The turkey is a large bird native to the Americas. Turkeys are the quintessential centerpiece of the American Thanksgiving feast. Legend states that Benjamin Franklin so admired the turkey that he wanted it to be the American national bird instead of the bald eagle. The turkey has highly distinctive physical traits such as a fanned out, feathery tail and a red fleshy wattle that hangs from its neck. While this wattle may be admirable on a turkey’s neck, it is less attractive on a person’s neck. If you have developed a turkey wattle, Dr. Stephan Baker can perform neck lift surgery to remove the excess skin and fat and give you a more defined, graceful, and youthful-looking neck.
Causes of a Turkey Wattle
Every turkey has a turkey wattle, but not every human does. For those who do, it can occur for one of a few reasons. Some have a genetic predisposition to developing excess fat and skin around their necks. Sometimes it occurs as a consequence of massive weight loss. It is often related to sagging, fatty jowls. In most cases, the turkey neck is caused by aging due to lost skin elasticity and the development of neck muscle bands.
Correction With a Neck Lift
As the turkey wattle usually creates a more aged appearance, the focus of the neck lift procedure is to tighten and lift the skin to create a more slender and youthful neck contour. The neck lift can effectively remove excess skin, smooth neck shape, improve the appearance of neck bands, and add definition to the shape of your face. While Dr. Baker can perform a neck lift by itself, he often performs the neck lift with a facelift to achieve the best improvements to your appearance. Because the face and neck showcase aging so distinctly, a combination facelift and neck lift can more effectively bring out your youthful attractiveness with natural-looking, long-term results.
Let the turkeys enjoy their fleshy necks and eliminate your own turkey wattle with a neck lift. Dr. Stephan Baker is a board-certified plastic surgeon and experienced expert at performing facelift and neck lift surgery. Using artistic precision, attention to detail, and results-oriented techniques, Dr. Baker can effectively eliminate your turkey wattle with neck lift surgery and give you a more youthful and natural-looking neck. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Baker today by calling (305) 859-4729 or filling out our online contact form.