• There are many causes and types of submental contour deformities. One such deformity called a turkey gobbler, is caused by an excess of flaccid submental skin and as an isolated defect is seen more commonly in men. We have found that skin excision and a running submental W-plasty for correction of this deformity yields a superior cosmetic result with excellent camouflage of the submental scar. Two cases are illustrated.
(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990;116:714-717)