Rhinoplasty & Voice Changes
Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that is performed to change the appearance of a person’s nose. In 2012 there were over 242,000 rhinoplasty procedures performed in the United States, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (the 2013 data is not yet available).
A recent study by researchers at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran has shown that nose surgery patients may experience changes in the sound of their voices, but not changes in speech function. One reason why the frequency and amplitude of the voice may change may be due to the narrowing of the nasal cavity after surgery. According to the researchers, "The changes in surface area of nasal cavity may increase airflow resistance and cause an increase in sound absorption and a decrease in passing sound amplitude.”
If you are considering rhinoplasty, you should be aware of the potential for voice changes after surgery, especially if you rely on your voice for professional reasons. Before undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, discuss the benefits and potential risks of nose surgery with an experienced plastic surgeon. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a nose job or if an alternative to rhinoplasty, such as dermal fillers, will give you the results you want is by scheduling a Cosmetic Consultation.
Dr. Serotacan help you determine the best course of action to create the nose you always wanted. Contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center today at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com to schedule a free Cosmetic Consultation.