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Nasal Valve Reconstruction

Cartilage on the side of the nose may weaken and collapse on one or both sides when breathing in. Known as the nasal valve, cartilage may be reinforced by a limited nasal surgery that repositions cartilage. Surgery takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes, with patients ready to return home 2.5 to 3 hours after arrival.

After Surgery

Minor discomfort is expected for the first two days (Pain score: 2/10), but this resolves quickly. Nasal bleeding is common the first day, with localized swelling on the outside and crusting on the inside. The nose will gradually improve over 1 to 2 weeks.

Normal activity can be resumed after one day with no other restrictions. Out of town patients are cleared for travel the next day. No follow up is necessary.

For more information about nasal valve reconstruction and repair, contact Northwest ENT Surgery Center at (877) 959-5087.

Office Updates:Northwest ENT is abiding closely by CDC guidelines in reference to the Coronavirus.

For your protection, the following is being requested:

  • If you feel sick in any way, please call to reschedule your appointment or utilize our telemedicine option.
  • At your appointment you will be screened and your temperature taken.
  • Please bring your own personal cloth mask for your protection.
  • Be prepared to wait in your personal vehicle while we prepare a disinfected exam room for you.
  • 1 visitor per patient is allowed. Children are an exception.