Stop using your turtleneck to hide your turkey neck! You can recover that youthful elegant neck with a simple surgical solution, a neck lift. If your swan-like neck from yesteryear has succumbed to the ravages of age and gravity, a neck lift can restore that tight, supple, elegant neck that you want.
Dr. Shoib Myint, the founder of Myint Facial Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery says that patients come to him with three mean concerns about the appearance of their neck. “Most of my patients have fat necks, loose skin, or turkey necks, says Myint. “They each require a separate solution that will easily restore the appearance that they are looking for.”
Dr. Myint explains that Platysmaplasty, the technical name for eliminating the turkey neck, or turkey wattle, is done by making small incisions under the chin or behind the ears to access the neck muscle and manipulate it to achieve the desired results. Sometimes this can be done as less invasive endoscopic procedure.
A fat neck can be remedied with liposuction in the same fashion that other fat areas of the anatomy.
Excessive and loose neck skin can be removed through a procedure known as Cervicoplasty. “One of the few downsides to rapid weight loss is loose skin”, says Dr, Myint.”Many patients are committed to a total makeover and lifestyle change. If they have lost a lot of weight it’s very common that they have necks that have thinned out but they have left all the loose skin behind.”
As always, it’s important to consult with a qualified doctor to determine best procedure to get your desired results. This includes determining whether you will need general or local anesthesia. Recovery time from a neck lift is generally 10-14 days.
Get ready to use your fabulous collection of Hermes, ( or T.J. Max) scarves as a fashion statement instead of a cover-up for your old, tired, neck. Give Dr. Myint a call today to talk to him about achieving a new look in the New Year.