Implants are a new opportunity for effective treatment of snoring and apnea, the effect of which lasts for many years. Find out how 3 small polyester implants can bring you a good night’s sleep!
Does the problem of snoring affect many people?
The latest CBOS surveys show that almost 13 million Poles snore! Statistically more often snore men – nearly 2/3, women a little less, but also a lot – 1/3 openly admits to snoring. This affliction is certainly not healthy and must not be underestimated. Particular attention should be paid to people who have temporary breaks in their breathing. In addition, the disorder causes a worse oxygenation of the body, the person snoring after waking often feels such ailments as: headache, weakness, depression and fatigue, problems with concentration and memorization, drowsiness during the day, weakness of libido, depression. The aforementioned ailments are just one of many consequences of snoring. If the main reason for snoring is the incorrect construction of the soft palate, you can effectively fight it with minimally invasive procedures, such as Pillar palatine implants.
What is the Pillar procedure?
It is a simple, safe and effective treatment aimed at stiffening the soft palate, used to stop snoring.
In many cases it can also help people with mild to moderate sleep apnea. It is a relatively painless procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office within about 20 minutes using only local anesthesia.
During the Pillar procedure, the doctor, using a sterile tool, places 3 small implants in the soft palate (approximately 0.7 cm long and 0.08 cm wide). Over time, implants, by means of natural body reactions, cause a structural stiffening of the soft palate and reduce the vibrations of the tissues that cause snoring. Pillar implants are made of a polyester material that has been used in implantable medical devices for over 50 years.
- Is the new Pillar procedure “checked”?
More than 45,000 patients around the world have used the Pillar procedure. This method is safe, effective and minimally invasive. It enabled doctors to restore more peaceful and sleepless nights than ever before.
Block implants are made of woven polyester fibers.
What are the additional advantages of the procedure for the patient?
Pillar is a minimally invasive solution to prevent chronic snoring:
- the procedure takes about 20 minutes;
- minimally invasive;
- requires only local anesthesia;
- minimal pain and discomfort;
- the patient usually returns to normal functioning and diet on the same day;
How does the patient feel after the procedure?
When anesthesia weakens, a small percentage of patients report minor “foreign body sensation” after the procedure. This feeling is temporary and should disappear and disappear completely within a few days after the procedure. Some patients use analgesics after surgery, but most are able to return to normal activity on the same day.
Some patients experience noticeable improvement in the first few weeks, while others have to wait 8 to 12 weeks to be able to take full advantage of the Pillar procedure.
Is the Pillar procedure an effective method in the fight against snoring?
Clinical studies have shown that:
Patients experienced significant decreases in the intensity of snoring.
About 80% of patients showed a reduction in the hypopnea apnea index (AHI) and after one year of the operation the results were unchanged.
90% of the partners of the operated snorers stated a significant improvement in sleeping comfort.
After the Pillar procedure, patients showed reduced daytime sleepiness and a significant improvement in their lifestyle.