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

Author Archives: Dr. Reath

Kindness Isn’t Cancelled

None of us have lived through a pandemic. We are all in uncharted waters together. All of us are coping with changes in our work and our daily lives. Stress levels are high, and we are all trying to stay afloat. And so it is that this pandemic has become a time for kindness. Kindness … Read more »

Fitness Part 2: Getting Started

If you are not someone who has not exercised much, getting started may seem like a daunting task, yet it doesn’t need to be. No one can become an elite athlete overnight, but all of us can become involved with exercise and improve our fitness level. Knowing how to get started if this is new … Read more »

Fitness Part 1: Getting Motivated

For most of my life, exercise has been important to me. Yes, there have been periods when I have not been as active. Still, I have done several different types of exercise starting with figure skating (yes, that’s me!), hockey, some soccer, wrestling, a touch of rugby, lots of running and rowing, weight lifting, and … Read more »

5 Tips For Healthy Skin During The Winter. [Updated]

As winter is upon us, you have probably noticed that your skin is getting dryer. This is common. Your skin changes throughout the seasons of the year, and it requires different care and treatment depending upon the season. So what should you be doing for winter skin? Glad you asked. With the cold of the winter … Read more »

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 being treated unfairly. Our office was an early adopter of this technology, and … 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 that … 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 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 for the better. Anyone who has been a surgeon for more than 10 or 15 years is now doing something which was learned after we completed training. Sometimes we are doing an entirely different operation, and sometimes we are … 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 two 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, and part two was all about Makeup Mishaps. In part three, Scott Stuart, co-owner of Metropolis Hair Fashions, shares the most … Read more »

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