A trachea shave is one of the most common surgical procedures for transsexuals. The surgeon reduces the cartilage in the throat to make the shape more feminine. Common names for this procedure include: adams apple reduction, tracheal shave, thyroid cartilage reduction (TCR), chondrolaryngoplasty.
This is one of the most delicate procedures that any surgeon performs on MTF persons. The very first TCR performed on a transsexual was by Dr. Biber in the early 1970's. Ihe incision placement is crucial, but should be hidden, as much as possible, below the mandible (jaw) or within a fold of skin.
Pre-op and Post-op
- Cease taking aspirin / aspirin-like products one week prior to procedure.
- Arrive in Trinidad either the day before or the morning of your procedure
- Plan to stay in Trinidad for two nights past your procedure, and depart no sooner than the 3rd day.
Please visit the TS-Roadmap site for additional information and links related to Trachea Shave.
Please note that this is the only "above the neck" procedure that Dr. Bowers performs; she does not at this time offer Rhinoplasty or Facial Feminization Surgeries.
Want to schedule surgery? Please use this Application Form in PDF Format or RTF Format when sending in a deposit for your procedure.
Have a date set? Please submit your Medical History using this form, in PDF Format or RTF Format at least one month prior to your surgery.