SSLTP is a surgery done to make the airway larger by placing a graft in the area that is narrowed. Most grafts are made of ear cartilage, thyroid cartilage or rib cartilage.

The ENT (ear, nose and throat) doctor will decide what type of graft is best for your child. The ENT doctor will also decide where to place the graft to make the airway larger:

  • In the front of the airway (anterior)
  • The back of the airway (posterior)
  • Both front and back