My husband is coming home in December from a 2 year tour. He is in great shape and through hard work I have lost 65 pounds but I am 2 years older than my husband. Our insurance will not even touch a neck lift. So would using a topical cream and wrapping my neck help at all?
Can a Topical Cream, with a Wrap Help with Turkey Neck? I Am 38 and Can't Afford Surgey.
Doctor Answers 9
Only neck lift will correct loose skin and muscle bands.
I understand your anxiety, but your "problem" is mild, and you look fine. Don't waste money on "non invasive" procedures.
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Non-Surgical Neck Improvement Options
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Have You Looked into Ultherapy?
While there are many procedures to aid in the loose skin after weight loss, there are options out there for you to explore.
One popular treatment is Ultherapy, a non-invasive FDA approved procedure to lift skin on the
neck, under the chin and on the eyebrow. Ultherapy uses ultrasound and the body’s own healing process to lift and tighten loose skin. This has been successful on it's own or in combination with mini procedures for those who want more dramatic results. I think this could be a good option to consider. Most importantly, talk to a board certified plastic surgeon and have a consultation to find out what is best for YOU.
No Topical Creams for Turkey Neck
There are no topical creams or wraps for a turkey neck, and a turkey neck is only amenable to a face and neck lift.
Creams, Lotions and Exercises Do Not Help Loose Skin
Creams, Lotions and Exercises Do Not Help Loose Skin. Save your money on topical creams, lotions, and neck exercises. They are all a waste of money and will not help you.
Would be nice..
There is no cream that will fix what is bothering you. You need the muscles, skin and underlying tissues tightened. First choice would be a well performed conservative cheek lift and platysmaplasty. Less invasive and less predictable would be Ultherapy.
Can a Topical Cream or Wrap Help with Turkey Neck?
Unfortunately, there is no topical treatment to tighten the neck skin to the degree that you're looking for. There are ultrasound-based or radiofrequency skin tightening treatments that will result in improvement in your neck without the cost or downtime of a necklift. Congratulations on the weight loss and your upcoming reunion with your husband!
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
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