It has been reported that there are over 15 million snorers in the UK making it a very common complaint although it should not be considered as normal. Sometimes those who regular snore can experience pauses in breathing whilst they sleep which is known as obstructive sleep apnoea. Snoring can also come with a number of other health implicants such as putting you at a higher risk of heart disease and having a stroke. So, it is no wonder that the snoring treatment market is saturated with a large number of miracle cures to help.
How to stop snoring?
There are a number of things you can do yourself at home to help reduce snoring which includes:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Sleeping on your side
- Avoiding caffeine and dairy before bed
- Reduce alcohol and smoking consumption
- Set yourself consistent sleep routine
Treating snoring can be challenging and when trying to reduce the risk of sleep apnoea too, the best option is often to seek professional help to ensure that you are safe and going to get the best results.
What is the snoring surgery procedure?
Laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty (LAUP) is a snoring treatment procedure that is performed under local anaesthetic in-clinic. The procedure involves using a laser to remove the edges of the soft palate and uvula to reduce the size and remove excess tissue from the throat. This helps to increase the size of the airways which will aid breathing whilst you are sleeping.
LAUP surgery is a very precise and tissue damage is minimal which makes is a much safer and more comfortable procedure compared to uvulopalatoplasty (UPPP) surgery.
How successful is snoring surgery?
Our LAUP snoring surgery is performed by Consultant ENT Surgeon, Professor Yves Kamami, who is the inventor of the LAUP (Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty) procedure. Over 40,000 LAUP procedures have been performed in the UK and is often featured in media such as The Times.
Many patients find that their snoring is reduced immediately following the procedure, but we recommend that you allow a healing period which can take up to 6 weeks. Unlike UPPP procedures, LAUP can be performed more than once to help patients get the best results.
How much is snoring surgery?
A consultation with our Ears Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon is £100.
Prices for our snoring treatments start from £1,980, depending on the type of treatment.
Is snoring surgery covered by insurance?
Generally, snoring surgery is not considered a medical problem and surgery to treat it is often classed as cosmetic, so it is not often covered by insurance.
At The Private Clinic we offer self-pay snoring surgery treatments to help improve your quality of sleep, allow you to breath easier and stop snoring. We also offer a selection of finance packages to suit all budgets.
Snoring surgery at The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic prides itself on ensuring you have the best quality and most comprehensive care:
- Consultation with a Consultant ENT Surgeon.
- Minimally invasive snoring procedure.
- No general anaesthetic needed, and no hospital stay.
- Treatment takes just 15 minutes under local anaesthetic
- Minimum downtime, normal activity can be resumed quickly
- 24-hour patient helpline to ensure you are always in the best of hands.
- As many post-operative care and appointments with your surgeon, doctor and nursing team as required.
- One-year cover for all surgical, hospital and nursing care, in case of any medical issue giving you peace of mind*.
- Comprehensive patient information, every step of the way
- Outstanding clinic facilities.
- Competitively priced for our expertise and experience.
- With over 35 years’ experience of Cosmetic medical Excellence, you are in safe hands.
- Our excellent reputation for patient safety and satisfaction, honest advice and outstanding care means your journey with The Private Clinic will be an exciting experience.
Consultations and treatment for snoring take place at our London Harley Street clinic.
To find out more or to book a consultation please call 0333 920 2471 or use our snoring treatment online contact form.