Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling
Do you suffer from chronic nasal obstruction?
Millions of people suffer from nasal airway obstruction, which limits the airflow through the nose. Previously, your only options were medications or breathing strips that only offered temporary relief and/or surgeries that can be invasive, painful and are often accompanied by a long recovery period. Vivaer® is a one-time non-invasive procedure that can be performed in minutes in our office.
Nasal Obstruction Problems that Vivaer® solves include:
- Chronic nasal congestion, or stuffiness
- Persistent nasal blockage or obstruction
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Difficulty sleeping, snoring, and fatigue
- Inability to get enough air during activities
What is Vivaer® Nose Congestion Treatment?
Clinical studies have shown significant improvement in nasal obstruction symptoms, similar to more invasive surgical treatments. Aerin Medical’s non-invasive Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling device permanently addresses chronic nasal congestion without the need for surgery. This is a quick outpatient procedure performed in office, in which radiofrequency energy is applied to cartilage using a wand that is inserted up the nose. This technology reshapes the internal nasal valve region, where your cartilage on the side of your nose meets your septum, changing its shape just a bit to open up the valve and improve airflow.
The septum, Lateral Wall, and Turbinates for a triangular area known as the Nasal Valve. If any of these tissues enlarge, nasal airway size is reduced, causing lower airflow.
Nasal airway obstruction, also known as a congested or blocked nose, can dramatically impact the quantity and quality of the air you breathe in.
In a clinical study with Vivaer®, patients reported a significant decrease in nasal congestion.
You can typically expect to spend about an hour in our office.
You may experience slight pressure, a cooling sensation in the nose and/or around the molars, or some discomfort during and/or after the treatment.
Dr. Brodner will start by numbing the nose with anesthetic. The Vivaer® device is then placed in the back of the nose, and the procedure is applied.
Most patients typically return to normal activity the same day. As with any nasal treatment, you may experience increased sensitivity, congestion, and some discomfort after the treatment.
Am I a Candidate for VIVAER®?
Try this simple tests to see if you could benefit from Nasal Airway Remodeling with Vivaer®.
The Cottle’s Maneuver
- Place one or two fingertips on your cheeks on either side of your nose. Gently, press and pull outward. This temporarily opens the nasal valve. If doing this helps you inhale more easily through your nose, your nasal obstruction may be in your nasal valve, and you may be a candidate for VIVAER® Nasal Airway Remodeling.