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What is the best treatment for turkey neck?

I have a turkey neck and want to fix it. What is the best treatment for turkey neck?

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Without having further information, photographs to review of your "turkey neck", and a better understanding of your goals and willingness to undergo procedures with downtime, it is hard to answer your question fully. The most predictable result to handle neck contour as severe as what you are implying would be a formal neck lift. Depending on the severity of the neck sagging, the neck lift could be combined with a lift of the lower face through incisions around the ear, or it could be combined with a separate incision underneath the chin to help thin out fat in the submental (under the chin region) while also surgically tightening the superficial muscle in the neck, called the platysma (when this is done it is called a platysmaplasty). Sometimes a direct excision necklift, done with an incision that breaks up the final scar (called a Z-plasty, S-plasty, or "waveplasty"), can be done if you truly have an isolated "turkey wattle". This last choice can be good for a very isolated area of neck skin excess, if a patient has serious medical conditions that make him or her unsafe for a full face and necklift, and if a patient is willing to tolerate and manage to scar with scar therapy (using topical silicone gel, with or without sunscreen). However, there are procedures short of surgery that could potentially help you, for less severe neck sagging or laxity. Many offer neck tightening procedures using energy-based devices, such as radiofrequency. Laser is very much inadvisable to the neck given the risk for scar contractures. Using off-the-shelf fillers or even your own fat can help address some wrinkles, scarring, or contour issues to the neck skin. A series of chemical peels might help improve the quality of the neck skin and give a subtle tightening without surgery. See a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to give you a full, in-person assessment and provide you with a tailored plan that meets your individual goals in accordance with your current health condition, budget, and schedule. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 1519 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 250 East Cobb, GA 30062 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951
Hi. You may need something as simple as liposuction or you may need a neck lift.
If you have a lot of loose skin, neck lift would be your best option.
I understand your concern and treatment depends upon the cause of your turkey neck. Sometimes this is caused by just fat in the neck region and liposuction can provide an excellent option for treatment as the skin of the neck re- contour after fat removal. However if the cause of turkey neck is redundant skin and fat than a neck lift, a type of facelift, would be needed. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area to explore the best options for you. Good luck.
There are various options to treat excess, loose skin of the neck and extra fat under the neck depending on the amount of laxity and location. This could range from use of devices such as Trusculpt or ulthera, to injections with Kybella or surgery.