SOURCE: Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates

June 06, 2012 08:03 ET

Non-Surgical Coolsculpting Event With Las Vegas Plastic Surgeons

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - At Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates, board-certified plastic surgeons W. Tracy Hankins, MD and Samuel Sohn, MD will be hosting a special event to showcase Coolsculpting®, an effective procedure for non-surgical body contouring. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Dr. Hankins says he is excited to speak with patients about the non-surgical liposuction alternative because it is extremely effective at improving body contour and removing excess fat resistant to exercise and diet.

Created by Zeltiq and approved by the FDA, Coolsculpting® has been clinically proven to reduce fat by 20-25% after a single treatment. Dr. Sohn says patients at their Las Vegas plastic surgery practice have seen similar lasting results, and adds that patients appreciate the fact that no needles, special diets, downtime, or surgery are required to achieve these results.

Dr. Hankins says comparing Coolsculpting® to the traditional liposuction procedure is difficult, because surgical procedures may result in a more dramatic transformation. However, for patients that may not be ready for a surgical procedure, or for those that simply want to eliminate stubborn fat, Coolsculpting® is an effective and safe treatment.

According to Dr. Hankins, the Coolsculpting® process takes about an hour per area treated, with minimal discomfort. The process involves cryolipolysis, or freezing fat, which breaks the fat cells down and allows the body to dispose of the waste naturally over a two to three month period. Dr. Sohn says results are typically noticeable within one to two months following the procedure, and that patients have been very satisfied with their results: "Coolsculpting is right for certain individuals, with isolated refractory fat pockets, who don't want the downtime or discomfort associated with liposuction. This procedure fills a need for that patient who wants proven, lasting fat reduction results, without having to have surgery."

During the June 14th event, the Las Vegas plastic surgeons will offer free consultations, live demonstrations, and raffle off a Coolsculpting® treatment for medically eligible patients. They will also conduct a clinical question-and-answer session and offer special pricing discounts for the liposuction alternative. For more information on the event, visit, or call (702) 948-7595.

About W. Tracy Hankins, MD

Dr. W. Tracy Hankins earned his medical degree from the Indiana University Medical School. He then completed a general surgery residency at Blodgett/St. Mary's, and a plastic surgery residency at GRAMEC. Dr. Hankins is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is currently Chief of Plastic Surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

About Samuel Sohn, MD

Dr. Samuel Sohn earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed a general and plastic surgery residency at Michigan State University, as well as an Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Sohn is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a staff surgeon focusing on plastic surgery at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, and an adjunct assistant professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Touro University.

Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates has two locations: the Henderson office is located at 60 North Pecos Rd., Henderson, NV 89074; the Las Vegas office is located at 2150 S. Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146; both are reachable at (702) 948-7595. Drs. Hankins and Sohn can also be found online at and their Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Facebook page.

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