Did you know that snoring, mouth breathing, sleep apnea, nose bleeds, or congestion could be a sign of a collapsed nasal valve? Some patients even experience these symptoms if they have narrow nostrils, a wide columella, thickened cartilage or an internal deformation. A nasal valve repair can address these symptoms and give you a better night’s sleep in as quickly as 30 minutes.
What is a Nasal Valve Repair?
A nasal valve repair procedure that can repair your vestibular stenosis, or nasal valve collapse or improve the nasal airway through a Valvuplasty. A Valvuplasty can correct deformities by altering the nasal valve to improve your breathing and end your snoring, sleep apnea, nose bleeds, congestion, and/or mouth breathing.
How is Nasal Valve Repair Done?
Depending on your specific case, the procedure may vary. However, a nasal valve repair commonly begins with anesthesia and is commonly performed in under 30 minutes. The Associates of Otolaryngology team will access the nasal valve through the nostrils and make a small incision in your cartilage followed by small sutures and grafting.
Nasal Valve Repair Recovery
For this procedure, you should expect to go home on the same day unless you had a more extensive procedure. You may experience some swelling or bruising, but these should subside within a week. Patients commonly return to regular activities within one week.
If you are having trouble sleeping due to snoring, mouth breathing, or are experiencing nose bleeds and trouble breathing through your nose, you may want to consider a nasal valve repair. The Associates of Otolaryngology are ready to help you get rid of your nasal complications. Contact our team in Lone Tree or Denver, Colorado to schedule your consultation today.