The feminization of the voice is a treatment that began to perform in Spain five years ago and is increasingly known and has more demand. The goal is, of course, change the voice of a patient to be sharper and more feminine than his original voice.
What is the feminization of voice
To get feminize the voice, the patient undergoes a minimally invasive surgery called glotoplastia Wendler, conducted by the specialist in otolaryngology , which is to shorten the vocal cords to get a sharper and female voice.
This procedure is performed under general anesthesia endoscopically, ie through the mouth with a small incision in the skin. After the operation, the patient should follow some speech therapy sessions taught by a professional.
Complications of voice feminization
All operations can have complications if the technique is unknown, but if the specialist has sufficient experience, the main complication may be that the voice is not steepens and stay the same as before the intervention, which occurs in between 1 and 3% of interventions.
Patient profile on the feminization of voice
This treatment is aimed at two types of patients:
- Women with male voice: this condition is called androfonía and usually has a hormonal disorder.
- Transgender women: as men assigned at birth but with female gender identity.
Postoperative voice feminization
The glotoplastia Wendler requires a day of hospitalization and 15 days of vocal rest all. After these two weeks, the patient should follow a speech therapy for at least three months to acquire the new voice effectively.