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, Plastic Surgery Vegas, 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!!"
"Dr. Edward’s was very calming. He explained what the procedure consisted of. He did not give an opinion what to do leaving it totally up to me. Dr. Edwards was very patient and spent a lot of time with me answering questions . I’m looking to have implants removed and not replaced. He was honest as to what to expect afterwards regarding how breasts will look aesthetically. I was unable to find my photos in the website but did see some photos. I would like to have seen before and after photos of implant removal no lift and no implant replacement. The office was very soothing and the staff friendly."
"The whole team did their absolute best to take care of my surgery and it showed! Thank you Dr. Edwards for the breast augmentation. I wouldn't trust any where else for your plastic surgery needs."
"Love Dr. Edwards and Ariel, everyone has been wonderful!"
"The entire staff is wonderful, Dr. Anson, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Higgins, and Dr. Tam were amazing for my procedures, and always attentive and available when I needed help or questions answered. Results are incredible. Thank you!"
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