Long and large tongue causing loud snoring and OSA
Large tongue can cause loud snoring and obstructive sleep apnea( OSA ). There are procedures to shrink, pull, stabilize or debulk the large tongue.
The picture (shown above) of the tongue of this patient is a huge, long and floppy one. There is no room for the tongue to comfortably sit in the mouth.He is a heavy snorer and suffers from OSA. He had surgery to trim the uvula elsewhere but not cured him.
Coblator reduction is the best and easiest way to debulk it.
Do You Know?
World’s Longest Tongue – Have you ever wondered who has the longest tongue in the world? According to the Guinness World Records, the current world recorder holder for the longest tongue is Stephen Taylor (UK). Mr. Taylor has a tongue that measures 9.5 cm (3.74 in) from the tip to the centre of his closed top lip.
The record holder for the longest tongue before Stephen Taylor was Annika Irmler. Annika still holds the longest tongue for a female at 7 centimetres (2.76 inches) Looking at these two pictures, it looks like Annika’s tongue is longer, however, the difference between Annika’s tongue and Stephen’s is 2.5 centimeters or .98 inches. That’s almost one full inch!