Radio frequency (RF) base of tongue reduction is a procedure performed to treat obstructive sleep apnea. When an enlarged or high arched tongue base is contributing to airway obstruction, this procedure may help eradicate this situation.
The procedure involves inserting a narrow, needle-like probe at the base of the tongue, through which radio frequency energy is applied in order to create an area of vaporization of these tissues and subsequent scar formation. This scar formation 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.
Take the first step towards a better night’s sleep and a healthier lifestyle for you and your bed partner. Contact an Atlanta tongue reduction doctor to schedule an expert consultation.