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Plastic Surgery to Remove Gobbler Under Chin?

Is there a plastic surgery to remove a "gobbler" under chin? It's not fat, but extra skin. I would like to see photos of post procedure.

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Remove Gobbler Under Chin

Thank you for your question.

A Neck Lift or Facelift with Platysmaplasty is the Plastic Surgery procedure to remove the Gobbler under the chin or the "turkey Neck Deformity."

See an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

A cheek and neck lift or a facelift will get rid of the gobbler under our chin

The extra skin needs to be removed to look better.  This is best accomplished by doing a cheek and neck lift or a facelift in which the extra skin is released from the muscles and redraped out the back behind and in front of the ears.  Check the photos on my web site. 

Turkey gobbler

A necklift or full facelift are designed to tighten the skin under the neck as in the situation you describe.  This is also often combined with liposuction of the neck and muscle tightening, referred to as a platysmaplasty.

Ronald J. Edelson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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