Thank you, robyne for always answering questions! You are the best poster here! I had a follow up with my surgeon today and I asked him tons of questions, including the ones I posted here. He said that it would take a significant blow to the nose to alter the effect of it. He said that tons of patients had called him days after rhinoplasty with similar concerns (one patient fell out of bed and hit her nose, and another patient ran smack dab into a door) but that their noses turned out great anyway.
I saw my nose today without the strip of silicone and tape, and I already love it!!!!! It's just what I wanted- the bump I had is gone, the tip is turned up cutely, and it's smaller in overall size. Most importantly, it looks natural. It's still swollen of course, and there's still a hint of a bump, but my suregon assured me it would absolutely, positively go away. I am very happy