George P. Chatson, M.D. Blog

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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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April 06, 2015

Gynecomastia is the medical name for overdeveloped male breasts. This condition may result from hormonal imbalances, the production of too much glandular tissue, weight gain, and even certain medications. But no matter its cause, it is often an emasculating and embarrassing disorder to live with.

If you are suffering from gynecomastia in Manchester, please call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson at 603-882-2103 to schedule a male breast reduction consultation today.

Male Breast Reduction


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March 23, 2015

Once removed through liposuction, fat cannot come back. However, this does not mean that new fat deposits will not accumulate if proper care is not taken of the body. Thankfully, maintaining liposuction results often requires only minor lifestyle changes.

If you are considering liposuction in the Manchester area, please call Dr. George Chatson at 603-882-2103 to schedule your body contouring consultation.

Following your SmartLipo™ treatment, it is important that you wear your compression garments and closely...

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March 09, 2015

Breast surgery offers an ideal solution for a number of aesthetic imperfections, but no single procedure is suitable for every patient. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your chest, Manchester plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson would be happy to meet with you to discuss your breast surgery options and to help you choose the one best suited to enhance your frame.

To schedule your breast surgery consultation at our Manchester area office, please call 603-882-2103 today.

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift


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February 23, 2015

There are a number of factors that can impact the size, shape, and symmetry of the body. Aging can certainly play a role, as can weight gain and loss, pregnancy, diet, and activity level. It is when these factors create a body that you are uncomfortable with that it becomes time to seriously consider your options.

If you are unhappy with the dimensions of your frame and are ready to make a positive change, call board-certified Manchester plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson at 978-687-1151 and schedule a body contouring consultation today.


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February 06, 2015

With surgical procedures like gastrointestinal bypass, significant amounts of weight is lost is a very short period of time. This often leaves loose and sagging skin in areas such as the thighs, midsection, chest, and arms. It can also produce a sagging and more aged look to the face.

When excess skin and stubborn fat deposits are present throughout the body, board-certified Manchester plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson may recommend a tummy tuck or body lift surgery to help restore proper contours. These techniques will not, however, assist in restoring a firm and youthful facial appearance.


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January 20, 2015

A recently published study spanning 20 years of research and over 4,000 patients has found that modern liposuction techniques not only significantly reduce risks for complications, they produce “excellent results.” Researchers found that modern techniques such as Smartlipo™ are capable of both removing unwanted fat and promoting skin retraction for optimal tone. This enables modern liposuction techniques to help produce a slim and contoured look that simply is not possible with more outdated methods.

The study’s authors were careful to point out that only the patients of...

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January 12, 2015

If excessive underarm sweat is causing you discomfort and embarrassment, it may be time to consider miraDry®. This nonsurgical solution is incredibly effective at reducing sweat without disabling or surgically removing sweat glands – which can help reduce complications and risks associated with more invasive treatment options. During your initial consultation, Andover plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson can discuss this with you in greater detail to help you determine if miraDry is the best solution for your needs.

How miraDry Works

miraDry uses a handheld device to deliver...

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December 22, 2014

Asymmetrical breasts can be an embarrassment and make finding clothing awkward. But can this condition, when pronounced, impact mental and emotional health as well? According to a new study conducted by Boston Children's Hospital, it can.

The study looked at the psychosocial functioning and health-related quality of life of 59 girls between the ages of 12 and 21 who had asymmetrical breasts. Researchers found that patients with at least one cup-size difference between breasts were more prone to “borderline” issues in eating behaviors, attitudes, and social functioning. These issues were also more likely in patients with overly-...

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