Millions of people suffer from nasal airway obstruction, which makes it difficult to breathe through the nose. Until now, your only options were medications or breathing strips that offer temporary relief, and surgeries that are invasive, painful, and often have a long recovery period. Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling is a treatment that can be conveniently performed at ENT Specialists of Metairie to help you breathe more easily.

Nasal Obstruction Problems

Nasal breathing is a very important function of human life and any obstruction in the nasal airway, also known as a congested or blocked nose, can dramatically impact the quality of life.

Nasal Airway Obstruction (NAO) can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Chronic nasal congestion or stuffiness
  • Persistent nasal blockage or obstruction
  • Difficulty breathing through nose
  • Difficulty sleeping, snoring and fatigue
  • Inability to get enough air during physical activities

Nasal Obstruction Treatment

Nasal airway obstruction has traditionally been treated by ongoing home remedies or traditional nasal surgery.

Ongoing Home Remedies

External breathing strips, internal nasal dilators and sprays are some of the ongoing home remedies you might have tried. Home remedies never quite fix the problem nor offer lasting relief from symptoms.

Traditional Nasal Surgery

Traditional nasal surgery has been the only course of treatment for advanced nasal problems. While it may be effective in many cases, it does not always address the problems of nasal blockage caused by narrow nasal valves.

Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling

Today there is a third option: Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling. With the Vivaer® treatment, the inside of your nose is gently reshaped using low-temperature radiofrequency energy with lasting results, without affecting the outward appearance of your nose.

Vivaer® Treatment Differences

No Incisions

Unlike other treatment options that require incisions, the Vivaer® treatment utilizes controlled energy to targeted areas to shrink and reduce tissue inside the nose to improve breathing.

In-Office Procedure

Unlike hospital outpatient procedures, the Vivaer® treatment can be performed at ENT Specialists of Metairie under local anesthesia in 30 minutes or less with minimal disruption to a person’s schedule.

Clinically Proven Results

Clinical studies have demonstrated 94 percent of patients breathe better with associated significant improvements in nasal airflow, NOSE scores (Nasal Obstruction Symptom Evaluation) and quality of life.

Are You a Candidate for Vivaer® Treatment?

Cottle’s Maneuver

Place one or two finger tips on your cheeks on either side of your nose. Gently, press and pull outward. If doing this helps you breathe more easily through your nose, you may be a candidate for a Vivaer® in-office treatment.


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