The tip of my nose had sort of a ball shape and I did not like my profile. My nose did not turn out the way I had pictured but it looks much better than before.
Although the actual procedure did not hurt because I was put asleep - the days afterward until were very uncomfortable. This was due to the packing of nasal tampons put in each nostril. And when the doctor ripped those things out of my nostrils I almost fainted from the pain.
The doctor who performed my procedure was older and still believed in packing the nose. I think the splints would be much better. You can not breathe with all that cotton in your nose and forget about sleeping. It is miserable!