Your distinct appearance – what makes you look like you – is the sum of several distinctive features. You may wish you could change one or more of those features to improve your overall facial aesthetics. Dr. Landon McLain offers several facial plastic surgery procedures in Huntsville, AL to achieve balance, definition and symmetry while preserving the unique character of your face.
Even subtle changes in your face can make vast improvements in your appearance. Dr. McLain has comprehensive training in cosmetic, oral and maxillofacial surgery, as well as a highly developed vision of the artistry involved in human facial structure.
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Facial Cosmetic Surgery With Dr. McLain
Dr. McLain commonly uses liposuction to improve facial contours and definition by removing fat deposits from the cheeks, the neck and under the chin. Depending on the patient’s needs, Dr. McLain offers standard, microcannular, tumescent and ultrasonic liposuction.
Fat grafting, or transfer, is extremely effective in facial rejuvenation. Using liposuction, Dr. McLain removes a small amount of fat from areas such as the abdomen or thighs. He then prepares the fat, separating fluids from the graft, before injecting it into areas of volume loss in the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The injections take place in a series, placing a small amount of fat with each pass. Because it uses your own tissue, fat transfer provides natural and long-lasting results.
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Prominent ears can cause psychological stress. Treating this condition early can prevent it from becoming more serious. However, children and adults alike can benefit from otoplasty (ear surgery). Dr. McLain draws patients from Birmingham, AL, and surrounding areas who wish to correct excessively large or protruding ears. Otoplasty is available once the patient’s ears have stopped developing – usually around the age of 6 years. Optimal results usually require the removal of overgrown cartilage and the reshaping of existing cartilage. Performed under either general anesthesia or IV sedation, the procedure typically takes only a few hours.
Your underlying skeletal structure creates the shape of your face. Underdevelopment in this framework can flatten the face or cause the chin to appear small and recessed. Aging causes volume loss in both the skeleton and soft tissues. Dr. McLain often adds facial implants to accentuate the cheekbones, chin, nose or lower jaw. These implants create more definition and a more youthful appearance without requiring extensive reconstructive surgery.
Chin Surgery (Genioplasty)
Nearly all societies view a well-defined chin and jawline as youthful and attractive. An excessively small or underprojecting chin detracts from facial proportion, often making the nose look longer than it actually is. It can also cause the appearance of a double-chin, even in slender individuals. For these reasons, many patients seek surgery to improve the appearance of the chin. Cosmetic chin surgery changes the position or projection of your chin and corrects underlying bone framework to improve aesthetics and definition. Dr. McLain may also use a solid silicone implant to augment the chin and jawline to improve facial appearance and youthfulness. The operation can also enhance facelift results, since loss of chin projection may occur with aging. He may also combine this procedure with facial liposuction for his patients who require fat removal.