Michael Niccole, MD, FACS

Chosen by his patients as one of Orange County's "Top Plastic Surgeons," Dr. Michael Niccole serves as the founder and Medical Director of CosmetiCare Plastic Surgery Center & MedSpa. Since its establishment in 1982, he has transformed CosmetiCare into a leading multi-specialty destination for cosmetic enhancements in Southern California. With a passion for his craft and a commitment to his community, Dr. Niccole finds immense joy in assisting individuals, which is evident in every patient encounter.

Throughout his career, Dr. Niccole has received recognition for his surgical expertise and humanitarian endeavors. In 2008, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) honored him as their "Man of the Year," acknowledging his ongoing dedication to reconstructing lives through pro bono plastic surgery for both children and adults. He was further celebrated 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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