MTF Tracheal Shave (Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery)

Adam’s apple reduction surgery  also called a tracheal shave is a popular procedure among transgender patients as part their facial feminization surgery (FFS).

Adam’s apple reduction surgery is mainly preferred by trans women and non-binary trans people who wish their faces to appear more feminine by getting rid of the masculine characteristic.

Tracheal shave surgery can also be performed to cisgender women who want feminine look on their face.

Tracheal Shave (Adam’s apple reduction surgery) cost in Istanbul, Turkey

MTF Tracheal Shave costs starts from €2500 and goes up depending on your choice of surgeon and the years of experience & skills they have and choice of Hospital.

Cost of Tracheal shave surgery for trans women can be reduced if it is part of multiple facial feminization procedures as all in one surgery.

Most transgender patients combine adam’s apple reduction surgery with rhinoplasty, forehead contouring, jaw reduction and lip lift surgeries.

Tracheal Shave Operation Details in Istanbul, Turkey

Adam’s apple reduction surgery (Tracheal Shave)  is a surgical procedure that’s often performed on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia.

Adam’s apple reduction surgery can be easily combined with other facial feminization procedures.

Tracheal shave reduces the size of the laryngeal prominence (Adam’s apple), which is located on top of the thyroid gland in the middle of the throat.

Basically, Doctor contours the notch on thyroid cartilage.

Small, horizontal incision (2cm) under the chin where the head & neck connects. This scar will be invisible in future.

Thyroid cartilage is removed during Adam’s apple reduction surgery.

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By removing Adam’s apple, patients entire face & neck will appear more feminine.

Tracheal shave surgery will take 30 min to 1 hour.

Tracheal Shave Surgeons: Who can perform A tracheal shave procedure?

Otolaryngology, Head&Neck Surgeon or experienced Plastic surgeons can perform Tracheal Shave surgery.

Tracheal Shave Recovery

After surgery, you’ll be taken to a recovery room and observed for a period of time before being discharged.

You will be discharged from the Hospital on the same day.

Pain should be minimal and reduced with pain killers doctor prescribes.

Try to rest for a day or two. Also suggested that you avoid vigorous activity and singing or speaking loud. Rest your voice for a while.

You should eat soft foods or a liquid diet until your throat feels comfortable when you swallow.

Make sure you follow doctor’s instructions for cleaning the area, and for having any stitches removed.

*Complete recovery is expected in 2 to 4 weeks.

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