Will a nose job affect your singing? The short answer is possibly, but not likely. If anything, a nose job may actually make your voice clearer and less nasal. Do you like to sing in the shower? Maybe you enjoy harmonizing and singing old songs with friends. Then again, you could be a professional singer whose voice is necessary for their livelihood. Whichever category you fall into, it is always best to know the risks before you find the best nose job surgeon and undergo surgery.
Deviated Septum and a Nose Job
Many patients with a deviated septum combine a nose job or rhinoplasty with a septoplasty. A septoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects a deviated nasal septum. It straightens and repositions the bone and cartilage that separates your two nostrils. This allows for better breathing, helps with nose bleeds and alleviates pain.
Once the alignment of your septum is corrected, it improves airflow through your nose. During the recovery period after a nose job, swelling may cause a slight change to your voice, but once the swelling is reduced, voice quality will return. The risk that one’s singing voice will change is very small.
Noted Professional Singers Who Have Had a Nose Job
For those readers who do sing professionally or semi-professionally, here is a small list of well known celebrities who have had either a nose job or one in conjunction with a deviated septum.
- Janet and Michael Jackson
- Celine Dion
- Courtney Love
- Britney Spears
There are those who believe a rhinoplasty or nose job actually made their voices better.
As with any surgery, there are risks. Patients should always weigh the benefits against the risks before making a decision. This is especially true with any cosmetic or elective surgeries. No surgeon can promise a perfect result. Choose a well qualified rhinoplasty nose job specialist with proven results like Dr. Oakley Smith.
Regardless of whether you sing professionally or just in the shower, pick the best nose job surgeon. Be sure that your surgeon is board certified and is committed to care and safety. Dr. Oakley Smith is one of a very small group of surgeons in Canada practicing exclusively in Facial Plastic Surgery of the nose or rhinoplasty. In addition, he is certified by:
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- The American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
- American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery