How to Get Rid of Your Turkey Neck

The neck is very susceptible to the effects of aging. The skin in that area can quickly lose its elasticity, which results in an unattractive “turkey wattle” effect. The neck can also develop band lines and excess fat that distorts the neck’s contour. What’s the best way to get rid of turkey neck and take years off of your appearance? Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joshua Greenwald believes that for many patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their neck and jawline, neck lift surgery is the ideal solution.

Neck lift is a safe, effective surgical procedure which removes excess skin and fat, tightens the neck muscles and gets rid of horizontal band lines across the neck. There are several variations of neck lift surgery, and different techniques may be used to address your unique needs. Liposuction is used to remove excess fat deposits that have gathered underneath the chin. A procedure called cervicoplasty is performed to remove excess skin from the neck. During a platysmaplasty procedure, specific neck muscles are removed or realigned to tighten the middle area of the neck and reduce neck bands. The incisions for neck lift may be made underneath the skin and behind the ears, in an inconspicuous area that will not leave visible scarring.

Dr. Greenwald can advise which combination of procedures will produce your desired cosmetic outcome. He may recommend combining neck lift surgery with a facelift or eyelid lift to simultaneously improve the appearance of your chin, cheeks and eyes.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your neck and are considering surgical treatment, please contact New York City neck surgeon Joshua Greenwald by calling (914) 421-0113 or (212) 518-1642.

Dr. Joshua Greenwald is one of the top plastic surgeons in New York. He offers facelift surgery, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) and rhinoplasty in New York City. Patients also seek his expertise for non-surgical treatments with Botox or dermal fillers.