SOURCE: Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates

Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates

January 08, 2013 08:01 ET

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeons Offer Two Approaches to Fat Reduction

CoolSculpting® and Liposuction Give Drs. Hankins and Sohn's Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Patients Two Effective Ways to Reduce Stubborn Fat

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 8, 2013) - Dr. W. Tracy Hankins and Dr. Samuel Sohn, both board-certified plastic surgeons in Las Vegas, run their practice with a philosophy focused on "patient safety, world-class results, and compassionate care." Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery, their private practice, offers two approaches to fat reduction -- CoolSculpting® and liposuction -- in order to ensure each procedure addresses the unique wants and needs of every patient.

CoolSculpting® targets isolated fat deposits that are resistant to traditional forms of weight loss. According to Drs. Hankins and Sohn, the ideal candidates for CoolSculpting® are patients who are close to their ideal weight, but who also have a few problematic areas that are not always treatable through diet and exercise alone. Very active or very busy individuals stand to benefit from this method of fat reduction because CoolSculpting® is a nonsurgical technique.

Liposuction candidates, in contrast, typically may have more overall body fat, or fat distributions in areas of the body the CoolSculpting® machine cannot readily access, such as the outer thigh and upper arm. Liposuction typically yields a more significant change to the patient's figure, as Dr. Hankins and Dr. Sohn can safely remove body fat while contouring the body. Additionally, they offer several types of liposuction to their Las Vegas plastic surgery patients, including:

  • Traditional tumescent liposuction
  • Laser liposuction
  • Ultrasonic liposuction

While liposuction and CoolSculpting® both accomplish similar goals, they differ somewhat in regard to the end results and associated downtimes. The Las Vegas plastic surgeons say Coolsculpting® is nonsurgical with no downtime and minimal discomfort; whereas liposuction is a more invasive procedure with a longer recovery, but generally yields a greater overall result. Both CoolSculpting® and liposuction have distinct advantages, and during the consultation process with their Las Vegas plastic surgery patients, Drs. Hankins and Sohn discuss which particular approach to fat reduction best meets each individual's goals.

About W. Tracy Hankins, MD

A graduate of Indiana University Medical School, Dr. W. Tracy Hankins is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hankins is well versed in a comprehensive array of plastic surgery procedures ranging from breast augmentation to BOTOX® injectables. He is available for interview upon request.

About Samuel M. Sohn, MD

Dr. Samuel Sohn is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a graduate of Stanford University and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to serving as the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Sohn is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Touro University. He is available for interview upon request.

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