Latera Valve Repair - Southern California Sinus Institute

Latera Valve Repair

Do You Have Symptoms of Nasal Obstruction?

  • 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

Nasal obstruction is most often caused by Nasal Valve Collapse, which results from weak cartilage in the side lateral wall of your nose. As you inhale, weakened lateral cartilage will collapse inward and restrict airflow into your nose. As a result, you can have difficulty breathing through your nose at rest, while exercising, and while you are sleeping.

Before now, Nasal Valve Collapse has been significantly undertreated because of inadequate conventional treatment options. Many options did not address the underlying anatomy of the collapsing nasal wall, and options that required cartilage grafting risked changing the appearance of your nose.

Nasal Valve Collapse Has a New Solution!

LATERA®, an absorbable nasal implant that provides support to the collapsing lateral nasal cartilage, is used to treat certain types of nasal obstruction due to lateral nasal wall collapse. Dr. Cohen is among the first dozen physicians in the country who was trained on this procedure and now routinely utilizes it to treat patients in the Los Angeles and Ventura County regions.

LATERA® may help you breathe better by reducing your nasal obstruction symptoms. It is inserted in a brief office procedure and produces excellent results in increasing nasal airflow without changing the appearance of your nose.

Clinical research showed that the LATERA® implant delivers significant relief from nasal obstruction symptoms. Patients reported improved breathing through their nose and little risk of changes to appearance. The majority of patients implanted with LATERA® were satisfied with the results of their breathing (86%) and appearance (93%).

Clinical Research Shows the Benefits of LATERA®

  • Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
  • Less trouble breathing through the nose
  • Improved ability to inhale enough air during exercise or exertion
  • Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
  • Less trouble sleeping

Watch this video and learn more about Nasal Obstruction, Nasal Valve Collapse and the LATERA® absorbable nasal implant.

By adding the LATERA® implant to our list of successful treatments, we can give you a better solution for the most common cause of nasal obstruction. We are proud to be among the first practices in our area to offer LATERA® to our patients as another way to demonstrate our commitment to staying at the forefront of medicine and patient care.