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November 05, 2019

Breast reduction surgery is used to remove excess skin and tissue from the breasts. Cosmetically, the procedure can produce a symmetrical bust that is shaped and sized to ideally complement surrounding features. This can improve clothing options and produce a greater sense of self-assurance and confidence. Cosmetic benefits are not, however, the only ones offered by breast reduction surgery.

Physical benefits of breast reduction surgery include:

  • Greater range of motion
  • Reduced strain on the neck and back
  • Reduced weight on the front side of...
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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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September 13, 2019

Have you heard of “smartphone face”? This is what beauty experts are calling the shortening of neck muscles and loosening of the skin caused by frequent use of a smartphone or tablet. Not related to radiation from these devices, smartphone face is an issue of posture – and it’s starting to create advanced signs of aging in people who are far too young to look so old.

Symptoms of smartphone face include:

  • Loose jowls
  • Sagging facial skin
  • Double chin
  • Marionette lines
  • ...
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September 03, 2019

Toned and defined male chest and armsMale breast reduction corrects gynecomastia, a condition in which excess tissue or fat creates the appearance of womanly breasts in men. In many cases, liposuction is the most effective treatment option for gynecomastia, but not all liposuction techniques offer the same results.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson is pleased to offer SAFELipo™, a...

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August 23, 2019

Mommy makeover surgery focuses on the areas of the body impacted most by pregnancy and nursing. Depending on your specific needs and desires this may include:

  • Breast Augmentation to address issues like volume loss and asymmetry
  • Breast Lift to restore a firm and lifted appearance to the chest
  • Liposuction to remove stubborn fat deposits from ankles, thighs, hips, waist, back, and arms
  • Tummy Tuck to remove excess skin, eliminate stretch marks, reattach separated abdominal muscles, and tone the entire midsection

To learn which procedures will be useful in your...

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July 17, 2019

Breast augmentation enhances the size, shape, profile, and projection of the breasts with either saline or silicone implants. Modern breast implants are designed to last for several years – and some may even last for a lifetime – but there are times when an implant will need to be removed or replaced.

In some cases, it is simply a personal desire that drives the need to remove or replace breast implants. If you want to change the size or shape of your implants, for example, or if you want to change to a different type of breast implant. Removing implants altogether to...

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June 25, 2019

There are two glands that produce sweat:

  • Eccrine, which produce watery sweat that helps cool the body
  • Apocrine, which secrete sweat filled with lipids that are waxy and fatty

Eccrine sweat glands are the primary sweat gland and can be found throughout the body. Apocrine glands are found where hair follicles are most concentrated.

Why Do You Have Body Odor?

Body odor is not caused by sweat – it is caused by bacteria that are attracted to the waxy and fatty secretions of the apocrine sweat glands. Sweat is nearly undetectable to the human nose, but the bacteria that feed on it secrete acids...

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May 20, 2019

Gynecomastia is a condition in which accumulations of tissue or excess fat in the chest of males produces the appearance of feminine breasts. Sometimes brought about by hormonal changes, gynecomastia is an emasculating condition that is not always responsive to diet and exercise.

An effective way to deal with gynecomastia is male breast reduction, a procedure during which excess fat or glandular tissue can be removed from the chest. Dr. Chatson utilizes advanced technology to permanently eliminate male breasts and restore a more defined, toned, and masculine...

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May 01, 2019

If you sweat a lot, you may be experiencing a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Approximately 7.8 million Americans suffer from this embarrassing and highly visible problem – and its causes are not always known.

Hyperhidrosis can make social, work, and intimate encounters uncomfortable and may even serve to minimize opportunity. If you feel embarrassed or ashamed by your condition, the social and emotional consequences can be profound. And these are in addition to increased risk for skin irritation, rash, and infection.

If your...

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April 05, 2019

northshore MagazineAndover plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson has been named a Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery by northshore Magazine for the fourth consecutive year. If you are looking for an award-winning plastic surgeon in Lowell, Andover, or surrounding areas, please call 978-687-1151 to schedule your consultation and learn more.

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