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 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 nice places for a 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.
How to do it: 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
Caitlyn Jenner – TV personality and transgender celebrity
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
Candis Cayne – Transgender actress
Long hair with soft waves or layers around the neck is a 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
Amiya Scott – First transgender woman to appear on Real Housewives of Atlanta
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.