Medialization laryngoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to push a paralyzed, atrophied, or scarred vocal cord toward the other vocal cord and reduce flaccidity. It is typically performed under sedation and local (not general) anesthesia, on an outpatient basis.
Patient with vocal cord paralysis, BEFORE medialization laryngoplasty:
Same patient, one week AFTER medialization laryngoplasty:
Medialization, Before and After
Vocal Cord Paralysis, Before and After Medialization
Injection Medialization for Vocal Cord Paresis
See an example of one variant of vocal cord paresis and how it limits the voice. Then watch a medialization procedure in which voice gel is injected into the vocal cord affected by paresis, and hear how the voice thereafter improves.