Laser Hair Removal | Huntsville Med Spa | Medical Spa | Plastic SurgeonThere are many ways to remove body hair, from waxing to threading to shaving. But laser hair removal is one of the few options that offers a more permanent approach to getting rid of unwanted body hair.

Laser hair removal works by sending the light of a laser through the pigment in the hair. It is more than just zapping unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure, which Dr. McLain is trained to perform.

There are some things you will have to do before undergoing laser hair removal, which Dr. McLain will discuss with you at your consultation. Some of these include the following:

  • Limit plucking, waxing and electrolysis for six weeks
  • Avoid sun exposure six weeks before and six weeks after the procedure

When you go in for your treatment, the hair will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin’s surface. Usually a topical numbing medicine is applied 20 to 30 minutes before the procedure to help with the sting of laser pulses.

The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness and location of the hair being treated as well as your skin color.

Lasers are useful for removing hair from the face, chin, arm, underarm, leg, bikini, and other areas. Benefits of laser hair removal include:

  • Speed: each laser pulse takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. Small areas, such as the upper lip, can be treated in less than a minute.
  • Precision: lasers can target dark, coarse hairs while leaving surrounding skin undamaged.
  • Predictability: most patients have permanent hair loss after three to seven sessions.

In addition to clearer, smoother skin and permanent hair reduction, laser hair removal also can reduce in-grown hairs, which means less irritation of the skin.

Dr. McLain will discuss all of your best treatment options and tell you what to expect at your consultation.

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.

Tummy Tuck with Liposuction | Huntsville Plastic Surgery | Scottsboro SurgeonAre diet and exercise not giving you the flat tummy that you would like to have? Then you may want to consider a tummy tuck.

Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, will flatten the abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles.   It is not the same as liposuction, although you may add the liposuction procedure to the tummy tuck surgery.

A tummy tuck will remove excess skin while tightening loose or separated abdominal muscles to give you a more smooth and toned physique. However, if you also have areas of stubborn fat, such as love handles, a tummy tuck alone is not likely to be the most effective option.

Liposuction, a body contouring procedure, uses suction to remove pockets of fat that are not responding to diet and exercise. While liposuction can get rid of love handles, back rolls and baby fat, it won’t address excess skin or muscle laxity, which often accompany a pregnancy or big weight loss.

So, to achieve your best look, combining the two procedures may be your best option. Dr. McLain will discuss your best options during your consultation.

There are benefits to adding liposuction to the tummy tuck including you will only need to schedule one surgery, and you will have only one recovery period.

Combining a tummy tuck with liposuction can maximize your body contouring results in a way that isn’t possible with either procedure on its own. Excess fat and loose skin often go hand in hand, so treating both of these cosmetic concerns at the same time is often the most efficient and effective approach.

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.

Nipple Reduction Surgery 

Breasts differ largely in their appearance, shape, and size. In many cases, the nipples and areolae or pigmented areas around the nipples also vary in nature. While there is no medical problem with such asymmetry, some women may feel it reduces the attractiveness of their breasts.  

Areola reduction surgery can help you achieve more symmetrical areolae. In this procedure, the surgeon will decrease the diameter of oversized areolae to bring them into balance with the breast size. This surgery can be a standalone procedure although it is also possible to combine it with a breast reduction or augmentation or a breast lift. 

Double board certified oral & maxillofacial and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides nipple and areola reduction surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations. 

Is Areola Reduction Right for You? 

If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you are a good candidate for areola reduction surgery. 

  • Have your areolae changed in size and shape after pregnancy or breastfeeding? 
  • Have you lost a lot of weight and find it has caused your areolae to stretch considerably? 
  • Do you have areolae that appear protruding or puffy? 
  • Is the areola on one breast smaller or larger in size than the one on the other breast? 
  • Are you unhappy with the overall size of your areola? 
  • Are you a woman past your early 20s? 

Areola reduction surgery in women is done only after the breasts have completely grown. In men, it may be done at an earlier age. 

Things to Know About the Surgery 

Areola reduction surgery is a safe and proven procedure that takes around an hour to complete. It may be done at the hospital or in the surgeon’s office. A local anesthetic is commonly used, but sometimes, the surgeon may see it fit to use general anesthesia.  

One the effects of the anesthetic kick in, the surgeon makes a cut along the circumference of the existing areola to remove a doughnut-sized bit of tissue. This cut is placed in the pigmented region so that any scar that remains is rendered less visible.  

Next, the surgeon places a permanent suture within the breast to secure the new areola in place and make sure it doesn’t stretch over time. They will close the initial cut using sutures and apply a surgical dressing. You may be advised to wear a postsurgical bra to support your breasts for a few weeks.

What to Expect Post-surgery 

Healing from areola reduction surgery does not take beyond a week. Most people get back to work in a day or two. Some bruising and swelling may be present for the first few days, and this will obscure the effects of the surgery. Once the swelling has reduced, the breasts settle into position and then, you will be able to appreciate the surgery outcome. The scar left around the areola may take up to a year to heal.   

Double board certified oral & maxillofacial and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for nipple and areola reduction 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.