Say Goodbye to Your Turkey Wattle

Do you wear scarves or clothing to cover your neck? Neck bands and sagging tissue or skin can create the “turkey wattle” that can belie your age. While many cosmetic surgeries and treatments for aging focus on the face, the neck can be a quick giveaway on your true age. Say goodbye to your turkey wattle with a neck lift to create a more youthful appearance below your chin.

What is a Neck Lift?

The infamous turkey wattle is formed by changes in skin, tissue and muscles in the neck area. The platysma muscle that runs from the collar bone up to the jaw can become flaccid or pronounced. Fat can accumulate under the chin and the skin can become thin, saggy and “crepey.” All these changes together create a wrinkled, sagging neck that resembles a turkey’s wattle.

With a neck lift, all these changes to the neck are addressed. The platysma muscle can be tightened, excess fat liposuctioned away and excess skin removed. Small incisions can be made in discrete areas to perform these procedures, ending with a tightening and elevating of the skin and tissues. A neck lift can create an amazing transformation. The result can be a smoother, svelte neck that looks decades younger.

A neck lift is often performed with a facelift for a complete rejuvenation of the neck, chin, jowls and lower face. Both men and women can enjoy a much more youthful appearance with one or both of these procedures.

If you are embarrassed due to a turkey wattle forming on your neck, consult an experienced facial plastic surgeon. A neck lift may be the right procedure to erase many years from your appearance and improve your neck, chin and jawline.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065

4 Reasons to Undergo Facial Liposuction

Fat can alter the appearance of your face. Too much can cause a lack of definition or sagging, while too little can make you look gaunt and older. Striking the right balance of fat under the skin can create the facial look you desire. While some people need fat transfers or injections to achieve the appearance they prefer, others need fat removal. For those that want to slim their face, facial liposuction may be the answer. Here are four reasons that people choose to undergo facial liposuction.

  1. Reduce a double chin. Excess fat under the chin can make the face look rounder and minimize definition in the jaw and chin. Liposuction under the chin can eliminate a double chin for a more defined profile.
  2. Sagging eye tissue. Liposuction used carefully on the upper or lower lids can reduce sagging tissue that can make the eyes look older. Removing small fat deposits can open up the upper lid and reduce bags for more youthful eyes.
  3. Slim chubby cheeks. Both men and women can have “cherub” cheeks that detract from an angular face. Liposuction to reduce chubby cheeks can reveal cheekbones and a defined, mature face.
  4. Define the neck. Excess fat on the neck can cause sagging and even a “turkey gobble” if left in place. Liposuction, often combined with a neck lift, can define the neck, making it slimmer and younger appearing.

Fat deposits can impact the shape and youthfulness of the face. To change the shape or look of your chin, neck, cheeks or eyes, liposuction may be a solution. Contact an experienced plastic surgeon to discuss facial liposuction for a more defined face.

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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

When Is Liposuction a Good Choice?

Reducing size, whether it is around the middle, on the hips or the top of thighs, is a common goal. Losing weight is difficult, but it is even harder to lose it from specific areas. Genetics come into play, and no matter how much you diet or exercise, you can find it almost impossible to create targeted fat loss. Liposuction can be a solution, but it is not for everyone. Here are some tips to determine whether liposuction could help you achieve the body shape you desire.

Are You Overweight?

Liposuction is designed to help reduce fat deposits, but it is not a weight loss solution. Good candidates for liposuction are not necessarily overweight; they have targeted areas that retain fat they want reduced. While it is possible to be overweight and have liposuction, it should not be considered for overall weight loss.

Do You Have a Specific Area You Want Reduced?

If you have love handles that continue to remain after extensive diet and exercise, or saddlebags on the upper thighs that refuse to go away, liposuction may be a good choice. Liposuction is designed to remove fat for a targeted area. Once the fat cells are removed, they are gone for good.

Has Your Shape Changed with Age?

Often as you get older, you may find that the shape of your body and face change. You may suddenly retain fat around the abdomen, upper arms or under the chin. Liposuction can remove spot fat deposits caused by aging, often combined with a lift in the area.

If you are considering liposuction, consult a plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure to determine if it is the right choice for your needs.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peacthree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

3 Benefits of Neck Liposuction

A well-defined chin and jawline are desired by both men and women for an attractive appearance. Excess fat and skin on the neck and under the chin can diminish the definition of the lower face, making it look older or less attractive. Liposuction under the chin and in the neck area can be a solution to a poorly defined chin, offering these three benefits.

  1. Look younger. Sagging skin and excess fat on the neck can make you look older, even if you have maintained a youthful face. Liposuction, often combined with a neck lift, can remove the sagging skin and fat that can belie your age.
  2. Fight genetics. Many people have a “weak” chin, not because of age or lack of chin structure, but due to the fat under their chin. They may be a healthy weight, but genetics have given them excess chin fat. Liposuction can remove fat deposits, creating a more defined chin and attractive appearance.
  3. Permanent fat removal. One of the benefits of any type of liposuction is that once fat cells are removed, they will not return. When liposuction is used to remove fat under the chin and in the neck area, it is gone for good.

Neck liposuction can have a dramatic impact on the look of your face and chin, especially from your profile view. You can look youthful, with a clearly defined chin that exudes masculinity in men and a svelte appearance in women. If you are ready to rid your neck of excess fat and improve the look of your lower face, schedule a consultation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to learn more about neck liposuction.

Posted on behalf of:
Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue, Suite 1BE
New York, NY 10065