Adam’s Apple Reduction / Thyroid Cartilage Reduction (“Tracheal Shave”)
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.
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.
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.