AIRLIFT™ is a revolutionary procedure that can help patients with sleep apnea breathe easier and sleep more comfortably.
How AIRLIFT Works
AIRLIFT uses a combination of sutures and suture anchors designed to help patients with sleep apnea. These lift and suspend the hyoid bone (found at the root of the tongue) to create tension. This tension keeps the airways open and flowing while you’re asleep.
The procedure requires an incision beneath the jaw and the insertion of two implants. The first implant is inserted beneath the chin, and the second behind the chin. The surgeon will then move them into their final place to bring the hyoid bone closer to the jawbone. Should the implants need to be adjusted, your provider can re-position them.