Facial Feminizing Tracheal Shave

For many (but not all) folks assigned male at birth, the thyroid cartilage in the neck area grows during their testosterone-influenced puberty. For feminine spectrum trans folks who experience dysphoria or discomfort associated with larger thyroid cartilage, Dr. Facque can perform tracheal shave procedure that shaves down the neck bump to make way for a smoother neck.

To achieve the tracheal shave, Dr Facque makes a small incision made either under the chin or in the neck close to the thyroid cartilage. Because of the proximity to the airways, patients who have a tracheal shave are usually asked to recover longer under medical supervision and might be required to stay in the hospital or be observed overnight.

Tracheal Shave Recovery

Recovery for this procedure involves soreness in the throat, which usually resolves after the first week.
Similar to all incisions, the full healing time is 12-18 months although patients should expect to see the redness around the scar fade away about 6 months after surgery.