Surgical treatment for nasal obstruction caused by nasal valve collapse requires a signifcant recovery period and risks of complications, while nasal dilators are uncomfortable.
Recently, radiofrequency treatment of lateral walls has been used under local anesthesia as an ofce base surgery.
This work aims to assess the efcacy of a new radiofrequency device, the Vivaer™ System (Aerin Medical, Sunnyvale, CA), to treat nasal obstruction through a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Two researchers independently reviewed the literature up to December 2021. Studies on patients seeking treatment for nasal obstruction due to nasal valve collapse were included in the analysis.