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A Neck Lift Can Rid You of Your Turkey Neck and Double Chin

New York NY Neck lift

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.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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