No matter how youthful your face looks, an aging neck will add years to your appearance. Loose, sagging skin under the neck often dubbed ‘turkey neck’ can be embarrassing, but there are several procedures that can correct it. So let’s see what is the best and most effective procedure for the dreaded ‘turkey neck.’ A lot depends on the laxity and elasticity of the skin, and the amount of fat present.
A turkey neck is often the result of genetics, but it can also be due to the gradual sagging of the skin over time, as well as sun exposure. Neck liposuction and the neck lift, are the two most effective procedures to improve a turkey neck.
Neck liposuction involves the removal of fatty deposits in the neck. The procedure is considered more suitable for patients with good skin laxity, which enables the skin to snap back into position after lipo. Liposuction may not make an appreciable difference if there is significant skin laxity, as it does not tighten the skin.
Although neck liposuction can rejuvenate the neck, a neck lift is often considered the best procedure for a turkey neck, because it also tightens loose neck skin. During the operation excess fat is removed, and the muscle bands at the front of the neck are tightened, in order to restore a youthful neck profile. The neck lift is suitable for people with deep fat pockets, jowls, bands in the neck, and hanging skin.
If you’ve decided that it’s time to get rid of your turkey neck, give Rocheford Plastic Surgery, Woodbury, MN, a call at (651) 739-1100. Dr. Heather Rocheford will meet with you to discuss your goals, and determine which treatment option is best for you.