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The nasal valves are the narrow passages that allow air into the nose. Beginning at the nostrils, the nasal valves run through the protruding portion of the nose into the sinus cavity. When a nasal value collapses or is obstructed, it can impact both the appearance and the function of the nose. At LM Medical NYC, we offer nasal valve repair surgery to restore the shape and function of the nose.

Causes of Nasal Valve Collapse

It is abnormal for nasal valves to collapse or become blocked, but it does occur quite commonly. The nasal valves are held open by the delicate structure of the nose. The protruding portion of the nose is mostly cartilage, which can be easily damaged. When the cartilage surrounding the nasal passages becomes weak, it can collapse. Some of the common causes of nasal valve problems include:

  • Congenital defects
  • Trauma to the nose
  • Deviated or perforated septum
  • Damage from inhaled/snorted chemicals or drugs
  • Previous rhinoplasty

A poor or botched nose job is a common cause of collapsed nasal valves. The nose can appear “pinched” and the airways are due to the nasal valve collapse. This can occur when too much cartilage is removed, or the nose is made too narrow.

Dr. Lesley Rabach, our talented facial plastic surgeon, can perform nasal valve repair surgery to open collapsed nasal passages. If the nasal collapse was caused by a poor nose job, Dr. Lesley can complete rhinoplasty revision to repair nose function and restore the desired shape.

A nasal valve obstruction or collapse can impact your appearance and health. If you have a nasal valve problem, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule an exam and consultation with world-renowned facial surgeon Dr. Lesley at our clinic in Greenwich Village to discuss your nasal valve repair options.

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Patient Testimonials

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Based on 159 reviews

Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

Shane V.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

Kathleen P.

I’ve been visiting LM medical for 4 years. The staff is always welcoming. The location is beautiful and modern. Dr. Morgan and Dr. Lesley are amazing physicians. They are very personable and genuine. They are open to questions and addressed all of my concerns. I have been more then pleased with my experience with LM Medical and I highly recommend this office.

Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

Toni D.

I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

Xavier M.

Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

Emily B.

The staff are incredibly friendly and so helpful. The wait times are very short, the space is clean and modern, and they're very quick to respond to questions over the phone or email. I needed a detailed receipt for my insurance and they gave me two different versions until my insurance was satisfied. The doctors are friendly, laid back, and really listen which is awesome. Would highly recommend!!

Stacy A.

Fun, safe and the results were perfect. Can’t wait for my next procedure!

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