Knoxville Plastic Surgeon
109 S. Northshore Dr., Ste. 101
Knoxville, Tennessee 37919 US
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5 out of 5 stars Wrinkle Treatment

Facial/Lip fillers - Knoxville, TN

Jill is awesome and knows exactly what I needed. As I've aged, my features are not as symmetrical as they once were and Jill has done a perfect job correcting that and making me feel confident again! Professional, down to earth and friendly...I'm so glad I went.

5 out of 5 stars Injectable Fillers

I always have the best care here

I seen Jill at the office and im never let down with her.She knows exactly what she is doing and is always very friendly along with the rest of the staff.I have tons of compliments and always telling everyone how awesome this office is.You wont be let down.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Worth Every Penny

I'm a 24 yo F that has always had small breasts. I was a 34 A (probably could have still been wearing training bras) and I had 365cc silicone implants placed. I'm now in a C cup and I could not be more pleased with the results! They are seriously perfect. Dr. Reath is amazing and is office/staff are wonderful. I wish I would have done this years ago. I would recommend him to anyone and...

5 out of 5 stars Thigh Lift

Changing My Life

Since childhood I have struggled with my weight. At 15 years old, my love for food had me looking down at a scale of 220lbs. That was my wakeup call. In 6 months I lost 70lbs. Sadly I was still very unhappy with my body. The image I had in my head that pushed me to change my lifestyle, eat better, and workout was not the image staring back at me in the mirror. At 19 I had my son. With...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

Happy with my results!!

Dr Reath and his staff are wonderful! I had visited a couple of doctors before going to his office. Soon as I met him I knew he was my pick. He's professional and efficient. I highly recommend him and his staff!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty - Knoxville, TN

For the 1st time in 7 years after having 3 children, I actually enjoy shopping for new cloths. I want to thank Dr. Reath of Knoxville, TN and his amazing team for helping give me my confidence back. As a surgical nurse I had extremely high expectations going in to this and I'm happy to report that my expectations were exceeded. I'm super excited about my result and most grateful to Dr. Reath...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift with Implants

Mid-life Crisis Defeated! - Knoxville, TN

I'm a 41 year old woman who has always been unhappy with my breast and found myself hiding them from my husband of 20 years! I was/am not ready for saggy wrinkled breast! After many hours of research and reading reviews I am happy that I picked Dr.Reath. He is very professional and down to earth. Also, most importantly, he is very talented in his work. Furthermore, I suffer from PCOS so I...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

41 Yrs Old, and Wanted a Change - Knoxville, TN

I have never been happy with the size of my breasts. So in discussing it over with my husband he said if that's what you want to do then research it and do it. So that's just what I did. I read many reviews and found that I wanted to meet with Dr. Reath. After doing so I felt it was the right decision. His staff, especially Mandi is very kind and helpful. I had my surgery a month ago now...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

This Old House........Knoxville, TN

Best decision I could have made. Excellent in every way. Read above review for details.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

20 Years Old. No Kids. Silicone Breast Implants. Knoxville, TN

Dr.Reath was absolutely amazing the entire time! He is very good about taking time with his patients and answering every question you might have. I was very nervous about having the surgery and after i explained all my concerns and questions to him and his staff, they did an amazing job at easing my mind as well as my families mind. I had very little bruising week 1 post op and now im into about the 6th week post op and i have no bruising at all and you cant even tell i have scars unless you look really hard. Dr. Reath even called me himself the first two days after my surgery to make sure i was doing good and keeping up with my medicine. I'm beyond thrilled with my results and i couldn't have asked for a better surgeon!

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Personal Statement

I am blessed to be working in a wonderful field with a tremendous office staff and great patients, and I don't take this for granted. My practice philosophy is to take care of patients the way I would want to be taken care of and to have staff who feel the same way.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Consultation Fee

$100. Applied to the cost of your surgery, should you choose to schedule.

Awards & Recognition

The Patient’s Choice 5 Year Anniversary Award
Compassionate Doctor Award 5 Year Honoree
Top Ten Doctor Award, plastic surgeons in Tennessee
On - time Doctor Award
Reader’s Choice Favorite Plastic Surgeon, Knoxville New Sentinel
Best Cosmetic Surgeon, Metropulse Best of Knoxville
TOP DOC in plastic surgery, Cityview Magazine
Professional Recognition:
Black Diamond, Allergan
Past Chairman, Public Education Committee of the American Society for Plastic Surgeons

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Reath has hospital affiliations at University of Tennessee Medical Center, Fort Sanders Regional, Mercy Medical Center.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: MD, Medical College of Virginia , Richmond, TN
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery Training, University of Pennsylvania , Pennsylvania, PA
    Fellowship: American College of Surgeons

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Blog Posts and Articles

Dear Allergan: Keep Up the Valeant Fight.

Recently, one of the hottest topics in both the worlds of aesthetic medicine and big business has been the attempts by the pharmaceutical company Valeant at a hostile takeover of Allergan. To date this has not been successful, but this fight is my no means over. And, it could have a major negative affect on you and me if this succeeds.Now, let me start by professing my juvenile understanding of the world of big business and major investing. So, I will not discuss the major financial...

Breast Implants: How to Know When You're Going Too Big

A recent phenomenon that I have noticed is that women are choosing larger and larger breast implants when having breast augmentation. This is something that has gradually increased over the years that I have been doing breast surgery. And I am left with two questions: is there an upper limit in sight? And, how big is too big? About twenty years ago, the volume of implants that were usually chosen was less than 300 cc. And it was quite rare to go much above that or even into...

Why Social Media Should Stay Out Of The Operating Room

My office has had a lot of fun embracing social media. And, it has been educational, informative and fun for our patients as well. I say this because I am about to suggest a limit on social media as it applies to plastic surgery. Put simply: social media should stay out of the operating room. Recently I read a story about a plastic surgeon who, with the permission of the patient, was using Facebook, Twitter Instagram and Vine to essentially live-broadcast an operation. The...

Caring For Your Breast Implants: Three Things to Know Now

What do I need to do to take care of my breast implants? This is a question that many breast augmentation patients ask. It is not a trivial issue and it’s not like they come with a use and care manual. So here are three recommendations about how to care for your breasts/breast implants that you may not know. In my experience, following these simple suggestions can go a long way in helping you to maintain the health and longevity of your breast implants. Support Your...

Traveling For Plastic Surgery: When It Does (And Does Not) Make Sense

Let's play a little game. What do Guam, Memphis, Africa, Nashville, Chicago, Atlanta, South Carolina, You're probably wondering why someone would travel so far to have plastic surgery. You're also probably wondering if it's even a good thing.Washington D.C., New York, Canada, Massachusetts, Florida and Dubai all have in common? Believe it or not, patients have come to Knoxville from all of these places to have surgery with me. You might think that I was advertising in Air...

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Do You Lose 50 Cc's with Behind the Muscle Silicone Implant Placement?

One of the most uncertain things for women undergoing brest augmentation is to know what they will look like with a certain volume implants. And, as a... READ MORE

Over the Muscle Breast Implant Placement Best for Sagging from Nursing?

While it would be difficult for someone to tell you whether you would be best suited to have implants placed over or under the muscle without seeing... READ MORE

VASER Liposelection Vs Liposuction or Laser Lipo

Anyone who reads a magazine, listens to the radio, and watches TV is being inundated with information about the latest and greatest technique of... READ MORE

What Can You Do to Relieve Tummy Tuck Swelling?

One of the major side affects of the tummy tuck is swelling. I tell my patients to expect this. It's a nuisance, but it's predictable and... READ MORE

Two Years Post Breast Augmentation: Still Haven't Settled

You have correctly diagnosed your problem which is to say that your breast implants have not settled. And, this can happen especially with saline... READ MORE

Lipoabdominoplasty Vs Regular Abdominoplasty for Post Pregnancy Body?

Contouring the abdomen of women who have had children has always been a favorite operation of mine. While I have always been pleased with the results... READ MORE

Taking Vitamins Before Cosmetic Surgery

More people take some sort of multi-vitamin or herbal supplement but very few think to disclose their vitamins to their doctor and anesthesiologist... READ MORE

Wait Until After Children for Breast Augmentation?

One of the questions I get asked a lot about breast augmentation is whether or not to have it before having children. This is a bit of a difficult... READ MORE

How to Find the Best Plastic Surgeon?

It’s a big decision to have plastic surgery. If you are like most people, you have been thinking about this for quite some time. Maybe... READ MORE

Juvederm vs Restylane

Juvederm, Restylane, and Prevelle Silk are all injectable wrinkle fillers made from hyaluronic acid. Many more wrinkle fillers are awaiting approval... READ MORE

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Tips to Get Your Breast Implant Size Right

Are you having a breast augmentation but are unsure which implant size is right for you? Check out these expert tips from the office staff of Knoxville plastic surgeon David B. Reath, MD. PS: We bet you haven't thought of all of them. WATCH VIDEO

Why This Doctor Uses a Keller Funnel for Silicone Breast Implants

Dr. David Reath explains why he uses the Keller funnel on patients who desire silicone breast implants. WATCH VIDEO

Milestone Moments — A Guide to Looking Your Best for Special Occasions

From CoolSculpting to laser hair removal to skin care treatments, Dr. David B. Reath presents a checklist to help you prepare and build confidence for your next event no matter how much time you have. WATCH VIDEO

Think Timeless Not Trendy When Considering Plastic Surgery

Dr. David B. Reath offers this advice when considering current trends in plastic surgery like the Brazilian butt lift. WATCH VIDEO

Treating a Double Chin With the CoolMini — See This Woman's Before & After

Dr. Reath and Natasha explain their experience using the CoolMini by CoolSculpting to non-surgically reduce fat on small areas such as the chin and and around the armpits and knees. WATCH VIDEO

How to Layer Skincare Products in the Morning

Dr. David B. Reath shares an easy to follow plan for applying your skin care products every morning in the order to achieve the best results. If in doubt, always think thinnest to thickest so your skin has the chance to absorb precious serums first. WATCH VIDEO

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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.