Despite the rapidly developing technology, voice continues to be the most important communication tool. It is generally desired that the tone of voice is suitable for the person's life, gender and especially his physical structure. In cases where this harmony is not achieved, the person may be affected psychologically. In these cases of incompatibility, sound aesthetic operations in the form of thinning and thickening are applied to restructure the sound and make it more aesthetic. Men who are psychologically affected by voice thickening operations because they usually have a thin voice, and women prefer voice thinning operations to thin the voice, which is deepened due to smoking.
Aesthetic voice means a voice suitable for the person's appearance, physical structure and gender. For example, a thin and high-pitched voice emanating from a physically built, tall man, or a deep and deep voice emanating from a young, petite woman do not create an aesthetic perception. Voice aesthetics is a form of medical treatment that provides a sound that is compatible with the person. It is a treatment method preferred by many people due to aesthetic concerns and sometimes health problems.
If a woman has a deep voice to be perceived as a man while talking on the phone, or if a person who has changed into a female gender from being a man no longer wants her old deep voice, voice thinning surgeries can be performed. Individuals whose voices have become too deep due to smoking, executive candidates, politicians, people who want to be announcers, presenters and voice actors, and faculty members frequently apply for these surgeries.
The patient can hear his own voice and make his decision during the surgery.
Voice reduction surgeries are performed under local anesthesia within a period of 40 minutes. Thinning surgeries are usually performed on the vocal cords by entering through the mouth without any external incision. Sometimes it can be done with a few stitches from the outside or with laser application. During the operation, the patient's voice is listened to. The patient and the doctor hear the thickening of the voice and the procedure is terminated when they decide to thicken. Since the voice perceived by the patient and heard from outside is different, his voice is recorded and listened to, and a joint decision is made. Thus, the patient can hear how deep his voice is during the operation and can talk to the surgeon during the operation. There is no pain after the operation. Generally, patients can be discharged on the same day. few days of sound they can start using their new voice after resting; however, it takes a few months for the real sound to be fully established.
If the voice remains high and thin after puberty…
Voice thickening is applied to people who have a voice that is too thin to be compatible with their external appearance and gender. Sound thickening is done in two ways. The first of these is voice therapy in mutational falsetto disease, which causes the voice to remain high and thin after puberty in males. In this situation, which does not require surgery, the voice is too high for a man. The treatment of this disease is provided permanently in about 30-40 minutes with sound therapy.
It is not yet possible to have someone else's voice
Only the vocal cords are not involved in the emergence of the voice. The raw voice is produced by the vocal cords. However, the color of the voice; It is shaped by the tongue, palate, teeth, lips. Since these structures cannot be changed, it is not technically possible to make the voice look like anyone's voice. It should be noted that voice thinning and thickening surgeries are a special area. It is not a routine surgery performed by every otolaryngologist. For this, it should be performed by a specialist especially experienced in voice diseases.
Despite the developing communication technologies, voice is still our most important communication tool. Many times, we communicate with people we meet with our voice before physical contact. Our most important weapon is our voice in order to impress the other person and leave a positive impression on them. Today, we can agree that the voices of all leaders who have succeeded in guiding the world in the direction of their ideas are charismatic. As different genders, people can influence us according to the voice we hear on the phone without seeing their face. The leading artists in old Turkish films used the voices of others to be effective. We know that there are very famous voice actors on this subject.
While the voice has such an important place in communication, it is expected that the voice of the person should correspond to his/her life, gender and physical structure. In case of incompatibility, it can be mentioned about sound aesthetics, which aims to structure the voice and make it more aesthetic, just like the aesthetics applied to the body.
Sound aesthetics is a very popular initiative in recent years. Voice treatments, which were used only when there was damage to the vocal cords, are now preferred by healthy people who are not satisfied with their current voice.
In general, there are two types of voice aesthetic operations: voice thinning and voice thickening. Voice therapy and various voice surgeries are among the methods used to reach the target voice.
This operation is especially applied to men with thin voices. Especially politicians and people who have been promoted in the workplace prefer this surgery, as a deep and deep tone always leaves the impression of being confident and authoritative. It is possible to achieve this deep, charismatic sound with sound therapy. In cases where therapy is not beneficial, it is possible to tune the human voice and reach the desired target sound by reducing the tension of the vocal cord with surgery, just like tuning a musical instrument.
The problem of deep voice tone, which actually accounts for a very small part of otolaryngological diseases, is a problem that occurs mainly in transsexuals who turn from men to women, those with hormonal disorders, damage after various surgeries or patients with vocal cord paralysis. Many methods such as hormonal drugs and voice therapy have been tried in the treatment until today. However, these methods have not been as successful as surgery.
Numerous surgical techniques are used to impart the desired refinement to the voice. The common goal in these surgeries is to increase the tension of the vocal cord, reduce its thickness or shorten its length to capture the high-pitched speech sound. Voice thinning surgery is performed with regional anesthesia (under local anesthesia), and the patient's voice is listened to during the operation to determine the pitch that he or she is satisfied with. A small incision of 3-4 cm in the neck is sufficient to perform the operation, and if the patient has aesthetic concerns related to the masculine protrusion in the anterior part of the larynx called the Adam's apple, this Adam's apple can be operated simultaneously to transform it into a female neck appearance. The recovery period after surgery lasts for a few days.
Sound professionals are among the people who need sound aesthetics the most. Professional audio users; It can be singers and actors, as well as professional groups such as politicians, lawyers, call center workers, announcers, teachers and religious officials.
Sound artists before a new concert or album; politicians, on the other hand, generally prefer such operations before elections.
Sound aesthetics includes operations to beautify the sound. A beautiful voice is a psychological need of a person and is often a very important condition for beauty, mate selection and the formation of the next generation. That's why the voice characteristics of people are very important.
The person reflects the beauty of his/her choice of partner with his/her voice and thus obtains secondary gains. Thanks to these social gains, it makes it easier for the person to reach the status he deserves socially. Sound beauty gives confidence to people and affects the other person. Sound aesthetics is a system that provides these.
What is done in sound aesthetics? If a person's voice is thin for the position, it is deepened. If a person's voice is thick according to his structure, it is thinned. If there are timbre usage problems, they are corrected to create a nice sound or trainings are given on this subject. Many surgical techniques and therapy techniques are used together in voice aesthetics, making it easier for the person to be present in the society with a beautiful voice and to speak with a beautiful voice.
Sound aesthetic techniques are very successful techniques and are frequently applied today.
In voice aesthetics studies, the problem of the person is determined and the person's expectations are focused on. If the social expectations of the person are related to his voice, then the treatments begin with the voice first. First, a healthy vocal cord is obtained. If the result achieved in a healthy vocal cord is at a satisfactory level, then the person's voice becomes more beautiful with the principle of "healthy voice is a beautiful voice".
If the person's expectations are a different sound than the existing one, some interventions are made on the vocal cords of the person to obtain a different normal tone. These are drug treatments, techniques that reduce or change muscle tension, such as botox, and techniques that determine the tension, looseness and position of the vocal cord, which we call laryngoplasty techniques. It also includes surgical techniques that determine the thinness and thickness of the tissue with laser. Recently, with the addition of filling materials, these techniques have become even more used.
SOUND BEAUTY SURGERY
There is no such thing as voice beautification surgery. On the contrary, it would be more accurate to call it Voice Problems Removal surgery. Men's voices are different from women's. Men's voices are called low (low), while women's voices are called high. Although it is rare among men, some men's voices can be very thin (high-pitched). Again, the voice of some women, on the contrary, can be very thick (pessimistic). So much so that sometimes a woman on the phone may be perceived as a man by the other party due to her deep voice, or a man with a thin voice may be perceived as a woman by the other person on the phone. We have patients who come with these complaints. What is done in Voice Problems Removal Surgery is as follows: Local anesthesia is performed without putting the person to sleep. In the meantime, the vocal cords, which provide the formation of the voice, are brought closer to each other or removed. The vocal cords are like a curtain. They are constantly on and off. A vibration occurs when air passes through the gap between these two curtains. These vibrational sound organs are; In short, it turns into sound through organs such as the palate, soft palate, teeth, lips, and larynx.
We can evaluate voice thinning or thickening surgeries over an instrument string. The thinner and more tense the string of a musical instrument is, the thinner it sounds, while the thicker the string and the looser it is, the thicker it sounds. If the person's voice is very thin, that is, high-pitched, it means that the distance between the vocal cords is too large. During the operation, the vocal cords are brought closer together to obtain a thicker tone. During the zooming of the vocal cords, the surgeon asks the patient, "How is it like this?" The patient controls the voice with a few words, and when the desired tone is achieved, the vocal cords are fixed in that way. In order to thin the deep voice in women, the opposite is done. The distance between the vocal cords is widened and the voice is thinned.
In both operations, the sound does not improve. However, as the person regains a normal voice frequency, timbre and tone, it can be said that the voice has become more beautiful in folk terms.
HOW DOES SOUND BECOME BEAUTIFUL?
The first way to improve the voice is to learn the "Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique". We need breath to use our voice effectively. This is possible by learning the correct breathing technique. Every breath we take involuntarily creates the quality of our voice. With the help of the diaphragm, it is possible to get the oxygen that our body and voice need. The normal sound we get by lying on our back on a bed is the diaphragm sound. In the diaphragm sound, the abdominal muscles work rather than the chest muscles and air movement is provided in the lower parts of the lung by the movement of the membrane, which we call the diaphragm, which separates the lung from the abdomen. There is no such thing as an ugly sound. There is an uneducated voice.
In addition to all these features, for a good quality, timbre, voluminous and well-controlled sound, the neck muscles must work properly, and the mouth, nose and sinus cavities, which we call the resonance system, must be open and healthy. Diseases obstructing the nose and nasal passages, sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, throat and tonsil infections reduce the quality of the voice.
We accept Istanbul Turkish as the standard dialect. It is the most correct spoken dialect of Turkish. But today, Istanbul Turkish has lost its old quality. It has now left its place to the term called Tiki Turkish. It has become a state where words and phrases such as "Napciz, Yapciz, Kosciz, Seviciiz", in which the letters R are swallowed in abundance, are used. But when we think of it as plural, Istanbul Dialect is the most correct dialect of Turkish and we can say that the majority of people living in this city speak Istanbul Dialect. If we try to speak in this way by following the rules of diction and phonetics, we can say that it is possible to have a beautiful tone of voice. For this, you should not forget that you must take diction training. After doing all these, you can become a singer and announcer in time.