LATERA®

A Simple Solution For Nasal Valve Collapse

LATERA® is an FDA approved nasal implant that provides support to the collapsing lateral nasal cartilage. Latera may help patients breathe better by reducing nasal obstructive symptoms.

How Does Latera Work?

LATERA is a simple procedure performed at the St. Louis Sinus Center, using topical anesthesia to ensure patient comfort. The implant is inserted through a small, inter-nasal incision and takes about 5 minutes. Once inserted, the implant isn’t visible and doesn’t change affect the external structure of the nose.

The LATERA implant is absorbed over a period of roughly 18 months. Post implantation, a fibrous capsule forms and the integrity of the implant is maintained through 12 months. Tissue encapsulation promotes acute implant stability and enables localized tissue response during the absorption process. Remodeling occurs once the implant is replaced with fibrous collagen construct to provide ongoing support.

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