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July 15, 2021

Facelift surgery addresses skin laxity, sagging tissue, and similar consequences of gravity and aging. The type of facelift that is best for your specific needs depends entirely on how those factors – along with genetics and lifestyle choices – have impacted your appearance.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson is pleased to offer a range of facelift options,...

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July 02, 2021

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Recovery from rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is relatively fast compared to some other types of facial plastic surgery. Following rhinoplasty, some swelling and bruising are to be expected, but discomfort is typically very mild. You will be provided with instructions on how to minimize swelling. Discomfort can generally be handled with over-the-counter medications, though some instances may require a prescribed analgesic to...

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June 14, 2021

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can be used to improve the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Chatson can use this procedure to:

  • Eliminate bags and puffy skin below the eyes
  • Reduce dark circles
  • Eliminate eyelid wrinkles
  • Lift sagging eyelids

In some cases, sagging eyelid skin may obstruct vision. If vision obstruction has become a medical issue, blepharoplasty might be covered by your insurance provider. It is, however, always best to check...

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May 12, 2021

Data on the most popular plastic surgery procedures of 2020 has just been released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and liposuction remains in the top five. There was a slight reduction in the number of procedures performed last year, largely due to the pandemic, with liposuction being the only body contouring procedure to make the top five.

By the numbers, the most popular plastic surgery procedures in 2020 were:

  1. Rhinoplasty
  2. Blepharoplasty
  3. ...
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April 12, 2021

Infographic: What are the Symptoms of Breast Implant Illness?Symptoms 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...

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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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