Most people who want to undertake nose job are worried rhinoplasty change their smile and voice. For some weeks following the nose surgery, you are unable to smile normally because of the swelling in the nasal area and along the upper lip. Actually, it is recommended to avoid excessive facial animation, especially during the first few weeks’ post-ops the surgery. But as the swelling subsides after the healing process you can smile normally as before. On the other hand, rhinoplasty may change voice but it doesn’t affect speech function. So rhinoplasty patients especially those who use their voice professionally should be altered about the risks of a nose job before the operation. But you should keep it in your mind that it may not happen for all patients and just a few numbers may experience any change in their voice and smile after the surgery.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty also called nose job is a reshaping procedure to improve the nasal function and appearance. It is the most common type of plastic surgery procedures in all of the world. Rhinoplasty can improve different types of the nose such as the fleshy nose, bony nose, turned-up nose, deviated nose, wide nose, projected nose, droopy nose, cartilaginous nose, hooked nose, broken nose or pointy nose.
You should keep it in your mind that nose job is not a perfect procedure, it can enhance your facial balance, improve your appearance and correct structural defects depending on your facial structures.
Reasons for change smile after rhinoplasty
There are different reasons that affect your smile after nose surgery. It can be varying for different people depending on the type and extent of the surgery. For example, if during your surgery most of the work done around the base of your nose or bottom of the columella, it can lead to swelling and cause a temporary drop in the top lip. So when you smile your top lip does not go up as before and cause your smile look different than before. More addition when the nasal tip will be elevated, the upper lip will seem longer than usual. Generally, your smile after rhinoplasty will be affected by the swelling and the degree of swelling is strongly depending on the type of the surgery and most importantly your surgeon skill level and the technique which he/she is used during the surgery. So it is very important that you find an expert rhinoplasty surgeon who has many experiences in this area.
Reasons for changes in voice after rhinoplasty
According to different studies, the change of voice after the rhinoplasty may be due to narrowing of the nasal cavity after the nose surgery. Different studies showed that an increase in the surface area of the nasal cavity may increase airflow persistence and it can cause to enhance sound absorption and reduce in passing sound amplitude. But these changes are not apparent for other people and don’t affect speech function, just patients themselves or trained listener may find voice change.
General speaking, in most cases a standard rhinoplasty should not affect the voice much but the surgeon should alter the patients about the possible risks of the surgery especially for those who use their voice professionally. On the other hand, the skill of the surgeon is very effective in the surgery results. For example, removing too much or too little tissue can provide undesired results after the surgery. Usually following the surgery your smile may feel stiff and tight but after a few weeks, it will back to the normal condition.