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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Gastonia, NC and Shelby, NC. The average patient rating for Dr. Emerson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Emerson include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Emerson's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Community Health Services Grant, Center for Health services, Vanderbilt University; Best Plastic Surgeon; and Best Plastic Surgeon Gaston Gazette. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Emerson's professional affiliations include CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Main Campus and Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

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

Dr. W. Caulfield's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Caulfield's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Caulfield's 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 is affiliated with CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Main Campus.

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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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Mantooth is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Mantooth completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He works in Gastonia, NC and Shelby, NC. Areas of expertise for Dr. Timmons include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Timmons is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at UNC Hospitals and Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Timmons attended medical school at East Carolina University, The Brody School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Administrative Chief Resident, UNC Department of Surgery; Alpha Omega Alpha, ECU School of Medicine; and Cum Laude, UNC at Chapel Hill. Dr. Timmons is affiliated with CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Main Campus, Cleveland Regional 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Nowicky highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Catawba Valley Medical Center, CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Main Campus, and Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center. He 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.

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

Dr. Daniel Ness, who practices in Gastonia, NC and Charlotte, NC, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ness's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Main Campus, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Kings Mountain Hospital. Dr. Ness is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Ness attended St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Gregory Swank practices plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Swank an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Swank include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Swank 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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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