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Reduce the Appearance of Turkey Neck With This Non-Surgical Procedure

Do you have “turkey neck” – aka fat around your neck and jowls?

If that’s the case, you may be frustrated by the lack of results you’re seeing from diet and exercise. Unfortunately, turkey neck can be genetic, as some people are prone to storing fat around the jawline. In cases like these, one of the best ways to reduce the appearance of turkey neck is with these non-surgical procedures:

Kybella and CoolSculpting Mini

Both Kybella and CoolSculpting Mini are two innovative treatments designed to tackle the appearance of fat around the neck and jawline. Let’s take a look at how both treatments work, including which non-surgical procedure is right for you:


Kybella is an injection that contains deoxycholic acid, a natural compound that eats away at submental fat cells while leaving surrounding tissue untouched. With just one or two Kybella injections, patients can see a significant reduction in fat along the jawline.

You’re a good candidate for Kybella if you have fat tissue around your jawline but you have good skin laxity. Kybella cannot tighten your skin, so patients with moderate or poor skin laxity may need to combine this injection with a skin-tightening treatment.

CoolSculpting Mini:

CoolSculpting Mini is a non-surgical treatment that uses freezing energy to target and damage submental fat tissue around the jawline. Here’s how it works: the small handpiece is placed on the treatment area and moved around for about twenty to thirty minutes. During this time, the freezing energy penetrates the dermis and targets the fat cells. Over the course of several weeks, patients should notice a significant reduction in jawline fat.

You’re a good candidate for CoolSculpting Mini if you have excessive submental fat and good skin laxity. Like with Kybella, you may need to undergo a skin-tightening treatment if you have moderate or poor skin laxity.

Take the Next Step

Want to learn which non-surgical treatment is best for your jawline and neck fat? Schedule your consultation at Pittman Plastic Surgery in Athens, GA. Pittman Plastic Surgery serves the Athens metro region. (706) 549-3203

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