Little details can make a big difference in your feminine image. This is definitely true of an Adam’s apple.
Reducing the visibility of your Adam’s apple can make you look and feel more feminine.
The good news is that there are some easy ways to disguise a MTF 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 own a collection of beautiful scarves.
Tying a scarf around your neck not only hides an Adam’s apple, it adds a flattering pop of color to your face. Two great benefits with one chic accessory!
2. Apply Contouring Makeup
Another easy way to downplay your Adam’s apple is to apply contouring makeup over the protruding area. Dark colors make an area look smaller, which visually reduces the size of your Adam’s apple.
Here’s how to apply contouring makeup to minimize an Adam’s apple:
- Select a contouring cream or powder that’s one to two shades darker than your natural skin tone.
- Apply a thin layer over the Adam’s apple and blend well.
See the video above for a quick, step-by-step tutorial.
3. Wear A High Collared Top Or Turtleneck
High collared tops and turtlenecks are great for concealing an Adam’s apple.
Look for shirts and jackets with collars that stand up around the neck. This will hide the side view of your Adam’s apple. Ruffled collars are especially feminine and flattering.
For complete coverage, opt for a turtleneck. Problem solved!
4. Choose The Right Hairstyle
Long hair with soft waves or layers around the neck is great 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.
What About Surgical 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 feminization 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.
If you are curious to know more, check out this RealSelf article on Adam’s apple reduction to see costs, risks, reviews, and before and after photos.
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 will LOVE Makeup Magic: The Ultimate Male to Female Makeup Program. This program will teach you everything you need to know to transform and feminize your face with makeup.
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I was born without an Adam’s Apple. My wife says its how I know I was born to be a woman! I never noticed it wasn’t there until she mentioned it last month!
I am equally blessed. No Adam’s apple and , at the age of 60, slowly growing breasts. I am a lucky girl!
Is there a lip stick that can be removed fast and easy? When I wear lip stick it’s only for a short period and when done most come off with no trace.
Has anyone tried to make Lifecasting Silicone? If so any tips on how to make the cast and blend into your body to hide the makeover?
Just bought a new bathing suit for the summer! Also making an appointment for a neck lift! At age 72 I need it. And I’m going to make sure the surgeon knows I don’t want an Adam’s apple! Just a nice feminine neck line.
Suzy, could we chat by phone?
love you pic. I am 72 also. ANY HINTS FOR A NEWBIE?
Suzy, you look great for a mature gal. How long did it take you to start on this path. 72 for me seems like it may be a little late to start.
Now that I’m retired, I live my life now almost exclusively as a woman. I am somewhat small – 5’6” and 150 lbs., so I am lucky that I fit in as a woman when I go out. The main thing for me is just trying to blend in and look like any other lady, i.e., try not to bring attention to myself. It brings confidence the more you go out! Also, and ironically, I have found that during this pandemic, wearing a mask almost helps a bit, although I hate wearing them! Here I am the other day at Macy’s! What do you think for a 74 year old gal! Hugs, Suzy
You’re looking great
I’m the same age and very jealous
If you want to chat we can see if we have other interests
i second that. would love to chat
I like thecollar
I have a few choker dresses that hide the Adam’s apple too.
Here is another
U look amazing
I don’t have an Adams apple. It worried me when I was a teenager but now I am glad about not having one.
I am fortunate in that I have never had a large adams apple. I do, however, love wearing high-neck clothes (see photo).
On a new subject, heels! My natural heel is quite narrow. I ordered a pair of Bella Vita 4″ navy suede heels for an upcoming date. However, I find that the heel width of the shoe is quite “roomy” in a 12W. I am exchanging these pretty shoes for an 11W which, hopefully, will be a better fit in the heel. The shops have been willing to ship the back for the new size at no charge.
Do you know of any designer who might have some heels with a “skinnier” heel width? These Bella Vita pumps are quite pretty and I had wanted to wear them this weekend but, alas, I will have to exchange for a smaller size. This girl cannot have enough pretty shoes and the 4″ heels do absolute wonders for my long legs.
Any suggestions will be most appreciated.
Have you tried moleskin or heel pads inside around the heel area?
Hi Elizabeth – I bought some four inch heels at the Nordstrom Rack. I wear a size 10, but they have sizes up to 13. They have a lot of brands to choose from as well all at great prices. My heels brand are 14th & Union. I love them! Also, you may be able to find some at Payless, but you need to get there quick since they are going out of business. Good luck! Suzy
Luckily I’ve got old and the loose skin has ‘absorbed’ most of it and with the right makeup it is possible to avert a persons gaze. Another advantage of age……..