A tracheal shave, known medically as chondrolaryngoplasty, reduces the size of the Adam’s apple in patients seeking more gender confirming bodies. A common procedure for transgender patients, a tracheal shave involves shaving down the thyroid cartilage in your trachea through a small incision in the crease under the chin. The scar is well hidden allowing you to feel confident in your new aesthetic. The tracheal shave procedure has no impact on the patient’s voice.
This procedure is one of several that Dr. MacPhee performs for facial feminization in transgender patients. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Keelee MacPhee and her team will meet with you in consultation to discuss your desired outcomes for your tracheal shave, as well as adjust for realistic expectations that allow for a clean and healthy recovery for the patient.
Recovery from transgender surgery with Keelee is a unique experience. Our staff ensure patients are aware of and prepared for the emotional turbulence that may come during recovery from their transitioning procedures. Accommodations can be made in the surrounding areas for the duration of your stay and our team are glad to provide recommendations of the safest facilities and hotels for your recovery.