Adams Apple Contouring
The incision is usually 2 to 3 cm in length, and at the highest crease in the skin on the neck, since in most cases the scar is almost imperceptible. The thyroid cartilage is reduced, usually by carving at the most prominent area and the rim of its superior border. The cartilage carving is a delicate process and needs to be done meticulously.
Duration of Operation
Half hour to one hour.
Risk and Complication
There is a risk of shaving too much cartilage and affecting the vocal chords that lie just behind the trachea. This may permanently affect the voice.
The application of an ice compress to the neck for twenty-four hours lowers the side effects. Occasional hoarseness may occur but it clears up immediately as the swelling subsides.
The recovery takes at least one to two days.
The appearance a smoother and more feminine neck.
Most patients do not need to stay in the hospital overnight.
Post Operative Care
You should avoid abusing your voice, ie. shouting and singing, for two weeks following treatment.
Note: This information acts as a guide to your possible treatment. Your individual concerns and specific medical history will need to be shared and discussed with your surgeon during your initial consultation.