Adam's Apple Reduction Surgery is technically known Chondrolaryngoplasty, but commonly referred to as tracheal shave.
This procedures allows for transgender to hide even the tiniest details of what is defined as being a man. The Adam's Apple is a clear sign of a male, and in a simple surgical procedure the thyroid cartilage can be reduced by shaving down the cartilage through an incision in the throat.
This procedure is a common procedure performed by transgender women, but many natural women have this procedure to reduce the girth of their thyroid cartilage.
About Adams Apple Reduction Procedure
The incision is usually 2 to 3 cm in length, and at the highest crease in the skin on the neck, since in most cases the scar is almost imperceptible. The thyroid cartilage is reduced, usually by carving at the most prominent area and the rim of its superior border. The cartilage carving is a delicate process and needs to be done meticulously.
Duration of Trachea Shaving Procedure
The shaving of the trechea cartlidge takes the plastic surgeon approximately 30 minutes to one hour to complete.
After Care for Transgender Adam's Apple Reduction
The plastic surgeon will instruct you to apply a cold compress to the neck for twenty-four hours to reduce the chances of side effects. Occasional hoarseness may occur, but it clears up immediately as the swelling subsides.
For two weeks after the surgery, you should avoid straining your voice; i.e. shouting, singing, and screaming.
Recovery time for Adams Apple
You should plan on staying in Bangkok for 5 days after your surgery. However, if you are combining multiple procedures, we will be able to recommend this in our free consultation and price quote. Generally, patients are able to recover 1 to 2 days after the surgery.
Hospital Admission for Adam Apple Surgery
If you are only performing adam's apple reduction surgery and no feminization surgery, you will not be required to stay over-night at the hospital.
Preparation For Transgender Adams Apple
Some transgender women decide to purchase and bring their own post-op support bra. This sometimes allows for a higher quality, more comfortable, and prettier bra to be worn after surgery.
You will need to register on our site and inform us of any allergies, medication you are currently taking (prescription and non-prescription medicine) and your medical history (hospitalization and illnesses).
Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, etc), vitamin E or any other medication that may have an anti-coagulant effect on your blood for 2 weeks prior to your surgery date. This may have a slight effect on the speed of your recovery as good blood flow is essential to healing quickly.
If you are a smoker, now is a good time to think about quitting. Quitting is not an easy task, but will result not only for a healthier lifestyle, but also improve the rate of your recovery. However, for most this is not an option, so it is requested you refrain from smoking 3 days before and 3 days after surgery.
You should plan on being in Thailand for 1 week. We can assist with booking your plan and hotel reservation, but you should ensure you do not require a visa to visit Thailand. Most citizens from foreign countries you will not require a visa.
For patients booking a complete medical tour, we will arrange to pick you up at the airport and transport you to your hotel. During the registration process you will be able to submit your flight itinerary.