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Differences Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift in Columbia, MD

Like it or not, time and gravity take their toll on all of us. As we age, the skin may start to sag around the face, and our features may begin to lose the tightness and elasticity of youth. Depending ...
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Washington, D.C. Plastic Surgeon Explains: Best Body Contouring Treatments for African Americans

Body contouring treatments are versatile procedures that can help patients enhance the shape of their body and improve their appearance. Although African Americans share many cosmetic desires with other races, there are a few cultural differences that may change the ...
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African American Rhinoplasty in Washington, D.C.

Rhinoplasty is one of the leading facial surgery procedures. By carefully adjusting features such as the bridge, nostrils and tip of the nose, patients can achieve an enhanced facial balance that improves their overall appearance. Dr. Nia Banks of Beaux ...
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Washington, D.C. Plastic Surgeon Explains: Top 5 Laser Treatments for African Americans

Laser treatments can be found at medical spas across the country, offering incredible rejuvenation benefits while helping patients address issues like scarring, sun damage, stretch marks and unwanted body hair. Unfortunately, laser treatments are often less effective on darker skin ...
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Liposuction: Where Does the Fat Go?

For many individuals seeking to remove unwanted weight in places that diet and exercise just won’t seem to reach, liposuction is an excellent choice. One of our clients’ most popular procedures, liposuction is known for redefining and reshaping the abdomen, ...
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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Change How You Age

For many, it feels like aging is something you can only respond to after it has happened. However, this is simply not true! In fact, there are many ways that you can fight the signs of aging so that you ...
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How to Get the Most Out of Laser Hair Removal

After years of waxing and shaving, you may have grown tired of both and found yourself seeking laser hair removal to address your unwanted hair. While this option is highly effective, it is also an investment, and one that you ...
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How to Improve Droopy Eyelids, Bags and Dark Circles?

Our eyes can either make or break a first impression. So, it only makes sense that you would want yours to look as good as you feel. Unfortunately, droopy eyelids, bags, and dark circles can combine to create an impression ...
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What to Do About Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

There is nothing worse than walking around with dark circles under your eyes. Even if you feel energetic, these shadows can leave the impression that you are far less engaged and capable than you really are. Whether in your personal ...
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Tired of Shaving and Waxing? We’ve Got A Solution

Whether you’re trying to look good for a vacation, a big event, or just daily life, waxing and shaving can be such a hassle. No matter how well you wax or shave, the hair keeps coming back with a vengeance ...
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How Can I Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

For many, stretch marks are an unavoidable part of life. Whether from physical changes during puberty, childbearing, or weight fluctuations, stretch marks are something most of us have experienced. While some may embrace these marks, if you feel uncomfortable with ...
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Can a Breast Lift Be Done with Local Anesthesia?

If you are preparing for a breast lift, you may have questions about how the procedure will go. In many cases, we have found patients come to us, nervous about being put fully to sleep and seeking information on the ...
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Exercises for Lifting the Breasts

Many women find that, over time, their breasts begin to droop. Whether as a result of weight loss or pregnancy, it is not uncommon to find that the ligaments supporting the breast tissue have gone slack and the skin elasticity ...
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Loose Skin Solution

There is nothing worse than walking around, feeling as though your loose skin is a source of embarrassment for yourself or a distraction for other people. If you have experienced dramatic weight loss or are reclaiming your body after childbirth, ...
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Plastic Surgery vs. Reconstructive Surgery

These days, it seems that elective surgeries and the doctors who perform the procedures, are a dime a dozen. Because of the plethora of options out there, many assume that all surgeons must have been trained alike, and that the ...
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Meet Dr. Nia Banks

Dr. Nia Banks is a board-certified plastic surgeon who treats patients in Washington, DC and Columbia, MD and the surrounding communities. Dr. Banks received her surgical training from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she completed the Integrated Residency Program in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

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"Dr. Nia Banks is an excellent doctor. She answered all of my questions and put my mind at ease. I was very pleased with my reconstruction surgery after having breast cancer. I highly recommend Dr. Banks because she will make you feel so special and…" - It’s Been a Wonderful Journey
"Dr. Banks is amazing! She was the first surgeon I meet with and instantly knew she was the one who I wanted to perform on me. She is Professional and comforting, she answered all my questions in regards to having a breast augmentation. She had…" - Dr. Banks is an Excellent Doctor!
"I had a very good experience. I was informed thoroughly about every procedure and process, I would and have recommended Dr. Bank’s services." - Dr. Banks is Amazing!
"I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a mastectomy performed in August 2011. The surgeon really bothced me up and I couldn’t bare to look at my own body. After my reconstruction and tummy tuck (Tram-Flap) with Dr. Banks, I look great. I couldn’t…" - Excellent Experience!
"I’m a 37- year old breast cancer survivor. I found Dr. Banks on the internet after a mastectomy. I was really worried, as I had received such poor service with other physicians in the past. I never got all of my questions answered and in…" - I Couldn’t Be More Satisfied!
"As a surgeon, there’s no better compliment than a glowing testimonial from a patient. And as a prospective patient looking for the right cosmetic surgeon, there’s no better evidence than a past patient who is happy with their results. Please take a moment to view…" - No Need to Look Any Further!
"Hands of God! My self-esteem has improvedand yet I can still be descreet about the surgery because it looks so natural! I cant believe how proportionate they came out! I still workout the same as before and do all normal activities and feel 100% normal." - Washington DC, DC
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