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Dr. Larry Nichter

Plastic Surgery
Newport Beach, CA
37 years experience male

Locations

Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery

Newport Beach, CA

Address

3991 MacArthur Boulevard, Suite 320, Newport Beach, CA, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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Fax

7149021101

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Larry Nichter has attained recognition from doctors and patients for his outstanding surgical skills, compassion, and warm way with patients. He has practiced plastic surgery in the Orange County area since 1985. Dr. Nichter is <strong>immediate past Chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery</strong> at Hoag Hospital, Newport Beach. He is one of the few plastic surgeons named by all three peer review Publications: <strong>Best Doctors</strong>, <strong>Top Doctors</strong>, and <strong>Super Doctors</strong>. Local honors include being named a <strong>Physician of Excellence</strong> by the Orange County Medical Society, and selected in Orange Coast Magazine’s <strong>The Best Plastic Surgeons in Orange County</strong> each year since 1996 when the survey began.

Specialties
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Plastic Surgery

Breast Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Surgery - Plastics

Licenses

United States: California

Doctor Q&A

304 Answers
110 Agrees
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Cosmetic Chin Implant: Chin augmentation cosmetic benefits chin augmentation most often is used to restore balance to the face due to a weak chin (under-projecting in profi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Rhinoplasty Recovery: Your early result will be evident after 3 months. Final results and feeling will appear over the course of 12–14 months, which is the time necessary f... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Stable weight best: It is still possible to have plastic surgery and still be overweight, the most important factor is to be at a stable weight. Your plastic surgeon will... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
How to lose Cellulite : Removing cellulite for a procedure that would help to reduce your cellulite, there is a laser treatment called cellulaze that was recently approved b... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Facelift ; Glaucoma: Well controlled glaucoma should not be affected by a lower facelift procedure. It is a common problem and often seen in my practice without complicati... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Facelift Discomfort: Most facelifts patients experience mild to moderate discomfort easily managed by pain pills if required. The reason for this is that most of the surgi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Breast Lift: An exam is needed to see if you are a good candidate for breast lift or aurgmentation. Make sure you see a plastic surgeon.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
NO
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Celebrity Plastic : There are a number of internet sites that have before and after images of celebrities such as the one below: http://www.Nbcbayarea.Com/entertainmen... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Breast Enlargment: Although some breasts enlarge appreciably with hormones like birth control pills, or weight gain, only surgery will predictably enlarge them. Surgery ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Dysport Bruising: Depending on the depth and extent of bruising it can take a few weeks or even more to disappear. A history of easy bruising, high blood pressure, post... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
RF and Facelifts: Radiofrequency treatments for example with thermage or ulthera are safe following facelift procedures after the healing period and will usually improv... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Surgery at 15?: You should meet with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Gynecomastia : Gynecomastia simply means feminzation of a man's breast so if your breasts are larger than you would like time to see a physician. Causes are many and... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Nose cut: An exam is required to answer your question. You may be describing an early scar which is typically pink/red then fades with time.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Breast Creams/Pills: Breast creams or pills are not recommended solely to make breasts larger as either most do not work except for those possibly that contain female horm... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Nostril Deformity: At times this may be hard to tell if small. A papilloma will most likely slowly grow whereas a cartilaginous deformity will not.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Rhino Side Effects: Discomfort after rhinoplasty is controlled with oral medication and head elevation. The majority of swelling and bruising subsides over 2-4 weeks. Are... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Epicanthal Meaning: By itself an epicanthal fold does not mean downs syndrome in most cases. An epicanthal fold refers to skin fold from your upper eyelid that covers p... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Facial Fillers Safe: Facial fillers should not influence the recurrence of skin cancer. It is injected into the fat layer or occasionally in the deep dermis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Chin Implant Secure: Chin implants are secured by placement inside a well-fitted pocket and anchoring it to surrounding tissue so it doesn’t move. The incision is then clo... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Chin Lipo Bruising: Depending on the depth and extent of bruising it can take a few weeks or even more to disappear. Arnica pills and topical gel might help as well as ca... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Face and Neck Lift: A neck lift is usually performed with a face lift/ it will correct your turkey neck. https://pacificcenterplasticsurgery.com/procedures/face/fac... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Volume Discount: This is a question for your plastic surgeon. Cost is dependent on many factors.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Acne and Facelift: A complete facelift will not usually have an effect on acne.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Exercise post Rhino: Rhinoplasty patients typically return to non manual labor work within 7–10 days after surgery. Heavy activity, including bending and lifting, should b... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Facelift Results: The answer is complex: how much younger you will look is dependent on both technique and skill of the surgeon whereas the rate of aging is dependent o... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Rhinoplasty Sedatio: Rhinoplasty sedation nose surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis in a surgery center. The procedure can be done under local anesthesia with i... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Puncture Wounds: Puncture wounds from cats, humans and dogs are very serious especially in the hand. You should see a doctor or go to an urgent care center immediately... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Combined Surgeries: Yes, it is possible to do both surgeries during the same surgical setting or even simultaneously. Although this is somewhat controversial it is best t... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Smart Lipo&Cellulite: Smartlipo effects although smart lipo has been purported to tighten the skin and correct cellulite, many plastic surgeons share my opinion that it is... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Butt Lift Longevity: Bbl lasting time a brazilian butt lift involves harvesting fat from an unwanted area and then preparing it for transfer where it is injected into the... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Butt Aug Donor site: Bbl fat a brazilian butt lift involves harvesting fat from an unwanted area and then preparing it for transfer where it is injected into the buttock... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Facial Fat Transfer: Walking should not be a problem with regards to the success of your procedure, however shortness of breath is concerning. Contact your doctor immediat... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Pierced Nipple Risk: Pierced nipples liked pierced ears or any other minor surgery have the potential of infection which can lead to not being able to breast feed, noticea... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Outpatient Chin Aug : Chin augmentation is an outpatient procedure typically done in the plastic surgeon’s office or in a surgery center. It is usually done under local ane... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Lipodissolve can be dangerous: Lipodissolve is unpredictable and does not help cellulite. Cellulite at 18 for a procedure that would help reduce cellulite, there is a laser treatme... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Facelift ; Kidney : I would think that your history of swelling elsewhere would certainly also apply to your face following facelift surgery. It however is not an indepen... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Breast Aug Scars: Scars from silicone breast implants are determined by the location of the incisions which include the following choices: 1. At the lower border of t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Large Jaw Muscles: Botox or other neuromodulator injection is the most non invasive treatment. The other option is surgery.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
LifeStyle Lift ?: Lifestyle lift a trademarked brand name and also is a chain of facial cosmetic clinics with headquarters in michigan. As advertised, the lifestyle... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
LifeStyle Lift Def: Lifestyle lift a trademarked brand name and also is a chain of facial cosmetic clinics with headquarters in troy, michigan. As advertised, the lif... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Facelift and Eyes: This is a very common combination and should not add significant risk to the procedure. For the patient, it is easier as there is only one recovery pe... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
UltraShape Contour: UltraShape uses external ultrasound to injure, or "melt", fat cells. It is relatively painless and has modest results in reported studies with most pa... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Swelling BR: Discomfort, swelling and discoloration of the breasts are expected for several weeks. Usually, our patients return to most normal activity within two ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Why Nipple Inversion: If you have always had an inverted nipple then it is usually caused by shotened milk ducts and internal fibrous tissue. If it is a new finding then se... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Scar Management: Patients seem to have their own opinions on this touting everything from lavender oil, pure vit e, coco butter, to aloe vera, etc but most have minima... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Cellulaze helps Cellulite: Cellulite treatment for a procedure that would help to treat cellulite, there is a laser treatment called cellulaze that was recently approved by the... Read More
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Mid-face Lift: No, melanoma detection is not more difficult after a mid-face lift.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Nichter
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Rhinoplasty Age: Anytime after 18 for most patients is reasonable for rhinoplasty, provided the patient is in otherwise good health and the indications for surgery are... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Nichter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Nichter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Just placed a Healthtap #, re: endoscopic approach. Bye!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine
Graduated 1978MD

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University
Graduated 1973MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Virginia School of Medicine, VA
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1978MD

Residency

Sugery
Completed 1982

Residency

Plastic Surgical Residency

Residency

Maxillofacial and Craniofacial Fellowships

Residency

Burn and Hand Fellowships

Awards

Southeastern Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, “Glaney Award” for Outstanding Plastic Surgery Resident
Listed, Best Doctors in America
Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association (2004 – Present)

Affiliations

California Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
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