Dr. Reath’s Blog

It’s Turkey Time in Tennessee!

At a time when there is a lot of uncertainty about what’s going on all around us in the this old world, we have once again arrived at my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving.  All three of my children have already begun fasting in anticipation of the Thanksgiving day turkey (that would be the … Read more »

Call Your Plastic Surgeon, Not the Internet

Like many of you, I am a fan of RealSelf. It was created by Tom Seery who is a real thought leader in the world of social media especially as it applies to plastic surgery. This forum provides a very nice platform for patients and doctors to interact, and for patients to interact with other … Read more »

Why Electronic Medical Records Are More Scary Than Ebola

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last couple of weeks, you have probably been concerned with the Ebola epidemic. Truly this epidemic is unprecedented and will have profound effects in Africa and around the world if not contained.The recent patient who died in Dallas and the transmission to  nurses who was … Read more »

Instant Breasts For Special Occasions….Really?

This week an article surfaced in the New York Times about temporary breast enlargement with the injection of saline into the breasts. And before you ask, no I will not be doing this. It appears that there is a demand for temporary breast enlargement for that special party, social affair or wedding day. Did I … Read more »

Plastic Surgery As Entertainment: Dr. Reath’s Latest Reviews

If you think about plastic surgeons and plastic surgery with movies as your reference point, you probably will not get a very realistic view of what it is that plastic surgeons really do. Or what can plastic surgery really do to/for someone. Even most novels get it wrong. You may have read a recent bestseller … Read more »

What Not To Do The Night Before Your Breast Augmentation

Elective plastic surgery differs from almost any other type of medical care that you will receive. Because ultimately you, as the patient, get to decide what to do, or at the very least be pivotal in the decision making process, especially when it comes to breast augmentation. As a surgeon, this is a part of … Read more »

Dear Allergan: Keep Up the Valeant Fight

Recently, one of the hottest topics in both the worlds of aesthetic medicine and big business has been the attempts by the pharmaceutical company Valeant at a hostile takeover of Allergan. To date this has not been successful, but this fight is by no means over. And, it could have a major negative affect on … Read more »

My Plastic Surgery Pet Peeve: Up-Selling

Like every other plastic surgeon, I see many patients who have already been to see another plastic surgeon – most are looking for second opinions, or another expert’s take on the solution to their concerns. I have noticed that the people who are the most unhappy with their previous consultations are those who have been … Read more »

Shaped vs Round Breast Implants: Can You Tell The Difference?

Highly cohesive breast implants are getting a lot of play in the media and at the meetings I attend. I’ve also noticed a real push from the breast implant manufacturers to persuade us to use these in our practice. They even have a cute, catchy nickname: gummy bear implants. But the question in the minds … Read more »

How To Get Christie Brinkley’s “Stay-Young Secret” At Home

Remember Christie Brinkley? She is one of those people who seems to age gracefully and beautifully, which means she seems to not age at all. Recently she was featured on the cover of People Magazine looking fabulous at age 60 and she revealed “all her stay-young secrets”. The meat of the article is a section … Read more »

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