George P. Chatson, M.D. Blog

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

July 05, 2022

Crow's Feet Before and After BOTOXCrow’s feet are the little wrinkles that extend from the outside corners of your eyes. Visible when squinting, smiling, and making various facial movements, crow’s feet can instantaneously make a face look more aged, weathered, and worn.

Crow’s feet do not respond well to most surgical procedures, making non-surgical options the best bet for this common concern. Some of the safest and most effective options include:

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June 21, 2022

Outline of woman indicating weight loss

During a body lift, excess fat and skin are removed from targeted areas of the frame. A combination of several lift procedures, body lift surgery becomes necessary when a single option, such as a thigh lift, would not be sufficient for ideal results. This is often the case following bariatric surgery or other forms of rapid weight loss during which the skin does not have time to shrink.

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June 07, 2022

A Man. Eating a Salad.

June is National Men’s Health Month. This is a great time to schedule an annual exam with your PCP, begin a new exercise routine, and focus on the types and quantity of food you consume. It’s also a good time to begin considering cosmetic procedures that may be able to assist you in reaching your aesthetic goals.

Diet and exercise are fantastic ways to sculpt and tone the body. Alone, however, they are not always enough to completely achieve your goals. Body contouring can...

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May 09, 2022

There will be some skin stretching with breast implant placement. Once implants have been removed, some skin retraction is to be expected. Depending on the size of the implants, this natural retraction may be sufficient to restore a firm look to the breasts. When this does not happen, a breast lift is certainly a viable option.

Why Remove Breast Implants?

There are several reasons a woman may choose to remove her breast implants. Changes in aesthetic desires play a role. So too do issues such as breast implant rupture, shifting, or failure. Medical issues,...

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April 12, 2022

Woman stress eating a cupcake with a measuring tape close at hand

Stress is directly linked to weight gain. From increasing the appetite (and cravings for rich “comfort” foods) to decreasing motivation for exercise and activity, daily stress can compound, over time resulting in weight gain and increased risks for heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. This makes stress reduction an important part of weight management and healthy living.

April is Stress Awareness Month and The...

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March 10, 2022

Ruptured Breast Implant

March is National Breast Implant Awareness Month, a month dedicated to providing honest information to women who have breast implants, along with those considering breast augmentation, and empowering them to make informed decisions about their health. If you have concerns about your breast implants or would like information about removal and revision, give us a call to schedule a consultation right away.

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February 09, 2022

Blepharoplasty, more commonly known as an eyelid lift or eyelid surgery, is used to produce a more alert and youthful appearance. By gently lifting sagging eyelids and eliminating dark and puffy skin, an eyelid lift can make dramatic improvements to the appearance of the midface, helping to soften and rejuvenate the area around the eyes for an overall more attractive look.

Upper eyelid surgery is designed to lift sagging eyelids. This option is used to un-hood the eyes, which can help with vision in some cases. It is also used to remove wrinkles and puffy skin from the...

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January 13, 2022

Infographic: The Advantages of SAFELipoSAFELipo™ is a unique and advanced liposuction technique that works to reduce trauma, helps shorten recovery, and produces ideal, natural-looking contours. Utilizing an exclusive three-part process, SAFELipo™ does more than simply remove unwanted fat from the body, offering benefits that cannot be found with any other liposuction technique. If you are curious to learn more about this...

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December 09, 2021

Loose and bulky skin is not uncommon following significant weight loss. Nor are a few stubborn fat deposits that simply refuse to respond to your efforts. These things, combined or alone, can serve to obscure your weight loss efforts, making your body instead look asymmetrical and awkward – and they may not ever go away on their own. This is where post-weight loss body contouring comes in.

Body contouring after substantial weight loss helps to enhance the results of your weight loss efforts. Through the removal of excess and unnecessary skin and the...

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November 09, 2021

Infographic: What Rhinoplasty Can FixRhinoplasty can correct a number of cosmetic issues impacting the nostrils and nose. These include:

  • Crooked presentation
  • Bumps and humps
  • Nasal slope
  • Nostril width
  • Asymmetry
  • Tip shape, size, and projection

The goal of rhinoplasty is to bring your nose into ideal alignment with surrounding facial features while...

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