Snoring Surgery

One type of surgery for snoring focuses on the soft palate on the back of the roof of your mouth. When you snore, that area vibrates, causing the noise. So the idea is that if you make the palate stiffer, there will be fewer vibrations (and therefore less noise). You can opt for radiofrequency palatoplasty, where an electrical current is used to stiffen the soft palate and uvula, or you can implant plastic cylinders into the soft palate, which stops it from vibrating . Both of these options are outpatient procedures that are performed with only local anesthesia, so the recovery is relatively quick.