Audio (before-and-after)

Presently this page is limited to audio examples of pitch surgeries. All of the "Before" recordings were made with professional equipment in my office. Many of the "After" recordings were made over the telephone or on the patient's computer and this will affect the audio quality.

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Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0138 Before and After voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2015
Follow up (in months): 5
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a KTP laser tuneup three months after her feminization laryngoplasty. Her volume is limited. Her voice improved after the laser treatment allowing her to sing karaoke better.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
138 Before and after
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2015
Follow up (in months): 2
Dr. Thomas' comments:

It is a home recording of the after voice, but very smooth at two months after Feminization Laryngoplasty.

Microlaryngoscopy with web glottoplasty
2000 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2009
Follow up (in months): 24
Cricothyroid approximation
1022 Before and after voice recording
Age: 56
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 1
Feminization laryngoplasty
0005 Before and after voice recording
Age: 56
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2004
Follow up (in months): 19
Feminization laryngoplasty
0007 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 5
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a revision feminization laryngoplasty surgery to try and further improve her voice after this recording but I have no further follow-up on the outcome.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0012 Before and after voice recording
Age: 51
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 84
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Her main issue of the surgery has been low-volume since she works at a job with a lot of loud background noise.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0017 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 2
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0020 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 15
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Her initial surgery was complicated by an infection and a temporary tracheostomy. She had revision surgery with only slight improvement. Looking back 5 years later at her video recording her voice would be improved with a laser vocal cord tightening which I was not doing at that time.

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0026 Before and after voice recording
Age: 50
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2006
Follow up (in months): 55
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Her vocal pitch was improved after the feminization laryngoplasty surgery, but was somewhat rough and had a very low volume. She continues to smoke cigarettes. She had a laser tuneup which smoothed her voice out and improved the volume she estimates by about 30%. She still puts slight effort into her voice when speaking on the phone but it is perceived as a female. However, she still has trouble competing with background noise.