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

very easy to talk to, knowledgable and professional

5 out of 5 stars Chin Implant

Receding Chin - I Love my Chin Augmentation!

Dr. was very informative and skilled.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Worth the Wait! - Columbus, OH

I have a career in the medical field and have been able to witness his surgical abilities first hand for years.

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

Dr. McMahan and staff are just as much involved in providing excellent patient care during the post op period as they are prior to surgery. Read other patient reviews and I am sure you will hear very similar stories! As a member of the health care profession, I highly recommend Dr. McMahan.

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

Real self and research on the web! Will update more after first post op

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...

3 Children with 2 C Sections and over 120 Pounds Lost

I am set to have a tummy tuck and breast lift on July 11th. Nerves are starting to kick in. I went to many consultations. I chose Dr. McMahon because he was the only one that seemed to want to know me as a patient and not just perform the surgery. The consultation was quite long lasting almost 2 hours. I live 2 hours away from Columbus so I was debating on the drive after surgery. ...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation


Amazing!!!!!!! Im so amazed at his work and got exactly what I wanted!! Him and his staff are fantastic and answer all questions you have and make sure you know exactly what's going to happen and the outcome!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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

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

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

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 109 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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