Adam's Apple Reduction - MTF - Do I Have To Stop Taking My Hormones?

Do I have to stop taking my hormones before my adam's apple reduction surgery?

Doctor Answers 4


No. I don't ask my TG patients to stop their hormones/blockers before the surgery. Ask your particular surgeon though.                                                                            

Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

Risk vs. benefit

Hormone therapy increases your risk of forming blood clots in your legs, and so does ANY type of surgery (even short ones).  Yes, the risk of a clot forming is small, but a blood clot can lead to very serious complications.  Most patients don't have any significant side effects from stopping their hormones for a few days, so I would recommend it.  It you have significant side effects it may be worth the small risk to continue your therapy, but that is a risk vs benefit discussion each patient will have to have with their doctor.  

Bryan Rolfes, MD

Bryan Rolfes, MD
Minneapolis Otolaryngologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 reviews

Adam's apple reduction surgery

Thank you for your question.  No, you do not need to stop your hormone therapy.  I have performed this surgery many times and I always keep the patients on their hormone therapy.  If you have any further questions regarding MTF surgery please feel free to contact my office 303-788-8400.

Dr. Terrence Murphy

Terrence Murphy, MD
Englewood Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Adam's Apple Reduction Surgery

No, you can continue taking your hormons since this procedure is limited but percise. This can be performed with minimal sedation.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

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