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.