Michael Niccole, M.D.

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Voted by his patients as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons In Orange County.”

Michael Niccole, M.D.

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.”

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  • 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

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


  • 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”

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Post-Breast Augmentation At-Home Workouts That Work

Many women get breast augmentations to improve the look of their breasts, whether to enlarge or provide a more full, lifted appearance. For the best results, after your breast augmentation, you may be advised to perform certain exercises. If recommended, your surgeon will go over these with you after surgery.  As always, it’s important to follow all instructions to achieve the best results. For some, implant exercises are a vital part of the process to ensure soft, full breasts after surgery. As your breasts continue to change during the course of your recovery, these exercises aim to help breasts appear more natural. Here are some exercises your surgeon might recommend, depending on your procedure.


Medial Displacement for Submuscular Implants

This exercise can be started the first day after surgery. Your cleavage is dictated by the width of your sternum and origin of your pectoralis muscles, so it’s important to not push the implant past a certain point, but instead, stretch the envelope wall so that the implant can reach the medial position.

The medial displacement exercise is done by crossing your hands to either side of your chest, cupping your breasts, and compressing them towards the center to achieve cleavage. This exercise should be done twice a day, holding the stretch for two seconds and completing five cycles.

It’s important to remember that this exercise is for submuscular implants only, so double check with your surgeon before performing these exercises.


Upward Breast Implant Exercise

This exercise is performed to combat capsular contracture. After your implants have dropped into position, it is crucial to maintain a space for the implant to move within for a softer, more natural feel. Medial implant exercises help combat gravity and the pectoralis muscle as they try to push the implants downward.

To perform the exercise, place your hand at the level of the inframammary fold. Keep your pinky finger at the same level of the chest while rotating the palm down and compressing the lower portion of your breast. Your implant should move away from the compression and you’ll see the fullness in the upper portion of the breast while feeling tightness. Perform this twice daily, 5 times each and hold the position for 2 seconds.  Again, always check with your surgeon first as they may have different recommendations.


Downward Breast Implant Exercise

This implant exercise will help give your breasts a more natural look and feel and allow them to move about in a natural way. Basically the opposite of the Upward Breast Implant Exercise, this helps push the implants down so that they don’t always appear too high on the chest.

To perform this exercise, place your hand flat and close on the upper portion of your breast just above the nipple. Apply gentle pressure to force the implant down until it slides to the lower area of the pocket and fills out the lower breast fold. Hold the position for 2 seconds and return to the original position. Like the other exercise, perform this twice daily, 5 times and hold the position for two seconds.  Your surgeon will advise if this is best for you.

millennial men

Plastic surgeons are seeing more appointments from males for cosmetic procedures, including male rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, enables men to reshape their nose and enhance their overall facial aesthetic.


Reasons for Male Rhinoplasty

There are many reasons why males might get rhinoplasty, but the end goal is always to improve their overall life in one way or another.

  • To improve aesthetic: One of the main reasons why males may choose to have a rhinoplasty is to improve their facial aesthetic so that their nose is proportionate with their other facial features. Specific examples of common problems that can be fixed with male rhinoplasty are a dorsal hump, nasal width, asymmetry, and prominent or drooping nasal tip.
  • Correct structural defects: Correcting structural defects is one of the main reasons we see patients for rhinoplasties as well. Defects such as a deviated septum can cause breathing issues, making a simple function difficult. The most common symptom is nasal congestion and difficulty breathing and deviated septums can also cause sinus infections and snoring. While they may not be hazardous to your health, deviated septums can cause an issue in your daily life.



The first step in the process for male patients who are interested in rhinoplasty is to have a thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. This is when all of your questions are answered about your rhinoplasty procedure. There are a few questions we encourage you to ask during your consultation to make sure you’ve found the right plastic surgeon. Always make sure your surgeon is board-certified and has performed the procedure many times. At CosmetiCare in Orange County, board-certified plastic surgeons have performed thousands of rhinoplasty procedures. Wherever you choose to have a consultation, your surgeon should take a look at the inside of your nose to check for breathing issues and discuss the goals of the surgery with you. At your consultation, your plastic surgeon will tell you if you are a good candidate for the procedure.



Typically performed on an outpatient basis, male rhinoplasty can be done either open or closed. While both involve incisions within the internal nostril region, there are a few differences between them.

  • Open Rhinoplasty: This method involves an external incision on the undersurface of the columella, which is the middle tissue between the nostrils. This method allows your surgeon to make changes to and reconstruct the nose easily. Open rhinoplasty is very common and sometimes used for noses that have been previously operated on or those with difficult anatomy.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: In this method, all incisions are made within the nose with no external cuts. Through these incisions, the nose is shaped for subtle changes to soften and improve the balance of the facial structure.


Recovery and Downtime

While recovery and downtime alter from patient to patient, downtime is typically a one to two week period. While you can resume most normal activities, it’s best to speak with your surgeon about what to avoid. It’s best to avoid situations where your nose can get bumped while it is healing. You may be required to alter the position in which you sleep so that your nose doesn’t shift while you’re asleep.


Different Types of Cosmetic Nose Surgeries

Did you know that there are different types of cosmetic nose surgeries? Rhinoplasty, also called a nose job, is something people of any gender can choose to do to enhance their overall appearance. It’s also performed on patients with structural nasal defects that can result in breathing difficulties. There are a few different types of cosmetic nose surgeries, so it’s important to consult with your surgeon to find out which is best for you.

Here are the four different types of rhinoplasty:

Closed Rhinoplasty

A common type of rhinoplasty, all of the incisions involved in the procedure are done within the nose, so there are no external scars. The procedure involves lifting the soft tissue upward so that the bone and cartilage is accessible to perform the procedure.

There are many benefits to a closed rhinoplasty:

  • Reduced Nasal Tissue Irritation: Because there is no columellar incision, patients don’t experience as much irritation as much as those who have an open rhinoplasty.
  • Lessened detectable scarring: With all incisions done within the nose, there are no external scars.
  • Faster Procedure and Recovery: Patients experience less time in the operating room and a faster recovery because there is no external incision.

Open Rhinoplasty

This type of rhinoplasty is used on patients who need extensive work done to their nose. Incisions are made in the skin between your nostrils underneath the nose, called the columella. That skin is then lifted so that the surgeon can see the inside of the nasal cavity so that they can more easily perform reshaping. After open rhinoplasty, your surgeon will place a splint on your nose to protect it and help support it so that it stays in the ideal position and works against gravity. Splints are typically worn for one week, but this will differ from patient to patient.

Open rhinoplasty may work best for patients with these issues:

  • Genetic Structural Defects: These may be from cleft lip palate that prevents the nose from taking in the air easily.
  • Acquired Defects: Noses can get damaged from sports or other accidents. Open rhinoplasty may work best for patients who have experienced trauma to the nose and requires grafting.
  • Previous Nose Job: Because the nose has been worked on before, open rhinoplasty may be necessary to more easily correct any issues.  


Filler Rhinoplasty (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty)

It’s good to know that there are non-surgical options as well.  With non-surgical rhinoplasty, also sometimes referred to as a non-surgical nose job, no incisions are made, but an injectable filler is used to correct minor imperfections. Results from fillers are not permanent but are long-lasting.

Revision Rhinoplasty

This surgery is performed after the patient has already received a rhinoplasty. Patients may have a revision rhinoplasty if they went to another surgeon and are unhappy with the results. They may also simply seek further changes to their nose that weren’t corrected during the first surgery. The main reason for revision rhinoplasty is breathing difficulty or a bump that occurred after their previous surgery that they’d like touched-up.