Nasal Valve Reconstruction
Nasal obstruction can cause significant difficulty breathing at night, leading to difficulty sleeping and mild forms of sleep apnea. It can also cause significant resistance to CPAP airflow, making it very difficult to tolerate.
Despite using nasal steroid sprays, decongestants, antihistamines, many patients do not achieve relief from their nasal obstruction. The culprit in certain cases may be a narrow nasal valve -causing blockage of nasal airflow. Most patients that suffer from this can see their nose “pinch” when they breathe in through their nose.
Nasal Valve Reconstruction is an office procedure designed to correct nasal obstruction resulting from a narrow nasal valve. The principle behind this surgery is straightforward: to restore proper airflow via the nasal passage by increasing the angle of the nasal valve. This can performed using a synthetic stent or portions of the patient’s nasal cartilage. Everything is done through the nose, therefore, the patient does not have any visible incisions or bruising after surgery.
If you would like to learn more about nasal valve reconstruction, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.