Balance Adam’s Apple Surgery Satisfaction with Need for Caution, Study Notes

Cosmetic surgery to reduce the masculine appearance of the “Adam’s apple” has a high patient satisfaction rate, according to a study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery–Global Open, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

But plastic surgeons performing this procedure must balance the cosmetic results against the need for caution to prevent irreversible voice changes, according to the outcomes study by Jeffrey H. Spiegel, MD, and colleagues of Boston University Medical Center. Their study presents a new questionnaire for use in assessing the cosmetic outcomes and quality-of-life impact of Adam’s apple reduction surgery in transgender and other patients.

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