Thursday, August 21, 2014

Does Nose Surgery Change your Voice?

Many of my patients who are professional singers or utilize their voice for choir or fun are concerned regarding whether a nose job will change their voice. Patients may sound nasally if their adenoid are enlarged or if they have severe sinus issues. However, most patients’ voices are not changed with rhinoplasty alone.

The sinuses do create resonance for the voice so sinus surgery or adenoid removal will create a less nasally voice and improve the tone of the voice. However, nose surgery alone, such as septoplasty, rhinoplasty, or turbinate reduction, will not impact the voice significantly.

I tell every nose surgery patient who utilizes their voice professionally or semi-professionally that we will use as smaller breathing tube during their anesthesia so as not to irritated the vocal cords.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.