Pillar Procedure for Snoring in Alexandria, VA
Often, the noisy sounds of snoring occur when airflow causes soft palate tissue in the back of your mouth to flutter or vibrate, kind of like a sail in the wind.
During the Pillar Procedure, your physician inserts three tiny implants into the muscle of the soft palate. The body’s natural fibrotic response to these implants causes tissue to grow into and around the implants over the course of 8 to 12 weeks. The implants, together with the fibrotic tissue, add structural support and stiffen the soft palate. This helps reduce the tissue flutter or vibration that can cause the snoring sound as well as the tissue collapse that can obstruct the upper airway and cause a condition called obstructive sleep apnea.
The Pillar Procedure is designed to be a permanent solution.
Following the Pillar Procedure, you should not:
- see or feel the tiny implants
- experience difficulty swallowing
- have to alter normal daily routine
- have to change your normal diet
For more information please call our office at : (703) 313-7700