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Dr. Michael Edwards

Plastic Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
38 years experience male

Locations

Anson, Edwards and Higgins Plastic Surgery Associates

Las Vegas, NV

Address

8530 W Sunset Rd #130, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

Fax

(702) 822-2105

Insurances accepted

No Value

About

Bio

Dr. Edwards finished medical school and completed a 5 year General Surgery Residency in 1993 and a 3 year Plastic Surgery Residency in 1996 while serving in the United States Air Force. Dr. Edwards is very involved with the American Society of Plastic Surgery serving on various committees and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery also serving on multiple committees and currently the board of directors. Dr. Edwards opened his private practice in Las Vegas Nevada in 2003 after leaving the Air Force where his current practice primarily focuses on surgery of the breast and body with emphasis on revisional breast surgery. Dr. Edwards is married and has two wonderful grown children who are also working in the medical field.

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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there are no good non-surgical options to firm and lift breasts. Dr. Edwards.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes, : Yes, they are the same.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Days : Days port is approved by the fda for use and is considered safe when used by a properly trained provider. Dr. Edwards.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Your : Your injector should provide you with an ice pack to use ion the area treated. The swelling should be relatively confined to the area you have treated... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I : I tell my patients it takes 3-4 days to really start seeing the effect of Botox on facial muscles but everyone is variable. The typical duration of ac... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Grossman that Radiesse (dermal fillers) should not be injected close to the surface of the skin. Fillers can help with scars but you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
For : For any procedure you want to chose a board-certified plastic surgeon. I don't know that there are any who specialize in buttock augmentation though. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Breast : Breast asymmetry can occur after augmentation, lift or reduction. As has been said, breast are intrinsically asymmetric with our goal being to get the... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
First : First and foremost you should be honest with your plastic surgeon and the anesthesia provider that will be caring for you. It sounds as though you con... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The position of your belly button should be the same but wil hopefully be tighter and even a little smaller. Dr. Edwards.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
In certain circumsta: The previous answer givers a good overview of what is available but there is no consistent source. Most plastic surgeons receive messages or letters f... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I : I agree with the other posts completely. Sculptra should never be used in the lips. Dr edwards.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The nipple is removed from the breast only in cases of extremely large breasts where the blood supply to the nipple may be compromised. This is a comm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Bruising : Bruising from filler injections will resolve with time but it will depend upon how extensive the bruising is. Ice compresses after the injection is he... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The swelling takes time to resolve but the time it takes to see your final result will depend on the amount of fat removed. A smaller amount will take... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I : I agree 100% with the well-written previous post. It should be avoided in a superficial location.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I : I agree with avoiding Aspirin or motrin-containing products for at least 2 weeks before treatment. I use iced compresses during treatment with my pati... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The only thing i can add to the answers provided by the experts above is that you may see more of an enlargement of the areola after a breast augmenta... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
It : It is best that you not stay in bed after breast reduction surgery unless you are sleeping. You will have some activity restrictions as you heal and w... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
There : There are a few indications for a tummy tuck but it is less common for a patient to have an abdominoplasty and not have both the abdominal wall tighte... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The techniques for breast lift and reduction are similar for the most part therefore you do get a breast lift with a reduction. Dr edwards.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
This : This will depend on what is causing your breast pain. If the pain is from a tight capsule or scar around the implant, called a capsular contracture, t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
There : There are a few options for breast enhancement and your best place to start is by scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. In... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I : I personally prefer juvederm but as other posts note, it is really a matter of injector preference. Dr edwards.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
By : By pulling the abdominal muscles closer together in the midline thereby tightening them, this will make your abdomen feel stronger and hopefully provi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes, : Yes, it can be performed with local anesthetic or as part of another procedure under the same anesthetic. Dr edwards.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
A : A body lift is quite an extensive surgery and follow-ups will be critical to see how you are recovering. This is a surgery that you should think long ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Mesotherapy : Mesotherapy is really an unproven method that is supposed the "melt fat". I have seen patients with complications of mesotherapy performed elsewhere, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Every case varies: There are many reasons a woman may desire a change in their breasts. More scars will be required if the breast needs to be tightened or lifted. I ofte... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Unfortunately : Unfortunately there is no magic pill. Less than ethical companies will market these over the counter pills but there is no proven benefit. Dr. Edwards... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Treatment : Treatment with a laser can yield a good change or improvement as long as the treatment is rendered by a properly trained and credentialed provider.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
It : It depends on how much juvederm is injected. If you have a conservative enhancement, the swelling should be subtle but you may have some bruising. Dr.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Depending : Depending on how extensive your surgery is or how much of a reduction you have, you should expect swelling and some bruising after breast reduction su... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You most likely won't feel like having sex for 7-14 days but you should probably avoid trauma to the area for at least 4 weeks. Discuss this with your... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
As : As was stated above, smoking decreases the blood supply to the area of your body that is healing and places you at a higher risk for post-operative co... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
I : I agree with dr grossman above but you should expect to have some swelling after fat transfer depending in how much fat is transferred and where it is... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
A : A mini-tummy tuck typically means that the abdominal wall only below the umbilicus is tightened and the lower abdominal skin is tightened as appropria... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Your : Your best bet is to visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who can examine you and explain what your options are for breast enhancement. It basi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You : You can appreciate what your final result is within a couple days after treatment unless you experience unusual swelling. Dr edwards.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Dr : Dr higgins answer above is your best answer. There is no scientific evidence to show that topical anything on your skin will make your buttocks bigger... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Current : Current data shows that once you stop treatment with botox, your facial muscles will essentially not change other that to continue to function the way... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
There : There is no benefit to be gained by you in purchasing and taking so called "natural" breast enhancement pills or potions. I would suggest that you sav... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
The : The chance is not too high but it never hurt to ask.
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
In : In spite of using techniques to minimize the chance of change in nipple sensitivity for breast lifts, the possibility does exist, albeit small, that i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
If : If your surgery does not include a breast lift, your nipple are not moved on your breasts. As has been mentioned, the implant should be essentially ce... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
If : If there is no skin breakdown or rash, keeping a skin fold dry and as free of moisture as you can is a good start. If there is skin breakdown you may ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
What : What surgery will help you achieve your desired goal depends on a number of factors. Typically, if your tummy muscles are tight, liposuction may be yo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Depending : Depending upon how much excess skin you have to remove, your scar will go from one hip to the other, as low as possible. Your plastic surgeon should b... Read More

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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Feb 22, 2013
I always know that my patients will receive wonderful care when they are seen by Dr. Edwards. He is especially gifted when it comes to his performing breast augmentation procedures.
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Dec 16, 2012
Dr Edwards is thee best Plastic Surgeon in the valley! His bedside manner and detailed expertise made me feel very comfortable about my choice of a breast enlargement! His staff is amazing and so fri...Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Edwards is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Davis
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

David Grant Medical Center

Residency

David Grant Medical Center

Awards

Americs Top Doctor, Castle Connolly Medical
Seven Magazine, One of Las Vegas' Top Doctors
2011 Patient's Choice Award, One of America's Most Compassionate Doctors, Patient's Choice

Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
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