Jefferson University Hospitals

Nasal Valve Repair

If you cannot breathe effectively due to sleep apnea or snoring problems, nasal surgery may be recommended.

What Does Nasal Valve Repair Involve?

One such type is nasal valve repair, which involves improving the structural support of the nostrils to decrease collapse. Nasal valve collapse happens when the airway's narrowest part becomes weakened and interferes with the flow of air.

This procedure is not cosmetic but is typically performed by one of Jefferson's facial plastic surgeons to limit any possible impact on the appearance of your nose. Nasal valve surgery can sometimes be performed with more extensive reconstructive surgery on the external framework of the nose. It can also help improve tolerance of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea.