Anyone would wish for a good voice, but it’s impossible to change it. Some just live with what they are given, while others take a visit to the doctors. In recent years, more people have gone under surgery for a new voice. The number of people in China who deepen or high-pitch their voices have hit an upward trend, according to a news report. Some say this is because they want to fit in the gender norm. Men with high pitch undergo surgery for deeper voices, for example. This is interesting because traditionally voice surgeries were for patients who were sick or undergoing sex changes.
Injecting Botox shortens and flattens the vocal chords, allowing your voice to become deeper. Cutting a piece of cartilage in larynx generates similar results. The effect of Botox wears off every six months so this procedure calls for a regular visit to the hospital. Also, doctors raise pitches by inserting a titanium plate between the throat muscles and stretching the vocal chords.
You can’t bring back lost time, but you surely can bring back your younger voice. In the U.S., people are visiting the doctors to make them sound younger again, especially those who make a living out of their voices. Vocal chords have to touch each other 120~220 times in a minute to generate sound. Once you grow older, your vocal chords stiffen, producing lesser vibration. This causes your voice to loose clarity and sound hoarse. Doctors are injecting fat into these stiff vocal chords to retrieve a clearer voice.
But you have to pay the price for your new voice. Your vocal chords not only produce sound, but also protect your lungs. Once these protections weaken you may lose your voice or suffer pneumonia. Luckily, there are ways to achieve what you want naturally. Experts say a good posture is one way. Here’s a tip: Pulling your china down deepens your voice, while the opposite raises your pitch. Korean voice actor Ji-hwan Ahn is known to drink cold water to soothe this stressed throat and honey to get rid of the voice that sounds like it is clogged. Legendary female singer Mi-ja Lee also recently unveiled her secret to keep her voice young: fresh lemon juice. In my personal opinion, these natural methods seem to be better options rather than the needles. But the trend of voice surgery just shows how much people are finding radical ways to own a good voice.