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About James D. McMahan, MD

Welcome to Advanced Aesthetic & Laser Surgery! Our goal is to provide you with the best experience possible to achieve your aesthetic goals. We have an extensive array of options for you to choose from whether it is minor office injectables such as Botox® or Juvederm®, in-office Laser procedures for skin resurfacing, or tattoo removal, or cosmetic surgeries of the face, breast and body. At Advanced Aesthetic & Laser Surgery, we literally ‘have it all!’

Dr. James D. McMahan received board certification in General Surgery prior to his certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1992 and has over 27 years of experience in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is nationally and internationally published in plastic surgery of the breast and body. Dr. McMahan has received numerous patient choice awards and has annually been voted one of the top plastic surgeons in Columbus by his peers in Columbus Monthly.

James D. McMahan, MD’s Credentials

Education and Advanced Training:

1975-1979 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

  • Major: Biology
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Beta Kappa Honors

1979-1983 Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

1979-1983 Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR

  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine

1983-1984 Hurley Medical Center, Flint, MI

  • General Surgery – Internship

Chief Resident in General Surgery1984-1988 Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach, FL

  • General Surgery – Residency

State of Ohio State Medical Board1988-1990 Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship


State Medical Board of OhioState Medical Board of Ohio

Board Certification:

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1992American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1992

American Board of Surgery, 1989American Board of Surgery, 1989

National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984National Board of Medical Examiners, 1984


  • Rectal Prolapse – An Update on Rectal Sling Procedure. James D. McMahan,M.D. and Charles Ripstein M.D., American Surgeon, 1987;53,37. Presented at the Southeastern Surgical Society, 3/19/86, General Assembly
  • Lasting Success In Teenage Reduction Mammoplasty. James D. McMahan,M.D., et. al. Ann Pl Surg, V. 35, Sept 1995, p.227-31.
  • A Reliable Method for the Preoperative Estimation of Tissue to be Removed During Reduction Mammoplasty. James D. McMahan, M.D. et. al. Plast. Reconstr. Surg.127: 1509,2011
  • Improvement in Stress Urinary Incontinence After Abdominoplasty.James D. McMahan, M.D., et. al. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 34(7): 1091, 2014
  • Comparison of Long-term Changes in Breast Surface Measurements AfterAugmentation Mammaplasty: Silicone Versus Saline Implants. Carruthers, K., Kocak, E., McMahan, J. Eur J Plast Sur; May 2016
  • Be Your Best – A Comprehensive Guide to Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2006. Contributing author James D. McMahan, M.D.

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

  • Riverside Methodist Hospital – Courtesy
  • Upper Arlington Surgery Center – Active
  • Knightsbridge Surgery Center – Active

Professional Societies

American Society of Plastic SurgeonsAmerican Society of Plastic Surgeons

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American College of Surgeons – FellowAmerican College of Surgeons – Fellow

Columbus Medical AssociationColumbus Medical Association

Columbus Surgical SocietyZollinger Society

Ohio State Medical Association

Ohio Valley Society for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Columbus Surgical Society

Additional Advanced Training

Medical Alliance Erbium:YAG Laser WorkshopMedical Alliance Erbium:YAG Laser Workshop

Coherent UltraPulse CO2 LaserCoherent UltraPulse CO2 Laser

Coherent LightSheer Laser CertificationCoherent LightSheer Laser Certification

Endoscopic Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryEndoscopic Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Allergan Academy CertificationAllergan Academy Certification

Mentor Memory Gel CertificationMentor Memory Gel Certification

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