Radiofrequency Base of Tongue Reduction
What is Radiofrequency
Base of Tongue Reduction?
ENT of Georgia South’s radiofrequency (RF) base of tongue reduction is a procedure performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). When an enlarged or high arched tongue base is contributing to airway obstruction, this procedure may help improve this situation.
How Does Radiofrequency
Base of Tongue Reduction Work?
The tongue base reduction procedure involves inserting a narrow, needle-like probe at the base of the tongue, through which radiofrequency energy is applied. This causes contraction and shrinkage of the base of tongue over a period of two months following the procedure. It does not interfere with normal functioning of the tongue and complications are rare.
What are the Advantages of
Radiofrequency Base of Tongue Reduction?
- Quick and simple in-office procedure that takes approximately 20 minutes
- Done using only local anesthetic
- Fast and easy recovery
- Most patients can resume normal diet and activity the same day
Take the first step towards a better night’s sleep and a healthier lifestyle for you and your bed partner. Contact an ENT of Georgia South tongue reduction physician to schedule an expert consultation.