Rhinoplasty surgeons frequently say that "a good nose job is one in which other people cant tell that the nose has been operated on." Obviously, patients hope for an improvement that they, themselves, notice. Depending on how long it has been since the surgery (less than six months), the result may become more apparent. It is also very common for patients to feel "down" about their results during the recovery period.
Be patient. Rhinoplasty results can take time to become apparent, especially if only subtle changes were made. The amount of swelling and how long it persists after rhinoplasty depends on several factors such as the surgeon's technique, open versus closed approach, whether the nasal bones were broken, and the number of prior nasal surgeries.
Discuss your concerns with your surgeon. He or she can tell you whether or not you are on the right track.