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30 Years as a Plastic Surgeon. Thank You Knoxville

In the summer of 1986, (when We are the World was the top song, Out of Africa was the top movie, and a gallon of gas cost $.89) having just finished my residency in plastic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in Plastic Surgery, I moved to Knoxville, Tennessee to start my practice. You could … Read more »

Why the Keller Funnel May Make Breast Augmentations Better

The basics of breast augmentation, my most common operation, have not really changed in the last three or four decades. Certainly, there have been significant advances in the designs of the implants themselves, but how the implants are placed in the bodyis basically the same. However, there is an important advance recently which I have … Read more »

Meet Gracie, Our New Plastic Surgery PA

The newest addition to our staff is Grace Rash PA-C, and we are delighted to have her with us! Gracie grew up in a medical family. She completed Physician’s Assistant training at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennesse. She will be assisting me in the surgical care of our patients both in and out of … 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 11,000 facebook fans and our practice You Tube channel has 247 videos with over 246,000 views. Pretty amazing, right? Now, six years later, I have written over 230 … Read more »

Fit to Fitness Athlete: A Reath Patient Story

Every time we post new before and after photos on our website, we try and include a bit of information about the patient. Every now and then, we are truly honored that a patient will write about his or her experience with us and how this has affected their lives. Here is such a story. More than … Read more »

The Brazilian Butt Lift: A Word of Caution

The Brazilian Butt Lift or buttock augmentation by autologous fat injection is one of the fastest growing cosmetic operations in this country and around the world. Basically it involves removing fat from one area of the body with liposuction, and injecting it into another area of the body. I have been a slow adopter of … Read more »

The Blackhead Whisperer Speaks: How to Control Them for Good

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 eight years working as a Licensed Aesthetician, Christy has a wealth of advice on the do’s-and-don’ts of great skin.  So when we … Read more »

How To Prevent Wrinkles: You Can Do It While You Sleep.

I think all of us are looking for ways to look better, slow down the aging process, and improve our facial appearance. Recently, I read an interesting article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal about the lines on your face and how they are influenced by the position in which you sleep. Expression Wrinkles vs. Sleep Wrinkles … Read more »

A Boy and His Botox

Dr. Reath recently sat down to talk with one of our patients after his very first Botox treatment. He was kind enough to share his experience. He took some great before and after pictures documenting his results 24 hours and 72 hours after his treatment. To see them, scroll down to the end of the … Read more »

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