Tracheal shave for young woman?
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Adam's apple reduction
The Adam's apple is made of the thyroid cartilage in your neck which both women and men have. The thyroid cartilage typically enlarges in men more than women during puberty and becomes prominent. Your vocal cords lie within the thyroid cartilage and can be damaged with removing the prominent portions, so you will definitely want to go to an experienced surgeon who identifies your vocal cords with a camera during surgery. With that being said, it is definitely possible to do this procedure. It typically will cost anywhere between $2000-4000.
Sarah Saxon, MD
Adam's apple shave in women
Hi, while the Adam's apple is more common in men, both men and women have tracheal cartilage, which is what causes the prominence. Therefore, if you have the prominence it can be addressed with a shaving procedure. In general, this will cost anywhere between 2,000-4,000 depending on your area.
We all have a thyroid cartilage.
When you look at an Adam's apple you are seeing the front of a structure called the thyroid cartilage, part of your voice box. Men and women both have this structure, but it tends to be larger, pointier, and more visible in men. In some women the thyroid cartilage is more prominent than in others, and with a thin neck it may be quite visible. If having a visible adam's apple makes you self conscious, it can certainly be reduced. Most of us who perform the procedure frequently do so through a small incision high in the neck. You want an experienced surgeon as overly aggressive resection can put your voice at risk. Prices vary by region, but typically it is around $3,000. Bryan Rolfes, MD
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In general, yes, Adam's Apple Reduction is possible. Realself provided data for the average cost of this procedure and others in your geographic area.
To be sure, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery.
I hope this helps.
A prominent cartilage is often characteristic of masculine features.
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