What Is Nasal Obstruction?

Many people with nasal obstruction experience difficulty breathing through their nose, habitual snoring, interrupted sleep and fatigue.

Nasal obstruction is often caused by an anatomical blockage in the nose, hindering airflow. As a result, you may feel congested or “stuffy.” Home remedies and medications may offer temporary relief. It’s only when your nasal airway is opened that you can expect to find real, lasting relief.

Common Symptoms of Nasal Obstruction:

  • Trouble breathing through your nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Difficulty sleeping 
  • Difficulty breathing during physical exertion


Lasting Relief Is Possible Without Surgery

If you regularly experience difficulty breathing through your nose and nothing seems to help, you may have nasal obstruction, a common but often misdiagnosed condition. Until now, finding a long-term solution often meant surgery. Now, your physician may be able to offer you lasting relief without surgery by performing the VivAer procedure to open your nasal airway.

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Lasting Relief

97% of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing.¹


Minimal discomfort, no incisions, and can be performed in your doctor’s office.

Live Better

Patients treated with VivAer have reported improved quality of life and long-lasting relief.¹

Breathe Better. Live Better.

VivAer has been clinically proven to provide high satisfaction and lasting relief. ¹ Patients typically return to normal daily activity the same day.


of patients experienced significant improvement in nasal breathing¹


of patients reported getting a better night’s sleep¹


of patients improved their ability to get enough air through their nose during exercise or exertion¹

Am I a Candidate?

To find out, perform this simple test, called the Cottle’s Maneuver.

Step 1

Cottle’s Maneuver, step 1 - Place one or two fingers on your cheeks on either side of your nose.

Place two fingertips on your cheeks, on each side of your nose.

Step 2

Cottle’s Maneuver, step 2 - Gently press and pull outward to further open your nasal passage.

Gently press and pull outward to further open your nasal passage. While holding, breathe through your nose.

Did the Cottle’s maneuver help you breathe better?

If so, you may be a candidate. Ask your doctor if VivAer is right for you.

How Severe Is Your Nasal Obstruction?

Take the NOSE Score test to find out

¹ Data on file. VivAer Stylus Prospective, Non-randomized, Multi-Center Clinical Study. 39 Patients. Patient reported NOSE score and QOL survey. Endpoint from baseline to 24 months. Aerin Medical TR680-01.