Adam’s Apple Reduction
During puberty the cartilage that forms the voice box where the vocal cords are located enlarges. The result of this process is typically more pronounced in boys than in girls. Sometimes the size of the prominent thyroid cartilage grows out of proportion to the size of the neck and facial features. One of the most commonly recommended procedures for reducing the size of the Adam’s apple is a trachea shave or Adam’s apple reduction.
During a trachea shave the thyroid cartilage is reduced by shaving the Adam’s apple down. This procedures helps diminishes the size of an oversized Adam’s apple and can help soften and feminize the face.
If you are uncomfortable with the size of your Adam’s apple or are interested in achieving a passable female appearance, Adam’s apple reduction may be the answer for you.
Dr. Leif Rogers is board certified in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery and his skill and sensitivity will help you achieve your aesthetic goals.
If you have questions about Adam’s apple reduction or would like to set up a consultation please contact Leif Rogers, M.D., FACS today.