What Is Uvulopalatoplasty?

Uvulopalatoplasty is a process that is applied to individuals who have grown small tongues for various reasons, to achieve the size they should be and to breathe comfortably during sleep.

Uvula is an organ in the middle of the palate called the small language among the public. The role of this component is to close the inlet of the trachea during ingestion and prevent the food from entering this section of the trachea and to close the esophagus during inhalation, preventing the mucus from escaping into the esophagus during this gene stream.

Small language growth;

  • Snoring,
  • Sleep apnea,
  • The habit of breathing through the mouth instead of the nose in individuals with nostrils
  • It is carried out by the defense system to prevent harmful particles such as dust, dirt, etc. in the air, which is likely to escape to the respiratory tract due to the constant effects of allergies on upper respiratory tract.

How To Make Uvulopalatoplasty?

Most local anesthesia is preferred during Uvulopalatoplasty treatment. Since the area is drugged, no pain or pain is felt during the process. The laser application allows small language to be reduced in a short time.

This eliminates the difficulty of breathing and snoring during sleep as there is no longer an excessive amount of tissue in front of the airway.

Post-Uvulopalatoplasty Process

After the effects of local anesthesia in laser applications after the small language abbreviation operation may result in pain problems. In this case, individuals should not use any medication other than the painkillers their doctors recommend or prescribe for them. Persons should consult their physician before making any changes to the medication.

In order to support recovery after the procedure, people must feed and consume plenty of water as their doctor says.

Consuming very hot and very cold food after treatment should be avoided as it may cause complications.

After the operation, it is recommended that people sleep with their heads up.

Exposure to cigarette smoke can also cause small language growth problems. Therefore, if individuals have a habit of smoking, they should quit and stay away from smoking environments.