Who is an Ideal Candidate for Nasal Valve Surgery?

Patients who have weak or thin cartilage in the nasal valve area have inadequate support and are at higher risk for nasal valve collapse. This weakness may be due to a patient’s particular anatomy or may be secondary to a patient’s previous surgery (e.g., rhinoplasty [a nose job]), trauma or injury to the nose. For these patients, nasal valve surgery would be beneficial in helping to restore normal nasal airflow and breathing.