Dr. MacPhee performs several procedures, often in combination, to help patients who are transitioning from male to female in achieving their desired feminine facial features.
Known medically as chondrolaryngoplasty, a tracheal shave reduces the size of the Adam’s apple in trans women. This common procedure involves shaving down the thyroid cartilage through a small incision in the crease under the chin. The scar is well hidden, and the procedure has no impact on the patient’s voice.
Foreheads bossing can be an obvious gender marker, with men often having a ridge of bone around the upper eye sockets and a more sloping angle of the forehead. For a trans woman, re-contouring the forehead is a common way to achieve a more feminine facial structure. A prominent, protruding forehead can be reshaped in a surgical procedure known as forehead contouring, which involves shaving and surgically altering the bones.