Adam’s Apple Reduction in Middletown, NJ
In an effort to transition from male to female, several surgeries and procedures must take place in the process to make the facial area look more feminine. Board-certified Red Bank plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor performs Adam’s apple reduction on patients in Red Bank, NJ, who want to transition from male to female.
What Is Adam’s Apple Reduction?
Men typically have a more prominent Adam’s apple than women. Adam’s apple reduction, or chondrolaryngoplasty is the surgical procedure for male transitioning to female to make the Adam’s apple look more feminine and less prominent. It is done by reducing thyroid cartilage through an incision in the throat.
How Is Adam’s Apple Reduction Performed?
The procedure for Adam’s apple reduction involves making an incision across the bottom of the Adam’s apple. Once this is done, the throat muscles are held apart while the thyroid cartilage is shaved down so that the throat looks smoother without having a protruding Adam’s apple. Once this is accomplished, the incision is closed with sutures to allow the incision to heal with a scar remaining for several weeks.
As one of the most commonly performed SRS procedures, Adam’s apple reduction is performed on an outpatient basis and usually takes about one to two hours to complete. Although it is fairly simple to perform, great care must be taken not to “over-shave” the cartilage.
Preparing for Adam’s Apple Reduction
Adam’s apple reduction is done as part of sexual reassignment and requires a detailed psychological profile to make sure patients are capable of handling the mental and emotional effects of having this procedure. Additionally, as this is considered major surgery several recommendations for patients are as follows:
- Have an overall wellness check-up
- Avoid taking blood thinning medications and vitamins that may impede clotting
- Stop smoking
- Arrange for transportation to and from the procedure
- Arrange for someone to stay with you for the first 24 hours following the procedure
Recovery from Adam’s Apple Reduction
Swelling typically peaks within the first 24 to 48 hours and takes about six weeks to resolve itself. Dr. Taylor suggests that his patients gently rub the incision to reduce the chances of scar tissue forming and causing a noticeable mark. For about seven to 10 days, there will be some discomfort especially with talking or swallowing.
The scar may be visible for several months, but as time progresses, the scar diminishes to the point that it is almost invisible within a year.
How Much Does Adam’s Apple Reduction Cost?
Adam’s apple reduction surgery varies with each patient depending on the size of the Adam’s apple and the amount of cartilage to be removed. Additionally, some patients choose to have this procedure done along with others. During your consultation, we discuss the cost as well as payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards as well as offer financing through CareCredit®.
Is Adam’s Apple Reduction Right for Me?
If you are undergoing sexual reassignment and want to have a smoother neck without a protruding Adam’s apple, this procedure may be right for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Adam’s Apple Reduction?
It is very important to have SRS procedures completed by a plastic surgeon that specializes in these procedures. Dr. Taylor is very skilled at performing Adam’s apple reduction, as well as other sexual reassignment procedures. He is not only very talented at reconstructing parts of the body in the opposite sex; he is also very compassionate about the procedures that SRS patients undergo. His staff takes great care to provide a calm and relaxing environment in addition to the utmost privacy.
What to Expect During Your Adam’s Apple Reduction Consultation
During your consultation for Adam’s apple reduction, Dr. Taylor will take time to talk with you about the entire sexual reassignment process to make sure you have a strong understanding regarding what is about to take place. From there, he will evaluate your neck area to determine the best way to reduce the size of your Adam’s apple as well as answer any questions you may have.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.