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Dr. Christopher Nichols, MD

Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Nichols

Dr. Christopher Nichols, MD is a cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery specialist in Olympia, WA and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from University of Florida in 2001 and specializes in cosmetic, plastic & reconstructive surgery.

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Had a breast lift and reduction in August 2018. Entire experience excellent. Dr Nichols explained the procedures thoroughly, including drawing pictures of possible incisions, in easily understandable language. Patiently answered all my questions. Inspired confidence. After surgery experience also great. Minimal pain; healing nicely. Couldn’t recommend him more highly.
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Poor quality of care, lacks compassion and empathy. Left me with horrible scaring, adhesions and deformities. Will never recommend him.
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2 weeks ago I had a breast reduction / cosmetic reconstruction. Dr. Nichols did an amazing job. I am so in love with my smaller breast! Highly recommend Dr. Nichols and his entire staff, they are true professionals. Great experience.
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I am a 57 year old woman diagnosed with breast cancer I opted to have a double mastectomy was referred to doctor Nichols by my insurance carrier and I'm so glad I was. He's so very kind and attentive. He never left the room without answering any or all of my questions. His staff just rocks they are wonderful shout out to Emma. I've had my mastectomy and then reconstruction by Dr. Nichols I'm so pleased. He is really genuinely a nice person and very empathetic, he is an artist!
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About Me

Dr. Chris Nichols completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Washington University in St. Louis. He trained in general surgery at Columbia's Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Nichols graduated from The University...


  • Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Board Certifications


Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Residency Hospital
Washington University
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Internship Hospital
University of Florida
Medical School
Florida State University
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Plastic Surgery Education Foundation and Academy of Otolaryngology Poster. Motor Nerve Architecture and Peripheral Nerve Reg, 2007
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Research Grant ($9930) Determinants of Motor Neuron Pathway Specificity,., 2003-2005
  • Co-Investigator Award, First Prize. A paradigm Shift From Sensory to Motor Nerve Grafting to Improve Nerve Regeneration. Pla, 2007

Media & Publications

  • Urethral Reconstructive Surgery, Chapter 3., 2008
  • One Hundred Years of Progress in the Treatment of Apert Syndrome., May 2009
  • Choosing the correct functional assay: A comprehensive assessment of functional tests in the rat., 2005
  • Effect of motor versus sensory nerve grafts on peripheral nerve regeneration., 2004
  • Use of cold-preserved allografts seeded with autologous Schwann cells in the treatment of a long-gap peripheral nerve injury., 2007
  • The neuroregenerative effects of pre-injury FK-506 administration., 2006
  • Effect of Sciatic Nerve Injury on Gene Expression in Ventral Horn, Dorsal Root Ganglia and Sciatic Nerve. Muscle and Nerve.,
  • Motor nerve architecture and peripheral nerve regeneration., 2007

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Dr. Nichols' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Breast Reconstruction
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Dr. Nichols performs Breast Reconstruction more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nichols performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
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Dr. Nichols treats Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nichols treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Breast Surgical Procedure

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nichols performs Breast Surgical Procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nichols performs this procedure more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Nichols' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Atrophy
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lipomas
  • Liposuction
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Repair of Pigmentation Defect
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Removal
  • Wrinkles