November 10, 2018

Nasal Obstruction due to a Narrow Nasal Valve [VIDEO]

Nasal obstruction can be due to many different nasal problems including deviated septum, large turbinates, large adenoids, allergies, etc. However, one nasal problem that patients may not be familiar with is a narrow internal nasal valve. The internal nasal valve is the most narrow part of the nasal passageway and any anatomic issues in this region can cause outsized effects in how well a patient perceives nasal breathing to be.

There are only a few surgical procedures to address this part of the nose, most of which are invasive and can alter the nasal appearance including spreader grafts and alar batten graft nose jobs.

However, Vivaer is non-invasive way to address a narrow nasal valve that does not require any incisions nor does it change the appearance of the nose. Watch the video above to learn more about the internal nasal valve and how Vivaer can help!

Although this procedure can be performed in the office, our practice currently offers this procedure only in the hospital setting at this time.

For more info, click here.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

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