I have turbinate hypertrophy.

Q:

I have turbinate hypertrophy, and have had sinus issues as far back as I can remember. I'm thinking of getting corrective surgery.. will it change my voice? I've always had a bit of a "congested-like" sound to my voice.

A:

 

Speech and phonation are developed very early in life. It would be unusual for you to experience a change in your voice following sinus or septal surgery. Consider discussing these issues with your surgeon before surgery. . Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

A:

Turbinate Hypertrophy and Nasal Airway Obstruction – This is the most common cause of nasal airway obstruction and if it allergy related it can be corrected with medical therapy. If it is true bony inferior turbinate hypertrophy one needs operative intervention with inferior turbinate and microfracture correction. This has a dramatic effect on improving the nasal airway. It usually does not change your voice long term.

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