I met Dr. Joseph for the consult. He has a larger than life personality - So Fun! I knew that he would sculpt the perfect nose for me. Because I had wanted this surgery for so many years and had finally found the perfect plastic surgeon, I wasn't nervous the day of surgery (seriously). The days leading up to the surgery, I tried not to think about it and if I did I thought about all the positives (finally getting the perfect nose for my face, more confidence on my profile side view, 3 years of following the surgical work of this MD so I knew that my decision wasn't hasty and all the positive reviews and photos of his work.
I went in, had the surgery and had no post-op pain. I did feel pressure from the swelling but thats not too big of a deal. I did not bruise at all (take your arnica!, get a 45-90 degree wedge pillow for the first few nights, and use the frozen peas like crazy!).
Day two was probably the worst bc I looked like a chipmunk - It was nothing more than the anesthesia and post-op swelling. In a week the chipmunk look had decreased but not fully. However, I could go outside without anyone guessing I had surgery. In my post-op visit, 7 days later, I was given a makeup kit to cover up bruising (I had none but used it to cover the incision sites under my nose) and a facial mist to moisturize my face and nose (the skin on your nose gets 'weird' so it needs moisture). I just had my one month followup and I love my nose. There is still swelling in the tip and I feel like it looks better every day.
Totally worth it!!! Will never regret it! Only Dr. Joseph - Beverly Hills is for the Birds!!!!