Turkey Neck Lift: Loose Neck Skin TreatmentNovember 16, 2016, 5:05 pm
The neck is one of the most sensual places on a person’s body—the curve, the collarbone, and its segue into the face and chest. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the first areas to reveal age. As people grow older, that once taut skin that wound beneath their chin and collarbone becomes loose, flabby, and may even double up. Turkey Neck, pertains to this unappealing sign of aging.
Factors that Cause Turkey Neck
Genetics play a large part in Turkey Neck development. The general tendencies of your skin, as inherited from your parents, have a lot to do with how and when a Turkey Neck forms. As we age, our skin loses its natural collagen and elasticity. Instead of sticking close to our bodies, it starts to sag downward and become pliable, like your mom’s mushy meatloaf. The epidermis, the outermost layer of the skin, also becomes thinner over time. That’s why Turkey Necks typically look dry and translucent.
Your lifestyle plays an equally important role on the way your neck skin sags. If you’ve spent a lot of time in the sun, your skin will undergo the aging process very quickly. Not only will unsightly age spots appear, but your skin will lose all of its youthful appearance—firmness, elasticity, and the ability to heal quickly. Likewise, smoking can speed up the aging process of your neck.
Turkey Neck Treatment
The best way to combat Turkey Neck is to take preventative measures. Treat your neck with the same care that you treat your face. Smooth moisturizer down from your chin to your neck and decolletage region and don’t skimp on sunscreen.
But for many of the people looking for Turkey Neck treatment, the signs of aging have already caught up with them. Neck creams are plentiful at a variety of price points, from drugstore to department store. All of these creams have the same anti-aging ingredients that are used on the face, with the possible addition of anti-sagging agents like caffeine. The problem with neck creams is that they simply aren’t strong enough to truly make a difference in an area that can be as dramatically problematic as a Turkey Neck. Turkey Necks usually have inches of loose skin from the chin all the way down to the collarbone. The creams may help the existing skin look smoother and more moisturized, but it’s simply impossible to expect an external cream to melt away handfuls of extra skin and tissue.
You may also have heard of neck exercises designed to decrease the appearance of a Turkey Neck. While it’s true that a small part of neck sagging is due to muscle weakness, the main issue in a Turkey Neck is the excess skin. By working out neck muscles, you simply tighten and tone them. The extra skin will still be there. The truly effective solution for a Turkey Neck is to remove all of that loose, flabby skin.
Neck Lift for Turkey Neck
A Neck Lift will remove drooping jowls, a double chin, and other signs of a Turkey Neck. The main goal of a Neck Lift is to remove the extra skin. Incisions are made behind the ears, where scarring won’t be visible. After the loose skin is removed, it’s pulled taut and sewn up. A Neck Lift can also include surgical tightening of the neck muscles if necessary. If you have excess fat located just below your chin, Liposuction can also be done with a Neck Lift. After the lift, the Cosmetic Surgeon will wrap your neck up like a mummy, in anticipation of a glorious reveal in just a few weeks.
A Turkey Neck can make you look older than your actual age. If your Turkey Neck is an inaccurate reflection of your youthful personality, a Neck Lift can restore your true beauty. Schedule your appointment today!
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