Nasal Valve Repair is necessary when normal breathing is obstructed by weak nose cartilage either because of previous facial trauma or previous rhinoplasty. During normal breathing, the nose will show signs of pinching and collapse of the nasal sidewall.
Nasal valve repair is performed under general anesthesia. Nasal valve repair involves using cartilage grafts for structural support and stability. Nasal valve repair can be done in combination with septoplasty or revision rhinoplasty.