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05/09/2017
By: Patti S.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
I am still in the middle of my Venus treatments. The cost is high, but I'm hoping the results are worth it. The treatments themselves are very relaxing and both of the technicians I have had are knowledgeable and very personable. I can see some improvement and hope to see a lot more when the treatments are complete. However, I have to comment on two occasions where my appointment was changed or cancelled without any notice. The first time was for my first treatment. My scheduled time was at 5:30pm to provide enough time for me to get there after work. Two days before, I received a confirmation phone call for my 4:45pm appointment. The time had been changed with no attempt to contact me. Due to my work schedule the revised time did not work so I had to wait another week to begin treatments. The second time this happened was due to a bad storm predicted for the area. I arrived for my appointment but was told the office was closing and that I had been called. I had not been called or texted, and no message was left on my phone. That was very frustrating, but this time I received a call from the office manager (after leaving her a message) and she arranged time for that week's treatment on a Sunday and also gave me a tube of the GlyPro lotion. I very much appreciate the manager's efforts in this case. And of course I understand that things happen that require schedule changes. However, more care needs to be taken to ensure that clients are notified when those circumstances arise.
06/25/2015
By: Alex R.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
I have been researching Sono Bello for roughly 1 year and finally went in for an initial consultation for the problem areas of waist, upper and lower abdomen. Today I am 8 weeks post surgery and I look and feel fantastic!From my initial consultation with Chelsy, to scheduling and follow up appointments with Vanessa and Jordan - everything was great! I wanted to specifically point out Kristen and Daisy at the Orlando office. They were FANTASTIC! When I visited Kristen for my 2 week follow up appointment I had abnormal swelling and bruising that was pretty severe. Kristen referred me to the office's Medical Aesthetician, Daisy. Daisy studied my case (it was a bit complex) and created a recovery plan for me over the next 4 weeks as I had a very large event that was booked. She worked with me before and after hours which required her to come in early and stay later than her already busy schedule. I went through 8 specialized treatments of Venus Freeze along with at home techniques that was recommended by Daisy and looked amazing for my event. I'm confident in saying that if it was not for Daisy and her extensive and genuine level of patient care that I would not have recovered in the amount of time that I did. Thank you so much Sono Bello Orlando :)A. Reid - Orlando
11/13/2015
By: Ariel B.
Soto Armando C Md
After several months of research I decided to make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Soto at Aesthetic Enhancements. From the beginning, the process, even over the phone, was very pleasant. As you already know making a decision to have surgery is not easy. That inner voice that tells you 'go for it', 'you deserve this', 'you have waited a long time' and suddenly you are challenged by, 'Are you sure.', 'What about if...' The great part is that after talking to Dr. Soto and staff, with their support and vast knowledge they immediately make you feel comfortable. They delivered this trust feeling that you are in good hands. These are the things I liked about my experience. They are very nice, professional and have different ways to deliver the message about the procedure to be done. The expectations are well set and the information about the procedure, before, during and after, is well defined. The facility is in a great location with easy access, everything is very clean with the latest state of the art system, and nicely decorated. Last but not least - Dr. Soto is a great professional, he takes the time to listen and explain in detail the process. He is an excellent surgeon.
08/28/2014
By: Betsy B.
Soto Armando C Md
Before coming to my conclusion of having my tummy tuck with Dr. Soto, I had done a couple of different consultations with other doctors. None of the other work I saw compared with the work done by Dr. Soto, he answered all of my questions and calmed all my fears. Dr. Soto even showed me pictures of my expectations. It's been 2 weeks since my tummy tuck and I am extremely happy with my results! I no longer have my belly bulge which was not helping my image on how I felt. After having my tummy tuck done by Dr. Soto, I look and feel great about myself. To be honest it has been painful but I would do it all over again in a heart beat if I had to. Thank you Dr. Soto for helping me get my figure back. I would also like to thank all of his staff which are awesome. They really make you feel like you are part of the family and every time I called with questions they were friendly and fast to answer my questions and concerns. You guys rock!! So, if you are looking for a great doctor / surgeon do not look elsewhere, go to Dr. Soto. I recommend him to everyone who has asked me so far. May god keep blessing your hands in transforming lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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09/21/2015
By: Mitchell L.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
I was very nervous at first, but from the moment I stepped in the door and was greeted by the professional reception staff my worries subsided. Brittany was very helpful when I was filling out my paperwork before my consultation. I met with Bobbi for my consultation and she was very inviting and knowledgeable. Any questions I had about the procedure she was able to answer with great detail and precision. I expected this type of procedure to have a long waiting list, but I was able to schedule a pre-op for the following weekend and the surgery the weekend after that. My nurse Chris was extremely helpful and a blast to talk to. He kept me calm... or was that the drugs? :) Anyways, the procedure was painless and quick! I had my chest and side-bra worked on. Dr. Lyons was very professional and kept me talking during the procedure. There was very little bruising and swelling I was able to return to work the following week. I would recommend Sono Bello of Orlando to anyone who has tried to get rid of that troublesome stubborn fat that just refuses. This is one of the top 10 decisions of my life and I don't regret it one bit.
06/08/2014
By: Jim T.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
I have always had some concerns and struggles with a couple areas and finally decided to take some action. After doing some research online I decided on Sono Bello. I scheduled my free consultation and immediately booked my procedure. I am now 4 weeks post procedure and am happy with the results. I had upper/lower abs and side treated. I can tell the biggest difference n the sides at this point but I was just at a 3 days pool party type event and 2 of my friends that knew I had to procedure said they could really tell a difference. It definitely was not about weight loss, but about feeling better about myself and more confident. The first day and a half after the procedure were the most discomforting and after that it was extremely easy. I will not lie, I had a couple issues with the scheduling process but the staff in the Orlando office definitely made things right and it was much appreciated. I would recommend this process to anyone that just needs that little something extra to get them to feel good about themselves and give them that final boost in confidence.Jim
11/05/2015
By: Thomas B.
Sono Bello Body Contour Center
Hi, it has been just over 2 months since I had my proceedure done. I had been contimplating about getting this done for quite some time, my only wish is that I had done it sooner. I am 43 years old and it had gotten so hard to loose those awful "love handles", you know the ones you love to hate. I can honestly say they are now gone. My stomach has never been tighter! I have droped from a 40 to 42 inch waist down to a 36 to 38 inch. This is not a diet so remeber to continue to make that life change to eat right and get as much exercise as you can. I feel so much better, I feel so much happier. I did this for myself, not for anyone else and I am so happy that I did. The entire staff at the Orlando Sono Bello on Sand Lake Road are wonderful, friendly and so supportive, my thanks to everyone. If you are still not sure call and ask to speak with Chelsy, she was so understanding and so wonderful. She will help you to discover the you that is inside waiting to burst out!
12/06/2015
By: Rylee S.
Soto Armando C Md
Having the abdominoplasty with hernia repair is a serious procedure, the recovery period is very long and uncomfortable. Dr. Soto and his team did everything to make the process as easy as possible. I wish I would have done it a long time ago. I visited several surgeons here in the U.S. and in Europe and I picked Dr. Soto because of his bedside manner and promptness of his staff. I am glad I made the right choice because everything was exactly like he said from day one. I really liked the honesty, reassurance, and guarantee that I got from Dr. Soto of not having to do another surgery of my belly button unlike what others surgeons were saying. Now that I am 5 weeks post-op he was right, my belly button looks better than before. The incision from the surgery is also much lower than those of others surgeons and because of this I am expecting minimal visibility. Thank you so much Dr. Soto and staff!
05/29/2017
By: Jessica P.
Soto Armando C Md
My experience at Dr. Soto's office has been above and beyond anything I could have expected. Seven years ago I had Gastric Bypass surgery at 5'2 and 248 pounds. It was a necessary choice if I wanted to be healthy. I reached my goal weight, and then had my son. My skin did not go back so well after being stretched a second time. I went into this excited to trim the excess skin in my midsection, but I got so much more. My rear and thighs are tight! I am not even done healing and I am more confident than I ever have been. I can now see the figure and muscles I have worked so hard for that had been hidden. My scar is so small considering what I had done. Absolutely beautiful work! Dr. Soto is not only a talented in the surgical realm, but he is a true artist. Big bonus, his staff is unmatched, attentive, compassionate, and available. I truly could write a book of all the wonderful experiences here!
12/19/2015
By: Debra M.
Soto Armando C Md
Dr. Soto is the best doctor I ever had. It took me years to make the decision of having a Mommy Makeover and now I am on week 2 post op. I love how my body is turning out and I can only thank God for guiding me to Dr. Soto. There is still some swelling and loose skin in my back flanks area but the doctor told me he could correct that if the loose skin persists after recovery. All of his staff are amazing as well, Sara, Keely, Ginger, the receptionist and everyone else. Every time I need something or have a question they are always there for me. Everybody in his office cares about me and how I feel. The night of surgery I had the best nurse ever. In fact, I did not even know there are still nurses like that these days. I do really thank Dr. Soto and my family. I am honored to have him do this procedure for me. I am a mother of two and with my second child my body went down hill.
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