Man Accused Of Wasting His Money After Spending £3,000 For Voice-Deepening Surgery
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A man who spent £3,000 on voice-deepening surgery has been told by social media users that he has wasted his money. You can watch the 'before and after' video below:
The unnamed patient from Portugal sought the help of Dr Kursay Yelken, a Turkey-based professor of ear, nose and throat diseases who specialises in vocal cord surgeries.
In a clip shared on the doctor’s TikTok account, the man explains that he’s got ‘a lot of dysmorphia’ surrounding his voice.
After demonstrating what his voice was like before, the footage then cuts to after the surgery.
While it certainly sounds deeper, the online community weren’t convinced, with some saying that his voice was already deep to begin with.
Commenting on the video, which has been viewed more than 2.3 million times, one TikTok user wrote: “Bro doesn’t even sound different.”
Another said: "Spent 3-5k for a slight slight slight change,” while a third added, “Bro spent 3k to sound tired all the time," alongside a crying emoji.
“I literally can’t tell the difference,” added another, with a fifth commenting: “Bro got a sore throat for 3k.”
Others, however, jumped to the defence of the man, including this person who said: “It’s 2 hours post surgery. I don’t think anybody here understands what healing is…”
Another wrote: “I'm glad he's happy he sounds great."
The surgery itself - which takes just 45 minutes - is performed under local anaesthetic and works by relaxing the vocal cords and making an incision into the lower part of the neck.
A ‘cartilage island’ is made onto the thyroid cartilage and pushed back, which makes the voice sound deeper.
The doctor, who can also give patients a higher pitched voice, said demand for the procedure continues to increase, and explained how it’s also popular among transgender people who want their voice to match their gender.
Dr Yelken has helped hundreds of patients achieve the pitch they desire, and now shares the results of those who consent on TikTok.
Speaking about the man in this case, Yelken told Jam Press: "This particular patient had been referred to us by his psychiatrist.
"He had been having problems in his personal and professional life because of his voice and his psychiatrist suggested that the surgery would be the best option for him.
"For similar patients, we ask about their therapy history before accepting the surgery."
While the surgery comes with a speedy recovery time, he explained that it cannot be reversed.
"Sure, voice does deepen with puberty, and this is why I don't do this operation on anyone under the age of 18,” he added.
"I would also like to add that this surgery is a very personal choice. There are no major risks to this surgery, so if the patient is unhappy with their voice (whether it is at dysmorphia level or not), it is the patient's decision to have it or not.
"It is not our job to judge or make decisions for our patients."