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Facial Feminization Surgery – Lower Third Reshaping – IV. Neck

Tracheal Shave A prominent Adam’s apple or thyroid cartilage disrupts the profile of the neck and is the one sure sign of being male. It is reduced by a procedure that truly reflects how it is done…the tracheal shave. The prominent union of the two halves of the thyroid cartilage is shaved down through either Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – Tracheal Shave of the Male Neck

Background: Reduction of a prominent thyroid cartilage is technically known as a chondrothyroplasty. It is better known as a tracheal shave and it gets its name because the prominence is indeed shaved down with a scalpel. This is possible because the thyroid prominence is cartilage which only gets much harder later in life. The tracheal Read More…

Plastic Surgery Case Study – The Male Tracheal Shave

Background:  The development of the thyroid cartilages are affected by the level of testosterone and associated gender. This explains their prominence in the neck of men which women do not have. It also explains the deeper male voice due to the larger size of the voice box. This is one of the many structural gender Read More…

Technical Strategies – Submental Approach for Tracheal Shave

The reduction of a prominent Adam’s Apple is known as a tracheal shave. Done directly over the tracheal prominence through a small skin incision the V-shaped thyroid cartilage is reduced, as the name indicates, by shaving it down with a scalpel blade. Since the prominence is composed of cartilage it can be reduced in layers Read More…

Technical Strategies – Tracheal Shave by Burring Reduction

A tracheal shave or Adam’s Apple reduction (technically a thyrochondroplasty) is a well known neck contouring procedure to reduce a thyroid cartilage prominence. While it is most commonly perceived to be a male to female transgender procedure, it is actually done just as commonly for men or women who have a prominent thyroid bulge and Read More…

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