Restricted nasal breathing can have a variety of causes, such as collapse in the nasal valve area. Narrowing of the nasal valve and instability of the soft tissues of the lateral nasal walls can cause them to constrict during inspiration due to the Venturi Effect to the point of complete occlusion.
Nasal valve collapse is a common cause of nasal airway obstruction. Instability of the lateral nasal walls during inspiration from the Venturi Effect can result in pulmonary insufficiency. This can be counteracted with a Breathe Implant à Wengen. It is used to dilate the nasal valve for sufficient breathing. The implant is used to dilate the nasal valve and preserve airway patency.
In open or closed rhinoplasty, the Breathe Implant à Wengen, is sutured to the lateral nasal cartilage and covered with the alar cartilage. The Breathe Implant à Wengen is available in six different sizes. Size determination is selected through the placement of corresponding templates.