I joined this site on a few days ago, and today was my first day post op (day 1 of my recovery). I've wanted my nose done since the age of 12, and finally all the factors (being 100% sure, timing, money) came together.
The surgery wasn't bad, and the post pain is a breeze, however the swelling has been quite a challenging! Last night (the day of my surgery) I started to balloon up, mainly around my cheeks, eyes, and between my eyebrows. My surgeon warned me before hand given our procedure, he would expect a lot of swelling (Open Rhinoplasty, fracturing the bone, shaving the bump, sewing the side cartilage to contour my nose, drop the tip, slightly narrow the tip), NOT A WALK IN THE PARK! ;)
I know my poor face probably took a beating, and it is only my first day of recovery so I'm going to give it some time. Overall things are going well, my nose doesn't look too swollen and I already love the tip! I'm getting my cast off on Monday, I will keep you posted on my progress w/ the swelling. For now I shall ice & elevate!