Do you experience difficulty breathing through your nose, chronic congestion, or snoring? These symptoms may be signs of nasal obstruction, a common condition that affects millions of Americans. Nasal obstruction can be caused by various factors, such as allergies, septal deviation, or enlarged turbinates.
If you've tried conservative treatments, such as nasal sprays, decongestants, or allergy medications, and still experience nasal obstruction, you may be a candidate for LATERA, a minimally invasive nasal implant designed to improve nasal airflow and reduce nasal obstruction symptoms.
LATERA is a small, flexible implant made of a bioabsorbable material that's inserted into the lateral walls of the nose, where the nasal valve is located. The nasal valve is a narrow area which is crucial for regulating the airflow and resistance in the nose. When the nasal valve collapses or narrows, it can impede nasal breathing and cause symptoms such as congestion, snoring, and difficulty sleeping.
LATERA works by supporting and strengthening the lateral nasal wall, improving the function of the nasal valve, and reducing nasal resistance. Unlike traditional nasal surgery, LATERA doesn't require incisions, packing, or general anesthesia and can be performed in an outpatient setting.
At our ENT practice, we offer LATERA as a safe and effective option for patients with nasal obstruction who haven't responded to other treatments. Our experienced ENT specialists will evaluate your symptoms, medical history, and nasal anatomy to determine if LATERA is right for you. We'll also provide you with detailed information about the procedure, its risks and benefits, and what to expect during and after the surgery.
The benefits of LATERA include:
If you're struggling with nasal obstruction and want to improve your nasal breathing and quality of life, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with us to learn more about LATERA and our other nasal obstruction treatments. We're here to help you breathe easier and sleep better.