The LATERA Absorbable Nasal Implant helps you breathe better by supporting the upper and lower nasal cartilages from within the nasal cavity. The LATERA implant is fully absorbable and will gradually stimulate structural collagen production, replacing the implant to provide natural structural support.
What can I expect during the procedure?
The procedure takes roughly 10 minutes and can be performed under light sedation or with a local anesthetic. During the procedure a small cannula is inserted into the outer nasal wall up past the bone of the upper nose. The implant is then released and anchored. The rest of the implant is placed as the cannula is withdrawn. This will be repeated on both sides if both are being treated. Any discomfort can be eased with prescribed pain relief, but many patients require only a short period of using over the counter painkillers.
Will the implant change my appearance?
It is very unlikely that the LATERA Absorbable Nasal Implant will cause a change to your appearance. The implants are small, and only serve to open your nasal passages. You may notice a slight increase in the width of your nose, but most patients see no outward change.
Why choose us?
Dr. Nassif is a plastic surgeon with years of specialized training and experience. He and his team are there to answer all of your questions regarding the LATERA Absorbable Nasal Implant and other surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance your appearance and quality of life.