SEVERE SLEEP APNEA FaceCenterLA - Sleep Disorders, Breathing Disorders, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sleep Surgery
Millions of people all over the United States suffer from severe sleep apnea which is a very serious disease, which has even been fatal to some. The lack of quality sleep because of having severe sleep apnea results in sufferers always feeling fatigued, tired, having little concentration during the day, and even a lack of appetite. Severe sleep apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea, can be helped through surgery, and expert plastic surgeons can perform what is known as Orthognathic surgery or a maxillomandibular advancement (sometimes with genioglossus advancement) that can provide relief for this condition. Face Center LA surgeons have the skill and expertise to perform this surgery, and you can come in for an evaluation to see what can be done for you in treatments of this nature.
Severe sleep apnea will affect your quality of life and those around you, and being constantly tired or fatigued can result in accidents as well. Orthognathic surgery treatment is also commonly performed on people who suffer from a cleft palate, which can also result in sleeping problems, and obstructed breathing. Excessive snoring and severe sleep apnea should be diagnosed by a professional first, and they will be able to tell you whether it is possible to be helped through surgery, or whether special machines are a more practical solution. Effective surgery or machines will improve the quality of sufferers’ lives in more areas than one, so expert medical advice is vital if you suspect you are suffering from severe sleep apnea.
Patients that suffer from severe sleep apnea can have surgery performed that will involve repositioning one or both of your jaws, as well as surgery on your nasal tube. Orthognathic surgery for severe sleep apnea is very complicated, and only expert surgeons will be able to do this type of procedure like ours at the Face Center LA.
People suffering from obstructive severe sleep apnea have an airway that is more narrow than normal, often at the base of the tongue and palate. In this case special surgery known as tracheotomy, or turbinectomy surgery, is a further option in surgical treatments for severe sleep apnea. Men are more likely to suffer from the condition of severe sleep apnea than women, but even children with cleft palate problems may suffer from this condition. After proper diagnosis by a professional, you will be able to see whether surgery or a special machine called a CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) is the best solution. If surgery is a viable option, then you can come to the Face Center LA to speak to our expert surgeons who will explain what needs to be done in the procedure so that you are fully informed of what you can expect.