Adam’s Apple Reduction


Thyroid Cartilage

The thyroid cartilage, also known as the Adam’s apple, is the most prominent part of the male throat and is associated with a masculine appearance. It can be reduced with a short surgical procedure.

What to Expect

The procedure, which typically takes less than an hour, can be done under sedation or general anesthesia. A small incision is made in one of the neck creases and the cartilage is reduced. Dr. Ward uses a technique that he developed to provide optimal results for Adam’s apple reduction.

The bruising and swelling after the procedure is typically minimal and patients can return to work in about 5-7 days and resume regular activities after 1-2 weeks.