About David B. Reath, MD
David B. Reath, MD practices in Knoxville at David B. Reath, MD Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Reath was invited to join RealSelf in 2008, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 27 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Reath has hospital affiliations at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional, Mercy Medical Center.
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Posted by JenniferS
I chose Dr. Reath after lengthy research on surgeons for my procedure. From the first phone call to the office, I instantly felt welcomed and safe. He is a surgeon with true artistic vision. He is also a man with integrity, and a great sense of humor! I live 7 hours away from Knoxville, and it was well worth the drive (several of them!) to have the honor of being his patient. Due to weight loss, I had lots of sagging skin, which really lowered my self esteem. Over the course of a year and a half, Dr. Reath performed a breast lift/augmentation and a circumferential body lift. The results are amazing! Dr. Reath has the ability to see beyond what is” and work towards “what can be”. His “personal approach to personal change” rings very true—he explains everything very thoroughly and answers every question. He also takes the time to answer his emails personally. He makes sure his patients are well informed and are realistic in their goals. His awards and accolades that he has received are well deserved, and is well respected in his profession. His staff is wonderful and caring, always giving the personal touch to whatever they do. Dr. Reath also keeps up with the current trends in his area of expertise, as well as keeping a personal connection with his patients through social media. I told Dr. Reath that he transformed my life by allowing the “real me” to shine through—he humbly said “you did the hard work; I just did the clean up!”. It is obvious he truly loves what he does—his patients are truly blessed to have him—a gifted surgeon, an artistic visionary and a wonderful person all rolled up in one!
Posted by Sara in K-ville
The staff at Dr. Reath's office exceeded my expectations of customer and patient service. They provided a very welcoming and soothing environment and put my nerves at ease. I had heard great things about Dr. Reath and his staff and now after my experience, I can say great things about them as well!
Posted by dansgirl
looked for may years, and did many interviews in several states, and doing research he was the best one of them all. ive been to several consults in 4 states. I AM extremely happy I waited til i foundthe perfect one. DR. DAVID REATH, Knoxville,TN is just the best! everything from hm personally, his staff, his office. i ABSOLUTELY LOVE him & HighLY HIGHLY recommend him
Posted by delcatty20
After months of research, I decided to call Dr. Reath's office. I spoke with Teresa. She was so helpful over the phone, and just from talking with her, I felt completely comfortable. I booked a consult that day. I met with Dr. Reath on my consult day and he immediately put me at ease. He gave very realistic goals and answered every question I had. He and Mandy helped me choose the right size for my body type and walked me through the procedure. After meeting with Dr. Reath, I knew he was the surgeon that I wanted to operate on me. He has the best bedside manner that I have ever seen from a surgeon and spent more time with me than I could have imagined. I scheduled my surgery that day, there was no need to think about it. I knew I wanted him to do my surgery. Because of a latex allergy, Teresa had to work her magic and get me scheduled at a hospital rather than the surgery center, but she did it without any fuss or complaints. I was in and out of surgery in less than an hour and headed home within 2 hours. My recovery was easy, absolutely no problems. Dr. Reath even called the evening of my surgery to check on me. There is no need to look anywhere else if you are looking for a plastic surgeon, Dr. Reath is the best in every aspect. Thank you Dr. Reath, Teresa, and Mandy, you all changed my life!!
Posted by KnoxMom
First let me start by saying that I did not know Dr. Reath prior to my initial consultation with him, so I feel I can provide an unbiased review. I chose Dr. Reath after looking at different websites for the past three years. The pictures on his website demonstrated the more natural looking breast augmentation that I hoped to achieve - regardless of size, some surgeons seemed to "blend" the implants in better than others. Also, I think the boards he sits on, the Truth-O-Meter Tuesdays, his blogs, etc. reveal that he has a true interest in and excitement for his field. After meeting with him and his kind staff, I knew I was in the right place. Mandi, one of his nurses, was so helpful in choosing an implant size. She was patient, caring, and offered helpful advice. Dr. Reath answered all of my questions thoroughly prior to my procedures, and afterward answered questions that arose extremely promptly both by email and phone (including a call from him the evening of my surgery to see how I was doing). The surgery center staff was wonderful as well, I could not have been in better hands. I was really nervous going in, and they put me right at ease. I had a breast lift, augmentation, and mini tummy tuck. It has been about two months since my procedure and I could not be happier. True to my initial feeling, he is an excellent, excellent surgeon. He gave me exactly the results I asked for, and I have been enjoying my "new" breasts and flat stomach so much! I am so glad that I not only made the decision to have these procedures done, but especially that I chose Dr. Reath to do them. I am looking forward to swimsuit season so much this year!
Posted by brandimarie02
He is awsome! I searched the internet for months and kept reading awesome things about Dr. Reath and his Staff. I am from West Virginia, about 5 hours away from Dr. Reath. I read every review I could find online and called the office and went for a consultation, and I am sooo glad i did. I had my BA (silicone) on 9.7.12, and Dr. Reath made me feel so at ease, I was not the least bit nervous. He called that night to check in on me. Basically, Dr. Reath and his staff are awesome and I am in Love with my BA, he made me look exactly like I had pictured it in my mind. I plan on going back to see him for other needs.
Posted by sarajo
I would recommend Dr. Reath to any one, and and I have recommended him to people I ahve spoken with. When I was getting information aout a breast augmentation I meet with three different local doctors, including Dr. Reath, and I was most comfortable in the care of Dr. Reath. He had wonderful bedside manners, he was polite, straightforward with answering me and describing my results, he advised me best for the results I was wanting to get. I am 100% satisified and I would do it over again in a second with him as my surgeon. Very Satisifed! It was a speedy and courteous process. All my questions and concerns were answered in a timely and decisive manner. They spent extra time with me during my choice making to make me as comfortable and confident as possible.
Posted by Bigger and Better
I researched the internet for a board certified plastic surgeon because I wanted a provider who I could trust to give me the best care and the best outcome. I found Dr. Reath and I am convinced he is one of the best plastic surgeons anywhere. He is pleasant, professional and he does great work. His staff is friendly, professional and made me feel comfortable.
Posted by Pleasedpatient
I couldn't have had a better experience with a plastic surgeon. I am so glad that I chose to use him for my breast augmentation. He answers emails personally and promptly. His staff is very polite and courteous. He offers the cosmetasure which is a fall out for if any complications. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Blessed and Proud
Every person on the staff team was awsome, no words can tell how great everyone is!
Posted by Knoxville, TN
I have wanted a breast reduction for several years and finely made up my mind to do somehting to make me feel better. Dr. Reath and his staff were very knowledgable and made me feel comfortable with my decision. It has made my life so much better. I feel more confident and hold my shoulders back when I walk in a room. My cross fit class is much easier without the extra weight that I could never do anything about.
Posted by Rachael91
I had heard amazing things about Dr. R and after meeting with him I felt confident I was making the right decision. Now that I am one month post-op I am feeling so much more confident! Anyone who has been contemplating plastic surgery, go to Dr. R! Dr. R and his staff are simply amazing. I had been considering a breast augmentation for awhile, and Dr. R was the first doctor I had looked into. He had done different procedures on my grandmother and had amazing results every time. He is very professional & the ladies there are so kind. Dr. R is the best!
Posted by Annonomous
I had breast augmentation in March. I cannot begin to explain how thankful I am for this man. He truly changed my life! My biggest insecurity is now what I love most about my body. His staff is amazing! I highly recommend Dr R if you have been considerring this surgery. I was extremely nervous (actually almost backed out) but Dr R and his staff let me come back in for a chat and they really helped calm my nerves. (Mandi was a huge help to me and I completely trusted her opinion!) Thank you Dr R and staff!
Posted by jengree
Dr. Reath is very kind, informative, professional and makes you feel like you are in very good hands. The ladies in his office are great too! They are very nice and happy to answer questions. Dr. Reath has years of experience and is highly regarded in his field.
Posted by Hamon13
I was at first apprehensive about getting surgery for my bat ears. But Dr Reath comforted me and assured me that i would be happy and oh my am i happy! The staff took great care of me,Theresa and Jill where amazing in getting me ready and stuff. And the day after my surgery i got a personal phone call from Dr Reath asking how i was feeling and such. i was amazed by the care and the actual concern that they show. I would highly recommend this Dr to anyone! I researched other plastic surgeons in the area but none are as qualified and kind and skilled as this practice is. Any further surgery for my wife, family etc i will be coming back. And i look great, feel great and i have the confidence i needed. So i thank the staff and Dr Reath.=]
Posted by MaryvilleJen
Dr. Reath and his staff are kind and caring professionals. He listened to my needs, wants and concerns. I felt comfortable with everyone at his office. Any questions I had were answered and I never felt rushed, Mandi and Dr. Reath took their time with me.
Posted by flutterby
The entire process went flawlessly. From the first appointment, throughout the surgery process, and follow-up, Dr. Reath was professional, caring and attentive. The girls in the office could not be better. They were courteous,extremely quick with return phone calls and e-mails, and walked me through the whole process. If I could give them 10 stars, I would. I could not be better pleased with the results, and would recommend Dr. Reath without hesitation.
Posted by netta76
After reading a good book about breast augmentation, I needed to find a possible plastic surgeon. I had no idea where to look for, so I googled: “best plastic surgeons in Knoxville, TN. “ Dr. Reath's web site is the first one coming out. I explored the web site and had a very good impression so I decided to call and schedule an appointment. A good part of me was convinced to have this big change but another good part was still skeptic about the surgery itself. When I met dr. Reath I had been reassured and convinced he was the best doctor I was looking for: very professional, he answered to all my question very clearly and explained all the steps of pre - post surgery, took all the measurements and pictures and explained all about the implants. He was the right surgeon for me to get ready to have my body changed; I had that feeling right away! All Dr. Reath' s staff is very professional and efficient. The impression you have is that they all care for you. Once I schedule the surgery I was also explained that would have been done in an accredited surgical facility: PSC of Knoxville. Before surgery, another appointment is schedule to review all the steps and you will get prescription for the medications to start the day of the surgery. The result I have got is outstanding and I love it! Dr. Reith and his staff are definitely the best place I recommend. Simona G.
Posted by runningmama36
Dr Reath did my full tummy tuck with lipo in mid July. I had loose skin from two pregnancies where I gained over 50 lbs each time. I also had some abdominal fat that I just could not get rid of. I'm 36, about 160 lbs and workout five days a week. I have toned arms and legs, but my tummy was just disgusting. At four weeks out I have some minimal swelling, but I am starting to feel like myself again. Dr Reath and his staff have been concerned, caring and always made me feel like I was the most important patient in the office. I would recommend him to anyone. I do wish that I had been a bit more prepared for the recovery. I wasn't worried about the pain and it honestly wasn't too bad. However, the inability to move around and do normal daily activities for at least three weeks was hard on my psyche. I battled a touch of the blues, just sitting in my house and watching the world go on without me. There is only so much HGTV a girl can watch! However, I'm almost 100% myself again and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Posted by Tabitha1
He is truly amazing and gifted doctor. Dr Reath is truly amazing! I had researched the internet for board certified plastic surgeon I found Dr Reath.I set up consulation with him to see if he could undo what the other doctor had done before.I knew in my heart that I found the right doctor,he was so kind and you could tell he cared about his patients.Well I'm here to tell you this doctor is truly gifted at what he does,he has changed my life.The results where so amazing I cryed when I got home.He has gave me my confidenced back that I needed so much.Thank you so much Dr Reath and Theresa,mandi and the rest of the staff for being so kind.I highly recommend Dr Reath. God Bless and Thank you again.
Posted by happywit12
There is nothing to complain about. Had a great experience and truly could tell that Dr. Reath and his staff care about their patients. That's a good feeling when making such a big decision as breast augementation. I am completely happy with the whole process and results!! 100% recommend Dr. Reath! I am so glad I chose Dr. Reath to perform my surgery. He took the time to understand what I wanted and was very informative. He and his staff are A+++ professionals. I love the outcome and feel like a new person! I would recommend Dr. Reath to anyone!!
Posted by HappyMom85
I choose Dr. Breath because of the other wonderful reviews I had read, not to mention that I couldn't find a single bad one! I had a breast augmentation in December of 2011, and now I don't know why I waited so long! I finally feel like I look the way I'm suppose to! And I would recommend Dr. Reath to ANYONE, he and his staff were great! They make you so comfortable, and they are super nice! I don't plan on any future surgeries at this time, but if I ever do, Dr. Breath will be doing it!
Posted by barbara37918
the first time i stepped in dr reath office the office staff was so sweet made me feel very comfortable. dr reath took his time with me and explained everything to me. i was so impressed with him. everything went so smoothly and everybody at his office was always so sweet and very helpful.. mandy the medical asst answered my phone questions. thank you dr reath. i wish i did this many years ago.
Posted by Jessica In TN
Dr. Reath is amazing! I couldn't be happier with my procedure! He has changed my life! I am SO glad that I chose Dr. Reath For my procedure! I have never been happier! After doing endless research, I am more than confident I chose the best doctor. Dr. Reath and his staff are amazing. They made me feel so comfortable. Every question and concern I had prior to surgery was addressed promptly. The procedure was explained thoroughly. I was able to call with any additional concerns and they were also addressed immediately. I have nothing but great things to say about my experience with Dr. Reath and his staff. They are professional and they genuinely care about their patients. I HIGHLY reccomend Dr. Reath for anyone considering plastic surgery. He will be the only one I use!
Posted by Biker Blondie
The entire staff is caring and compassionate, from the initial appointment through the surgery and recovery. Overall a surprisingly positive experience that I have already recommended.
Posted by NewInKnoxville
Breast Implant Revision
Overall, a great experience so far. I didn't spend a signficant amount of time with Dr. Reath, but I don't feel like I needed it since it was my second procedure. His staff is amazing and quickly addressed any questions. Check out his work, it is lovely and very natural looking.
Posted by feelinghopeful
Dr. Reath was wonderful. He listened to what I had to say and then gave me his honest opinion. Dr. Reath offered an option that I had not contemplated before and that was to remove my implants with a lift only. I thought I'd have to have the lift and insert new implants too. Dr. Reath has a very informative website as well, he answers many questions that one may have right there. I was impressed with Dr. Reath's staff from my very first phone call, they set a very professional, friendly, positive and efficient tone right from the beginning. The surgery center Dr. Reath uses was very clean and the staff there were professional and at the same time they were kind and helped calm my nerves.
Posted by safireeyz
Searched the web and narrowed down doctors but after meeting with him i didnt even need to see anyone else. My experience with Dr Reaths office was great! The staff were always friendly and helpful & Dr Reath made me feel comfortable about the procedure, the outcome & the aftercare.
Posted by phoenix71
Dr Reath is top notch, I couldn't have asked for a better surgeon. The whole process was a breeze thanks to his staff and surgical team.
Posted by carnation2005
I have do a lot of researching and finally found him. He also a member of this website real self and also have a lot of possitive feedback and rating. His office is nice and his staffs are really nice, anwers my emails really quick and provides me with really useful informations.
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Education / Training
Fellowship: American College of Surgeons