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Las Vegas Plastic Surgeons Offer Non-Surgical Liposuction Alternative

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LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2014) - Not every patient at Hankins & Sohn Plastic Surgery Associates who is interested in fat reduction requires a surgical procedure like liposuction to achieve a slimmer, more contoured figure. Las Vegas plastic surgeons W. Tracy Hankins, MD and Samuel M. Sohn, MD are happy to offer a non-invasive alternative for patients seeking to eliminate stubborn body fat that seems resistant to traditional weight loss methods of diet and exercise. CoolSculpting® is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that allows the patients to enjoy a more sculpted waistline and abdomen without the downtime or discomfort associated with surgical methods of fat removal.

To help their patients determine if CoolSculpting® is the right procedure to obtain their goals, the Las Vegas plastic surgeons recently published a pair of blog posts on their website that serves as an initial informational guide prior to a consultation. The first post -- titled, Is CoolSculpting® Right for Me? -- notes that "the thought of no downtime, minimal discomfort, and a history of effective of results" are all common draws to the innovative technique for many patients. "Though this innovative treatment can be a great alternative to traditional surgical procedures," the entry goes on to say, "it is vital that you understand the differences between CoolSculpting® and liposuction."

The plastic surgeons later explain the scientific function of the procedure in a follow-up post titled, How Does CoolSculpting® Eliminate Fat? By targeting the body's fat cells with cold temperatures, CoolSculpting® freezes and kills fat cells without harming the surrounding, healthy tissues. Then, over the course of time, the body's natural metabolic process removes the dead fat cells, ultimately giving the patient a more contoured figure. The blog post notes: "This innovative procedure is a very diverse technique that can be performed on the bra line, love handles, hips, and nearly the entire abdomen. With the addition of new applicators, CoolSculpting® may even be used to target the inner thighs."

Ultimately, regardless of whether a patient is interested in a non-surgical treatment like CoolSculpting® or a surgical procedure such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery, Drs. Hankins and Sohn stress the importance of seeking a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure the highest levels of safety and care are upheld throughout the entire treatment process.

About W. Tracy Hankins, MD
After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Davidson College, Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and maintains active membership in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Hankins is available for interview upon request.

About Samuel M. Sohn, MD
Dr. Sohn is a graduate of Stanford University and earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. In addition to being a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, he is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and one of the few fellowship-trained plastic surgeons in the Las Vegas area. Dr. Sohn is available for interview upon request.

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