How Neck Lift and Non-Surgical Treatments Improve Turkey Wattle and Double Chin

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The neck skin is delicate and prone to signs of aging just like the facial tissues, but men and women often forget to moisturize and care for this area. As a result, your neck and chin may develop wrinkles and loose skin before your face. Many people struggle with fat accumulation around the jaw and submental area (under the chin) and skin laxity. Fortunately, there are several ways to treat double chin and turkey wattle with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Joshua Greenwald, MD, FACS. Greenwald Plastic Surgery offers neck lift and non-surgical treatments for a more youthful neck contour.

Eliminate Turkey Wattle with Neck Lift 

Neck lift removes the excess skin tissue causing the turkey wattle appearance. The procedure is often performed with facelift and removes excess fat under the chin to improve jowling and eliminate a double chin. Neck lift can smooth the appearance of vertical neck bands and horizontal wrinkles on the neck by tightening and repositioning the muscles and underlying tissues. This face procedure takes one to three hours or longer when combined with facelift. Patients typically need one to two weeks off work for recovery and have restrictions, such as no makeup or topical products while the tissues heal. 

Improve Neck Bands and Wrinkles with Botox 

Botox is a neuromodulator injectable that can smooth neck lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movements. Botulinum toxin is used to immobilize and relax the neck muscles and may improve the jawline appearance by relaxing the muscles that pull down on the chin and jawline. Botox treatments provide subtle changes that may reduce the appearance of sagging skin and soften lines and wrinkles. There’s no downtime required, and treatments typically take an hour or less. Patients can enjoy a more youthful neck appearance for three to four months before a maintenance treatment is necessary. 

Tighten Loose Neck Skin and Emulsify Fat with Precision Tx Facelift

Dr. Greenwald offers non-surgical face and neck lift with Precision Tx. This laser technology can tighten skin and improve muscle tone, reducing wrinkles and providing a more youthful neck and jaw definition. The laser delivers heat energy to the tissues and musculature to contract existing collagen fibers and push the body to form new collagen. The heat also improves muscle tone and skin texture and provides a subtle lifting effect for the lower face and neck.

Precision Tx is a unique laser that can also improve a double chin by destroying stubborn pockets of fat under the chin and along the neckline. The procedure takes 60 to 90 minutes and requires local anesthesia with IV sedation, and patients typically need two days of downtime before returning to work. This non-surgical treatment provides noticeable improvements for turkey wattle and double chin right away that continue to improve over time.

Schedule a Consultation at Greenwald Plastic Surgery

If you struggle with turkey wattle or a double chin, contact Dr. Greenwald to learn more about your plastic surgery and non-surgical options. Schedule a consultation at Greenwald Plastic Surgery in Harrison, Carmel, or Manhattan, New York, today at (914) 421-0113.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who studied and trained at prestigious educational institutions including Columbia University, Emory University, and New York University School of Medicine. His keen aesthetic eye and refined surgical techniques have led him to be a top choice for cosmetic face, breast, and body procedures in NYC. His exceptional patient care has earned him the distinction of “Top Doc” by both Westchester Magazine and Castle & Connolly for over 10 years running. Dr. Greenwald is an active member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Westchester County Medical Society.