Having a prominent Adam’s apple is a stereotypically male trait. This feature can take away from a feminine look that many trans women would like to achieve. Trans women can achieve a more traditionally feminine aesthetic with facial-feminization surgery. One type of procedure often included in this is Adam’s-apple reduction.

Also known as a tracheal shave, Adam’s-apple reduction reduces the visibility of thyroid cartilage. This surgery is usually done in conjunction with gender-confirmation surgery.

A common misconception with this procedure is that one gets the Adam’s apple removed. With the surgery, it is never removed, because it is a protective piece of cartilage.

If you’re interested in learning more about shaving down your Adam’s apple, contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr, Rikesh Parikh, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, will be happy to assist you in giving you the feminine aesthetic you desire.