Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Q & A
Dr Francis Palmer, world renowned Beverly Hills plastic and cosmetic surgeon, voted one of the “World’s Best” plastic and cosmetic surgeons Rhinoplasty questions.
Is Rhinoplasty to risky for me as a singer? I am a professional singer who’s looking to have a Rhinoplasty under general anesthesia as I am pretty nervous about the surgery and getting alot done to my nose. What are the chances intubation will cause damage to my vocal chords ? I am NOT willing to risk damage to my singing voice.
Dr Palmer’s Answer:
We have performed many Rhinoplasties under general anesthesia, including those done for actors, actresses and singers. I would not allow a singer to be intuibated for a Rhinoplasty but use an LMA instead. An LMA does not go through and between the vocal cords but rather sits above the Larynx. Hope this helps.