I live in British Columbia (west coast Canada), any places near me that do this surgery? Like maybe somewhere in the USA? Or any places that are cheaper? Regardless I'm going to get this, might just have to live off crackers for a while .
I spent quite a bit of time in BC the 2nd half of last year, so know the area a bit.
If you are around Vancouver, Dr Morrison, who does voice surgery, also does 'trach shaves' (Chondrolaryngoplasty), http://www.pvcrp.com/
He also has an office at VCH (email is on this page):http://www.surgery.ubc.ca/faculty/mmorrison.html
I consulted with him, and he is friendly, and works quite a bit with trans women.
Dr Thomas in Portland, a 5 hour or so drive from Vancouver, does trach shaves too.http://www.voicedoctor.net/
Note that both these surgeons are voice surgeons, but they offer trach shaves.. and I would imagine would do them without voice surgery, worth a try anyway, could save you some Buck$, or Toonies