Before considering surgery you should think whether or not this is essential for you. Surgery is a series thing to do and there are other aids you can try before doing it. Most of the surgeries are considered to be a success, but there are always risks you know…
I will not do the surgery because I already know there are other solutions for my problem, and some of them worked (chin strap, nasal strips, cpap). Even though I won’t do the surgery, I promised I will cover all the aids and solutions I know in order to help you decide which treatment is best for you.
Generally speaking, a snoring surgery will not be covered by the insurance company and you’ll find yourself alone, having to pay thousands of dollars.
There are few types and you can choose the type of snoring surgery you want:
1)UPPP- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty- is a procedure used to remove excess tissue in the throat to widen the airway. This sometimes can allow air to move through the throat more easily when you breathe, reducing snoring.
2)LAUP- Laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty- is a technique that uses lasers to perform surgery for some sleep-related breathing disorders.
3)Radiofrequency palatoplasty- A new procedure that uses an electrical current to shrink and stiffen the back part of the roof of the mouth. When the soft palate and uvula are stiffer, they are less likely to vibrate and you are less likely to snore.
Once again, I truly believe that surgery is for rare cases of sever snoring that only a surgery can solve. In most cases, the regular aids and products can solve the snoring problem. I know you hate the snore, but hey, think about it one more time, will you?
I know of one person who did it (my aunt) and she did stopped snoring. So the surgery works, but can you pay the high price of thousands? Will you?
And what do you think? Did you try it once?