From an Ugly Ducking to a Beautiful Swan!!!!! - West Orange, NJ

Ever since I was 10 I've always hated my nose....

Ever since I was 10 I've always hated my nose. Pretty much the same story as so many people on here, but never thought I'd have the balls to go through with doing anything about it.. Petrified of even having my blood taken, I was fortunate enough later on in life to have a few very special people come into my life to give me the courage to finally do the things cosmetically that would make me feel better about myself. You always fear the worst when it comes to things like this, but with the support of loved ones and all my girls on realself, I was ready to take the plunges. Never having surgery before I thought I would tackle one of the more "painful reputation" procedures and see how i could handle it to prepare me for my nose. So in May i found the most awesome doc and had a BA. The surgery went awesome (see other review) and I knew I was ready for the big one... With realself helping me find me my first doc I knew I could find the perfect one for my nose as well. After maybe 5 mins searching on here came across the grand puba of rhinoplasty. Dr Eric Joseph. Every review, every star in his 5 star reviews, every claim of perfection, amazing bedside manner, glowing remarks about his staff and surgical center (shout out to my girls at north Fullerton surgery center in Montclair) is and was true!!!!! I could not have asked for a better experience. From the first consult to pre op to day of surgery I felt like i made the right choice to have someone take the look of my face and life in his hands. And what hands they are!!!! No pain, i swear no pain! Uncomfortable yes--very! The dry mouth and congestion was so super annoying but nothing you can't deal with if you've ever had a bad cold. The swelling and bruising was so minimal I couldn't believe it. I was paranoid that I would have horrible purple bruising all over my face (since I have very thin and fair translucent skin) but with the magic of dr j, i barely bruised at all. The swelling was pretty apparent from days 2-5 but as long as you don't touch your face it doesn't hurt lol all in all my only regret is that I didn't get it done sooner.. So disappointed i let my fear of the unknown and stories from others that didn't go to doctor Joseph freak me out and make me think that I wouldn't be able to handle it. After my surgery i hit up 7-11 for a slurpee and was out every other day getting drinks and running small errands. I didn't even need to take the pain meds but took 1 pain pill a day to help with sleep and not pain. Please please feel free to hit me is with any questions!!! So much love to dr Eric Joseph and his whole staff.. Not to get emotional but they gave me the face to match the person i always knew I was on the inside... And I could NEVER express how much i appreciate everything he has done... Dr Joseph you changed my life... And I will never forget it...

Let the picture parade begin lol

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Day 1 & 2 with cast off

Day 2

Well today was day 2 with my cast off and first day back to work. I was mega tired pretty much all day and talking at work sucks lol I'm on the phone all day so I had to really take it easy. I should have prob taken the rest of the week off from work but I'm doing 1/2 days from now til Friday so it isn't too bad. Feeling ok otherwise just sore and more vulnerable since the cast is off. Still cleaning it out with qtips and peroxide and finally washed my face for the first time although I barely touched it cause it is mad sore. Tomorrow is another day!!!

Week 2 rockin my rhino

Hello ya'll!!! Just wanted to post a quick update and let everyone know how it's going .. Tomorrow will be one week with my cast off and today was 2 week post op surgery. I feel good. My nose is starting to take shape and aside from the obvious still swelling I'm loving the way it looks. I feel like its a dream and that I'm going to wake up and my nose be back to the way it was before lol but it's not and it won't!!! It stinks being in injured reserve though. I can't lift heavy things bend over for long periods of time, smile, make facial expressions etc but I knew that coming in. I just miss being normal!! It starts to bum me out at times but I have to remember that it is all a process and worth it in the end. Had some swelling over the weekend under my eyes so I've been icing all day and will continue to do so at all times when I can. Other than that and the ongoing battle with congestion, I'm doing well. All in all im so excited for the future. I can't wait to see how my nose will look in the upcoming months!!!

time flies when you are having fun!

hey guys!!! everything here in nose town (lol) is going good! had a few post ops since the surgery and everything is moving along forward. and I have no one else but my AMAZING AWESOME surgeon dr joseph to thank!! I have my 4 month post op next weekend and will post more photos then. to anyone who is thinking about getting this done I implore you to check out dr j and don't wait! my only regret is waiting so long : (
West Orange Facial Plastic Surgeon

I would not trust another man to touch my face. He changed my life and I'll never be able to repay him.. I would go to NO ONE else for a nose job. He is an artist a perfectionist and one of the nicest guys ever.

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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