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Trachea shave scar / incision
« on: November 08, 2020, 07:12:47 pm »
I've wanted a trachea shave for a long time but I'm worried about the scar. I have very pale skin and no creases on my neck so I'm scared that the scar will be extremely obvious. Has anyone had this surgery who can share your experience with scarring, or possibly photos?

Is it better to get the incision under the chin or directly in front of the trachea?

Is it possible that I'd be able to hide the surgery from my friends and family?

How long does the scar take to fade and do people ever notice it?

 If anyone can recommend any UK surgeons too that would be a big help. Thanks

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Re: Trachea shave scar / incision
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 07:15:53 pm »
I've wanted a trachea shave for a long time but I'm worried about the scar. I have very pale skin and no creases on my neck so I'm scared that the scar will be extremely obvious. Has anyone had this surgery who can share your experience with scarring, or possibly photos?

Is it better to get the incision under the chin or directly in front of the trachea?

Is it possible that I'd be able to hide the surgery from my friends and family?

How long does the scar take to fade and do people ever notice it?

 If anyone can recommend any UK surgeons too that would be a big help. Thanks

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Re: Trachea shave scar / incision
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Re: Trachea shave scar / incision
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 07:18:33 pm »
It is done as to where the scar is barely noticeable after the redness and swelling goes away. On me, the scar lies along a natural crease on my neck. I was more bothered by having to retrain my voice all over again.
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Re: Trachea shave scar / incision
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2020, 07:34:45 pm »
I had a trache shave a few years ago and my surgeon put the incision right where neck and the area under the jaw meet. It is totally hidden. You definitely do not want the scar directly on top of the trache as this is the most noticeable area.

Who ever you chose for  your surgery, ask if there has been any problems with deepening of the voice. This indicates that the surgeon took too much off the trache and damaged the vocal chords. My surgeon was very careful in that respect and I  have no problems with my pitch or tone of my voice.




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Re: Trachea shave scar / incision
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2020, 09:38:20 pm »
When I had my trachea shave done, the surgeon made the incision on my chin. He told me it was because a lot of people already have a scar there. I had a scar already from when I was a child. I thought it turn out great. You can't really tell it was ever done.

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Re: Trachea shave scar / incision
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2020, 02:51:31 am »
There is a new technique developed in Israel where the trachea shave is done from inside the throat.  No scar!
https://time.com/5603828/transgender-scarless-adams-apple-surgery/
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Re: Trachea shave scar / incision
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 06:21:42 am »
Is it better to get the incision under the chin or directly in front of the trachea?
Is it possible that I'd be able to hide the surgery from my friends and family?
How long does the scar take to fade and do people ever notice it?

I would think having the incision under the chin would be better. However, mine was done directly over the trachea and it's hard for me to find the scar. (Please ignore the bruise on my chin, it's from a genioplasty on 13 October.)

I went back to work just a few days after surgery. It would be difficult to hide an incision under your chin. My surgery was performed in January (2018), so I just wore turtlenecks for a month or so. After that, a little coverup makeup took care of it.

Without makeup, it took about 3 months for the incision to be moderately unnoticeable. Remember, YMMV - everyone heals differently.

My surgery was preformed by Dr. Murphy in Denver, Colorado. Unfortunately I don't know any surgeons in the UK.

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