FFS Procedures


The laryngeal prominence, or the “Adam’s Apple” as most know it, is certainly one of the common physical features that society associates with the male gender. The Adam’s Apple is made out of cartilage and is thought to exist in order to protect the voice box.

As the male voice box, or larynx, grows during puberty, so does the cartilage around it. Some men end up having more noticeable Adam’s Apples than do others. But, the Adam’s Apple is not limited to the masculine gender. Females have one too, but it is typically less prominent than the male counterpart.

In order to reduce the prominence of the Adam’s Apple, Dr. Cardenas can perform a tracheal shave as part of your Facial Feminization Surgery. This procedure involves a small incision to expose the cartilage. It is then shaved down to give it a more naturally feminine appearance.

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Type III Forehead Bone Reconstruction

Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) most often includes work on the forehead and we receive frequent questions about it.  In this post, we’ll address how Dr. Cardenas performs Type III Forehead Bone...

Video-Feminization of the Forehead

In our last post, we explained how Type III Forehead Bone Reconstruction is done. Today, we’re going to move several steps forward and share a video that we prepared which shows both conventional...

When should you reserve your feminization surgery with Dr. Cardenas?

If you or someone you love is transitioning, then Facial Feminization Surgery (FFS) is probably near the top of the list of topics on your radar.  Feminization of the Physique and Sex Reassignment...

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