FFS Tracheal shave also called as Adam’s apple reduction (AAR), thyroid cartilage reduction (TCR),chondrolaryngoplasty is one of the most common facial feminization surgery procedure for transgender, transsexuals and male to female transgender. Thyroid cartilage also called as laryngeal prominence or Adam’s apple is very prominent in males compared to females. There is increasing demand for tracheal shave among transgenders.
How FFS Tracheal Shave is Performed?
Adam’s apple reduction/ FFS tracheal shave is performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia by making a small incision beneath the chin or in neck skin crease and removing the prominent portions of thyroid cartilage to give the neck a smooth transition that is close to female. This procedure is safe with some amount of swelling for few days. The sutures on the neck will be removed after 7 days and one would hardly have any visible scar once healed.
Facial Feminization Procedures
Tracheal shave can be done alone or in combination with other facial feminization procedures depending on the individual requirements.For more info please email or call us, Dr. Pentyala would be happy to respond to all your queries on various facial feminization surgery procedures.