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

Category Archives: Breast Implants

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 body is basically the same. However, there is an important advance recently which I … Read more »

Milestone Moments: A Get Ready Guide For Big Events

Happy, sad, or a bit of both — “milestone moments” are when we could all use a bit of extra self-confidence. If you have a big event in your future, my staff put together this video just for you. From CoolSculpting to Botox to skin care treatments, here’s our video planning guide for getting ready, … Read more »

The Truth About Mold in Saline Breast Implants

Recently, there has been a lot of chatter about fungal (or mold) infections in saline-filled breast implants. In fact, I have had a few patients from my Knoxville practice contact me with concerns regarding this. The fundamental question: Should you be worried about having a fungal infection or mold in your saline breast implants? For … Read more »

Breast Augmentation & Nipples: Questions You Didn’t Know You Had

When women are having surgery to improve the appearance of their breasts, one of the concerns is how the shape of the nipple and areola will change. Specifically, does having breast implants affect the shape and size of the areola? And, because inquiring minds want to know, I will discuss this. (I was going to … Read more »

Butt Enlargement Takes A Back Seat To Top Plastic Surgery Procedures

Every year the American Society of Plastic Surgery releases its highly-anticipated statistics on the number of surgeries performed the previous year. For many years I was Chairman of the Public Education Committee and one of my jobs was to review the stats with the ASPS staff to find something newsworthy enough to release to the media. Some years … Read more »

Wrinkles and Winners: The Year in Plastic Surgery

Here we are again at the beginning of a new year – how did that happen? Probably just like it did last year. And, of course how did we get here? More importantly, where are we headed? As in life, these questions apply to plastic surgery too. So first let’s have a look at some … Read more »

Breast Implants : When To Revise Your Size

Recently RealSelf Trends published an article “Smaller Breasts Are In – Particularly For Women After Menopause” which has gotten me thinking. I guess the question is do women really desire smaller breasts as they go through life? While it would be attractive to come up with a simple answer, I think that the choice of breast … Read more »

Why Sizers Are Better Than VECTRA For Choosing Your Breast Implant Size

Without a doubt the most important question in the mind of women anticipating breast enlargement is what they will look like with a certain size implant. And, therefore, the choice of implant size is critical to being happy with the final result of your surgery. I mean, let’s face it: that’s what it’s all about. … Read more »

Time Magazine Covers Plastic Surgery (With Some Wrinkles Here and There)

The latest TIME Magazine cover story is an extended article about plastic surgery: “Nip. Tuck. Or Else. Why you will be getting cosmetic procedures even if you don’t want them.” I’ve now read this article three times and am left with the question of whether or not this is a positive or negative commentary on plastic … Read more »

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