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Don’t Spare the Turkey: Neck Lift & More Options for the Wattle

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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 request a consultation with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, like Drs. Lieberman and Parikh.

From Kybella® to neck lift surgery, the San Francisco Bay Area surgeons offer the latest and most effective techniques for lower face rejuvenation. Here’s a quick overview of all your options.

Neck Lift

A neck lift (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 long-term result. Downtime varies, but patients usually return to work within 7 to10 days post-op.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

Patients with an aging neck and younger patients with an excess of fat under the chin are ideal candidates for neck lift surgery.

See real neck lift results in our before-and-after photo gallery.


Kybella is an FDA-approved injectable that actually ruptures fat cells. With 3 to 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.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Kybella?

You may be a good candidate for Kybella if you have excess fat on the lower face and neck that you wish to address nonsurgically. 


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.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Ultherapy?

Ideal Ultherapy candidates are typically patients 30 and older with loose skin and fullness under the neck and chin.

See real Ultherapy results in our before-and-after photo gallery.

And that’s just the beginning of your treatment options. Drs. Lieberman and Parikh customize treatment plans based on your specific needs, goals, and health issues to achieve your desired look.

If you would like to get a facial plastic surgeon’s personalized insight into the best way to gid of your “turkey neck,” please request a consultation online or call our Palo Alto office at (650) 327-3232. We welcome people interested in neck lift options from throughout the Bay Area and around the world.

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