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
0066 Before and after voice recording
Age: 28
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2010
Follow up (in months): 2
Feminization laryngoplasty with thyrohyoid elevation
130 Before & After, no falsetto before surgery from Trach shave
Age: 27
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2014
Follow up (in months): 2
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a previous Trach Shave and had no falsetto. After surgery, she healed with a weak voice and she underwent a revision tightening surgery. Here she is two months after the revision.

Cricothyroid approximation + thyrohyoid suspension
1021 Before and after voice recording
Age: 26
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2004
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
Laser cord reduction
1024 Transgender female with a previous CTA that had faded
Age: 63
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation, Microlaryngoscopy with LAVA
Year of surgery: 2011
Follow up (in months): 7
Dr. Thomas' comments:

She had a cricothyroid approximation about 10 years ago after which her voice fell back to its original pitch within a few months. She then had a LAVA procedure which helped for a period of time although she feels that this was also only a temporary improvement. The before voice in this recording is after these two surgeries.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0001 Before and after voice recording
Age: 43
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2003
Follow up (in months): 11
Dr. Thomas' comments:

As the first patient, she had the feminization laryngoplasty surgery and I was very conservative in what I removed. We did to revision surgeries taking off a bit more of the vocal cords each time.

Feminization laryngoplasty
0002 Before and after voice recording
Age: 49
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2004
Follow up (in months): 79
Feminization laryngoplasty
0003 Before and after voice recording
Age: 60
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: Cricothyroid approximation
Year of surgery: 2004
Follow up (in months): 32
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
0006 Before and after voice recording
Age: 40
male-to-female
Prior voice surgery: None
Year of surgery: 2005
Follow up (in months): 73