Do You Have Symptoms of Nasal Obstruction?
- 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
Nasal obstruction is most often caused by Nasal Valve Collapse, 1, 2 which results from weak cartilage in the side of your nose. As you inhale, weakened lateral cartilage will collapse inward and restrict airflow into your nose. As a result, you can have difficulty breathing through your nose at rest, while exercising, and while you are sleeping.
Before now, Nasal Valve Collapse has been significantly undertreated because of inadequate conventional treatment options. Many options did not address the underlying anatomy of the collapsing nasal wall, and options that required cartilage grafting risked changing the appearance of your nose.
Nasal Valve Collapse Has a New Solution!
Bella Vista ENT is now offering a better option to treat nasal obstruction called LATERA®, an absorbable nasal implant that provides support to the collapsing lateral nasal cartilage. Drs Feinfield and Waldman were the first otolaryngologists in the Ventura County area to be trained in using LATERA® so that they could offer this unique and successful procedure to their patients with Nasal Valve Collapse.
LATERA® may help you breathe better by reducing your nasal obstruction symptoms. It is inserted through a small incision in your nose and produces excellent results in increasing nasal airflow without changing the appearance of your nose.
Clinical research showed that the LATERA® implant delivers significant relief form nasal obstruction symptoms. Patients reported improved breathing through their nose and little risk of changes to appearance.3 The majority of patients implanted with LATERA® were satisfied with the results of their breathing (86%) and appearance (93%).4