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Respected Ear, Nose, and Throat Physicians and Surgeons. Exceptional Skills.

Cutting-edge Treatments for Ear Nose, Throat, and Allergy. Snoring/Sleep Apnea, Sinusitis/Balloon Sinuplasty, Eustachian Tube Balloon-plasty, and Tinnitus relief.

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Vivaer® Procedure

What is nasal obstruction?

Ever experience trouble breathing through your nose, sleep disruptions, snoring, or fatigue? If so, you may be suffering from something known as nasal obstruction. Nasal obstruction defines a condition in which a part of the nasal passage is obstructed or blocked, preventing easy airflow through your nostrils. When air cannot flow freely in and out of your nose, you may experience a “stuffy nose.” Other symptoms of nasal obstruction include:
  • Difficulty breathing through your nose
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Nasal congestion
  • Trouble breathing during physical activity

There are potential at-home treatments available for nasal obstruction, however, these typically only provide short-term relief. To really get to the bottom of nasal obstruction, the nasal airway needs to be opened.

Vivaer® procedure

So, how does one get rid of nasal obstruction for good? Thankfully, surgery is not the only answer. If you are seeking a non-invasive solution to clear out your nasal airway, look no further than Vivaer®. This treatment is incredibly advantageous in treating nasal obstruction.

With Vivaer® treatment:

  • 96% of patients improved their nasal breathing
  • 93% of patients improved their breathing during physical activity
  • 96% of patients got better quality sleep

In addition to its robust efficacy, Vivaer® is a relatively simple procedure. No incisions are required, so VivAer provides minimal discomfort and no downtime. You can resume normal activities the same day as the procedure.

 

Who can get the Vivaer®  procedure?

To find out if you are a candidate for VivAer®, you can utilize two easy tests, Cottle’s Maneuver, and the NOSE Score.

Cottle’s maneuver

To try out the Cottle’s maneuver, do the following:
  • Place your fingertips on your cheeks on both sides of your nose.
  • Press down lightly while pulling outward, opening your nasal passage.
  • While pressing down, breathe through your nose.
If you find yourself breathing better in this position, you would likely be a good candidate for Vivaer® .

Nose Score

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*Individual results may vary.

¹ Ephrat M, Jacobowitz O, Driver M. Quality-of-life impact after in-office treatment of nasal valve obstruction with a radiofrequency device: 2-year results from a multicenter prospective clinical trial. Int Forum Allergy Rhinol. 2020;00:1-11 https://doi.org/10.1002/alr.22667.

2 Prospective, Multi-Center, Non-Randomized Study to Evaluate the Quality of Life Impact After Treatment of Nasal Airway Obstruction Using the Aerin Medical VivAer Stylus. Aerin Medical Report TR680-01.