Adam’s Apple Reduction

Achieve the aesthetic you desire

The Adam’s apple is a particularly prominent feature of the male neck, sometimes too prominent for your personal taste. Whether you want to reduce the size of your Adam’s apple as a part of your gender transformation surgery, or simply to make it less noticeable, thyroid cartilage reduction may be the right option for you.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  Lao Tzu

Meeting your surgeon

During your initial meeting with Dr Gerarchi, you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and the results you desire from your procedure. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions so you have a full understanding of what to expect before, during and after your surgery. Dr Gerarchi will also collect a full medical history and current health status to ensure your procedure will be both safe and successful.

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Your thyroid cartilage reduction journey

For many patients it is possible to perform thyroid cartilage reduction surgery using a local anaesthetic. Dr Gerarchi will make an incision in the throat just under your chin, ensuring visible scarring will be safely hidden in the natural folds of your skin as much as possible. Once the throat muscles are separated, the tracheal cartilage is shaved down to reduce its size. Extreme care is taken during surgery to provide a result which ensures the cartilage will not grow back after your procedure.

Your recovery

Most patients are able to return home within a few hours of their thyroid cartilage reduction surgery. The surgical site will be covered with a dressing to protect the incision during the early days. Swelling and bruising is common after thyroid cartilage reduction, but these side effects generally resolve quickly. The swelling will not interfere with your ability to breathe, even if it becomes rather pronounced for the first day or two.

Your post-procedure journey

In the first few days following your procedure, you may notice you voice seems ‘weak’; this is normal and temporary. While it is possible, it is extremely rare for there to be any damage to the vocal cords during a tracheal shave, particularly when it is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr Gerarchi. You should be able to return to your regular activities within about one week following this procedure.

Managing your pain and recovery

To ensure your recovery is as comfortable and efficient as possible, Dr Gerarchi will prescribe oral pain medication. An antibiotic may also be prescribed to prevent infection during the recovery process.

Whether you are interested in thyroid cartilage reduction surgery as a part of your male-to-female surgery or simply reduce your Adam’s apple, Dr Gerarchi is experienced in both types of procedures and can help you reach your aesthetic goals. To learn more, contact us to schedule your personal consultation with Dr Gerarchi.