What is nasal valve collapse?
Nasal valve collapse is an obstruction that occurs when the nasal valve is weakened or narrowed. This condition can cause severe nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, and other uncomfortable symptoms. Nasal valve surgery with double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Lee Ann M. Klausner, M.D. can help correct nasal valve collapse. As one of NYC’s leading experts specializing in cosmetic rhinoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and septal perforation repair, Dr. Klausner can permanently correct nasal valve collapse issues. Reach out to the Klausner Institute in New York, NY to see how Dr. Klausner's expert care can help you breathe better and feel more like yourself.
What is the nasal valve?
- The anterior septum
- Lateral nasal wall
- Head of the inferior turbinate
- Osseous piriform aperture
Anything that compromises these areas can weaken or narrow the nasal valve, creating limited airflow and causing very uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
- Severe nasal congestion
- Resistance when breathing
- Obstruction of the nasal and sinus passageways
- Mouth breathing
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"Lee Ann is kind, thoughtful, empathetic and ultimately the best doctor I've ever worked with. I came to her after a 10 year search for a practitioner that could also dual as a healer for an issue I had suffered with, being a perforated septum due to a previous invasive surgery that had gotten larger over time. I had seen many ENT's throughout this search, most with doubts they could help my condition, all with little to no suggestion of ways to alleviate my discomfort. Throughout the entire process with Lee Ann my concerns were not only alleviated, but she did so thoughtfully and honestly. I was given a regiment that subdued the affects of my condition almost immediately, and over time I came to trust her ability to heal me. In July 2020 I underwent septal perforation surgery which was intense and deeply transformational. I was not aware of how much I was suffering until I came out the other side. Now I would recommend her to anyone seeking any type of reconstructive surgery, because it takes someone unique with brilliant character to hold space for your healing every step of the way. Even through the COVID19 crisis, Lee Ann gave me the most unique and heartfelt experience that has ultimately changed my life and the way I view myself. I no longer think about my past condition on an hour to hour basis, and I feel full and complete as if I hadn't been suffering for how long I had. To say I appreciate her is a great understatement. I absolutely suggest a consultation with her if you are looking for a healer in human form."- M. / Google / Dec 15, 2020
What causes nasal valve collapse?
Nasal valve collapse can be caused by:
- A deviated septum
- Prior nose surgery or cosmetic rhinoplasty, including dorsal hump removal (can cause bilateral internal valve collapse)
- Nose trauma or fracture (may cause saddling of the nasal bridge, inflammation, enlarged tissue, or excess scar tissue)
- The aging process (weakens the overall structure of the nose)
- Congenital defect (such as narrow nostrils)
Nasal valve collapse can be difficult to initially diagnose. In fact, many physicians overlook nasal valve collapse as a major cause of sinus conditions. In determining if you have nasal valve collapse, you must first meet with a board-certified ENT (otolaryngologist) or other sinus specialists for proper diagnosis. Be sure to explain all of your symptoms and disclose any previous rhinoplasty procedures.
What is involved in treatment of nasal valve collapse?
Many patients diagnosed with nasal valve collapse opt for surgery to permanently correct their symptoms. During surgery, Dr. Klausner rebuilds the nose to create more structural support. Often, cartilage grafting of both the internal and external nasal valves is needed to create more stability.
Because Dr. Klausner is highly skilled in both cosmetic rhinoplasty (aesthetic nose reshaping) and functional rhinoplasty (breathing issues), she can effectively address both the aesthetic and medical needs of each nasal valve collapse patient. Well-versed in today’s most innovative nasal valve surgical techniques, Dr. Klausner strives to help each patient achieve their overall goals, which may include improved nasal function, as well as greater self-confidence in their appearance.
How Can I Receive Nasal Valve Collapse Treatment?
To find out what specific treatment process is best for you, reach out to Dr. Klausner. At the Klausner Institute in New York, NY, you will receive highly qualified expert care from our team of dedicated medical practitioners. Don't wait to feel better and look like yourself again. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Klausner today.