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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 practices plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Emerson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emerson include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital and Cleveland Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Cigna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Emerson 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Caulfield include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Caulfield is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Ness's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ness honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Gregory Mantooth's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mantooth's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mantooth graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His professional affiliations include 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' areas of specialization are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Timmons takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Timmons trained at UNC Hospitals and Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Administrative Chief Resident, UNC Department of Surgery; Alpha Omega Alpha, ECU School of Medicine; and Cum Laude, UNC at Chapel Hill. Dr. Timmons's hospital/clinic affiliations include Gaston Memorial Hospital, Cleveland Regional Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital.

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

Dr. Miguel Yanez is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Yanez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Gaston Memorial Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Yanez has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Gregory Swank is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Swank's hospital/clinic affiliations include Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Swank is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. David Nowicky's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Nowicky obtained his medical school training at Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with 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.