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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 neck treatment options

Thanks for sharing. Current neck rejuvenation treatments include:
  1. Surgical Neck lift* with a lower facelift would be the gold standard and get you the best results (typically 45 years or older)
  2. Surgical Neck lift* would be the next best procedure
  3. Neck liposuction and or laser lipolysis with possible if only fat removal is required. A platysmaplasty can be added if there is loose muscle bands
  4. Ultherapy is an FDA approved non invasive tightening using ultrasound technology
  5. Kybella is a new FDA approved injection that melts fat under the chin
*It is important that the Neck lift involves some liposuction and importantly a platysmaplasty which is a procedure that tightens the underlying loose neck muscles.

Based on you text to remove skin so option 1 or 2 would be appropriate in myopinion. Talk to several board certified surgeons experienced in face and neck lifting for definitive treatment

Raymond E. Lee, MD
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Turkey Gobbler Surgery

The turkey gobbler can be due to extra skin, extra fat, platysmal banding, or a combination. There are several options for correction including liposuction, direct excision of the skin, platysmal plication, and lower face/neck lift surgery.

D.J. Verret, MD
Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Neck lift with or without liposuction

 Your age and pictures would be helpful. For a young patient liposuction will be helpful and for a patient with a pour skin tone ,lipo and neck lift will work better.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 92 reviews

Neck lift

A turkey gobbler neck is often just skin. This is best treated with  a neck lift which can be done as an outpatient.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 22 reviews

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