Nasal Valve Collapse – Rhinoplasty Miami | Elite Plastic Surgery

Nasal Valve Collapse – Rhinoplasty Miami

February 7, 2014

Rhinoplasty can be used to fix all sorts of nasal issues, both cosmetic and functional. Obstructed breathing, a functional issue, often stems from external nasal valve collapse. What are the external nasal valves, and where are they located?

An external nasal valve is found slightly inside each of your nostrils. It’s a space defined by three of the nasal structures bordering it: the rim of the nostril, the nasal floor, and the columella (the skin tissue between the nostrils). When one or both of these are more closed in than usual, you’ve got an external nasal valve collapse.

It’s also possible to have an internal nasal valve collapse. To find out more about external and internal nasal valves, visit a plastic surgeon. During a consultation, Dr. Moises Salama, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will discuss valve collapse, what it looks like, and whether or not it’s an issue you’re suffering from. Set up a consultation today – contact our office.

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