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Breathe Better with ClariFix® Cryotherapy & Latera® Absorbable Nasal Implant

May 4, 2020

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Are you one of the 24 million Americans who suffers from a constant runny nose, continuous sneezing, or chronic nasal congestion?  If you have any of these issues, your quality of life can suffer as you struggle to breathe through your nose. If nasal decongestants aren’t enough, Dr. Gary Wiesman, your board-certified otolaryngologist, can help you breathe easier with ClariFix® Cryotherapy or the Latera® Absorbable Nasal Implant. These FDA-approved and minimally invasive solutions can offer you lasting relief.  Which one is right for you?

What is ClariFix® Cryotherapy?

ClariFix® Cryotherapy uses cooling technology on the nerves to disrupt their ability to make mucous.  This modern technology will alleviate the symptoms associated with a runny nose including swelling and congestion. The extremely safe treatment only requires a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel any discomfort during the procedure. There also isn’t any downtime, and you should enjoy an immediate improvement in your symptoms.  This in-office procedure has been proven effective for both allergic and non-allergic patients.

What are the Benefits of ClariFix® Cryotherapy?

ClariFix® Cryotherapy can help balance the nerves in the nose and reduce chronic inflammation. In fact, 4 out of 5 patients report a significant improvement in their symptoms and quality of life. Overall, the treatment provides various advantages, such as:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Significant reduction in runny nose
  • Decrease in nasal congestion
  • Proven results that provide long-lasting relief

CLARIFIX – PERFORMED LIVE on the TV show “The Doctors”

What is the Latera® Absorbable Nasal Implant?

If you suffer from a collapsed nasal airway, you may be a candidate for the Latera® Absorbable Nasal Implant. This FDA-approved implant is placed into the lateral wall of the nose.  It provides support to the upper and lower lateral cartilage in the nose to promote better breathing.  It’s like having a permanent Breathe Right nasal strip on your nose without the annoying skin irritation.

The implant is absorbed by the body over the next 18 to 24 months. Your body will fill in the area with collagen to stabilize the valve to provide permanent relief.

What are the Benefits of the Latera® Absorbable Nasal Implant?

In a matter of a few minutes, you can breathe easier using a minimally invasive solution. Overall, the Latera® Absorbable Nasal Implant provides various benefits, including:

  • Outpatient procedure
  • Improvement in nasal congestion and stuffiness
  • Less trouble breathing through your nose
  • Improved ability to get air through the nose during exertion or exercise
  • Decreased nasal blockage and obstruction
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Proven results for permanent relief

LATERA IMPLANT – PERFORMED LIVE on the TV show “The Doctors”

Which is the Right Solution for Me?

If you have trouble breathing caused by nasal airway obstruction or nasal valve collapse, you may be a candidate for ClariFix® Cryotherapy or the Latera® Absorbable Nasal Implant. Dr. Wiesman will perform a thorough examination and discuss your symptoms to determine which treatment is right for you. With the right solution, you can breathe better and enjoy lasting results.

About Dr. Gary G. Wiesman

Dr. Gary G. Wiesman is an otolaryngologist who specializes in ear, nose, and throat surgeries. He embraces the latest procedures and advancements to provide his patients with superior care to restore their quality of life. If you are ready to improve your ability to breathe through your nose, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.

Your ENT Specialist & Facial Plastic Surgeon is Here for You During This Challenging Time

May 1, 2020

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Woman at facial plastic surgeon during COVID.We are living in uncertain times as we face the COVID-19 pandemic. To help stop the spread of the virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended the temporary suspension of nonessential services. This is a rather broad spectrum, which can make it difficult to determine which businesses and practices are still open. At Wiesman Nasal & Sinus, we understand the confusion. We’re here for you during this challenging time. Our office is still open for business to care for our patients who have ear, nose and throat issues as well as for patients wanting BOTOX® and cosmetic facial fillers. Don’t worry, we have put in place extensive safety measures and added precautions to ensure your health and safety while delivering the best care possible.


Early Hearing Loss and Your Well-being

February 25, 2020

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Hearing Loss Starting Earlier

woman holding hand to hear for audiology issues.If you’re like many people, you probably attribute hearing loss with age. While your risk does increase over the years, hearing loss is starting earlier. In fact, research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports 40 million Americans between the ages of 20 and 69 have hearing damage. Not to mention, as much as 17% of adolescents between the ages of 12 to 19 have some evidence of hearing loss in one or both ears.


Be Happy and Confident in the New Year

January 27, 2020

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woman smilingYour appearance impacts you in more ways than just what you see on the surface. It also influences how you feel about yourself as well as your outlook on life. Whether from genetics, trauma, or another issue, if you don’t like the way you look, your insecurities might be holding you back. This year, you can invest in a new you with the help of Dr. Gary Wiesman, your trusted facial plastic surgeon. You’ll boost your self-esteem with a personalized treatment plan.


Give Yourself the Gift of Confidence

November 20, 2019

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woman wearing Santa hatThe holiday season is an exciting time of the year as you prepare to gather with loved ones. While you shop for the perfect gifts, don’t you deserve something special, too? You can invest in your confidence with the help of Dr. Gary Wiesman, your trusted facial plastic surgeon. There are several elective procedures to help you look and feel your best, so you can start the year ahead with confidence.


Why Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery is Worth It

September 24, 2019

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smiling womanWe all have certain areas on our body that make us feel insecure. Imperfections on the face are often the most concerning because they are impossible to hide. Research shows that more people than ever are choosing to invest in themselves with cosmetic surgery. Dr. Gary Wiesman, board certified facial plastic surgeon in Chicago, has the skills and experience to transform your flaws and boost your confidence. 


Do you need a tonsillectomy but don’t have medical insurance?

August 29, 2019

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woman with sore throatDr. Gary Wiesman, board certified otolaryngologist, offers a Flat Rate Price for adult tonsillectomies.  Our Flat Rate Price is intended to cover all the costs associated with a tonsillectomy in Chicago and is required to be paid in full in advance of surgery.


Why Experience Matters with Revision Rhinoplasty in Chicago

July 5, 2019

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before and after rhinoplastyIf you were born with a less-than-perfect nose or suffered a traumatic injury, you may have undergone rhinoplasty to improve your appearance. You are not alone. In fact, 225,000 rhinoplasties are performed each year, making it the most popular cosmetic procedure. Unfortunately, not all nose surgeries are successful. Although you might have achieved some improvement, you did not get the results you wanted. You are not out of options. Revision rhinoplasty can help; however, it is one of the most difficult cosmetic surgeries. You cannot trust your nose to just anyone. You need the experience and qualifications of a trusted and board certified facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Gary G. Wiesman.


Get Natural-Looking Results with Facial Plastic Surgery in Chicago

May 11, 2019

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woman at consultationYou have seen pictures of botched plastic surgery procedures that can leave you wondering if it is possible to achieve natural-looking results. Often, it is very easy to tell which celebrities have made cosmetic changes to their appearance because of low-quality treatments. Although it may seem like there is no way to get the results you want, this is not true. If you are interested in facial plastic surgery in Chicago, you can achieve natural-looking results by choosing qualifications and experience. You can rest assured you are in good hands with Dr. Gary G. Wiesman.


What You Need to Know about Otoplasty Cosmetic Surgery in Chicago

April 6, 2019

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mans earIf your ears were malformed at birth or you have suffered a traumatic injury, it can affect your self-esteem. You can improve the size, shape, and proportion of your outer ears with otoplasty. This cosmetic surgery can rebuild your ear structure so you can restore your confidence. Although you would like to start the process of reconstructive ear surgery, you still have plenty of questions. Dr. Gary G. Wiesman is a Chicago Otoplasty specialist board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.  Dr. Wiesman answers the most frequently asked questions below:


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