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

Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

My Top 10 Most Important Blog Posts (So Far)

Back in November of 2009, I started my Facebook page, got my first smart phone, and wrote my first blog post. Since then, we have been honored with over 11,500 facebook fans and our practice You Tube channel has 273 videos with over 680,000 views. Pretty amazing, right? Now, ten years later, I have written over 300 … Read more »

What My Patients Should Know About BIA-ALCL

If you have breast implants, or have been thinking about breast implants, you may have heard some chatter regarding something called Breast implant associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma, otherwise known as BIA-ALCL, or simply ALCL. With a name like this, it sounds pretty scary and may well raise some questions about whether this is something … Read more »

Beauty Blunders Part 1: Skin Care Snafus

  Although we all want to look our best, most of us are making beauty mistakes without a clue we’re doing something wrong.   It makes perfect sense. Dollars to doughnuts, your beauty regimen is based on advice you heard from your mom, combined with tips you read in fashion magazines and what you observed … Read more »

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

On July 1 of this year, 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. Certainly, as a state we need … Read more »

Plastic Surgery Award Winners 2018

It’s official. New Beauty Magazine’s Spring/Summer “Best of the Best” is out. We haven’t noticed any of the editors hanging out at our practice lately, still it’s uncanny how many of our procedures were named “Industry Breakthroughs” and “Best In-Office Treatments”. Many of our favorite skin care products made the list as well. It’s always nice … Read more »

Our Game-Changing SkinPen Procedure: Yay! No Blood Required. Part 2

A better way to get your growth factors. I left off Part 1 of my last (vampirish) article with the question of whether there was an easier way to acquire and use growth factors for microneedling than drawing blood and using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Could we find a product with a consistent yield of the growth … Read more »

Shining Light on “Vampire” PRP Skin Care Procedures. Part 1

Lately there has been a lot of discussion about platelet rich plasma, or PRP. It’s being used mainly in orthopedics and sports medicine to boost healing in bone grafts and fractures. So naturally, people in the world of aesthetics are jumping on the bandwagon. Where the vampires come in. Microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma) … Read more »

7 Hottest Trends To Beautify Your 2018

I hope 2017 has been a good year for you, because it’s been a great year for our Knoxville plastic surgery 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 … Read more »

My New Skin Care Addiction

Few things in my business change as much as skin care lines. Some of these changes we like, others not so much. Our most recent change has been to bring in SkinMedica skin care products. These come from Allergan, our good friend who also brings us Botox, fillers such as Juvederm and Voluma, CoolSculpting and … 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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