Turkey Neck: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments

Dr. Randy Sanovich - Dallas Texas Turkey Neck: Causes, Prevention, and Treatments

If you've noticed sagging skin around your neck, often referred to as a "turkey neck," you're not alone. This common issue can be a source of frustration and insecurity for many. At Dallas Surgical Arts, Dr. Randy Sanovich and our team of licensed estheticians are here to help you understand the causes of turkey neck, how to prevent it, and the available treatments to regain a youthful, smooth neck.

What Causes Turkey Neck?

Turkey neck results from a combination of factors including aging, genetics, and lifestyle choices. As we age, our skin loses elasticity and the muscles in our neck weaken, leading to sagging and wrinkling. Other contributing factors can include:

- Genetics: Your family history can play a significant role in how your skin ages.

- Sun Exposure: Prolonged exposure to the sun can accelerate the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin.

- Weight Fluctuations: Significant weight loss or gain can cause the skin to stretch and sag.

- Posture: Poor posture, such as frequently looking down at phones and computers, can contribute to muscle weakness and skin sagging in the neck area.

Preventing Turkey Neck

While you can't stop the aging process, there are steps you can take to slow it down and prevent turkey neck:

- Sun Protection: Wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily, and consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat when you're outside for extended periods.

- Hydration: Drink plenty of water and use a recommended moisturizer from our estheticians to keep your skin hydrated.

- Healthy Diet: A diet rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals can help maintain your skin's health.

- Exercise: Regular physical activity, including specific neck exercises, can help keep your neck muscles toned.

- Proper Posture: Be mindful of your posture, especially when using electronic devices.

Treatments for Turkey Neck

If prevention isn’t enough, various treatments can address turkey neck. At Dallas Surgical Arts, we offer several effective surgical options such as:

-Face Lift or Neck Lift: A face lift or neck lift involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying muscles to create a more defined and youthful neck.

- Liposuction: For those with excess fat in the neck area, liposuction can be an effective solution to remove fat and contour the neck.

Choosing the Right Treatment

During your consultation at Dallas Surgical Arts, Dr. Sanovich will evaluate your specific concerns and discuss the most suitable treatment options for you. Our goal is to address your aesthetic concerns using the most effective and minimally-invasive approach.

Turkey neck can be a troubling sign of aging, but it doesn't have to be permanent. With the right preventative measures and treatment options available at Dallas Surgical Arts, you can achieve a smoother, more youthful neck. Contact Dallas Surgical Arts today to discover which treatment is right for you and take the first step towards a refreshed look!

Wondering if you are a candidate? Schedule a consultation with board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Randy Sanovich and call 972-776-4888!

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