Question : I have a turkey gobbler type neck and I’ve heard that this is not as much related to excess skin as it is to the platysma muscle. If this is true, what is done during surgery to fix this muscle?
Answer : The platysma muscle is a very thin sheet of muscle running under the skin in the neck. Frequently, as we age, this muscle sags and you can see the edges of the muscle in the front of the neck appear as a little bit of a “turkey gobbler”. The surgery for the neck lift addresses this by finding the muscle and placing some sutures to hold these muscles together. This works very well to help redefine the neck.