Darrick E. Antell M.D. 850 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Neck Lift Surgery For Drooping & Sagging Neck

POSTED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2018 AT 10:30 AM  by Dr. Darrick Antell

It’s Thanksgiving. Your friends and family are over. You’ve spent weeks preparing for this day. Your turkey is turning the most beautiful golden brown you’ve ever seen. Proud, you take another sip of your single malt and steal a look at yourself in the mirror. You give yourself a nod, then wait…you see it – your turkey neck, bolder than ever. You wonder, when did this happen?

Alas, there is still hope for you. A new technique was developed with men in mind to lose the wattle. Introducing the wattlectomy (or waddlectomy), performed by top NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Darrick Antell. How does it work, you ask? During a wattlectomy, loose skin around the neck is directly removed; you are awake the whole time, and you won’t feel a thing. But how, you say? Direct excision of excess skin and fat under local anesthesia and mild sedation. You just sit back and relax. In about an hour, you’re done.

How is the wattlectomy different than a neck lift? Dr. Antell offers his expertise on this innovative procedure to improve neck contours. “A wattlectomy can help patients remove excess neck skin that is often called a turkey wattle or turkey neck,” explains Dr. Antell. “The recovery time of a wattlectomy is significantly shorter when compared to that of a traditional neck lift, and the results are even more impressive.” A wattlectomy can address loose neck skin that contributes to double chin. By removing excess skin, you can achieve more youthful neck definition and a firmer-looking jawline.

What’s recovery look like? The zigzag incision minimizes scarring and downtime is much shorter than a traditional neck lift. Most patients are able to return to their daily activities 1-2 days post-surgery. The end result? Confidence and masculinity restored via a younger, sleeker-looking you.

A waddlectomy can also be combined with other procedures for a more rejuvenated look. Often, the procedure is done in conjunction with blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), as well as non-surgical treatments like Botox® and dermal fillers.


Dr. Darrick Antell, a board certified plastic surgeon in NYC, operates his own private practice on the Upper East Side. He has received international recognition for his facial plastic surgery, and was named best plastic surgeon by New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Town & Country.

To learn more about Dr. Antell’s practice visit his website at www.antell-md.com or call his office to schedule a consultation at 212-988-4040. Use the promo code wattle free 2018 for a complimentary consultation. Offer expires Thanksgiving Day!

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