I don't remember when, because I've taken quite a few blows to the nose over the years, but I had acquired a deviated septum. Allergy season, winter, and running (which I do often), were times where my breathing was labored and uncomfortable. Visually it was asymmetrical, bulbous, and had appeared flattened (profile view).
Day of the surgery I wasn't nervous at all. I knew something good would come of this. He even finished in under the estimated time, which resulted in a lower anesthesia cost. Sure enough, after the cast was removed, I was pleased with what I saw. Granted I was jaundice, bruised, and swollen like I took a 4x4 to the face, but it was the best darn looking result I could ask for ONLY a week after surgery. If it wasn't for having experienced it, I wouldn't have believed I had surgery from how strong, solid, and symmetrical my nose looked.
I'm writing this a month later, and the swelling has subsided, the pictures included are of the results. My breathing is perfect. Kind of reminds me of the first time I put on glasses and I had realized how different the world looked with corrected vision. I didn't realize how much breathing normally would change things. Dr. Joseph bypassed all the normal difficulties of surgery on those with noses/skin similar to mine with apparent ease. In a small way, I feel satisfied with myself for choosing him to do my procedure. If I had made the mistake of choosing anyone else, things could have gone completely different.