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The neckline is one of the most defining characteristics of a youthful appearance. When patients come to see Dr. Lopez and Dr. Perro seeking facial plastic surgery, it’s not uncommon for them to focus on a single aspect of their appearance rather than the overall picture. One of the most common concerns we hear from patients seeking facelifts is the “turkey wattle,” the loose skin dangling under the chin.

Many times patients will request just a “neck lift.” In male patients, a direct excision of the loose skin and fat under the chin can produce a very nice result. A necklift will address the “turkey wattle”, but it will not address the jowling very well. Dr. Lopez or Dr. Perro will advise you as to whether a necklift alone will treat your area of concern.


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