A new, minimally invasive in-office procedure using radiofrequency energy to improve nasal airflow is now available at Mann ENT. One version of this procedure is called Vivaer, and is approved by most insurance companies. Mimicking the benefit of “Breathe Right strips”, this 20-minute procedure involves opening up the “nasal valve” which is the narrowed entrance into the nasal cavity that often becomes more constricted over time. If you note that pulling outward on your cheeks opens your nasal airway to help you breathe through your nose better, this procedure may allow a more permanent improvement without the need for Breathe Right strips in the future. The procedure takes only 20 minutes in the office, with minimal recovery time afterward and an immediate return to work likely. Additionally, recent studies show that the improvement lasts for years after this simple intervention!

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