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Adam's Apple Reduction

Adam’s Apple Reduction


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Without a hesitation I would recommend Dr. Rodman to any Transgender patient/family looking for Facial Feminization Surgery. She explained every detail of the procedure to us and has an amazing bedside manner. She truly invests in not only the patient but the family as well. I was kept informed throughout the 11+ hour surgery from the nurses in the OR. The PreOp & PostOp visits have all been wonderful – the office staff are equally as amazing to work with. Definitely worth a consult.

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Adam’s apple reduction, also known as a tracheal shave is a procedure to reduce the bulge in the neck that is commonly seen in men. This surgery may be done in transgender women, as part of facial feminization surgery, or in cis women who feel their Adam’s apple is too large.

What to Expect During the Adam’s Apple Reduction Procedure

During this procedure, Dr. Rodman uses a camera to visualize where the vocal cords are. She marks where the vocal cords insert into the thyroid cartilage externally. This allows for the most aggressive, but still safe surgery. The thyroid cartilage notch is removed with a blade or with a drill, depending on the patient. Because Dr. Rodman is viewing the vocal cords throughout the procedure, she can ensure that they are not damaged and the voice is not altered.

Expected Results

The scar from the Adam’s apple reduction is small and sits above the surgical bed in a crease between the neck and the chin. This generally heals very well and is nearly invisible within a few months.

Downtime from Adam’s apple reduction is about 1-2 weeks. It is normal to have a very sore throat and some difficulty swallowing after this surgery. Patients should understand this surgery reduces the visible cartilage in the neck but does not alter the voice. Voice surgery is a different procedure, which should be spaced 6 months after a tracheal shave.

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If you’re interested in learning more about Adam’s apple reduction or to see if you are a candidate for for the procedure in Houston, contact our office to see Dr. Rodman for a consult.

Your Adam’s Apple Reduction will be performed in Dr. Regina Rodman‘s surgery center located in Houston, TX

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