About Nia Banks, MD, PhD
Nia Banks, MD, PhD practices in Lanham at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Banks was invited to join RealSelf in 2011, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 4 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Dr. Banks has hospital affiliations at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, MD.
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Posted by NeefinDC
I went for my initial consultation with Dr Banks, and had a very good experience. The entire staff was courteous and professional, but probably most important to me was their knowledge and willingness to explain every detail, and answer any questions I had about the procedure. I had my procedure on Dec 21st, all I can say is that I m just sorry that I waited all of this time to have this procedure that has changed my life! No more back pain, no more shoulder pains and no more headaches. I am absolutely 100% pleased with the outcome of my surgery and would definitely return to Dr Banks again should I need an additional procedure.
Posted by Tilwanda
Everything from the visit to Dr. Banks answering questions was 100%. I am so pleased with everything. She always saw me on time, she always looked me in the eye and told me what she could do, and what she could not do. She is a very honest and knowledgeable Dr. I am 4 weeks Post-Op today from my Tummy Tuck and I feel great. I am back to work, but on a limited schedule because I want to make sure I am not over doing it. The results have put a smile on my face from the time I wake up in the morning until I go to bed at night. My husband loves the new look. He was a little scared at first, but once he came in and met Dr. Banks, he was assured that I would be in good hands. She is the best. I cant say enough about my whole experience, it was exactly how she told me it would be. I was told there would be some pain, however I was not in any pain at all, I guess the medicine and my body took the surgery well. Not to say you wont be in any pain, I just didnt have much. If you want the best Tummy Tuck visit Dr. Banks. She did an awsome job.
Posted by LadyBlu
After meeting with many doctors throughout the Washington, DC area, I came to the conclusion that it was important for me to find a reputable, board certified surgeon near my home, and through my research I found Dr. Banks. Her office is conveniently located relatively close to home, and this is very important for consultations and follow-up visits. In addition to this, the surgery center Dr. Banks uses is also within close vicinity, another plus. I had a great consultation and I felt confident my search for the right doctor finally came to an end! The procedure went very well, not to mention, for surgery so invasive, my quick recovery is almost surreal! For the first time in my life, I have a flat tummy!! She did an amazing job with the placement of my incision - a concern I had prior to surgery; needless to say I am absolutely happy that I found Dr. Banks. Without a doubt, I won't hesitate to share my experience and refer her to others. She and her staff (Michaele, Yvonne, Nicole and Torry) have been wonderful throughout the entire process. #teambanks
Posted by buttabeen
I meet dr Banks August 2011 for a breast reduction consultation
Posted by Blessed1Daily
Dr. Banks was on the list of providers that performed plastic surgery. I have been doing my research for quite some time now. It came down to her and another male doctor. For some strange reason I felt drawn to her and I had never met her. I decided to look further into her and her work. I ultimately decided that a woman would better understand what I am dealing with rather than a guy. Not to say men do not know how to make a woman's breast look better; I just feel more comfortable with a woman bc they know or at least have a better idea of what another woman is dealing with!
Posted by atgoodarzi
Dr. Banks performed by breast augmentation over a year ago. She did an amazing job, I have never been happier! She is very professional and makes sure she answers all your questions. Best decision I have made and Im glad it was with Dr. Banks!!!!
Posted by sweeterika2
I never have to wait for more than 10 minutes when I have an appointment. The staff is very professional. Dr. Banks' work is impeccable.
Posted by passingbydmv
Posted by About To Free
I have been making this appointment for 20 years and finally overcame my fear and made the appointment. I went for a consultation with Dr. Banks on July 16, 2013. I had many emotions going on the night before and on that morning. I was impressed going into the parking garage! No parking fees! I arrived at her office suite and it was very spacious with very helpful and pleasant staff. When I met Dr. Banks she had a extremely comforting spirit. My visit with her was very comprehensive and thorough. We discussed my medical background (in which she had studied beforehand), my goals (she wanted to make sure my mind was in the right place), reviewed her patient before/after photo album (she even shared patients that had minor complications !), the pros and cons of the surgery, my fears, and my decision. She actually spent ample time with me, which I have not experienced with a doctor in many years. Most doctors are overbooked, in a hurry and tired. She was none of the above! I was not prepared to book a surgery date that day, but was required to get insurance approval, but I'm glad I did, because if I hadn't I never would have and Dr. Banks felt that I had sufficient sypmtoms for this surgery to be medical and not cosmetic. I'm still nervous, but feel that with Dr. Banks' background, proven results and the time she spent with me (looking me in the eye with all explanations) that I will be in "good hands". I was also told by the office manager that she is a perfectionist when it comes to stitching. She treats your body like a work of art. Thanks Dr. Banks for sharing your gift from God. I get excited as I get closer to surgery.
Treatments offered at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery
Blog Posts and Articles
Of all the procedures that are offered by Plastic Surgeons, I get the most questions about tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. What is a tummy tuck? What is a mini-tummy tuck? What about just having liposuction? What about the scar? There are many ways to address unwanted abdominal fat and skin and improve the definition of your waist. What works for you will depend on your body type. Everyone is different, so each person should have a unique...
Education / Training
Medical: MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Integrated Residency Program
Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, Hopital Necker, Paris, France