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Speaking of Thanksgiving, Let’s Talk About Removing the Wattle on Your Turkey Neck

Posted November 26, 2014 in Neck Lift Surgery

All kidding aside, one of the downsides of aging is the loss of elasticity you might notice on those visible areas of your arms, chest, face and neck. Often dubbed “turkey neck” because of its resemblance to the flesh-like appendage on a turkey, the flap of skin or double chin can cause many people to feel embarrassed or less confident about their appearance. For some, this problem may be worse than for others.

As we move into the holidays, when most people really want to look and feel their best, it is a good time to think about getting a neck lift. MagicSurgeon Dr. Humberto Palladino can help you improve the contour of your neck, which will give you more confidence and photogenic qualities in your upcoming holiday pictures, parties and social gatherings.

Neck lift surgery can turn gobble, gobble into gorgeous

Many people combine neck lift procedures with another type of cosmetic surgery, such as chin lifts or facelifts. Improving the cheeks, jowls and neck can often be done with liposuction, although for some people it may require incisions. You may consider one of these types of necklift procedures to remove “turkey neck” or loose, sagging skin underneath your chin and around your chin:

  • Combo Neck lift
  • Neck Lipo
  • Mini Neck lift

When you get a neck lift, the surgeon will make a strategic incision that is barely detectable after healing. Dr. Palladino can show you what your neck lift will look like ahead of time through the Vectra 3D imaging system, which gives you a perfect view of the “before” and “after” effects of your neck lift surgery.

The removal of excess skin is called cervioplasty, in which Dr. Palladino will trim and lift the sagging skin to create a more streamlined look. Another type of neck lift, called platysmaplasty can be done to eliminate or reduce the bands that appear on your neck as you get older. The sutures will hold well and with adequate healing, your neck will be back to normal within a few weeks or a couple of months.

General anesthesia is most often required during a neck lift, but the effects will be lasting and wonderful. Your neck “wattle” will be smoother, tighter and have a contour that restores the youthful appearance of your entire face. You may consider getting a necklift as part of a facelift, which is something that you can also discuss during a consultation.

To schedule a consultation, call (305) 998-7558 to schedule your neck lift, just in time for Thanksgiving! Gobble, gobble!

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