The LATERA® Absorbable Nasal Implant was created to support lateral nasal cartilage and help maintain airflow through the nasal valve.
How does LATERA® work?
The LATERA® Absorbable Nasal Implant serves to reinforce and support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose to help reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and help patients breathe better.
The LATERA® implant is absorbed over a period of about 18 months. After LATERA® is implanted, a fibrous capsule will form around it, maintaining the integrity of the implant over 12 months. As absorption begins to take place, the capsule of tissue provides stability for the implant and allows localized tissue to respond during the absorption process. Remodeling of the lateral wall takes place as the implant is replaced with fibrous collagen that provides support.
What have patients experienced with LATERA®?
Improvement in quality of life - 9 out of 10 LATERA® patients were satisfied with their breathing after the procedure.
Latera has shown significant improvement in quality of life for patients with Nasal Valve Collapse, and while individual results may vary, Latera patients saw these changes:
- Reduced nasal congestion, stuffiness, blockage or obstruction
- Less difficulty breathing through the nose
- Less difficulty sleeping
- Improved ability to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion
No change in appearance - 9 out of 10 LATERA® patients were satisfied with their appearance after the procedure.
Patients experienced no long-term adverse cosmetic changes with the LATERA® implant.
Overall Satisfaction - 9 out of 10 LATERA® patients were satisfied with the procedure.