The first couple days I spent with my head wrapped up, then transitioned to a stretch head garment which I wore the first week, taking off only when I needed to shower, walk the dog, clean the incisions, etc. I took the pain medicine I had gotten prior to surgery as instructed and aside from a tightness in my neck I had very little discomfort.
I am now one week post-op and just had the stitches removed today. Everything is healing perfectly and my neck is starting to feel less numb and tight. I have stopped wearing the head wrap, and have no dressings of any kind. Aside from putting some ointment on the incisions (under chin, in front of and behind ears hidden in hairline), I have little to do other than keep the sun off the incisions, wait, and heal. I do have a fair amount of neck bruising pretty much from the collarbone all the way up to my jawline, but that's to be expected and even after only a week it's fading considerably. I'm on a moderate activity level and per the doctor should be able to do even more (including jogging) next week.
Overall, it has been a very smooth, stress-free experience. The results, even at this early stage, are incredible - much more defined jaw and chin, and a neck that has a visible adam's apple - who knew that was hidden in there all this time?