My sister had this done after too many elbows to the nose in basketball. She’s quite a tough girl, not one to complain especially if she’s set her mind to something. That said, it was obvious she was in a good bit of pain for a couple of days. Not bad enough to cry, but she wasn’t comfortable no matter her position, meds, etc. By the third day she had a lovely set of black eyes developing nicely, was fairly swollen, and a bit sick to her stomach from everything draining, but didn’t hurt nearly as much. Now she wishes she’d done it years sooner, since she can actually get a good night’s sleep, doesn’t have to breathe through her mouth exclusively, etc. Her advice for the first couple of weeks? Try not to sneeze.
I hope this doesn’t freak you out, but I remember she said it wasn’t horrible pain, especially when you keep up with your meds. Good luck and here’s to breathing freely!