Genioglossus advancement is a surgical procedure where the base of the tongue is pulled forward, usually to enlarge the airway size due to deformity or a sleep breathing disorder. Tongue muscles are attached to the lower jaw below the teeth.

In this procedure, a small window or slice is made in the lower jaw. The piece of bone along with the attachment for the tongue is pulled forward to increase the airway opening.

Genioglossus advancement is a very safe and effective way in the improvement of sleep apnea.

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