Name: Dr. Jeannie Khavkin
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
Occupation: Facial Plastic Surgeon
Growing up in Russia, Dr. Jeannie Khavkin studied music since the age of 5 with the intention of becoming a concert pianist. She always felt a dual attraction to the arts and sciences, but realized she would find greater fulfillment in a career with the potential to make a difference in people’s lives.
Both her mother and grandmother had been physicians. As a child, Dr. Khavkin witnessed the immense gratitude her mother, a neonatal critical care specialist, received from the parents of her young patients. Her mother’s career inspired Dr. Khavkin to follow in her footsteps and become a doctor.
After medical school, Dr. Khavkin completed her residency in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the prestigious Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. She trained under the leading experts in the field of facial plastic surgery, which motivated her to advance in her specialty and complete fellowship training in rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation and complex facial reconstructive surgery at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Khavkin said, “I really enjoy a unique blend of form and function offered by the field of facial plastic surgery. It resonates with my artistic side and a desire to help people achieve functional and aesthetic results that will improve the quality of their lives.” Her practice, Khavkin Facial Plastic Surgery, opened in 2010. She focuses exclusively on the face, head and neck, specializing in surgical and nonsurgical functional and aesthetic procedures such as rhinoplasty, facial and eyelid rejuvenation surgery, Botox and injectable fillers as well as reconstructive facial surgery.
As a facial plastic surgeon, she believes in the importance of taking care of one’s skin as well as maintaining good nutrition. “As the old adage goes, an ounce of prevention is worth the pound of cure and sunscreen is the best anti-aging ingredient,” advised Dr. Khavkin.
She shared that non-surgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation procedures are becoming more popular in the field of facial plastic surgery. Procedures that use patient’s own fat for restoring facial contour and volume as well as growth factors derived from the patient’s own blood appeal to many as a more natural way to look more youthful.
According to Dr. Khavkin, Nevada residents have a significantly higher rate of skin cancer than the national average and so she frequently performs facial reconstruction on patients after the removal of skin cancer.
The facial plastic surgeon promotes skin health in the community by attending health fairs and writing for local health magazines. Dr. Khavkin serves as vice president of the board and donates her services to benefit Smiles for Survivors, a nonprofit foundation that provides preventative and restorative dental care for breast cancer patients. This year’s annual fundraising event to raise awareness of the impact of cancer on oral health will be held Oct. 27.
Outside of work, Dr. Khavkin enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, but most of all spending time with her family including her husband, Yevgeniy Khavkin, who is a neurosurgeon in Las Vegas specializing in minimally invasive treatments of spine disorders, their young son and their frequently misbehaving dog.
Office contact information
Khavkin Facial Plastic Surgery
653 N. Town Center Drive, Suite 308
Las Vegas, NV 89144