Treatment for Nasal Obstruction

Do You Have to Really Focus on Your Breathing to Get Enough Air?

  • Are you exhausted by exertion or activities like biking, running, swimming?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping because you can’t breathe through your nose?
  • Is your nose always congested or stuffy?

If so, you may be one of more than 20 million Americans suffering from Nasal Obstruction.1

About Nasal Obstruction and Nasal Valve Collapse

Nasal Obstruction is a condition that limits airflow and makes breathing through your nose more difficult. It is characterized by difficulty breathing at rest and/or while exercising, and reduced sleep time or sleep quality.3

Nasal Valve Collapse (NVC) is one of the most common causes of nasal obstruction, and it results from weak lateral nasal cartilage within the side wall of the nose.  As you inhale, this weak cartilage allows the nasal passage to collapse inward and block the airway.4,5

Woman suffering from lack of breath after running

In the past, NVC has been significantly undertreated because conventional methods typically required grafting cartilage from another part of the body. These methods also risked changing the appearance of the nose, and sometimes, failed to address underlying anatomical issues associated with a collapsed nasal wall.

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There’s a New and Better Option for Treating Nasal Valve Collapse

Cleveland Sinus Institute is proud to be among the first practices in Ohio to offer LATERA® to our patients and believe that it demonstrates our commitment to staying at the forefront of medicine and patient care.  The LATERA® absorbable nasal implant supports the lateral nasal cartilage to reduce your nasal obstructions symptoms, help you breathe better through your nose, and boost your quality of life.2

LATERA® is inserted through a small incision in the nose during a brief in-office procedure.  Patients who have received the implant reported improved breathing through their nose with a satisfaction rate of (86%) and satisfaction with their appearance with a rate of (93%).6,7

Are You a Candidate for LATERA®?

Enjoy the ability to breathe without nasal valve collapse.  Improve your ability to sleep well. Increase your stamina and endurance. Enjoy an active lifestyle again.  Don’t waste your energy just trying to breathe!

To see of you might be a candidate for LATERA®, try a simple breathing test, called the Cottle Maneuver.  To perform this self-assessment, pull on your cheek to hold your nostril to the side.  If your breathing improves, you may have NVC.

Contact us to have Dr. Silberman conduct a complete evaluation of your symptoms and the cause of your nasal obstruction.  LATERA® could be the answer to your breathing difficulties.

Find Out What “Breathing Easy” Really Means!

Call us to set up your evaluation for nasal obstruction!

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Simple breathing test - cottle maneuver

Individual patient results may vary and may include other procedures. Use of the LATERA device in conjunction with other procedures (such as septoplasty and/or turbinate reduction) has not been clinically evaluated. Patient satisfaction results may be attributed to LATERA with other procedures.

  1. Value calculated based on 2014 US population estimate from US Census and World Bank data in conjunction with incidence numbers cited in Stewart et al. Epidemiology and burden of nasal congestion. Intl J Gen Med 2010; 2010:3 37-45.
  2. Rhee et al. Nasal Valve Surgery Improves Disease-Specific Quality of Life. Laryngoscope 115: March 2005.
  3. Stewart M G, et al. Development and validation of the Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004;130 (2) 157- 163.
  4. Constantian MB, Clardy RB. The Relative Importance of Septal and Nasal Valvular Surgery in Correcting Airway Obstruction in Primary and Secondary Rhinoplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 1996 Jul; 98(1): 47.
  5. Ricci, et al. Role of Nasal Valve in the Surgically Corrected Nasal Respiratory Obstruction: Evaluation Through Rhinomanometry. American Journal of Rhinology. September-October 2001, Vol. 15, Nov. 5.
  6. San Nicolo, et al. 2017. Absorbable Implant to Treat Nasal Valve Collapse. Facial Plast Surg, 32:233-240.
  7. Market research is ongoing. Data on file (TR-21076 Spirox NVC Experience).