How to Get Rid of Your Sagging Turkey Neck for Good

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Turkey neck refers to loose and sagging skin on the neck and throat, often resembling a turkey wattle. Nearly everyone will experience this issue to an extent, but sun exposure, lifestyle choices, and aging can all exacerbate it. And, while there are multiple “treatments” for turkey neck, including creams and exercises, little can be done at home to address the problem.

Non-Surgical Treatments

Turkey neck may respond well to specific non-surgical treatments in some patients. Options available at our Houston office include:

  • FaceTite, a radiofrequency energy skin tightening treatment
  • Morpheus8, a treatment that combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling
  • Kybella®, an injectable treatment for double chin

Non-surgical treatments offer remarkable solutions for some patients and are always an option for turkey neck treatment. However, a surgical option will be more effective for individuals with significant skin sagging or a more pronounced wattle.

During your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ravi Somayazula, we will help you determine the best option for your specific needs.

Surgical Treatment for Turkey Neck

Non-surgical skin tightening can produce results for several months, but will not permanently correct turkey neck. On the other hand, surgical treatment can create results that last for ten years or more. Surgical treatment also ensures more significant and noticeable improvements in people with substantial amounts of loose or sagging neck skin.

The most effective surgical option for turkey neck is a neck lift. During this procedure, Dr. Ravi gently lifts sagging neck muscles before removing droopy, wrinkled skin to create a smooth and youthful appearance. Often performed on its own, neck lift can also be combined with other facial plastic surgery procedures to address multiple concerns during a single operation.

In addition to neck lift, chin liposuction may help treat turkey neck. Chin liposuction eliminates double chin, a condition that can create a pronounced wattle. In addition, removing excess fat from beneath the chin helps restore ideal contour and definition to the jawline.

Which Option is Right for You?

At Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, we are pleased to offer a selection of treatment options to meet the varied needs of each person we see. To learn which options would benefit you most significantly, call our Houston office at 281-242-1061 to schedule a consultation today. We welcome patients from Sugar Land, Katy, and all surrounding Texas communities.

Body By Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, are Board-Certified Physicians, while using a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and AVÉLI ® Cellulite treatment. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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