Meet Dr. Andrew G. Silver
Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery
Fellowship: 1-year Advanced Aesthetic, ASAPS Certified, The Plastic Surgery Center, CA
Residency: 6-year Integrated Plastic Surgery, University of Nevada
Fellow: American College of Surgeons
Andrew G. Silver, MD joined the team in 2017, adding a contemporary perspective to this esteemed group of surgeons. His inclusion in the group attests to Dr. Silver’s talents, skills and character; it is a match for which both can be proud. He is truly dedicated to achieving excellence, and demonstrated his commitment by completing the highest possible level of training for an aesthetic surgeon. In addition to formal training, Dr. Silver was able to personally benefit from the experience of senior founding partner, Dr Anson’s long career in facial aesthetics.
Interestingly, Dr. Silver turned down multiple offers for a career in professional baseball so that he could follow his passion for plastic surgery. His obsession to detail while still seeing the big picture is blended with the preparation and execution of a high-level athlete. He believes that he has truly found what he was meant to do and thrives on developing long term relationships with his patients.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Silver specializes in surgery of the face including facelift, necklift, eyelid surgery, facial implants and fat transfer. Dr. Silver's preference is a natural and refreshed look, and he is highly sought after for his conservative approach to plastic surgery. He enjoys the fine detail and precision that this type of surgery demands. He is also an expert injector, again being known for subtle enhancements. In addition to his excellent surgical skills and judgement, patients often comment that they appreciate Dr. Silver’s approachable and compassionate manner and his unique ability to clarify surgical options and separate hype from reality.
Education and Training
Doctor of Medicine, with honors
Distinction in Research/Publication
Undergradute: Rockhurst University
B.S. in Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude
Dr. Silver obtained a B.S. in chemistry while graduating at the top of his class at Rockhurst University. Due to his outstanding academic performance he was granted acceptance to medical school after his first year of college and obtained enough credits to graduate after only three years. However, he chose to complete his fourth year of college as he was also a standout on the baseball field, ultimately leading to being selected as the student-athlete of the year for the Great Lakes Valley Conference and being recognized on the ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All American Team.
He went on to attend medical school at Saint Louis University, where he continued to excel. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society in recognition of his outstanding academic performance. He was also selected to serve on the medical schools’ admission committee, participated in several community outreach programs, and utilized nearly every weekend to develop his surgical skills. He graduated with honors and a distinction in research and was the first Saint Louis University student in over 10 years to be selected for a residency in plastic surgery.
Dr Silver then went on to complete a six-year integrated plastic surgery residency at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His track record of outstanding academic performance continued as he scored in the top 1% on the national surgical exams on four separate occasions. He also completed research in multiple fields including adipose-derived stem cells, cancer, pavement burns, hyperbaric oxygen, tissue expansion, pressure ulcers, and cancer, resulting in over twenty scientific publications and presentations. He also took pride in teaching the medical students and was honored with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award.
Always striving to be his best, Dr. Silver then went on to complete a full year of fellowship training in aesthetic surgery, with an emphasis on facial rejuvenation. In this year alone, Dr. Silver performed over 1500 aesthetic surgical procedures. This level of aesthetic training was available to less than 15 surgeons per year and is a testament to the extra effort that Dr. Silver has continuously shown in his journey to becoming the best surgeon that he can be.
Awards and Recognition
- Scored in the top 1% on the national surgical exams, four times
- Internationally published author of over 20 medical research articles
- Gold Humanism Honor Society – for excellence in teaching and physician role model
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – for outstanding academic performance
- Shires/Barber Research Award
- American Burn Association, Best in Category, Public Health/Prevention
- Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
- Program Director’s Award, Department of Surgery
- Annual George G. Bierkamper Research Convocation, 1st place – Resident
- Oncology Research Award Winner, Nevada Oncology Society
- Dr. Eric & Olive Thurston Scholarship
- Edward T Foote SJ Scholarship
- NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
- Great Lakes Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year
- ESPN the Magazine Academic All-American Baseball Team
"I can't express how genuine, yet professional and respectful Dr. Silver and the entire staff is at Plastic Surgery Associates. Thank you for easing my nerves and taking care of me! I highly recommend a consult with Plastic Surgery Associates, if you have a need."
"Let me start by saying, I would highly recommend Dr. Silver to anyone!Dr. Silver performed an Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty on me at the end of March. It's been three weeks since my surgery and I look and feel amazing. My friends and family noticed a difference right away even though I was swollen and a little bruised after surgery.My pre-op consultation went very well. I felt very at ease with Dr. Silver. He is very professional and thorough in explaining all the details of the surgery and post-op recovery. I truly appreciate that he is a perfectionist and it shows in his work.I'm so happy with my results. The best decision I made was to have Dr. Silver perform my surgery. Thank you Dr. Silver!! :)"
"I had such a wonderful experience with Dr. Andrew Silver and I would highly recommend him for plastic surgery! He was very knowledgeable and answered all my questions and I didn't feel rushed at all, he took his time with me and helped me understand what he could do to help improve my appearance. He was very honest with me and told me I wasn't ready for a facelift just yet but he suggested doing some fillers and botox for now. He did an amazing job with both the fillers and the botox and I look forward to seeing him again when I'm ready for my facelift! Definitely the doctor to see for plastic surgery in Las Vegas!"
"I saw Dr. Silver for a challenging scar revision and he did an amazing job. I couldn't be happier with the results. He is talented and caring and I would highly recommend him!"
"Where do I begin? First, with a big Thank You! After consulting with several plastic surgeons to do a facelift, neck lift, and upper eyelids, I found Dr. Silver. Having work done on your face takes a big leap of faith in a surgeon and Dr. Silver addressed all my concerns, thoroughly explaining the procedures he would recommend, while pointing out any unrealistic expectations. He was so amiable and committed to helping me achieve my goal, I left his office filled with complete confidence in his abilities. I am three weeks into my recovery and I’m already amazed at the difference. And I cannot forget to mention his nurse, Stacy, who is an absolute gem. Follow their instructions prior to surgery (taking ALL the medications that are recommended) and you won’t be disappointed. I will be going back for a brow lift the end of the year and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. I cannot recommend Dr. Silver strongly enough!"
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