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Plastic Surgeon Serving North Andover, Boston, Haverhill, MA - Nashua, Salem, Manchester, NH & Nearby Areas

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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March 02, 2020

Breast implants are designed to produce an ideally shaped and sized breast mound. Implants address breast size, symmetry, projection, and profile to create a more womanly appearance. They do not address breast ptosis (sagging).

Breast ptosis may simply be the result of gravity. It may also be related to age, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and nursing, and lifestyle choices.


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February 04, 2020

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has found that 55% of people plan on celebrating Valentine’s Day in 2020. According to their data, this year for Valentine’s Day, consumers plan to spend an average of:

  • $101.21 on spouses or partners
  • $30.19 on family members (non-spouse)
  • $14.69 on friends
  • $14.45 on children’s classmates and teachers
  • $12.96 on co-workers
  • $12.21 on pets
  • $10.60 on others

The NRF reports that all of this Valentine’s Day spending will top $27...

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December 18, 2019

Woman, Post-Butt Lift, Supporting Buttocks with Measuring TapeThe Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a semi-permanent procedure. Once the transferred fat has stabilized, your derriere should retain its enhanced size and shape for decades.

BBL is accomplished in stages, the first of which is using liposuction to remove fat from an area of your...

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December 03, 2019

Middle Aged Woman Smiling Facelift surgery addresses sagging tissue and loose skin to produce a firm, well-defined, and more youthful appearance. Through lifting underlying tissue, a firm and strong base is created for overlying skin, but issues impacting the skin itself are not always corrected. This means that a facelift, while exceptional at producing a firmer and more lifted look, is not designed to correct scars, wrinkles, or other topical...

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October 04, 2019

Breast lift surgery addresses sagging breast tissue and nipple displacement. It is a good solution for breasts that have lost perkiness due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, aging or genetics. If your breasts have lost their natural lift and you are unhappy with the results, you may be the ideal candidate for this procedure.

To be a good candidate for breast any breast surgery, you must be:

  • A nonsmoker
  • In good overall health
  • Able to take time away from work and family obligations for a short recovery
  • Willing to carefully follow pre and postoperative directions
  • Realistic in your...
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