Dr. Michael Edwards

Plastic Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
39 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.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

90 Answers
20 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I : I perform traditional tumescent liposuction and I do have my patients wear a compression garment for 6 weeks after surgery. I think this does decrease... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The chance is not too high but it never hurt to ask.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I : I think dr fowler has provided a very thorough answer to your question below. This is an operation or series of operations where you need to do your d... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
This : This is a good question to ask the plastic surgeon who you see for lip augmentation. It is a scar and will still be there and affect how the lip tissu... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Depending : Depending on the size of the buttock implant, removal may cause there to be loss of skin tightness. Dr. Edwards.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
You : You can appreciate what your final result is within a couple days after treatment unless you experience unusual swelling. Dr edwards.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The fullness in your lips after augmentation will last different times depending on what material is used. In my practice i commonly use juvederm whic... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
As : As long as you maintain your weight within reason, the result from gynecomastia surgery should persist. Dr. Edwards.
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
This : This is the problem with traveling out of the country to have any type of surgery. The process of surgery involves not only pre-operative care but car... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
As : As long as you are healing well you can resume some exercise within 2-3 weeks. You should not start running for probably 1 month but your plastic surg... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I : I agree that if you have time 3 weeks is the safest choice. Dr edwards.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Basically : Basically if the surgical approach is only needed to remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal wall below the belly button, this is a "mini". If th... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Other : Other than carefully following your plastic surgeon's post-procedure instructions, not too much.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Depending : Depending on the degree of repair it may take up to an hour. Dr edwards.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
If : If these are critical events i would recommend giving about 7-10 days not only for swelling to resolve but possible bruising as well. I hope this help... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The only thing i would add to these answers is additional surgical procedures in the form of laser resurfacing which most certainly has more down time... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Alloderm : Alloderm is made from very carefully processed human skin. Stratice is another acellular dermal matrix (adm) that is made from the skin of pigs.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
The : The pocket that surrounds your breast implants is called a capsule. This capsule determines for the most part how much your implants moves or shifts. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Yes, : Yes, but you may have some swelling or bruising.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Ask : Ask if you are a good candidate, how is it done, what are the potential risks & complication and how many of these surgeries has the doctor done. Dr. ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
This : This depends on how your surgery is performed. If it is with liposuction only, i would say you could run with your garment after 2-4 weeks, if an open... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I'm : I'm not sure why you would believe there would be a discount from more surgery required for more volume. The answer i would say is no. Dr. Edwards.
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Botox : Botox treatment is the most common non-surgical cosmetic surgery treatment. The complications are infrequent but as has been mentioned, discomfort at ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Depending : Depending on your health, your anatomy and how much correction is to be obtained, many body lift procedures may be performed at the same setting. Ther... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Fat : Fat grafting can be used to improve the results of breast reconstruction with flaps and implants. There are really no other fillers that would be indi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
There : There is no replacement for an in-person exam to give you proper advice but it really depends on how large your implants are, how much your tissues ha... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
You : You don't have to wear special garments after explant but you may very well have drains for a period of time and i would ask you to wear a bra while y... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I'm : I'm sure someone would be happy to treat you in multiple areas with lipodissolve. The question is, will it work for you. I would tell you you would be... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Swelling : Swelling can occur within reason but should not be excessive. I agree with dr. Petersen that you may not be able to stand up straight because of the t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
I : I would recommend you plan on at least 2 weeks depending on what you do for work and how extensive your surgery will be. This will be best decided on ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Michael Edwards
Plastic Surgery 39 years experience
Lip : Lip augmentation with fillers such as juvederm can be done on your lunch hour but you should expect some swelling and possibly bruising which co-worke... Read More
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Testimonials
Recommendations and Thank you notes are endorsements given from patients or other doctors.

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Recommendations
83
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.
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
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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