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
0060 Feminization Laryngoplasty at 37 months
Age: 54
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2009
Follow up (in months): 37
Dr. Thomas' comments:

Before Feminization Laryngoplasty, she worked on her voice for about 3-4 years with a voice therapist specializing in transgender voice. She felt that she still could not accomplish a female voice and was almost always called "sir" on the phone. While she had a previous Tracheal shave before the feminization laryngoplasty, she had no complications with her voice at that time.

She came back for a follow-up at 3 years after her surgery to have a laser tuneup, the results of which are still pending and we were able to do a long-term follow-up recording.

Patient's comments:

"it (feminization laryngoplasty) was the most important part of my gender reassignment surgeries. It helped me to be able to laugh. It was really spectacular and lifted a weight off of me. I'm perceived as a female about 95% of the time on the radio or phone."

Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0063 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation, Microlaryngoscopy with LAVA
Year of surgery: 2009
Follow up (in months): 22
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0073 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2010
Follow up (in months): 21
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0078 Before and after voice recording
Age: 54
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2012
Follow up (in months): 1
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0081 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 1
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0082 Before and after voice recording
Age: 52
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 4
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0082 Before and after voice recording
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 3
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
0092 Feminization Laryngoplasty Before and After
Age: 55
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 12
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She was always called "Sir" before surgery. She had a previous trach shave without complications. I have offered to perform a laser touchup to bring her up one or two more notes, but she is happy where her voice is.

Patient's comments:

I'm definitely perceived as a female except when dealing with the government and my birth records. I'm happy the way my voice is presently.