About adam's apple reduction
The laryngeal prominence in the throat, also called the Adam's apple, is one of the subtle yet major distinguishing factors between men and women. An Adam's apple is typically widely associated with men and adds to a more masculine appearance. Our Atlanta, GA board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fara Movagharnia, is skilled in performing tracheal shaving procedures, which reduce the cartilage on top of the larynx (voice box) that is responsible for the protruding area along the neck. This surgery can help in the male to female transformation, allowing a more feminine and smooth appearance to be achieved. In some cases, it can also raise the pitch of the voice since the cartilage on top of the voice box is partly responsible for creating a lower-toned voice in men. At the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Movagharnia can meet with you and create a custom treatment plan based on the amount of cartilage you have and your end goals. Call today for a consultation.
"A wonderful surgeon and person! - I am so glad that I found Dr Movagharnia! I rarely write reviews, but I had to do this one. The decision to go under the knife can be an extremely scary and difficult one. I want to share that I have had a wonderful, life-changing experience with Dr Movagharnia. I went to him for help with a botched surgery outcome at the hands of another well-known Atlanta surgeon. My experience with him has been nothing short of redeeming and therapeutic. Dr Movagharnia is not only a skilled surgeon, but a genuinely caring, gentle, and hard-working person. During my consultation and preparatory appointments, Dr Movagharnia went to great lengths to ensure that he understood what I hoped for, and that I understood what my options were and what he could do. He shared his expertise honestly so that I could make informed decisions. He went over my chosen procedures in detail, letting me in on every decision that I had previously been excluded from. I’m happy with the transformation that is happening for me, and to know that this was done by Dr Movagharnia! He has truly partnered with me throughout this process. My recovery from the surgery was so much easier than I anticipated, and from experience, I know to attribute this to his gentle precision in the operating room. I was off my pain medication in one week. His sutures were actually beautiful. He followed up to make sure I was doing well after surgery, even over the weekend and after hours. The people working in the office are such friendly, kind people too! Judy responds to every email or call within one day. I feel cared for, and went under anesthesia knowing I was in good hands. I’ve been treated with such kind attention and am so appreciative. Though I’m still healing and my final results will not be evident for another 2-3 months, I’m already amazed and excited! Dr Movagharnia takes pride in his artistry and his ethic, loves what he does, and empowers his patients before and after surgery with information, with proper preparation, and with post-surgery exercises to facilitate healing and best result. He wants his patients to feel proud and be happy and healthy. He has been here for me every step of the way and sincerely wants to make sure we achieve the best possible result. I have had every question or concern immediately addressed. It is critical to be in the care of someone skilled and compassionate. I recommend Dr Movagharnia. He is exactly the kind of doctor I want my family and friends to see."- S.A. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"Bbl redo lipo - Amazing work I love my new body thank you"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 17, 2019
"Exceeded my Tummy Tuck Expectations Totally! - I am totally satisfied with my results from Dr. Fara!! I had TT, MR, 2hernia repair and lipo to sides. He was my 1st consultation of 4 consults. I knew he was the right surgeon for me. Never once did he inquire about my weight. He looked at me and told me what he could do and never did i imagine my results would be this awesome. I am 28 days po and everything has gone so smoothly. At my 1st consult i weighed 227lbs in May 2019. I was 215lbs at the time of surgery on Oct 9 2019. Im down to 207 post op. Im at a loss for words. My stomach looks better now than it did prior to my pregnancies. Im 47 with 2 kids ages 22 and 27. I recommend Dr. Fara Movagharnia 100%!"- C. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"I look 25 again, body wise - "First and foremost, I want to say to any and everyone who listens, you will NEVER find a better Doctor than Fara Movagharnia." Not only he, but his staff is extraordinary. Well trained, professional, caring, attentive, personal and compassionate. From the beginning to the end and even now 2 weeks after my surgery they're still engaged in my well being, mental and physical. I'm very pleased with my outcome and results, I look 25 again, body wise. LOL!"- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 05, 2019
"Dr. Movagharnia was wonderful, explain everything and answered all my questions. Made me feel very comfortable. Called to check on me after surgery.Everyone was so nice and friendly.Overall experience was Excellent!!!"- T.T. / Google / Jul 22, 2019
The tracheal shave is usually performed as an outpatient surgery with the patient under local or general anesthesia. To perform a chondrolaryngoplasty, our plastic surgeon makes a small horizontal incision above the larynx and pulls back the neck muscles to reveal the thyroid cartilage. Our surgeon will carefully shave thin layers of the cartilage until the projection is significantly reduced. Dr. Movagharnia will only remove as much cartilage as possible without injuring the vocal chords, so some patients may still have a slight protrusion, but the neck will be smoother after the procedure. Once he has removed the cartilage, the neck muscles and skin will be stitched back together and cleaned before the surgical area is covered with bandages.
What to expect
You will be able to leave after the procedure to recover at home and will return for follow-up appointments at our Atlanta, GA office. You should expect some bruising and swelling in your neck as well as mild pain and discomfort. You are advised to rest your voice as much as possible for at least three weeks after the surgery. Scar management therapy will be discussed with Dr. Movagharnia to help you minimize your surgical scarring during the recovery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,000 - $4,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 - 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 1.5 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Day, 3 Months, 6 Months
Smooth and Natural
A smooth, feminine neckline can help take your aesthetic to the next level. For men undergoing the transition process, a tracheal shaving procedure can help reduce the appearance of the Adam's apple by removing excess cartilage on the larynx while preserving the voice box and producing a natural look. Dr. Movagharnia is very skilled and passionate about producing amazing results that are individualized to each patient. Call our office today to learn more.