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A 60-year-old male asked:

i have a collapsed nasal valve. i can breath a lot better when i use a breath-right strip over my nose. what is the surgery called to correct this?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
IVSR, see ENT: Internal valve stenosis rhinoplasty is the name for the surgery used in treating nasal airway obstruction caused by collapse of the internal nasal valve. Hope it helps.
Dr. Joseph Napoli
Facial Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Spreader graft: Cartilage graft, usually harvested from the nasal septum, is placed between the upper lateral cartilage and septal cartilage to open the internal nasal valve region.

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Last updated May 16, 2014

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