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About Michael Law, MD

Dr. Law is devoted to providing his patients with an aesthetic surgery practice environment that affords the greatest degree of safety and comfort possible, and complete confidentiality. To that end he performs all major cosmetic surgeries in fully accredited surgical facilities and uses only board-certified M.D. anesthesiologists to provide anesthesia care. He also provides patients with complimentary overnight observation at the surgery center with skilled nursing care following major surgical procedures.

His cosmetic plastic surgery patients benefit from the combination of his extraordinary training, his ability to communicate effectively and compassionately, his ability to identify and understand each cosmetic surgery patient's individual treatment goals, and his talent for producing natural-appearing aesthetic enhancements. As a leading North Carolina plastic surgeon, Dr. Law also believes that cosmetic surgery is not necessarily the ideal 'solution' for every patient's concerns, and for that reason he has incorporated a state-of-the-art, award-winning medical spa into his aesthetic surgery practice. Blue Water Spa offers a full spectrum of medical aesthetic technology and services that can provide both surgical and non-surgical patients with significant aesthetic enhancements, with minimal or no 'down time'.

This fully-integrated cosmetic surgery practice and medical spa provides aesthetic enhancements for patients at any stage in the aging process, and for patients with both modest and dramatic treatment goals. Dr. Law takes pride in offering only those products, services and procedures which are safe, effective and scientifically sound.

Education & Training

Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Emory University
General Surgery Residency: University of California Los Angeles
Plastic Surgery Residency: University of Southern California
Plastic Surgery Fellowship: University of Southern California


Practice, Michael Law, MD

10941 Raven Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
United States

Questions Answered

Asked 2014-10-17

Hello, I am a 31-year-old male and close to my nose, my eyebrows start angle down towards my eyes. I feel I would look a lot better if they didn't angle downward so sharply. If I put my thumb on the center of my forehead and lift up toward my hairline very slightly, my eyebrows are just where I want…

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Michael Law, MD
Answered: 2014-10-20
There are many types of browlifts available. A subtle browlift can make a man or woman appear younger, happier, and refreshed. Too often, brow lifts are too aggressive and leave a person with a look that seems to say "I just had plastic surgery". Men, in particular need to be very careful when selecting a plastic surgeon. Plastic surgery performed well can make a man look natural and handsome. Plastic surgery gone wrong can feminize the face, giving a man a very awkward and very "done" look. Start your search by looking at many before and after images. Look for plastic surgeons who give women and men natural looking results. Check their education and training and speak to other patients about their experience. Great plastic surgery doesn't look like surgery. It makes people look great.
Asked 2014-10-13

Is Restylane use safe in the tear troughs? I have been considering this procedure for some time for chronic dark circles under my eyes but I know it is considered an "off label" use of Restylane. Is it really safe and effective?

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Michael Law, MD
Answered: 2014-10-13
I would not recommend Restylane in the tear troughs. A patients' own fat by means of structural fat grafting if the only material I would use for under eye fillers. Look at many before and after photos before electing to have a surgeon make a permanent change to your appearance.
Asked 2014-09-10

After liposuction people wear shape wear corsets to help skin tightening. Does it work while losing weight too?

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Michael Law, MD
Answered: 2014-09-10
Compression garments can be very helpful following tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or liposuction surgery. There is no weight loss benefit to wearing a compression garment. Patients must be carefully measured for a custom-fit garment preoperatively, and garment fit must be carefully monitored postoperatively. If a one-size larger or smaller garment is needed, we discontinue the current garment and have a new one sent by overnight delivery to the patient’s home.
Asked 2014-09-29

I would like to have liposuction after my C section; what kind of down time should I expect? I have two kids under two and a half. When can I return to the gym?

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Michael Law, MD
Answered: 2014-09-30
The downtime following liposuction will depend upon the extent of the liposuction. Following multiple pregnancies, some women can restore their pre-baby shape with liposuction alone. Many other women require a tummy tuck. Liposuction will remove excess fat alone, while a tummy tuck will remove excess skin and fat and will also addresses weakened muscles that may result in a "pooch" and . or a fuller waist than before pregnancy. Always check with your obstetrician about physical activity and surgery following a C-section. Your plastic surgeon will have guidelines about when you can return to the gym based on the particulars of your surgery.

Additional Information

Office Hours
Monday 9AM–5PM
Tuesday 9AM–5PM
Wednesday 9AM–5PM
Thursday 9AM–5PM
Friday 9AM–5PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Consultation Price
We have a two-part consultation process. Your initial consultation is a complimentary appointment with one of our experienced Cosmetic Surgery Patient Coordinators that is 30 to 45 minutes long. Your Patient Coordinator can give you answers to general questions you may have about surgical procedures in this practice. They will also discuss with you your health history, expectations for surgery, and a general price range for the procedure(s) you are interested in. ‘Before and After’ photographs are also available for your review. If it is determined that the aesthetic enhancement in which you are interested can be accomplished in this practice, then a consultation appointment will be scheduled for you with Dr. Law.

Your consultation with Dr. Law is a one-hour appointment. Dr. Law will discuss with you in detail the aesthetic enhancement(s) that you have in mind, examine the area(s) that you wish to improve, and based on the discussion and examination will put together a personalized surgical plan that meets your individual needs. There is a $100 prepaid fee for this consultation. That charge will be applied to surgery, if you elect to proceed.

For out of town patients, a Cosmetic Surgery Consultant will discuss surgery with you by phone to determine if we can provide the surgical treatment in which you are interested. A completed intake form and digital photographs will be evaluated prior to your telephone appointment, and Dr. Law also requires copies of operative reports from any prior cosmetic surgery that has been performed on the body area for which you desire surgical improvement. Following the telephone appointment, a two-part, in-person consultation appointment may be scheduled, consisting of an initial 30-minute meeting with a Surgery Coordinator followed immediately by a one-hour consultation with Dr. Law.
Board Certifications
American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
North Carolina Specialty Hospital
Rex Wakefield Surgery Center
Duke Raleigh Hospital
WakeMed North Healthplex

Michael Law, MD

Practice, Michael Law, MD

10941 Raven Ridge Rd
Raleigh, NC 27614
United States