Dr. Saadat, who is Triple-Board Certified in Sleep Medicine, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery), has extensive training and experience diagnosing and treating a variety of problematic sleep, snoring and breathing disorders including sleep apnea. Many issues can be solved with the proper diagnosis and a customized treatment plan tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Breathing is something we often take for granted, but it is one of the most important things we can do to stay healthy. There are many reasons why people don’t breathe well that’s why it is so important to seek the professional advice of an otolaryngologist, also known as an ear, nose and throat specialist (ENT). You may be suffering from a collapsed nasal valve, which can occur due to an injury to your nose; scar tissue after nose surgery; inhaling foreign substances; a deviated septum or simply because of heredity. Dr. Saadat can determine why you’re not breathing well and perform the appropriate treatment.
Later Absorbable Nasal Implant
Latera Absorbable Nasal Implant is one of our most effective in-office treatments for breathing issues. This 10-minute outpatient procedure is used to support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose, reinforcing the nasal wall like traditional cartilage and polymer grafts. Supporting the cartilage in this manner may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and help patients breathe better.
LATERA showed significant quality of life improvement for nasal obstruction patients with lateral wall or nasal valve collapse, as measured by the NOSE survey. While individual results may vary, LATERA patients saw the following improvements:
Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
Less trouble breathing through the nose
Improved ability to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion
Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
Less trouble sleeping
Patients experienced a reduction in nasal obstruction symptoms of 53.1% at one year, as measured by the NOSE survey. Patients got these results without negative cosmetic effects.
How Does Latera Work?
Please call us at (310) 247-9090 to discuss your treatment options and to schedule a consultation.