Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
649 N. New Hope Rd.
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054 US
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5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Breast Lift/reduction & Implant Removal - Gastonia, NC

Dr. Emerson listened to exactly what I wanted, was extremely concerned with my overall health and have me perfection!!!! His staff, especially Shannon was delightful and answered all my questions right away. They called me several times after surgery to check on me and I couldn't have asked for a better group of professionals

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

12 week post op update with lots of pics!

Dr. Emerson is not only a Surgeon but an artist. I am 2 weeks post op and I am already confident enough to give him an outstanding review. I wouldn't be surprised if he creates pieces of art or is a sculpture of clay in his free time. He is very professional and his surgical assistant Sharron is a very sweet lady and I hit it off with her from the very beginning. I am so glad I decided upon Dr. Emerson, he has revived my self confidence. I can't wait to see how my body continues to change for the better and it is a great feeling to know that I have a great Surgeon to see me through my recovery process.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Great Experience - Gastonia, NC

I have been researching/contemplating breast augmentation surgery for almost 10 years. I had never met a doctor that I felt comfortable enough with until I went to a consultation with Dr. Emerson. He and his entire staff are very friendly, professional, courteous, and easy to work with. I went from a modest A cup to a full C cup, and I love my results! To my surprise, I actually had no pain at all either! Dr. Emerson made the experience easy for me, & I would recommend him to anyone considering this procedure also.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

I finally have my new flat tummy!!!!!!!!!!! - North Carolina

I love my surgeon!!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Thank You Dr. Emerson!

Dr. Emerson and his entire staff are incredible. They give you their full attention, I have never felt rushed with one person in the office, they return phone calls and really haven't been lacking at all. Dr. Emerson himself is an honest, talented surgeon with a very kind bedside manner. 5 years after WLS and a 130 lb weight loss I finally feel like I look like the "me" that has always been inside! I had a full TT (no muscle repair due to prior surgery) and breast lift with aug.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

All of the Above - Gastonia, NC

5 stars - Tripple A Grade - Worth every penny 10 years ago I was 160 lbs, Dr. Emerson proformed a breast reduction. Excellent then. By April 2012 I lost a ton of weight weighing 122 lbs, Emerson proformed a tummy tuck- LOVED IT Excellent work, October 2012 Emerson proformed a breast inplants, LOVE THEM - Excellent work, Love him, love the staff

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

26 Years Old, Mother of One - Gastonia, NC

I absolutely love Dr. Emerson. He is definitely one of a kind. Not only is he a very open, welcoming, and concerning man, he is an artist and each patient is his unique canvas. When I went in for my first consult there was just a open atmosphere of friendliness, concern, and giving me realistic options to fix my "bottoming out" case. Excellent personal skills is a major role with dealing with your patients. Dr. Emerson is a well rounded excellent doctor. He did what was best for my size body and my outcome. His team member are very professional. I can't express how wonderful this team is. Highly recommend them and will use them for anything I do in my future.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Granny Makeover - Shoulder is Mending

Great Doc- goes the extra mile. Couldn't ask for better. Always feel I'm in good hands. Great to have in a crisis!

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

40 Year Old Active Mommy of 2 in Need of a Mommy Makeover - Gastonia, NC

I have been very pleased with Dr Emerson and am so glad I chose him to perform my mommy makeover procedures.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Dr. Emerson Gave Me my Flat Tummy Back! - Gastonia, NC

AWESOME! Great doctor with friendly personality and magic hands that create beauty :)

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

Dr. Emerson is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 18 years of experience specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, abdomen, and face. He enjoys working with both cosmetic and reconstructive patients.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

Free. One-on-one consultations, private, informative

Awards & Recognition

Community Health Services Grant, Center for Health services, Vanderbilt University
Best Plastic Surgeon, Gaston Gazette Reader’s Choice Awards, 2008
Professional Recognition:
Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society
Golden Key National Honor Society

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Emerson has hospital affiliations at Gaston Memorial, Cleveland Regional and Cleveland Ambulatory Services.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of California, Santa Barbara
    Medical: MD, Vanderbilt University Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida
    General Surgery, University of South Florida
    Fellowship: Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles

Treatments offered at Piedmont Plastic Surgery and Dermatology

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How Long Does Abdominal Swelling Last After Breast Augmentation?

The fluid and swelling in the abdomen after breast augmentation is not unusual. With gravity it will slowly move down through your "tissue... READ MORE

Is it Normal to Still be Swollen 4 Months Post-Op Tummy Tuck w/o Lipo?

It is not unusual to have swelling still present even several months after a tummy tuck. The swelling is often variable: changing from day to day.... READ MORE

Is It Safe to Get a Tummy Tuck After Having 3 C-Sections?

A tummy tuck should not present any problems after you have had a C section (or multiple C sections). The scarring from the previous C sections can... READ MORE

Can I Reverse the Changes Made During Rhinoplasty?

You appear to have had an excellent result from your recent rhinoplasty from the profile photograph. While you could have something done to partially... READ MORE

Is a Vertical Incision Necessary For My Tummy Tuck?

There are two situations in which a vertical incision may be required in a tummy tuck. These two situations are very different from one another and... READ MORE

Necrosis? Source of Infection?

Unfortunately, it rare to ever identify the ultimate source of most infections. We all naturally have bacteria on our skin and this is often the... READ MORE

What Should I Possibly Expect For My Tummy Tuck Results If I Keep Losing Weight? (photo)

In general, it is best for potential tummy tuck patients to be at or near their "goal" body weight. The benefits of being close to that... READ MORE

How Do You Make Sure You Choose the Best Doctor to Perform Breast Aug, Lift and Tummy Tuck?

Assuming that you are only evaluating surgeons that are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, I would suggest speaking with other... READ MORE

Tt with Lip of Flanks, Back and Axillary- But What Are Flanks?

I believe that the term "flanks" is used somewhat loosely with regard to liposuction. Generally, plastic surgeons are referring to the... READ MORE

How do I Choose Between Style 10 and Style 15 Allergan Natrelle Implants?

You may be placing too much emphasis on the type and projection of a breast implant and its effect on outcome. I believe that the most important... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Emerson

Eric T. Emerson, MD, FACS has shared 55 before and after pictures with 135 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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