Surgery under general anesthesia for an ablation of enlarged soft tissue excess obstructive at the throat : the uvula, soft palace and / or tonsils.

It is especially indicated in patients with obstructive sleep apnea to expand the patient’s airway and allow an easier breathing.

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It can be associated with a progress genioglossus muscle or a suspension of the hyoid bone but the decision to operate should be carefully considered because of the high risk of complications: pain, bleeding, difficulties swallowing, nasal regurgitation, pharyngeal stenosis (narrowing of the airways in the nose and throat ).

Given the complications of UPPP (Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty), under the simple snoring, the use of nasal dilator RespiFacile may suffice and avoid chirugicaux risks.

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