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Dr. Joseph Restored my Confidence Back! - West Orange, NJ
- updated 7 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,500
- Eric M. Joseph, MD (West Orange, NJ)
I believe I have two lives. The one before...
- 22 Oct 2012
I believe I have two lives. The one before Rhinoplasty , and the one after. As far as I can remember I always had a rather large, bulky nose; which presented me with a masculine appearance and making the rest of my facial features seem non proportional. I hated all cameras and I tried my very best to avoid taking pictures. Just when I thought my large nose couldn’t get any worse, a car accident occurred causing some trauma to it. It was the start of the New Year that made me declare enough is enough, and I wanted to undergo Rhinoplasty. I started my quest of finding the right doctor, with endless amounts of consultations and appointments. Most of them were located in New York City and came with high end prices, as well as me having to hear them suggest other procedures that I might need. I thought this was all a money making gimmick, and a mere turn off in my opinion. Finally, I decided to search local as I am a Jersey native and I came across Dr. Joseph. I was impressed by his before and after images on his website and decided it wouldn’t hurt to go on one more consultation.
I scheduled my surgery for his first available appointment. April 11th to be exact and just couple of day’s right before my birthday. The day of my surgery arrived, and it was done at St. Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center, located in Livingston NJ. The operation lasted about 2 hours. During my recovery period which was about a week, I experienced no pain or discomfort. I was just very anxious to have the cast removed as I could already tell my nose was looked smaller even with the cast on. The cast removing day arrived, and the sight of a mirror never seemed so delightful! My nose was beautiful and looked even better than I expected. My face had a more feminine appearance and my other facial features looked better. It has now been 6 months since my surgery.
My Doctor: Eric M. Joseph, MD
I am 100% satisfied. From the first meeting with Dr. Joseph, I could tell he was a genuine, honest, and caring doctor. I have thick skin and he was honest that the tip of my nose wouldn’t look exactly like the computerized image as a result of the thick skin. I also asked him if I needed to have a chin implant along with the Rhinoplasty, since this was suggested by two of the NY doctors I had previously seen. He said no way, and made a comical comment with his answer. I must add Dr. Joseph is very funny! After our very informative consultation, he gave me a price breakdown and told me there was rush with my decision. In the contrary, even until now, I still receive harassing phone calls and e-mails from the other doctors I did not choose. Based on my comfort level, trust, and Dr. Joseph’s bedside manners, I was confident he was my number one choice for my surgery. His staff was also very sweet and helpful throughout the entire process. In my pre-op visit, Dr. Joseph said he would call to check up on me on the night of the surgery. He even gave me his cell phone number and stressed that if I had any questions, I can call him at any time. On the night of the surgery he called as he mentioned. These 6 months were filled with compliments, confidence, and an abundance of picture taking. All because of the wonderful Dr. Joseph!