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

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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

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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

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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 101 reviews

Addressing Extra Skin Under the Chin

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Without photos, it's difficult to determine the treatment to address your concern. Also, it really depends on the amount of #sagging you are experiencing. It's best to begin by consulting with a surgeon in-person. The presence of banding down the front of the #neck, and, amount of excess skin and condition of your skin are among some factors which determine what treatments will best rejuvenate your neck . During an in-person examination, your chin will be evaluated along with the neck and jawline.

However, you may want to consider Lite-lift™ which is an affordable, quick, and effective innovative facelift developed by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Larry Nichter and myself. The goal of the #LiteLift is to provide a less invasive natural looking option for both men and women desiring to refresh their appearance with less downtime and risks. The LiteLift® is a “real” facelift, which does address the underlying muscle, tissue and overlying skin.

This is a modified facelift that can be performed in the office with a local anesthetic and improve signs of aging around the neck, jawbone and lower face. These procedures are not "Thread-lifts" or "String-lifts". We do not use the "barbed" sutures employed in these other lifting operations. The Lite-lift™ uses longer lasting techniques. Because the incisions are limited, there is less bruising, swelling and healing time for most patients. Many patients can be back to work in one to two weeks looking rested and more youthful.
The best candidates for #LiteLift are non-smoking patients 35-60 years old with stable skin elasticity, well-defined bone structure but showing early changes of the lower face and the neck. Older patients who cannot or do not wish to have a longer operation or general anesthetic can be improved with a Lite Lift™. All in all, Lite Lift™ surgery is individualized for each patient.

The contributing factors to the #cost of a #neck and or facelift combined includes the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, medication cost and the anesthesia fee. Estimated fees may also be found here on Real Self, and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website,, or Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is important to ensure you are receiving the best advice, care, and surgical experience possible. In some cases your plastic surgeon may give you more than one option to choose from.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Neck Lifts Remove “Gobbler” Under Chin

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Aging can be most dramatic on the neck, where the skin is thin and has a very loose connection to the underlying platysmal muscle. It is common to develop sagging skin under the chin – with or without fat. A lower rhytidectomy, or neck lift, can not only remove the excess skin but your facial plastic surgeon can actually tighten the underlying platysma as well. The result will be not only a clean chin, without a turkey neck or gobbler, but also a sleeker, more youthful jawline. You can see some before-and-after photos at the link below. In my practice, we offer the option of using local anesthesia, which means you can remain awake during the procedure and should have a shorter recovery time.

Your Potential Neck Lift Surgery

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A “gobbler” under your chin, which is composed of extraneous skin tissue and fat in the region, can be corrected through neck lift surgery. A neck lift will restore the structure of your neck and will add necessary contour that can make you look and feel years younger. The surgery is relatively simple, and as long as you are consulting a board certified surgeon with adequate experience in the field, you should rest assured that your cosmetic concerns will be properly and professionally addressed. 

Yael Halaas, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Turkey gobbler

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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 31 reviews

Turkey Gobbler Surgery

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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

Neck lift with or without liposuction

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 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
4.8 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

Neck lift

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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
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

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