Voice changes with endoscopic surgery
So glad I found this place! I am having endoscopic sinus surgery at the end of the week, which will include reducing and/or resecting my turbinates and an ethmoidectomy. I am starting to get extremely concerned that my voice might alter permanently. I don't know why I'm so focused on this particular side effect, but I am. I don't use my voice professionally, but, well, I do rather like it! I think it would be so weird to come out of surgery with a different voice. It seems logical that removing the little honeycomb bones of the ethmoid sinus would produce a difference in vocal quality.
Most reading material gives a very generic "may alter vocal resonance" warning, which is hard to understand.
I am going to speak to my surgeon about this soon, but I'd really appreciate hearing other folks' end-result vocal experience with these two procedures. How did you voice sound after you completely recovered from surgery? More nasal, less nasal, different to you only, or a remarkable difference?