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

New Neck Treatments

Two Nonsurgical Treatments: CoolMini and Kybella

The neck is an area that everyone seems to be focusing on these days. It’s really not that surprising given the modern day compulsion of looking down at handheld devices several times a day.

Video conferencing also has a big impact. Both men and women are telling us that they are much more aware of their appearance because of using programs like Skype. (And really, does anyone look their best using facetime on their iPads? Not that we know of.) There is even a new industry term for the increase in neck wrinkles and double chins as a result of spending so much time gazing down at our cell phones. It’s called “tech-neck”. Even teenagers are getting wrinkles prematurely as a result.


Get Rid of Double Chin

Since chin- and neck-fat dissatisfaction afflicts 68% of the population, we know there are many folks out there eager to learn more about the two new non-surgical options available to treat submental fat and fullness. (Submental is “medicalese” for under the chin.)

Both Kybella and the CoolMini are FDA- approved, but the way each works is very different. Kybella is an injection and the CoolMini addresses fat by freezing it.

Important Note:

If you do have significant excess skin with loose platysmal neck bands, neither of these procedures will address these concerns. In fact, reducing fat on the neck and under the chin would make it look like you have even more excess skin.

You are most likely a candidate for a necklift, which includes removing excess skin and fat of the neck and recontouring the neck muscles. If you’re concerned about your jawline, a facelift also addresses the sagging jowls which drop down into the neck area.

5 Areas CoolSculpting Works Better Than Liposuction

When I began my training in plastic surgery, liposuction was just being introduced. Since that time, almost 35 years ago, we have seen significant improvements in how liposuction is performed. Recently we have seen the emergence of non-surgical fat reduction. Of all the different technologies that have been developed for this, CoolSculpting is clearly the … Read more »

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Introducing Natasha Self, Certified CoolSculpting Technician

CoolSculpting Technician Natasha Self Knoxville
We are so lucky to have found Natasha. She has been working in our office for three years, but every day we wonder how we ever managed without her. Quietly effective and totally charming, Natasha takes care of all of our CoolSculpting patients and is completely in charge of managing Dr. Reath’s busy surgical calendar. Her expertise has been honed by over 13 years in the healthcare industry, so she doesn’t scare easily.

Experience and training matter in this arena. Even though it is a non-surgical procedure, CoolSculpting is very technique-driven. There is a real learning curve before a provider really understands how to get the best results when treating patients. Not only has Natasha performed the most CoolSculpting treatments in Knoxville, but Dr. Reath also flew Natasha to Dallas to train for days with the top CoolSculpting practice in the country. Natasha is the only CoolSculpting provider in Knoxville to attend the advanced CoolSculpting University in San Francisco…twice! You will benefit from her added experience and all the best practices she learned from the experts.

“I’ve always been such a people person, and helping both patients and Dr. Reath has been very fulfilling. Our patients’ excitement after they see the amazing results from their CoolSculpting treatments makes me excited too. It’s definitely one of the best parts of my job!”

The Latest CoolSculpting Posts from Dr. Reath's Blog

  • 50, Fit and Fabulous: A Reath Patient Story

    From the Blog

    Every 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 truly been a partnership because she has done as … Read more »
  • My Top 10 Most Important Blog Posts (So Far)

    From the Blog

    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, eight years later, I have written almost 300 … Read more »
  • Plastic Surgery Award Winners 2018

    From the Blog

    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 »

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