turkey-neck-treatment-portland-orWe love turkey on Thanksgiving Day… turkey necks, not so much. As all thoughts turn to holidays, we want to share some tips for tightening up those turkey necks. Non-surgical options are available. Call us today and learn more about your options at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery 503.646.0101

What Is a Turkey Neck?

Turkey neck is the term given to loose skin under the chin and on the neck. Some say this skin wobbles and jiggles, kind of like a turkey’s wattle. The condition can be caused by many factors including weight loss, aging, and genetics. Whatever the cause, a turkey neck is treatable. You do have options.

What Are My Treatment Options for a Turkey Neck?

In patients with severe turkey necks, surgery (facelift/neck lift) is typically the most effective option, but for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity, non-surgical options can be very effective. After a thorough examination, we can help you determine the best course of treatment for your loose neck skin.

Ultherapy- The Only FDA Cleared Device for Lifting Skin

Ultherapy is a unique treatment option and is the only FDA cleared treatment to lift sagging skin. When used on the neck area it can effectively treat a turkey neck. While this treatment won’t replace surgical options for lifting, it is an excellent treatment for patients with a mild problem that aren’t yet ready for surgery or that want to keep pace with the signs of aging.

Ultherapy treatments take between 10 and 60 minutes depending on the treatment area. Discomfort during treatment varies greatly, but we’re happy to discuss pain relief options before your treatment. Many patients find that an ibuprofen taken before Ultherapy can greatly increase comfort. You can immediately resume your daily activities after treatment with no downtime. Some patients have a bit of redness for an hour or two after Ultherapy.


The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery is one of the leading CoolSculpting providers in the Northwest and we are excited to offer the new CoolMini to our patients. The CoolMini is an applicator that applies to the submental area (under chin) and requires no needles, no surgery, and no downtime! Call today for a complimentary consultation to see if CoolMini is right for you!

If you have a turkey neck, call us and ask about your skin tightening options. We can help you to tighten and rejuvenate your neck. No more turkey necks! 503.646.0101