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Internal Nasal Valve Collapse

Written by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman

Internal nasal valve compromise is a frequently overlooked source of breathing problems, most commonly found in patients who have either broken their noses or who have undergone previous surgery. People suffering from a compromised internal nasal valve are prone to a range of symptoms, such as snoring, a tendency to breathe through the mouth, and difficulty breathing while physically active. More severe cases of nasal valve collapse can also cause constant breathing problems or even affect the physical appearance of the nose. Although some nasal valve collapse is normal during strenuous activity, there should not be any obstruction during normal relaxed breathing.

Because there are so many possible factors that can contribute to nasal valve compromise, there are several possible ways to approach the problem. It is first necessary to identify what factors are involved, and whether or not those factors are naturally reversible.

However, for more permanent causes of nasal valve collapse, the most appropriate solution is a surgery to restore structural support to the weakened tissue.

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At Profiles Beverly Hills, Drs. Litner and Solieman will direct your extensive consultation and create a plan that is perfectly tailored to your needs. Our Profiles surgeons are authors and teachers of the latest techniques available that are proven for reliability and longevity, so you can be sure that your satisfaction with your healthy new nose will last for a lifetime.


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