Patient Written Testimonials
Dear Dr. Godek,
Never would I have known that just a few months ago I would have made one of the best decisions of my life. As you may recall, I was not a referral as I would imagine many clients are when electing this type of surgery. I also spoke to very few people about my very personal ‘want and need’ for a breast reduction; however, as an educator I chose to educate myself and I did my research. I learned all I could about you, your work and your accomplishments and after reading about your training and familiarizing myself with your Curriculum Vitae, I was most impressed with the decisions you have made ~ everything from where you chose to study and work to hone your craft, up to and including, of course, your life-time accomplishment as an Eagle Scout. Eagle Scouts set themselves apart with integrity, with perseverance, and the innate desire to help others. There was something special about the experiences you have woven together to help others. So, I felt I had made the right decision even before I met you and felt an even greater level of confidence after leaving your office. (I didn’t even need to see the pictures that day.) I knew the only thing left to do was to set out to be the best patient I could be ~ following your direction and trusting your guidance. Now, just a few days after surgery, I know with every fiber of my being, I made the very best choice in selecting you as my surgeon. The results are amazing and are better than I could have ever expected or hoped for.
I want you to know that you changed how I feel about myself, boosting my self-esteem and my confidence. As a professional, I have spent the last 20 years ‘camouflaging’ myself. On a personal level, I have missed 20 years of taking family pictures ~ avoiding the camera at every chance I could ~ embarrassed in self-consciousness. The ‘unavoidable’ pictures exist only as digitally cropped headshots when I had the ability to do that. I am only disappointed that I did not consider this option for myself sooner but the time was now to give myself the best 50th birthday present ever!
I would be remiss if I did not thank and commend your amazing staff. I was treated by each and every one with kindness and gentleness paired with the highest levels professionalism ~ all which only enhanced my very, very positive experience. I could not be happier!
I once thought I would never share or talk about my decision with others but I now realize instead that I can ‘pay forward’ my gratitude to you and your staff by telling, with pride, everyone and anyone ~ ( from Bozeman to New Jersey) who should complement me on how I look ~ “It’s because of Dr. Godek”.
Thank you again and wishing you wonderful skiing at Big Sky!
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After losing a large amount of weight, which resulted saggy buttocks, I did extensive research in order to find a top-notch plastic surgeon. In the spring of 2008, I visited Dr. Godek’s office for a consult thinking that I needed a body lift. Dr. Godek patiently listened to me and understood all of my concerns. He was very straightforward with me and explained that a body lift would not give me the result I was aiming for, but rather a lower buttock lift would produce the desired result. Dr. Godek then described the procedure in detail, and even showed me computer images of what my result would closely resemble upon completion. He did not just go ahead and do what I thought should be done. He wanted me to be happy with the outcome. I can honestly say that the end result exceeded my expectations. After the procedure, I only needed Tylenol to manage what little pain I experienced, and the best part is that the scarring is extremely neat and practically invisible.
In May of 2015, it was time to address the bulging, droopy skin on my thighs and the insides of my knees. Looking in the mirror, I was aware that this would be a large undertaking. Considering the exceptional experience and results that I previously had with Dr. Godek and his staff 7 years earlier, I confidently knew where I needed to go for help. Again, Dr. Godek listened to my concerns, formulated a 3-stage strategy in order to achieve my goal and showed me computer images of the projected results. I was able to manage the pain from all 3 surgeries with Tylenol. As I write this, I am about 9 weeks post-op from the third and final stage, and my results are incredible. My incisions are neat, well placed and healing beautifully.
I cannot say enough about my awesome experiences with Dr. Godek and his staff. Totally professional from the moment I walked through the door and was greeted by Donna at the reception desk. Dr. Godek always listened to and answered each and every one of my many questions and created smart and safe plans to help me achieve my personal goals. At my pre-op visits, I was given bound booklet containing important information such as my surgery date, a list of things to do and to avoid in preparation for surgery, a description of my surgery, an overview of the surgery center procedures and post-operative care instructions. I followed all of these instructions to the letter and have had no complications. I have visited Dr. Godek’s office for many post-op visits to monitor my progress. Throughout the entire process, I was never afraid or ashamed to contact the Personal Enhancement Center. Catherine (my patient Coordinator), Nathalie (Dr. Godek’s Physician’s Assistant”, Rosemary and Katie (Dr. Godek’s nurses), Jeff (Dr. Godek’s Office Manager) and Michelle were always available in person, by telephone or email to answer my questions.
In addition to post-op visits, my case included appointments at Bella Derma Medi Spa. The spa had a very relaxing atmosphere. My interactions at the spa with Kelly, Jan, Jill and Annette were pleasant, and I always looked forward to my appointments.
My surgeries were performed at the Toms River Surgery Center. The staff is excellent. The nurses were attentive and cared about my comfort. Before every surgery, I mentioned that I have small veins, and I am a “hard stick”, so each time they summoned “the best” to being my IV. Mission Accomplished- My IV was always started on the first try! After that, I could relax…surgery was a piece of cake! Upon discharge, I was given a very clear aftercare instructions and contact info, in case of any problems. A few hours after I arrived home from all of my surgeries I received a personal telephone call from Dr. Godek inquiring about my status, even though my post-op appointments were the very next day.
On an unrelated note-In the time between my stage 2 and stage 3 surgeries, I had a hysterectomy. Although Dr. Godek did not perform this procedure, I was very impressed and touched that he had his nurse, Rosemary, call me a few days after the surgery to check in and see how I was doing. Total class.
With his skilled hands and artistic vision, Dr. Godek has successfully found the body that has been hiding inside me for many years and was not able to reveal itself despite being nurtured with proper diet and exercise. At the same time, I was very fortunate to have found an extraordinary surgeon in Dr. Godek.View Card
I am writing this thank you letter to impart my utmost respect and satisfaction with Dr. Chrisopher Godek’s expertise.
In 2011, I was looking for a plastic surgeon to correct congenital breast asymmetry and must have met half a dozen surgeons. Each surgeon had a different method regarding how to create my desired results.
In 2012, I came across Dr. Godek’s website and was impressed at how natural his breast augmentations looked, especially those which were reconstructed post-breast cancer treatment. As a nurse myself, I knew that the reconstructions are among the most difficult of surgeries, and therefore, Dr. Godek was the type of doctor I needed to perform my surgery.
After meeting Dr. Godek and learning about his credentials and experience in plastic surgery, I elected to have him perform my procedure in 2012. I had very little pain after surgery and healed well. To be honest, no one even knew I had surgery. That is just how natural and proportional to my size that Dr. Godek made my breasts. Of course, I was more confident in my swimsuits, and perhaps my only regret was that I didn’t go a size larger. I guess that is just how the brain works sometimes when we are pleased.
One to two years later, I stared to experience symptoms that no tests or doctor could give me a definite diagnosis. After multiple tests and examinations, I made the personal decision to take the breast implants out, being that they were a foreign body. Little did I know that my story had begun with my plight to find a surgeon who could take them out with a total capuslectomy.
I began to learn about doctors who called themselves breast explant experts. Many of them advised me to use fat tissue and even muscle grafting after I take out the implants because I would look concaved if I didn’t do so. These same doctors also strongly advise against going to your original plastic surgeon. I also joined a breast explant support group; because I was told how life-changing taking out implants would be for me. All these support groups did was try to sell me on the same set of “breast explant experts” and denounce me if I tried to ask for names of other surgeons close to me. What a coincidence.
I even met with a surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia who wanted to take out 7 of my lymph nodes. She was very bizarre to say the least. After meeting that surgeon, my boyfriend gave me a reality check, and suggested my original surgeon, because his work was superb, and that if he was good enough to put them in, why was he not to obvious choice to remove them?
Unfortunately sometimes in life we go through many turns, just to find out that where we started is where we needed to be.
I am now 3 weeks post breast explant surgery with Dr. Godek. I had no implant replacement, no fat or muscle grafting, and I am ecstatic. My results are beautiful and I do not look concaved as warned by other surgeons. Dr. Godek went through the original scars from under the folds of my breast and the drains were placed in such a way that my bra covers those eraser tip size incisions. Right now my scars look great and with proper care they will be invisible in the upcoming months. I am healing as beautifully as the original surgery that Dr. Godek performed in 2012. Yes, my breast volume is smaller, but that is a given. What I will say is that they are just back to their original size. I don not look concaved or uneven to the naked eye, and I do not have unattractive scars that would have resulted from all the unnecessary additional incisions that other surgeons wanted to perform on me. When Dr. Godek first took down my dressing, I was able to look at my breast in pure amazement and relief.
I write all this to say that although I made the decision to take out my implants, Dr. Godek’s surgical expertise and vision was that helped me to still feel good about my body. Dr. Godek can make you look good no matter what size you are or what size you desire, and not many surgeons can achieve that.
There is a lot of hype out there, however, it goes back to the old saying, you either know how to do the job or you do not. It is very simple. I only hoped that I had gone back to Dr. Godek sooner than later.
Please use my story to become informed and to safeguard your body and your health and to choose a surgeon like Dr. Godek, who by show of his expertise, can handle even the most complex of plastic surgery cases.
Dr. Godek, I thank you for your honestly and your willingness to help me achieve my goal. You are highly recommended by me, as your former patient.View Card
Dear Dr. Godek and Staff
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you Dr. Godek for giving me back my body confidence and helping me feel truly beautiful and comfortable in my own skin. Your positivity, attentiveness and genuine caring manner that I felt as a patient made me feel supported, nurtured and informed throughout my entire procedure and recovery. I also want to thank your entire staff for taking the time to check in and make me feel secure and reassured. This was a very important process for me and having trust in all of you has made it that much more pleasant!
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To Dr. Godek & Team
I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving but I am truly & deeply grateful for all of you…this amazing, beautiful, caring, dedicated team of professionals/friends & angels in my life. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your continued efforts to help me through. Thank You.
With lots of loveView Card
To Dr. Godek & Staff
Thank you so much for all you done & keep doing! You & your staff had made this journey a lot easier! You have been great throughout this road! Couldn’t have picked a better plastic surgeon(doctor) & your staff.
Happy Holidays!View Card
Dr. Godek, Catherine, Donna, Rosemary, Kate, Michelle & Jeff
Thank you all for being so professional, friendly & accommodating from the first day I walked into the office. I was incredibly nervous to have surgery, but you were all extremely calming and reassuring. I’m so glad to have the worst part of this process behind me, and I love my results! I look forward to seeing you all again in the spring. Enjoy the holidays!
Dear Dr. Godek, Rosemary, Donna, Catherine, Kelly, Jill and staff
A sincere “thank you” to each and everyone of your for helping me after my accident. I am very grateful to have you, Dr. Godek, as my doctor, and your amazing staff! Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.
Dear Dr. Godek and all your wonderful staff
Thank you For everything. I really appreciate everyone’s professionalism and caring for me.
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Dear Dr. Godek, Just wanted to thank you & your staff for being so kind & compassionate. I am so happy with the outcome of my surgery & each day it has gotten even better. The Bella Derma Spa (Annette) is a most wonderful experience! It has helped tremendously with the healing & emotional process. I am so fortunate to have you as my plastic surgeon (& fellow golfer)!! Thank you for all that you have done.View Card
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Dr. Godek, Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so very much. You did such a beautiful job with my plastic surgery and I am so pleased with the results. You are a wonderful surgeon and made me feel comfortable. You have a great staff at your office. They answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. They are fantastic! Thank you again Dr. Godek, you are the best!!View Card
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Thank you for taking such good care of my wife. You and your staff made her experience as enjoyable as possible. If you ever need anything, my cell number is on the back of my card. Hope you and your family have a Happy Holiday season.View Card
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Congratulations on being voted “Best of the Best” in Plastic Surgery.. I have no doubt you will win this year after year!!
Thank you Dr. G for all you and your staff have done for me. After having to make a very difficult decision you helped make the right choice seem bearable . Your work though this whole process has been perfection as was your guidance. At the beginning of my reconstructive process I never thought I could have such a completely natural result!!
Thank you for being the caring doctor that you are!!View Card
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I am writing this note to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude for the recent liposuction procedure you performed on me. It is one week later — and I already see a significant change In myself and how my clothes look! Besides looking great — I feel terrific. And It seems I got an added benefit — since getting rid of the stomach pooch, the back ache I’ve had forever seems to have been alleviated! Mostly, the world looks and feels different. I know It’s all about attitude and I have always been an upbeat person to begin with, but this has just given me a whole new lease on life….
You, your office staff, are wonderful, but special thanks needs to be given to your surgical nurses who are truly outstanding a very special thank you to Pat Wyckoff). I can’t say I’ve ever experienced such compassion, comfort and care as I did by the surgical staff. My friend who came with me had her eyes end nose done In NY from a doctor on Park Avenue and said she was highly impressed by everyone and everything and it was too bad she didn’t know about you before traipsing off to New York. And least I forget the anesthesiologist who took the time and effort to explain everything to my total satisfaction.
What was even more astounding is that I was virtually pain free! I kept waiting for the pain to come, but It never did! For me, I floated out of the surgi-center and am still floating with renewed enthusiasm and an astounding amount of energy!
In the end, the majority of my thanks belong to you for creating the Personal Enhancement Center (PEC) and surgi-center and staffing it with people like yourself — those that want to help others and truly care. I know for sure that you will definitely handle whatever needs fixing In my future and I’m telling all my friends about you!View Card
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Dear Dr Godek and your wonderful staff,
Thank you all for your caring ways and ability to take a rather fearsome situation and make it as easy as it could be.
Words can simply not express the gratitude I feel in my heart for all you have done for me. So a simple Thank you very much will have to do.View Card
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Dr Godek and Staff,
A note to say “thank you” to each one of you. And to say — your thoughtfulness will always be appreciated.View Card
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Dear Doctor Christopher,
I hope with all my heart that God will give you love and happiness in this Christmas and always. You gave me my body back. It’s great. I will always be grateful. God bless you my dear doctor.View Card
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Dear Dr Godek & Staff,
“Thank you for all you have done & to your wonderful office staff & nurses. Have a happy holiday & blessed New Year.”
It always is a pleasure to wish nice things for you because you’re a Doctor who’s respected in all you say and do — so these Christmas wishes are for every happy thing that a merry, joy-filled Christmas and bright New Year can bring!
“Merry Christmas”View Card
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Dr Godek & Staff,
“Kindness is the sunshine in which happiness grows.”
Your thoughtfulness is a wonderful reminder that there really are kind and special people in the world.
Thank you so much for the excellent treatment you gave ______ — his forhead looks great! Your patience was greatly appreciated.
Thank you again!View Card
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No wonder there’s such warmth behind the thanks this brings your way — your special kindness brought such joy, it really made the day, and when any group of people does the thoughtful things you do, it’s hard to find words warm enough to than each one of you!
Thank you for all your kindness before, during and after my surgery.View Card
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Dear Dr Godek,
Thank you so much for taking good care of me during a very difficult time in my life. You and your office staff were wonderful to my husband and me. I couldn’t have made it without you and Doctor Schwartz. I’m feeling great!!! See you at the Breast Walk.
I meant so much to me.View Card
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Once again, thank you!! When my little boy was hurt, you were the first one I thought of. Even if you couldn’t have come to the hospital, I know you would have had a good advice for me. Thank you for going the extra mile & taking some time out on a Sunday for me and my family. I felt so much better when you were there for ______.
Thank you isn’t enough!
You’re the greatest!
Thanks for coming to the hospital and taking such great care of me.View Card
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Dear Dr Godek,
Thank you for your patience and understanding. But most of all – for giving me HOPE.
A little gift for your office and staff.View Card
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Dear Chris Godek,
God blessed you with a gentle smile it warms the heart to see, He blessed you with tender hands that comfort easily, and He blessed you with a gift that’s just as precious as it’s rare — a gift for being kind, for helping out… for taking care.
Thank you for being there for me as my doctor but also taking me under your wing as a friend! Without you caring for me I would not be here today! Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!View Card
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It’s easy to say thank you, but it’s harder to convey the deep and heartfelt gratitude I really feel today – but maybe, having said this much, by now I’ve let you know your thoughtfulness means more to me than words will ever show.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart!View Card
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To Dr. Godek and staff,
Thank you for everything this year. My life has truly changed.
Happy holidays.View Card
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To Dr. Godek and Staff,
It’s not always easy to say what I mean, and yet I’m still hoping you’ll see that you are so special and so very dear, and you’ll always mean so much to me.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day.View Card
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Well, we have experienced 3 hurricanes that directly hit Palm Bay since our arrival — now that was an experience!
A compliment for you from a surgeon I had to see here. He was amazed at what you did for me. He said he never saw such an excellent reconstruction. Suggested I should be a “poster person” for the procedure. (Pat on the back for you!)
Hope this finds everyone in good health. Believe it or not, I miss N.J. and my visits with all of you.
May all the joy in the season brings be your now and in the coming year.
Happy Holidays.View Card
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Dr. Godek & Staff,
Wishing you the quiet beauty of a peaceful holiday season.
P.S. The girls love my new nose and so do I!View Card
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Dr. Godek and Staff,
Just a quick note to thank you for your professionalism and support before, during and after my surgery.
Have a nice summer, see you in July.View Card
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To Dr. Godek & Staff,
I would like to thank each and everyone of you personally for your politeness, caring and for putting up with all my phone calls! Enjoy the homemade chocolates!
God Bless Always!View Card
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To the office staff of Dr. Godek,
Your special kindness is much appreciated.View Card
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Dear Dr. Godek,
Your kindness and generosity and skills will not be forgotten. God bless your excellent nursing staff and you and your family.View Card
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Dear Dr. Godek,
My husband and I truly appreciate the care that you gave our daughter, _______. You were great with her! Thank you for seeing us on such short notice too!View Card
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Dear Dr. Godek,
Just wanted to thank you for “filling in” for Dr. Bucky. I really appreciated not having to travel to Philadelphia each time.
Enjoy these goodies over Labor Day weekend and thank you again.View Card
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Dear Doctor Godek,
It was so nice of you and appreciated more than words can say!
I can’t thank you enough, for saving my foot. You are still the handsomest man I ever saw.View Card
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Dr. Godek and staff,
Thanks for all that you have done for me. You are all the absolute best! Have a great Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year! See you in the spring – stay warm this winter!View Card
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With best wishes for a holiday season filled with happy memories.
Wanted to let you know I’m not the only one who appreciates the beautiful boobs you gave me, all of San Diego says thank you, ha! I’ll call you for bigger ones soon.
Happy HolidaysView Card
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Dear Dr. Godek,
When I first contemplated the idea of a tummy tuck I was struck with the big question of where to go. My first surgeon’s experience turned out to be a very unprofessional and poorly organized office. I felt as though the doctor never even looked at who I was and why I was there, just another $$. I’m grateful that my surgery was called off. The complication of my blood disorder actually made my search out your office.
My first exposure to your office was the ad in the Asbury Park Press; I read it thoroughly and was highly impressed with the professionalism and experience that your practice was offering. After speaking with an acquaintance at the gym she highly recommended your services.
My first visit to your office was beyond my expectations. I was ushered into the examining room within minutes of filling out my paper work, compared to over a 90 minute wait in the previous doctor’s office. Your nursing staff was exceptional; knowledgeable, courteous and very kind and friendly. As you sat with me and asked me questions I was struck with your sincere desire to know who I was as a person and the reason why I desired a tummy tuck. When I told you of my blood disorder it didn’t faze you a bit, it was something that doable. I was relieved and grateful for your confidence. When I told you that I was looking to combine this surgery with my bladder reconstruction and partial hysterectomy you had no problem with the idea of working with another surgeon. You both were a terrific team together!!
As the day approached for surgery Laura was so helpful in helping me schedule the surgery before my work schedule took off, her kindness and positive attitude was a joy to work with. On my visit to the surgery center for my markings I was once again impressed and grateful for your nursing staff and their kindness. Karen Schiffer was a doll and very very professional in her skills. As my husband and I drove off to the hospital in Neptune, we were both confident that God had brought us to your practice. We felt that we were in very capable and dedicated hands. Even through the delays at the hospital you never lost your professionalism and your kind and caring ways. I was most grateful for the level head and calm manner.
When I woke up from surgery and saw the results, I was ecstatic, and thrilled to see a flat tummy after all these years, come to think of it; I never had a flat tummy!!!
As my recovery continued I kept admiring the work and how perfect it was, this was not my first plastic surgery. Over 22 years ago I had a breast reduction and my experience as not as good. My husband is thrilled with the results’ he can’t believe how beautiful the scar looks, but most of all he sees the joy in my face and how I perceive myself.
I can’t wait until the summer so I can wear that two piece bathing suit that I’ve been only willing to wear in the comfort of my back yard. I am a diligent exercise and the time off from the gym was tough at times, but the end result has been worth it. As my gym routine continues, I’m grateful for the “flat tummy” and can’t wait till the swelling goes does so I can finally see all the hard work that I apply to my body.
You have been a godsend and I’m grateful for your compassion and wonderful gift of being an exceptional surgeon.View Card
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thank you so much for taking such good care of me through this. You made my mom and I so comfortable that I was not even nervous at all before the surgery. Seeing the results I obviously had no reason to be nervous anyway. I’m not even fully healed and already I look incredible.
This has been a life-changing event for me. I’m already standing up straighter and my back no longer hurts. I can’t wait to be able to go back to doing all of the things I couldn’t before you helped me.
I will be eternally grateful for what you did for me. It really and truly has changed my life more than I realized it would already.View Card
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Thank you for the special care you showed me. Everyone was very caring. Enjoy!View Card
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Thank you so much for everything you did for me. I can’t explain how happy I am with my new boobs. They are perfect. I would recommend you to all my friends.
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I want to thank you so much for setting up my meeting with Karen at KS Fitness to help me. I am working with her three days a week and she is wonderful. Your generosity and care made it possible for me to continue to see results that I was looking for since my surgery.
I want to thank you for making me feel safe & secure enough to go through with my surgery. My surgery has changed my life and my feelings about my body and has diminished those insecurities. This has been a long journey still with plenty of path ahead & it wouldn’t have been possible without your gentleness, your & your staff’s guidance and assurance.
Thank you for being a doctor who truly cares about his patients and requires that same high standard in his staff.View Card
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May the world always be as beautiful for you as you make it for others!
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Dear Dr. Godek
Thank you so much for your kindness & excellent care. I am so happy about my results! You have truly touched my life!View Card
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Dear Dr. Godek & Staff,
A Thank you is just not enough what you have done for me & my “beautiful tummy” (as my 5 yr. old calls it now)
I feel beautiful & hope you will receive these as a small thank you & you truly changed my life to happiness.
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Dr. Godek and staff-
Thank you for taking such great care of _______*!View Card
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Dr. Godek –
I cannot thank you enough for your kindness and generosity. I have wanted this surgery for so long & I am so appreciative that you made it possible. Everyone on your staff has been so fantastic & comforting and I want you to know this has truly been a delightful experience.