Although a female voice is not only an octave apart from a male voice, the mainstay of feminization laryngoplasty for pitch raising surgery is glottoplasty.
The surgical techniques of a glottoplasty is optimizezed bei surgeons like Wendler, Kim, Hess and other phonosurgeons.
The main objectiv of a vocal feminization surgery (Glottoplasty) is to increase the fundamental tone by tensing, shortening and / or thinning the vocal folds always in a symmetrical manner.
The surgery is designed to raise the comfortable speaking pitch by shortening the vibrating length of the vocal cords and increase in the vibration frequency of the vocal folds. It will also remove some of the lower pitches.
The front third of the delicate vocal folds, which is only a few millimeters long, is gently thinned out with the finest microsurgical instruments and permanently sewn together with a hair-thin, resistant thread.