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Dr. Terrence Higgins

Plastic Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
35 years experience male

Locations

Office

Las Vegas, NV

Address

8530 West Sunset Road Ste 130, Las Vegas, NV
Directions

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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

I am a native of Las vegas, where i have been in practice since 2003. My practice, Anson and Higgins, has been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading plastic surgical practices both locally and nationally.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

71 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Laser Scar removal: There is no such thing as laser scar "removal" but only laser scar improvement... There is no laser that can "erase" a scar, but only improve its qua... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Typically : Typically lip augmentation will be performed with a hyaluonic acid product like Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm. These are fantastic products ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
You : You will not need a compression garment unless liposuction also performed on the lower extremities at same time... Best of luck to you.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Brow lift: There are several types of brow lifts. The most common are a coronal brow lift and endoscopic brow lift. The coronal is utilized for more severe bro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Dermal Roller: Dermal roller should be performed by a board plastic surgeon or dermatologist certified. It is not without risk of scarring and damage to skin and so... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Sculptra : Sculptra should be injected into the deep planes of the face. Resurfacing will treat the superficial skin surface only. They can be combined... See a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
I : I do not place any restrictions on my patients post Botox injections. I do warn patienst that there is always a risk for possible bruising anytime a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Zerona : Zerona will not take care of your gynecomastia...If that is truly your condition. Depending if you have a large amount of skin excess you may need mo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
The : The fillers I use for lip augmentation include Restylane (dermal fillers) and juverdem. These can provide a soft beautiful natural looking result. T... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Lip : Lip fillers have to undergo rigorous testing here in the United States by the fda... Some countries have far less stringent regulations and therefore ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes. : Yes. More often than not the patients that can really benefit from fat transfer do not have enough fat to transfer and make needed volume improvemen... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
You : You will not be able to pick up your children the same day as this procedure. You will be medicated, as well as be expected to be resting and applyin... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Seek advise: Seek advise from a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon. Skin lightening agents can be helpful (hydroquinone/acid peels) and some lasers ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Scar treatment: Over the counter scar remedies can help soften and reduce appearance of scars. There is nothing that erases a scar. No laser, no cream, no surgery..... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Zerona : Zerona treatments are not "liposuction" and should not be considered or advertised as such... Zerona is not a laser. Zerona is an external treatment t... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Rhinoplasty: You need to seek the advise of a board certified plastic surgeon or ENT surgeon. Rhinoplasty can be quite powerful and successful when done by the ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Most : Most commonly sculpting of the surrounding ares is needed when augmenting the buttock. The reduction of fat on the hips, lower back and outer thighs ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Botox : Botox is not really effective at improving the jawline. To improve joweling you need to undergo surgical intervention like a face lift or mini faceli... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
The : The need for pain medication depends on multiple variables... These would include: the areas for treatment ( some areas are more painful than others)... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
I : I am assuming you are talking about a medial thigh lift, which would not be included as part of what most surgeons would perform during a lower body l... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
The : The cost involved will be determined by many factors. Some male gynecomastia is improved with just liposuction alone, some with a combination of lipo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
There : There are side effects listed in the literature provided from the Botox manufacturers that include a multitude of never seen effects of Botox cosmetic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Dermabrasion: Yes, you will have swelling after dermabrasion, as well as raw skin that will need to be covered and treated for 7-10 days post procedure. Make up c... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Accutane: Accutane can work well for resistant acne on any area of body. You need to seek out a dermatologist in your area.
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
The : The varicosities will certainly not be addressed with the tighlift procedure. There will be swelling post operatively that can make the veins appear ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nipples : Nipples can stretch with augmentation. If you can place your fingertips around your own areola and stretch them significantly, you will probably see ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
I : I advise my patients to hold on exercise for one day after injections with fillers such as radiesse (dermal fillers). I like to have my patients apply... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Often : Often the "outie" belly button is caused by a small hernia at the belly button that can be corrected at the same time as the mini tummy tuck... This o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
The : The answer is both yes and no... Yes, when the rectus muscles of the abdomen are brought back together in the midline, there will be improved core str... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
The : The short answer is yes, you can combine other procedures depending on what those other procedures are. Combining breast surgery or liposuction is ve... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Botox : Botox can in fact migrate into areas adjacent to injection site. Now this is more commonly seen be injections by inexperienced hands. Plastic surgeo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
I : I am in the top 1% of all injectors of Botox (based on volume) in the us and have never seen a true allergic reaction to botox... Best of luck to you.
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
A : A brazilian butt lift is designed to add volume to your buttocks, so if your backside is already big enough it wouldn't be an option for you... But fo... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Smart : Smart lipo or "laser" lipo uses a small fiber optic light source to heat and melt fat. It is generally reserved for smaller pockets of fat when used ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Seek help: You should call the physician that performed the lumbar puncture now.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Wide chest: There can be several thing stat affect the spacing between breast implants. First and most common has to do with the patients own anatomy... Meaning ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Nipple sensation: Sensation loss with male gynecomastia procedures will vary with the type of procedure required to correct the issue. True gynecomastia is caused by o... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Calcium : Calcium hydroxyapatite is the main ingredient found in radiesse. This is a mineral commonly found in the body...Radiesse uses this compound in micros... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
There : There are some ways to conceal more minor "bags" with the use of facial fillers like restylane, (dermal fillers) but if you have true herniation of or... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Seek advise: Seek out a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area. Phototherapy can be quite helpful for treatment of rosacea, along with othe... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Care : Care credit is one option for financing cosmetic surgery. They have generally good rates of interest unlike most credit card companies... This is al... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Fat loss in face: This is a common issue for people undergoing weight loss. The fat in the facial regions decreases as do the other areas of the body. Facial fillers ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Safe to use: Botox and facial fillers that are currently fda approved in the United States have undergone rigorous testing and passed cumbersome safety standards.... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Absolutely. : Absolutely. Most commonly I am addressing areas with liposuction for contouring of problematic areas at the same setting as fat transfer. Best of lu... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Enlarge breasts: There are a few ways to enlarge the breast. The most common is to surgically enlarge the breasts with an implant (saline or silicone). The second ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
There : There are many different types of lower jaw implants available. There are extended anatomic shaped chin implants that can give a more squared appeara... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
If : If you are a candidate for a brazilian butt lift (fat transfer to the buttock) then there are really no telltale scars left behind. The fat is inject... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
I : I am not aware of this as an effective treatment to enhance the rear end. Generally you would need to start trying to build the gluteal muscle (the la... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes, : Yes, thighlifts are generally performed in an outpatient surgical setting. You will need help a home in order to get up and about for the first sever... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Terrence Higgins
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Most : Most surgeons will give the patient the option of a local anesthetic injection or even the use of topical anesthetic (numbing cream). I generally do ... Read More

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Testimonials
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HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
My experience with Dr Higgins and his staff was amazing. From the moment I walked into his beautiful office I was treated and cared for like family. Dr Higgins listened to my concerns regarding my bod...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I was very nervous to visit a plastic surgeon and felt a little awkward about being candid regarding the things that made me physically insecure and uncomfortable. I am not a "doctor-person". I would ...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Higgins is so skilled with the beauty and aesthetics of the human form I would trust him with every member of my family. Besides having a true skill of knowing what suits a persons body, he is un...Read More
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Thank you my implant not small but how do i know which probleb i have?
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Graduated 2003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

Southern Methodist University
Graduated 1990MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Spectrum Health Hospital System

Residency

Spectrum Health Hospital System

Awards

Best Doctors in Las Vegas, Seven Magazine
Best Doctors in Las Vegas, Desert Companion Magazine
Best doctors in las vegas, Las Vegas Life Magazine

Affiliations

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Clark County Medical Society
American Medical Association
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