Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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3991 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 320
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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5 out of 5 stars

Wonderful Experience... - Huntington Beach, CA

From the very first phone call to schedule a consultation to my last post-op appointment, I have been extremely happy with this whole experience. Dr Nichter was very informative, answering all my questions and concerns about how I hoped to look in the end. I am so happy with the results!

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome! - Huntington Beach, CA

Dr. Nichter is amazing, I went to him for a breast augmentation. I love the way they turned out! Dr. Nichter made me feel so comfortable and safe. I'm so glad I found him!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

I Couldn't Be More Pleased with my BA

See above review. Enough said :)

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Mini Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Blepheroplasty - Huntington Beach, CA

I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. Nichter over the last 10 years. He is THE BEST. Great surgeon, spends the time you need, and cares about what is best for you. He doesn't "sell" anything, in fact a few times he told me he didn't want to do a lipo surgery I wanted as there was so little to work with. I would never consider another surgeon and have been beyond pleased with everything

5 out of 5 stars

Great Experience with Dr. Nichter - Orange County, CA

5 out of 5 stars Cheek Lift

Cheek Lift and Eyelid Surgery Made Me Feel Younger! - Huntington Beach, CA

Dr. Nichter was recommended to me by a friend who had several procedures performed by him. My first impression of Dr. Nichter was that he was not just out to perform procedures, but rather concerned about the proper procedure needed. He spent time talking to me, discussing possible options. I felt that Dr. Nichter was very professional and knowledgeable. The office staff was very friendly and professional.

5 out of 5 stars

My Breast Reduction 2012 - Orange County, CA

I was referred by a friend who had plastic surgery and was very happy with the results and the doctors. Dr. Larry is the most competent, skilled and wonderful surgeon in CA. The office staff and nurses are the loveliest people I have met. They are all very helpful, caring and intelligent. I just saw my photos posted to his website! OMG! You can look in the mirror every day and say,” Yes, I look and feel better,” however when I saw the photos I was blown away. What an amazing job!

5 out of 5 stars

An Honor to Have Choosen Dr. Nichter As my PS! - Huntington Beach, CA

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. 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 months 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. Side note: I know many of us question about getting back to exercising after a Breast Augmentation. Yes, you will be able to get back into your daily exercise regimen, strength, and more. Check out my Athlete Page @

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

Lite Lift with Fat Transfer - Huntington Beach, CA

Dr. Larry Nichter is so good! An amazing surgeon! He listened completely, explained thoroughly, and delivered more than I thought possible. I felt completely comfortable with him in the beginning and cannot say enough about his ability as a surgeon!

5 out of 5 stars

Breast Reduction and Mini Facelift Performed to Perfection - Orange County, CA

I interviewed 4 other plastic surgeons before choosing Dr. Nichter. He was the most thorough and spent the most time with me. I also researched his credentials and have never found a more qualified surgeon.

About Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS practices in Newport Beach at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery as a Plastic Surgeon, board certified by American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nichter began participating on RealSelf in 2012, and has achieved "Distinguished Member" status. The doctor has 30 years of experience providing cosmetic and aesthetic medical services, and is a member of American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). Dr. Nichter has hospital affiliations at Department of Plastic Surgery, Hoag Hospital, Orange Coast Memorial Hospital.

Consultation Fee

Consultation fee waived for Real Self Cosmetic Surgery Referrals, For Reconstructive surgery consultation fee applied towards surgery

Treatments offered at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery

Blog Posts and Articles

Attaining the Best Possible Neck Lift Result

Neck Lift is a general term relating to procedures that will improve your neckline. There are many possibilities so picking the best neck lift treatment(s) for optimal improvement is most important. A board certified plastic surgeon with a special interest and substantial experience in neck lift and lower face lift surgery is the place to start. The reason for a plastic surgeon is that he/she can offer all possible options and tell you specifically which ones are best for you...

Best Scar Management Practices

Best Scar Management is important to minimize or completely hide from view, the telltale signs of your surgery—namely, scars. Both you and your surgeon want you to have the most minimal scarring possible. There are many possible causes for scars that are enlarged or not healing well. Unsightly scars are most commonly due to genetics, underlying medical conditions, or improper scar/wound care. The last part is very important and patients can make a noticeable difference in their scars’...

Minimally Invasive Facelifts - The LiteLift™

The LiteLift™ is modified SMAS facelift technique that employs a short scar, natural appearance and great longevitiy. A SMAS lift in general refers to any facelift technique that tightens the SMAS layer along with the overlying skin in a more youthful position making you look younger. Specifically, the SMAS face lift does its magic by lifting and tightening the jowls, neck, and cheeks to a more youthful position. These techniques generally produce more natural and long-lasting...

Facelift History and Evolution of the Lite Lift™

The history of the facelift can be viewed as possibly the epicenter and roots of cosmetic surgery. This article is my understanding of the history of popular face lifting methods. It is not meant to be completely inclusive; it reflects what I feel are some of the most important historical developments.Early Twentieth CenturyThe facelift surgical history began by removing a strip of skin in front of the ear, then stitching the skin together with minimal undermining if needed for closure. The...

Fat Transfer to Face, Buttocks, Breast, and Elsewhere

A person’s own fat may be used to improve the appearance of his or her body by moving it from an area of excess (or where it is less desired, such as the thighs, hips or abdomen) to an area that has lost tissue volume due to aging, trauma, surgery, certain diseases, birth defects, or other causes. Ideal candidates are in good health, and have excess fat in some parts of the body and too little in other regions. Fat grafting is most often used for the face, breasts and buttocks....

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Education / Training

Undergraduate: BA, Boston University, 1973
Graduate: MS, University of Virginia
Medical: MD, Boston University School of Medicine, 1978
Internship: General Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, 1979
General Surgery, University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Medical Center, 1982
Plastic & Reconstructive & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, 1983
Microvascular and Hand Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, 1983
Craniofacial Surgery, University of Virginia Medical Center, 1983
Burns, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, University of Virginia Regional Burn Center, 1985

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