Initially, I thought I would never need surgery to correct my pectus excavatum. However, as I grew into my early teens, the severity of my deformity worsened. I hadn't even fully realized how much the deformity was impacting my life and ability to do the things I love. As the concavity got deeper, my endurance started to diminish and I felt as though there was nothing I could do to stop myself from feeling excessively out of breath. This held me back while exercising and playing sports; two things that are a huge part of my life. I had the Nuss Procedure done on July 26, 2019 by Doctor LoSasso and The Valley Hospital in New Jersey. While the surgery presented some challenges for me in a short term sense, the long term effects are better than I could have asked for. My endurance has increased dramatically since the procedure and I no longer feel a shortness of breath or tightness in my chest. Additionally, I am beyond happy with my cosmetic outcome. Although I underwent the Nuss Procedure for primarily medical reasons, the cosmetic benefit really means the world to me too. Doctor LoSasso did a fantastic job not just with the surgery itself, but also with guiding me through the process leading up to it and supporting me after. He was always happy to answer my questions and was very honest with me. This is most definitely a life changing surgery that is very worth it and with Doctor LoSasso as my surgeon, I never had a doubt about that.