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Dr. Eric Tomson Emerson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
649 N. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Eric Emerson specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emerson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emerson honors. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Emerson performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Plastic Surgeon Gaston Gazette; Who's Who, Strathmore's Who's Who; and Recipient of Community Health Services Grant, Center for Health services, Vanderbilt University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital and Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Walter Harry Iii Caulfield III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2391 Court Drive; Suite 120
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. W. Caulfield is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Clinical interests for Dr. Caulfield include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Caulfield is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital.

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Dr. Daniel Thomas Ness, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Daniel Ness is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Ness is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ness trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ness include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ness's professional affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital.

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Dr. Gregory Allen Mantooth, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Gregory Mantooth is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Mantooth attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Mantooth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mantooth accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Benson Eliison Lane Timmons IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
649 N. New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Benson Timmons' specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He practices in Gastonia, NC and Shelby, NC. The average patient rating for Dr. Timmons is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Timmons's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital. Dr. Timmons accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and performed his residency at UNC Hospitals and Duke University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Administrative Chief Resident, UNC Department of Surgery; Alpha Omega Alpha, ECU School of Medicine; and Cum Laude, UNC at Chapel Hill.

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Dr. Gregory Michael Swank, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Gregory Swank's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Swank include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. He is affiliated with Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Miguel Angel Yanez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. Miguel Yanez's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Yanez's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville.

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Dr. David John Nowicky, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
959 Cox Road
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. David Nowicky's specialty is plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Nowicky honors Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Nowicky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Catawba Valley Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, and Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.

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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is a surgery to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts in order to ease discomfort.

When women have unusually large breasts, the weight of the breast tissue can cause significant pain in the back, neck, and shoulders. If the breast tissue pulls the shoulders down in a certain way, nerve problems can result, leading to a feeling of pins and needles in the arms and hands. The skin underneath large breasts can suffer from rashes. Women with unusually large or heavy breasts might not be able to participate in sports or other activities that they would like to do. Large breasts can also lead to unwanted attention and a significant loss of self-esteem for many women.

Some men may also seek to have breast reduction surgery. Due to certain hormonal disorders, men can sometimes develop enlarged breast tissue, called gynecomastia. This condition can be a source of great emotional distress.

During a breast reduction surgery, the patient is usually ‘put to sleep’ with general anesthesia. An incision is made around the areola, the dark area around the nipple, and sometimes down the underside of the breast as well. Through this incision, the breast tissue is removed, lifted, and shaped. The areola and nipple are repositioned higher on the breast. Then the new breast is sutured, or sewn closed. The entire procedure takes between two and five hours. For several weeks after the reduction, the new breasts will be swollen from surgery, and their size will continue to change until healing is complete. Scars are usually small but visible right after surgery, but they fade after several months.

In order to be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery, a patient must be in good general health, not significantly overweight, not a smoker (or able to stop smoking temporarily), and old enough that the patient’s breasts have finished developing. Although there are several good reasons to undergo breast reduction surgery, there are risks as well. Some of these risks are related to surgery in general, such as risks for anesthesia or blood clots. Others are specific to breast reduction surgery, and they include the risk of asymmetrical breasts, decreased sensation in the breasts, or an inability to breastfeed in the future.