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’m also lucky. Although I have an Adam’s Apple, it doesn’t show.
I got mine scrapped off and then I have seen some beautiful “garçon féminin” from Japan and Korea still keeping their’s and I have seen a few girls who had a bit.
I think it is a thing of perception about one’s self.
Just eat well, no pork, lots of fruit and nuts and fish and keep away from the sun.
Of course, no alcohol and no smoking, anything.
I’m lucky. I have an almost invisable adams apple. Your advice is well founded. I would like to see your solutions for the major tell that we all have: hands! Again, I am lucky to have small “man hands”, but a lot of my friends are not so lucky. Let us know what you think. Thanks, Sheila
I am blessed not to have a visible Adam’s Apple so I am Happy
I’ve found that mine is not really noticeable. It can be felt easily enough, but it’s really hard to see without knowing where and what to look for. That doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about a trach shave at some point to make sure I never have to see or feel it again 😉
I must say that I’m not really that fussed about my Adams apple. Now you’ve mentioned I though!!!! Lol, I already use a bit of make up to conceal it a bit, I’ve never noticed anyone else looking lol xxx
You definitely have no reason to fuss about it! 😉
I had it done ( the shave ) about 20 years ago , and he was a cosmetic surgeon , and not just a plastic surgeon , and there is a difference , so he claimed . Well , I am competent at local anesthesia , and he is not , and that is another big difference . I am a very tall girl , but I don’t have a honker Adam’s apple . Just give me the damn syringe , and I can hit the 7th cranial myself , and I don’t practice dentistry anymore , but surgeons don’t want to hear me speak like that either .I did not , but I asked , and he made the right call , no breast implants under local anesthesia ! Are you laughing ?
Lucille, what is your idea of having a cameo brooch on a chain.The chain is long enough not to cause choking, but allows the cameo brooch to hang over the adams apple.
I have a scarf, but they can get warm around the neck.
Or what about a pendant (say with an opal) on a chain,
similar to the cameo. (A Distraction)
One thing I do, just before a photo, is to swallow, hold the swallow, and smile. After the photo, I let that thing out, and in the deepest voice I can muster, I say “ah…could I have a copy of that?”. JK 🙂