David B. Reath MD
About the Practice
Dr. Reath established his practice of plastic surgery in Knoxville in 1986, almost three decades ago. Since that time much has changed in medicine and in plastic surgery. And, indeed, our practice has seen many changes and has evolved into one of the leading plastic surgery practices in East Tennessee. We are now primarily focused on aesthetic or cosmetic surgery. However, one thing has not changed: our practice philosophy. Simply put, we want to take care of you as we would want to be taken care of if we were the patient. This requires an individualized and personal approach to each patient in order to understand and meet their needs.
This philosophy is not just Dr. Reath’s, but that of everyone in our practice. You will notice this difference the first time you walk into our office. Our front office staff greets you as you come in and does whatever they can to make you feel comfortable (the pine nut coffee that we serve in the waiting room is legendary). Our staff doesn’t hide behind glass windows or file cabinets. Instead they are completely available to you. And they’re really nice.
If there is one thing we hear from our patients, it is that Dr. Reath and his staff members spend a great deal of time with patients, and are very friendly and informative. In order to come to know you and take care of you properly we need to spend time with you; and we do.
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Dr. Reath has invested his professional life to his craft of plastic surgery. Although his experience has been very broad, his focus is on cosmetic surgery of the breast, body, and face. The changes patients experience through these operations can be profound. Our goal is that you benefit from your procedure throughout the rest of your life. Dr. Reath and his staff are committed to getting to know you on a personal level in order to achieve the results you want. It’s why our motto is the personal approach to personal change.
When it comes to your surgical experience, we want to make it as easy as possible, and do everything we can to insure you have a great result. We created eBooks to help inform you about breast augmentation and help you plan for your recovery. We provide you with a handy recovery guide to help when you get home. And, we offer vitamins, surgical garments and ice packs to help you heal.
Background & Certification
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Dr. Reath received his surgical training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Not only is Dr. Reath a Board-certified plastic surgeon, he was member-at-large of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is the only plastic surgeon in East Tennessee to have served on the board.
Publications and Presentations
Dr. Reath is a national and international renowned speaker and lecturer.
Awards & Honors
Many review sites have started offering awards to help patients easily identify those physicians who consistently get great feedback from the patients they care for. Over the years, Dr. Reath has received many awards and accolades from professors, peers and colleagues (his medical resume is 14 pages long, yikes). However, these new review-based awards are probably the most relevant to a patient looking for the best plastic surgeon.
Dr. Reath was selected for both “The Patient’s Choice 5 Year Anniversary Award” and the “Compassionate Doctor Award 5 Year Honoree”. This is a big deal because only 1% of the doctors in the United States are awarded either honor by their patients. In addition patient reviews resulted in the “Top Ten Doctor Award” for plastic surgeons in Tennessee.
Dr. Reath is also a favorite of the local Knoxville newspaper and magazine surveys. He is a “Reader’s Choice Favorite Plastic Surgeon” by the Knoxville New Sentinel, a “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in the Metropulse Best of Knoxville and consistently selected a “TOP DOC” in plastic surgery by Cityview Magazine.
Our office has been awarded Black Diamond Status by Allergan, one of only 1% of the practices in the nation to receive this honor. What does this mean to you? It means that we have lots and lots of practice helping patients achieve the results they want.
The only award which Dr. Reath received that we hesitate to mention is the “On-time Doctor Award” (just in case you happen to be the rare patient reading this while looking at the clock in our waiting room). Seriously, we’re glad our patients are noticing this. Respecting our patient’s time is one of our priorities, which is why we have our on-time pledge.
Affiliations & Memberships
Chairman of the Public Education Committee of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Past-President of the Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member of the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, an elite group of Board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in aesthetic surgery of the face and body
Member of the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Past-President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
Past-member of the prestigious Committee on Trauma
$100 which is applied to the cost of surgery should you choose to schedule.
Staff & Facilities
Skin Care Products
Visit our online store for the best of medical grade skin care including RealMedical Skin Care and La Bella Donna Mineral Makeup. We also carry products to aid you in healing after surgery including surgical vitamins, silicone scar shapes, and TheraPearl ice packs.
We accept all major credit cards and offer financing through CareCredit.