Doctors are now offering what is sure to become the hottest surgerical breakthrough to hit Hollywood since the discovery of the breast-bazooming properties of silicone: "voice lifts." The surgery strengthens old vocal chords and has the patients sounding young again.

Just think: Al Pacino's voice restored with the youthful gravitas of Michael Corleone, that smoke-ravaged, raspy "Hoo-Ah!" stuff resigned to the DVD bargain bin. Melanie Griffith can go back to sounding like a teenaged, airhead vixen. Or Kathleen Turner can get that gravelly thing... OK, maybe instead she could have the surgery with the vacuum cleaner and the one with the needles.

US doctors offer a 'voice-lift' [Ananova via Best Week Ever]