after turkey neck treatment Miami When you think of turkeys, do you think of Thanksgiving, or do you think of your neck? Turkey neck is a common issue for patients as they age. If you are worried about your turkey neck, then this article is for you. Dr. Ary Krau, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is an expert at helping patients address their turkey neck. Here, he explains exactly what turkey neck is and what you can do about it.

What Is Turkey Neck?

Turkey neck is not actually a medical term. However, it can accurately describe a real physical condition. A turkey neck is a neck with loose skin at the center. The effects of the loose skin may be exaggerated by excess fat that enhances the appearance of a wattle or turkey neck.

What Causes Turkey Neck?

A turkey neck can have a number of causes including the following:

  • Weight gain can cause excess neck fat.
  • Aging can contribute to a turkey neck as skin loses its elasticity.
  • Genetics may make it more likely that a person will develop a turkey neck.
  • Lifestyle choices can contribute to excess weight and impact skin elasticity.
  • Weak neck muscles can impact the neck’s appearance.
  • Certain medications (like those that cause weight gain or increase neck fat) can also contribute to the development of a turkey neck.

What Can You Do About a Turkey Neck?

While you may not be able to stop the development of a turkey neck, you do have a number of options when it comes to treating it. Three of the most popular treatment options for a turkey neck are Botox injections, neck lift and liposuction.

Botox Injections

Depending on the severity of the problem, it may be possible to treat your turkey neck with Botox injections. Botox injections are a non-surgical treatment option. When Botox is injected into targeted areas in and around the neck, the muscles relax, and the appearance of neck bands is reduced. Botox injections do not last as long as surgical options, but the recovery time is significantly shorter. 

Neck Lift

Neck lift is one of the most popular treatment options for a turkey neck. It is a surgical procedure that can result in a smoother and more defined neck. During the procedure, the surgeon removes excess skin from the neck area and tightens the neck muscles.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure to remove targeted areas of stubborn fat. During neck liposuction, excess pockets of fat in the neck are permanently removed. Liposuction can often be combined with neck left to improve the overall appearance of the neck.

Schedule a Consultation With Dr. Krau

If you want to learn more about your options for treating your turkey neck, schedule a consultation with Dr. Krau. Call (305) 861-6881 or request a consultation online. 

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