According to the article, this is a fairly simple procedure to have done with a plastic surgeon...BD
Millions of men who suffer from sleep apnea may sacrifice a good night's sleep because they don't know where to get treatment, don't realize relief is available, or are too embarrassed to get help. However, comfort may be as close as their local plastic surgeon's office. Plastic surgeons at the forefront of identifying and treating sleep apnea will discuss the latest surgical advances today at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS) Plastic Surgery 2007 conference in Baltimore. "Men over the age of 40 are the most common sufferers of sleep apnea due to their heavier build and shorter necks; however, women, children and overweight people are not immune," said Stephen Schendel, MD, ASPS Member Surgeon and lecture presenter. "Many men are extremely embarrassed to get help for sleep apnea even though it can lead to serious health issues.
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Somnoplasty is a procedure to treat the upper airway obstruction. It is also used to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
It shrinks the soft tissue in the upper airway including base of the tongue which is the source of the obstruction performed under local anesthesia.
It uses radio frequency (RF) energy to provide a less painful treatment of upper airway obstruction.
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