Washington Plastic Surgeon
8116 Good Luck Road, Suite 215
Lanham, Maryland 20706 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

I Am 100% Happy - Washington, DC

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.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

OMG! Excited but Very Nervous - Greenbelt, MD

Hey everyone I have been reading up on the breast reductions on this site for a while and your stories are really making me feel at ease about this surgery. I've wanted this surgery since I was 19 years old I am now 23 and a 34J (I think lol) and I am only 4'10. I am beyond huge my shoulders and back have taken a real toll I am ready to get the fun bags off my chest. My whole family and my BF...

5 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

Revisions were worth it-Lanham, MD

Growing up I always self conscious about my pooch. Most of the guys I dated would always tell me...you would be so hot if you had a flat stomach. Since hearing those words, I've been traumatized. I lost 50-60lbs. At my smallest, my pooch would taunt me daily. Although I've gained a bit of weight back, I think it's time to suck that bad boy out. I'm super excited and can't wait for April! So...

4 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

After meeting with many doctors throughout the Washington, DC area, I'd come to the conclusion that it was important for me to find a reputable surgeon near my home, and through my research I found Dr. Banks. Her office is conveniently located relatively close to home, which makes followup visits very convenient. I had a great consultation and I felt confident my search for the right doctor for this procedure had finally came to an end. The procedure went very well, not to mention, for surgery so invasive, my quick recovery was 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 very happy with the outcome, and have shared my experience and referred her to others.

2 out of 5 stars Smart Lipo

African American Woman Having Smart Lipo Triplex Done on Inner Thighs - Lanham, MD

I meet dr Banks August 2011 for a breast reduction consultation

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

On My Way to a New Beginning! - Washington, DC

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!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Hands of God! - Washington DC, DC

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!!!!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reconstruction

I Couldn't Be More Satisfied! - Lanham, MD

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.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Dr Banks Made my Dream Come True! – Lanham, MD

Dr. Banks , the surgical and office staff were all professional , attentive and courteous.

Long Time Coming (Fingers Crossed) - Gaithersburg, MD

I've been dealing with having large breast for the majority of my life. It's hereditary on my mother's side. My little sister is going through this also. After having my daughter and my multiple attempts of trying to live an active lifestyle, my breast became a burden. They have been hindering me from achieving my weight loss goals because I can not find a good sports bra in my size and when I...

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Personal Statement

Dr. Banks believes that every patient is different, and there is no one aesthetic standard that suits all people. Because of this, she treats each and every patient as an individual and truly listens to their needs.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Banks has hospital affiliations at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD; Doctors Community Hospital, Lanham, MD.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS in Chemical Engineering, North Carolina A&T State University
    Medical: MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore
    Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Johns Hopkins Integrated Residency Program
    Fellowship: Craniofacial Surgery, Hopital Necker, Paris, France

Treatments offered at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

"Define Your Waistline" - Dr. Nia Banks, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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...

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What is SAFE Liposuction?

The term SAFELipo (TM) has been trademarked by Dr Simeon Wall in Louisiana. It is a method of liposuction just as you described. The first step is to... READ MORE

What Can I Do to Fix the Rippling/Wrinkling on my Breasts?

You are in a tight spot, literally.  You implants are a bit too wide for your chest wall.  I completely agree with Dr. Baxter, your choices... READ MORE

Will 400cc Hp Silicone Implants Be Good For My Body Type?

The implant sizes that are possible for your breasts does depend on the width of your breast. We have implants with different projections: the more... READ MORE

Borderline Needing a Lift. Are Subglandular Silicone Implants Right for my Ptosis? (photo)

When you're in your spot, it is a tough call. You may find it helpful to look at before and after photos of patients with a similar breast shape... READ MORE

How Will Fat Return After Liposuction?

Fortunately, once you hit adulthood, you do not gain additional fat cells. Once fat cells are removed from an area by performing liposuction, those... READ MORE

Major Health Issues- Possible For Liposuction To Be Covered by Health Insurance?

I am not aware of any medical indications for liposuction other than lipodystrophy caused by certain HIV medications. For weight loss, your doctor may... READ MORE

If I Resume Running After 2 Weeks Post Thigh Liposuction Will I Damage Myself?

It's great that you are so motivated! Which exercises are safe after two weeks depends on the volume of liposuction that was done, how much swelling... READ MORE

Healing After Augmentation: Consequences to Not Taking Required Downtime?

Most of the restrictions we give you after augmentation are to prevent bleeding and implant malposition.  Even small amounts of bleeding can... READ MORE

Doctor Recommendation for Liposuction on African American with Keloids

Keloid formation is very common, especially among people of African and Asian descent. All plastic surgeons have had to treat keloids in their... READ MORE

Tummy Tuck and Brazlilian Butt Lift: Has Sitting on Butt Affected BBL Results?

You can't do anything about the first couple of days, but you're doing the right thing now by staying on your sides. Tummy tuck and Brazilian butt... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Banks

Nia Banks, MD, PhD has shared 44 before and after pictures with 68 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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