When I came in for the surgery, he again explained details of the procedure and made me feel confident and at ease. Following the surgery, I was pleasantly surprised that I had no nausea (I have been prone to negative effects from general anesthetic) and no immediate discomfort. After arriving home, the care package and instructions provided by Dr. Ridgway’s team helped me stay comfortable, avoid bruising, and minimize swelling. On the day of surgery, I had some swelling, but NO bruising around my nose or eyes. The swelling decreased over the following days, so that only those close to me could see that my nose was still healing.
And the best part about my post surgery experience? I could BREATH through my nose! Even with packing and swelling from surgery, my passageways felt clear compared to the limited airflow prior to the surgery. And breathing continues to get easier as the swelling further decreases over time.