What is Cellulite?

What is it? Cellulite is dimpled skin that may appear like an orange peel commonly on the thighs and buttocks.  Most women after puberty will develop cellulite.  It affects the vast majority of women, usually after puberty. Cellulite is not…



The Fine Art of Being You

 The Fine Art of Being You It seems that anyone with a computer these days is claiming to be a skin or beauty expert.  Many times my clients come to me repeating information that they read on the internet about…



Breast Cancer Awareness Never Ends

Breast Cancer Awareness Month National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come to a close but breast cancer marches on.  As a plastic surgeon, I work with women who are going through breast cancer treatment.  We meet not under the best…



BOTOX® and JUVEDERM®

BOTOX® and JUVEDERM® Minimally invasive office procedures have long ago replaced breast augmentation and liposuction as the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States.  That has persisted despite the economic downturn.  Why?  What are these procedures? Non-surgical facial…



In the beginning…

Before you go and spend a fortune on the next big miracle potion that promises to make all of your skin woes disappear, there is one important step that you must consider.  Don’t worry it is nothing elusive or groundbreaking-…



Celebrity Beauty Secrets – 1

This era has often been called the information age.  Twenty-four news cycles, instant information with the click of mouse via the internet, beauty experts giving information on television, magazines, and blogs.   Beauty secrets aren’t beauty secrets anymore. As we…



Spring Cleaning

The cherry blossoms are in bloom and the temperatures seem to hover around 65 degrees spring is officially here.  What a wonderful time of the year! After winter darkness, we are awakened by the bright light of spring shining through…



Read Our Reviews

"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
Plastic Surgery, Dr. Nia Banks, Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Washington, DC