Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS

Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery
3991 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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About Dr. Larry S. Nichter

Dr. Larry Nichter has been performing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Southern California since 1985. His outstanding surgical skills, compassion, and warm way with patients continue to bring him recognition locally and nationally among patients and physicians alike. He has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, Los Angeles Times, Orange County Register and newsprint around the world as well as on TV and Radio. He is one of the few acknowledged Plastic Surgeons as without peer by being named by all three peer review. Publications: Best Doctors, Top Doctors, and Super Doctors. Orange Coast Magazine named him as one of “The Best Plastic Surgeons in Orange County” each year since 1996 when the survey began. This listing was adapted from The Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region published annually by Woodward/White. This survey is based on interviews with Plastic Surgeons in the Pacific Region and across the United States selecting those Plastic Surgeons they would feel most comfortable sending a friend, loved one or themselves for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nichter has also been named as one of America’s Top Doctors based on the annual physician survey publication Castle and Connolly Guide to America’s Top Doctors.

A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Nichter went on to complete his internship and residency in general surgery at UCLA Medical Center.Subsequently, he completed his Plastic Surgery residency at the University of Virginia. In addition, Dr. Nichter completed several advanced Plastic Surgical Fellowships at the University of Virginia as well as completing a Masters of Science degree in Surgery. His training included extensive exposure to advanced Aesthetic Surgical Techniques. Following his formal training he has taught the art and science of Plastic Surgery as a Tenured Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgical Research at the University of Southern California. He has trained and served as mentor for numerous plastic surgical residents and fellows prior to relocating to Orange County in 1993.

Credentials of Dr. Larry S. Nichter

B.A., Boston University, Boston, MA

Graduate School:
M.S., University of Virginia

Medical School:
M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

General Surgery Residency:
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency:
University of Virginia Medical Center Plastic &

Orthapaedic Surgery Fellowship:
University of Virginia Medical Center Plastic &

Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship:
University of Virginia Medical Center

Burn Fellowship:
University of Virginia Regional Burn Center

Societies – Memberships – Affiliations:
Los Angeles Academy of Medicine
Los Angeles Hand Society
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Los Angeles Pediatric Society
Los Angeles County Medical Association
Los Angeles Surgical Society
The New York Academy of Sciences
Orange County Medical Association
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
The Wound Healing Society
American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
American Society for Peripheral Nerve Surgery
American Association for The Advancement of Science
Frank McCue Society
American Association of Plastic Surgeons Society for Head & Neck Surgery
Medical Surfing Association
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery Sigma Xi,
Scientific Research Society
Interplast, International Organization
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
American Cleft Palate Association
Plastic Surgery Research Council
American Burn Association
Edgerton Society
American College of Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
American Medical Association

Academic Affiiations:
Chairman of Department of Plastic Surgery, HOAG Hospital
Newport Beach Clinical Professor of Surgery, USC Division of Plastic Surgery
Voluntary Clinical Professor, University of California, Irvine, Division of Plastic Surgery

Diplomat, The American Board of Surgery – 1984 Diplomat, The American Board of Plastic Surgery – November 1986
Certification, Diplomat of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
The American Board of Surgery -1989
American Board of Plastic Surgery: 1986

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Location & Map for Dr. Larry S. Nichter

Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery
3991 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Monday 9 – 5
Tuesday 9 – 5
Wednesday 9 – 5
Thursday 9 – 5
Friday 9 – 5

Testimonials from the patients of Dr. Larry S. Nichter

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Dear Dr. Nichter
Thank you!
Just wanter to express my thanks in your sincere care of our six year old when he cut his eye. I appreciate your kind words of “I’ll help you out however I can”… when you fit him into your bust schedules at a minute’s notice.
Once again – you have outdone yourself. His eye looks great! And we will forever be thankful to you for the work you did on our other son’s arm over six years ago… nearly 8 1/2 hours of reconstructive surgery… and today our son can do anything & everything with it! You have wonderful talents! All out thanks.

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Dear Dr. Nichter,
There are no words to express how I feel about what youy did for my daughter. My husband and I are truely grateful to you.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Testimonial for Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery

Dear Dr. Nichter,
Thank you for your wonderful service time.
The surgery on my lip is looking real good.
Your nurse in your office was very kind & helpful.
Thanks again.

Testimonial for Procedure: Scar Revision

This review is long overdue, and I am writing this because I have been so satisfied with the care and attention I’ve received from Dr. Nichter and his entire team over the last year. The surgeons and staff at Pacific Center have been just wonderful with me. I went in for an initial consultation with Dr. Larry Nichter in 2009 to assess a facial scar I’ve had since childhood. He could not have been more welcoming and sensitive. He explained the options clearly and made me feel almost like a family member he would talk care of to the best of the abilities science offers. On the day of my surgery, his staff was so friendly and courteous to both me and my friend who came for emotional support, and I remember just falling asleep to the comforting sounds of everyone involved with the procedure. A year later, I am extremely happy with the results, and still feel free to contact Dr. Nichter via email to discuss how my scar is healing and the procedures available to continue to improve its appearance over time. I would immediately recommend Dr. Nichter and his team there for any cosmetic or reconstructive surgery. M.E., Los Angeles, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

If you are looking for a great plastic surgeon stop now. Dr. Nichter is the best. When I went for my consultation I was very nervous, but once I met Stephanie and she introduced me to Dr. Nichter, I became relaxed. I couldn’t wait to get my new Lite Lift. I had all of the confidence in my surgeon. It has been four months and my face is looking fantastic. I couldn’t be happier with the results. The whole staff is wonderful and the atmosphere when you walk in is friendly and warm. I would also like to mention Pamela, the esthetician. She really knows her business. She makes you feel so special. You can’t help but love her. You will love Dr. Nichter too. He can work miracles!! Not only is he a great surgeon but a caring, kind man. I recommend Dr. Nichter for any kind of surgery. Janie C., Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Augmentation

December 2010, I had a Breast Augmentation with an Areola Reduction w/ Dr. Nichter. As you probably may know by now, it is very nerve reckon and emotional when it comes to which surgeon is right for you and what size will be best fit for your physique or wants. Dr. Nichter has definitely been very informative with all my questions, even offered more, and took his time to listen to my needs and wants without making me feel rushed but at ease. He definitely listened rather than telling me, also recommended but made assured that it is my decision and what I know will be best for me. The day of Surgery, it was very pleasant from the nurses in the surgery room with outgoing and upbeat personalities, to the anesthesiologist who showed graciousness, to Dr. Nichter, who assured me of the procedures that will be performed. This definitely made my nerves calm and felt I was in the hands of a good Surgeon and his team. In addition, Dr. Nichter took additional time to assure that I will get the results I wanted, he could of just done what he can and leave it at that but as a very pleasing Surgeon he is, he wanted to make it possible. In which, he did and that was very gratifying. To know that a surgeon is willing to do what it takes to get the results of a patients wants is all that you can ask for. Never have expectations and when it happens, just be grateful. I have always been a very happy and loving person. I had lots of confidence and self esteem. After having 3 kids w/ a very supportive husband, my breast was never the same and was ashamed to show my Husband as well as alter my style of clothing. I felt like I had everything going in my life except for that one thing. Thanks to Dr. Nichter, he has given me that extra boost of confidence and self esteem. I am now complete. I don’t have any complaints or regrets. My husband loves it and I have gotten many compliments from my friends and family. I am currently 16 weeks Post-op and can say I am 100% satisfied with my results and experience. I have not encounter any terrible recovery, any complications, or complaints. But when I did have questions or concerns, Dr. Nichter and his nurses returned my calls the same day. If they were extremely busy, their staff would call to let me know that I will get a return call as soon as a nurse is available. They are very attentive to their patients. LOVE THAT! Dr. Nichter and his staff are very pleasant to work with. A great Surgeon needs an excellent staff and that equals Pacific Center For Plastic Surgery. Susan P., Lakeforest, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

I recently had a Lite Lift and a neck lift . It was done by Dr. Nichter and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I did my research on the procedures for a few months before I made my decision. I found Dr. Nichter and Dr. Horowitz to be rated very highly and made my choice to consult with Dr. Nichter. He was very professional without being stuffy and the staff was wonderful!! I would highly recommend them to anyone and I have! Thanks again, Dr. Nichter for making me feel better about myself! Debbie W., Temecula, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

Dr. Nichter and his staff are the best in the business! I had a tummy tuck a couple of years ago with another surgeon, and never during the whole process was I ever given the type of attention and care that Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery in HB given me. In Dec. 2010, I decided to have some lipo performed by Dr. Nichter and he explained the whole process from beginning to end, so I would know what to expect. He allowed me to ask all the questions I had, and he answered, thoroughly, every single one!! I did not feel rushed at any time and every minute I was there, his staff made sure I was comfortable. The main thing that I will always remember, is when I came home that afternoon after lipo surgery, Dr. Nichter personally called me (NOT his staff) that evening to ask and make sure I was doing okay. Now how many doctors do that?! I am happy with my results and now I can, if I wanted to, at 51yrs old, I can wear a bikini! 😉 I highly recommend Dr. Nichter, AND his staff, for any type of elective procedure. Sandy N., Buena Park, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

As a professional in the medical field I opted for Dr. Nichter after extensive research. Several years ago I had cosmetic work done in a hospital under general anesthesia, recovery was long and the end result disappointing. I am extremely satisfied with Dr. Nichter’s work. For those of you vacillating on having cosmetic work due to fear of not having a general anesthetic, let me tell you, I was not aware of the procedure taking place,did not experience pain, I used pain medication only once, your face is swollen and it’s frightening on the 3rd day but it gradually decreases, I was able to tolerate liquid diet the next day, plan on 1 or 2 weeks off work. I am very happy with the results, Dr. Nichter and staff provided all the info I required and I was not pressured during the initial consultation. I felt safe under their care. And best of all-It is affordable. Trust me when you look in the mirror you will love the results! Elizabeth K., Long Beach, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Although I have had a breast lift with Dr. Nichter five years ago, when I was recently considering a “Lite Lift” I shopped around. After consulting with three doctors, I decided to return to Dr. Nichter for this surgery as well. I have had plastic surgery on my face in the past and remembered it as painful and a lot of down time. This time with this procedure, I was up and back to work in three weeks. I recommend him highly and would suggest if you are considering anything like this, at least visit him for a free consultation before making any decision. Andrea P., Huntington Beach, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

I have visited Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery several times for multiple procedures. I was very impressed with the quality of care offered by Dr. Larry Nichter and have been highly pleased with the results. I came to the office from the Bay Area based on a personal recommendation, and I am now recommending the office to all of my friends. The staff is very friendly and I also heard great things about Dr. Jed Horowitz. I was also very impressed to read about their volunteer activities (repairing cleft lips of the poor, etc.) with the Plasticos Foundation. Sean M., San Francisco, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Lip Augmentation/Enhancement

Dr Nichter and his staff are consummate professionals. I had the diamond wire procedure for vertical lip lines and could not have been happier with my results. I am returning to Dr Nichter for a breast lift and augmentation. He is the best! Thank you, Pacific Surgery Center. L.C., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Testimonial for Procedure: Breast Reconstruction

Dear Dr. Nichter,

I just wanted to thank you and your staff for everythingn yu did for me in connection with my recent bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction.

Firstly, thank you for your wonderful work. For starters it was a big, positive psychological boost to have “something” when I woke up from the mastectomy surgery. Then, happily, all the subsequent expansions went smoothly. And, finally, the admustments you made with the changover to the silicon implants at the end gave me the entirely natural-looking rpfile I was hoping for. Honestly, it’s almost as if the whole mastectomy thing never happened. And your warm, relaxed manner throughout it all helped tremendously, too.

Secondly, many thanks to your staff, in particular Barbara for her professional and gracious concern, nad Jennifer for her conscientiousness and diligence in assisting me with the health insurance claims.

Again, thanks to all.

Procedures performed by Dr. Larry S. Nichter

  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
  • Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
  • Browlift (Forehead Lift)
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
  • Chemical Peels
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Labiaplasty
  • Liposuction
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Microsurgery
  • Head-Neck Cancer
  • Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
  • Brachioplasty (upper arm lift)
  • Lip Augmentation/Enhancement
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Birthmark Removal
  • Chin Augmentation
  • Dermabrasion
  • BOTOX®
  • Body Contouring
  • Hand Surgery
  • General Reconstruction
  • Buttock Implants
  • Male Breast Reduction Surgery
  • Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction
  • Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Implant Removal
  • Breast Lift and Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Spider-Vein Treatment
  • Congenital Defects Of The Hand
  • Cleft-Lip And Palate
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Endoscopic Technique
  • Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
  • Thigh Lift
  • Blepharoplasty (Lower Eyelid Lift)
  • Blepharoplasty (Upper Eyelid Lift)

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