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

Category Archives: Mommy Makeover

Introducing Jessica V. Walker, M.D.

Introducing Jessica V. Walker, M.D. Click here to get the latest on Dr. Walker! As most of you know, there have been some big changes in my practice. We are now HKB Knoxville, and I will be retiring in January 2023. But the biggest news is that we have a new plastic surgeon, Dr. Jessica … Read more »

Important Letter From Dr. Reath

For the last 35 years, I have enjoyed the practice of plastic surgery in Knoxville, Tennessee. It is my pleasure and privilege to have been entrusted with your care. In order for my practice to move ahead, I am partnering with a group of plastic surgeons in Charlotte, whom I respect and admire. This change … Read more »

3 Ways I Have Made My Breast Lifts Better

As I continue to practice plastic surgery, I look for ways to improve the operations I have been doing for years to achieve better results. One such procedure is the breast lift (mastopexy), most often using breast implants (augmentation mastopexy). Several aspects of how I perform a breast augmentation and lift at my Knoxville, TN, … Read more »

Demand For Plastic Surgery Is Through The Roof. Here’s Why.

When the pandemic hit six months ago, none of us knew how this would affect our lives and our businesses. The outlook seemed pretty bleak, and it has proved to be such for many businesses. As a plastic surgeon, I would not have expected to see the demand for plastic surgery to rise, but that … 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 »

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 improving … Read more »

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

On July 1, 2019, 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. Indeed, as a state, we need to do … 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 »

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