Nasal Obstruction Treatment

Dr. Andrist offers several options for relief of nasal obstruction, including septoplasty, inferior turbinate reduction and now repair of nasal valve collapse using Latera implants

Anatomy Of Nasal Airway Obstruction


Do you have trouble breathing through your nose?

Check if you have any of the following symptoms:
  • 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


Try this simple test:

COTTLE TEST: Does your breathing improve when you pull on your cheek to hold your nostril to the side? If yes, talk to your doctor about options to support your lateral nasal cartilage, which may include the LATERA® implant.


LATERA is a new option that may help you breathe better.

LATERA is a small implant placed in the side wall of your nose. This supports your lateral nasal cartilage, which may reduce your nasal obstruction symptoms and help you breathe better.1

Talk to your doctor to find out if LATERA could be right for you.

INDICATIONS FOR USE: The LATERA® Absorbable Nasal Implant is indicated for supporting upper and lower lateral nasal cartilage. Risks include mild bruising, and inflammation, awareness of the implant, mild pain or irritation, discomfort, infection, reaction to material and device retrieval. The information provided is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician or qualified health provider regarding your condition and appropriate medical treatment. Individual symptoms, situations and circumstances may vary.

1. San Nicol°, et. al. 2017. Absorbable Implant to Treat Nasal Valve Collapse. Facial Plast Surg, 32:233-240.
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