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

Category Archives: Mommy Makeover

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 … 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 »

CoolSculpting vs Liposuction vs Tummy Tuck [Infographic]

When you’re wanting to make a change, it can be confusing to figure out which body contouring procedure is right for you. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical way of reducing fat that is very effective, but as this infographic illustrates, it is not for everyone. Beware of clinics with only one procedure to offer. If there is only … 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 depends upon the quality of the consultation and whether or not you have what you … Read more »

From Weight-Loss to “Wow!” A Reath Patient Story

Whenever we post new before and after photos on our website, we include a bit of information about the patient. Every now and then, we are truly honored that a patient will write about his or her experience with us and how this has affected their lives. Here is patient who did the hard work through … Read more »

Top Plastic Surgery Trends: 2017 and Beyond

I hope 2016 has been a good year for you, because it’s been a great year for our 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 we’ve been and … Read more »

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