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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.

Rhinoplasty Question:

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.