Michael Niccole, MD, FACS

Voted by his patients as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons In Orange County,” Dr. Michael Niccole is the founder and Medical Director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa. Since opening the doors in 1982, he has turned CosmetiCare into one of the most successful multi-specialty cosmetic rejuvenation centers in Southern California. Dedicated to his work as a plastic surgeon, Orange County resident Dr. Niccole loves helping people, and it shows with every patient he sees.

He has been honored over the years for his abilities as a surgeon and his countless humanitarian efforts. The MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association) chose him as their “Man of the Year” in 2008 for his continued humanitarian efforts dedicated to reconstructing lives for children and adults through donated plastic surgery. Additionally, he was honored at the MDA’s Gala fundraiser, “Gift of Hope.”


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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
  • Medical Degree, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Medical School Surgical Internship, University of California, CA
  • Irvine Surgical Residency, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) Residency, University of California, Irvine, CA
  • Irvine Plastic Surgery Residency, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Facial Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Orange County and Long Beach Medical Associations
  • Lipoplasty Society of North America
  • American Medical Association
  • American Burn Association
  • American Council of Otolaryngology
  • The Double Boarded Society

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Resident, University of California, Irvine
  • Physician’s Recognition Award, American Medical Association
  • Humanitarian of the Year, Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children
  • Man of the Year, Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Included in Consumer Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons” 
  • Voted OC Weekly’s “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” multiple years, most recently in 2018
  • Voted “Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Orange County” by the Orange County Register’s Reader’s Poll
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