AceShowbiz - Busy Philipps has undergone surgery to clean out her blocked sinuses.
The former "Dawson's Creek" star told her fans on Instagram on Sunday, May 20 that she would be going to hospital for the operation the following day, and she celebrated a successful surgery on Monday by sharing a picture showing her giving a thumbs up to the camera while sitting in a wheelchair.
In the snap, the actress has a piece of bandage secured underneath her nose with tape, and she is wearing large sunglasses, a red sweater, matching red Adidas tracksuit pants and brown boots.
She mocked her appearance in the caption, and wrote sarcastically, "My post sinus surgery look was (hot). Also. I apparently was giving a lot of thumbs up. Thank you for your good thoughts and kind words! I'm in bed in Mr nightgown resting with my sinuses successfully cleaned out."
The 38-year-old, who is an avid social media user, also found the humour in her surgery and wrote on Twitter: "Truly, the scariest part of my surgery this morning was when they took my phone away from me."
Truly, the scariest part of my surgery this morning was when they took my phone away from me.— Busy Philipps (@BusyPhilipps) May 21, 2018
She later updated fans by sharing a picture of herself laid in bed while wearing a cool gel face mask, and she added, "Guysss. Very into this look. J/k (just kidding) it's terrifying (sic)."
When she announced her forthcoming surgery, the former "Cougar Town" star told fans she was nervous about the procedure but had been recommended it by many people who said it can "make such a huge difference".
Sinuses are a system of hollow cavities in the skull and they can swell, leading to pain and tenderness around the cheeks, eyes and forehead, a blocked nose, headaches and possibly a reduced sense of smell. Surgery for chronic sinusitis usually involves the widening of the sinuses while the patient is under general anaesthetic.