Turkey neck, also known as “jeck” on TikTok, is the area where your neck and jowls connect. Unfortunately, as you age, your neck develops crepiness and fine lines while it also loses collagen and elastin, giving you the dreaded turkey neck. While there is no magic cream of facial exercises that can help combat this sign of aging, there are some non-invasive and surgical options, such as a neck lift, that can help keep you from being the turkey at your holiday table this year.
Having excess fat in or around your neck area can contribute to skin stretching and folding over, often resembling a turkey’s wattle. Maintaining a healthy weight, or slowly losing weight, can help minimize these fat deposits and help keep the skin in your neck tighter.
If, despite losing weight, you still have bothersome excess fat below your chin, injections with Kybella offers a possible solution.
Injectables, such as Kybella, are a non-invasive way to help you treat turkey neck. Kybella targets the fat beneath your chin. This treatment option requires a series of injections spread out around 6 weeks apart. The deoxycholic acid injected into the fat causes an inflammatory reaction that helps to break down the excess fat that is then absorbed by the body, eliminating the double chin and turkey neck. While minimally invasive, these injections can cause swelling and may require a day of downtime.
For those looking for a more permanent and thorough elimination of the turkey neck as well as turning the clock back a few years, a neck lift is the option that provides the best results. However, a neck lift procedure does require at least 2 weeks of downtime. During this procedure, the surgeon addresses the fat, muscle, and skin issues that can be contributing to your turkey neck, giving you a lifted, toned, and younger appearance that in no way resembles a turkey. If your face is showing signs as well, you may consider combining a face and neck lift to deliver a more youthful appearance and optimal results.
Dr. Drew Davis and his team specialize in helping you achieve your youthful goals and understands how frustrating the aging process can be. To learn more about how Dr. Davis can help you eliminate your turkey neck and have you ready to show off your beautiful appearance this holiday season, contact his office at 916-318-5770 to schedule a consultation.