Adam’s Apple Reduction / Thyroid Cartilage Reduction (“Tracheal Shave”)
Conveniently located to serve Beverly Hills
An Adam’s apple is a common feature in many patients. If the Adam’s apple is too large or visible it can disrupt the smooth contours of the neck. For patients who would like a smoother neck outline, this extra cartilage can be removed through a surgical procedure called Adam’s apple reduction, or thyroid cartilage reduction. Occasionally the procedure is referred to as a ‘tracheal shave’. However, this is incorrect naming because the tracheal cartilage is not involved in the structure of the Adam’s Apple, only the thyroid cartilage is.
Dr. Jumaily is a leading surgeon in the area of Adam’s apple surgery. Dr. Jumaily has developed a special technique to do this procedure WITHOUT any external incisions on the neck or chin. This advanced procedure requires a high level of expertise in the area of neck and airway surgery. The procedure has a slightly longer period of swelling but most people feel it is very worth it because there is NO scar.
Good Candidates for Thyroid Cartilage Reduction
Patients who want to reduce the appearance of their Adam’s apple without dealing with visible marks are good candidates for thyroid cartilage reduction. Patients should be in good health prior to the procedure and should also have realistic expectations. Non-smoking patients are ideal candidates. Smokers must quit before the date of their surgery.
In the traditional Adam’s apple reduction procedure, a small incision in the neck allows access to the cartilage. If performed well, after it heals, the incision is usually minimally visible. The procedure requires anesthesia for patient comfort. Recovery is quick with some minor swelling and bruising that resolves within 1 week.
The Adam’s apple reduction procedure is very delicate and close to the airway and if performed incorrectly, it can lead to complications. Therefore, it is important to only seek experienced surgeons with training in facial feminization surgery. Dr. Jumaily has specialized training in FFS and years of experience in the traditional and the INCISIONLESS Adam’s apple reduction procedure.
Thyroid Cartilage Reduction Recovery
Following the successful thyroid cartilage reduction session, patients will be instructed to rest as much as possible during the recovery period. Aside from the minor discomfort that occurs during the healing process, patients will also need to take care not to disturb the affected areas more than necessary.
Any strenuous activity that involves physical exertion should be avoided for a few weeks. However, patients are advised to perform mild exercises such as short strolls to encourage faster healing.
Cost of Thyroid Cartilage Reduction
The cost of thyroid cartilage reduction can be affected by a few factors, which can be brought up during the scheduled consultation. Prices can be influenced by factors like total surgical time and anesthesia fees.
Schedule Your Thyroid Cartilage Reduction
If you have any questions and would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jumaily, please call 310-285-0929 or email [email protected] and we would be happy to help you.