VivAer® Procedure

Equipment for vivaer procedure

The VivAer® Stylus is a minimally invasive treatment for patients who suffer from nasal airway obstruction. Nasal obstruction is often caused by an anatomical blockage in the nose, hindering airflow.

The nasal valve area is the narrowest region of the nasal airway and is the most common site of nasal airway obstruction. It accounts for 2/3s of nasal resistance.

Symptoms of Nasal Obstruction

If you regularly experience difficulty breathing through your nose and nothing seems to help, you may have nasal obstruction. Patients who suffer from nasal airway obstruction often have one or more of the following symptoms

  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Habitual snoring
  • Nasal congestion or nasal stuffiness
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Struggling to breathe during exercise

Home remedies and medications usually only offer temporary relief. Until now finding a long-term solution often meant surgery. Now your ENT doctor may be able to offer you lasting relief without surgery by performing the VivAer procedure to open your nasal airway.

The VivAer® Procedure

During the VivAer Procedure, your ENT doctor uses the VivAer Stylus for treating anterior anatomy to open the nasal airway. This comprehensive treatment allows your ENT doctor to

  • Remodel soft tissue, including cartilage in the nasal valve
  • Increase the radius of the nasal valve to improve breathing
  • Shrink submucosal tissue of the inferior turbinate
  • Reduce soft tissue obstruction on the septum

The procedure in no way alters patient aesthetics.

Benefits of the VivAer® Procedure

The VivAer Procedure offers several benefits to patients including 

  • Non-invasive Solution. Minimal discomfort, no incisions, and can be performed in your doctor’s office.
  • Live Better. Clinically shown to improve quality of life significantly, and provide long-lasting relief.
  • Quick Recovery. Patients typically return to normal daily activity on the same day.
  • Lasting Relief.  Clinically proven to provide high satisfaction and lasting relief.

97%

of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing

89%

of patients reported getting a better night’s sleep

94%

of patients improved their ability to get enough air through their nose during exercise or exertion

VivAer Safety and Ease of Use

A Vivaer® Nasal Airway Remodeling pivotal study was published in Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology. The prospective, multi-center, non-randomized US Pivotal Study was conducted to evaluate the treatment of nasal airway obstruction using the Vivaer® System. The study demonstrated outstanding patient outcomes. Drs. Jacobowitz, Ephrat, and Driver, the study investigators, concluded Vivaer® was safe and easy to use in the office. Patients treated with Vivaer® in the office demonstrated a marked improvement in nasal obstruction symptoms with high satisfaction scores.

Two-Year Results from VivAer Clinical Trial

Two-year results from a multicenter, prospective clinical trial found that fewer patients had nasal obstruction categorized as severe or extreme at 2 years. Furthermore, the results of a quality of life questionnaire revealed better sleep function and increased sense of wellbeing, along with decreased use of oral medication, nasal sprays, and nasal breathing strips.

Contact Us

If you are interested in what the VivAer Procedure can do for your nasal airway obstruction, please call North Dallas ENT at (214) 382-5100 to schedule a consultation. Let us help you get back to enjoying life! Breathe better. Live better. Contact us today.