Don’t Spare the Turkey – Options for the Wattle

Submental laxity, double chin, chicken neck, turkey wattle, jowl jiggle – whatever you want to call it, most of us don’t want it. And contrary to popular belief, not everyone who has it is overweight. Genetics play a big role in the amount of neck skin one has, and the pull of gravity, over time, weighs on us all.

There are neck exercises and fat-burning gel promotions floating all over the internet, so it can be overwhelming to figure out what, if anything, will help re-contour your neck.

Our advice – ignore internet scams and schedule a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, like Drs. Lieberman and Parikh. We’ll be hosting an informal seminar and lunch on March 23 –  Reverse The Signs of Aging – where Dr. Parikh will discuss all the latest, nonsurgical techniques for lower face rejuvenation in a relaxing environment. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of some of the options:

neck lift surgery before and after photos

*individual results may vary

Neck-lift Surgery (Submental Liposuction and Platysmaplasty), is the gold standard for reducing fullness and sagging and it is the best way to restore a youthful neck with a longterm result. Downtime varies but patients usually return to work within 7-10 days post-op.

Good Candidates – Patients with an aging neck and younger patients with an excess of fat under the chin.

Kybella before and after photos

*individual results may vary

Kybella is a FDA-approved injectable that actually ruptures fat cells. With 3-4 injections over several months, a full Kybella treatment will slim the lower face by as much as 25% and promote some collagen formation. Barring additional weight gain, the effects of Kybella will last a lifetime. There is no downtime.

Good Candidates – Patients with excess fat on the lower face and neck. 

Ultherapy uses ultrasound imaging to actually lift and tighten the skin giving doctors an ability to see below the surface and target specific areas of tissue. It’s the only non-invasive treatment cleared by the FDA. There is no downtime.

Good Candidates – Patients, typically 30 and older, with loose skin and fullness under the neck and chin.

And that’s just the beginning of treatment options. Drs. Lieberman and Parikh customize treatment plans based on a patient’s specific needs, goals and health issues to achieve their desired look. You can learn more about this topic during Dr. Parikh’s “Reverse The Signs of Aging” private lunch on March 23 – gobble, gobble!

RSVP to “Reverse The Signs of Aging” lunch by calling – (650) 327-3232

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