Rhinoplasty for Better Breathing


Rhinoplasty is a procedure focused on reshaping or correcting nose deformities for better appearance and proper function.

At Dr. Steven Warnock’s Draper, UT office, he performs rhinoplasty surgeries for several different reasons. No two patients are the same, so your treatment will be customized to your specific needs. Rhinoplasty can often help with breathing issues, making it much more than a cosmetic procedure. To schedule your appointment, contact Dr. Warnock’s office today.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Easier Breathing – The procedure is often combined with septoplasty to open the airways and allow the patient to breathe freely. Deviated septum is typically the reason why people are frustrated with their breathing habits as they develop several burdensome symptoms such as chronic headaches, snoring and sleep apnea. Rhinoplasty along with septoplasty greatly improves the quality of breathing permitting the air to flow without obstructions.

Better Quality of Sleep – Corrective rhinoplasty may be a good alternative to improve the quality of sleep as the airways remain opened properly after the surgery is completed successfully. Many people suffer from limited breathing because of deviated septum, ultimately leading to snoring and sleep apnea, where the air passages are blocked. The condition can lead to other health problems, and in some cases, suffocation during sleep.

Confidence – Both corrective and cosmetic rhinoplasty often leads to improved self-esteem. The function of the nose is restored as well as its appearance. Many people feel self-conscious with imperfections of their face. Rhinoplasty can significantly enhance the positive features of the nose while diminishing any deformities.

Before the Surgery

Each patient is evaluated prior the surgery. Initial photographs are taken, and medical history is fully reviewed including any drug intake. Patients with overall good health are typically good candidates for this type of procedure. Measurements of the face are taken, and the patient is presented with different options of facial improvement. Risks and complications are always explained in detail by Dr. Warnock or one of our medical staff members.

After the Surgery

Immediately after the surgery, splints and packing may be placed inside the nostrils to ensure proper healing. The bandages are placed on the outside for protection and support while the patient is recovering. Prolonged swelling is to be expected during the initial recovery. The early healing stages last on average of few weeks, and significant improvement is noticed as the swelling gradually subsides. Full recovery typically occurs after 12 months of healing. During this process, the patients may be required to take prescribed medications to control any post-operative complications and discomfort.

Final Results

The results of rhinoplasty are long-lasting and most of the time permanent. As the individual ages, the facial features change gradually including the appearance of the nose. Lifelong sun protection and healthy life style are the most effective ways to preserve the surface of the skin and maintain the appearance of the nose.

Although rhinoplasty is typically a cosmetic procedure used to rectify facial flaws of the nose region, many patients choose this venue of treatment to improve their overall quality of life including restful sleep. Boost in confidence often takes place after this type of surgery resulting in better performance at work and in personal areas of life.