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

Category Archives: Tummy Tuck

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 »

Think Timeless, Not Trendy, When Considering Plastic Surgery [Updated]

Bubble butt, badonkadonk, derrière — the media has become increasingly butt-focused these days. Celebs like Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, Shakira, and Jennifer Lopez are at the center of “The Booty Boom”, making headlines about their bums and even insuring their prized assets. Like every popular fad, this is excellent news for some (those with some … 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 »

50, Fit and Fabulous: A Reath Patient Story

Now and then, I get lucky enough to have a patient like Kris walk through my door. She is a wonderful person and has allowed me to embark with her on the gratifying journey of making her look the way she feels inside. It has indeed been a partnership because she has done as much … 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 »

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 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 »

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