SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British Face clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British face clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British Face Clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

British Face Clinic

SUPRIYA

Facial Cosmetic, ENT & Thyroid Surgeon

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Mr. Mrinal Supriya FRCS(OTOL-HNS)

01604556244
info@britishfaceclinic.com

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Coblation for Soft Palate and / Tongue

  • Snoring results from vibration of throat tissue due to air flow. Usually this occurs due to excessive volume and/or laxity of the soft palate /uvula AND/OR the back end of tongue (lingual tonsil/Base of tongue). During assessment I will perform an endoscopy to evaluate the exact site/s of actual narrowing. If this confirms that the narrow throat region leading to snoring is the palate and/or tongue base, your snoring is likely to improve/resolve by removal of excessive tissue and/or stiffening of palate to reduce the narrowing and their movement.

  • Coblation is my preferred technique to stiffen or/and remove excessive tissue from your soft palate and uvula. This is usually done under General Anaesthesia, takes 20 – 30 minutes and you are ready to go home after 4 hours.
    The actual procedure involves removing the uvula (the dangling bit in the centre of the palate), channelling under the surface of the palate and activating the instrument to remove and shrink tissue to reduce the size of soft palate.

    • Sleep with your head elevated for first few days/nights.
    • It is common to experience some pain and throat swelling. Sucking on ice chips, gargling with aspirin solution (if not allergic) and taking Paracetamol/Ibuprofen can help relieve pain and swelling.
    • Similarly you may notice some difficulty in swallowing or speaking for the first few days – all of these will settle down within a week.
    • You will notice improvement in 3-4 weeks after the procedure.