- Trouble breathing through your nose
- Nasal congestion or stuffiness
- Nasal blockage or obstruction
- Trouble sleeping
- Inability to get enough air through your nose during exercise or exertion
Your quality of life may be impacted by a common problem. Nasal airway obstruction limits airflow through the nose. Millions of people suffer from this condition and you may be one of them if you regularly find it difficult to breathe. Until now, your only options were medications that offer temporary relief and invasive surgeries that are oftentimes more painful and have a long recovery period.
The new VIVAER Nasal Airway Remodeling treatment is performed in the office setting and gently reshapes your nasal tissues to help you breathe more easily. By using a small hand-held device, your physician reshapes the tissues inside your nose to help improve airflow without any incisions.
Clinical study subjects who underwent the Vivaer non-invasive procedure for treating nasal airway obstruction reported the following results:
- 92% of subjects improved their ability to breathe through their nose
- 94% of subjects improved their ability to get enough air through their nose during exercise or exertion
- 92% of subjects improved their sleep quality at night
- 88% of subjects were satisfied overall with the treatment and would recommend it to friends and family
What to Expect: Before, During, & After Your VIVAER@ Nasal Airway Remodeling Procedure
- Your doctor will evaluate your symptoms of nasal airway obstruction by performing a modified Cottle maneuver
- This is a simple approach where your doctor places a narrow instrument in your nose to gently lift the tissue in your nasal valve area. This simulates the changes that may be created by undergoing the Vivaer treatment.
- If the modified Cottle maneuver creates a significant improvement in your nasal breating, you will most likely benefit from the Vivael Nasal Airway Remodeling treatment.
Day of Procedure:
- The treatment is performed under local anesthesia, giving you the option to drive yourself to and from your appointment.
- We recommend arriving to the procedure with some food and fluids in your body. There is no need to restrict diet for this treatment.
- Your doctor will first numb the inside of your nose with cotton balls soaked in topical anesthetic. After a few minutes, your doctor will remove the cotton balls and further numb your nose with a brief injection of local anesthetic.
- Next, your doctor will position the Vivaer stylus just inside the front part of your nasal passage. By pressing the stylus gently in place, the doctor starts a treatment cycle that last 18 seconds. The stylus stays in place for another 12 seconds as the treated tissue cools.
- The same steps are repeated, usually, in the three adjacent locations in the nasal passage. The procedure is repeated in the other nostril, and you’re finished.
- Since the procedure doesn’t require general anesthesia, you don’t need to get a ride to the office, and you can leave shortly after the procedure is complete.
During the first few days following your procedure you may experience some inflammation and tenderness at treatment site
- If you need to blow your nose, please so gently
- Do not pinch or manipulate the treatment area
During the First 3 weeks following your procedure you may experience some congestion and crusting at treatment site. Your doctor may recommend using certain nasal sprays/rinses and applying ointments to the treated area. Please contact your doctor’s office with any additional questions.