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

Category Archives: Injectable Treatments

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 »

New Neck Fat Treatments: Pros, Cons and Prices

The neck is the subject of a lot of interest lately – both concerns about the appearance of the neck and the widely-publicized debut of two new non-surgical treatments to reduce neck fat. With the convergence of both of these, our Knoxville office is getting calls and emails from people eager to learn more. How much of a concern … Read more »

How To Apply Skin Care Products. Mystery Solved.

Any skin care expert will tell you that the order in which you use your products is key to getting the results you want. The last thing you want to do is put your most expensive product, an active serum, over a heavy cream blocking absorption and preventing the liquid gold from doing its job. … 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 »

Kybella vs Liposuction: Why It’s Neck and Neck

Recently I attended the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons meeting in Montreal, Canada. I enjoyed the meeting and I enjoyed Montreal. As an aside this is a great city to visit and is not very far away. And, our Canadian neighbors are great! One of the things I always do at meetings is to … Read more »

Facial Aging: What You Can and Can’t Control

I was very fortunate to recently have a blog posted by RealSelf on their website. In Wrinkles, Lines, and Sagging Skin: Here’s What You Can and Can’t Control, I wrote about the famous quote from Coco Channel “Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But … Read more »

Dear Allergan: Keep Up the Valeant Fight

Recently, one of the hottest topics in both the worlds of aesthetic medicine and big business has been the attempts by the pharmaceutical company Valeant at a hostile takeover of Allergan. To date this has not been successful, but this fight is by no means over. And, it could have a major negative affect on … Read more »

My Take On Allure’s 11 Most Overrated Cosmetic Surgery List

Recently Allure Magazine published an article on what they see as the 11 most overrated cosmetic surgery procedures. Think of this as the opposite of David Letterman’s top ten lists. But, did Allure get it right?  But let’s take a closer look. 1. The “Vampire” Facelift Really? Are we still talking about this? This is … Read more »

“Can I Start and Stop Botox and Fillers?” You Ask. We Answer.

This is the next post in our new series called “You Ask. We Answer.” The idea is to answer some of the questions that patients frequently ask. Today’s answer comes from Jill Maze, RN, our wonderful Nurse Injector. I often have patients who just want to “try” an injectable wrinkle treatment such as Botox or … Read more »

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