Is There Anything I Can Do About My Turkey Neck?

Jan 19, 2023

Is There Anything I Can Do About My Turkey Neck?

A turkey neck happens when the skin on your face and neck fight against gravity after age-related changes to its structure. Though you can’t turn back time, modern technology offers some solutions for sagging skin.

As you get older, the differences between the skin texture on various parts of your body become increasingly clear. The skin on your neck is thinner than you might expect, which is one of the reasons it’s prone to sagging. It loses collagen and elastin over time to become loose and stretchy while simultaneously working against gravity to stay in its original position. 

When neck skin sags, the resulting feature is called a turkey neck. The term itself is unflattering and many people find the physical appearance of a turkey neck to be just as displeasing. If you can see your neck skin getting looser and want to do something about it, Women’s Health Institute in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia, has you covered. 

Nnaemeka Umerah, MD, and Anayo Umerah, MD, perform neck lift procedures to address these age-related changes to your neck. They customize your procedure to get results that contour your jawline and complement your natural features. Nonsurgical treatments can give you flattering results with less downtime and preparation, and you don’t need to fret about scarring. 

Reviewing your options

Selecting a cosmetic procedure is a personal decision. Our experts give you professional input after evaluating your medical history and examining your loose skin. We offer several innovative neck lifting options and often use multiple tools to produce exceptional results:


FaceTite works for body contouring and skin tightening using radiofrequency-assisted liposuction. The radiofrequency heats and liquefies any fat cells under your chin and on your neck so they’re easier to remove while simultaneously increasing collagen growth in your skin for firmness. 


Similar to FaceTite is NeckTite, which uses the same combination of radiofrequency and liposuction to firm your skin while removing fat. The main difference is that NeckTite’s handpiece is specially designed for your neck. 

In many cases, our experts use FaceTite to contour your jaw while using NeckTite to get rid of the extra surface area on your neck. Combining the two treatments leads to more consistent and realistic-looking results. 


From industry-leading InMode Fractor  delivers radiofrequency into your skin through a grid of tiny pins on the tip of the handpiece. The radiofrequency warms up tissues deep beneath your skin’s surface to increase the growth of collagen fibers for firmness and elastin fibers for increased elasticity. 

Awaiting (and maintaining) your results

It takes some time to see the true results of any of the neck lift treatments you can get at Women’s Health Institute. While none of the procedures involve a lengthy recovery, there are precautions to consider as you heal. 

You can expect to:

  • Return to work in just one or two days
  • Resume most light activities within a week
  • Manage swelling with a cool compress
  • Use compression garments (for FaceTite and NeckTite) 

The initial effects of neck lift procedures can be deceiving: Due to the swelling, you cannot see the tightening effect in its full form. It can take up to six months for the swelling to subside entirely, and it also takes time for new collagen and elastin to flourish. 

Our team remains available to follow up with you and respond to any questions and concerns you have about recovery. If you’re interested in getting rid of your turkey neck in 2023, schedule a consultation online or over the phone at either of our Central Georgia offices today.