Sagging neck skin, unglamorously known as a “turkey neck,” is an inevitable side effect of the natural aging process. Neck skin is thin and delicate, so it sags and wrinkles easily when it loses elasticity. Skin loses elasticity because collagen and elastin fibers break down as you age.
Other TurkSkin Tighey Neck Causes
The neck’s underlying band of muscles in the front and back (platysma muscles) slackens with age, further causing neck skin to hang loose. In addition, genetics, dramatic weight loss and unhealthy lifestyle factors like smoking or excessive sun exposure can accelerate the wrinkling and drooping process. These conditions make the turkey neck more prominent and the chin less so, thus causing the dreaded double chin.
If you have the turkey neck or double chin (or both), it can make you appear dramatically heavier and older. The situation is understandably frustrating because diet and exercise cannot un-loosen saggy skin.
A Neck Lift Can Tighten Away the Turkey Neck
The most effective neck contouring and skin tightening procedure is neck lift surgery, also known as lower rhytidectomy. This simple, straightforward cosmetic surgery procedure provides you with the incredible opportunity to remove sagging neck skin and sculpt a firm contour simultaneously. It can restore your more youthful profile, rejuvenating your overall appearance. You will feel more confident and love the way you look again.
Combining a Neck Lift with Liposuction or Other Cosmetic Procedures
While a neck lift is a fantastic stand-alone procedure, it only addresses excess neck skin and tightens neck muscles. However, in some cases, including liposuction to address stubborn pockets of fat is beneficial. It complements the neck lift results. In addition, other cosmetic treatments like an eyelift, facelift or chin implant could further enhance your overall restored look.
In fact, patients commonly combine a neck lift with other face enhancements and reconstructions. Dr. Maurice Khosh is highly experienced with all cosmetic procedures and can perform multiple enhancements during one surgery. Doing so eliminates additional time spent under anesthesia and leaves you with only one recovery period to endure.
Schedule an Appointment and Rid Yourself of that Turkey Neck Once and for All
Let Dr. Khosh transform your look, turn back the clock and revive your confidence with a neck lift. Let us schedule an appointment and get your customized treatment plan going today.