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

Category Archives: Plastic Surgery for Men

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 »

How To Prevent Wrinkles: You Can Do It While You Sleep.

I think all of us are looking for ways to look better, slow down the aging process, and improve our facial appearance. Recently, I read an interesting article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal about the lines on your face and how they are influenced by the position in which you sleep. Expression Wrinkles vs. Sleep Wrinkles … Read more »

A Boy and His Botox

Dr. Reath recently sat down to talk with one of our patients after his very first Botox treatment at our Knoxville, TN, practice. He was kind enough to share his experience. He took some great before and after pictures documenting his results 24 hours and 72 hours after his treatment. To see them, scroll down … Read more »

Surprising Sunscreen Fact: Apply Before You Fly

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With the upcoming holiday weekend, it’s a good time to reflect on the importance of protecting your skin from the sun in situations you may not have considered. There are certainly times where your exposure to the sun is greater than in others. Some of these you are already aware of … 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 »

Gynecomastia: No Laughing Matter

I take care of more women than men with issues related to their breasts, just as more attention is given to women’s breast issues in our society. We have Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Reconstruction Day as we should, but men too have issues with their breasts/chests. Although these are generally not life-threatening problems … 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 plastic surgery office in Knoxville is getting calls and emails from people eager to … 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 »

Does Cosmetic Surgery Change Who You Are?

I’ve been in the business of plastic surgery for almost 30 years (longer if you count my training years) and I have noticed firsthand the life-changing power of this specialty. There are many examples from the reconstructive side of this field in restoring normal form and function to such problems as cleft lips, breast reconstruction, … Read more »

How To Be Helpful During Her Breast Augmentation Consult

Most of the time when I am blogging, I am focusing on the patient. And this is as it should be. However, today I am addressing people who accompany patients at the time of their consultation. It’s great when you come to the consultation, because you are an important part of the process even though … Read more »

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