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

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

Is Your Neck Making You Look Older?

You see it all the time, even on models and actresses. Even though they are fifty or older, their face still looks amazing, not a day over 39. Then you see their neck and it is apparent that 39 came and went many years before. As women get older, it is not just their face that begins to show the signs of time. Neck skin sags, wrinkles and begins to form that ‘turkey waddle’ that is associated with an older woman. But you don’t have to look older due to an aging neck – consider a neck lift.

Like a face lift, a neck lift removes excess fat and skin that makes the neck sag. The lift can smooth those wrinkles, remove the appearance of a double chin and create a tighter, more youthful jaw line. The neck area is often ignored even when a person has undergone cosmetic procedures for their face. This can give away a person’s age immediately. But a neck lift can takes years off your neck and make sure it matches your youthful face. Some of the procedures that can be incorporated into a neck lift include:

  • Platsymaplasty. This is the surgical tightening of the platysma muscle in the neck that can loosen with age, causing bands or cords to show.
  • Liposuction. Removal of excess fat under the chin can dramatically change the youthfulness of your neck.
  • Skin tightening. Once fat is removed, the skin can be tightened for a firmer, more youthful neck.

Often a neck lift is done at the same time as a face lift, but can be performed on its own. Don’t let your neck give away your age – consult an experienced facial plastic surgeon on your neck lift options.

Posted on behalf of
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665