Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS |
Dr. Larry Nichter has been performing Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Southern California since 1985. His outstanding surgical skills and warm way with patients continues 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 appeared on TV and Radio. He has been acknowledged in Orange Coast Magazine as one of "The Best Plastic Surgeons in Orange County" each year since1996 when the survey began. This listing was adapted from The Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region, yearly since 1996 published by Woodward/White. This survey is based on interviews with thousands of physician specialists and fellow Plastic Surgeons in the Pacific Region selecting which specialists they would feel most comfortable sending a friend, loved one or themselves for Plastic Surgery.
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. Dr. Nichter completed his Plastic & Reconstructive surgery residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center. In addition he completed several advanced Plastic Surgical Fellowships at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Dr. Nichter received a Masters of Science degree in Surgery from the University of Virginia. He has extensive training in advanced Aesthetic Surgical Procedures. Following his 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 over the past two decades.
Dr. Nichter has extensive training and experience in Cosmetic Surgery. He has performed thousands of surgeries for the face, eyes and body including breast augmentation, lift and reduction, liposuction, nose reshaping, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peel, upper and lower eyelid surgery, face lift and forehead lift. He is skilled in the latest techniques including minimal scar Eyelid, Brow, Cheek, Neck and Breast lifts, Augmentation and Reduction. Advanced techniques such as laser and Endoscopic assisted surgery are commonly incorporated to minimize recovery times, and maximize aesthetic results. Dr. Nichter’s reconstructive surgical experience concentrates on minimal scar breast reconstruction, repair/correction of skin cancer, traumatic and congenital deformities including craniofacial deformities, birthmarks, prominent ears, burns, and hand deformities. The special techniques and challenges of reconstructive surgery have enhanced his skills and brought added dimension to his approach of the intricacies in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Nichter’s awards and honors are extensive. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Surgery and has Certification of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). He is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery, American Society for Laser Medicine and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons among others. Dr. Nichter has received several exemplary honors and awards for exceptional medical and surgical abilities in plastic surgery and excellence in the advancement of plastic surgery. Some of these honors and awards include Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society, a medical honor society which comprises the top ten percent of medical students, the "Outstanding Surgical Resident Award" at UCLA and "Outstanding Resident Award" for the state of Virginia The University of Virginia also honored him by establishing the "Larry S. Nichter Award" to award for outstanding plastic surgery research. He has authored more than 120 scientific publications on the field of plastic surgery, several book chapters, and has lectured extensively. He has served on the editorial board of The Annals of Plastic Surgery and as a reviewer for The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Nichter is an Examiner for the American Board of Plastic Surgery and former Subsection Chairman of the Inservice Examination Committee. He has served on several Committees and as Course Instructor for the American Society of Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Nichter has achieved international recognition for his outstanding work and experience in Plastic and Reconstructive adult and pediatric surgery and has served as a Visiting Surgeon both locally at UCLA, Loma Linda, and UCI, nationally and internationally in countries including South America, Central America, and the Far East. In addition to treating unique, difficult and unusual problems referred to him by other physicians near and far, he also donates several weeks of his time annually to help treat those less fortunate around the world. Dr. Nichter is President and Founder of the Plasticos Foundation, a non profit group which provides reconstructive care to needy children abroad and in this country and trains surgeons so that they may be self sufficient. A recent film of an Interplast trip in which he was a team leader to Vietnam received an Oscar Award for the best Short Documentary Film. He dedicates hundreds of selfless hours to developing countries where he performs surgery and provides training to local surgeons. Over the past two decades he has been on more than thirty medical missions. In addition to maintaining his busy private practice, he maintains the rank of Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the USC School of Medicine and has served as Visiting Professor at other leading universities.
From the initial consultation through the postoperative period, Dr. Nichter demonstrates a unique level of care, compassion and talent. He has an exceptional ability to understand his patients' needs and goals towards self-improvement through the art of cosmetic & reconstructive surgery.
· Graduate, Boston University Medical School (Honors)
· General Surgery Residency, UCLA Medical Center
· Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Virginia Medical Center
· Hand, Microvascular, Craniofacial and Burn Fellowships, University of Virginia
· Master of Science in Surgery (M.S.), University of Virginia
· Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
· Certification of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand
· Board Certified, American Board of Surgery
· Fellow, American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
· Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (F.A.A.P.)
· American Society of Plastic Surgeons
· American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
· American Association of Plastic Surgeons
· American Society For Head And Neck Surgery
· American Society For Surgery of The Hand
· American Society For Reconstructive Microsurgery
· American Society For Laser Surgery
· American Association For Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
· Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
· Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
· California Society of Plastic Surgeons
· Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery, USC
· Guest Board Examiner, American Board of Plastic Surgery
· President and Founder, Plasticos Foundation