It's been a little over three months since my septoplasty/rhinoplasty with Dr. Chaboki and I couldn't be happier with the result. The septum was something I'd been meaning to take care of for about a decade, and my consulting physician at the time recommended that I also take care of excess bone in my bridge which I believe was owing at least in part to a minor childhood injury.
Only a couple of things I wish I would have known: expect possibly some minor effects with the steroids--I was fine mentally, but felt like my face got fuller, temporarily. I also used the eyeshadow applicators you can buy at any drug store to apply the ointment inside my nose (instead of Q tips.) I found them to be gentler and reusable. Also, while I was back on my feet and at the office within ten days, I found that I had a longer-than-expected post-recovery recovery. In other words, it took me a while to feel like running and going at the same busy pace that I'd been used to. For me, however, slowing down was a blessing, and I indulged my extended convalescence.