Overview

Bridgette broke her nose in 2014 while playing Austag. Her NPIF (Nasal Peak Inspiratory Flow) was 40 litres per minute – which is only 30% of what is normal for her gender, weight and age.

Dr William Mooney performed imaging. It was confirmed that Bridgette had tip-ptosis (a drooping or dropping nasal tip).

Bridgette underwent Rhino septoplasty turbinate reduction. The surgery went perfectly. It was done with an open approach. There were medial and lateral osteotomies (this is a surgical cutting/breaking of bone to allow for realignment). She had the diamond tip; Cephalic tip, dome division and internal and external domal stiches.

We asked Bridgette a few questions…

We asked Bridgette a few questions…

What were your dislikes or concerns with your nose?

Before the procedure I disliked my nose as I broke it playing sport, it completely deviated my septum and my nose was no longer straight.

Besides the issues with the form, were there any functional issues?

Yes, I didn’t realise it was blocking one of my nasal passages, which I wanted to fix ASAP as I was due to have jaw surgery the following year. Being able to breathe through my nose was essential for my jaw surgery and as my jaw was locked shut for 6 weeks.

 
 
 
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How did you find your surgery and recovery?

The surgery process and recovery were both extremely easy and comforting. I had zero issues and loved the program that Dr Mooney has for all patients pre- and post-op.

Were you impressed with the results? Do you have any feedback?

100% impressed with my results. I still find to this day my nose looks completely different to my after shot that was taken a few months after my surgery. I wouldn’t change anything and have recommended family and friends to Dr Mooney as it was such an amazing experience.