I Did It!! - Tampa, FL

This is something I have always wanted to do and I...

This is something I have always wanted to do and I finally made it a reality! Im a little over a month out and completely satisfied. I am 5 foot 6 roughly 128 lbs I was a very sad and deflated 34B. I am the mother of 2 my first child I had at a younger age so my boobs stood no chance. Victoria Secret push up bras and Bombshell bras became oh so near and dear to me over the years. I must say I have quite the extensive collection. I always talked about getting "a boob job" but it was just that talk.I finally started looking into the procedure and doctors. I started by going to local doctors websites checking out their work reading up on them. I eventually found this gem....Realself. As time went on my research became more in depth. I even enlisted the assistance of my husband. He has been a great support through out this entire process. Extremely supportive and a blessing! Long story short, I found Dr. Halpern and really did my research. He has videos and is very active on here taking time to answer questions from realself members. I knew I wanted to go with Dr. Halpern but I need to consult with him first. One day I just went for it and made the call, I set up a consultation. It was the first step to actually doing this. Consult day came, both my husband and I went. I was nervous but more so excited. Meeting the doctor was a great experience. He took his time and answered all of our questions. I got all the information I needed. The following week I called because I wanted to try on sizers, I went in on a Friday tried on some sizers. When I was done my husband and I went to the desk and it was time to make my decision. To set my appointment or not to set my appointment...that is the question. I was so scared, we looked at dates and discussed I was shaking. I was so scared it had finally come to this. Mind you this is only to set up an appointment. Well I did it, I set my date. In the days after I was thinking what did I do. I was on an emotional roller coaster. My pre-op was 2 weeks later and there were many thoughts that ran through my mind. Many good but mostly bad. I knew I just had to overcome my fear of going under. My pre-op date came we were a few blocks away and I started crying a bit, I thought what the hell am I doing! Get to the office still a mess, doctor comes in room I let everyone know I was scared. I was reassured that it was natural to feel nervous. After a few minutes talking with staff and Dr. Halpern I started feeling at ease, a calm came over me. I knew I was in good hands. The days leading up to my surgery were better, I was still scared. Day of surgery was a rainy day. I got the call to come in as I was the 2nd procedure of the day. They want you to be at home and comfortable not at the office waiting which makes sense. Everyone was spectacular, I was out like a light in an instant, first thing I remember was me sipping an apple juice box. It was so good lol. I was sore but in good spirits. Dr. Halpern called that night to check on me. I missed the call so he called my husband and spoke to him. I was given beautiful yellow roses from the doctor, so sweet! Recovery......I can say that my husband and I are close and always have been but this brought it to a whole other level. He took such good care of me. Our bond has grown even stronger, I am so grateful for him and everything he did to help and assist me through this entire process. As far as pain goes it hurt to get up, you never realize all the muscles you use just to sit up. As the days passed I felt better each day. I am not used to being laid up so this was a challenge. At one point I thought why did I do this, I just wanted to be better. There was a day that I over did it and boy did I feel it. I knew not to make that mistake twice! I am in a different head . I am at the point where I can start working out I will do that gradually. As each day passes I can see the changes I am so happy with my results thus far and excited to see my final outcome. It is amazing as to how my final outcome looks like the photos I provided to the doctor. Dr. Halpern has a true passion, this is his art and he is an amazing artist!!
Tampa Plastic Surgeon

I did a lot of research on here and elsewhere for quite some time before I made my consultation appointment. I was a ball of nerves at my consult, a tad nervous but more so excited. Dr. Halpern is extremely knowledgable, friendly and willing to answer any and all questions. The week following my consult I arranged to go try on some sizers, that is when I scheduled my surgery and I was so nervous to the point of shaking. Two weeks later was my pre-op appointment I was a nervous wreck. When Dr. Halpern entered the room and started talking to me it was like a calm came over me, I knew I was going to be okay. I knew he was going to take good care of me. All my concerns before I dove head first into this going to sleep, having bruises the procedure itself there was a lot on my mind. With everything I read and all of the things he told me I could see he has a true passion for what he does. Day of operation both he and his staff were wonderful, they were very kind and took great care of me. I got flowers and a call from the doctor that night, I missed the call so he called my husband to check up on me. Not one bruise and I am one to bruise easily, his technique is quite intriguing I suggest you take the time to watch the video to see how he preforms his surgeries compared to others. This is his art and he is an incredible artist; I am completely satisfied in my decision of choosing Dr. Halpern.

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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