George P. Chatson, M.D. Blog
Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts - Nashua, Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire
A new study published in the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has linked a higher BMI with increased risks for complications following liposuction surgery. This study confirms pervious research into BMI and liposuction, and reinforces why board-certified plastic...Read More
A mommy makeover is a comprehensive breast enhancement and body contouring procedure that has been specifically designed to address aesthetic imperfections and physical changes brought about by pregnancy, child-birth, and nursing. With this procedure, Andover plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson can address...Read More
Illicit drugs are a common cause of gynecomastia – a condition in which excessive tissue in the chest produces the appearance of breasts in men. Among those most often cited as increasing risks for this emasculating and embarrassing condition are methadone, heroin, and amphetamines. Marijuana has also been linked to gynecomastia along with lower testosterone levels and other issues related to endocrine disruption.
If you are a man living in Salem or surrounding parts of New Hampshire who is suffering the physical and emotional issues brought about by gynecomastia, call board-certified...Read More
A recent study conducted on 96 sets of identical twins has resulted in a rather unusual finding: contact lenses increase the risk of premature eyelid ptosis (drooping) even when factors such as sleeping habits, work-related stress, and tobacco use are taken into account. Perhaps this factor plays into the more than 200,000 eyelid surgery procedures performed in the United States every...Read More
Breast augmentation remains the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure in the United States, with an average of nearly 300,000 performed every year. While complications are not impossible, breast augmentation is largely considered safe for most women over the age of 18. The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you and to better understand all possible risks is by discussing your options with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. George Chatson.
To schedule a breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Chatson, please call our Andover office at ...Read More
SmartLipo™ offers a number of advantages over traditional methods of liposuction, making it a better technique for many of our patients. Five of the most compelling smart liposuction advantages are:
- Emulsification of fat cells allows for complete removal of fatty deposits
- Liquefying fat prior to removal allows for a smaller incision
- Smaller incisions help reduce trauma and risks
- The technique reduces both operational and recovery time
- Stimulation of collagen promotes skin firming for optimal contours
If you are considering...Read More
Ear surgery (otoplasty) is used to address:
- Congenital defects
- Cauliflower ear
- Disproportionately large ears
- Unevenly shaped ears
With this procedure, Salem plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson can reshape and resize the ears, bringing them into ideal balance with surrounding facial features to help restore symmetry to the entire head.
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The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has released its annual Plastic Surgery Trends report. The top five plastic surgery procedures performed in 2014 were:
However, while many of these procedures saw number in the hundreds of thousands, nonsurgical options saw the largest growth last year. Literally millions of people looked to nonsurgical facial and body rejuvenation treatments in 2014. The top five...Read More
As the warmer moths approach, evidence of underarm sweating will become more prevalent. This is not unusual during the hot, humid summer months in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. However, if excessive underarm sweating is something you are already dealing with, the summer months can pose some very uncomfortable challenges.
If you have been diagnosed with axillary hyperhidrosis or if you are uncomfortable with the amount of underarm sweat you produce, please call our Andover office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua office...Read More