Michael Law MD

Raleigh, NC, US
Michael Law MD

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Great plastic surgery doesn't look like surgery. It just makes people look great.

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.

Practice Specialization

Facial Rejuvenation Structural Fat Grafting Brow Lift Upper Blepharoplasty Lower Blepharoplasty and Canthopexy Mid Face Lift Rhinoplasty Lower Face Lift Neck Lift Facial Implants Otoplasty Breast Augmentation Breast Lift Breast Lift with Implants Breast Reduction Gynecomastia Tummy Tuck Liposuction Brachioplasty (upper arm lift)

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Background & Certification

Board Certification

Dr. Law is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons . Dr. Law is also a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Professional Background

Dr. Law attended Broughton High School. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill , where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. degree at Emory University , where he graduated magna cum laude, second in his class of over 100 graduating physicians.

Dr. Law then traveled west to California. He elected to pursue a rigorous ten year training program that includes general surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC), and a plastic surgery fellowship at USC. His ten years of formal training following medical school amount to twice that of some plastic surgeons.

Awards & Honors

Leadership award from Interfaith Food Shuttle of NC for donation of 100,000 pounds of Food
Black Diamond Award from Allergan, Top 1% of providers of Allergan products in the US
Best Medical Spa in America 3 consecutive years from American Spa Magazine
Best Place to Work in the Raleigh Area Triangle Business Journal

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

North Carolina Specialty Hospital
Rex Wakefield Surgery Center
Duke Raleigh Hospital
WakeMed North Healthplex

Society Memberships

Dr. Law is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons . Dr. Law is also a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS).

Your Consultation

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.

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products

  • Allergan's Vivite Line
  • Cosmedix
  • Elta MD
  • Visual Changes
  • Hylunia
  • Nia 24
  • Neostrata

Languages Spoken


Payment Options

Cash, American Express, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Personal Checks, Cashier's Check

"Ask a Question" Responses

Chin Implant with Neck Liposuction

I am scheduled for a chin implant (under-chin, silicone) with neck liposuction in December. I have some concerns about nerve damage. Is nerve...

Some individuals have ‘sagging’ necks primarily due to fat accumulation below the jawbone (mandible). In some cases, liposuction alone can...

Breast augmentation

I am 18 looking into getting a breast augmentation. Are there any tips that can help me decide if breast augmentation is right for me? I have...

Breast augmentation is really a full body procedure. You should consider overall body proportions when thinking about size. This is a decision you...

Tummy Tuck with Breast Lift and Implants

I am 28 years old, 5'4 and 255lbs. (44 DDD) I want to lose enough weight to get a tummy tuck, and a breast lift with implants. Is there a way to get...

I have been using a 'vertical scar' technique for many breast lifts, which eliminates the long, horizontal incision in the inframammary fold below...

Is it possible for a forehead lift to change eye brow angles?

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...

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...

Face lift and when to do it?

I am 50 years old and in good physical shape. I am a tri-athlete. I am considering a mini-face lift. My problem areas are small lines above my lip...

It is impossible to give you ideal suggestions without any photos. But, the concerns you describe could possibly be addressed without surgery...

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Contributed Blogs

  • The Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedure I Would Perform For My Own Kids

    Being a parent, it is my responsibility to teach my kids to be confident, and that confidence isn’t entirely based on one’s outward appearance. I am personally not a proponent of aesthetic plastic surgery for minors, but as a father of boys, I feel very empathetic towards boys and young men with gynecomastia. The treatment, (breast reduction surgery), is the only aesthetic surgical procedure that I will perform on children. 

  • Uplifting: Gravity-Defying Breasts with a Little Help

    Do you ever have those mornings, when you look at your reflection in the mirror, and it’s as if you have two deflated balloons hanging from your chest and you wonder if your bra can even pull them all the way up? You are not the only one. Unfortunately, the sag comes with age and as a result of weight loss, heredity, pregnancy and breastfeeding.  

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