Tracheal Shave (Adam’s Apple Reduction)
What is a Tracheal Shave and how does it Feminize the Face?
One of the most noticeable gender differences between men and women is the Adam’s apple that sits midway along the front of the neck.
As part of overall in Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) the Adam’s apple can be reduced significantly with a surgical procedure known as a Tracheal Shave or Adam’s Apple Reduction.
A Tracheal Shave offers a number of benefits
This procedure reduces the prominence of the thyroid cartilage to give the neck and throat a smoother and sleeker feminine appearance.
How is Tracheal Shave surgery performed?
A Tracheal Shave can be performed under local anesthesia, but most patients find it more comfortable to do this under general anesthesia. The procedure maybe done its own, or it can be easily undertaken at the same time as other procedures. A small incision is made behind the first crease under the chin and leaves little visible or obvious scarring.
NOTE: It’s very important that the procedure be done correctly because if performed incorrectly, occasionally the cartilage may grow back. We use certain techniques that minimize that possibility