I happen to have the exact same problem. Many don't know how serious it is when you are often looked at from a side angle and even though they don't mean any harm commenting on it, it still hurts to know that a part of your body is considered an abnormality, or at least treated like it. A trachea shave, if you must, is somewhere around $2000 - $4000 (I'd rather not). I have tried to correct my posture, and keeping your chin up helps a bit. Still, it continues to haunt me. NO difficulties swallowing for the smartasses, just a bunch of you judgemental faggots staring and pointing. I have read about neck exercises to thicken that shit, but have not seen any results in hiding the lump.... actually, no results at all. Has anyone followed through with neck exercises and seen a "reduction" in their apples?