Eric T Waterman MD FACS

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Vivaer
Nasal Airway Remodeling

Improve your breathing without traditional surgery

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 performed in your ENT physician’s office or clinic to help you breathe more easily.

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About Nasal Obstruction

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. If your symptoms persist despite at-home remedies and medications, the problem may be more physical than you thought. When airways in the nose are chronically swollen or inflame, less air can travel through your nose making breathing slower and more laborious. 

Nasal Obstruction Problems

Nasal Airway Obstruction (NOA) 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

No incisions.

Controlled energy to targeted areas to shrink and reduce tissue inside the nose to improve breathing, without incisions.

Done in-office.

Procedure can be performed in our office under local anesthesia in 30 minutes or less with minimal disruption to a person’s schedule.

Clear results.

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

Is Vivaer right for me?

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.

Treating Nasal Obstruction

Nasal airway obstruction has traditionally been treated by ongoing home remedies or traditional nasal surgery.
Today there is a third option: Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling.

External breathing strips, internal nasal dilators, sprays and other home remedies you might have tried never quite fix the problem or offer lasting relief from symptoms.

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

The Vivaer® treatment, performed in our office, does not require any incisions. The inside of your nose is gently reshaped using low-temperature radio-frequency energy with lasting results, without affecting the outward appearance of your nose.

For more information about Vivaer and Aerin, the manufacturer of the device, click here