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

Category Archives: Plastic Surgery Recovery

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 »

When A Surgeon Has Surgery (What I Learned While Recovering)

Very recently I had to have surgery on my neck, more specifically an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at two levels: C 3-4 and C 4-5. Neck problems are very common for surgeons and after 30+ years of operating, I was certainly due. My symptoms came on in a relatively short period of time and the surgery was … 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 »

You’ve Had Plastic Surgery. Now What?

It happens. People have great results from their surgery (or CoolSculpting), and think they are done. So, they slip back into their old bad habits and start gaining weight again. We don’t want to see this happen to you! Congratulations on the new and improved you! Plastic surgery is an investment, a very worthwhile one, … Read more »

Why the Keller Funnel May Make Breast Augmentations Better

The basics of breast augmentation, my most common operation, have not really changed in the last three or four decades. Certainly, there have been significant advances in the designs of the implants themselves, but how the implants are placed in the body is basically the same. However, there is an important advance recently which I … Read more »

Fit to Fitness Athlete: A Reath Patient Story

Every time we post new before and after photos on our website, we try and 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 such a story. More than … Read more »

The Brazilian Butt Lift: A Word of Caution

The Brazilian Butt Lift or buttock augmentation by autologous fat injection is one of the fastest growing cosmetic operations in this country and around the world. Basically it involves removing fat from one area of the body with liposuction, and injecting it into another area of the body. I have been a slow adopter of … 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 »

Diastasis Recti Repair: Most Important Tummy Tuck Benefit?

One of the operations I have always loved to do is a tummy tuck for my Knoxville, TN, patients. I really get a charge out of helping a mother restore the shape of her abdomen after she has brought one or more children into this world. There have certainly been modifications over the years in … Read more »

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