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September 01, 2015

If you are interested in learning how a mommy makeover can restore strength and tone to your frame, call Andover plastic surgeon Dr. Chatson at 978-687-1151 todayA 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...

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August 17, 2015

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...

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August 06, 2015

Eyelid surgery can produce a refreshed and youthful lookA 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...

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July 21, 2015

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 ...

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July 01, 2015

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:

  1. Emulsification of fat cells allows for complete removal of fatty deposits
  2. Liquefying fat prior to removal allows for a smaller incision
  3. Smaller incisions help reduce trauma and risks
  4. The technique reduces both operational and recovery time
  5. Stimulation of collagen promotes skin firming for optimal contours

If you are considering...

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June 22, 2015

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.

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your ears, please call our Andover office at 978-687-1151 to schedule an ear surgery consultation today.

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June 02, 2015

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:

  1. Breast augmentation
  2. Nose reshaping
  3. Liposuction
  4. Eyelid surgery
  5. Facelift

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...

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May 21, 2015

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...

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May 08, 2015

New outlets and social media have been all atwitter recently with news of Paul Mason, once one of the heaviest men in the world, who has recently lost 650 pounds. In an interview with CBS, Mason spoke of his happiness with weight loss, but his dissatisfaction with the loose, sagging and baggy skin it has produced. He is now undergoing post-bariatric surgery body contouring to address these issues and achieve a look more befitting his new weight.

Of course, one needn’t lose 650 pounds to be a good candidate for post-weight loss body contouring. In fact, many people seek...

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April 24, 2015

Facelift surgery addresses skin laxity and excess fat deposit in the neck, along the jaw line, and through the mid-face. With this procedure, board-certified Manchester plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson can produce a firmer and more youthful look from the cheeks to the collarbone, taking up to ten years off of your appearance in the process. However, facelift surgery does not address puffy or dark skin underneath the eyes. Nor will it lift dropping eyelids for a more youthfully alert appearance. For these benefits, our Manchester plastic surgeon most often recommends adding blepharoplasty to your facial...

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