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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…

Case Study: Transgender Tracheal Shave

Background: The bulge in the center of just about any neck is the result of the laryngeal prominences. These are two large plates of paired cartilages who have a primary function to provide protection of the very important vocal cords from injury The size or prominence of these cartilages is highly influenced by hormones which Read More…

Tracheal Shave Neck Contouring

The reduction of a prominent Adam’s Apple through a procedure known as a tracheal or laryngeal shave has been in the news lately. Former Olympic Gold Medalist Bruce Jenner has recently made headlines for purportedly undergoing the procedure and the tabloids have suggested that he may be in a transitional state to becoming a women. Read More…

Adam’s Apple Reduction (Tracheal Shave) in Men

Recent internet postings report that Bruce Jenner is purportedly planning on reducing the size of his Adam’s Apple, an operation known as as tracheal shave. These reports also state that this neck operation is typically performed on patients in the initial stages of gender reassignment surgery. While I have no idea whether Bruce Jenner has Read More…

Case Study: Tracheal Shave for Neck Feminization

Background: The neck is generally a flat surface in youth that may have a bump or prominence in the middle about halfway between the jawline and the upper sternum of the chest. This laryngeal prominence, known more commonly as the Adam’s Apple, is formed by the size and angle of the thyroid cartilages that surround Read More…

Options in Neck Contouring – 2. Hard Tissue Procedures

  While the soft tissues dominate the surface area of the neck, they are not the only elements that give it its shape. Several hard tissue components comprised of bone and cartilage also make a contribution. The form of the jawline is on the upper edge of the neck and is the superior suspension point Read More…

Options in Neck Reshaping and Contouring

  The shape of the neck is an important aesthetic structure of the face. When it is well defined with a sharp angle definition (between 90 to 120 degrees in profile), it makes the chin and jawline more prominent and flattering. When the neck angle is obtuse or completely open (straight), the jawline becomes obscured Read More…

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