Tracheal Shave

Tracheal Shave

(noun)

Technically called, Chondrolaryngoplasty. This is a surgical procedure used to reduce the size of an adam’s apple. This is one of the most common surgeries completed among transgender people. 

Content warning for somewhat graphic descriptions:

The procedure, while simple, is also delicate as the adam’s apple sits on the vocal chords. There is one minor incision which is generally hidden under the mandible, and scarring is usually non-visible. Recovery time usually only requires vocal chord rest for 3 weeks following surgery. This surgery is often completed as a part of Facial Feminization Surgery. 

e.g. Dominique had to rest her voice after she had her tracheal shave surgery.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

What Is a Tracheal Shave? | Healthline


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