Columbus Plastic Surgeon
4845 Knightsbridge Blvd., Ste. 230
Columbus, Ohio 43214 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Breast Implants with Lift on One Side

I had breast implants with a lift on one side-- so far im only 14 days out and things are going well already my self esteem is higher and im sure it will only get better once completly healed-- basically i did it because with age and childbirth things were not looking the way i wanted them and i was always self conscious about the appearance.14 days post op and just started having a clear...

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

Receding Chin - I Love my Chin Augmentation!

I had a receding chin which resulted in an unattractive profile, as well as a slight double chin even though I'm not overweight.The plastic surgeon performed a chin augmentation (implant) and I could not be happier with the results. It has made a huge difference in my appearance and confidence. I wish I would have done this 10 years ago (I'm 38).

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Worth the Wait! - Columbus, OH

I have wanted a lift since I can't remember when. It was just always on my to do list, but knew I wanted to have children and to experience breast feeding, so I waited. The first time I made my apt with a PS youngest was 11/2 but for family reasons I never had it done. Them I got busy with raisungb a family, securing my career which included school, but my wish was always there. Finally the...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Great Experience with Dr. James McMahan! - Columbus, OH

Dr. McMahan and the entire staff at Advanced Aesthetic & Laser Surgery were more than gracious when it came to answering questions about the BA procedure. Dr. McMahan did a remarkable surgery!! My recovery time and healing process were not nearly as long as I had expected. I am more than happy and far more confident with my new breasts. Thank you Dr. McMahan!!

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

RN Rhinoplasty-Columbus, OH

Prior to surgery my nose had a slight hump that I was never very fond of. For years, I had contemplated undergoing plastic surgery but was always hesitant. By no means did I want to end up with a "Michael Jackson" nose in an attempt to fix such a small issue. I eventually decided to begin the search for a reputable plastic surgeon. After much research I decided to schedule a consultation with...

I Have Scheduled my Surgery Date

I am soon to be 40, I've disliked my body for many years. I am 5'5 about 150lbs, I want to lose 10lbs b4 surgery dateI decided to change PS and so glad I did. I am now going 1 day earlier on 9/19 and super excited. My husband and I decided on the size of the implants.4 more sleeps until the day of my surgery. I am so excited. I have to do extra house cleaning this weekend as my...

4 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

7 weeks PO

I had gastric by pass 7 years ago and just now prepping for a mommy makeover. However, when I had my bloodwork done my hemoglobin was a 8.9and very low iron. Since then my PCP put me on double iron had my bloodwork done yesterday and only up to. 9.1. My dr says it needs to be 10.o at min before he will do. Has anyone else had this problem and how long did it take to get the levels up?...

Nervous and Excited for my New Nose! - Columbus, OH

After a few consultations, I selected Dr. McMahan to perform my revision rhinoplasty. I had my first rhinoplasty 11 years ago and I've never completely happy with it. It was an improvement from my original nose (I had quite a hump and the tip was even more projected), but I've always felt that it was still too big for my face. I don't want a "distinctive nose" as one of my friends called it...

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Restore - Skin Looks Incredible!!!

I had Fraxel Restore on 12/21. My procedure went as follows: arrive at doc office and get face covered in numbing cream, wait an hour and then go into treatment room, doc injections me with lidocaine 12 times!!! This part really hurt. He made injections across my temple and then in my mouth two upper and two lower. This was incredibly painful and I couldn't feel anything. I disliked the...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

35 Year Old Mother of Three Babies Via C-section - Columbus, OH

I love how much information my doctor gave me at our consultation. I have our pre-op appointment on the 9th and surgery on the 26th. I've had three babies all via c-section. Gained 50+ with each baby. Had huge babies, my biggest being 12.2! My stomach is deformed. I work out 5-6 times a week and nothing will change it but surgery. I've lost all my baby weight and am 5'6 and 138lbs size 4....

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$60. You spend all of you time with Dr. McMahan who will review your history, go over your concerns, discuss the procedures including the risks and review your cost quote.

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. McMahan has hospital affiliations at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Upper Arlington Surgery Center, Knightsbridge Surgery Center .


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Biology, University of Oregon
    Medical: MD, Oregon Health Sciences University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Hurley Medical Center
    General Surgery, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
    Plastic Surgery, Ohio State University

Treatments offered at Advanced Aesthetic & Laser Surgery

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Tummy Tuck Recovery

There are a lot of factors that effect your recovery with a tummy tuck. For most patients, the worst discomfort is the first two to three days and it... READ MORE

Best Positions For Sitting and Sleeping After Tummy Tuck Surgery? (photo)

Buffyduck; Thank you for your question and photo. First of all, congratulations on your tremendous weight loss! I'm sure that you already feel... READ MORE

Incision Looks Infected 3 Weeks After Breast Lift- Opinion? (photo)

Thank you for your question and photos. Although it is impossible to tell from photographs alone, it does not appear that your incisions are infected.... READ MORE

Wearing a Compression Band for 6 Months After Breast Augmentation?

Some surgeons recommend wearing breast bands after breast augmentation surgery. I generally find then to be cruel and unusual punishment. In the event... READ MORE

What Procedure Will Remove the Rippling and Increase my Breast Size?

Your photographs should be an educational poster as to why implants belong under the muscle. You have severe capsular contractures causing hard... READ MORE

Liposuction Recovery Using Compression Garments or Spanx?

By far, the two most important considerations regarding the results of your liposuction are the skill of the surgeon and how good of a candidate you... READ MORE

I Have Stress Incontinent and Loose Tummy Muscles Would a Tummy Tuck Repair This?

Thank you for your question. I am currently writing a research paper on this exact topic. My findings have shown that a tummy tuck improves the... READ MORE

What is Recovery for a Full Tummy Tuck if Muscle Wall Tightening is Not Needed?

Most of the pain with tummy tuck surgery is due to the muscle plication. Patients who have not had children and are diligent about working out their... READ MORE

Trip to Cuba that didn't turn out like it was suppose too. How long do I have to wait before I get a new Mommy Makeover? (photo)

Thank you for your questions and photographs. I'm sorry that you had a bad experience, but traveling to Cuba (or DR, or Mexico, or ?????) to save... READ MORE

Shaving Pubic Hair Before a TT?

It is generally recommended that you do not shave the pubic area before getting a tummy tuck. If your surgeon would like some hair removed, it could... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. McMahan

James McMahan, MD has shared 50 before and after pictures with 105 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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