Dr. Larry S. Nichter

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Newport Beach, California Map External Link
Specialty:Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon
Website: drnichter.com External Link
Practice: Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery
Med. School:Boston University School Of Medicine
Grad. Year: 1978

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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (5 is best), based on 28 reviews. Dr. Larry S. Nichter has an excellent overall rating on RateMDs.com. smile

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Dr. Larry S. Nichter
Cosmetic / Plastic Surgeon-related: plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, breast enhancement, breast reduction, liposuction, chin implant, rhinoplasty, nose job, tummy tuck, botox, face lift, boob job, butt lift
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RID: 5324892
03/04/14 5 5 5 5 I found Dr. Nichter through a friend of mine that had an eye lift done by him and she had nothing but good things to say, and she was right because I immediately fell in love with the whole staff. After I had my daughter I went to Dr. Nichter and he did a breast lift and added a small implant. Needless to say I couldn't be happier with the results! Not only was I blown away with the results, but throughout my journey with him and his staff, I always felt I could call/text them at any time with questions and concerns. Debi and Stephanie exceeded my expectations with their customer service. Dr Nichter made me feel so much better about myself and I would recommend him to anyone thinking about plastic surgery! He has such a caring personality and definitely knows what he's doing! I can begin to thank you enough you have made me and my husband so happy ( ; 
Insurance: Workers Comp
Paid (or co-pay): $11040
RID: 5177381
13/02/14 5 5 5 5 Dr. Nichter always takes the time to listen to my concerns. Never feel rushed and he takes time to explain fully everything. His staff is super sweet and the office is just beautiful!  Respond
RID: 3657193
15/01/14 5 5 5 5 I was able to get in quickly and there was a lot of follow-up by the staff to make sure things were in place. The doctor answered all my questions and the results were great. Would highly recommend him.  Respond
RID: 3631896
13/12/13 5 5 5 5 I contemplated Breast Augmentation surgery for about 10 years. I went to 2 previous consultations with two different Plastic Surgeons, and no one compared to Dr. Larry Nicther's professionalism and calm demeanor.After meeting Dr. Nicther,I was sold.Not only was Dr. Nicther so nice, but his staff are so caring and accommodating.They made sure all my questions and concerns were answered and addressed at the consultation.Everything went very smoothly. Long story short,I went from a 32A to a 32C. I chose the transaxillary approach. I also chose to go with silicone gel because they just felt so much more natural. And two and half months post op, I am doing great. I love my results and I would do it again in a heart beat. Dr. Nicther also gives you holistic meds to help with swelling and bruising. My swelling and bruising went away in a week and a half. I highly recommend Dr. Nicther. He is great at what he does and he will definitely give you exactly what you ask for.  Respond
RID: 3599140
07/11/13 5 5 5 5 I encourage women who are faced with the prospect of mastectomy to have breast reconstruction if their oncologist approves. I was able to have reconstruction start during surgery for the mastectomies. Instead of coming out of the anesthetic with my breasts not only gone but my chest actually concave, I awoke with close to what I had when I arrived at the hospital (I was small-breasted originally.) It is SO important from an aesthetic standpoint, but even more so from a psychological standpoint. And if it’s possible to consult Dr. Nichter, you must do it as he is a true artist. I consulted a couple of breast surgeons, but all the while my family physician kept insisting, absolutely insisted, that I consider no one else but Dr. Nichter. I did, and the results are so natural, bordering on beautiful! Most importantly, I never experienced the absolute trauma of a mutilated body.  See Responses
20/10/13 SYSTEM: First Name changed from "Larry" to "Larry S." 
24/06/13 SYSTEM: City changed from "Huntington Beach" to "Newport Beach" 
RID: 2682618
18/06/13 5 5 5 5 I've always wanted to share with the world or at least anyone who would listen to my thoughts about how amazing Dr. Nichter is. When I had to get reconstructive surgery many years ago, I don't believe rating your doctor was around as he fixed my face after a horrible car accident I had back in 1997; almost 16yrs ago. I had broken the floor of my eye socket, left cheek bone and had multiple fractures in my sinus cavity. I looked pretty terrible & felt pretty terrible & had a mother who asked A LOT of questions. Before and after the procedures, Dr. Nichter was so patient, understanding, & helpful. He was just so gentle and sweet and answered every question that I & my mom had; even if we asked the same question twice! He also did an amazing job on my surgery & when people hear about the accident they are always amazed at his awesome work, so of course I constantly recommend him to whomever will listen or wants the very best doctor out there! I was so lucky to have been his patient.  Respond
RID: 2598652
24/03/13 5 5 5 5 I went to Dr. Nichter for the mommy makeover in Nov. 2012. From the start, Dr. Nichter and his staff made me feel comfortable and well cared for. They answered all my questions before and after the procedure. The surgery went prefect with and I felt well prepared and informed on how the recovery was going to be. The best part is the thin and well placed tummy tuck scar which is completely hidden under my new bikinis (YES.. I’m back in a Bikini after two kids!!!) and NO scars on the breast enlargement! I highly recommend the mommy makeover, I feel like I got my body back! I can’t thank Dr. Nichter and his staff enough! 
Paid (or co-pay): $13000
RID: 2587428
16/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Nichter is very caring and attentive. He listens to his patient and he is very serious about what he is doing. He pays attention to every detail and provides very useful suggestions.I felt very confident doing my procedure with him even though it was very difficult for me to decide if I want to go through any procedure or not. His staff and him self were very critical to provide me with the confidence of going through the procedure. I have done under eye, lipo suction of neck and the lite lift. After my procedures, no one asked me if I have done any kind of face lift. Every body think I just lost weight and this is what I really wanted. Just become a better version of myself with out loosing my old face. 
Paid (or co-pay): $10000
RID: 2585582
14/03/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Nichter is very caring with excellent bedside manners. I really appreciated the feeling of not being rushed to make my decision. All my questions were answered very kindly regardless. Also the fact he and his staff were very conscious of my health, and the fact they were working with my family doctor made me feel very safe and comfortable with the whole process. I feel his treatment was planned considering my individual needs. Dr. Nichter answered my entire questions pre/post op. My results are amazing; the healing process was as expected. I am very pleased with the results and very natural looking. I definitely recommend Dr. Nichter. His credentials are impressive, and he and his staff are highly knowledgeable, professional and caring. I had a lite-lift along with other procedures and am thrilled with the results.  Respond
RID: 2554382
08/02/13 5 5 5 5 Dr. Nichter is meticulous,caring and connected with me as his patient. I feel his treatment was planned considering my individual needs. His follow up care is fantastic. I feel that my surgery was art with a scalpel instead of a paint brush!  Respond
RID: 2529191
12/01/13 5 5 5 5 I consulted with few doctors before deciding to go with Dr Nichter. The doctors I saw before Dr Nichter were very cold and unapproachable. I was very impressed with him not only by his summary of qualifications but most importantly by his caring and approachable nature. Dr. Nichter and his staff made me feel comfortable about the whole process. I had my Ideal implant done and breast lift back in December 2009. I am so happy with the results. My breasts looked amazing and they are the perfect size for my body. I love them. The scars from my lift are not even visible anymore. I highly recommend Dr Nichter.  Respond
RID: 2451223
18/10/12 4 5 5 5 After speaking with several surgeons, I chose Dr. Nichter. I had a lite lift two months ago and could not be happier. Dr. Nichter is approachable, caring, communicative, friendly, and, most importantly, very competent.  Respond
RID: 2407520
22/08/12 5 5 5 5 I had breast augmentation done by Dr. Nichter in April 2012. Dr. Nichter and his staff did an amazing job explaining and helping me through the process. I had saline implants inserted through the belly button (TUBA). I am very happy with my results. I have no scars and had minimal pain during the recovery. Great doctor and facility and would recommend him to anyone! 
Paid (or co-pay): $5420
RID: 2355334
12/07/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Nichter (Huntington Beach, CA) performed a Lite Lift on me a year ago. The results were amazing with no visible scars. I am 70 and do not look it. Recently, I had lunch with my former boss who I hadn't seen in ten years. He could not get over how great I looked...Kept looking at me and shaking his head in amazement. Then he said "...well, you're Italian you must have olive oil in your skin" We both laughed but he will never know my secret. I write this to encourage others to have the Lite Lift.....  Respond
RID: 2342844
09/07/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Nichter and Pamela, his medical esthetician, are my heroes! After a Lite-Lift, liposuction on my neck, anspd an Omagi Blue Peel, my face and neck look amazing. The entire staff iis highly professional and caring. Follow up was thorough. Discomfort was minimal. I highly recommend Dr. Nichter! 
Paid (or co-pay): $9500
RID: 2126451
10/05/12 5 5 5 5 Best experience ever! Breast Augmentation Feb 2012...I was so impressed from the consultation to all the post-op appointments afterwards. Dr. Nichter answered all my questions pre/post op and I feel he really listened to how I wanted to look. My results are amazing, the healing process was a piece of cake and I only wish I had done this years ago. Everyone I have spoken to over the phone and in person at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery has been so helpful, I never once felt rushed or that my time was not important and I never had to wait more than a few minutes and even then, sometimes I had just enough time to put the robe on before I was seen. I was referred by a friend and since then I know others who have also had procedures performed by Dr. Nichter all with fabulous results.  Respond
18/04/12 SYSTEM: 2 positive duplicate or disallowed ratings automatically removed 
RID: 1826898
31/03/12 5 5 5 5 Soy una mujer de 64 años y fui al Dr. Nichter para una cirujia facial llamado "lite lift" y para un upper & lower blepharoplasty y tempo lift. Este procedimiento es mejor porque hay pocas inciciones, menos inchasones y moretones. La recuperacion es rapida y las suturas se disuelven solas. Estoy muy contenta con los resultados. Me opere el 21 de Octubre y para la navidad ya podia enseñar mi cara. Me dieron muchos elojios, aun las personas que no sabian de mi operacion. Gracias doctor por hacer un buen trabajo y quitarmen 10 años de encima.  Respond
RID: 1824781
30/03/12 5 5 5 5 After taking a year to decide, I had the lite lift in February. I am very pleased with the results, it is exactly what was promised and very natural looking. Dr. Nichter was very thorough in explaining everything as was the staff. Follow-up visits are helpful-I only wish I hadn't waited so long.  Respond
RID: 1736548
12/03/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. N is absolutely amazing and def. did my surgery exactly to how I was wanting (breast augmentation). They are perfect size & so natural, which was HUGE for me. My main concern w having the surgery was my scaring tendancies (I have previous bad scaring resulting in keloids). Dr. N was the only Dr. that gve me the option of going through an old scar, it is on my upper adomin below my breast but right in the middle. Not only did he go through the old scar (which didn't give me any new scars on my body), he did a scar revision as well. It was perfect! I am 2.5 months past my surgery & i couldn't be happier! My boobs look amazing & my scar is a million times better than before. If you're looking for an amazing Dr. w amazing staff that you can def. rely on giving you exactly what you want, Dr. Nichter is the Dr to go to.  Respond
RID: 1703316
02/02/12 5 5 5 5 I definitely recommend Dr. Nichter. His credentials are impressive, and he and his staff are highly knowledgeable, professional and caring. I had a lite-lift along with other procedures and am thrilled with the results. At the same time, I had a blue peel with Pamela Lee, the medical aesthetician in his office, and she was exceptionally supportive during my recovery.  Respond
RID: 1702434
01/02/12 5 5 5 5 Upon the suggestion of my family doctor I made an appointment to see Dr. Nichter for a breast reduction precedure. Being a male, I wanted my form to be more "male like" and was bothered by the slight odd look of my chest. I have to say my personal doctor gave me such good advice because I have never been happier than now. Everything about this procedure was right. The visits were discreet and Dr. Nichter was superb. He and staff made me feel so at home and comfortable. Everything about my experience was the best...the appointments, before and followup appointments were always helpful and timely. Dr. Nichter promised I would like the results and he was so right! You will NOT be dissatisfied with your choice of seeing Dr. Nichter, a GREAT doctor. 
Paid (or co-pay): $4000
RID: 1685374
12/01/12 5 5 5 5 In preparation for my breast implants, I went to a total of 7 consultations all around the Huntington Beach to Fountain Valley; CA. area. I also did extensive research on their credentials and went through their profiles before booking for an appointment. Dr. Nichter was the 3rd surgeon I consulted with, and I chose to come back with him because of his extensive knowledge. He made me feel comfortable and educated me on the procedure, and what I was going to expect. On Christmas day, a week after my procedure, I had an allergic reaction due to my diet and stress. I was covered in hives and was feeling horrible. Even though Dr. Nichter was on his vacation, he came in an hour after receiving my distressed voice message. He sat down with me and took his time to narrow down the problem and prescribed me the right medications. As I was driving home, his partner Dr. Horowitz also called me from his personal cell phone asking if anyone had gotten back to me. I am very pleased with my experience!  Respond
RID: 1681057
09/01/12 5 5 5 5 Dr. Nichter performed reconstructive surgery on my daughter's skull when she was 18 months old.Had s henot had the procedure there was a possibility she would have had brain damage. My daughter is now 20 years old and an honors nursing student. While at her clinicals a few surgeons asked to check her scar and feel her skull they were amazed that she had no physical limitations or learning diabilities and they commented on how beautiful she is. They also told her that Dr. Nichter did an amazing job that the procedure she had had a 40% survival rate and often had some physical and learning limitations. My daughter is a black belt in Taekwondo, played basketball, volleyball and ran track. Now an Honor Nursing student. Thank you Dr. Nichter 
Insurance: Aetna
RID: 1674058
01/01/12 5 5 5 5 My experience having lite-lift surgery with Dr. Nichter was very positive. The entire staff exhibited professional yet personal treatment. All involved were obviously very experienced. I recommend this physician and his team with no reservations.  Respond
RID: 1650043
01/12/11 5 5 5 5 Wonderful surgeon. Highest qualifications and exceptional result for my eyelid surgery. Highly recommended.  Respond
RID: 1143597
06/04/10 5 5 5 5 I did alot of research in finding the right doctor for the various physical enhancements that I wanted for my body. I was impressed by his educational background and the fact that he teaches other surgeons. Dr. Nichter met all the criteria I had in choosing the perfect doctor. Dr. Nichter told me exactly what to expect throughout each of my surgeries. I realized that if I followed his advice it helped in the success and expedience of the healing process. Surgery is a serious trauma to the body, you need to nuture your body and respect the healing process. Any little diversion from the healing process is not good, listen and follow all the recommendations and advice that you get. They offer a healing kit that has arnica for bruises and various items you need in the healing process, buy it, it is worth every penny. His staff is very professional and helpful and I felt very comfortable working with them throughout the surgery process.  Respond
RID: 1003261
05/10/09 5 4 5 5 Dr. Nichter did a beautiful job on my eyelid surgery. They look very natural. He is a fantastic surgeon. 
Paid (or co-pay): $3500
RID: 998615
29/09/09 1 2 1 1 Before they have your money, they gave good service and the doctor was very impressive and nice during the consulation. After the down payment, the complete opposite. His assistant was a total airhead when it came to keeping up with my file and screwed many things up. The doctor took her side of course even though I was unhappy with many things that were the fault of the office. As for my surgery, I look the same! No improvement and the doctor lead me to believe it will look they way I want. I wasted my money and he made excuses for the results. My friends said that it did not make a difference. THis guy has bad bedside manners and can be a jerk. After I complained, he made me feel like there was something wrong with me and he doesn't admit his mistakes. He also asked me not to return to his office as well. There is something sneaky about him that I don't trust, I wish I can get my money back. I felt the red flags in the beginning but ignored them because I heard he was good.  Respond
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