How long does it take to recover from vocal feminization surgery?
There’s usually a four-to-six-week recovery period after undergoing surgery. Furthermore, the final voice may take as long as 2 years to achieve post-surgery, between healing and post op voice therapy as is necessary.
Is voice feminization surgery permanent?
This surgery fixes the cricoid cartilage to the thyroid cartilage, elongating the vocal cords. This results in a higher speaking pitch and a reduction in the ability to lower pitch. However, studies have found that this technique doesn’t have a lasting effect.
How much is vocal feminization surgery?
The package for the SINGLE minimally-invasive feminization voice surgery is currently $7,115. The hospital requires payment of a $2,500 credit card deposit to secure a confirmed surgery date.
Is vocal cord surgery painful?
Most people who have microlaryngoscopy return home on the day of surgery. You may experience minor discomfort in your throat or soreness in your jaw, but pain is rarely severe. Your doctor may recommend a dose of over-the-counter pain relief medication, if necessary.
Can estrogen make your voice higher?
Oestrogen hormone therapy given to people transitioning into female will not have any effect on the vocal cords or the vocal tract. This can sometimes be disappointing news to some transgender females because they really hope (and understandably so) that it would help to make their voice higher or a bit lighter.
Can you shave your Adam’s apple?
A tracheal shave reduces the appearance of the Adam’s apple. Sometimes the incision is made right at the Adam’s apple. When possible, the surgeon will make the incision just below the chin so that scarring is less noticeable.
What is R1 and R2 voice?
The two lowest frequency resonances, R1 (approximately 300 to 900 Hz) and R2 (approximately 800 to 3,000 Hz), play an important role in speech, providing high power for harmonics of fundamental frequencies that are close to them. Further, we can vary resonance frequencies by moving our tongue, lips, jaw, and so on.
Can an Adam’s apple grow back?
NOTE: It is important that Adam’s apple reduction is performed correctly by a qualified and experienced plastic and craniofacial surgeon. If performed incorrectly, the tracheal cartilage may grow back partially.
Does shaving Adam’s apple change voice?
An Adam’s Apple reduction does not change the tone of one’s voice; this is accomplished through voice surgery. An Adam’s Apple reduction may be performed at the same time as other procedures.
How can I feminize my voice naturally?
Just listen to a sentence or two, say it in your own voice while recording on your phone, and play it back, comparing the pitch and speaking style to what you hear. After a few weeks of practice, you should be able to more or less match the pitch and other speaking attributes of the newscaster!