Plastic Surgeons in Las Vegas on Choosing the Right Practice
According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), more than 9.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2010. At their Las Vegas plastic surgery practice, Dr. W. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel Sohn say as the number and variety of procedures performed increases, choosing the right surgeon becomes even more important, whether patients are considering a surgical procedure such as breast augmentation, or nonsurgical enhancement such as BOTOX Cosmetic®.
The most recent study conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) found that more than 9.3 million cosmetic enhancement procedures were performed in 2010. Dr. W. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel Sohn are board-certified plastic surgeons in Las Vegas, NV, and recently discussed the growing popularity of cosmetic procedures as more than 50% of Americans now approve of such procedures. Whether performing breast augmentation in Las Vegas, or the many nonsurgical procedures they offer, the doctors say patient safety is the most important consideration at Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates.
Dr. Hankins says board certification with the American Board of Plastic Surgery is the first step to address when considering procedures such as a facelift or tummy tuck in Las Vegas, and across the U. S. The combination of educational requirements and the extensive examination process required by the organization is designed to promote and maintain the highest safety standards for cosmetic enhancement. “The examination and certification process through the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) is important to both patients and physicians. It shows an ongoing commitment to education and the maintenance of a level of care and patient safety that are up to the high standards of the ABPS and its member surgeons around the country.”
Dr. Sohn says the process of maintaining board-certification is equally important to patient safety and procedural effectiveness. He adds that addressing the simple question of whether a surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures the surgeon remains dedicated to his profession and practice. “Board certification by the ABPS and the process of maintaining this certification allows members to stay current with the latest advances and techniques in plastic surgery through ongoing education. It ensures that our patients are receiving the best care possible, from surgeons that are committed to excellence in results and safety.”
About W. Tracy Hankins, MD
Dr. W. Tracy Hankins is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has appeared as a guest on television shows and networks such as “The Doctors” and the MORE show on Fox 5 in Las Vegas. Dr. Hankins work has also been featured in national magazines as MAXIM and Playboy. He earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School, where he was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Hankins then completed his general surgery residency at Blodgett/St. Mary’s, and his plastic surgery residency at GRAMEC. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.
About Samuel Sohn, MD
Dr. Samuel Sohn is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has published articles in a number of medical journals, including the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and is committed to research dedicated to the advancement of the field of plastic surgery. Dr. Sohn earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed his general and plastic surgery residencies at Michigan State University/GRMERC, followed by an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Hankins and Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates currently has two locations: 9053 S. Pecos Rd. #3000 in Henderson, NV 89074; and 2150 S. Rainbow Blvd. in Las Vegas, NV 89146. Both locations can be reached at (702) 948-7595, or found online at hankinsplasticsurgery.com or facebook.com/pages/Hankins-Sohn-Plastic-Surgery-Associates/100247206705081.