Voice surgery

Voice surgery is a surgical procedure that changes the frequency (or pitch) of the voice in order to make it more feminine.

Please note that the information below is not up to date. GrS Montreal is working on a brand new voice program and the information on this page will be updated shortly!

This procedure does not, however, allow for modification of the register, intensity, or resonance of the voice.

Expected and desired results:

  • A voice with a more feminine tone 6 to 12 months after surgery.

* Due to multiple factors that are unique to each individual, results may vary from one person to another. Be assured that our surgical team works with each patient individually to achieve the best results possible.

The surgical technique:

Our surgeons first make a small horizontal incision in the natural crease of the neck. They then increase the tension of the vocal cords through cricothyroid approximation, raising the voice’s frequency, passing from a masculine register (100 Hz to150 Hz) to a feminine register (200 Hz à 300 Hz). 

Combining speech therapy with surgery is essential to increase the chances of success. Please note that only techniques suggested by a speech therapist can help you achieve your feminization goals as a whole, such as attaining a more acute register and intensity as well as learning to express yourself (verbally and non-verbally) in a more feminine way.

Voice surgery can be performed at the same time as other procedures.  

The surgical procedure, your stay and convalescence
Average length of the procedure
Recovery and sick leave
Return to physical activities and sports
60 to 90 minutes General

1 night

4 weeks or depending on the nature of your work 6 to 8 weeks

You must be accompanied at the time of your discharge from our facilities.