Does your voice change after a nose job?

Does your voice change after a nose job?

The first thing that most people think of when they think of rhinoplasty surgery is the dramatic results that can be achieved. The potential benefits of rhinoplasty range from improving a patient’s ability to breathe to augmenting the size and form of their nose. It’s natural for men and women considering a nose job to be concerned about how the treatment would influence their other features and qualities, such as their voice. Dr. Roberto Garcia, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, and the experienced team at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery are dedicated to helping men and women in Jacksonville, FL achieve their ideal look through rhinoplasty surgery and other cosmetic procedures with the fewest possible side effects. Continue reading to learn more about rhinoplasty, including whether or not your voice may alter as a result of the treatment.

Can a Nose Job Change Your Voice? Rhinoplasty and Your Voice

Let’s get to the heart of the matter: can a nose operation alter your voice? As previously stated, the answer is usually no, however it can vary depending on the nature of your rhinoplasty treatment. Let’s look at it more closely.

Procedures that are solely cosmetic

You shouldn’t expect much of a difference in your voice if your rhinoplasty is merely cosmetic. Yes, your nasal tissues will be inflamed and you will sound like you have a cold just after surgery. However, as your swelling goes down, this will fade away. When you’re healed, the airway through which your voice travels won’t have changed significantly, and neither will the sound. When the tissues inside the nose are altered, real alterations to the voice might occur.

Other Corrections to Rhinoplasty

Some patients combine rhinoplasty with other surgeries such as septoplasty (fixing a deviated septum) or turbinoplasty (removing tiny bones that protrude into the nasal cavity). People who choose to have these extra treatments often do so in the hopes of improving their nasal breathing and reaping the benefits that come with it.

Better nasal breathing, for example, can reduce snoring and improve sleep quality. Endurance athletes, such as runners and cyclists, benefit from taking in more air. Although we may not identify these advantages with a nose job, patients frequently seek out surgeons who can perform these procedures.

Additional procedures may be required to increase the flow of air via the nose. As a result, they have the ability to alter the tone of your voice. It’s the difference between someone speaking through a closed door and someone speaking through an open door.

Do you have a good understanding of your own voice?

When we hear our own voice on a recording, we are usually surprised (and unhappy). Singers, on the other hand, are not. Someone who regularly practices and listens to their own voice is the most likely to perceive a difference following nasal surgery. Don’t worry if you’re a vocalist. Following a rhinoplasty, the tone quality of your voice may be less nasal. You’ll have even more air to assist you hit the high notes if your surgery improves your breathing.


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