Can a Nose Implant / surgery affect my voice?
One of the questions that New York City rhinoplasty expert Sam Rizk, MD, FACS, gets asked a lot is whether nose surgery or rhinoplasty will affect a speaking or singing voice.
Each rhinoplasty is unique. There is no one-size-fits all answer to this question.
But in general, nose surgery can affect the way a voice sounds. Sometimes this can be a good thing. Many people sound nasal – as if they are underwater. However, a rhinoplasty that opens breathing airways can change and often improve a voice.
If you are a singer or an actor and your voice is part of your livelihood, any change in the way you sound can potentially be deleterious.
If a change in the way your voice sounds is something that you are especially concerned with, ask your facial plastic surgeon about the risk during your initial consultation.
During your consultation, a facial plastic surgeon will evaluate your nasal and facial anatomy. He will let you know, based on his experience, if the procedure will affect your voice. For example, Dr. Rizk, a double board certified New York facial plastic surgeon and director of Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgery, PLLC, will discuss all the variables involved in your nose surgery to help you understand your personal risk-benefit ratio. Patients who consult Dr. Rizk are always given detailed information pertaining to their surgical outcomes, including healing and recovery process.
It is critical that you see a facial plastic surgeon who has a great deal of experience in performing rhinoplasty. This is the best and only way to maximize your satisfaction with the results of your surgery, and minimize its risk including those related to your voice.
Written by Dr. Sam Rizk