VivAer Procedure for Nasal Obstruction 


What is nasal obstruction? 

People living with nasal obstruction may experience difficulty breathing through their nose, habitual snoring, interrupted sleep and fatigue. Nasal obstruction is often caused by a blockage in the nose caused by an anatomical abnormality, hampering airflow. As a result, you may feel congested or “stuffed up.” Home remedies and medications may offer temporary relief. It’s only when your nasal airway is opened that you can expect to find real, lasting relief. 

What are the symptoms of nasal obstruction? 

• Trouble breathing through your nose 

• Nasal congestion 

• Difficulty sleeping 

• Difficulty breathing during physical exertion 

 What is the VivAer® Treatment for Nasal Obstruction? 

If you regularly experience difficulty breathing through your nose and nothing seems to help, you may have nasal obstruction. Until now, finding a long-term solution often meant surgery. Now, your physician may be able to offer you lasting relief by performing a non-invasive VivAer treatment to open your nasal airway. 

Am I a candidate for the VivAer® treatment? 

Cottle’s Maneuver 

Step 1. Place two fingertips on your cheeks, on each side of your nose. 

Step 2. Gently press and pull outward to further open your nasal 

passage. While holding, breathe through your nose. 

Did the Cottle’s maneuver help you breathe better? If so, you may be a candidate! Contact our team today at 301.315.0003 to schedule an appointment with a board-certified ENT physician to learn more about your treatment options.