How Should You Prepare For Rhinoplasty? | Huntsville SurgeryRhinoplasty is performed for changing or correcting the shape of the nose. It can be done for aesthetic reasons or for helping with breathing concerns. The procedure can address specific nasal concerns by making changes to the skin around the bone, cartilage and skin. Most patients are concerned with what to expect during the surgery and recovery. Based on this, you can get a head start on the road to recovery by starting sooner. 

Responsible surgeons ensure their patients are provided with a list of pre-surgery instructions. McLain Surgical Arts, led by committed cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides breast augmentation surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities. 

Preparing for Nose Surgery or Rhinoplasty

Avoid certain medications

Certain medications, such as ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil), aspirin, naproxen, vitamin E, and any other herbal medications or supplements that contain these compounds should be stopped at least two weeks before the nose reshaping cosmetic surgery. You can have a daily multivitamin and Acetaminophen. 

Smoking

Your surgeon will ask you to stop smoking two weeks before the procedure. You should refrain from smoking two weeks following rhinoplasty as well. Tobacco smoke and nicotine delay healing. This can cause scarring as well.

Sun damage

You should avoid spending too much time out in the sun for two weeks before the surgery. You should wear SPF 30 or higher whenever you step out. 

Prescription

The doctor will give you a prescription for pain medications and antibiotics on the day of the nose job surgery

Non-prescription items

You would need the following non-prescription items:

  • Vaseline ointment
  • Saline nasal spray
  • Stool softener
  • Sinecch

Other arrangements

You shouldn’t eat or drink anything after midnight, including water. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, but you would be under the effects of sedation. You should arrange for someone to take you home and stay for at least 24 hours with you following the procedure. You may want to make a recovery space at your home as well. 

You should keep books, magazines, and TV remote all within easy reach. Make sure your phone is charged or the wire is nearby. You should set up a table with snacks, water, and pain medications. Make a comfortable resting spot with pillows to keep your head elevated. 

The Day of Rhinoplasty Surgery

The surgeon will give you an approximate time for the surgical procedure. Don’t eat or drink anything on the day of the surgery. This includes water. You may want to take essential medications with a sip of water. In some cases, the surgeon may prescribe a mild anti-stress or sleep medication to take the night before the surgery. 

Avoid clothes that slipover. You should wear loose fitting clothes that have buttons in the front. Don’t wear any jewelry and leave all valuables at home. Avoid nail polish. Don’t wear any eye or facial makeup. You shouldn’t wear contact lenses. If you want, you can wear glasses. Keep your dentures in if you wear them. 

Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for nose surgery.

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McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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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How Your Nose Can Change Your Look | Huntsville Plastic SurgeryAre you looking to make some changes to your looks? Do you have a crooked nose, or do you think it is too large? Do you have trouble breathing through your nose? All of these things may be helped with Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty is commonly known as a nose job. It is a plastic surgery procedure for altering and reconstructing the nose.

There are two types of plastic surgery used in a rhinoplasty depending upon what is the ultimate goal and outcome that you would like:

  • Reconstructive surgery restores the form and functions of the nose.
  • Cosmetic surgery changes the appearance of the nose.

Here are some things that rhinoplasty can treat:

  • Nose size in relation to facial balance
  • Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nose width at the bridge
  • Nasal tip that is enlarged, drooping or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry

Are you a good candidate for rhinoplasty? Generally, if you are in good health, have no serious medical conditions or illnesses you be a good candidate. If you are a smoker, Dr. McLain will ask that you quit, or are able to stop for a prolonged period of time.

Rhinoplasty can enhance facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.

Dr. McLain will examine your nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. A deviated septum is one of the most common causes of breathing impairment.

Should he determine that rhinoplasty can help with your breathing, Dr. McLain will adjust the nasal structure to produce better alignment, which will make breathing a lot easier.

Dr. McLain will examine your nose and your entire facial structure to help you determine the best course of action when you want to make cosmetic changes. The goal will be to create facial balance and correct proportion.

Contact our office today to schedule your consultation. Dr. McLain will discuss with you your goals and your overall health. He will also answer all of your questions as you consider whether rhinoplasty is right for you.

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

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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.

If you have reached the age of 50, you’ve seen aging changes that require more than good skin care. This is a time in our lives when facial rejuvenation is a good thing to consider. Dr. Landon McLain is certified to perform these procedures that can take years off your face.

What is facial rejuvenation? It encompasses several procedures that may be done separately or in conjunction with one another. Among these are:

Blepharoplasty

This is a type of surgery that corrects droopy eyelids and improves the appearance of the eyelids. Surgery can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both. Eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Loose or sagging skin on the upper eyelids
  • Drooping lower lids
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower lids

Whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids, eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your lids.

Brow Lift

A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift:

  • Improves frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Reduces wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead
  • Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
  • Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position

A brow lift is one step in helping rejuvenate the upper face.

Facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves signs of aging in your lower face and neck. The procedure involves repositioning and removing skin, fat and muscle to achieve your desired result.

The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, including thinning of the skin, which happens as we age, loss of facial fat, sun damage, gravity, and smoking, as well as heredity and stress.

If you are ready for a new you and you want to look refreshed and rested, contact the South Huntsville office of Dr. Landon McLain. You can schedule a consultation with him about achieving a more refreshed appearance.

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

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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.

Do you feel like your eyes are aging you? Are your lids beginning to droop causing your eyes to look hooded? Do you look tired all the time – even when you are rested? Blepharoplasty may offer the answers for a more youthful eye area.

Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that repairs droopy eyelids. As we age, our eyelids stretch, and the muscles supporting them weaken. Surgery to correct this can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both.

Whether you want to improve your appearance, or you are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids – eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes.

Some things that eyelid surgery can correct include:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Fatty deposits that appear as puffiness on the eyelids
  • Loose or sagging skin on the eyelids that sometimes causes vision problems
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and wrinkles that appear below the lower lids

While this surgery is usually done for cosmetic reasons, it is also an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision.

Eyelid surgery won’t get rid of dark circles under the eyes, crow’s feet or other facial wrinkles. It is often done along with other procedures such as laser resurfacing, filler injections, or forehead lifts.

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

Dr. McLain will discuss all of this in your consultation. He will help you decide what you want and what you can expect from your eyelid surgery. He will also tell you what you will need to do pre-op and after your surgery.

After eyelid surgery, expect to stay home from work and limit your activities for several days while your eyelids heal. You may also experience dry eyes for a few days.

If you are considering eyelid surgery, contact Dr. McLain’s office to schedule your consultation, today.

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

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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.

 

Brow Lift

Are you tired of looking tired even when you’re rested? Aging causes many changes in the way we look, including sagging skin on the face. If you want a more youthful and restful look, you may be a candidate for a Brow Lift.

The Brow Lift, also known as a forehead lift, raises the eyebrows to decrease the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines and to lift sagging skin. You may choose to have a brow lift if you have a low, sagging brow or brow asymmetry.

A brow lift can provide some of the following benefits:

  • Improve frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
  • Reduce wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead
  • Reduce wrinkles that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
  • Raise sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
  • Place the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position

Dr. McLain will discuss with you what you can expect from your brow lift. He will examine you to ensure that you have the best outcome. He will also tell you what to do before surgery, and what aftercare will be required once you are at home and healing.

Brow lift techniques vary depending on your desired results. Dr. McLain will discuss with you the technique he will use for your surgery. The procedure will be done in a surgical facility and you will be placed under general anesthesia.

You will be given specific instructions on how to care for your incisions. In the first few days after your brow lift:

  • Rest with your head elevated and take pain medication as prescribed by Dr. McLain
  • Apply cold compresses to relieve swelling
  • Avoid any activity that causes excessive pressure or motion

Depending on your needs and desires, Dr. McLain may also perform other procedures along with your brow lift. These may include upper and lower eyelid surgery, a facelift and skin resurfacing.

If you are ready for a more youthful appearance, call Dr. McLain’s office and make an appointment for your consultation, today.

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

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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.

Otoplasty Surgery at McLain Surgical ArtsRefining the Look of Your Ears

If you don’t like the look of your ears, if you think they stick out too much, or if you want to refine your overall look, you may want to consider otoplasty. If your child has protruding ears, otoplasty is a relatively simple procedure to correct that before entering school.

Otoplasty refers to surgical and non-surgical procedures for correcting deformities and defects of the pinna, or outer ear. The procedure may be used for reconstructing a defective, deformed, or absent outer ear.

The objective is to make the ears more proportionate to the face. It is particularly difficult for young children who have prominent ears. Ears that stick out can make life miserable from the constant teasing by other children. In most cases, repositioning the ears back alongside the head will solve the problem.

The sooner in life the problem is corrected, the better. Ear surgery, or otoplasty can be performed on children as young as four or five years old, and of course, at any time for adults.

Good candidates for ear surgery include:

Children who are:

  • Healthy, without life-threatening illnesses or untreated chronic ear infections.
  • 5 years or older, or whose ear cartilage is stable enough.
  • Cooperative and follow instructions well.

Teenagers and Adults who are:

  • Healthy and do not have a life-threatening illness or other issues that may cause a problem with healing.
  • Positive about the outcome of ear surgery, and who have realistic expectations.
  • Non-smokers

Whether you are considering otoplasty for yourself, or your child, Dr. McLain will discuss with you all of your options and will help you manage your expectations. He and his staff will be able to answer any questions you may have at your consultation.

Dr. McLain will also tell you what you may expect before and during the process, and he will instruct you on aftercare, as well.

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

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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.

Improving Your Looks With Facial Implant Surgery | Huntsville Cosmetic SurgeryIf you are looking to improve the overall look and symmetry of your face, you may want to consider facial implants.

Facial implants are specially formed solid materials compatible with human tissues. They are designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face.

If you are bothered by a small chin, week jaw, or lack of facial contour, cosmetic surgery with facial implants may be your answer.

A good candidate for facial implant surgery is someone in good health who has reasonable expectations. Before the surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. McLain. He will discuss your medical history and talk about your expectations and what is best for you.

Cheek Augmentation

The goal of cheek augmentation is to add volume and lift to the cheeks. As we age, it is common to lose volume in our face, and the skin begins to sag. You may also consider this procedure if you have cheeks that are considered flat or thin.

Your cheek augmentation will result in fuller and possibly softer-appearing cheeks. In many cases, the cheeks also appear lifted.

Chin Augmentation

The goal of chin augmentation is to enhance the contours of the chin, jawline and neck, thereby improving the overall facial appearance.

Chin implants are the most common type of chin augmentation. The placement of synthetic implants around the existing chin bone alters the underlying shape of the face, which enhances the balance of other facial features.

If you have a receding chin, this procedure will give your face a more contoured look. Chin implants can be placed either through small incisions made inside the mouth or under the chin. Dr. McLain will discuss with you what is best for your procedure.

Restoring facial harmony, or creating it where it is needed is the goal of cheek and chin implant surgery. Dr. McLain will advise you on what is best for the goals you are hoping to achieve.

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

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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 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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How to Choose The Best Ear Surgery Cosmetic Surgeon | HunstvilleIt is vital for patients to work with an experienced and skilled surgeon for their ear reshaping cosmetic surgery (otoplasty). 

This is a relatively safe procedure. However, it does involve certain risks, similar to any surgical procedure. For this reason, the patient should identify a surgeon with a proven record of safe and successful outcomes. 

Dr. Landon D. McLain provides otoplasty to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Otoplasty results will last for many years to come, likely for the patient’s entire lifetime. Therefore, they should devote time to choosing a surgeon who will offer them their desired appearance. 

It may seem like a challenging task to identify the right surgeon with numerous doctors offering plastic surgery. However, certain things can make it easier for a patient to make the correct decision. 

The patient should consider an experienced plastic surgeon with a proven record of creating excellent ear reshaping results. Many surgeons may have expertise in a specific procedure, but no hands-on experience in facial surgeries. For a patient seeking otoplasty, such surgeons are likely not an appropriate choice. 

Patients should choose a surgeon who is trained in the management of surgical complications. There is a low possibility of the development of such complications. But identifying a surgeon with specialized training in this field will lower the risk even further.

The patient, on the other hand, should assess whether the surgeon in question has a good record. Prospective patients are entitled to receive all pertinent details from each state medical board.

Experience

The patient should ideally work with a surgeon with specialized training in plastic surgery. But it is also important to understand whether the surgeon has sufficient practical experience in the area. 

If the patient is interested in a specific type of ear reshaping technique or seeks further facial procedures, they should choose a surgeon with experience in these particular procedures. 

Bedside Manner

Patients are more likely to be satisfied with the final results of their otoplasty surgery if they work with a friendly surgeon who makes them feel at ease. 

Therefore, the patient should work with a doctor who is willing to spend time with them, respond to their questions in detail, and create an individualized surgical plan. Simultaneously, they should try to avoid a surgeon who creates pressure on them to undergo more treatment than they actually require or want. 

Desirable Qualities of an Ear Surgeon

  • Easy to talk to, warm, compassionate
  • Inclined to offer the patient in-depth information on the procedure
  • Passionate about the idea of making a difference in the patient’s life through plastic surgery
  • Offers individualized care and attention to each patient
  • Ability to understand the cosmetic needs, desires, hopes, and aspirations of the patient
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of the facial structure
  • Has a sense of form, balance, and proportion 
  • Uses advanced techniques to ensure that the otoplasty surgery is minimally invasive and leads to as little scarring as possible

Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for otoplasty.

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) | Huntsville | Scottsboro | Decatur | MadisonIf one or both ears are malformed, it can lead to frustration and low self-confidence in adults and children alike. Many times, defects in the ear shape or protuberant ears may be present since birth.

However, ear injury can also cause a deformed shape. Otoplasty is an effective and proven cosmetic surgery procedure to restore an appealing, natural looking shape and size of the ears.

Otoplasty or ear reshaping surgery or ear pinning surgery is meant to correct large, asymmetrical or awkward looking ears. A skilled and experienced surgeon will use cutting-edge surgical techniques to ensure that this procedure is more precise and less invasive.

Dr. Landon D. McLain provides otoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.

 

Appropriate Candidates

A person who is unhappy about the appearance of their oddly shaped or prominent ears may be a suitable ear reshaping surgery candidate.

Before considering a patient for otoplasty, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s overall health condition, facial anatomy, and their personal cosmetic goals and desires.

The patient may require ear reconstruction in combination with reshaping if they have suffered an ear injury.

Children whose ears are fully developed can also make ideal candidates for otoplasty as long as they are old enough to choose the procedure with a fundamental understanding of why they want to undergo it. This surgery is appropriate for kids who feel shy or unhappy in their peer group due to their oddly shaped ears.

 

Procedure

The ear is made up mainly of cartilage, which can be sculpted by the cosmetic surgeon to develop the desired size or shape.

The objective is to develop a shape that is harmonious with the other characteristics of the face and is proportional to the head shape. It is also crucial to make sure that both ears resemble each other in a mirrored manner.

The patient should have reasonable expectations from the procedure. The surgeon will inform them that the ears cannot be identical to each other. It may appear unnatural, while the procedure aims to create natural looking ears.

In many cases, a skilled surgeon will only change one ear to accomplish a balanced appearance and make the procedure less invasive. But some patients may need correction in both ears.

After making the necessary changes, the surgeon will place stitches. These will be taken out in around one week after the ear surgery. The incisions will be made behind the ears to ensure that any future scarring remains discreet.

 

Recovery

After otoplasty, an average patient will be able to return to their normal routine or resume work in around one week. However, they will need to avoid aggressive physical activities for nearly two weeks to allow the healing to be completed.

Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for otoplasty cosmetic surgery.


McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic 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.