What Is Nasal Obstruction?
Many people with nasal obstruction experience difficulty breathing through their nose, habitual snoring, interrupted sleep, and fatigue.
Nasal obstruction is often caused by anatomical blockage in the nose, hindering airflow. As a result, you may feel congested or “stuffy.” Home remedies and medications may offer temporary relief. It’s only when your nasal airway is opened that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.
Common Symptoms of Nasal Obstruction
- Trouble breathing through your nose
- Nasal congestion
- Difficulty sleeping
- Difficulty breathing during physical exertion
How VivAer® Helps You Breathe – Without Surgery
If you regularly experience difficulty breathing through your nose and nothing seems to help, you may have nasal obstruction. Until now, finding a long-term solution often meant surgery. Now we may be able to offer you lasting relief without surgery by performing the VivAer® procedure to open your nasal airway.
- Lasting relief: Most patients experience noticeable improvement in breathing through their nose.
- Noninvasive solution: Minimal discomfort, no incisions, and can be performed in our office.
- Live better: Clinically shown to significantly improve quality of life.
The VivAer® procedure is clinically proven to provide high satisfaction and lasting relief. Patients typically return to normal daily activity the same day.
- 97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing.
- 94% of patients reported an improved ability to get enough air through their nose during exercise or exertion.
- 89% of patients reported getting a better night’s sleep.
Am I a Candidate for the VivAer® Procedure?
To find out, perform this simple test, called Cottle’s maneuver:
- Place two fingertips on your cheeks, on each side of your nose.
- Gently press and pull outward to further open your nasal passage. While holding, breathe through your nose.
Did performing Cottle’s maneuver help you breathe better? If so, you may be a candidate.
Here at ENT & Allergy Center of Austin, our medical team can perform the VivAer® procedure during a simple office visit. If you would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your options, call us today at (512) 328-7722 or complete our appointment request form online. We look forward to helping you breathe so much better.