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A Gentleman Doctor & Extremely Happy With Rhinoplasty - West Orange, NJ

I never liked my side profile since I was young. I...

I never liked my side profile since I was young. I had a bump, deviated septum and my tip drooped- it just wasn't pretty on my face. It was the one thing that always bothered me and as I got older I hated having people sitting on the side to me because I always felt that's what they were always looking at. I found Dr Joseph, saw the amazing work he has done, met him and was sold. I couldn't be more thrilled at how beautiful my nose now looks. I love it and feel gorgeous! Thank you!!

I'm happily 6months post-op and couldn't be more...

I'm happily 6months post-op and couldn't be more thrilled with my results! Most of the puffiness and swelling has gone down, so it is now more defined and the tip continues to become more soft. I really do love it :)

TIPS:
My tips for anyone going for rhinoplasty is have everything ready at home for the day of your surgery. It makes your life a whole lot easier when you get back and are still loopy and all you wanna do is lay on the couch, you don't have to go far or send someone searching for your necessities. The worst thing is to go around the house looking for things- make your life easier and have it ready! What I did was go out a few days before and have everything ready at home .

I made a little goody/ necessity bag for myself and I suggest everyone who has surgery does the same!!!! So, literally in Victorias Secret bag (a big pink one they give you when you buy things, one so me/my family could see it easily get anything) and placed it right on the table next to my designated couch spot.

My must haves included

-CHAPSTICK: keep your lips moist they will be chapped

-COUCHDROPS/HARD CANDY: your mouth will be really dry because your only breathing in and out of your mouth

-QTIPS& PEROXIDE: to gently clean any dried blood on the bottom of your nose

-SMALL GAUZE PADS:in case you are still dripping any blood from your nasal passage after surgery you can put a clean one in place

-ALL your medications:Dr Joesph will give you some medications (antibiotics etc ) so have them filled and ready

-MEDICATION LIST SCHEDULE:So you or someone can remind take what you need to heal

others:
PILLOWS:You'll probably be most comfortable sitting up so have some pillows nearby

FROZEN PEAS: Best things ever for reducing swelling, they mold easily to your face I even separated them into smaller zip lock bags.

FOOD/DRINK: Have some pudding, applesauce, jello or other soft things at home to eat is a musttt!! I didn't want to open my mouth too much paranoid I would pull something . Also some gingerale in case your nauseas or any other drink really - but don't think about using a straw (you cant breathe through your nose silly)

CLOTHES: You'll likely be sitting on your couch hanging out for a few days so get some comfy zip ups and yoga pants ready

COVERUP KIT- You'll get a great coverup kit filled with goodies a week the day your bandages come off so don't worry about buying things.

DAY OF SURGERY:
The ambulatory surgery place was phenomenal! The nurses / staff were all wonderful and I felt very safe going into the OR. There was a patient liason that did a lovely job of keeping my mom updated the entire time and even let her come see me before I went in. When I left they even wheeled me out to the car :)

AFTER SURGERY:
I literally felt NO pain. When I say no pain, I literally mean ZERO pain. All I felt was some pressure like something was sitting on your forehead. That was really the only reason I didn't wanna get up off the couch but I was totally comfortable. I was paranoid that something would move or wouldn't heal right so I took it veryyy easy not bending, moving, or getting to close to someone that may bump into me. (Yes I was paranoid about making sure it healed good that I had about an arm distance from everyone)

BANDAGES OFF
Let me first start off by saying as fantastic as it looks now, I didn't have one of those "Oh my God, I love it" jumping up and down moments when the bandages came off. My nose was still very puffy, I had two small black eyes and I think I sort of went into a panic because I felt like it didn't look like me for whatever reason. I mean, I knew it would be swollen but I had bandages on for a week and for the past 25 years I only knew my own nose, so I couldn't picture what I would find under there. As the days went on it became less and less swollen( just like Dr Joesph had promised) only then I started loving it and really seeing what Dr Joseph had done! A month later was "whoa, it looks really great" , 6 months later it's "Wow, I loveee it!!" I think its very fitting and natural looking and couldn't dreamed of a better result!

I'm happily 6months post-op and couldn't be more...

I'm happily 6months post-op and couldn't be more thrilled with my results! Most of the puffiness and swelling has gone down, so it is now more defined and the tip continues to become more soft. I really do love it :)

TIPS:
My tips for anyone going for rhinoplasty is have everything ready at home for the day of your surgery. It makes your life a whole lot easier when you get back and are still loopy and all you wanna do is lay on the couch, you don't have to go far or send someone searching for your necessities. The worst thing is to go around the house looking for things- make your life easier and have it ready! What I did was go out a few days before and have everything ready at home .

I made a little goody/ necessity bag for myself and I suggest everyone who has surgery does the same!!!! So, literally in Victorias Secret bag (a big pink one they give you when you buy things, one so me/my family could see it easily get anything) and placed it right on the table next to my designated couch spot.

My must haves included

-CHAPSTICK: keep your lips moist they will be chapped

-COUCHDROPS/HARD CANDY: your mouth will be really dry because your only breathing in and out of your mouth

-QTIPS& PEROXIDE: to gently clean any dried blood on the bottom of your nose

-SMALL GAUZE PADS:in case you are still dripping any blood from your nasal passage after surgery you can put a clean one in place

-ALL your medications:Dr Joesph will give you some medications (antibiotics etc ) so have them filled and ready

-MEDICATION LIST SCHEDULE:So you or someone can remind take what you need to heal

others:
PILLOWS:You'll probably be most comfortable sitting up so have some pillows nearby

FROZEN PEAS: Best things ever for reducing swelling, they mold easily to your face I even separated them into smaller zip lock bags.

FOOD/DRINK: Have some pudding, applesauce, jello or other soft things at home to eat is a musttt!! I didn't want to open my mouth too much paranoid I would pull something . Also some gingerale in case your nauseas or any other drink really - but don't think about using a straw (you cant breathe through your nose silly)

CLOTHES: You'll likely be sitting on your couch hanging out for a few days so get some comfy zip ups and yoga pants ready

COVERUP KIT- You'll get a great coverup kit filled with goodies a week the day your bandages come off so don't worry about buying things.

DAY OF SURGERY:
The ambulatory surgery place was phenomenal! The nurses / staff were all wonderful and I felt very safe going into the OR. There was a patient liason that did a lovely job of keeping my mom updated the entire time and even let her come see me before I went in. When I left they even wheeled me out to the car :)

AFTER SURGERY:
I literally felt NO pain. When I say no pain, I literally mean ZERO pain. All I felt was some pressure like something was sitting on your forehead. That was really the only reason I didn't wanna get up off the couch but I was totally comfortable. I was paranoid that something would move or wouldn't heal right so I took it veryyy easy not bending, moving, or getting to close to someone that may bump into me. (Yes I was paranoid about making sure it healed good that I had about an arm distance from everyone)

BANDAGES OFF
Let me first start off by saying as fantastic as it looks now, I didn't have one of those "Oh my God, I love it" jumping up and down moments when the bandages came off. My nose was still very puffy, I had two small black eyes and I think I sort of went into a panic because I felt like it didn't look like me for whatever reason. I mean, I knew it would be swollen but I had bandages on for a week and for the past 25 years I only knew my own nose, so I couldn't picture what I would find under there. As the days went on it became less and less swollen( just like Dr Joesph had promised) only then I started loving it and really seeing what Dr Joseph had done! A month later was "whoa, it looks really great" , 6 months later it's "Wow, I loveee it!!" I think its very fitting and natural looking and couldn't dreamed of a better result!

I'm happily 6months post-op and couldn't be more...

I'm happily 6months post-op and couldn't be more thrilled with my results! Most of the puffiness and swelling has gone down, so it is now more defined and the tip continues to become more soft. I really do love it :)

TIPS:
My tips for anyone going for rhinoplasty is have everything ready at home for the day of your surgery. It makes your life a whole lot easier when you get back and are still loopy and all you wanna do is lay on the couch, you don't have to go far or send someone searching for your necessities. The worst thing is to go around the house looking for things- make your life easier and have it ready! What I did was go out a few days before and have everything ready at home .

I made a little goody/ necessity bag for myself and I suggest everyone who has surgery does the same!!!! So, literally in Victorias Secret bag (a big pink one they give you when you buy things, one so me/my family could see it easily get anything) and placed it right on the table next to my designated couch spot.

My must haves included

-CHAPSTICK: keep your lips moist they will be chapped

-COUCHDROPS/HARD CANDY: your mouth will be really dry because your only breathing in and out of your mouth

-QTIPS& PEROXIDE: to gently clean any dried blood on the bottom of your nose

-SMALL GAUZE PADS:in case you are still dripping any blood from your nasal passage after surgery you can put a clean one in place

-ALL your medications:Dr Joesph will give you some medications (antibiotics etc ) so have them filled and ready

-MEDICATION LIST SCHEDULE:So you or someone can remind take what you need to heal

others:
PILLOWS:You'll probably be most comfortable sitting up so have some pillows nearby

FROZEN PEAS: Best things ever for reducing swelling, they mold easily to your face I even separated them into smaller zip lock bags.

FOOD/DRINK: Have some pudding, applesauce, jello or other soft things at home to eat is a musttt!! I didn't want to open my mouth too much paranoid I would pull something . Also some gingerale in case your nauseas or any other drink really - but don't think about using a straw (you cant breathe through your nose silly)

CLOTHES: You'll likely be sitting on your couch hanging out for a few days so get some comfy zip ups and yoga pants ready

COVERUP KIT- You'll get a great coverup kit filled with goodies a week the day your bandages come off so don't worry about buying things.

DAY OF SURGERY:
The ambulatory surgery place was phenomenal! The nurses / staff were all wonderful and I felt very safe going into the OR. There was a patient liason that did a lovely job of keeping my mom updated the entire time and even let her come see me before I went in. When I left they even wheeled me out to the car :)

AFTER SURGERY:
I literally felt NO pain. When I say no pain, I literally mean ZERO pain. All I felt was some pressure like something was sitting on your forehead. That was really the only reason I didn't wanna get up off the couch but I was totally comfortable. I was paranoid that something would move or wouldn't heal right so I took it veryyy easy not bending, moving, or getting to close to someone that may bump into me. (Yes I was paranoid about making sure it healed good that I had about an arm distance from everyone)

BANDAGES OFF
Let me first start off by saying as fantastic as it looks now, I didn't have one of those "Oh my God, I love it" jumping up and down moments when the bandages came off. My nose was still very puffy, I had two small black eyes and I think I sort of went into a panic because I felt like it didn't look like me for whatever reason. I mean, I knew it would be swollen but I had bandages on for a week and for the past 25 years I only knew my own nose, so I couldn't picture what I would find under there. As the days went on it became less and less swollen( just like Dr Joesph had promised) only then I started loving it and really seeing what Dr Joseph had done! A month later was "whoa, it looks really great" , 6 months later it's "Wow, I loveee it!!" I think its very fitting and natural looking and couldn't dreamed of a better result!
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr Joseph has a passion and is truly talented – especially in the operating room performing rhinoplasty surgery. He really has the gift of making the one thing I didn’t like about myself and turning it into something beautiful. Dr Joseph is just a lovely doctor and person. He is welcoming, friendly, honest, understanding, and a true gentleman from the moment I first met him. He was never pushy to do more and was always available- even on his cell phone the night after surgery! Dr Joseph is also very educated – I mean this is a doctor that teaches other doctors in his field to do what he does! Besides that he is an ENT, who performs many rhinoplastys a year and let’s just say- definitely knows a thing or two about the nose itself! He really takes the time to meticulously create a beautiful nose for every patient he has. As you can seen in his before and after photos (which I had personally gone through hundreds over months while searching for a doctor) all of his are natural and perfectly fitting for each person. From start to finish was a nothing but a pleasant experience. His office staff were friendly and down to earth; the ambulatory surgery center was new, clean and the staff were wonderful. Even the nurses loved working with Dr Joseph because how meticulous he is on the OR and how kind he is as well. I literally had no pain, just some pressure on my face afterward just as he expected me to. I am happily writing this about Dr Joseph hoping someone else will come across his reviews as I had and go see him! Like anyone, it is nervous and scary thinking about changing something on your face but I am more than thrilled with the result and overall experience of getting this done. Also proud to say I have finally started living life without being self conscious about the one thing that has always bothered me! Being nurse that works in Manhattan with many doctors- he personally blew everyone out of the water for me, from his manners to his exceptional work!

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 tmes
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Comments (4)

Your result is gorgeous. I have a very similar tip to yours. Your pictures have me so excited for May 14th. :)
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Good list suggestions. You look even more beautiful!
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thank you for sharing!
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Thank you for posting your experience here on RealSelf. I'm glad this went so well!

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