Is Adam’s Apple Surgery Necessary to Achieve Facial Masculinization?

Adam’s apple surgery is a popular procedure for transgender men because it creates a seamlessly masculine appearance between the face and neck. However, it’s important to recognize that no procedures are required for gender confirmation surgery. If you are considering facial masculinization surgery, this is what you should know about Adam’s apple surgery so that you can determine whether it is right for you.

What is Adam’s Apple Surgery?

It is a common misconception that the Adam’s apple will grow naturally with testosterone therapy. Transgender men who want to achieve a more masculine look with a visible Adam’s apple will require Adam’s apple surgery, a groundbreaking procedure developed by Dr. Deschamps-Braly. During the procedure, a small piece of cartilage is taken from the ribs to create a natural implant. Next, small incisions are made under the chin to fit the custom-made implant around the existing Adam’s apple. The implant will be carefully positioned to augment the size of the existing Adam’s apple and increase its projection.

Why Choose Dr. Deschamps-Braly?

Adam’s apple surgery or Adam’s apple augmentation is an innovative procedure designed by Dr. Deschamps-Braly and Dr. Douglas Ousterhout: two world leaders in facial masculinization surgery. Dr. Deschamps-Braly trained for many years with Dr. Ousterhout and other pioneers of facial gender confirmation surgery and craniofacial surgery. His extensive experience has equipped him with a deep understanding of facial anatomy and the intricate differences between a feminine and masculine facial structure. Dr. Deschamps-Braly’s goal is to create natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results so that his patients can feel confident in their appearances.

Is Adam’s Apple Surgery Required?

Your appearance does not define your gender. Adam’s apple surgery is not required with facial masculinization surgery; it is simply an option for those who want to augment the appearance of the Adam’s apple to achieve a more masculine appearance. If you are unsure whether this procedure is right for you, there are non-surgical alternatives that will help you achieve the look of a pronounced Adam’s apple until you are ready for surgery. Our office is here to answer any questions you might have to help you on your gender confirmation journey. We also encourage you to check out patient testimonials and our video series for more information about facial masculinization.

Am I a Candidate?

The ideal candidates for Adam’s apple surgery are people undergoing female-to-male gender confirmation or cisgender men who desire a more masculine appearance. Patients should be in overall good health with realistic expectations for their surgery outcomes. Depending on your individual goals, Adam’s apple augmentation can be performed in combination with chin augmentation or jaw contouring to masculinize the entire lower face and neck area. These procedures, and other facial masculinization surgeries, can be discussed in greater detail at your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Adam’s apple surgery and how you can benefit, schedule a consultation today at The Deschamps-Braly Clinic in San Francisco, CA. Our office is easily accessible to local and traveling patients who desire exceptional care for their facial masculinization surgery.

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Dr. Deschamps-Braly is a board-certified plastic and craniofacial surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, and craniofacial surgery for adults and children. He is also one of the world’s foremost leaders and innovators in facial gender confirmation surgery.