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Facelift Plastic Surgery Before & After Photos

Faelift before and after photos alabama

Rhytidectomy, commonly known as facelift, is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to reduce the telltale aging signs from the face and restore a youthful facial appearance. The surgery usually involves reduction of excess fat and skin, and may additionally involve tightening and repositioning of the underlying facial muscles.

Dr. Landon D. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon providing a wide range of surgical procedures, including facelift. His specialized training and expertise in procedures related to the face and jaw place him in a strong position to perform facelift surgery. Dr. McLain provides facelift to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.


Facelift surgery is usually sought by people in the age group of 40 to 70, but sometimes people in their thirties may also be appropriate candidates. Any individual who is bothered by the appearance of sagging facial skin and visible wrinkles and fine lines on the face may benefit from facelift, provided the procedure is performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon.

The ideal candidate will have some degree of elasticity and suppleness in the facial skin to achieve optimal outcomes. The underlying bone structure should also be strong enough to provide stability and contribute to a desirable aesthetic result.

Types of Facelift

Double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon Dr. McLain will recommend the appropriate facelift surgical technique according to the unique needs of the patient. He receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas.

Endoscopic Facelift

This is a relatively less invasive technique involving smaller incisions. A microscopic camera will be inserted into the target area to enable the surgeon to clearly view the underlying facial structure on a screen. Three minor incisions are generally required, and the surgeon will remove excess tissue and lift the sagging muscles through the incisions.

Cutaneous Facelift

This is a limited procedure that will only be used to remove excess facial skin. The surgeon will make a long incision in a discreet area along the hairline. The skin will be gently lifted and sutured tightly at a raised position. No changes to the muscular structure are involved in this procedure.

SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) Facelift

SMAS facelift is a highly popular technique today because it can create more substantive outcomes in less invasive manner. The surgeon will remove loose skin as well as lift and tighten the underlying muscles to improve facial contours. SMAS technique procedures long lasting and natural looking results.

Focus on Lower and Mid-face

Facelift surgery is designed to enhance the appearance of the lower two-thirds of the face. Dr. McLain will ensure that the results of facelift blend naturally with the upper face. In some cases, upper face surgical or non-surgical procedures may be combined to create more comprehensive outcomes.


A facelift generally involves a downtime of about a week to 10 days. During this period, the patient can perform light movements at home. Vigorous exercises should be avoided for about three weeks.

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.

Link to Business Insider Article

I recently came across this online article on Business Insider, about what physical features make men attractive to women.  Below are the 5 features discussed in the article.

  1. Facial Symmetry  which is an indicator of good genes and health.  This is a common feature of attractiveness in both sexes.
  2. Voice–  deeper voices were more attractive to women.  This clearly explains the fascination of many women and Barry White love songs.
  3. Jaws  large, well defined jawlines were deemed to be a good indicator of reproductive health.  Certainly, a more prominent and well defined lower jaw has been pretty ubiquitous to Hollywood’s leading men over the years
  4. Eyes  the outline of the colored portion of the eye is termed the limbal ring.  A prominent limbal ring, which is only visible in lighter eye colors, signals health and youth.  Advantage to the blue-eyed beaus.
  5. Height–  a recent study showed men with kids were, on average, one inch taller than men without kids.

None of this is very earth-shattering and follows most of our assumptions about male attractiveness.   Interestingly, there is only one feature that can be “easily” altered.   And, no, I’m not suggesting we all go and get colored contact lenses with prominent limbal rings.  Those look pretty fake once your within 3 feet of a person wearing them.  I’m referring to the jaw or jawline more specifically.  The good news is, there are several procedures that can increase the prominence of the lower jaw and render a more attractive appearance.  Consider these options before buying platform shoes or having leg lengthening surgery.

Neck Liposuction

As men (and women for that matter) age, especially with a little weight gain, the fat pockets underneath the chin and jaw may enlarge.  This hides the once prominent jawline that was so well defined in our youth or when we were more physically  fit.  Liposuction to the neck is one of the easiest cosmetic procedures to undergo and has a very high satisfaction rate with minimal downtime.

Chin Implants

For those who have a small retruded chin, placement of a anatomically contoured chin implant can make the world of difference.  Despite what you may have seen in the movies, most chin implants are very natural looking without any stigma of surgery.  There are even implants to improve the angle of the jaw.  These solid silicone implants are very safe and most types can be easily removed if the patient desires.

Jaw Surgery

Otherwise known as orthognathic surgery, which is primarily intended to improve the patient’s bite and function.  The “extra” benefit to this procedure is that in many situations we are moving the lower jaw forward, creating more prominence to the jawline and significantly improving the patient’s appearance.  This procedure is almost always combined with a period of braces applied by an orthodontist before and after the surgery and although this has a bit more recovery, the results are lifelong.


This is the gold standard in facial rejuvenation.  With the passage of time, the soft tissues of the face and neck descend and literally hide the chin and jawline even if your bone structure is ideal.  If you are in your fifties or sixties, you most likely know what I am referring to.  A facelift or rhytidectomy, addresses the sagging tissues and restores a more youthful contour to the jawline.

Many times, some of the aforementioned procedures are combined to yield an even more significant result.  If you are interested in improving your jawline or any other aspect of your appearance, please contact our office by phone or email.  While we cannot make you a Hollywood’s A-lister, we can definitely improve your attractiveness.

-Landon McLain MD, DMD