Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
10941 Raven Ridge Rd., Ste. 103
Raleigh, North Carolina 27614 US
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5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

One of the Best Plastic Surgeons in the Country...great Experience

I searched for a plastic surgeon for years after giving birth to my last child, keeping various websites bookmarked in my computer, when I came across Dr. Michael Law's website. I liked his philosophy, education background and experience, so I made an appointment. I live on the west coast so in traveling to North Carolina I hoped that I would not feel disappointed. My friends even questioned why I would travel all the way to North Carolina when I live four hours from LA. I'm glad I made the trip! What I found was a very intelligent, kind, mild-mannered and conscientious doctor who cares about his patients, the best individual results possible and overall safety. Dr. Law really takes his time and gives you something to think about in terms of various alternatives. His work is tailored to you. Dr. Law may be slightly pricier than other doctors but his work speaks for itself and is well worth the price. Whenever I show anyone my results, they may say that they have found a cheaper doctor but they will not say that the work/results are as good. Additionally, I believe that certain qualities in a person are unquantifiable; integrity, honesty, compassion etc. Dr. Law has these qualities. I felt like I could trust him to do the best job. I had a benign breast lump which prevented me from having the breast augmentation that I wanted. Dr. Law expressed genuine concern about my condition and even gave me some insight into additional testing and procedures that I have the right to request. I plan to return to North Carolina for my breast augmentation when my doctors here give me the okay. I highly recommend him to people who are looking for a quality doctor and great results. He's a wonderful doctor and an even better person.

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

The Miracle Doctor - Raleigh, NC

I had an excellent results with my fat grafting with Dr. Michael Law. He is an excellent doctor. I had a bad experience with a different doctor and Dr. Law save me with my frustrations, I highly recommend him

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Perfection - Raleigh, NC

Went to several doctors for consults. Dr. L was the most thorough, professional, caring, and produced (most importantly)the exact look I was looking for (and pain free!). Couldn't ask for anything more. Completely lived up to his reputation.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox, Just a Little for a Big Difference

I have been getting Botox at Dr. L's office for 4 years. I drive from Chapel Hill and it is worth the trip. The price I am payig now is far less than I paid before. i thiknk they are using less Botox to get the same result. I have been consistently happy since I started going there 4 years ago. I will probably never start. My advice is too look for an office that uses a lot of Botox. They...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Juvederm Long Lasting, and Virtually Painless

I recently received Juvederm, from the amazing nurse at dr. L's office in Raleigh. Before getting Juvederm, I was too afraid of the pain so I tried Prevelle silk. I did like Prevelle, but it just didn't last very long. The new Juvederm w/ Lidocane (sp?) to help numb the area was awesome. The treatment was almost painless. It is called Juvederm XC I think and I am very happy with...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I Look Great

He's an artist. Everything he warned me about and reassured me about came true. He's super cautious. One of the best

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

I decided at age 55 - Facelift - Raleigh, NC

Experience, reputation, professional, caring, excellent results that are natural looking.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Excellent Results and Great Experience - Raleigh, NC

My breast implants look completely natural. I have told some friends, otherwise no one would know. My Experience with Dr. Law was wonderful. A true artist and a very kind man

5 out of 5 stars Fat Transfer

Excellence in Natural Looking Plastic Surgery - Raleigh, NC

The care I received from Dr. Law and his team was fantastic. I traveled from out of state for surgery with Dr. Law and they made me feel special and important every step of the way. The after care could not have been better. I highly recommend Dr. Michael Law for anyone looking for very natural looking plastic surgery. he is an excellent surgeon who is also kind and caring. His facility and staff are top notch. It's been more than 2 years and I am so happy. I look like I feel inside.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Mixed reviews- implant looks great, might be making me sick.

Dr. L runs a well-organized practice. He is known for having the eye for the most natural result. He gave me a thorough understanding of what to expect in my pre op appointments and has a great bedside manner. The hospital where the procedure was done was warm and comforting as I was a bit anxious! I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for. I would highly recommend this physician to any of my colleagues, friends and family. Thank you Dr. L!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Personal Statement

My personal aesthetic sensibility is this: a great cosmetic surgery result is a result that looks natural, not 'done'. Safety is the highest priority. My surgery center is certified by the Joint Commission and AAAASF. An MD anesthesiologist is by the bedside of patients for the duration of surgery.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)

Consultation Fee

$200. Consultation cost can be applied to surgery. Online and phone consultations available for out of area patients

Awards & Recognition

Professional Recognition:
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Beta Kappa
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Law has hospital affiliations at Duke Raleigh Hospital, Rex Wakefield, and Wake Med North, North Carolina Specialty Hospital.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: University North Carolina Chapel Hill
    Medical: MD, Emory University Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California (USC)
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, USC

Treatments offered at Michael Law, MD Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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Medical Spa Safety - Is your Med spa a medical facility with spa services or an unregulated business franchise?

Medical Spa and Laser Hair Removal Safety Is your Med Spa / Laser center safe? Answer these questions about a medspa: Is it owned and operated by a board certified physician who practices on site? If the owner is not mentioned on the website, or if the owner is an aesthetician, business person, or someone other than a physician - Beware. Does the laser center have medical malpractice insurance? A physician owned and operated laser center should have...

CoolSculpting Complete - Double your results in just one hour

CoolSculpting eliminates fat without surgery, injections or down time. CoolSculpting Complete provides some wonderful advantages over traditional CoolSculpting. With two CoolSculpting devices, you can get twice the amount of fat elimination in one hour as with traditional CoolSculpting. In addition to the actual CoolSculpting treatment which eliminates fats cells through a cooling process, we provide each patient a compression garment to assist with comfort level and aid in achieving...

Auto Augmentation Mastopexy - Upper Pole Breast Fullness Using Your Own Breast Tissue

Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery works well for patients who have enough existing breast tissue which allows the surgeon to build a projecting and aesthetically pleasing breast, and who do not have a severely ‘deflated’ appearance from pregnancy or weight loss. In many patients, however, it can be difficult to create substantial, long-lasting fullness in the upper aspect of the breasts (the cleavage area, which surgeons sometimes refer to as the ‘upper poles’ of the breasts) by...

Laser Hair Removal in Raleigh, North Carolina - Medical Board Guidelines

Laser Hair Removal and Laser Tattoo Removal The North Carolina Medical Board continues to receive questions regarding laser cosmetic procedures, specifically laser hair removal and laser tattoo removal. The Board offers this document as guidance to physicians and non-physicians who have questions. This guidance document describes the Board’s position that: (1) the use of a laser for hair removal or tattoo removal constitutes surgery and thus the practice of medicine; (2) FDA-approved...

Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos How to Evaluate Photos, and are Before and After Photos Important

There is no denying the fact that 'before and after' images are the most powerful and effective means for a surgeon to communicate their aesthetic sensibility. They give the prospective patient an immediate sense of what that surgeon envisions as a favorable postoperative result, and thus allow an individual to make a relatively quick decision as to whether or not that surgical practice is one that they should investigate further. It also has become challenging for us to manage...

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Purpose of Binder After Tummy Tuck?

Compression garments after abdominoplasty serve three primary purposes: patient comfort, assistance with patient mobility and control of edema. Most... READ MORE

I have had breast implants for 14 years. How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

While breast implants do have the possibility of lasting a lifetime, the implant manufacturers do not consider them 'lifetime devices' as the... READ MORE

How Much Weight Can I Lose from Tummy Tuck Surgery?

Patients  often lose many inches and go down several sizes, but typically do not lose much weight as a result of a tummy tuck. Most of my patients r... READ MORE

Breast Implant Sizes

Choosing the implant sizeStart by looking at before and after images on the website of a plastic surgeon you are considering.  It is important to be ... READ MORE

Browlift Vs Blepharoplasty - Which is Best for Sagging Eyelids?

The eyes are the primary facial feature that communicates tiredness or exhaustion (and, likewise, energy and vitality). Your cheeks and your neck... READ MORE

Should Breast Implants Be Placed Under or over the Muscle?

This may be a somewhat controversial statement, but in my opinion there currently is really only one acceptable position for breast implants in an... READ MORE

Do You Lose 50 Cc's with Behind the Muscle Silicone Implant Placement?

What is important to most women seeking breast augmentation surgery is the end result, not the exact size of the implant. Often, patients are... READ MORE

How is a Lifestyle Lift Different from a Traditional Face Lift?

Buyer beware: a number of ‘limited incision’ and ‘quick recovery’ facelift procedures are currently marketed to patients with... READ MORE

Breast Augmentation Recovery: What Can I Expect?

The recovery from subpectoral breast augmentation used to be a rather unpleasant experience, but it no longer has to be. A space for the implant must... READ MORE

Facelift Surgery Before and After Photos

A good result from a facelift is a patient who looks natural, and not like they have had a facelift. When evaluating facelifts, look closely at the... READ MORE

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Correcting Unfavorable Gynecomastia Scars

Dr. Michael Law explains that unfavorable results can be improved upon or corrected. You need to choose a surgeon that is experienced with this surgery and specifically experienced with post-surgical problems associated with gynecomastia surgery. WATCH VIDEO

What is a Dual Plane Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Michael Law explains why the term dual plane breast augmentation refers to a subpectoral breast augmentation. WATCH VIDEO

What Does It Mean When Breast Implants Have Bottomed Out?

Dr. Michael Law explains that the term "bottoming out" describes when the breast implants from breast augmentation descend on the chest wall to a point that is lower than what is aesthetically ideal. WATCH VIDEO

What is a Gummy Bear Breast Implant?

Dr. Michael Law explains that Gummy Bear, teardrop, or anatomic implants--provide an advantage to women whose breasts are smaller with little to no projection. WATCH VIDEO

Determining the Best Breast Implant Profile

Dr. Michael Law explains that there is no single breast implant that is ideal for every patient. If your goal is a natural appearing breast augmentation outcome, it is important to select a surgeon who uses biodimensional planning principles. WATCH VIDEO

Is a Circumareolar Mastopexy Truly a Mastopexy?

Dr. Michael Law explains why he believes a circumareolar mastopexy is not a true mastopexy, including some of the unfavorable results that can occur from such an approach. WATCH VIDEO

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