Here is an email we got from a Max-Air Nose Cones customer this week:
“My name is Dan. I live in Waynesville, NC. I recently had Mohs’ surgery on the left side of my nose to remove a basal cell carcinoma. The tumor was so deep the surgeon had to remove the entire nasal wall to get a clear margin. The next day, I found myself having plastic surgery to repair the hole. As a result of the repair, my left nostril is partially collapsed and does not allow good air flow. An ENT doctor recommended sinus cones and gave me a sample to try. I found instant relief and I am able to sleep very nicely all night with one sinus cone inserted in my left nostril. Other things we tried to dilate the nostril did not work and would not stay in place. Your unique design, keeps the cone in place all night. The soft, flexible material is painless and you can’t even tell it is in place after a few seconds. Thank you for inventing this wonderful product.”
Dan, thanks for writing — and glad we could help!
Basal cell carcinoma of the nose is due to overexposure to the sun (so be sure to use your sunblock!). Nasal alar collapse is a common outcome of the surgery, which is irreparable since it is so damaged from the radical surgery. If you have nasal alar collapse due to basal cell carcinoma, try out some Max-Air Nose Cones.