Beautiful voice-For some people a personal wish, which belongs to an attractive picture. For others an occupational requirement. In plastic surgery, calls himself the voice lifting operation and apply to professional singers, actors and other professional groups, which want to rack her voice or just beautify. For a few years, the rate of persons who wish to operate the vocal cords for purely aesthetic reasons increases however. The intervention should be however always medically indicated.
The vocal cords
The vocal cords or even vocal cords are part of the larynx and can under high stress over 1000 times in the second open and close. The vocal cords consist of the voice muscles in the focus. It is a fibrous structure, which is covered by a mucous membrane. The sound is produced by air from the lungs, which is forced through the larynx.
Voice away or vocal hoarseness
Performance and sound ability of the voice declines with increasing age and strong even in permanent stress of the voice. Harden the vocal cords--language and voice carrier and rough. In addition, accidents and diseases for a hoarseness or inflammation of the larynx may be responsible. In the worst case, the voice changes are caused by cancer or polyps.
Vocal cords operation - the Stimmlifiting
The operation is connected with high risks, which most doctors in Germany only perform the surgery if there is a medical need for it. To improve the voice have been allowed in the vocal chords inject themselves with the possibility of fat or hyaluronic acid. The fat is taken mostly from the belly. It becomes the voice of less harsh and strong. In addition, the surgeon may insert an implant behind the larynx, that shortened the distance of the vocal cords to each other. The operation is performed with a special tube in the neck usually endoscopically.
Vocal cord surgery and health insurance
The operation is supported by the health insurance, if it is medically justified. Reasons for this are:
- Paralysis of Thyroidal
- Polyps, cysts, or nodes on vocal cords
- To quieter voice power (below 90 db)
- Too little sound spectrum (1 octave)
Price - cost in euro:
General anesthesia and stationary
After 2-4 weeks
Ability to work
After 2 weeks
Yes, if it is medically justified, E.g. cancer, nodes, or reduced performance of the vocal cords
Prior to surgery:
- 10 days before any blood-thinning agents
- 10 days before no cigarette and alcohol consumption
After the surgery:
- Strong save the voice for 2 weeks depending on the intervention
- After 2 weeks of postoperative rehabilitation
- If necessary daily therapy with voice and singing therapist for 4 weeks
- Breathing exercises, relaxation exercises, buzz - and response exercises
- No sports for 2 to 4 weeks
- Abstain from cigarettes and alcohol for 2 weeks