The Adam’s apple is well known as Chondrolaryngoplasty or commonly called traqueal shave. It is a characteristic men feature and it’s very rare in women. It is one of the most requested procedures when we talk about facial feminization surgery. Technically known as the laryngeal prominence, and refers to the protrution that is formed by the angle of the thyroid cartilage down the larynx. It looks like a bump under the skin of the neck and has a different angles in men (close to 90º) and in women (close to 120º).
We perform this procedure with general anesthesia. MDM designed an underchin horizontal incision,in the neck far away from the Adam´s apple. We do a neck dissection through the protruding cartilage. We remove the redundant cartilage to make the neck appearance smoother and less angular.
The surgery is usually outpatient, except when is performed with a Facial Feminization or with other aesthetic procedures. It lasts 90 minutes. The recovery needs some days and you will see the final results 6 month later.
It will be risky if the surgeon is not an expert in this kind of procedure, because the anatomical proximity of the vocal folds and other important vascular and nerves structures.your recovery will take from about 7 to 10 days with some kind of difficulties to talk and swallow.