Since I was ten years old, my nose was broken playing baseball a baseball bat hit it. One of the kids swung the bat, hit the ball, and then threw the bat and hit me in the nose. But it healed and I was ok but as I’ve grown it started to deviate my septum a little bit to the side so I’ve always breathed through my mouth.
Because of the deviated septum I’ve always had a little bit of raspy-ness in my voice. I’m always having laryngitis. I also wanted to have a better, straighter, more aesthetically symmetrical nose. Because if I’m going to go through all the processes, I would also like to have it look as good as possible.
Up until Dr. Nassif, I had never been referred to someone that I really trusted enough, nor did the doctor make me feel comfortable enough to ever follow through with the surgery. And when Dr. Nassif sat down with me and I met with the different people in the office, everybody made me feel comfortable. Dr. Nassif made me feel at ease that he’d be able to do a really professional quality job. Just to be able to breathe a lot better and to have a much straighter nose, that’s going to be really cool I think. I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Nassif’s ability to keep it as comfortable as possible and make the process as positive as possible.
After the surgery, my nasal passages are now open, and I can breathe through both sides much much better. I can taste and smell food dramatically better now than I did before. And so far, in the last three or four months, breathing has been good and I haven’t had any nasal infections like I have for the last five or six years, so that’s good.
As far as Dr. Nassif meeting or exceeding my expectations, I would say that he met and probably exceeded my expectations. I really appreciated him being as honest as he was, and by being so conservative it’s a pleasant surprise that now things are looking better than even what he had hoped that we could get it to.
It gives me more confidence. It makes me feel better about how I look now that my nose is straighter and it’s not completely deviated to one side. It makes me feel better, and I lost a lot of weight even before surgery but then having my neck muscles tightened and having a little lipo under there obviously made my jaw a lot more defined which makes me feel more confident too. I’ll probably get double or triple the attention now than I got before I had the surgeries. I really think that you can’t judge the final results until at least six months to a year after the surgery because of the amount of swelling that you’re going to have. I was just pleasantly surprised with the amount of post-op care that I was able to get and it was just awesome.