Preparing For Breast Revision Cosmetic Surgery | Huntsville | DecaturA breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and sagging tissues and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

A breast lift can improve your figure providing a breast profile that is more uplifted and youthful. Women’s breasts change as they age and especially after childbirth. The changes and loss of skin elasticity can be caused by:

  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy

Dr. McLain will discuss with you what a breast lift can and cannot do. This surgery can change the size and shape of the breasts, but often will not restore fullness in the upper pole of the breast in a lasting fashion.  This usually requires the addition of an implant which may be done at the time of the lift.

By removing excess, stretched out skin, removing/reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple and areola into a more forward position, Dr. McLain can create a more youthful breast contour. 

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.

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

Practice Overview

McLain Surgical Arts, led by double board certified cosmetic and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Landon D. McLain, is a premier practice providing cutting edge procedures in aesthetic as well as oral and maxillofacial surgery. The practice offers the dual benefits of cosmetic surgery as well as oral health procedures under the same roof.

As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. McLain provides customized treatments that are tailored to meet the specific health and aesthetic needs of a patient. The practice is equipped with latest technologies to help deliver the safest and most effective outcomes in every procedure. Dr. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, AL and surrounding communities.

Oral and Maxillofacial Procedures

McLain Surgical Arts provides a comprehensive range of oral and maxillofacial procedures, including the following:

Wisdom Teeth Extraction

Wisdom teeth are also called the third molars. Very often these teeth may come in impacted, requiring extraction. Dr. McLain is highly trained and experienced in performing this procedure with satisfying and sustainable results for his patients.

Dental Implants

Dental implant surgery is a complex procedure, but it is by far the most effective procedure for teeth replacement. Dr. McLain provides advanced dental implants to restore both function and aesthetics.

Jaw Surgery

As a leading double board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. McLain specializes in procedures that repair jaw related irregularities, improve bite and breathing ability, and enhance orthodontic outcomes. He provides this surgery to patients in Huntsville, AL and nearby areas.

Facial Trauma Surgery

Dr. McLain puts his extensive training in dental, medical, and cosmetic surgery to full use when performing advanced and complex procedures such as facial trauma surgery. He can achieve corrective results while maintaining the aesthetic balance at the same time.

Aesthetic Surgery Procedures

McLain Surgical Arts is fully equipped to provide the latest and proven aesthetic surgery procedures. Dr. McLain is a trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon providing these procedures.


Breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, breast augmentation with lift, and breast revision are some of the key breast cosmetic surgery procedures offered by Dr. McLain.


Major body contouring procedures performed at McLain Surgical Arts include liposuction and tummy tuck surgery. Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the US today. Both women and men can benefit equally from these procedures.


With his strong training background in oral and maxillofacial surgery, Dr. McLain is in the perfect position to provide facial cosmetic surgery as well as oral and maxillofacial procedures.


A number of non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures are also provided at Dr. McLain’s practice. These may be performed independently or in conjunction with facial plastic surgery procedures. The procedures include Botox, dermal fillers, laser skin resurfacing, and other aesthetician and skin care services and products.

Dr. McLain practice is based out of Huntsville, AL, and serves Birmingham and Decatur, AL, as well as parts of Georgia and Tennessee. Dr. McLain is a recognized leader in the field, who is involved in multiple lecturing, training, and research activities, in addition to providing cutting edge treatments to his patients.

Breast Lift Augmentation

How to Prepare For Breast Implant Removal | Huntsville | ScottsboroIt’s pretty common for a woman to ask during her consultation if she should get a breast lift or breast implants. The answer may be both. Particularly after pregnancy, weight loss, or simply aging, combining a breast lift with breast augmentation is often the ideal solution for women at my Huntsville, AL practice who want fuller breasts but also need additional support. Let’s take a look at the reasons behind that to determine which procedure best suits which patient.

It surprises some women who are considering breast enhancement that breast implants don’t provide a lifted appearance. Breast augmentation merely makes the breasts larger, adding more volume in the upper portion. But for anyone whose breast skin is starting to lose its elasticity, implants may actually increase any sagging that’s already occurred.

Good candidate

If you have had children, lost weight, or simply seen the effects of gravity over time, you may be a good candidate for combining a breast lift with augmentation. It’s common to feel satisfied with the appearance of your breasts for most of your life and then to lament their lost volume after pregnancy, and it’s also normal to want the breasts you had when you were younger. In some cases, a breast lift on its own can accomplish that goal, but often, I recommend a lift with implants to restore both fullness and a perky appearance.

Adding a lift does require longer incisions than breast augmentation alone, usually with a scar that extends from the bottom of the areola to the crease where the breast connects to the chest wall. For most women, though, that fine scar is a welcome tradeoff for the vastly improved results they achieve. It’s also important to understand that experienced surgeons who are qualified to perform these types of combination operations can minimize scarring and use special techniques that help incisions heal and fade quickly.

Full Mommy Makeover

If you’re considering these procedures after you’ve finished having children, you may also want to think about a full mommy makeover, which combines cosmetic breast surgery with a tummy tuck, liposuction, or other procedures to treat several areas at once. This type of combination surgery can be more cost-effective and also requires you to recover only once, rather than with multiple operations.

Combining treatments can be a wonderful way to bring about the cosmetic results you desire, but it’s important to consult with a qualified surgeon for these slightly more complex procedures. That way, you can ensure both your safety and your beauty. Be sure to contact us if you’d like to start planning a procedure that meets all your goals.