Valium or Xanax works well; you won't care what they say (just kidding).
The best compliment that you can receive following rhinoplasty is "You look really good, have you changed your hair style, lost weight, have a new boy/girl friend?" That is fine when the nose is sculpted into a natural shape from a pre-operative nose that was not obviously a "honker" (think Cyrano de Bergerac).
If your nose has obviously changed, there are many stories patients tell to protect their vanity. For instance, "I was walking my dog when he took off for a dog in heat; I got caught up in the leash, fell and broke my nose. Since we were there anyway, the doctor said she would take my bump off".
Or you could use the Ashley Tisdale line, "I went in to have my deviated septum fixed to breathe better, and the doc said he would take a little off the top as long as I was already under anesthesia".
In the end, don't worry about what others say or think about your new nose, most likely they will be jealous of your new, good looking nose. It sounds like you have chosen your rhinoplasty surgeon carefully, which is the most important aspect of your rhinoplasty.
Good luck and be well.