Terrence Higgins, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Higgins

Dr. Terrence "Terry" Higgins is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV that specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery for men and women. Combining exceptional skill, experience, and an easy-going demeanor that puts his patients at ease, Dr. Higgins is a founding partner of Plastic Surgery Vegas, the premier group of plastic surgeons in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Higgins is certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Higgins performs procedures for the face, breast, and body, but he is particularly renowned for his body contouring work. He enjoys tailoring his approach to meet the needs of each patient, paying special attention to individual lifestyles, medical history, and long-term goals for a beautiful, functional result. He has performed countless mommy makeovers and tummy tucks to improve the overall shape of the body for an alluring silhouette. 

Education and Training

Dr. Higgins impresses both patients and peers. His dedication to excellence and research is seen in his daily practice. After being named the Most Outstanding Medical Student at the University of Texas where he earned his medical degree, Dr. Higgins went on to complete general surgery and plastic surgery training through Michigan State University. He garnered both regional and national recognition for his research in plastic surgery, which has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals.

As a member of the Michigan State faculty, he was singled out as the Most Outstanding Resident Faculty Teacher in the surgical department. His advanced surgical training continued at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic in Ohio where he honed his skills in performing the latest body liposculpture, breast surgery, and facial rejuvenation techniques. He also taught the plastic surgery residents at the Residents’ Clinic.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Higgins is known as a thoughtful, intelligent surgeon and is sought out by reporters in the popular media to help explain plastic surgery trends and technical advances. He’s been interviewed by regional media and has been quoted in national news magazines, such as Time and New Beauty magazine.

Recognized multiple times in Best Doctors® in America, Dr. Higgins has also been voted as a Top Doctor by Las Vegas Life magazine, Summerlin magazine, KNPR Radio’s Desert Companion, and Castle Connolly. He’s received the coveted Compassionate Doctor Recognition by Vitals multiple years in a row and the Patients' Choice Award 2011 – 2018 by Vitals. Dr. Higgins has also been recognized by The Leading Physicians of the World, which selects only the most distinguished medical professionals in a range of specialties.


"My experience at "Plastic Surgery Vegas" practice has been amazing.Everyone I came in contact with was very welcoming and professional. I can not speak highly enough of Dr. Higgins and his close staff (Laura & Kristin). This was to be my 4th breast augmentation in 25years (my 1st with Dr. Higgins), which included reconstruction/lift due to wanting to go smaller with this surgery. After my initial consultation with Dr. Higgins, I felt very comfortable and confident to proceed, but as a nurse, I had a few more questions. His reception had no problem scheduling an additional appointment to address any additional concerns. In my career as a nurse, I have met and worked with many physicians over the years. I have come across very few surgeons as authentic, caring, skilled and talented as Dr. Higgins. I felt that Dr. Higgins really listened to me, and addressed my questions and concerns. As most people are,,,, I was nervous about the surgery but felt very taken care of by Dr. Higgins and his staff all the way into to O.R. and just prior to being put to sleep. In all of my previous surgeries, I had never been met with such attention and compassion up to and beyond my surgery. Additionally, my results are PHENOMENAL, and have far exceeded my expectations. I would trust & recommend Dr. Higgins, as well as "Plastic Surgery Vegas" not only to complete strangers, but to anyone I love and care about. Las Vegas is a city that attracts lots of Plastic surgeons, which can make choosing a quality Plastic surgeon VERY difficult. I took my time, I did my research, and am extremely happy I did. If you expect quality care and results, Dr. Higgins, and Plastic Surgery Vegas will far exceed your expectations."



"Dr Higgins is not only a gifted surgeon, but he is extremely professional and has impeccable bedside manner. I would definitely recommend Dr Higgins"



"Dr Higgins and his team have exceeded my expectations in every way. He expertise is unparalleled and his caring and empathetic manner makes the entire surgical experience less stressful and leads to a better outcome for the patient. He is always personally available as is his team and you are pampered from your first visit through your entire process. I would exuberantly recommend him for any of your plastic surgery needs."



"Wonderful team, FABULOUS doctor, the results I was wanting! I came from California (where we're known for having great surgeons) but I would go back to Dr. Higgins again and again!"



"Dr. Higgins and all of the staff are exceptional!! Getting my body back after multiple pregnancies and other health issues has been a long journey for me. When I finally succeeded at reaching my goal weight, I was thrilled to be able to finally get to do the “mommy makeover.” It’s a big scary decision and finding such a caring and attentive doctor, nurses and staff is difficult. I was impressed by Dr. Higgins consultation where I didn’t feel pushed into anything I wasn’t comfortable with. He listened carefully to the look I wanted to achieve, and he assured me that he wouldn’t do anything he wouldn’t do to his own family. His assistants were more than helpful answering my emails and inquiries quickly. Before, during and after the surgery they were available and checked on my progress. The operating staff was also so sweet and kind and put my nerves at ease, keeping me laughing till I went in. Dr. Silver even worked when the office was closed during a holiday to get my pesky drain out! (THANK YOU!). Everything went smoothly and I am so ECSTATIC about my results. I did this so I can keep up with my family and gain my confidence back to participate in all the activities that used to hold me back due to being so self conscious. I haven’t felt or looked this great in 20 years!! Nothing can hold me back now! Now I go regularly for skin care as well! This place is gem in our desert. Dr. Higgins and Plastic Surgery Vegas staff, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!! - V"



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