I always say it’s the details that make or break your feminine image. This is definitely true of an Adam’s apple!
Reducing the visibility of your Adam’s apple will make you look and feel more feminine.
The good news is that there are some easy ways to disguise your Adam’s apple. And they don’t require surgery!
Read on to learn more:
1. Tie on a scarf
I believe that every crossdresser and transgender woman should have a collection of beautiful scarves in her wardrobe.
Tying a scarf around your neck not only hides an Adam’s apple, it adds a flattering pop of color to your face. Two problems solved with one accessory!
2. Apply contouring makeup
Another easy way to downplay your Adam’s apple is to apply contouring makeup over the protruding area. Choose a color that’s one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone.
Dark colors make an area look smaller. This visually reduces the size of your Adam’s apple.
See the video below for a quick tutorial:
3. Wear a high collared top
High collared tops are great for hiding the side view of an Adam’s apple.
Look for shirts and jackets with collars that stand up around the neck. Ruffled collars are especially feminine and flattering.
4. Choose the right hairstyle
Long hair that curls around the neck is a great hairstyle for hiding an Adam’s apple. The length and shape make the Adam’s apple less visible from the side.
A bad hairstyle would be a bob that cuts off right at the level of your Adam’s apple. It draws the eye to that area – NOT what you want to do!
5. Swallow when posing for photos
Your Adam’s apple is less visible when you swallow. Use this knowledge to your advantage when taking photos!
I suggest practicing in front of a mirror first: Swallow about halfway and hold. The trick is to keep your face relaxed (and smile!) while you do this.
Permanent Adam’s apple reduction
The tips above are the easiest ways to disguise your Adam’s apple, but what if you are looking for a more permanent solution?
Tracheal shaving is a common male to female procedure. This surgery reduces the cartilage of the Adam’s apple and gives the neck a more feminine contour.
The procedure costs around $4,000-$7,000 in the U.S. Like all surgery, it’s not without risks. The biggest risks include unsightly scarring on the neck and/or damage to the voice box.
Are you bothered by your Adam’s apple?
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this topic.
- Is your Adam’s apple a concern or are you blessed with a feminine neck?
- Have you had surgery? If so, are you glad you did it?
- Do you have any other Adam’s apple disguising tips you can share with us?
Please leave your comments below!
P.S. If you liked the Adam’s apple contouring tutorial above, then you’re going to LOVE Makeup Magic: The Ultimate Male to Female Makeup Program. Registration for the fall program opens September 12, 2014!