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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 »

The List: Every Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon In Knoxville

You have heard me talk about this before, and  you will probably hear me talk about this again: when you are having plastic surgery, go to a Board-certified plastic surgeon.  And by now you could think I am terribly redundant, obsessed, totally daft, or that I can’t remember what I’ve written about.  Well, while neither … Read more »

Plastic Surgery Stats Released: Here Are the Latest Trends

Last week the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released our statistics for the procedures performed in 2013. As the Chairman of the Public Education Committee, I was asked to write a blog about these stats. If you would like to read the 2013 plastic surgery statistics in all their glory you can do it … Read more »

Traveling For Plastic Surgery: When It Does (And Does Not) Make Sense

Let’s play a little game. What do Guam, Memphis, Africa, Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, Dubai, Canada and South Carolina have in common? Believe it or not, patients have come to Knoxville from all of these places to have surgery with me. You’re probably wondering why someone would travel so far to have plastic surgery. You’re also probably … Read more »

Moving Plastic Surgery Forward: 2 Big Changes I’m Applying Now

One of the major initiatives in all of medicine is to make better decisions, not that we are currently making poor decisions. There is always a tendency for physicians to continue to do the things they have done, because that’s what always has worked for them. The thought being, it ain’t broke, so why should … Read more »

Caring For Your Breast Implants: Three Things to Know Now

What do I need to do to take care of my breast implants? This is a question that many breast augmentation patients ask. It is not a trivial issue and it’s not like they come with a use and care manual. So here are three recommendations about how to care for your breasts/breast implants that … Read more »

CoolSculpting vs Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck: Here’s the Skinny

 Dr. Reath’s Patient Care Coordinator weighs the benefits of CoolSculpting, Liposuction and Tummy Tuck. All of these body contouring procedures are very effective, so it’s good to have some insider advice. Here’s how to figure out which of the three is right for you. With so many options out there, it can be tough to … Read more »

Why Getting Cheap Plastic Surgery is Like Buying A Discount Parachute

There was a lengthy article in USA Today called “Cosmetic surgery gets cheaper, faster scarier”, which is well worth reading. It is an in-depth investigation of cheap, quick-fix plastic surgeries that are being done by non-plastic surgeons across the country. If you are a reader of my blogs, you know that this is a growing, … Read more »

My Top 10 Most Important Blog Posts (So Far)

Back in November of 2009, I started my Facebook page, got my first smart phone, and wrote my first blog post. Since then, we have been honored with over 8,000 facebook fans and our practice You Tube channel has 186 videos with over 82,000 views. Pretty amazing, right? And four years later, I have written … Read more »

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