UPPP is short for uvulopalatopharyngoplasty. It is a procedure that causes elevation and stiffening of the soft palate and reduction of the uvula. It is intended to reduce snoring and sleep apnea.
What Does UPPP Treat?
Dr. Saadat uses uvulopalatopharyngoplasty to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. UPPP surgery is typically recommended for sleep apnea if there is a visible elongation of the soft palate and uvula contributing to the obstructive sleep apnea.
Who Is A Good Candidate For UPPP?
Patients with the following conditions can benefit greatly from UPPP:
- Patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
- People with long and floppy soft palate tissue.
- Patients with a long uvula.