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

Category Archives: Plastic Surgery News

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 »

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 that … 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, 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 »

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 »

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 over the past year with an eye to the future to take stock of where we are, where we’ve … 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 »

The Truth About Gummy Bear Breast Implants UPDATED

Back in 2014, I wrote a popular blog about “gummy bear” or highly cohesive silicone gel (fifth generation) breast implants. Specifically, I addressed how these implants are made and why they weren’t like the gummy bear candies we know and love. It’s time for an update. For breast augmentation surgery, the highly cohesive gel implants … 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 »

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