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Inside the nose nostrils, the nasal valves keep the front air passages open. When nasal valves collapse, the nasal passages are pinched shut, just like pinching your nose with your fingers. Nasal valves can close during sleep or with extreme exercise. This is why some athletes wear nasal strips. However, they do reopen. When there is permanent nasal valve collapse or damage, the nasal passages may be obstructed. Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics offers nasal valve repairs, which are often included during a rhinoplasty revision or functional rhinoplasty.

The most common cause of nasal valve collapse is a previous rhinoplasty. In some cases, the cartilage of the nose is narrowed too much during a nose job and the valves collapse. Other causes of nasal valve dysfunction include trauma or a congenital defect. Regardless of the cause, the only permanent solution to open the nasal passages is through nose surgery. Internal or external stents are used for temporary relief, but repair through surgery will reopen the airways and improve respiratory function.

Rhinoplasty for Nasal Valve Collapse

The nasal valve is comprised of two parts, one at the tip of the nose and the other farther back in the internal portion. Depending on the extent of the damage to the nasal valves, rhinoplasty is used to repair either one or both portions. Often, cartilage grafting is needed to reconstruct the nose structure to support the nasal valve. This offers relief from breathing and sinus issues, as well as snoring and unhealthy mouth breathing.

Internal nose valve collapse can accompany other unfortunate issues from a poor nose job. Dr. Linkov will perform nasal valve repair and a revision rhinoplasty during the same procedure, giving you the function and form you desire.

If you have collapsed nasal valves, contact City Facial Plastics. We will schedule your consultation with Dr. Linkov to discuss options to give you relief and possibly improve the aesthetics of your nose.

What Dr. Linkov's Patients Say
City Facial Plastics

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Alla K.

Dr. Linkov is really good and so easy to talk to, thank you!

Tyler D.

Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Linkov, appreciate the extra attention!

Elizabeth G.

Everything you would want in a physician - extremely thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, a great listener, and pays extreme attention to detail.

Carolina F.

Dr. Linkov is the best!!! He is extremely professional and knowledgeable!!! I recommend Dr. Linkov 100%.

Alex S.

Dr. Gary is a true professional with great eye and bedside manner. He’s the one I refer my family, patients and friends to.

Suzy S.

Highly recommend! Dr. Gary helped me with painful lip scar tissue after an accidental fall a year earlier. I’ve known Gary for 20 years and since the first day knowing him he’s grown as a medical professional with an innate sense of detail and kind demeanor. Excellent client follow up and post treatment care.

Marina S.

Dr. Gary is a fantastic NYC plastic surgeon who treats me and to whom I would recommend all my friends and family. He has a very conservative approach to fillers and I was extremely impressed with the way he filled my nasolabial lines that had been bothering me for years. It was painless, and I did not experience any bruising at all. Getting this done gave me so much confidence - I wish I worked with him years ago!

Rachel G.

Wow is all I can say! Fantastic doctor that gives you an extremely pleasant, professional, and realistic experience. Would highly recommend and give 6 stars if I could.