Your Neck Contouring Options

Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Fri 09/15/2017 - 09:00
Neck contouring options

As a highly sought out plastic surgeon in Cleveland, Dr. Joyesh Raj has seen an influx of patients seeking a slender and more defined jaw line and neck. Whether it be neck bands, a “double chin,” a “turkey wattle,” or all of the above, these patients have more options than ever for obtaining a more attractive neck and chin area. In this blog post, Dr. Raj discusses the neck contouring treatment options he offers.

Neck Lift

Over time, the skin loses laxity, leading to loose, hanging skin on various parts of the body, including the neck. Commonly known as a “turkey wattle,” this issue can create a less than desirable appearance. Neck lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin on the neck and chin and tightens the remaining skin for a tighter and smoother appearance. Dr. Raj makes small incisions that are strategically placed around the ears and/or under the chin. He is also careful when tightening the skin to avoid an overly tight appearance. Following neck lift, you can expect a well-defined yet natural-looking jaw line and neck.


Kybella is a new injectable procedure and the first of its kind to remove submental fat (also known as a “double chin”) without incisions or surgery. This non-surgical treatment uses a naturally occurring molecule in the body to destroy fat cells in the chin area. Once destroyed, the fat cells cannot return, and as a result, the neck will appear slender and more attractive. Four to six treatment sessions are typically needed to achieve the best results.


Botox is the most popular injectable treatment performed to treat fine lines, creases and wrinkles on the face, as well as neck bands that form over time. When treating the neck, Dr. Raj injects small amounts of Botox to temporarily paralyze the muscles underneath the skin, preventing them from contracting. This in turn causes the lines on the neck to smooth out, lessening their appearance. Botox can be completed in one convenient 30-minute treatment session. To maintain results, repeat sessions are required.

Schedule a Neck Contouring Consultation

To learn more about your neck contouring options, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Raj. Call (440) 808-8030 today.