Let’s face it, in many adults the neck is the first area to show severe signs of aging. The dreaded and unsightly “turkey neck” or “turkey wattle” effect is the result of bands of muscles, fat, and sagging skin that accumulates in the neck and throat area, imparting an aged appearance to the entire face.
Fortunately, the turkey neck is not a life sentence. You can do something about it! At Bengtson Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of treatments for patients who want to treat this condition and restore a smooth, firm, and youthful appearance to their neck, taking years off their facial appearance.
To get started, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brad Bengtson, who can help you by evaluating your condition and advising as to the best treatment options. Because each patient is unique, Dr. Bengtson’s approach is customized for each patient.
What Causes Turkey Neck to Develop?
Turkey-neck may be a genetic condition that we inherit from our parents and grandparents, but for the most part, it is a natural consequence of aging. Turkey neck is typically caused by muscle bands, fat, and sagging skin that has accumulated under the chin, typically as a consequence of the effects of aging & gravity.
People who spend a lot of time at desk jobs may be more prone to developing the turkey neck effect than those with a more active lifestyle; however, this condition can develop in almost anyone and is equally common in both male and female patients.
If you want to learn more about treatments for turkey-neck in Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, Kalamazoo, or neighboring areas in Michigan, contact the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery today.
Come in and have a look at our before and after photos so you can see for yourself Dr. Bengtson’s success with patients who have undergone a turkey-neck makeover. Our friendly and knowledgeable team of aesthetic medical professionals will walk you through the procedure, recovery, and after-care, as well as costs and payment plans.
If you want to eliminate the unsightly appearance of a turkey neck or turkey wattle and prevent the recurrence of this condition, contact Dr. Bengtson at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery to learn more about the many treatments we offer to manage and correct this condition.
If you are among the fortunate few who catch the development of turkey neck in time, it’s possible that you may have success with non-surgical skin tightening treatments that are less aggressive than surgery.
These treatments, such as ultrasound and radiofrequency therapies, as well as dermal injections, may be helpful in deterring the effects of gravity on sagging skin in the neck. These treatments have the advantage of requiring little to no downtime, being more affordable than surgery, and producing satisfying results in many patients. If your case is too far advanced for a non-surgical treatment to make much of a difference, Dr. Bengtson may recommend neck lift surgery.
The neck lift is a safe and simple surgical procedure that tightens the skin around the neck to restore a youthful contour and firmness, providing greater definition to the entire neck area, which has the effect of rejuvenating the facial appearance. You may also choose to combine the neck lift with a facelift to treat such things as jowls, double chin, or fatty deposits in the lower face.
Surgical procedures may also be combined with non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers to achieve a more comprehensive tightening effect. It may be that you require one or a series of procedures, perhaps a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments, to achieve your desired aesthetic goals. Our team of aesthetic medical professionals can help you select and develop a customized plan that addresses your unique condition and concerns.
Some physical trainers believe that there may be ways to prevent turkey neck by means of certain exercises, but typically, by the time you start to see signs of turkey neck developing, it is already too late to prevent the process from continuing.
While exercises may help to tone and firm neck muscles, very little can be done for sagging skin outside of surgical or cosmetic skin tightening treatments.
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Plastic Surgeons Dr. Bengtson and Dr. Alfonso, along with the team at the Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery, provide advanced surgical and cosmetic treatments for patients from Grand Rapids, Birmingham, Detroit, and Kalamazoo, Michigan.Fees & Financing