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April 12, 2021

Breast Implant IllnessSymptoms of Breast Implant Illness (BII) include:

  • General and Excessive Fatigue
  • Brain Fog (Memory and Concentration Problems)
  • Breathing Abnormalities
  • Joint Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Rashes and Dry Skin
  • Hair loss
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Gastrointestinal Problems

Some women who develop BII will also experience anxiety, depression, and other...

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March 17, 2021

Breast lift tape is exactly what it sounds like: a tape that is designed to lift and hold the beasts without the assistance of a bra.

Reviews of breast lift tape are mixed, with most of the positive reviews coming from women with naturally smaller breasts.

Does Breast Lift Tape Work?

Does breast lift tape work? That depends on what you mean by “work.” Evidence suggests it provides a gentle lift for women with smaller breasts, allowing them to leave the bra at home on occasion,...

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March 02, 2021

Neck Lift Surgery

Neck lift surgery is designed to tighten skin, eliminate fat, and generally tone the area between the collarbones and the jawline. Often combined with facelift surgery, a neck lift can:

  • Eliminate Double Chin
  • Smooth Crepe Skin
  • Get Rid of Turkey Wattle

Neck lift surgery is used to lift and firm neck muscles, tighten loose and sagging skin, and smooth vertical neck bands, helping to produce a smooth and...

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February 02, 2021

During tummy tuck surgery, abdominal muscles are pulled together and reattached. This serves serval purposes, including a reduction in low back pain. Separated abdominal muscles (diastasis recti) impact core strength and place a larger burden on the back. Studies have found that, by reattaching and firming these muscles during abdominoplasty, low back pain can be eliminated.

In addition to reducing or eliminating low back pain, treating diastasis recti can both correct and decrease your risk for developing a ventral hernia, reduce urinary incontinence, and it may help improve balance, posture, and...

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January 19, 2021

Tinnitus, ear ringing

Tinnitus may refer to any noise, including ringing, in the ears. Less of a condition and more of a symptom, tinnitus impacts around 20 percent of the population. Symptoms of tinnitus include:

  • Buzzing
  • Clicking
  • Hissing
  • Humming
  • Ringing

These noises may be intermittent or constant, but in most cases, they are not a cause for concern. Tinnitus can, however, be bothersome, limit your hearing abilities, and even interfere with your...

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December 08, 2020

Can I Sleep on My Side After Breast Reconstruction?

Following breast reconstruction, it will be important that you avoid placing significant weight or pressure on the breasts for two to four weeks. This means no sleeping on your side or stomach. Your progress will be assessed during your postoperative follow-up visits, enabling your plastic surgeon to determine when it best for you to resume sleeping in different positions.

Train Yourself to Sleep on...

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November 05, 2020

Woman considering which questions are best to ask your plastic surgeon

When you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, it is very important that you take your time to choose the best surgeon. Your choice of surgeon will play a direct role in your safety, comfort, and final results.

One of the first things to look for is patient reviews. These can often be...

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October 05, 2020

The Open Road - As Seen Through a Windshield

SAFELipo is among the most advanced liposuction techniques available today. Designed specifically to reduce trauma while simultaneously enhancing results, SAFELipo is able to produce a smooth, ideally contoured appearance to nearly any area of the body.

The SAFELipo procedure has three steps:

  • An exclusive basket cannula is used to gently remove stubborn fat deposits from surrounding tissue
  • Fat is...
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June 22, 2020

Woman in workout clothes, working out

There are several butt lift workouts available online and through various retail establishments. These workouts are typically high intensity, focusing on the buttocks, abs, hips, and waist. They can be very effective for weight loss and muscle building. They can do wonders for core strength and balance. They can help you feel more energetic and healthier.

They may not, however, produce a full, healthy-looking, and ideally lifted butt.

The Brazilian Butt Lift


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May 07, 2020

Dr. George Chatson has been named a Top Plastic Surgeon by northshore Magazine. This is the fifth consecutive year for which Dr. Chatson has received this distinction. He has also been named a Top Plastic Surgeon by New Hampshire Magazine for several years running, been identified as a “Core” contributor by RealSelf, and been placed on the Healthgrades Honor Roll for his dedication to patient safety.

If you are looking for a thoughtful, effective, and highly awarded plastic surgeon in...

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