A “stuffy nose” or nasal congestion can happen for a variety of reasons. One common reason is a narrow nasal valve. The nasal valve is the opening located just inside each nostril. For many people, this can be the narrowest point in their nasal airway, creating a bottleneck for airflow.
VivAer is an in-office procedure that uses a radiofrequency wand to strengthen and thin out the tissue on either side of the nasal valve to create a larger entrance to the nasal airway. This procedure does not require any incisions, does not cause any visible change to the outside of the nose, and requires minimal downtime for recovery.