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Can African American rhinoplasty have an effect on how your voice sounds?

African American rhinoplasty will almost certainly not have a negative effect on your voice.  There are a lot of factors that go into the success of an African American rhinoplasty procedure and this is one of them.  By taking your time when selecting your African American rhinoplasty specialist you can be sure that you have the best surgeon in New York and that your voice will not change after the surgery.

All you have to do is look to the many famous celebrities such as actors and singers that have had rhinoplasty procedures performed with no changes to their voices.  There are even celebrities out there that you have no idea they even had African American rhinoplasty because the changes were so subtly and expertly performed.

How does the nose affect someone’s voice?

The shape of the nasal passageway has an effect on how a person’s voice sounds.  As a general rule of thumb, someone that has very narrow airways in the nose will have what we recognise as a nasal voice.  Great African American rhinoplasty, and rhinoplasty in general will do all it can to preserve the functional aspect of the nose.  This is a primary concern of any African American rhinoplasty procedure and partially why there are limitations as to what can be done through African American rhinoplasty.

This does beg the question, if I have a nasal voice, can African American rhinoplasty change it for the better.  This is something that you should ask your African American rhinoplasty specialist, if your voice does sound overly nasal it could be an indication that there is a functional aspect of your nose that needs to be corrected.  This can make a huge difference to not only how your voice sounds, but also it can really improve your ability to breathe through your nose.  Increasing the airflow through the nasal passages through African American rhinoplasty can give you more energy and allow you to exercise with greater ease.  

Complaints from patients that have had African American rhinoplasty regarding their voice changing are extremely rare in the english speaking world.  In the initial stages of recovery you can expect the swelling to have an effect on your voice and you to sound a little congested.  This is normal, and once the swelling and bruising have subsided, you will notice that your voice returns to normal.

Do I need to worry about my voice changing after my African American rhinoplasty procedure?

The short answer, is no, not really.  Any potential changes will not be permanent and if your nasal passageways are improved to allow more air into your lungs with each breath, any change to your voice will not be a bad thing.  The first step is to speak to your African American rhinoplasty specialist regarding your specific surgery to see exactly what procedure you will have and then go from there.  

Can African American rhinoplasty affect any other aspects of my appearance?

There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding what can and cannot be affected by African American rhinoplasty.  For example, a lot of people believe that African American rhinoplasty can change your smile.  Provided that you have chosen the best African American rhinoplasty surgeon in New York after considerable research your smile will not be affected by the procedure.

In the first few weeks after your surgery your upper lip may feel a little stiffer than usual.  This is likely where the myth that African American rhinoplasty can have an effect on your smile.  As the upper lip temporarily feels a little stiffer you may think that your smile is less pronounced.  Any minor changes at this stage will be gone once you are fully recovered from your surgery.  

One thing to bear in mind is that you will look different after your African American rhinoplasty procedure, that is the whole point.  A talented African American rhinoplasty specialist will take great care to make the subtle changes that you want whilst still maintaining the unique aspects of your nose that complement the rest of your facial features.  As the nose is the most prominent facial feature and is in the centre of your face any changes will have an effect on how your face looks as a whole.  This is the reason the best African American rhinoplasty specialists will use computer imaging to give the patient a taste of what their new nose will look like along with the rest of their facial features.  The key here is to aim to have a nose that looks good on your face, not just wanting a nose from your favorite celebrity.  Your African American rhinoplasty specialist will be able to guide you through this process and work with you to give you your dream nose.

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