Types of surgery to correct this include:
- An operation to relocate the muscles of the soft palate to allow it to move more effectively
- An operation to lengthen the soft palate either by rearranging the shape of the palate or by using tissue from elsewhere in the mouth
- An operation to narrow the space behind the soft palate so that the soft palate has a smaller gap to close
- An operation to fix the soft palate to the back of the throat and to create a new valve system that can be controlled by the muscles of the throat
Your surgeon will discuss and explain the benefits and potential problems associated with each option and will suggest a plan to provide the best outcome.