Remuera Surgical Care
Private Surgical Service, Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP) is surgery to open the upper airways by taking out extra tissue in the throat. It may be done to treat mild obstructive sleep apnoea or severe snoring.
UPPP removes soft tissue at the back of the throat. This includes:
- all or part of the uvula (the soft flap of tissue that hangs down at the back of the mouth)
- parts of the soft palate and tissue at the sides of the throat
- tonsils and adenoids, if they are still there.