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Will a nose job change my singing voice?

Tiffany Case
7 months ago

I've been doing musical theater around town for a few years now, and every time I see myself in our promo photos, I just hate the way my nose looks. I'm starting to get self-conscious about it every time I go on stage. I would love to get it fixed, but I heard that getting a nose job can change your singing voice. Is this something I should be worried about?

Mark McClung, MD Leawood, KS
7 months ago

A cosmetic rhinoplasty should not alter your voice in most cases. Many prominent singers have had such procedures. A significant airway related procedure could alter voice quality because of altering the nasal resonance. These changes should not be detrimental because you are not operating on an airway if there are not abnormalities present. It will take an exam and plan by an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon to give you specific details for your case

Jonathan Zelken, MD Newport Beach, CA
7 months ago

A nose job is not expected to change your singing voice, but it is certainly something to think about. There are so many factors that contribute to the sound of your voice, from your sinuses to your nasal airways, your cheeks, lungs, and your throat. All of these can change after an operation and depending on what is done, merits a thoughtful conversation with your board certified plastic surgeon.


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