Adam's apple reduction is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size of the laryngeal prominence, commonly known as the "Adam's apple." Prior to undergoing this procedure, patients are typically asked to sign an Adam's Apple Reduction Consent Form.
The purpose of the Adam's Apple Reduction Consent Form is to provide patients with information about the potential benefits and risks of the surgery, as well as any possible side effects. It usually includes details on the following:
- The objective of the surgery is to reduce the size of the laryngeal prominence.
- The specifics of the surgical procedure, such as the type of anaesthesia used, where incisions will be made, and what patients can expect during the surgery.
- Possible risks and side effects associated with the procedure, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications related to anaesthesia.
- Aftercare instructions to promote healing and minimise the risk of adverse effects.
- Space for the patient to acknowledge that they have received and understood the information provided and agree to the procedure.
It's crucial for patients to thoroughly read and understand the Adam's Apple Reduction Consent Form before signing it, and to address any questions or concerns with their healthcare provider performing the surgery.