Shrinking Adam's apple

What is Adam's apple?

The Adam's apple is the hard protrusion of the laryngeal cartilage in the anterior middle part of the neck, especially prominent in males. Although the reduction of the Adam's apple is often applied to transsexuals who change from male to female, it can be applied to men who are uncomfortable with this protrusion.


The only way to get rid of this protrusion is to reduce it surgically. However, it should be accepted that it will not be completely flat and that there may be a protrusion that does not disturb. It should be known that if it is taken excessively, the vocal cords will be damaged. In this surgery, our aim is not to destroy the protrusion but to reduce it.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. 3-4 cm above the protruding part of the neck. A transverse incision is made in accordance with the skin folds. Reduction is made by making incisions in small pieces or blocks from the dislocated cartilage edges (which can ossify with age), then the cartilage edges are corrected and covered, and the operation is terminated.


You may be discharged from the hospital the same day or stay overnight. It is an operation with a low risk of complications. There may be a temporary voice change due to payment. He can eat normally and return to his daily life after a day. There may be mild pain for a few days. At the end of the operation, there is no serious scar on the neck.