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

Dr. Reath’s Blog

CoolSculpting Confidential: The “Skinny” on Fat Freezing

  Whenever I am considering something new, I like to look up reviews to see what other people are experiencing, and I’ll bet you do too. Natasha and I have been looking at online comments and sometimes our good friend CoolSculpting is getting a bad rap. And like I would for any friend, I think … 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 11,500 facebook fans and our practice You Tube channel has 273 videos with over 680,000 views. Pretty amazing, right? Now, ten years later, I have written over 300 … Read more »

What My Patients Should Know About BIA-ALCL

If you have breast implants, or have been thinking about breast implants, you may have heard some chatter regarding something called Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, otherwise known as BIA-ALCL, or simply ALCL. With a name like this, it sounds pretty scary and may well raise some questions about whether this is something … 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 nonsurgical fat reduction. Of all the different technologies that have been developed as substitutes for liposuction, CoolSculpting … Read more »

5 Ways I’ve Made My Tummy Tucks Better

One of the rewarding and challenging things about medicine is that things are always changing, and mostly for the better. Anyone who has had a surgical career for more than 10 or 15 years is now doing things which we learned after we completed our training. Sometimes we are doing an entirely different operation and … Read more »

Breast Implants: How To Know When You’re Going Too Big

A recent phenomenon that I have noticed is that women are choosing larger and larger breast implants when having breast augmentation. The average implant size has gradually increased over the years that I have been performing breast augmentation here in Knoxville, TN. I am left with 2 questions: is there an upper limit in sight? … Read more »

Beauty Blunders Part 3: Hair Errors

  Although we all want to look our best, most of us are making beauty mistakes without a clue we’re doing something wrong.   In part one of this three-part blog series, we explored Skin Care Snafus, part two was all about Makeup Mishaps. In part three, Scott Stuart, co-owner of Metropolis Hair Fashions, shares the most common … Read more »

Beauty Blunders Part 2: Makeup Mishaps

  Although we all want to look our best, most of us are making beauty mistakes without a clue we’re doing something wrong.     In part one of this three-part blog series, we explored Skin Care Snafus. Today Christy Ledford, our fabulous aesthetician, dishes about makeup.   Part 2: Makeup Mishaps   You match … Read more »

Beauty Blunders Part 1: Skin Care Snafus

  Although we all want to look our best, most of us are making beauty mistakes without a clue we’re doing something wrong.   It makes perfect sense. Dollars to doughnuts, your beauty regimen is based on advice you heard from your mom, combined with tips you read in fashion magazines and what you observed … Read more »

50, Fit and Fabulous: A Reath Patient Story

Every now and then I get lucky enough to have a patient like Kris walk through my door. She is a wonderful person and has allowed me to embark with her on the gratifying  journey of making her look the way she feels inside. It has truly been a partnership because she has done as … Read more »

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