I experienced no pain at all throughout the entire process and had very minimal bruising and swelling. I didn't have to take any of the prescribed painkillers and aside from the "annoyance" of having a stuffed nose for 5 days (before the cast removal) and having to stay inside for a few days this was quite easy. In my search for "the best" nose surgeon I had never come across any other surgeon who does as many rhinoplasties as Dr. Grigoryants in a single week. HIs average is 3 surgeries/day five or six days per week. I never felt rushed when speaking to him at my pre-op and post-op appointments and felt that it was important to him to assuage any of my concerns and answer all of my questions. It is obvious that he is an extremely hard-worker and goes above and beyond what would be expected -- how many surgeons stay are doing consultations and pre-ops until 7:00pm? I can answer that for you; none that I have found aside from Dr. Grigoryants.
I very highly recommend Dr. Grigoryants, and as someone who spent quite a bit of time researching and going to different consultations and meeting with different surgeons, I can say without any hesitation that you will not be disappointed in choosing this surgeon and his team. It is quite obvious that Dr. he cares about his patients and their concerns as he was kind enough to email me back on a Sunday night re: a somewhat stupid question. His staff is very friendly and sweet and were instrumental in putting my mind at ease and reassuring me that I would like the outcome. In addition to his great skill and ability, the anesthesiologist, whom I had for my surgery was absolutely incredible-- I experienced no nausea post-op, did not have a sore throat from being intubated, nor did I feel tired at all. If I had not had a cast on my face, I would have been able to go out and do things right after surgery. I have had anesthesia 3 times in my life (including this time) and was very pleasantly surprised at the level of skill of my anesthesiologist.
Gohar, Dr. Grigoryants surgical tech. made the splint and cast removal SO EASY. I read so many stories about people complaining about how they had discomfort-- I find this so hard to believe because there is zero discomfort in the way that she removes everything. His other assistant, Lili, was very sweet as well and went over the pre-op information in good detail and really put my mind at ease about what to expect.
I will update in a few weeks when my swelling has gone down :)