Rhinoplasty in Utah
There are several reasons why people can be unhappy with the appearance of their nose, whether it’s too big, too small, has a pronounced hump on the bridge or a tip that is too sharp. At the plastic surgery practice of Dr. Steven Warnock, our rhinoplasty surgeries are completely customized to fit your cosmetic needs and create a look that is natural and symmetrical to your face.
Contact us today at our Draper, Utah location to schedule a consultation and find out if rhinoplasty surgery is right for you.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Depending on the individual, rhinoplasty can improve the proportion or appearance of the nose, or correct a breathing problem due to structural defects. This procedure can correct multiple nasal concerns, such as:
- Large, wide or upturned nostrils
- A tip that is hooked, upturned, large, or drooping
- Visible humps on the bridge
- The size of the nose in relation to facial proportion
- Asymmetrical nostrils
- Deviated septum or other breathing hindrances
During surgery, Dr. Warnock will either make an incision from within the nose or across the column of tissue that separates the nostrils. The underlying framework of the nose is then altered to accommodate the patient’s desired shape and size, and the incision is stitched.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
During your consultation with Dr. Warnock, your cosmetic goals, expectations for surgery, health and medical history will be discussed to determine whether you are suitable for rhinoplasty surgery. Individuals who have health conditions, are smokers, or who are currently taking medications that could impair surgery or healing may need further evaluation.
What is Recovery Like?
Soft, plastic splints may be placed inside the nose in order to support the septum during healing. A splint may also be placed on the outside of the nose to protect the new nasal contours. Slight bruising and swelling to the eyes and nose are common after surgery, and patients can typically return to work between 10 and 14 days. Stitches are usually removed within the first week. Doctor Warnock will inform you of any aftercare that will be necessary for your incision sites.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent, and your nose may continue to refine in shape for several months after surgery. Gradual changes occur naturally in the face during aging, but your improved nose should remain mostly unchanged for the long term.
Contact the office of Dr. Warnock today to schedule a consultation and find out what rhinoplasty surgery can do for you.