Millions of Americans are living with sinus conditions — like chronic sinusitis — that cause nasal congestion, sometimes due to obstructions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 28.9 million American adults are diagnosed with chronic sinusitis.
Traditionally, surgery may be suggested to treat certain conditions that lead to difficulty breathing through your nose. However, surgery isn’t the only option for improving your airways.
Nasal airway remodeling is a noninvasive procedure that can help you breathe easier — and it’s available at Memorial Village ENT. Nasal surgeon and specialist Dr. Conrad McCutcheon is proud to offer a variety of options when it comes to treating nasal conditions, including both traditional surgery and nasal airway remodeling.
In this article, we explain nasal airway remodeling and how it can help restore better breathing.
What is nasal airway remodeling?
If your nasal valve is too narrow or becomes obstructed, it disrupts your airflow. You might feel congested, but over time, airflow disruption can also lead to sleep disorders and fatigue. Nasal airway remodeling focuses on eliminating the obstruction.
This nonsurgical treatment is designed to open up your nasal passages and improve your breathing. Dr. McCutcheon offers the VivAer®️ procedure, which utilizes the power of controlled radiofrequency energy to reshape your nasal tissue.
The procedure can be performed in-office in just a few minutes, and there’s no need for multiple procedures — it’s a one-time treatment.
Benefits of VivAer nasal airway remodeling
According to the clinical trials, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found the VivAer procedure to reduce snoring and improve breathing. VivAer nasal airway remodeling:
- Involves no injections or incisions
- Is quick
- Requires no general anesthesia
- Provides permanent reshaping
- Enables freer breathing
Additionally, there’s no change to the exterior of your nose, even though internal tissue is reshaped.
Nasal airway remodeling can be your answer to better breathing. According to the results of clinical studies, individuals who undergo nasal airway remodeling benefit from:
- Improved breathing
- Better sleep quality
- Improved quality of life
Participants in the study suffered from a narrowed or collapsed internal nasal valve, and they saw improvements in the above categories.
Is nasal airway remodeling right for you?
Nasal airway obstructions can make it difficult to breathe during the day and while you’re sleeping, can contribute to snoring, and can be bothersome during high-exertion activities. Left untreated, obstructions can lead to chronic congestion, fatigue (from poor sleep quality), and inability to participate in and enjoy your favorite activities.
If you’re struggling with the symptoms of nasal airway obstruction, nasal airway remodeling may be the solution for you. To learn more, contact us today to schedule an appointment. You can call our Houston, Texas, office at 281-822-3777. Alternatively, request an appointment online.