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Michael Niccole, M.D.

Dr. Michael Niccole

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.

Dr. Niccole has extensive experience and a refined technique in performing many cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. His skills as a surgeon and the positive results seen on thousands of satisfied patients have helped him create recognition for CosmetiCare around the world, receiving patients from Germany, Italy, France, England, Australia, Israel, Costa Rica, and a host of other countries.

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.” 

Dr. Niccole was selected by the Consumer’s Research Council of America as one of the TOP PLASTIC SURGEONS IN AMERICA and included in the “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons.”  Due to his leadership, CosmetiCare was voted one of the “Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Orange County” (multiple times) by The Orange County Register’s “Peoples’ Choice” and published in its guide, “The Best of Orange County.”

Request a consultation today to learn how Dr. Niccole can help you look your very best.


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

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Otolaryngology


  • State of California
  • State of Utah

Professional Organizations

  • 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


  • Outstanding Resident, University of California, Irvine
  • Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association
  • “Humanitarian of the Year,” Sojourn Services for Battered Women and their Children for donated reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence
  • Chosen as “Man of the Year” – honored June 2008 by the Muscular Dystrophy Association for humanitarian efforts
  • Included in Consumer Research Council of America’s “Guide to America’s Top Plastic Surgeons”
  • Voted OC Weekly "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" multiple years, most recently in 2018  
  • CosmetiCare has been named one of the “Best Plastic Surgery Centers in Orange County” by the Orange County Register’s “Reader's Poll” and listed in the annual guide to “The Best of Orange County”

Volunteer Work

  • Member, Rotaplast International
  • Leader, Rotaplast International, Argentina Trip, where 199 reconstructive surgeries were performed on children & adults with congenital deformities
  • Donated reconstructive surgery to children and adults living with congenital deformities in Alamos, Mexico
  • Founder, Magic Mirror Foundation – created to help those with deformities live more normal lives through donated plastic surgery
  • Sojourn Services for Battered Women & their Children

Media Appearances

  • The Today Show
  • Good Morning America
  • ABC News: 20/20
  • The Doctors
  • ABC's "The View"
  • "Anderson" with Anderson Cooper
  • Discovery Health Channel: “Plastic Surgery Before & After”
  • Dateline NBC: Chronicling patients before and after surgery
  • ABC Eyewitness News: “Laser Live”
  • ABC Eyewitness News: Fuller lips through injectable fillers
  • ABC Eyewitness News: Tattoo Removal
  • KCAL News: Ultrasonic Liposuction
  • NBC “Hardcopy”: Liposuction & Computer Imaging
  • NBC “Extra”: Teenage Plastic Surgery
  • NBC “Extra”: Celebrity Plastic Surgery
  • The Dr. Oz Show
  • “E” Entertainment Channel: Celebrity Plastic Surgery
  • Bravo Channel: The Real Housewives of Orange County
  • Lifetime Channel: This Time Next Year
  • Montel Williams: Silicone Breast Implants
  • Harper’s Bazaar Magazine
  • People
  • In Touch Magazine
  • US Magazine
  • The Orange County Register
  • OC Weekly
  • Los Angeles Times & Times Orange County