You may have heard over the weekend that Bruce Jenner, the former olympian and Keeping up With The Kardashians star, has been looking to get a laryngeal shave as reported by TMZ. So what exactly is a laryngeal shave?
A laryngeal shave, or tracheal shave is a procedure common in the transgender community as it involves shaving down the Adam’s apple to give a flatter and more feminine neck. Bruce Jenner is not undergoing gender reassignment surgery but has apparently had issues with how his trachea looks and wants to rectify the issue. Many patients desire a less prominent trachea as part of the process of facial feminization while some patients like Mr Jenner may simply dislike how the thyroid cartilage affects their appearance.
The procedure involves making a small transverse incision and gently shaving the cartilage to flatten the appearance of the Adam’s apple, however it can not be completely removed as the cartilage is required to protect the vocal chords. The procedure is not long and can be performed under local anesthesia.
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