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February 27, 2019

Woman in bra after breast augmentationThe decision to get breast augmentation is a momentous one that could drastically improve your confidence and self-esteem. For many women, the most exciting aspect of getting breast implants is the first time they go bra shopping afterward.

Dr. George P. Chatson is an award-winning plastic surgeon in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and he knows how exhilarating it is for his patients to shop for new bras...

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February 08, 2019

Woman pinching "love handles"Love handles is the name given to those stubborn deposits of fat around the hips, lower back, and abdomen. A result of fat accumulation, love handles can make the midsection look uneven or bulky. They can interfere with clothing options, make certain types of activities uncomfortable, and result in emotional dissatisfaction with the body.

Love handles are often resistant to diet and exercise.

If you have tried to get rid of your love handles, you know...

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November 16, 2018

Woman Wondering About Her Breast Augmentation OptionsAsking questions is one of the best ways to make sure you have all of the information you need to make the best decision for your body. When it comes to breast augmentation, many questions can be answered on sites like RealSelf.Com or the website of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (www....

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November 08, 2018

Woman Wondering about Breast AugmentationBreast augmentation enjoys an impressive safety record and is considered a safe elective procedure. While there are some risks with breast augmentation, serious risks are extremely rare and can often be corrected with revision surgery. If you are considering breast augmentation in or around Andover, MA or Nashua, NH, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson welcomes an opportunity to meet...

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October 11, 2018

Are you considering plastic surgery in the Andover area of Massachusetts? The infographic below highlights seven benefits found through cosmetic surgery to help you better understand what various procedures might help you accomplish.

Dr. George Chatson, a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, encourages you to call our Andover or Nashua office to schedule a consultation and learn, personally, what plastic surgery can do for you. During your private and confidential one-on-one consultation, Dr. Chatson will take time to listen to all...

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September 13, 2018

Scaring is an inevitably when incisions are made. Incisions will need to be made during breast augmentation to place the implants. How you prepare for surgery, how well you follow post-operative advice, and which incision option you choose will play the largest roles in determining the visibility of these scars after you have healed.

Breast Augmentation Incision Options

Breast Augmentation Scars | Salem & Nashua, NS...

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September 06, 2018

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as eyelid surgery or an eyelid lift, is used to enhance the appearance of the skin around the eyes. During this procedure, drooping eyelids are lifted, helping expose a larger portion of the eye to produce a more alert, rested, and youthful look. Patients whose vision has been obscured by drooping eyelids may experience an improvement in eyesight following blepharoplasty, though this improvement is more superficial than it is medical.


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August 15, 2018

Salem Facelift FAQWhat problems can a facelift address?

A facelift is ideal for correcting many of the signs of aging, including sagging skin on the cheeks, jaw, and neck, jowls, double chin, and deep lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. A facelift will not address problems in the upper half of your face, but can be combined with procedures such as a browlift for optimal results.

How long does facelift surgery take?

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July 18, 2018

Face Lift Surgery and Wrinkle Reduction | Andover, MA | Nashua, NHFacelift surgery is designed to address loose and excess skin in the neck and jawline. Stubborn fat deposits underneath the chin and jowls can also be eliminated through a facelift. When skin in the lower and mid-face is lifted during the procedure, some deep wrinkles may be eliminated as a result, but facelift surgery will not remove wrinkles around the...

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July 05, 2018

Following breast augmentation, it is important that you keep your incisions dry and clean. This helps prevent bacterial growth and infection. It also helps protect against unnecessary delays in healing.

Proper incision healing relies on fibrocytes producing connective tissue - a process that that can be slowed or altered by soaking the area. For this reason, it is typically recommended that you wait for at least three to four weeks after breast augmentation before entering a pool or submerging yourself in a bathtub.

Are Showers Okay After Breast Augmentation?


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