More than 20 million people suffer from nasal obstruction in this country. There are many reasons why we may suffer, but one very big reason is the collapse of the alar cartilage during breathing. This collapse is called vestibular stenosis. The main reason this occurs is a defect in the lateral nasal cartilage that can cause a paradoxical closure during inspiration. This can lead to closure while we breath in and a difficulty breathing through the nose. LATERA is a nasal implant which dissolves with time and helps to stent open the nose to improve nasal breathing. The Los Angeles Center for Ear, Nose, Throat and Allergy is one of the few practices that can perform LATERA in the Los Angeles area. This procedure takes only a few minutes and can change your life forever.