While these problems can be solved easily with voice surgery, treatment can be provided with voice therapy without the need for operation as well.
Voice-deepening surgery is preferred by people who have to speak constantly in front of a crowd and think that their voice is not suitable for their physical appearance or gender. Vocal cord surgery is demanded by men whose voices did not deepen during puberty, those who want to thicken their voice after a sex change surgery and whose voices does not make them happy. Voice surgery is performed using general or local anesthesia by tuning the vocal cords through a small incision made in the front of the neck. The person can hear their deepened voice immediately after the operation and a one-week period voice rest is prescribed. Authorized hospitals provide the patients with the most reasonable prices for your treatment regarding the voice surgery prices and voice-deepening surgery price
- It takes 3 to 4 months for the voice to settle.
- A small incision is made during the operation.
Voice lowering surgery is an operation mostly preferred by people whose voices are structurally deeper and not suitable for their physical appearance and who need a voice surgery after a sex change surgery. Moreover, because of intensive smoking and malnutrition, the voice may deepen over time. In the operation performed under local or general anesthesia, a lengthways incision of 3-4 cm is made. The vocal cord is stretched and the length is shortened to achieve the desired pitch
- In operations performed under local anesthesia, the patient listens to the voice and selects the one they desire.
- The surgery lasts 30 – 60 minutes and the patient can go home on the same day.
- The voice settles in approximately 3 to 4 months and the patient is given a week’s rest.
Voice therapy is carried out by implementing a tailor-made program for each person. It is often preferred in situations such as stuttering, autism, dyslexia, cleft lip and palate, delayed speech, hearing loss, dysarthria, Asperger syndrome, rapid or impaired speech. In addition, people who have difficulty in speaking because of nodules and polyps formed in vocal cords can regain their old voice with voice therapy. With vocal exercises, situations that strain the vocal cords are eliminated and more efficient use of breath is taught. Authorized hospitals assist the patients regarding the prices for voice therapy. In order to answer the questions about what is voice therapy in detail, it is recommended to consult the authorized hospitals in Istanbul as soon as possible.
- Voice therapy starts with 3 to 6 sessions and can be changed according to the needs of the person.
- It is the non-surgical solution for speech difficulty.
Vocal Cord Nodules
The vocal cord nodules, which are predominantly caused by prolonged and intensive use of vocal cords, grow over time and have a callus-like appearance. The question of whether the nodules cause hoarseness is often a question that confuses patients. Symptoms of nodules in the vocal cords are generally hoarseness over 2 weeks, tension in the neck muscles, dryness of the throat and coughs. With voice therapy, the person is taught to use their voice correctly. If this treatment method, followed as long as possible, does not work, the surgical method is used. During the treatment of vocal cords nodules under general anesthesia, the larynx is entered with a tube and the nodules examined by a microscope are removed. Those undergoing vocal nodule surgery return to their routine daily lives immediately after the procedure, but it is not recommended to speak or whisper for 1 week. It is recommended that people with voice nodule symptoms should consult hospitals that perform voice surgeries and start treatment as soon as possible.
- Voice therapy and surgical methods are preferred as voice nodule treatment.
- Those undergoing vocal cord nodule surgery may prevent the regeneration of nodules with voice therapy support.
Vocal Cord Polyps
Vocal cord polyps are unilateral structures on the vocal cords with more fluid than a nodule. It is frequently seen in people who consume alcohol and cigarettes, have been exposed to harmful chemicals, have reflux, and use intensive cleaning agents. Surgical operation is recommended in case polyps burst over time and consequently damage the vocal cords
- Symptoms for the diagnosis of vocal cord polyp is loss of clarity in the voice, hoarseness, straining the throat while coughing and hollowness in the voice.
- The treatment is endorsed by voice therapy following the operation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Should Choose Voice Surgery?
Those with congenital thin and thick vocal cords, who have hoarseness or tone problems due to any disease, those who have undergone sex change surgery are suitable for voice surgery.
Which Method Is Preferred In Voice Surgery?
There are two treatment methods in voice surgery. The first one is voice therapy, and the second is vocal cords surgery. After the patient comes to the doctor’s examination, the doctor decides the method of treatment.
Is Voice Therapy or Vocal Surgery Suitable for Me?
The suitable and necessary method will only be determined after the vocal cords examination performed by our doctor.
What are Vocal Cord Nodules and How are They Treated?
Vocal cord nodules occur after prolonged ill-use of the voice. It is usually seen in people who speak a lot due to their profession or temperament. They are callus-like structures in the middle of the vocal cords. They are treated with voice therapy. Surgical methods are used in patients who do not benefit from voice therapy.
Which Method of Anesthesia is Used?
The vocal cords surgery is performed using general anesthesia. Voice therapy is performed by listening to the patient’s voice under local anesthesia.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
While the vocal cords operation takes approximately 1-1.5 hours, voice therapy takes approximately 20-30 minutes.
Will I Need to Abstain From Speaking After the Procedure?
After the procedure, we ask our patients not to speak loudly for a few days and abstain from smoking for the first few days if there is consumption of it.
When Can I Return to Routine Daily Life After the Procedure?
Hospitalization is usually not required after the procedure. Patients are informed about the issues they need to pay attention to and are sent home.
How Much Does Vocal Cord Procedure Cost? How Much Does Vocal Cord Surgery Cost?
Vocal Cord Surgery prices vary depending on the type of disease and the procedure to be performed. Detailed price information will be provided after the free preliminary interview with our specialist doctor.