What is Radiesse Dermal Filler?Some of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can restore lost facial volume, plump and reshape the lips, and they also smooth away lines and wrinkles.

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that are temporary fixes, and will eventually fade away. Because of this, they require occasional maintenance. However, there are some things to make the effects last a little longer between maintenance visits.

Following after-care guidelines is very important after you have fillers. You will need to:

  • Avoid vigorous exercise for the first day or so
  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for the first 24-48 hours
  • Avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for the first few nights

You should also limit your exposure to sun and excessive heat for the first few days, and limit your alcohol intake after your appointment.

Using the proper skincare regimen is also very important. While fillers can give you a more youthful appearance, how you care for your skin is equally as important. Make sure you use the right cleanser, moisturizer, anti-aging treatment and sunscreen to ensure healthy skin.

The skincare specialists in Dr. McLain’s office will work with you to prescribe the best regimen for your skin.

Healthy lifestyle habits are imperative to ensuring that your skin looks its best. These include:

  • Getting enough sleep
  • Drinking enough water
  • Avoiding excess sugar
  • Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Wearing sunscreen daily – even while indoors
  • Avoiding tobacco products

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years depending on the type. Dr. McLain will discuss all of this during your consultation. He will then help you decide what is best for you and the goals you want to achieve to have healthier, younger looking skin.

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.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. As we age, the skin around our eyes may become saggy and droopy giving a tired appearance to the face causing one to look older than their years.

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyes and surrounding area. The surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, blepharoplasty can improve the appearance for a more youthful, rested look.

As skin ages, it usually loses its elasticity. A lack of elasticity plus gravity causes skin to collect on the upper and lower eyelids. On the lower eyelid, excess skin causes wrinkles and bulges. On the upper eyelids, extra skin can actually cause vision problems.

The best candidates for an eye lift are people who are in good health and who have a realistic idea of what they want. Most are 35 years or older, but if baggy or droopy eyelids run in your family, you may choose to have the procedure done earlier.

Here are some things that eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid
  • Excess skin that causes vision impairment
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that expose whiteness below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Because eyelids are part of the face, the appearance of a drooping upper lid may also be due to relaxation of the forehead skin and eyebrow.

If you are thinking of having eyelid surgery, whether to improve your overall appearance, or because sagging eyelids are causing vision problems, Dr. McLain will talk you through the process. At your consultation, he will discuss your goals, and he will help you achieve them.

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.

Capsular Contracture 

Implant rupture and capsular contracture are two key reasons why breast implant removal cosmetic surgery may become a medical necessity. A hole or tear in the implant can cause the saline or silicone filling to leak out from the implant shell. In case of capsular contracture, the tightening scar tissue can cause pain or discomfort in the breasts. Breast implant removal will eliminate these problems.  

McLain Surgical Arts, led by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain, provides cosmetic and reconstructive procedures to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities.  

Removal of Saline or Silicone Implants  

When a saline implant gets ruptured, it will deflate within a few hours and the saline solution will get reabsorbed by the body. While it poses no threat to your health, your breast shape will appear distorted because of implant deflation. If the silicone implant gets damage, the implant volume will usually remain unaffected because the silicone gel has a high viscosity, and will stay contained in the implant capsule.  

In a saline implant deflation, you can have the breast implant removal cosmetic surgery under local anesthesia to take out the implant with a small cut. But prior to that, you and your surgeon should closely evaluate whether your breast tissue is sagging or has stretched out over the years.  

Depending on your personal cosmetic goals, your surgeon may recommend a breast lift to be performed along with implant removal. This procedure will involve general anesthesia and will more elaborate than just a saline implant removal. 

In case of a silicone implant removal, the surgeon will carefully consider which surgical technique to apply in your case. In case of implant rupture, the silicone material must be cleared from the implant pocket, which will probably involve general anesthesia. From an external exam or even with a radiology scan, it may not be easy to determine the actual condition of the silicone implant following a rupture or capsular contracture.  

Once the surgery begins, your surgeon will be able to decide whether to perform a total or partial capsulectomy or apply the en bloc capsulectomy technique. In each case, the surgeon’s goal will be to ensure your 100% safety and obtain the best medical and aesthetic outcomes.  

Breast Implant Removal with Breast Lift  

Aging, pregnancy, gravitational forces, hormonal changes and other factors are likely to loosen your breast tissue over time, particularly if you have been using larger sized breast implants. If the breast skin has lost a considerable amount of elasticity, the skin may not retract to its youthful position after the breast implant removal.  

In this situation, your surgeon may recommend that you should undergo breast implant removal combined with a breast lift surgery. Breast lift will involve excision of the loose skin, tightening of the breast tissue and muscle, and sometimes even the repositioning or resizing of areolas. This will restore a youthful and tighter looking breast appearance. 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for safe and proven cosmetic procedures.   

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.