George P. Chatson, M.D. Blog

Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts - Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire

May 31, 2013

Cosmetic surgery is often associated with women, but the reality is that Andover-area men are also interested in safe procedures that can help them achieve their aesthetic objectives. Smart liposuction can be an excellent option for men who are looking for a body that accurately reflects their true level of health and energy.

Many of our patients are active individuals who eat right and exercise frequently. They’re doing everything right. But for too many of these men this active lifestyle is not reflected on their bodies. They have stubborn deposits of fat that won’t respond to diet and exercise....

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May 24, 2013

One of the appeals of smart liposuction from Salem-area plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson is its flexibility. Smart liposuction is a commonly performed procedure with an excellent safety record, which makes it perfect for your unique needs.

Dr. Chatson will evaluate your situation and decide whether you are a sound smart liposuction candidate, but generally speaking our smart liposuction procedure can remove stubborn deposits of fat from your:

  • Abdomen
  • Buttocks
  • Legs
  • Thighs
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Waist
  • ...
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May 17, 2013

Patients curious about Smart Liposuction in the Boston area are naturally concerned about potential scarring after the procedure. After all, if the point of a cosmetic procedure is to make you look as good as you feel, scarring can be a significant problem.

Fortunately, smart liposuction causes very little scarring.

It’s important to understand that “very little scarring” does not mean “no scarring.” Any surgical procedure will leave some scars, and smart liposuction is no exception. There will likely be scarring as a result of both the needed incisions and the motion of the thin tube that is...

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May 10, 2013

Dr. George Chatson is committed to ensuring that you receive only those procedures that are right for your specific breast characteristics and cosmetic objectives. As a result, our cosmetic surgeon and staff will take the time to ensure that a breast augmentation is indeed the right procedure for you at this point in your life.

An ideal breast augmentation candidate in the Salem area:

  • Is dissatisfied with the size and shape of her breasts
  • Is in good overall health, with no active infections or mental health issues
  • Is at least 18 years old (for saline breast...
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March 11, 2013

Dear Friends & Family,

I wanted to report back to you on the success of our Free To Smile plastic surgery mission to Uspantan, Guatemala. Our goal was to provide free surgery for poor children with cleft lip and cleft palate. We operated on forty children. Our team was comprised of plastic surgeons, oral-maxillofacial surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, translators, and administrators.  We worked closely with three NGO’s in Guatemala: Partner For Surgery, Peace Corps, and TESS Unlimited. These three groups were instrumental in helping us to accomplish this mission by bringing patients to Uspantan and helping to care for them...

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March 11, 2013

Shaped gel implants had previously been restricted for general use by the FDA – but now they are available for patients seeking the best breast augmentationresult.  Anatomically shaped gel breast implants enhance the breast contour to produce a full central breast shape as well as a naturally sloped upper breast shape.  These implants contain a cohesive form of silicone gel referred to as the “gummy” gel.  This gel characteristic produces a natural feel as well as an expected long implant lifespan.  The anatomically shaped implants are also associated with a...

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February 26, 2013

Various types of breast implants let you and Dr. George Chatson create personalized results.

  • Size: You can discuss which sizing options are available to you with Dr. Chatson, and which size will give you the look you want.
  • Saline or silicone: Silicone gel implants tend to be more durable and natural feeling, but in certain cases saline breast implants may be a better choice.
  • Smooth or textured surface: Breast implants can have a textured surface to prevent rotation of...
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January 22, 2013

Breast augmentation procedures can be performed more safely than ever before; however, the risk of complications is something you must understand and accept as part of consenting to surgery.

The risks listed on this page should be considered informational. During a consultation with Dr. George Chatson, you can discuss the risks possible and how our team takes every precaution necessary to avoid complications at each step in the process. We arrange consultations in Andover and Nashua.

Dr. Chatson and our team perform breast augmentation and all of the...

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January 17, 2013

Dissatisfaction with more than one aspect of your breasts can significantly affect your self-esteem and your feelings about your body. If you are considering a breast lift vs. breast augmentation, you may want to consider combining both the procedures into one. Doing so increases breast size while improving shape and eliminating sagginess.

Combining these procedures:

  • Increases breast volume
  • Lifts drooping, deflated breasts
  • Removes excess, sagging breast skin
  • Restores a firmer breast appearance

Instead of receiving two separate...

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January 07, 2013

Smartlipo is a state-of-the-art body contouring procedure that is similar to liposuction, but instead uses a minimally invasive laser to remove fat deposits from a wide range of problem areas on the body.

During your personal consultation, board-certified Andover plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson will discuss the differences between Smartlipo and liposuction, and help you determine if you’re a candidate to enjoy the benefits of Smartlipo.

Smartlipo by Cynosure uses an advanced laser that is inserted through a small incision to break apart and permanently...

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