Steps to take before the surgery
Our doctor at Medanta may run a few tests to ensure you are in optimum health to undergo the surgery, and will thoroughly prepare you for the treatment. Discuss with your doctor about the post-surgery care, medication to be avoided, and diet plan before and after the surgery.
What happens during the procedure?
Before the procedure, a dose of anaesthesia or topical sedation is given and then the surgeon makes small surgical cuts or incisions in the wall of the throat to procure a flap of tissues while still attached from one end. The free end of this flap is attached to the soft palate and creates an extra covering of tissue connecting the palate and the back walls of the throat. This newly added flap of tissue narrows down the space between the palate and the throat, while still providing enough space for the air to pass through the nose for functional breathing.
After the surgery
When the patient is normal, he/she may return to their daily routine. There are no restrictions on physical activity. The patient may notice snoring after the surgery, but the snoring improves as the swelling diminishes.