What Is A Turkey Neck?

Being called a “Turkey neck” is an unglamorous way to be ridiculed. The skin around the human neck is more delicate than facial skin. With age, the neck muscles become weaker while the skin loses the elasticity to remain tight. A lack of exercise and poor posturing only aggravate the problem.

What Is A Neck Lift?

Also known as a lower rhytidectomy, a neck lift is a minimally surgical procedure that removes unwanted fat and skin from the jawline and the neck. As a result, it improves the appearance of the patient, making him/her appear healthier and more youthful. It has been deemed as the most effective method for removing the “turkey wattle.”

How Is The Treatment Carried Out?

The operation involves the sequence mentioned as follows:

  • Extracting undesirable fat and skin from the neck and jawline.
  • Tightening the loose skin that sags on the neck and creates jowls along the lower face.
  • Reshaping the contours of the chin by extracting unwanted fatty deposits under it.
  • Correcting muscle banding that spoilt the contours of the neck.

Furthermore, without the right neck lift, a turkey neck can undo all the appearance of a good facelift.

What To Expect?

A neck lift restores the youthful looks of the patient and does not change the fundamental features of the neck. It is a surgical procedure and requires the necessary precautions prescribed by the doctor, including the discontinuation of blood-thinning medication for a certain period prior to the surgery.