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Sudden onset of double chin and Turkey neck!

(15 Posts)
Turkeyneck Thu 05-Jan-17 10:00:12

Hi all,
I'm hoping some of you may have had similar experience to share or words of wisdom. I am 37 and in the last 12 months have rapidly developed a double chin and what is starting to look like turkey neck from the side. I am losing my jawline and starting get to see jowls appearing (ok they're a long way off still but I seem to have lost all definition along my jawline). Has anyone else had this happen so quickly? I am feeling quite shocked about it, so while I'm not normally very vain I do feel self conscious about this as it doesn't feel like 'me'!! I have two young children and the last 4 years have been hard work and sleep deprived so maybe it's just that. I'm sure losing a few kilos would help too! Just reaching out for a bit of moral support. Anyone else out there feeling the same?! Thanks

burnishedsilver Thu 05-Jan-17 10:53:16

This happens to me when I put on even a little weight. It goes again when I lose the weight. I think diet and exercise are your answer.

Turkeyneck Thu 05-Jan-17 15:01:34

Thanks burnished. Really glad to hear you can make it go away!! Just nice to hear someone else has the same experience. I was almost considering seeing the doctor at one point as it seemed to come out of nowhere!

FiddleFigs Thu 05-Jan-17 15:22:56

Turkey this could be me! I'm 37 and my jawline has steadily been disappearing for the past 3 months!! I'm about to cut down drastically on white carbs (bread, pasta etc) for a couple of months - hope this makes a difference!

gamerchick Thu 05-Jan-17 15:25:12

Staring down at a phone does this as well. It's a bit of an epidemic.

BusterGonad Thu 05-Jan-17 16:36:53

This has slightly happened to me too, but mine was caused by taking steroids on and off for a year! I had it, it's like a pillow under my chin!

BusterGonad Thu 05-Jan-17 16:37:27

Hate it!

Turkeyneck Thu 05-Jan-17 16:54:13

Thanks for the support ladies! Good point gamer chick, in fact I got my new phone in June and spend way more time on it than I did before. And I've really noticed it since the summer, I swear it wasn't there before!! Will try and cut down phone use. Also very good advice Fiddlefigs, I went no carb for 6 weeks in Feb and lost 4 kilos so maybe it has all gone back on my upper torso! I am planning to go low carb again longer term so hopefully that will zap it!

BusterGonad Thu 05-Jan-17 17:15:28

Could it be phone usage? If so will it disappear with lowered usage?

neveradullmoment99 Thu 05-Jan-17 17:32:39

It can be genetic and can remain even after you lose weight. Sorry. I have dropped a dress size and it is still there.

BusterGonad Thu 05-Jan-17 17:48:51

My mums chin is ok and my dads, I think it's the legacy of the steroids, I am a stone heavier due to them, hopefully now I'm off them it should shrink to it's former glory!

Liiinoo Thu 05-Jan-17 18:14:51

I am older than you and my jowls and turkey neck were getting me down. Before Christmas I had a treatment called Ultherapy that will (hopefully) tighten it all up again. It takes 3-6 months to take affect but I am pretty sure I can already see a difference in my chin area. I hope it works as it was expensive and uncomfortable.

Shine0n1 Wed 18-Jan-17 10:30:31

Liiinoo, I'd be really interested to hear how you got on with the Ultherapy. Perhaps it's still a bit early to tell but have you noticed any difference? Also how painful did you find the treatment? Thanks.

Laiste Wed 18-Jan-17 13:21:35

Re: the gazing (especially down) into a screen - nothing worse than when the screen goes black and you suddenly see yourself, viewed from up the boob shelf, scowling, with about 100 chins.

Happens with my laptop occasionally and i always think bloody hell sit up woman and stretch your neck out! gringrin

CallarMorvern Wed 18-Jan-17 14:04:33

I lost 30kg last year and am not impressed by the state of my chin. I was fine before the weight loss, but now I have turkey neck and jowls which I guess is loose skin. Really want to loose a bit more weight, but can't bare to if this is going to get worse.

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