SURGERY


Surgery is usually seen as the full proof way of solving your snoring problem, which in theory maybe not true, but in fact there are many consideration before Surgery is recommened. In my opinion, Surgery for snoring should be a treatment of last resort and should only be considered if the simple non-surgical alternatives have been tried (and failed). Please note that there is no guarantee of success even for Surgery.

The aim of palatal surgery is to reduce or stop the collapsibility of the oropharyngeal segment (area around the throat). This is usually done by reducing the amount of soft palate and/or removing the tonsils. Surgery is also undertaken to remove the chief vibratory tissue (the uvula).

Sleep study will have be conducted prior to Surgery, and it should not be considered unless you fit the following criteria: low alcohol intake, non-obese, tonsils still present, and correct jaw shape. Even if you do comply with the above, you are advised that there are many short and long term limitations to such procedures. If you put on weight after your surgery especially around the neck area you are likely to resume your snoring.

It is also important to note that once you have undergone a surgical procedure it cannot be reversed. You may experience unwanted side effects as a result of the surgery.