Terrence Higgins, MD, FACS

Meet Dr. Higgins

Board Certification: American Board of Plastic Surgery

Fellowship: 1-year Advanced Aesthetic, ASAPS Certified, The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Residency: 6-year Integrated Plastic Surgery, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI

Fellow: American College of Surgeons

Dr. Terry Higgins is a founding partner of Plastic Surgery Vegas and is board-certified in plastic surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Combining exceptional skills and over 20 years of surgical experience with an easy-going demeanor, he quickly puts patients at ease. His meticulous approach and his dedication to delivering natural-looking results ensures patients achieve and frequently exceed their aesthetic goals.

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Higgins is renowned for his expertise in facial surgery including facelift, necklift, browlift, eyelid surgery and liplift,  plus non-invasive treatments such as Botox and fillers. He is equally recognized for breast and body surgery including makeover surgery after pregnancy and weight loss.  He tailors 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. 

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.


Professional Memberships

Dr. Higgins is a member of the following professional organizations:


The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)

The American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Clark County Medical Society

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.

Recognized over the past two decades in Best Doctors in America, Dr. Higgins has also been voted as a Top Doctor by Las Vegas life magazine, VEGAS INC, Summerlin magazine, Vegas Seven magazine, KNPR Radio's Desert Companion and Castle Connolly.  He has received the coveted Compassionate Doctor Recognition by Vitals multiple years in a row and the Patients' Choice Award 2011-2022. 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 specialists.


"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 is the best! I had my breast redone last year and was so happy with my results , I had my face lift done this year. The whole staff is kind and professional . I would definitely recommend him!"



"Dr. Edwards and Dr. Higgins, along with their staff, were exceptional in their care and attention to detail for all of my questions or concerns about my procedures that I had completed. Throughout my journey from pre-op to post -op, they were available at all times, and I felt that I was always their #1 patientt! My surgery went perfectly and I'm already pleased with the results after only a month of healing. I would highly recommend them for breat augmentation and tummy tuck! Definitely feel and look 20 years younger!"



"I highly recommend Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Center. Dr Higgins and the entire staff are professional and personable. appointments were on time and didn't have wait. Surgery and post op examination went extremely well. it has been a great experience. I am a male 71 years of age. I am very happy with my facial features enhanced, by Dr Higgins."



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