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Voice may alter following rhinoplasty

Voice may alter following a rhinoplasty

Your nose certainly has some effect on the sound of your voice. Think of when you get a cold. Your nose is all stuffed up and your voice sounds entirely different. It may come as no surprise then to hear the results of a new study.

The February issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports a study by Dr. Kamran Khazaeni and colleagues of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Irrhinoplasty las vegasan. The research indicated that patients who undergo nose surgery may notice changes in the sound of their voice. The changes in sound were noticeable to the patients and experts who examined their voices. Fortunately, the changes are minor and won’t cause impairments to the patient’s speech. The researchers emphasize the importance for potential patients to understand the risks of nose surgery. This is especially true for people who use their voice professionally.

The researchers studied 27 patients undergoing nose surgery within two hospitals in Iran. The patients consisted of 22 women and five men. Out of these patients, 22 percent use their voice professionally.

The sounds of their voices were studied by recording each patient before and after the surgery. The recordings were heard by trained listeners. While they were listening to the recordings, the trained listeners were not aware if they were listening to the before or after recordings.

The research indicated that the trained listeners were able to pick up on differences in the patient’s voices. The listeners reported an increase in hyponasality of their voices. This is the result of less air moving through the nasal cavity. This sounds slightly like a person with a stuffy nose.

Dr. Khazaeni stated, “This observed increase in hyponasality perception demonstrates that the change in the patients’ voices is perceptible to trained listeners, but does not address whether this change is apparent in everyday life and in routine conversations.”

The hyponasality is not an apparent problem. The likelihood of it affecting the patient’s everyday life is very minimal.

Each patient undergoing rhinoplasty filled out a questionnaire. This was used to determine if the patients noticed a change in their own voices. The questionnaire did reveal a decrease in the quality of voice after the surgery. Patients noticed a worsening in physical and emotional subscales.

The change in frequency and amplitude in certain sounds of the voice was determined by the use of an acoustic analysis. Changes in the patient’s voice can be directly related to the narrowing of the nasal cavity.

The researchers stated, “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 getting a rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, schedule a consultation with Dr. Reynolds. He can discuss with you the risks of the surgical procedure. Nose surgery is a permanent procedure that should take serious consideration before undergoing. Dr. Reynolds is a board certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience performing rhinoplasty. If you would like to schedule a consultation, contact 702.410.9800.

Nose Surgery in Las Vegas

Nose Surgery


Las Vegas Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a fairly common procedure among women in the US. Many women wish to undergo nose surgery because they want a smaller nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated plastic surgery procedures. The plastic surgeon has to be delicate in removing the specific amount of tissue and shaping it correctly. It is also a challenge to keep the nose proportional to the face. Out of all plastic surgery procedures, a nose job is the most noticeable, as it is a part of your face.

People that have a bump on their nose may want surgery to remove it. The surgery is not as simple as that sounds. The surgeon has to be sure that the rest of the nose matches appropriately after removing the bump. The plastic surgeon must have great attention to detail.

Like most cosmetic surgeries, a rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance. However, if you are getting nose surgery for medical purposes, such as a deviated septum or broken nose, insurance is likely to cover these some of these charges. Even though insurance does not cover a rhinoplasty, the price can still be affordable. Generally, nose surgery is going to cost around $8000.

You need to be particular when choosing your plastic surgeon. If the surgery is not done properly, it will look obvious that you had work done on your nose. A good surgeon will make your nose look natural on your face, so no one should be able to tell that your had surgery done.

A huge mistake many people make when getting a rhinoplasty is choosing a celebrity’s nose that want theirs to look like. Everyone has a different face. Your face may be larger than your favorite celebrities so their nose just wouldn’t look right. The nose has to be designed for the shape of your face. By getting a celebrity’s nose, it is more likely to look obvious that you had nose surgery. The plastic surgeon will create a nose that not only fits your face but your personality and ethnicity.

Rhinoplasty is typically a one-time procedure. The nose will fit your face for a lifetime if done correctly. This is especially true if you are only getting something minor done to your nose. There have been reported cases that people had to undergo nose surgery a second time, but this is a very low percent of people.

For rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, Reynolds Reconstruction has a well-trained Board Certified plastic surgeon that can create the ideal nose for you. If you are unsatisfied with the shape and size of your nose, consider getting rhinoplasty. For more information or questions about pricing, contact us at 702.410.9800.