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Everything You Need To Know About Adam’s Apple Reduction

Posted by Dr. Hugh McLean on 27 March 2017

An Adam’s apple is a protrusion in the neck caused by thyroid cartilage surrounding the larynx. It is usually far more prominent in men, leading to the popular belief that only men have Adam’s apples. In men, the bump is often very visible and can be easily palpated. Women also have a similar protrusion, however it is usually invisible and can hardly be felt. In men, the Adam’s apple tends to grow during puberty due to hormones. The point of cartilage forms to protect the vocal chords. The bigger size of male Adam’s apples leads to a deeper voice. Since the Adam’s apple is a prominent male characteristic, many people who are transitioning from male to female wish to minimize the appearance of the Adam’s apple to create a more feminine throat shape. Here are a few things to know about Adam’s apple reduction: It’s a surgical procedure: During an…

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