What are the risk for tracheal shave surgery to reduce Adams apple?
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Tracheal shave for reduction of adams apple
Tracheal shave is usually a safe procedure in the right hands for the right indications.
Tracheal shave (Adam's Apple Reduction) risks.
The potential risks are significant (like for most surgeries) and include voice change and airway swelling. But the practical risks for the average patient is quite small (like for most surgeries) and include a poorly healed scar and the possibility that not as much of the adam's apple is removed as you would like. If you see an experienced surgeon who performs the procedure while directly observing the vocal cords your chance of dramatic adam's apple reduction without any complications is excellent.
Bryan Rolfes, MD
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Risks with tracheal shave
Risks with tracheal shave are fairly low, but injury to the vocal chords or infection are a possibility. However, finding a surgeon that has performed this before will help lessen that possibility.
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