What’s a Turkey Neck?

It’s that sagging skin in the front of the neck and under the chin that looks like a turkey wattle—hence the name.

What Causes a Turkey Neck?


Turkey Neck
Normal aging, genetics and weight loss can hasten the onset of excess skin where fat used to be. As we age, our skin becomes less elastic, contributing to this sagging. Further, bands in the neck called the platysma bands—a group of thin muscles in the neck—become more visible as we age.

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