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Don’t Be a Turkey This Thanksgiving

Posted November 19, 2014 in Neck Lift

Three turkeys (head and neck only)With the holiday season nearly upon us, you will likely be celebrating this time with your friends and family. While you get ready to eat the traditional turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, you’ll want to make sure you don’t look like one, too. Weight fluctuations along with aging can cause the skin in the neck to become loose over time. Often referred to as a “turkey neck,” this condition affects many middle-aged men and women. If you have excess hanging skin on your neck, cosmetic treatment at one of our Southern California practices can be very beneficial to you.

The Neck Lift Procedure

Known as a neck lift, this procedure can effectively improve the appearance of your neck through a variety of techniques. To perform this procedure, Dr. O’Neil makes an inconspicuous incision(s) underneath your chin and/or in the creases behind each ear to:

  • Permanently remove excess fat below the chin and jawline (through liposuction)
  • Excise sagging skin
  • Tighten the platysma muscle

Am I a Candidate?

You may be a candidate for a neck lift if you’re in good health with no existing medical conditions. While a neck lift typically provides noticeably improved results, you should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.

In addition to having excess skin and fat in the neck area, most individuals who consider a neck lift have one or more of the following:

  • A “wattle” of skin that hangs from the underside of the chin
  • A “double” chin
  • A poorly defined jawline
  • Lines and bands around the neck

If you think the appearance of your neck could use some improvement and want to look your best for the upcoming holidays, contact O’Neil Skin and Lipo Medical Center. Please call (888) 820-5762 or fill out our online contact form. Dr. Kelly O’Neil and his experienced staff look forward to helping you achieve a youthful appearance to your neck with long-lasting results.