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.
How is the LATERA Absorbable Nasal Implant Used?
The anchor of the implant is inserted above the bone of the upper part of the nose. The anchor has two points to allow for greater strength and support. From this point a small rod extends down toward the lower nasal cartilage, holding the lateral wall of the nasal cavity open and preventing it from collapsing inward. One implant may be used to correct one side, or two may be used to correct both sides of the nose to open the nasal passages. The material is gradually absorbed over a period of about 18 months.