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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 is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Emerson's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Emerson is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Community Health Services Grant, Center for Health services, Vanderbilt University; Best Plastic Surgeon; and Best Plastic Surgeon Gaston Gazette. Dr. Emerson speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital and Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gregory Mantooth is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Mantooth's hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mantooth trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mantooth honors Medicare insurance. He is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Timmons include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital. Dr. Timmons is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine and subsequently trained at UNC Hospitals and Duke University Medical Center for residency. His distinctions include: 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. Walter Harry Caulfield III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2391 Court Drive; Suite 120
Gastonia, NC
 

Dr. W. Caulfield is a plastic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caulfield's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Caulfield's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Daniel Ness sees patients in Gastonia, NC and Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ness is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Ness completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital.

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

Dr. David Nowicky is a plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC, Huntersville, NC, and Gastonia, NC. Patient ratings for Dr. Nowicky average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nowicky is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Nowicky trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His professional affiliations include Catawba Valley Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, and Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gregory Swank is a plastic surgery specialist in Gastonia, NC and Hickory, NC. Dr. Swank's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark for residency. His professional affiliations include Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional 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.
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