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

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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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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