Several surgical techniques can also be used to correct snoring. However, surgery for snoring is usually only available free of charge on the NHS if both of the following apply to you:
There is evidence that snoring is having an adverse effect on your health or quality of life.
You have tried all other recommended treatments without success.
Surgery for snoring is usually regarded as a last resort, when all other treatment options have been tried and proven ineffective. Surgery is also not suitable for most cases of snoring. For example, it has limited effectiveness in treating nasal snoring.
Surgery is not usually recommended for people with sleep apnoea because there are more effective treatments available, such as using breathing devices to help with breathing.
In cases where there are obvious anatomical problems contributing towards snoring, such as having large tonsils, the recommended surgical option may be to correct the problem by removing the tonsils.
Otherwise, there are four main types of surgery used in treating snoring, although these types of surgery are not usually available on the NHS. These are:1) uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP).. 2)uvulopalatoplasty (UP).. 3)palate implants.. 4)radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the soft palate