WHAT IS TRACHEAL SHAVING?
Caused by extra cartilage over the larynx (voice box), Adam's apple may be far more prominent in some patients than in others. Trans women who want to achieve a more feminine facial appearance might consider Adam's apple reduction, or tracheal shaving, if they believe their trachea is too large or protruding. At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons use their artistic eye to figure out the degree of shaving you'll require to achieve the look you want. In addition, reducing the size of the Adam's apple can also change the pitch of the voice. Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin strive to help patients see a noticeable yet subtle difference in their features following facial feminization surgeries (FFS).
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"Everyone at CSA is extremely friendly. The surgery went seamlessly. Their client services are excellent. I was given the doctor’s and nurse practitioner’s number to call or text if I had any concerns or questions. The response time for answering my texts was close to immediate. I have never been to a medical office with such wonderful employees."- L.T. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"Dr.Caplin and Dr.Nuveen work as a team. They are genuine, kind and fully available during the entire process. If you are looking for a mommy maker over or body lift the combination of the two surgeons allows you to get more done at one time. I strongly recommend this duo if you are looking for any surgical cosmetic procedure. You will love them both!"- N.C. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"Dr Nuveen and Dr Caplin are so incredibly talented…would never go anywhere else!"- D.C. / Google / Nov 06, 2022
HOW IS TRACHEAL SHAVING DONE?
For Adam's apple reduction, Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will create a tiny horizontal incision just above the larynx and pull back the neck muscles, revealing the cartilage. We will then carefully shave small layers of the cartilage until the desired reduction is achieved. Our team aims to provide you with the most improvement possible without harming the vocal cords so some patients may still have a slight protrusion following their surgery. When this process is finished, Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will then delicately suture the neck muscles and skin back together and cover the area with bandages. This procedure is performed at our on-site surgical facility in Jacksonville, FL.
ACHIEVE A SMOOTHER, FEMININE NECK
An overly prominent Adam's apple can make patients feel insecure. If you want to reduce the appearance of your Adam's apple, call our office in Jacksonville, FL to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin and learn about your options. Adam's apple reduction can be performed on its own or in conjunction with other female feminization surgery (FFS) procedures.