During sleep, the uvula and soft palate frequently vibrate causing the distinctive sounds of snoring. Snoring may also originate from the walls of the throat and further down around the tongue base. Pillar procedure, also called a palatal implant, is a minor surgery used to treat snoring and less severe cases of sleep apnea. It involves surgically implanting small polyester (plastic) rods into the soft upper palate of your mouth. UPPP is a surgical procedure done under local anesthesia that involves removing some of the soft tissues in the back and top of the throat. MMA is an extensive surgical procedure that moves the upper (maxilla) and lower (mandibular) jaws forward to open your airway. Sometimes a physical deformity in your nose may contribute to your snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. In these cases, a doctor may recommend septoplasty or turbinate reduction surgery. Genioglossus advancement involves taking the tongue muscle that attaches to the lower jaw and pulling it forward. Hyoid suspension surgery, a surgeon moves the base of the tongue and elastic throat tissue called the epiglottis forward. Midline glossectomy surgery is used to reduce the size of the tongue and increase the size of your airway. ENT specialists perform snoring surgical treatment.