Dr. Dutton of the Rhinoplasty Institute of Chicago created this educational infographic on Latera, a new minimally invasive treatment for nasal obstruction. If you have trouble breathing, schedule a consultation with Dr. Jay Dutton to see if Latera is right for you.
What It Is
Latera is an absorbable nasal implant that can support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose. This support helps reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms for better breathing.
How It Works
Your ear, nose, and throat specialist or plastic surgeon will implant Latera into the nasal wall, and the material is absorbed by the body over a period of approximately 18 months.
What It Helps
While results may vary, Latera patients reported the following improvements:
- Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
- Less trouble breathing through the nose
- Improved air intake during exercise
- Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
- Less trouble sleeping
How It Feels
Potential risks and complications include:
- Mild bruising and inflammation
- Awareness of the implant
- Mild pain or irritation
- Discomfort or infection