Meet Dr. Edwards
Few plastic surgeons can match the reputation Dr. Michael Edwards has earned for his combination of surgical skill and sense of aesthetic harmony, especially in the field of primary and revision breast surgery. Named one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and in Las Vegas, Dr. Edwards’ national status is underscored by his election as president of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) in 2014, and being appointed by the Governor to the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners. Board certified in plastic surgery, Dr. Edwards is known for providing patients with exceptional care from the initial consultation, in the operating room, and through post-operative follow-up.
Skills and Specialties
Dr. Edwards takes a special interest in breast surgery and is one of the metro area’s most trusted surgeons for revisionary breast procedures, as well as primary breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast lifts. Dr. Edwards has published in peer-reviewed journals and lectures both nationally and internationally to plastic surgeons and residents about ways to avoid and treat breast revision patients. In our gallery of breast before-and-after photos, you can see the results of Dr. Edwards' work for yourself.
Education and Training
The path Dr. Edwards followed to establish a successful private plastic surgery practice in Las Vegas included serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2003. It was during his military career that he earned his medical degree from F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD, followed by a general surgery residency at David Grant Medical Center in California. He then completed a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in Texas. In the Air Force, Dr. Edwards served as chief of surgery, chief of plastic surgery, and chief of staff. Additionally, he served a tour in Kuwait supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Dr. Edwards is a member of the following professional organizations:
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
- The American Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF)
- The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
- The American College of Surgeons (ACS)
- Clark County Medical Society
Dr. Edwards isn’t the type to sit on the sidelines. Having served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 20 years, he understands that a single person can make a difference for a patient, for an organization, or for his or her country. Since entering private practice in 2003, he has remained active in both local and national plastic surgery associations, championing research and education with the goal of continually improving results for patients who undergo cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery. Dr. Edwards was responsible for patient safety legislation in Nevada called the Truth in Advertising Bill. Dr. Edwards was recently appointed by Gov. Sandoval to serve as a board member for the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners. This highlights Dr. Edwards’ strong belief in patient safety.
As a member of the premier plastic surgery practice in Las Vegas, Anson, Edwards, and Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Edwards, his colleagues, and all of the staff are dedicated to ensuring that patients receive the best care possible. Board-certified anesthesiologists are present during all surgical procedures, which are performed in a fully certified surgical facility. Dr. Edwards believes new techniques and devices should be thoroughly proven to be effective before he adopts them for his patients, a stance that sets him apart.
"Dr. Edwards is amazing. After several surgeries by other doctors I had lost hope to have beauitful breasts. Dr. Edwards was confident and assured me that he would be able to help. I have visited other doctors that were not willing to take my case. Dr. Edwards was up for the challenge and did not disappoint. I am so thankful for Dr. Edwards and his amazing staff. I feel confident and beauitful! After 7 revisions I finally have what I always wanted- amazing breasts!"
"Had my breast augmentation and implants done and they are the best decision I ever made ! The office staff is amazing and so helpful. My mother also had her breast reduction done by edwards and they look amazing! I later came back to have Botox done by KIM to help alleviate my headaches , and so far so good! I highly recommend! And dr edwards came highly recommended by people in the medical field! So happy! Erin Michelle Barton"
"After contemplating a breast augmentation for many years i began to research plastic surgeons in Las Vegas . I had heard good things about Dr. Edwards from several friends who had work done by him and were pleased with their results. After seeing him and a few other doctors in the area I knew right away I was making the right choice by choosing Dr. Edwards and was certain I would be getting A+ work. He is very honest and realistic about what type of results you will get after your surgery and takes the time to go over your body with you and only gives you options that will look good for your body type specifically. I also never felt rushed. I was very confused on what size I should get and the Dr. as well as his staff was very patient with me as I went back a couple times just to try on implant sizes. Dr. Edwards is one of the most compassionate, caring doctors I have ever met and although he is running a business i never felt like he was after my money and I truly feel like his number one priority was my safety and to make me feel as comfortable as possible while going through with my breast augmentation. I had my surgery at Flamingo surgery center and I have nothing but good things to say about the staff there. They put my nerves at ease and made the surgery process easier than I expected. The Anesthesiologist Dr. Boman is very gentle and kind , and very experienced ( he is also pretty funny ). You can be assured you are in good hands. Dr. Edwards is available all hours of any day and always there to answer questions you may have before and after surgery. It has been three weeks out from surgery and so far I am very pleased with my results. I have already recommended Dr. Edwards to a friend who is having her breasts done by him later this month, just as I would recommend him to anyone looking for a doctor who truly cares for his patients and does amazing plastic surgery ! Thank you again to Dr Edwards, Dr. Boman, Kathy, Jackie Perez, Kelly and everyone at the flamingo surgery center for everything you have done for me !"
"Dr. Michael Edwards is a life changer to so many of his clients. I've seen the positive effects his quality work has had on many of his patients. I had been looking for a great Plastic Surgeon for my best friend, and after narrowing it down to 3, I compiled an extensive comparison chart to compare the 3 side by side. The criteria I used, resulted in a clear choice. Office visits and Dr. interviews were conducted with all three by my best friend and future patient to verify what my research had indicated. In my personal involvement in the research, attending the office visits, day of surgery events, and post surgical care provided by Dr. Edwards and his staff proved to me that his 5 star rating is well deserved! If you are contemplating Plastic Surgery from a Board Certified Surgeon, I highly recommend Dr. Michael Edwards from ANSON, EDWARDS, HIGGINS Plastic Surgery Associates in Las Vegas."
"If you are considering breast augmentation, Dr. Edwards is the best! This was my second surgery, a remove and replace, after having kids. The staff was very helpful, both Kathy and Jacqueline, for everything from choosing the right size, to calming my doubts. They were very friendly and professional. Dr. Edwards is very reassuring. His calm and caring attitude made me feel special and like he really was listening to what I wanted. I am healing very quickly and without issues. I am very happy with my entire experience and highly recommend Dr. Edwards!"