Approximately 22 million Americans experience sleep apnea each year. It negatively affects a patient’s quality of sleep and also impacts their partner’s sleep quality. Elevoplasty is a minimally-invasive treatment that can provide permanent relief if you have sleep apnea.
Dr. Anthony Farole is a leading cosmetic surgeon based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, who offers elevoplasty sleep apnea treatment. Elevoplasty significantly reduces snoring in most patients and even eradicates the problem in some cases.
*Individuals Results May Vary.
Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
There are three main sleep apnea treatment options available to patients from Dr. Farole. They are as follows:
Elevoplasty is the most popular sleep apnea treatment offered by Dr. Farole. It’s a minimally-invasive procedure that aims to reduce mild to moderate snoring in each patient. It’s also ideal for people that don’t want to wear a snore-reduction device as they sleep.
Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP)
LAUP gets administered on an outpatient basis and requires three to five sessions. The treatment involves a laser removing most or all of the uvula. Each treatment session requires local anesthesia and takes around 30-45 minutes.
UPPP treatments involve the removal of excess tissue from the back of the mouth and throat. Some of the tissue removed might also include tissue from the tonsils and part of the tongue. In some cases, patients may require additional treatment sessions.
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Sleep Apnea Treatment Recovery
All sleep apnea treatment options offered by Dr. Farole get conducted on an outpatient basis. But, what happens after each treatment session? How long will patients take to recover from their treatments?
The good news is that recovery times for sleep apnea treatments are relatively short. Once a treatment session is complete, patients can usually return to their daily activities immediately. It’s worth keeping in mind that LAUP and UPPP treatments may require extra sessions.
Patients will typically experience a sore throat for a few days after a treatment session. Over-the-counter pain relief medication can help ease any pain experienced, but only if it’s approved and recommended by Dr. Farole for your case.
Some patients prefer to take the day off from work or avoid any social functions when they have sleep apnea treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatments?
Men and women make ideal candidates for sleep apnea treatments if they have trouble sleeping and can’t eradicate snoring. You can be the right candidate if you experience mild to moderate snoring and you wish to avoid wearing a device while you sleep.
Elevoplasty is perfect for people that haven’t been diagnosed with sleep apnea. If you have such a diagnosis from your physician, an alternative surgical treatment such as LAUP and UPPP might be a better idea.
Once you have a sleep apnea treatment, you’ll notice an improvement in various areas of your life. For example, you’ll have a better quality of sleep each night. And there won’t be any loud snoring that can disrupt your partner’s sleep as well.
“The experience was great they were real understanding with me being scared and helped me out a lot.”