nasal implant system

The LATERA nasal implant is used to support upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose, reinforcing the nasal wall like traditional cartilage and polymer grafts. Supporting the cartilage in this manner may reduce nasal airway obstruction symptoms and help patients breathe better.

The LATERA implant supports the upper and lower lateral cartilage by anchoring above the maxilla to provide cantilever support.

Indication for use

The LATERA nasal implant system is indicated for supporting upper and lower lateral nasal cartilage.​

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Product features
The LATERA nasal implant system offers ENT physicians the following features and benefits

  • Forked tip for anchoring the implant in place
  • Absorbable PLLA polymer with long history of use in various medical applications
  • Ball tip designed to be atraumatic
  • Minimally invasive, the implant can be inserted as standalone treatment under LA (local anesthesia) offering a minimally invasive treatment

Patient benefits
LATERA implant patients saw the following improvements1:

  • Reduced nasal congestion or stuffiness
  • Less trouble breathing through the nose
  • Improved ability to get enough air through the nose during exercise or exertion
  • Reduced nasal blockage or obstruction
  • Less trouble sleeping
  • Patients experienced a reduction in nasal obstruction symptoms of 57.7% at two years, as measured by the NOSE survey. Patients achieved these results without negative cosmetic effects.

Risks included temporary symptoms such as1,2:

  • Mild bruising and inflammation
  • Awareness of the implant
  • Mild pain or irritation
  • Other risks related to the LATERA implant included: discomfort, infection, reaction to material, and device retrieval.

1. San Nicoló M, Stelter K, Sadick H, Bas M, Berghaus A. A 2-Year Follow-Up Study of an Absorbable Implant to Treat Nasal Valve Collapse. Facial Plast Surg 2018; 10.1055/s-0038-1672213.
2. IFU LATERA absorbable nasal implant system