Will Septoplasty Change My Voice?

August 3, 2021 by Admin0

Your tone of voice is not determined solely by your vocal cords; the voice is comprised of the cooperation of the throat, mouth, sinuses, and nose.

This combination of throat and mouth function is called the vocal tract, and it’s what determines how your voice sounds. As an example, you’ll notice that your voice changes when you have sinus congestion.

One common reason behind nasal congestion is a deviated septum. Deviated septums are extremely common, as hardly anyone has a perfectly straight septum. When your septum is deviated, one nostril is blocked by the off-center cartilage and bone.

By having a blockage in your nasal cavity, you may experience difficulty breathing, which can make daily activities like sleeping and exercising difficult. Many choose to undergo deviated septum repair in Los Angeles, as they often find it makes their nose look better as well as feel better.

The surgery to fix a deviated septum is called a septoplasty procedure in Los Angeles. This is done by an ENT doctor in Los Angeles with a steady hand and a proven record of satisfied clients. You can find that at Westside Head & Neck!

Something our patients often ask prior to their septoplasty is if their voices will change. If you are a singer, as many are in Los Angeles, you may be concerned that fixing your deviated septum will alter your voice.

By opening up your blocked nasal passage, more air will pass through. Therefore, more air will resonate within the nose and sinuses, which then will add additional lustre to the voice. While you may be concerned that this voice change will hurt your career, many of our singers who have severely crooked septums fixed report a vast improvement in their voice.

If your septum was not severely deviated, then you may notice no change at all. It really just depends on how blocked your septum was prior to surgery.

However, our doctors can assure you that you will be happy with the results of your nasal surgery, whether it results in vocal improvement or not.


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