimately made sure I was completely comfortable with the idea of moving forward. One moment that really stood out for me during the consultation was when Dr. LoMonaco walked me through my “before” photos on the computer, which were taken that day, to explain how he would perform the surgery, what the scars would look like, and to ultimately provide realistic expectations of the outcome, which was incredibly helpful and informative! You can tell he treats each body as a work of art and strives to provide the best possible results for his patients. He also gave me a copy of his book, “Bariatric Plastic Surgery: A Guide to Cosmetic Surgery After Weight Loss,” to read to further understand the many procedures I was scheduled to undergo. I would highly recommend reading this book to anyone interested in undergoing bariatric plastic surgery as it was very thorough and informative!
When the time came for my two different surgical procedures, which occurred several months apart, both Dr. LoMonaco and his surgical nurse and right-hand woman, Destiny, made sure I felt very well cared for and completely comfortable throughout the entire experience. They both checked in throughout my hospital stay to make sure my pain was well managed and to ensure I was up and walking around. My first surgery included a lower body lift and breast lift with augmentation and my second surgery included an arm lift and inner thigh lift. Dr. LoMonaco also set himself apart from other plastic surgeons I researched by requiring his patients to stay in the hospital for one to two nights following these types of procedures and he also utilizes an additional pain pump that is inserted into your abdomen for the lower body lift. Believe me, you are going to want to stay in a hospital and the extra pain pump was a huge help during recovery!
Once I returned home after surgery, his fabulous nurses, Chela and Destiny, called at least once a day to check in on my post-surgical condition and provided instructions for my mom for at-home care. They also gave us an on-call cell phone number to both call and text at any time to ask questions, send pictures, and receive additional support. Whenever we were unsure about anything, such as the condition of my incisions, the fit of my compression garments, or even the application of the Embrace scar therapy strips, his nurses, Chela, Vicki, and Destiny, were all happy to have my mom and I come into the office without an appointment to make sure everything was being taken care of properly, which was a huge relief! Recovering from these surgeries wasn’t easy and takes a long time, so it was wonderful to have such a great support system, which included everyone on Dr. LoMonaco’s staff.
I recently traveled back to Houston to have my one-year check up to assess any concerns I had with my body post-surgery and to take my “after” photos and felt welcomed back with open arms. Dr. LoMonaco and Destiny went out of their way to accommodate my travel schedule for my small scar revision procedure, which was provided free of charge in his office as a part of the many special services they offer that seem to go above and beyond the norm. Seeing my “before and after” photos together was amazing as well and I am beyond thrilled with my results!
Dr. LoMonaco and his staff truly do operate as a fully competent, highly professional team and you can tell each staff member communicates effectively with one another so that everyone is in the loop at all times. All of his staff members knew both my mom and me very well by the end of our journey and really treated us like we were a part of the family, which was wonderful! For me, this reconstructive surgery was one of the final puzzle pieces needed to complete my major weight loss journey and ultimately has been a huge factor in helping to restore my self-confidence! I can’t imagine having chosen any other surgeon than Dr. LoMonaco as my experience was exceptional and I am so thrilled with the outcome! Thank you so much for everything Dr. LoMonaco, Destiny, Chela, and Vicki. I am incredibly grateful to all of you for your care, expertise, and support throughout this last year!
Houston Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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