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Thyroid Reduction / Adams Apple Reduction London

Thyroid cartilage reduction is a plastic surgery procedure that involves improving the aesthetic appearance of the neck by reducing the prominence, or reshaping, the Thyroid Cartilage or Adam’s Apple. The optimum result is a natural, female appearance of the neck without any visible scarring.


Summary of Thyroid Reduction

Procedure
1 – 1.5 hours
Downtime
Moderate pain / discomfort for 3 – 5 days.
Avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks
Back To Work
1 week
Lasting Effects Of Treatment
Permanent
Anaesthetic
General
Your Procedure
  • Does Thyroid Cartilage Reduction Surgery require a general anaesthetic or hospitalisation?
    Thyroid Cartilage Reduction Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, commonly as a day-case procedure.
  • How long is the procedure?
    Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery normally takes approximately 1 to 1 ½ hours to perform depending on the complexity of the surgery.
  • What about the scars following Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery?
    The incision is placed in the natural crease under the chin and is therefore relatively inconspicuous. This incision heals well in 7 to 10 days.
  • Will a special garment be required after Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery?
    Following Thyroid Cartilage Reduction Surgery, a facial support garment is fitted at the end of surgery to help control swelling and reduce movement post operatively. This should be worn day and night for the first week.
Thyroid Cartilage Reduction FAQ’S
  • Am I the ideal patient for Thyroid Cartilage Reduction Surgery, Adam’s Apple Reduction?
    The ideal patients for Thyroid Cartilage Reduction Surgery are people with a large prominent thyroid cartilage, Adam’s Apple that is out of proportion to the neck, in a patient who is self-conscious of this appearance. Prominence of the Adam ’s Apple is a strong marker of maleness. This reduction of the Adam ’s Apple is a popular surgery in transwomen. You should be fully informed of the benefits and risks of this surgery and be realistic about what can be achieved by surgery.
  • Can Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery be performed at the same time as other procedures?
    Yes, Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction is commonly performed together with Rhinoplasty or other facial feminisation surgery such as Browlift, Cheek Augmentation, Rhinoplasty and Chin Shaping, as well as Breast Surgery, Augmentation or Liposuction. What is appropriate and safe for you to combine will depend on your Medical Health, your goals and the individual procedures.
  • How long is the recovery time?
    Moderate pain / discomfort is expected for 3 – 5 days. Patients can go back to their normal daily activities after 1 week, but avoid strenuous exercise / activity for 6 weeks including any contact sports.
  • What reassurance do I have with Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery?
    At LTS, we understand that your decision to have Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery can be a daunting and anxious time for you. Our aim is to fully understand your concerns and desires, and assess your neck accurately, before agreeing on a treatment plan which is in your best interest. If for any reason you are unsuitable for Thyroid Cartilage, Adam’s Apple Reduction Surgery, you will be advised against this form of surgery. We will provide you with all the information you need and support before, during and after your surgery.

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