David B. Reath, MD
Knoxville, TN (865) 450-9253

Dr. Reath’s Blog

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 11,000 facebook fans and our practice You Tube channel has 253 videos with over 433,000 views. Pretty amazing, right? Now, eight years later, I have written over 280 … Read more »

Two Must-Have Ingredients in Your Skin Care Routine

One of the most fun parts about working at our office is seeing Christy Ledford’s patients come to the front desk, absolutely glowing after she works her magic in the skin care room. With nine years working as a Licensed Aesthetician, Christy has a wealth of advice on the do’s and don’ts of great skin.  So … Read more »

Confidence For A New Job: A Reath Patient Story

Every time we post new before and after photos on our website, we try to include a bit of information about the patient. Every now and then, a patient will write about his or her experience with us and how this has affected their lives. Here is a patient who struggled with hyperhidrosis (excessive underarm sweating) and was … Read more »

My Plastic Surgery “Patients Of Courage”

Each year at our annual meeting, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recognizes several patients as their “Patients of Courage”. These remarkable individuals have had incredible journeys dealing with injuries, breast cancer, or congenital deformities with the help of plastic surgery. They have further gone on to “give back” to society through their experiences. … Read more »

Plastic Surgery Award Winners

It’s official. New Beauty Magazine’s Spring/Summer “Best of the Best” is out. We haven’t noticed any of the editors hanging out at our practice lately, still it’s uncanny how many of our procedures were named “Best In-Office Treatments”. It’s always nice to have independent confirmation that with the variety of beauty offerings out there, we are picking … Read more »

5 Areas CoolSculpting Works Better Than Liposuction

When I began my training in plastic surgery, liposuction was just being introduced. Since that time, almost 35 years ago, we have seen significant improvements in how liposuction is performed. Recently we have seen the emergence of non-surgical fat reduction. Of all the different technologies that have been developed for this, CoolSculpting is clearly the … Read more »

The Truth About Gummy Bear Breast Implants UPDATED

Back in 2014, I wrote a popular blog about “gummy bear” or highly cohesive silicone gel (fifth generation) breast implants. Specifically, I addressed how these implants are made and why they weren’t like the gummy bear candies we know and love. It’s time for an update. For breast augmentation surgery, the highly cohesive gel implants … Read more »

When A Surgeon Has Surgery (What I Learned While Recovering)

Very recently I had to have surgery on my neck, more specifically an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at two levels: C 3-4 and C 4-5. Neck problems are very common for surgeons and after 30+ years of operating, I was certainly due. My symptoms came on in a relatively short period of time and the surgery was … Read more »

Meet David Watson, Founder of Glowbiotics MD

We’re big fans of Glowbiotics MD and were thrilled to be the first office in East Tennessee to offer Glowbiotics MD Advanced Probiotic Skin Care and their Probiotic Youthboost Treatment. Glowbiotics MD is the first medical skin care line to feature topical probiotic bioactives. Imagine our delight when we discovered that the founder of this … Read more »

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