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Dr. David Reath

Knoxville Plastic SurgeryDavid B. Reath, MD is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Knoxville, Tennessee. There are two main reasons to choose Dr. Reath as your plastic surgeon: his personal approach and his professional qualifications. Dr Reath’s motto is “The personal approach to personal change.” This is not just a catchphrase. His passion is using his skills and abilities to help his patients improve the quality of their lives. Routinely, patients comment on how pleasantly surprised they are by the amount of time Dr. Reath spends with them personally. Dr. Reath’s impressive qualifications include board certification by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Not only is Dr. David Reath board certified, he is the past President of the Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Reath Appointed to Plastic Surgery Education Committee Leadership
Knoxville plastic surgeon Dr. David Reath has always been very involved with educating the public about plastic surgery. Because of this passion, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the foremost authority in plastic surgery, appointed Dr. Reath as Vice-Chairman of the national Plastic Surgery Education Committee.

Knoxville Surgery CenterDr. David B. Reath

109 Northshore Drive, Suite 101

Knoxville, Tennessee 37919

Phone: (865) 450-9253

Toll-free Phone: (866) 732-8401


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Body Lift

Botox® Injections

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implants

Breast Lifts

Buttock Lift

Eyelid Surgery

Face Lifts

Forehead Lift


Laser Genesis

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Vein Therapy

Limelight IPL



Gynecomastia Treatment




Thigh Lifts

Tummy Tucks (Abdmoninoplasty)


If you are researching plastic surgery, you may have questions or suggestions for topics that you would like to know more about. Chances are if you want to know more, others will too. Please send Dr. Reath these thoughts and suggestions by visiting his website and clicking Ask Dr. Reath. Your input might be a great subject for a blog-post or even influence plastic surgery education at the national level.

Free Plastic Surgery eBooks!

Knoxville Plastic SurgeryDownload Plastic Surgery Planner

Download Dr. Reath’s new eBook with 40 pages of everything you need to know about planning your plastic surgery and recovery including:

  • Day of Surgery Do and Don’ts
  • Medications to Avoid Now!
  • Surgery Shopping List
  • The Emotional Roller Coaster
  • Sex After Plastic Surgery?

The Plastic Surgery Planner, will help you to prepare for your plastic surgery, and gives you the information you need to recover well and quickly. These are best practices that Dr. Reath and his staff have learned throughout the years, by listening to their patients, and in some cases by having the procedures done themselves.

Free eBook, Girlfriend's Guide to Breast AugmentationDownload A Girlfriend’s Guide to Breast Augmentation (33-page pdf) — straight talk on breast augmentation from the girls in Dr. David Reath’s office.

“If you’re like most women considering a breast augmentation, you probably have lots of questions. More than likely you’ve talked to some friends or done research online. We know how quickly the information and opinions can get pretty overwhelming so we thought you would appreciate some straight talk from girlfriends in the know…”

Plastic Surgery Recovery Products

Dr. Reath offers plastic surgery recovery products. Minimize swelling, bruising, scarring and maximize comfort as you heal post-operatively.

About Dr. Reath

Dr. David Reath is a longtime resident of Knoxville where he resides with his wife and three children (all of them teenagers!). Dr. Reath and his family enjoy sailing, SCUBA diving, cooking together and UT football. When not in his office, Dr. Reath can usually be found singing baritone in the choir at the Church of the Ascension or at Lakeshore Park watching one of his children play baseball.

In addition, Dr. Reath is a Past-President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the prestigious Committee on Trauma, a national and international renowned speaker and lecturer, and an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee. Dr Reath received his training as a general surgeon at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond and completed plastic surgery training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He has been in practice at UT for over sixteen years.

Non-Surgical Liposuction

Dr. Reath now offers CoolSculpting®, a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. CoolSculpting® is an FDA-approved technique that reduces fat deposits to resculpt the body. The best candidates for CoolSculpting® are close to their ideal body weight but have stubborn, localized pockets of fat.

CoolSculpting® was developed by Harvard scientists. It uses a targeted cooling process that destroys fat cells but leaves everything else intact. The procedure does not require anesthesia and because there are no incisions there are no scars. There is little to no downtime and the results are permanent.

Dr. Reath's Office Staff

Dr. Reath’s office is not only focused on the quality of care but also on the consistency of care. All of our office staff are passionate about taking care of patients the way they would want to be taken care of if they were patients.

Jill MazeJill Maze, RN

Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Jill Maze is a welcome addition to our practice. Her patients attest to both her caring bedside manner and her skilled professionalism. A member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Nurses, Jill’s medical training, injectable expertise and gentle touch is a winning combination.

Since the FDA’s approval of Juvederm and other fillers, Jill has been focused on advanced training with the southeast’s most renowned experts in Cosmetic Injectables in both Atlanta and Boca Raton, Florida. She received specialized instruction on techniques for using Botox® for areas other than the upper face. In addition, she is trained and experienced with the recently FDA-approved semi-permanent filler Radiesse.

This area requires a unique blend of artistry and science as well as the need to stay current, so Jill will continue to travel the U.S. and Canada to observe the leaders in her field.

Licensed AestheticianLicensed Aesthetician Christy Ledford

Christy Ledford has seven years of experience as a Licensed Aesthetician. She has an extensive understanding of medical-grade skin care products and procedures.

Helping patients design their perfect, personalized skincare plan is Christy’s specialty. She has a talent for finding just the right mix of treatments to achieve great results. Her extensive knowledge in combating aging, hyperpigmentation, redness and acne is what sets her apart.


  • Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Sugery
  • President of the Tennessee Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Past-President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • Member of the prestigious Committee on Trauma
  • National and international renowned speaker and lecturer
  • Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Tennessee


  • Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, General Surgery Training
  • University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Plastic Surgery Training

Patient Testimonials

Ryan Kelly, Biggest Loser, Plastic Surgery TestimonialFrom Ryan Kelley of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”

The staff from Dr. Reath’s office are the greatest!!!! They helped me to look and feel fantastic for the Live finale of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and I am forever indebted to them for that. I went from extremely self-conscious about my skin and wrinkles to “hamming it up” for all of the cameras. I would have never thought that I could feel that great about myself and I owe it all to them. Thank you so much!!!

– Ryan Kelley


“I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Reath and his staff. I had a breast augmentation and am thrilled with the results. He and his staff are so professional, yet make you feel comfortable. Dr. Reath even calls you himself after going home from surgery. I have recommended Dr Reath to three of my friends.”

“Thank you for everything. Because of your kindness and patience and concern, my pre-op and post-op experience was great. You always made me feel at ease and I thank you especially for your patience with my nervous husband!”

(From a body contouring patient) “Dr. Reath, All you need to do is look at my before picture and me now to know you are truly gifted. You never treated me as just a number and explained every step so well….very professional and personal. Even when I called after hours and emailed with questions and concerns-you answered right back and let me know what to do. I know you do this everyday, but you haven’t forgotten how scary and overwhelming it can be to the patient. I feel honored to have met you and lucky to have had you do my surgery.” “This is the little girl that was in the wreck on December 19, 1997. I was three years old and you did plastic surgery on my forehead. I would like to thank you for helping me and now you can barely see the scar. I’m 11 years old and my Mom just told me how you did the surgery without it being scheduled. I thought that was really sweet of you. And I will pray for you every night so you will live a long healthy life. And if it wasn’t for you I probably wouldn’t feel as good about myself as I do today.”

(From a breast reconstruction patient) “I just wanted to let you know that I went to see my gynecologist yesterday and she marveled at how “beautiful” my breast reconstruction turned out. She said it was the best she had ever seen and asked me who the surgeon was. Of course I bragged on Dr. Reath and his staff and she said she knew who she would send her future mastectomy patients to.”

Botox, Juvederm, Radiesse and Restylane Letters “I wanted to make an improvement in my appearance that people would notice, but I didn’t’t want to look unnatural. After my Botox and Juvederm treatments, I just looked very refreshed, like I had been on a fabulous vacation. I got many compliments on how great I looked, but no-one asked me if I had anything done.”

“As a man who just turned 40 I was concerned that I was starting to look my age. First of all, I was impressed at how painless the procedure was, you have a very soft touch and continually made sure that I was comfortable during the treatment. Afterward, I was pleased at how immediate my Juvederm results were. The folds in my lower face were smoother and diminished. The botox has lightened the heaviness in my brow line, making my eyes appear more open and relaxed. In my opinion, this one hour procedure has helped me look 5 years younger.”

“I find Restylane, combined with your skill, has given me a great result that appears to be more lasting than Collagen. It is certainly a great mood elevator, and what a pleasure to see the results each day. I think most women in my age group hate the lines around the mouth and find thinning lips to be one of the most discouraging symptoms of aging.

This is especially true for those of us that feel that our outside image doesn’t reflect the age we feel. I am grateful for you putting me on to this.”

Vibra-Infusion and Skin Care Letters

From one of our very first Vibra-Infusion patients – “I recently had my first Vibra-Infusion treatment and was so impressed! Whereas with MicroDermabrasion, my skin felt cleaner, with Vibra-Infusion my skin also felt tighter, firmer and so much smoother. And it lasts much longer. I kept asking my friends to touch my face. Now they all want to try it.”

From Dr. Reath’s son who suffers from Keratosis pilaris, or KP – “I was really bummed when the dermatologist told us there was really nothing that could be done about the red rashy spots on my upper arms. Since I have been having Vibra-Infusion treatments, my arms are less red, smoother, hurt less and are less oily. I don’t have to worry about taking off my shirt in the summer and all the girls want to touch me. (Just kidding Dad)”