The procedure is definitely surgery and shouldn't be taken lightly. Immediately afterwards I looked really scary - eyes swollen almost shut, lips looked like Donald Duck and bruises on neck, around ears, and around both eyes. It was pretty miserable the first few days but the pain meds helped a lot. After 2 weeks the swelling reduced enough for me to begin recognizing my face in the mirror. By 4 weeks, not only could I recognize myself but I liked what I was seeing! Bruising all gone, minor swelling but not noticeable to anyone but me. It's now been almost 3 months and I love it! No regrets! And knowing what I know now, I would still do it.
Definitely worth it!