Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Nasal congestion or stuffiness
- Nasal blockage or obstruction
- Trouble breathing through your nose
- Trouble sleeping
- Unable to get enough air through your nose during exercise or exertion
If so, you may be one of more than 20 million Americans suffering from nasal obstruction and we may be able to help you breathe easier.
What is Nasal Obstruction?
Nasal obstruction restricts airflow through the nose and often negatively impacts one’s quality of life.
One of the most common causes of nasal obstruction is nasal valve collapse (NVC), which occurs as a result of weak lateral (side wall) nasal cartilage collapsing inward when a person inhales.
What is Latera?
The LATERA implant system is an absorbable nasal implant that supports this cartilage. Through a minimally invasive procedure, the LATERA implant is inserted through a small incision in your nose. You can self-test for NVC by performing the Cottle maneuver.
Does your breathing improve when you pull on your cheek to hold your nostril to the side? If yes, contact us to discuss options to support your lateral nasal cartilage, which may include the LATERA implant. Research shows that patients who received the implant reported improved satisfaction with their breathing (86%) and appearance (93%) results.
Eighteen- and 24-month data demonstrated durable relief of NAO symptoms with the LATERA implant with minimal risk to cosmetic changes.