Michael Edwards, MD, FACS

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.

Professional Memberships

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

Leadership

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.

Patient Philosophy

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.

Reviews

"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!!"

K.B.

Google

"I was made to feel completely comfortable from the moment I walked in for my consultation. Doctor Edwards, Dr Silver and their staff are so kind and helpful. Kiushin was very helpful in explaining all of the pre op and post op procedures. After my surgery I kept calling with questions and not once did Stacie make me feel like I was bothering her. I highly recommend this office."

C.G.

Google

"I could go on and on about how happy i am with my experience with dr Edwards and his staff. Coming from having a bad experiences with my last plastic surgeon ,dr Edwards showed me that there is surgeons out there that actually care and listen. I am so blessed and grateful with my results!!! Dr Edwards is truly all around most amazing surgeon. I’m so happy I found him! Megan Bridges"

Z.B.

Google

"Dr. Edwards and staff, A long-awaited review. Dr. Edwards performed my Replacement Breast Augmentation with a lift, and I couldn't be happier. He took the time to listen to my needs and wants, we discussed it several times during my journey. During my post opp, when Dr. Edwards was discussing the surgery outcome, he covered things we spoke about in our earlier appointments; it confirmed he cared and listened to my needs and wants. This was my third breast surgery (First by Dr. Edwards) and is the best-looking BY FAR! Dr. Edwards exceeded my expeditions and IS my go-to Doctor moving forward. Sincerely Thank You, Jennifer M."

J.M.

Google

"Breast lift & tummy tuck 9 days ago exceeded all my expectations! - I’ve looked at before and after photos of doctors across the valley. I personally knew 3 people who’ve gone to Dr Edwards and recommended him. He definitely has the most consistent results across the board. I would trust him to do any surgery (and he could) but he’s chosen to specialize in breasts for now. He is the most professional, gentle, compassionate, joyful doctor! I’ve always had a big chest. In fact, I haven’t been this small since the 8th grade. After 2 late pregnancies in my 30s and nursing both my babies over a year, I was literally falling out of every bra I put on. Halter top swimwear would cut off the circulation to my brain and was so uncomfortable…they were so heavy! I wore black every day to make myself feel thinner. I dreaded buying anything that I had to put on my body. When I met my husband in my early 20s, we wakeboarded rock climbed and snowboarded. I loved dressing up for myself and impressing him. I had been home with the kids a couple of years and went on an interview and realized how much my self worth and insecurities were affecting my attitudes perspectives and I didn’t enjoy anything that I used to (including dressing up and going on dates). Thankfully my husband supported this decision and I feel so blessed to have been in these Doctors’ care for my breast lift and my tummy tuck. They have everything down to a step by step process and I can’t wait for the rest of my life to unpause. I can’t wait to get dressed and smile at myself and be silly and move with my kids! So grateful and so blessed for what my future.Updated on 9 Oct 2022:Photos Taken After Procedure.I will say Day 3 and Day 9 were my worst days. On Day 3 I have the highest pain level. I had lipo in my back and this part probably hurt the worst. This would’ve been much more intolerable if I hadn’t already experienced 2 cesareans. That being said, I didn’t have any morphine or pain pills because they make me sick.Updated on 12 Oct 2022:Pre Op Photos 2 weeks before surgery. My breasts were heavy and sagged and they didn’t stay in any bras that I owned. Dr Edwards met with me 15 months prior and we had a lengthy consultation. He’s incredibly thorough and addressed every question and concern."

S.

RealSelf

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