The surgery itself, well you don't fee anything, and have absolutely no pain during or after the surgery, and if you do, you just take extra painkiller. No bruises or panda eyes. Inside my nose was cleaned the morning after, before I was released from the hospital. I had the cast on for a week after that.
During that week, I did go for walks, ate in restaurants and carried on with life as normal.
I didnt work for a week though, as I was uncomfortable looking down for long periods and didnt like wlaking in the office with a cast.
It is week 2, I can breathe better than ever before, and feel more beautiful than ever before.