I'm sure my experience is quite different from others for one big reason...ulike most rhinoplasty candidates, I didn't have a 'hump' nose that needed any bone-breaking/shaving, so all I had trimmed was the tip of my nose which I believed at the time was quite bulbous.
I can't say my surgeon did a bad job--he did exactly what I requested. I just wish he stopped me because looking back, I really didn't need it. I totally believe that some people really do need it, but I wasn't one of them. The reason I feel it wasn't worth it is that I detracted from my original natural 'exotic' looks. I was only 19 or 20 yrs old at the time. Family members and my boyfriend told me I was just fine, but I stubbornly didn't listen and that thought they were just being "nice" in saying that I didn't need a change. Though the tip of my nose may have been slightly bulbous by some standards, it actually accommodated and worked in harmony with my other features, which I am told were quite exotic. Now, instead of having an exotic/unique look, I now look pretty darn ordinary. I wish I listened to my family and boyfriend (who is now my husband). Sadly, you can't just easily put back what was removed :(