Trachea shave - Reduction of the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple)

Introduction

A prominent Adam’s apple can be a visible gender trigger and Its surgical reduction is one of the most common procedures in FGCS for transwomen. 

It can be done under local or general anaesthetic. Most women have this undertaken in combination with other procedures. An incision is made under the chin and is then hidden inside a crease below the chin. A small tunnel is created to reach the thyroid cartilage and its prominence is then reduced with specific surgical instruments.