George P. Chatson, M.D. Blog

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

December 30, 2016

Plastic Surgery GoalsMore than half of Americans make New Year’s resolutions each year and nearly half of those resolutions are for self-improvement. If you have been thinking about cosmetic surgery, this could be the year to enhance your face and figure and gain the self-confidence you’ve been lacking.

Cosmetic surgery may be a great New Year’s resolution for you if:

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December 22, 2016

When to Consider Tummy TuckTummy tuck (abdominoplasty) is a great way to achieve the attractive abdominal contours that diet and exercise alone cannot. However, it is not always the right time for a tummy tuck. In some cases, you may want to postpone a tummy tuck or consider another procedure.

  • Pregnancy. If you are planning a pregnancy in the near future, you will want to wait to undergo a tummy tuck. One of the benefits of a tummy tuck is tightening your...
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December 14, 2016

Winter Skin Care MustsAs winter settles in, the cold, dry air can wreak havoc on your skin – just in time for the holidays. Flaky, dry skin is not what anyone wants when faced with work and family holiday gatherings. Try these winter skin care tips to keep your skin looking and feeling refreshed this winter.

  • Flaky skin: Often the urge is to exfoliate when skin gets dry and flaky, but that may be the exact opposite of what you should be...
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December 07, 2016

Best Size for Breast ImplantsDeciding to increase the size of your bustline is the first step in undergoing a breast augmentation, but then the second question always arises: what is the best size for my breast implants?

The answer is as individual as each patient. There is no one-size-fits-all recommendation for breast augmentation patients. The same size breast implant can look entirely different on two women...

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November 29, 2016

If you are considering a tummy tuck, start your journey toward an enhanced appearance by learning some essential facts. 

Tummy Tuck Guide

November 21, 2016

Facial RejuvenationIt’s almost Thanksgiving and that means the holiday season is upon us. If you want to look your best this holiday season, we have some great tips for National Healthy Skin Month.

  • Keep your skin clean. Although most women have a well-developed morning routine, you may not be as diligent about cleansing your skin after workouts or before bed. Removing dirt, oil, and makeup from the day should be part of your skin care routine to...
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October 31, 2016

A common question patients ask about tummy tuck and other plastic surgery procedures is how long will it take to recover and start enjoying their new look? For tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), you can expect recovery to take about six to eight weeks in general.

Your recovery time will vary depending on the extent of your procedure. Patients who require suturing of abdominal muscles to strengthen and tighten those muscles, will have the longest recovery time.


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October 28, 2016

The best age for facial plastic surgery depends on your unique facial traits and lifestyle.

Best Age for Facial Plastic Surgery

Popular Youth and Young Adult Procedures

Procedures such as rhinoplasty or ear surgery can be performed at nearly any age. The younger these facial imbalances are corrected, the longer you can live your life feeling...

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October 25, 2016

OtoplastyFor many patients the answer is yes. Adults often come to our office with a lifetime of insecurity hidden behind their protruding ears, and children are being subjected to bullying by their peers because of their appearance.

In many cases, Dr. Chatson can perform ear surgery to give the ears a more balanced appearance with the face and overall look of the head. The procedure is growing in popularity as more people realize through news coverage and internet articles...

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October 13, 2016

Breast Cancer AwarenessFor Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we encourage you to take action to support finding a cure for breast cancer and lending a hand to those who are struggling with the disease. This month, you can wear pink to start the conversation about breast cancer, but you can also:

  1. Walk or run for charity. Many organizations will sponsor charity events, like 5k races, throughout the month. Show your support by...
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