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 an amazing kind caring doctor. I am so very impressed with how meticulous he is with his sutures...and I had 0 bruising!! Love him and would highly recommend. He also has outstanding credentials!!"
"It has been an absolute pleasure working with Doctor Edwards and his staff during my recent breast surgery experience. From the first appointment to the last, I have been treated with great respect, compassion, and competence. The entire practice rises to the top in all areas. Such timeliness, perfection, and punctuality are rarely seen in today’s medical experience . Doctor Edwards, with his unhurried thoroughness, sets the tone for his staff, each of whom is equally excellent at her work and always agreeable."
"I couldn’t have picked a better doctor to do my procedure. Dr. Edwards is kind, professional and extremely knowledgeable. He explained to me in detail exactly what was needing to be done and how the procedure would go. Dr. Edwards makes you feel important every time you come into his office. If your looking for an amazing doctor, he is the one. Also, his staff is extremely nice and will help you with any questions you have at anytime. The feeling in their office is always welcoming and inviting."
"I had a dual surgeon surgery by Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver. The surgeons, office staff, and surgery center nurses exceeded my expectations in every way possible. All staff was prompt in returning phone calls and emails. I communicated with Stacie (Dr. Silver's medical asst.) and Diana (patient coordinator) the most and both were kind, helpful, and prompt with responses. I rarely waited more than an hour for a response. There were several times they would both call me in response to an email rather than writing me back. This was the first office I consulted with that spoke to me with my clothes on first. This standard continued even after my surgery. At every post-op visit the staff answered my questions and made sure I was content before asking me to disrobe. The day of surgery I was incredibly anxious. The nurses in the surgery center went above and beyond to calm me. The nurse who put my IV in knew my veins would be difficult. Rather than sticking me multiple times, she got warm towels to warm my hands/veins, massaged them, and patiently waited till she had a vein ready. Both Dr. Silver and Dr. Edwards held my hand and rubbed my head until I fell asleep. I went to sleep for surgery feeling very calm and safe. When I woke up the nurses kept telling me how amazing I did and how good I looked. It was such a positive way to wake up from major surgery. Both surgeons spoke to my husband individually once I was in recovery. For patients having a tummy tuck, they send you home with an overnight nurse. She rides home with you after surgery and stays at your home overnight. She then rides with you to your post-op appointment in the morning. This was included in the cost. The nurse took such good care of me and relaxed my husband and I in every way. Dr. Silver called the nurse multiple times to check on me. I had a concern after office hours 8 days after my surgery. I called the after hours line and they connected me directly to Dr. Silver. I have never been directly connected in all my years dealing with doctors. I leave a message and they call me back at their convenience. Just another example of their commitment to patients. I am only two weeks post-op and my results are AMAZING. Not only am I in shock, but my family and friends cannot believe the difference either. Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver have made such a positive impact on my life. This was a life changing decision that took me a long time to make. Forever grateful I chose Plastic Surgery Vegas."
"I have had the best experience at Plastic Surgery Vegas! Dr. Edwards and Dr. Silver are not only skilled surgeons, they are so kind and compassionate. The office staff is extremely helpful and accessible. The whole experience has been amazing! I am thrilled with my results and highly recommend Plastic Surgery Vegas."
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