How to Prepare For Breast Implant Removal | Huntsville | ScottsboroBreast Augmentation Revision

The goal of breast revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with new ones. It may be done to change or improve the appearance of the breasts or while updating the implant material. Sometimes breast revision surgery may include a breast lift, or a breast reduction.

Breast augmentation revision is ideal for women who want to change the size of the implant, deal with any deformity issues, or restore their original appearance.

There are many factors that could cause your breast implants to differ from your original expectations or appearance. These factors could include changes to your breast tissue due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss or weight gain.

You may be an excellent candidate for breast augmentation revision based on such factors as:

  • Imaging has revealed a leak in your implant
  • You are experiencing implant deflation
  • Scar tissue is tightening around the implant
  • Your implants have shifted from their original position
  • You would like to change the size or shape of your implant
  • You have experienced weight loss or weight gain, and your breast tissue has changed

Over time, breast implants can leak or become malpositioned, and the overlying breast tissue can change, as well. This may create an appearance or feel to the breasts that is uncomfortable, or undesirable.

Many breast implants have a lifetime warranty on the actual implant device, but after ten years the costs to replace the implants are no longer covered. This is why many women may choose to replace their implants at or around the 10-year time frame.

Dr. McLain will discuss with you the best options for you and your body and whether breast augmentation revision is right for you.

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McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

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Prosthodontics 

Prosthodontics involves the restoration of oral function, comfort, and aesthetics by placing artificial substitutes. A wide range of restorations such as fillings, crowns, veneers, dentures, bridges, and dental implants are a part of prosthodontic treatment.  

Your dentist will use these artificial materials to restore damaged teeth, anchor crowns/bridges/dentures with dental implants, replace missing teeth, improve oral aesthetics, and correct orofacial problems.  

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides oral surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities.  

Restoration of Damaged Teeth 

ProsthodonticsTeeth can be damaged during the developmental process, or the damage may occur at a later stage due to caries, teeth grinding, trauma, failing restorations, tooth exposure to acidic substances or reduction of salivary flow. Complexity of each dental condition will vary, and may involve minor or comprehensive prosthodontic intervention to address the patient’s unique concerns.  

Replacement of Missing Teeth  

Missing teeth can be replacement with the help of a variety of prosthodontic treatment options. Depending on the patient’s needs and personal goals, the dentist may recommend a fixed bridge, dental implants, removable partial dentures, complete dentures, or a combination of treatment options.  

The key to success in these procedures is to choose an experienced dentist who can provide high quality prosthodontic care. The dentist should have a thorough understanding of the dental lab work, and engage closely with the lab technicians to make sure that the customized prosthesis in each case is well-fitting, comfortable, and aesthetically appealing for the patient. 

Dental Implants  

Dental implant surgery is the most effective way to replace a missing tooth. The results with implants are long lasting or even permanent, and the success rate of the implant procedure is very high as long as a skilled oral surgeon performs it.  

Implant placement does not involve adjacent teeth for support, which allows the dentist to restore a missing tooth without compromising the health of surrounding teeth. Results are sustainable and natural looking, and you will not have to undertake any significant or special care for your implant in the long run.  

Cosmetic Dental Procedures

An experienced oral surgeon will be able to ensure that whether you need a single tooth restoration or more extensive oral rehabilitation, the artificial components used in your treatment harmoniously blend with the surrounding oral environment. In that sense, prosthodontic treatment and aesthetic skills go hand in hand.  

Your dental procedure must not only improve function and comfort levels, but also successfully reproduce shape, form, color, and aesthetics. Prothodontic expertise involves advanced bonding and whitening techniques, use of veneers and other solutions to enhance oral appearance and reshape teeth, natural looking color match, and the precise crafting and placement of fixed prosthesis like bridges and crowns.   

Correction of Complex Conditions  

Prosthodontic treatment can help improve the relationship between teeth and jaws for a correct bite. The oral surgeon will combine these treatments with other solutions to correct birth deformities such as cleft palate, treat traumatic injuries and disorders such as TMJ, as well as perform complex oral restorations for patients treated for head and neck cancer.  

Oral and maxillofacial surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for oral surgery. 

Contact McLain Surgical Arts in Huntsville, AL to Schedule a Consultation

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

Rhinoplasty: Improving the Look of Your Nose | Huntsville Cosmetic SurgeryRhinoplasty: Improving the Look of Your Nose

Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes the shape of the nose. The procedure may be used to change the shape of the nose, or to improve breathing, or both.

There is no such thing as a perfect nose, however, rhinoplasty can enhance facial features and emphasize your unique beauty.

The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, which means there is no overnight stay. You may receive general, or local anesthesia. With general anesthesia, you will sleep through the operation. With local anesthesia, you will be sedated, and your nose will be numbed so you are relaxed and unable to feel the pain.

During the operation, the surgeon makes cuts within the nostrils. In some cases, cuts are also made along the base of the nose. The surgeon then reshapes the bone and cartilage to produce a more pleasing appearance for your face.

After the surgery, you may wear a nose splint for at least the first week. You can expect swelling and some bruising around the eyes that should begin to improve after the third day. This will differ from patient to patient, and may last up to a few weeks.

You can expect your nose to have some swelling, which will continue to reduce during the following six months, or so. The final appearance and result of your rhinoplasty will be evident when all swelling is gone.

You will have to avoid all strenuous activity for three to six weeks following the surgery. You should be able to return to social activity after two to three weeks without any visible signs that you have had the surgery.

Before deciding on rhinoplasty surgery, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss your goals and how you would like for your nose to look. The surgeon will evaluate your nose and other facial features and will be able to tell you whether or not your expectations are realistic.

Contact McLain Surgical Arts in Huntsville, AL to Schedule a Consultation

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.

Taking care of your skin and your body will keep you looking and feeling young for a much longer time. That is where “prejuvenation” comes into play.

We often talk about how to remedy the signs of aging, but there are things you can do to slow down some of those signs. And they will also make it an easier task for your cosmetic surgeon when you do decide to make some surgical changes to your looks.

Some of the things you can do will maintain the youth of the body, and some will help maintain the youth of your face. Together, these practices can contribute to an optimized quality of life.

Here are a few you may consider:

  • Taking a daily dose of Vitamin C. This vitamin is the most important in the development of healthy collagen.
  • Using a daily sunblock of SPF 30, or stronger. Whether you are outdoors or under harsh lights, a good sunscreen will protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. It is also a good idea to use sunscreen on your hands, as well.
  • Get a healthy dose of omegas in your diet. Aside from fish, fish oil supplements have shown to be helpful to psychiatric health, improving cardiac risk factors and keeping skin healthy and pliable.
  • Decrease sugar intake. A diet high in sugar is very damaging to the skin as well as the rest of your body. Damage to collagen and elastin leads to sallow, less plump and more wrinkled/sagging skin.
  • Stop smoking. As far as skin is concerned, the chemicals in smoke contribute to skin damage. The act of smoking will cause deep wrinkles around the mouth area. And Vitamin C levels in smokers tends to be 15% less than those of non-smokers.

Other things to consider include exercising for at least 30 minutes a day, using Retin-A to improve the smoothness of your skin, and getting plenty of sleep.

As you can see, there are many things you can do for yourself that will help with the maintenance of your physical youth and beauty. And when the time comes, your cosmetic surgeon will be there for more professional help.

Contact McLain Surgical Arts in Huntsville, AL to Schedule a Consultation

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic plastic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.