George P. Chatson, M.D. Blog

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

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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December 11, 2014

If you are looking to make the best impression this Holiday Season, it may be time to talk to Dr. Chatson about nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. Many of the treatments offered at both our Andover and Nashua locations offer fast results with little to now downtime – allowing you to quickly and effectively reduce visible signs of aging and put your best face forward no matter what the season demands.

Nonsurgical options offered by Dr. Chatson include:

  • BOTOX® Cosmetic
  • Dermal fillers
  • Fat grafting

Of course, not each of these procedures will be ideal for...

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November 17, 2014

In recent weeks, several news agencies have picked up a story about BOTOX® Cosmetic being used for nonsurgical breast lift. Surgeons who perform this treatment claim that BOTOX® Cosmetic can relax chest muscles, allowing breast tissue to naturally perk up. However, many plastic surgeons worry that not only is this treatment incapable of producing reliable results, it may be dangerous. If the injections were to migrate into the lungs they could cause breathing problems and may even interfere with proper rotation of the arms.

Breast lift surgery addresses sagging breast tissue, not underlying muscle...

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