How to Get Rid of Your Chin Wattle

Updated February 21, 2017

A chin wattle often occurs as people age. Sometimes referred to as "turkey neck," a chin wattle is loose skin that is underneath the chin and on the neck area. The reason that ageing contributes to a chin wattle is that the fat in the neck pulls away from the surrounding muscles because of gravity. If you want to get rid of your chin wattle, first try home remedies; if those fail, you may need to resort to surgery.

Stand up straight. Tilt your head back. As you are doing so, press your tongue up against the roof of your mouth. Bring the chin down and toward your neck, keeping the tongue in place. Do five repetitions of this exercise three times per day. This exercise tightens the muscles that can help eliminate chin wattle.

Apply an anti-ageing cream to your chin wattle every night. Smooth it on gently using your fingers. Look for a skin cream with anti-ageing ingredients such as hydroxy acids, copper peptides and kinetin. If your skin experiences any irritation, decrease use to every other day.

Have the chin wattle surgically removed. The procedure must be performed by a cosmetic surgeon. He will do a neck lift and can also tighten up the area under the chin and on the jawline. Do your research before choosing a surgeon.


Wear sunscreen daily when using an anti-ageing cream, as such creams can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.


All surgeries carry a risk of injury or death.

Things You'll Need

  • Anti-ageing cream
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Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.