I had my surgery on April 1st, 2016 and I am now 8 days post op. I had a really easy recovery, I felt no pain at all, just pressure and barely had any bruising or major swelling. The first day after surgery i just had two small bruises under my eyes and then the swelling only came day 2-3. Within 4 days of not doing much and just sitting in bed, I stopped taking the pain killers and was able to walk around and do household things. I got my cast off day 6 and was able to walk around outside and resume normal activities. The biggest problems I had were the dry mouth from breathing exclusively through the mouth all day and night. Now that the cast is off I can already feel my breathing is improving, although the insides of my nose are really swollen I probably won't be able to tell for a few more weeks.
The appearance of my nose looks great, it is almost identical to the one that the dr altered on his computer before the surgery to have an idea of what it would look like. The side profile is really straight, the bridge is a lot thinner and straighter and my tip (although swollen) is looking good. Overall, I am really happy with my decision to get this surgery, the esthetic aspect has definitely improved and I’m positive that the breathing will too.
If you have any questions for me feel free to post below!