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Facial Surgery

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

It’s almost been 6 months since my short scar lift and I’m very happy. Next time I come in I must take a look at the before pictures!

As I’ve always said, you are the best there is in your business, I am a very loyal patient and recommend you at every opportunity! I trust all is well with you and your family and hope to see you soon.



Everytime I look in the mirror now I say, “Thank you, Dr. Hidalgo!”


Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

When I saw the “candid” shots from my daughter’s wedding was when I set up an appointment with you!

I can simply say that now I feel as beautiful on the outside as I am on the inside.

Thank you so much for bestowing your wonderful talent on me. I am so happy to be one of you patients.



Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I wanted to take a moment to thank you. Your skill, quiet listening nature, and understanding are remarkable. It’s difficult to put into words, but you’ve turned my defeated demeanor upside down.

Additionally, I’d like to thank your staff. Everyone went well beyond efficiency and saying the right thing. They were so very smart, caring, and enjoyable.

I feel incredibly blessed and grateful.

Thank you


Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

It has been just about ten months since you operated on my face, and I am delighted, absolutely delighted with the results. My face is younger, brighter, and more authentic then it has been for many years, perhaps two decades.

This, of course, is a result of your careful conscientious, and very skilled work. You saw at our first meeting, how to help my face move more in line with who I am, and then your terrific team acted on this vision. I am the grateful, and abundantly joyful beneficiary of that effort.

When we saw each other after the surgery, I said you had given me other gifts as well. But these are not so visible, they are the result of what I learned going through the experience. For all you did, I am thankful.

All the best,


Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Just as I was about to give up I met you. A knight with a shining scalpel.

With quiet confidence, utmost professionalism, disarming smile and without too many words you gained my absolute trust. It turned to be one of the better decisions of my life. Thank you. With great affection.

Yours truly,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I wanted to thank you again for doing such a splendid job on my face. I am thrilled with the result! Your skill, kind words and wonderful staff made this surgery a great experience.


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

You are a genius! I am thrilled with my face, eye, neck and lips!!! Friday, December 24th was six weeks and almost to the day “everything” seemed to really look “normal” and the swelling almost gone. What a Christmas present I have received!

I am in Aspen for the holidays and I have been out and about and friends say, “Have you changed your hair style?” “Have you lost weight?” I just say...“Yes!” I will not hide the fact that I've had surgery and, if asked, I will “announce” your name to the world! I am so very pleased….this I just what I wanted, to simply look, as you said, “fresh” and I certainly do!

One of these days I'll send you a copy of a journal I kept of the first month after surgery when I was wondering if I was going to be permanently weird–looking?!?

I hope to get to NY in February and set an appointment so you can see “your” results!!!

Ever so many thanks. I am truly pleased!

Best Regards for the year 2000!


Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I’ve been meaning to write for some time now. I wanted you to know how happy I am with my facelift. I had it done a year ago this past Oct. and I have been very, very happy.

It made a big difference in my life and how I feel about myself. Now when I look in the mirror I don’t hate what I see. I can’t thank you enough. You did a great job.

It’s so natural looking that no one knows I had it. They just think I look great.

Hope you have a happy and healthy new year!


Good Morning,

Yes, you can put my pictures on your website as we discussed.

I never told anyone that I was getting my procedure done in June. I escaped down the beach for the summer. Since I have been back I have been getting so many comments:

What looks different? You look so rested and happy these days. Wow! You look so young. What kind of makeup are you using? The list goes on. You did and amazing job to make me look so natural without giving me that Joan Rivers look.

I can’t thank you enough. You are an amazing doctor and person with incredible talent.

All the Best,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I am writing to thank you for the wonderful job you did on my face lift surgery. I could not be happier! Your professionalism, your skill and your demeanor made me comfortable with my decision to have the surgery. I have to say my children were very skeptical of the decision and said "mom this is not who you are" and often pointed out scary older women who went down a similar path. They now brag about the new old mom!

Thanks again.


Thank you Vanessa, Diane, Abbey, MJ and the rest of the great staff.


Dr. Hidalgo,

It has been 10 days since my facelift and eye lift. I feel as if I am a new person all over again! Most scars are gone. I feel no pain and when I look at myself in the mirror I very much like what I see!!

Thank you so much for a job well done.

Best regards,


Dear Doctor Hidalgo,

You performed my face lift on Feb. 5th or 6th, 2012 and I want you to know that I wake up every morning with a smile on my face, gratitude, and a sense of well-being, thanks to you. I am so happy with the results. You are not only an excellent surgeon but also a mensch (as my mom would say, me too).

Thank you for being you.


Dear Dr. Hidalgo and his wonderful staff,

I want to thank you so very much for doing a fabulous job on my eyes! I feel so much better and have so much more confidence.

I must let you know that every inch of this process was so organized and thorough. Your staff did a beautiful job of explaining everything that was going to occur and were there for any questions or concerns that I had.

I thank you all so very much for a wonderful experience.

Maybe I’ll be back in a few more years for a little more “work.”

Thanks a million!


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I can't thank you enough for the wonderful care you and your whole staff provided to me. My husband and I went for a total of 4 consults. After each we privately wrote our thoughts down and shared them at the end. You were hands down the winner. It goes without saying I love the job (artwork) done on my upper bleph. I received the best compliment I could hope for on the first day back at my gym. I checked in at the desk and the woman literally asked me if I was on vacation! "You just look so refreshed - so good."

Thank You, Thank You

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Three years later, I wish to let you know that not a day goes by that I do not look into the mirror and feel grateful that I had my face done, and that I chose you to do it.

Thank you so much

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Dr. David Hidalgo and Staff,

Thank you all for making my surgery seem so effortless and for being so caring and thoughtful every step of the way! From the pre-op phone calls to the day of surgery to the after surgery attention, I am grateful to each and every one of you for making the experience so positive. And I'm THRILLED with the results with my "new eyes" and "new breasts." Your office is first class and all of you deserve the endless accolades received.

With thanks,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Just a quick note of thanks for the wonderful experience I had at your office and with my surgery! The professionalism and care that you and your staff provided me with can not be compared. A special thank you should go out to Ashley for helping me make this happen so quickly! And... of course to M.J. as well. Her help, comfort and support before and after my surgery was incredible! I'm looking forward to watching the changes over the next few weeks. I am scheduled to see you again on August 18th. Until then... enjoy your summer!

Again - many thanks,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

It's been about 2 years since I had my "face lift" - and I look in the mirror and see my face... not beautiful... but LOOKING GOOD! I still look "fresh" and have a glow. No one believes I am 77!! So again - I want to take a moment to thank you - for your expertise, and how I have benefited from it.

Wishing you well,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

What can I say? This was truly an amazing experience! From the beginning of our consultation to the recovery. You and your amazing staff all worked together to make this surgery one to never forget. Very uplifting!!

There are no words to express my sincerest of thanks to you for working so hard to rejuvenate me! I am most grateful and so appreciative. Your skill and artistry are bar none!

You are a legend!

Most sincerely,

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It's been 7 months since you performed my blepharoplasty and I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for doing such a beautiful job. My only regret is waiting such a long time to do it.

Thank you again and best wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New You to you and your family & staff!!


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I just wanted to thank you again for your skill, support & counsel. I trusted you completely and am so glad that I did. My facelift & eyes look fantastic. I was incredibly nervous, but am so pleased with the results which are very natural. I've healed beautifully thanks to your expertise. I also have to mention your wonderful staff. Respectful, caring & professional at every encounter. A special shout out to Meghan who answered my many questions so promptly, carefully and kindly. You have nurtured a wonderful team.


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Dr. Hidalgo,

I am so fortunate to have found you! I have my friends to thank for that.

I felt remarkably at ease when I made the decision that you would be my doctor. On top of being so incredibly gifted, you have such a lovely manner, disposition and warmth.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much for my present transformation. I cannot thank you enough.

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

It has been just over 3 weeks since you performed my facial "refreshment" surgery, and I am just so delighted with the results (and I feel great)! The before & after photos you took in the operating room are remarkable and I was happy to have you share them on your Insta page. Your impeccable skill, artistry, kind and calm demeanor, and truly wonderful team (special thanks to Angie, MJ & Ashley!) made this surgery an easy experience.


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Your superb artistry has given me a new chapter in life! Your warmth, care, excellence, and attention to detail have modelled what it means to be exemplary.

Thank you!



Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I simply wanted to write a short note to thank you not only for your services, but for the manner in which you provided them. Not only is your warmth evident when dealing with your patients; but more importantly, your sincerity. These two traits have become extremely rare in our world. I treasure them and would like to tell you that I feel very honored to have met you. I will always think of you with a warm smile on my face because that is the feeling that people like you evoke in me. Thank you for being you, Dr. Hidalgo!

Warm Regards,


Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Thank you so much for your kindness and reassurance during this process. I am so happy I finally went through with the operation. I honestly can’t thank you enough for giving me a life of confidence with style. You are a truly skilled surgeon and artist.

Thank you again.



Dear Dr. Hidalgo and staff,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you so much for doing such a great job with my new nose! I have always wanted to fix it but I’d always been too afraid.

Everyone in the office made me so comfortable in knowing I chose the right place. Thank you so much again!


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Dr. Hidalgo,

I feel great and better than ever!

Thank you for giving me the nose I always wanted, now everyone “nose” how pretty I am.

You were right about everything- what to expect, how to feel and just how perfect it'd really be. I admire you!

Thanks again,


Dr. Hidalgo,

Its been 2 weeks and 3 days since my closed rhinoplasty and I LOVE my new nose. I wanted to thank you so much for making me feel beautiful! You and your staff are amazing and I will tell all my friends you are the doctor to go to! Thanks again!



Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Thank you so much for my amazing new nose, and for being such an exceptional surgeon. I feel extremely fortunate to have had you as my doctor, and I cannot imagine a better result! The rhinoplasty has given me new confidence as I begin my own medical career, and for your artistry and phenomenal skill, I am deeply grateful. I cannot thank you enough for this immeasurable gift you have given me.

My very best,


Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I wanted to thank you for making me look and feel beautiful on my very special day!

My wedding photos are beautiful-thanks to you.

Thank you again for your kindness and professionalism.


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Dr. Hidalgo,

Happy holidays to you and your family!! You had worked on my nose 2 ½ years ago now and there is not a day that goes by where I don’t think about the gift that you’ve given me. I am ever so happy with my results and I am ever so thankful to you! Wishing you a happy & healthy year Dr. Hidalgo!


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo, MJ, Jenny, Ashley, Dr Ollinger, Diane, and Walt,

Thank you all for the wonderful care I received from each of you throughout my surgery process. Besides the amazing result which I am thrilled about, I am overwhelmed by how thoughful, caring, helpful, professional and kind each of you were throughout every step from consult to recovery. I only wish I had done this sooner! You are an incredible surgeon with an amazing team!


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Dr. Dr. Hidalgo,

Jim and I want to extend our sincerest thanks and gratitude for the excellent work and care that Christina received.

Your patients are lucky to have a doctor whose outstanding skill is matched by such a gracious and patient demeanor.

Thank you again,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Thank you so much for your time and attention. I love my new look and should have seen you years ago. It is a subtle but meaningful refinement which I really appreciate and it makes me feel so much better about my appearance. You did an amazing job. Hope to see you soon.

With gratitude,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I am writing to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my nose. It's been a month and a half and I can't possibly be happier with the results. When the cast first came off, I was really shocked at my own appearance, and couldn't properly thank you then. Since then, every day I can look in the mirror and know that I still look like myself, but better. Basically deciding to have surgery was probably the scariest decision I've made, and you made sure I have no regrets. Thanks again.

Best wishes,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I want to thank you for being such a wonderful, kind, caring and talented doctor. You truly are an expert in the field, and I am so grateful to be one of your patients. I am most appreciative of your honesty, wisdom, patience, and above all; good, sound medical advice.


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I would like to express my thanks for the extraordinary results from my nose and eye surgery on July 19th. Many people have complimented me, but none knowing exactly why... which, to me, was the genius of the entire process. I am so happy to have found you - a doctor of such talent! And much appreciative of your gracious manner & kindness with which you interacted... additionally, I found the same delightful, high-spirited attitude in every member of your staff. So, thank you so much - may you prosper in good health for a very long time.

Very gratefully,

Breast Surgery

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo and staff,

Thank you so much for the beautiful breast augmentation. My new breasts are gorgeous and, after having them for a year, I couldn’t be happier. I finally feel good about my body and have so much more confidence. They’re so natural looking. People are shocked when they find out they’re implants (if they ever find out!) From start to finish my experience with your office was fantastic. I always felt comfortable, everyone was delightful, and my recovery was quick and easy. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience that has truly changed my life for the better. I would (and have) recommended you to anyone looking for the best in tastefully-done plastic surgery. Thanks again!


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for doing such a perfect job! I’m glad I listened to you about the size. They are more perfect than I ever imagined they could be. The recovery was also a piece of cake!

Thank you! And Happy Holidays,

P.S.- Your staff is also very kind and wonderful too!


Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I wanted to take the time to thank you for everything. For years I have deliberated over whether or not to have breast augmentation. Many years ago I went for a consultation, but I didn’t feel comfortable with the doctor and didn’t pursue it again until I visited you earlier this year. From the moment I stepped into your office, I had a very positive experience. Your staff is extremely warm and welcoming. Their professionalism and kind demeanor make for the perfect office environment. As a practicing artist you sharpen your aesthetic vision on canvas. I know that you believe that your vision for art and plastic surgery are complementary, and I couldn’t agree more. I could not be happier with the results of my surgery. You are an artist in every sense of the word. Thank you for making this such a wonderful experience for me!



Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I have parked myself at this table several times and with a mind swarming with thoughts, I remained unable to write until now. I realize that it was because I am overflowing with gratitude, awe, and respect for you and your craft.

My discomfort with the physical size of my chest has literally tormented me for 23 years. I have so desperately wanted to follow through with a reduction on several occasions and lost courage. Fortunately, once meeting you and having the opportunity to communicate with your staff (they are wonderful) I regained a heightened determination to follow through with the procedure. You have created a beautiful practice with an astounding group of confident and intelligent staff.

You cannot imagine what you have given me. Life is, once again, new. Breathing is effortless. I can cross my arms! My body feels balanced. My mind is relieved and my heart is overflowing with joy.

You are blessed with a beautiful artistic soul and a profound medical intellect. I respect all that you do for your patients. I thank you for this gift you have given me. I thank you from the depths of my heart.



Dr. Hidalgo,

Thank you once again for doing such an amazing job. My sister and I are both so happy with our results and can’t express our happiness enough. I have already received so many compliments and it has only been one week! Thanks for being truly phenomenal.



Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I am so very thankful for your incredibly gifted hands and eyes. For the first time in 20 years I love the way I look. (Before my first pregnancy).

This is all a result of your fine surgical procedures for me on 10/2/06. I am thrilled!

Warm regards,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo and staff,

Thank you so much for the wonderful treatment and care I have received since the beginning of my surgery process. Your kindness and professionalism have made this process much more easy and “stress-free”!

I appreciate all your support and I am very happy with the results. I’d recommend you to everyone I know since you’ve made me the happiest person in PR!

My best to all and love,


Dr. Hidalgo,

I just wanted to give you my heartfelt thanks for agreeing to see me and take me on as your patient. I know this isn’t typical for you and greatly appreciate it. The experience I had 3 years ago compared to my experience with you was literally like night and day. Everything about your practice; your staff, office, care and even beautiful operating room was so professional and serene. It was truly wonderful and I am just so happy with my results. Wishing you a very happy and healthy holiday.

All my best always,

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Thank you so much for the pleasant experience I had at your office. I'm enjoying my new “coconuts.” They’re perfect.


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

You did an amazing job! My breasts are now beautiful- and they look natural. Just returned from vacation- I have never felt so good in a bikini.

Thank you so much! I’m very grateful and could not have been happier with the result of my surgery.

You have an incredible talent and such kindness.

Your staff is wonderful!

Warmest wishes to you and your staff for a happy and healthy 2012!



Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I’m truly grateful for the wonderful artwork you have given to me. You are a very talented, professional, confident and friendly person. I’m so glad to have been your patient. My new breasts not only look great and fill out my clothes better but also lifted my confidence. I recognized I had a moment of boob greed (which can be a dangerous position to be in) and very glad you gave me extra time to watch them settle in. As they dropped and fluffed they look even more amazing and look how I imagined them to be. I’m very happy with the result and size. Everyone who has seen them said “They look perfect.” I hope you will still be in this business in the next 15-20 years when it’s time for me to re-do them because I trust you and would be honored to have you perform surgery again. Your staff is wonderful and super helpful which made my experience that much better!!

Thank you again!



Dear Dr. Hidalgo and staff,

Thank you so much for your wonderful work and your outstanding patient care.

You are an excellent surgeon, who shows not only professional expertise but also blessed with an artistic vision. Special thanks to Ashley, Paula and the nurses, who have been extremely attentive before, during and after my surgery. I am very pleased with the results and greatly appreciate all you have done for me.



Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Words can’t express my gratitude for your talent and expertise in helping me dramatically increase my self-confidence and self-image. I have always had high standards, and you have beyond exceeded them. I thank you for your compassion, gentleness and understanding. You inspire me artistically through your eye for detail and perfection.

With kind regards,


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I want to take a moment to tell you how pleased I was with the outcome of my surgery. My breasts look so natural- no one would ever know that I’ve had breast augmentation.

Also, I want to mention to you what a professional staff you have from the ladies at the front desk to the nurses in the back. You are very fortunate to have such a top notch organization!

Thank you so much again Dr. Hidalgo for doing such a wonderful job. I’m so happy I chose you to be my surgeon.


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Dearest Dr. Hidalgo,

I am sooooo happy with your work. Thank you! Thank you for your kindness and incredible artistry. I am deeply grateful.


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I wanted to thank you so much for the wonderful gift you have given me. As I have begun to fully recover from my surgery my life has completely changed for the better. I finally feel comfortable and confident when getting dressed and look "normal." I don't dread looking at myself in the mirror anymore. I am now able to wear one sports bra when working out instead of the two I used to have to wear. It's truly an amazing feeling that is hard to describe. Life is a great deal easier now. Everything looks and feels perfect and I am grateful for your patience and attention to detail in order to make that possible. I am lucky to have had the opportunity to go to such a talented surgeon. Thank you so much again! It is appreciated more than you know.


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Words can't express how thankful I am for your kindness & surgical skills.

You have the ability to see future images of us as though you are gazing into a crystal ball to foretell our futures. You possess a clarity & an eye for beauty that is unparalleled.

My augmentation today fits my middle aged body perfectly like the augmentation you performed in my twenties fit my youthful frame then.


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

Thank you so much for everything you have done for me over the years and especially for this past surgery. I am so grateful. You are truly gifted and kind.

I can’t believe I am less than 1 wk post op because the results are truly amazing! You have a wonderful staff, from soup to nuts.


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It was about 11 years ago that you changed my life.

Thank you for all that you have done to improve my life.

Happy Holidays!


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I can't thank you enough for literally changing my life. I feared I'd be deformed for the rest of my years but thanks to you I'm whole again.

From the bottom of my heart please know how grateful I am for your artistry, genius, and bravery. Not a day goes by when Steve and I don't mention you.

Thank you & God Bless You!

Eternally Grateful,


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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

There are no words to thank you enough for your wonderful care and brilliance in my tummy tuck surgery. I am absolutely AMAZED with the results and cannot believe I waited so long. You have physically returned me to my "pre-children" body and I am beyond beyond thrilled! Did I mention how thrilled I am!!

I would also like to convey my sincere thanks to your exceptional staff from Diane, Ashley, MJ, Jenny, Abigail the incredible, Dr Ollinger and the marvelous home care nurses Angie and Kerry.

It has been such an incredible journey with you all, I only wish you could know how much you have changed my life and will always be in my heart.



Dr. Hidalgo,

It has been 6 months since you performed rhytidectomy and 4 months since my abdominoplasty. Not a day goes by that I am not grateful that you agreed to be my surgeon. I want to thank you for your kindness, your surgical expertise and artistry.

Your staff, both office and O.R., were all thorough, professional and courteous. Please be sure to convey my gratitude to them.

Warm regards,

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Dearest Dr. Hidalgo,

Thank you so very much for recreating the shape and essence of my body. It was an amazing moment to recognize myself again. Your artistry and skill are truly amazing.

With appreciation,

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Dear Dr. Hidalgo,

I just wanted to take the time, to thank you for this immaculate experience with you and your team. The care, the attention, and most importantly, your serene calming confident energy throughout the process, and for that I cannot thank you enough. I am very grateful.

Sincerely yours,


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