Patients with an elongated uvula can have a characteristically rhythmic sound to their snore. As a result, this tissue can fall back during sleep – vibrating against the back wall of the throat. This can cause the uvula to swell during the night and many patients will notice this when they awaken in the morning.
A uvuloplasty is an office procedure performed under local anesthesia. It addresses snoring that occurs from an enlarged uvula. Depending on your anatomic findings, excision or modification of the uvula will occur to provide the best result.
If you would like to learn more about in office uvuloplasty, feel free to contact us for further assessment and treatment.