We found 8 providers matching breast reduction near Gastonia, NC.

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

Dr. Eric Emerson practices plastic surgery and general surgery. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Emerson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Emerson has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Emerson is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital and Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. W. Caulfield works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Gastonia, NC. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Caulfield has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Caulfield is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Mantooth specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Gastonia, NC and Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mantooth is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Mantooth is affiliated with Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Ness specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery and practices in Gastonia, NC and Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ness accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose ... (Read more)

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 sees patients in Gastonia, NC and Shelby, NC. His medical specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Timmons's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Timmons 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. He is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowicky accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Nowicky performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Catawba Valley Medical Center, Gaston Memorial Hospital, and Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Swank is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Gastonia, NC and Hickory, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swank include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Swank is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Swank attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His professional affiliations include Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Miguel Yanez works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Yanez's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. After attending the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. On average, patients gave Dr. Yanez a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , breast reduction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

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.