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

Category Archives: Breast Implants

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 »

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 »

How the New Opiod Law Affects Your Recovery (and our brilliant solution for leftover pills)

On July 1 of this year, our state legislature passed “The Tennessee Together Plan”, which regulates the use and prescription of narcotic pain medications. The intent of this law is certainly laudable: to curb the overuse of opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, oxycontin, and fentanyl, to name a few. Certainly, as a state we need … Read more »

7 Hottest Trends To Beautify Your 2018

I hope 2017 has been a good year for you, because it’s been a great year for our Knoxville plastic surgery practice in so many ways. At this time of the year I like to reflect back over the past year with an eye to the future to take stock of where we are, where … 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 »

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 »

How Many Consultations To Get For Plastic Surgery

Questions I get a lot from patients are “How many consultations should I have before surgery?”, and “How many plastic surgeons should I see?” Is one enough? Are five too many? As you might expect, there is no simple answer. It really depends upon the quality of the consultation, and whether or not you have what … Read more »

Picking The Best Breast Implant Size (Part 2)

Choosing the best breast implant size is one of the most important decisions when considering breast augmentation. Generally, I think we do a very good job with this in our office. The use of sizers, silicone implants that we put in a bra to help a patient visualize what they will look like at a certain … Read more »

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