When it comes to our anti-aging efforts, we tend to focus on the face. Even while we still look young, we apply eye creams and masks, doing our best to fight off lines and wrinkles. But the problem is that the first place we show signs of aging often isn’t the face, but the neck.
As a result, turkey neck tends to sneak up on us, leaving us scrambling for the right treatment. But is there really anything you can do to eliminate turkey neck?
Yes: Turkey Neck Surgery
Your first instinct might be to order creams, do massages and exercise the neck muscles. However, there is little you can do to address sagging skin on the neck outside of surgery. And due to the use of devices and how we hold our necks to view them, turkey neck is hitting people younger and younger.
So, what is turkey neck surgery? More formally known as a neck lift, or platysmaplasty, this surgery tightens both the skin and muscles in the neck and can also sculpt the jawline, creating a more “cut” profile.
Anyone with visible signs of aging in their neck could be a candidate for facial plastic surgery. However, most people will be about 40 or older before the surgery can offer significant benefits.
What if Your Turkey Neck Is Mostly Fat?
If what you are calling a turkey neck is actually excess fat, you might want to try liposuction first. This will remove excess fat cells from the neck, leaving the area slimmer. Just keep in mind that removing fat might allow the skin to sag if yours is lacking elasticity.
Ready to revitalize your neck? Talk to Dr. Chang or Dr. Tilt about your options. Call us at 410-740-9330 or use our contact form.