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The Embodiment of One Man's Vision

The McCollough Institute* is truly a one-of-a-kind, 21st century life enhancement center created to personify the philosophy, expertise, and standards of its founder, chief operational executive, and leading surgeon, Dr. E. Gaylon McCollough. In order to understand the McCollough Institute* and the services it offers it is necessary to learn about the man whose life work it embodies.

For his multi-disciplinary, medical-facility, Dr. McCollough selected a site in the heart of Craft Farms, an Arnold Palmer designed golf resort, strategically carved out of the landscape just minutes from the sugar white beaches of Gulf Shores/Orange Beach, Alabama.

In this modern-day version of The Fountain of Youth, discriminating consumers enjoy a professional, yet personal and relaxing atmosphere created to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, mind, and spirit. People of all ages discover that looking one’s best often lights a path that leads toward enduring health, happiness, and prosperity. People – just like you – discover the secrets making their lives better . and by doing so enhance the lives of others with whom they are associated.

A pioneer in the interdisciplinary art and science of human rejuvenation, Dr. McCollough has more three decades of experience in the art and science of human enhancement. He enjoys the respect of his colleagues as a decorated physician, surgeon, author, teacher, organizational leader, and innovator. He was voted by his peers to be included in “America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” and chosen to be listed among “Best Doctors in America”. As an advocate of reliable consumer information, he serves as chairman Southern Beauty magazine’s advisory board. While recognizing Dr. McCollough’s many contributions to humanity, another international professional publication, Cosmetic Surgery Times, labeled him a “Renaissance Man”.

Recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in nasal and facial plastic surgery, Dr. McCollough is board-certified by two boards. Each of which certify surgeons for cosmetic and reconstructive procedures within the face, head and neck. He is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons and was instrumental in establishing the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. For his efforts, he was elected by his fellow surgeons as the Board’s first president.

Crafting Wellness

Dr. McCollough was also elected to the office of president of the Academy and Foundation that represents the specialty of facial plastic surgery. Furthermore, the multi-specialty American Association of Cosmetic Surgery elected Dr. McCollough as its president. And, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgeons bestowed an “honorary degree” upon him.

Pioneering Rejuvenology

While continuing to perform surgery five days each week and devoting his professional career to creating procedures, programs and facilities designed to enhance the lives of human beings from diverse backgrounds, Dr. McCollough founded The American College of Rejuvenology. The College is an interdisciplinary organization committed to helping men, women, and children look better, feel better, and live longer, more fulfilling lives.

He previously served on the Alabama Commission on Aging; and for his contributions to positively affect the physical, psychological, economic, and social aspects of aging was inducted into the Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. In 2007, he was elected president of the International Council of Integrative Medicine (soon to be renamed The International Counsel of Mind/Body Medicine) and continues to serve on the organization’s board of directors.

Dr. McCollough is a member of the national faculty of The United States Sports Academy, where he provides counsel for Human Enhancement and Rejuvenology™.In 2006 he received the USSA’s Distinguished Service Award.

A full time facial plastic surgeon, decorated author and teacher, Dr. McCollough has also shared his vision for comprehensive life enhancement with colleagues around the world. As a result of his experience and expertise, he was selected as one of forty surgeons selected by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery to direct a year-long fellowship for aspiring young specialty plastic surgeons. Through a private foundation established by Dr. and Mrs. McCollough, these fellowship surgeons provide free skin cancer screening clinics at The McCollough Institute* . and (when indicated) provide plastic and reconstructive surgery for underprivileged individuals and other charitable organizations. Of equal importance is that the two fellowship doctors-in-training provide an additional layer of care and coverage for McCollough Plastic Surgery Clinic patients.

Woman having consultation about body lift in Gulf Shores

Complete Beauty

Although Dr. McCollough only performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, neck, eyes, ears, and nose, his clinic offers comprehensive plastic surgery. Breast and body procedures (including the latest techniques in liposuction, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty) are performed by surgeons, who have successfully completed a course of specialty training in these procedures.

Before & Afters

*Each patient is unique, and individual results may vary.
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It is possible to have facial, body, breast and/or laser procedures performed at the same time.

As a matter of convenience, to initiate cost-saving measures, and to reduce recovery times, it is possible to have facial, body, breast and/or laser procedures performed at the same time. Patients can recover on site in one of the private, yet spacious, golf and lake front villas at the McCollough Institute*. Private duty caregivers are available to assist with post-operative care immediately following surgery and/or for as many days and nights as the patient desires.


Your McCollough Experience

For the patient who prefers to friends, associates, family, or staff accompany them, the Villas at the McCollough Institute* provide comfortable and convenient lodging accommodations. A private airport is located within one mile of the clinic.

While recovering from surgery or simply enjoying the vacation-resort ambiance of The McCollough Institute*, patients (and their companions) can also partake of the relaxation, stress reduction, and skin care services and products offered by The Institute’s Med-Spa. It is also possible to learn about the overall state of one’s health (inside and out) from a variety of independent medical professionals who provide services within The Institute. To complete the medical vacation and rejuvenation package, golfing, sunset dolphin cruises, and fishing outings can also be arranged. And, a shopper’s paradise is located just minutes away.

As part of The McCollough Institute’s “mind, body, and spirit rejuvenating get-away”, clients can also elect to have non-surgical, appearance-enhancing procedures, be coached on how to lose weight effectively, and determine the current state of their skin, hormones, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids – the building blocks of nutritional health. Any laboratory-confirmed deficiencies and/or imbalances can be corrected with professional oversight and physician recommended supplements.

Research proves that people who make an investment in self-enhancement are rewarded for their efforts. In keeping with this truism, the professionals located within The McCollough Institute* take pride in the scientific as well as in the artful practice of our professions.

We strive to create total harmony of the body, mind, and spirit.

In keeping with Dr. McCollough’s mission to create an environment that exemplifies the philosophy: “unto whom much is given, much is required”, we strive to create total harmony of the body, mind, and soul. In doing so, we consider the desires and objectives of those who trust us to bring body systems and features into balance.

doctor consulting patient about rhinoplasty in Gulf Shores, AL

Beauty, Balance, and Mainstream Excellence

We recognize that beauty (handsomeness) and contentment tend to fall on the side of that which is neither “too much” or “too little”. And, we do not practice “fad-driven” or “alternative” medicine and surgery. To the contrary, we rely on mainstream, scientifically-based procedures, programs, and products. It has been our experience that consumers who understand this method of achieving appearance and health optimization tend to make better decisions in the facilities and professionals they choose . and enjoy better outcomes.

So, do yourself – and someone you care about – the ultimate favor. Give yourself – or someone you love – the gift of a lifetime. Join the more than 20,000 satisfied clients and patients who have experienced The McCollough Standards of Excellence – policies and procedures that are currently embodied in a modern-day version of Shangri La and located on the U.S. mainland, just minutes from the sugar white sands of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Experience the get-away of your life and choose the right treatment performed by the right doctor/surgeon at the right facility at the right time of your life. Then, return home looking – and feeling – better than ever.

Now, review examples of the procedures and services we offer. Then, click on the link at the top of this page and learn how to obtain a free, no obligation eConsultation, with Dr. McCollough and/or one of his associates. It could be the most important decision you’ll make for the rest of your life.

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