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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!

With my deepest appreciation