Reduction thyroplasty – the treatment
The larynx is the connecting piece between the pharynx and the windpipe and has two functions: on the one hand, it closes the entrance to the windpipe when swallowing and protects it from pieces of food; on the other hand, it is an essential part of voice production. In men, the larynx is often more pronounced, as the uppermost tip of the thyroid leaf protrudes further. This is removed during a reduction thyroplasty. Although a reduction thyroplasty itself is a safe procedure, it is important to consider how much cartilage to remove so as not to damage the underlying muscles and vocal cords. As is the case everywhere in aesthetic surgery, it is important to find the right balance – to meet your wishes, but also to preserve your health.