On September 17, Dr. Casado, specialist in Voice Feminization Surgery, performed two surgical procedures to increase vocal tone to two women, specifically performed the operation called Wendler’s Glotoplasty. Both surgeries took place in the Quiron-Marbella hospital. On this occasion Dr. Casado has received the visit of Dr. Ballestas of Barranquilla (Colombia) last weekend to attend as an observer to the interventions.
Two surgical interventions were performed; under general anesthesia, lasting approximately 1 hour each.
VOICE FEMINIZATION SURGERY. FIRST OPERATION
The first surgery in Voice Feminization was performed on a “trans” woman who had had vocal therapy sessions (speech therapy) for 6 months without obtaining the desired results. The woman told us that in many everyday situations such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, crying, etc., her vocal tone reappears in a stereotypically masculine manner; at the same time commented that she does not want to be permanently imitating, simulating a high vocal tone and that she would like that tone to arise spontaneously and naturally. This woman, in addition to the glotosplasty, had a Chondroplasty thyroid (reduction of the Adam’s apple), with very good results.
VOICE FEMINIZATION SURGERY. THE SECOND OPERATION
The second surgery in Voice Feminization was performed on a woman who had been operated 4 years ago to increase her vocal tone. After an unsatisfactory result, the woman visits our clinical center to evaluate the possibility of increasing it. We were struck that after the initial surgery (4 years ago) did not have speech therapy sessions; being this fundamental to strengthen the results obtained with the surgical technique.
They spent one night in the hospital and were discharged the next morning in good general condition.
The process to follow now is a brief antibiotic coverage and 15 days of absolute rest of voice and all types of physical exercise.
At 15 days our speech therapist will begin vocal therapy for at least three months. The postoperative speech therapy treatment we consider essential.
The status of the vocal cords (Laryngoscopy) will be assessed at the month of the intervention, at three months, 6 months and a year approximately.