Plastic surgeon Dr. Drew Ordon demonstrates a chondrolaryngoplasty, a procedure to reduce the size of the Adam's apple.
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Adam's Apple Reduction Surgery Dr. Lisa Masterson: And this can happen in women again it can be normal variant women or it can be caused by taking too much testosterone in around puberty time or by some testosterone type of tumors in the ovaries and things like that. So obviously it’s something that you do want to check out with your doctor, but if it’s just a normal variant there are things that you can do if you don’t like to look at it. Dr. Drew. Ordon: And I have corrected this. I have done what we called chondrolaryngoplasty or better known as Adam’s apple-ectomy which you can do so we make an insertion similar to a thyroid ectomy like so. Dr. Travis Stork: And the great point Drew that we have to mention this, make sure this is your thyroid cartilage or your Adam’s apple and not your tyroid itself. Dr. Drew. Ordon: Right. Dr. Travis Stork: Which is oftentimes it can cause a goiter there. Dr. Drew. Ordon: And actually this bed of cartilage that you don’t need, we actually say goodbye to your Adam’s apple. And we drape that little flap of skin there and there goes the Adam’s apple. The same procedure, it does leave you with a scar but it will take care of the problem.