Beautiful voice is suitable for a person’s own physical appearance and status, which the they can affect others during communication. It is a need to have a voice that does not cause gender confusion, especially during phone calls.
Voice surgery, includes the operations performed to reach the voice that the person wants and needs. With these operations, the structure of the person’s vocal cord is changed.
Although these surgeries are most frequently performed for people who have a gender-unsuitable voice, they can also be done in professionals who want to achieve a better performance in their profession or in those who want to eliminate childishness in their voice.
Voice Pitch Thinning (Voice Feminization)
Surgical techniques through the neck or mouth can be applied. In operations performed through the neck, a small 3-4 cm incision is created and the throat is reached. At the same time, while this area is opened, the protrusion in the front of the throat, which is called the Adam’s apple, is corrected in the people who change gender from male to female, and the person is given the appearance of a female neck.
Sound thinness and thickness are determined by measuring the frequency of sound.
When the sound frequency is above 180 Hz. the voice is feminine.
The desired frequency is achieved by changing the length, thickness and tension of the vocal cord. A feminine voice can be achieved by reducing the mass of the vocal cord or increasing the tension. The choice of surgery varies depending on the person’s need and anatomy. Some patients may require more than one intervention.
Voice Pitch Lowering (Vocal Cord Thickening)
In male mutational falsetto disease, which causes the voice to become treble and thin after adolescence, sound therapy can be performed and the patient can reach the thick voice without surgery. However, surgery is applied to those which are too stubborn to be corrected with therapy.
In addition, voice thickening surgery is performed in people who have a thin voice that is not compatible with their appearance and gender.
The operation is ended when the patient’s voice is listened to and the appropriate thickness is reached during the operation. The patient can hear how thick their voice is during surgery. He can talk to the surgeon during the operation.
The patient is discharged on the same day, does not feel pain. They can use their new voice after short term voice rest. It takes a few months for the real sound to fully sit.