A nasal valve collapse is when certain parts of the nose become smaller and tighter than they should be. This causes impaired breathing. The most common reason for a nasal valve collapse is a deviated septum, and the preferred solution is typically a septoplasty.
The nasal valves are areas bounded by the cartilage of the nose, the nasal floor, and the septum. When the septum is deviated, it changes the size of the valves. If they’re too big or too small, the person’s breathing will be affected.
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