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Franciscan Plastic Surgery-Pearl Place

About Dr. Nichols

Dr. Chris Nichols, a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. He trained in General Surgery at Columbia's Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Nichols received his medical degree from The University of Florida College of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University. Dr. Nichols is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc. and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons, Pierce County Medical Society and the American Medical Medical Association. Dr. Nichols and his wife Susan moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2008 and enjoy the vast array of outdoor activities that the area provides including snowboarding, hiking, kite surfing and kayaking. They welcomed their son Remy in January 2011. Dr. Nichols is proud to serve the Tacoma and surrounding areas in all areas of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, including his dedication to breast cancer reconstruction.

More information about Dr. Nichols

More information on Plastic Surgery Board Certification

View recent magazine article featuring Dr. Chris Nichols

Franciscan Plastic Surgery surgeons and staff attended the 2013 Komen Lunch for a Cure. More 2013 Photos click here. You can support our local chapter of Komen for the Cure - Puget Sound here. 2012 Komen Lunch for a Cure photos. 2011 Komen Lunch for a Cure photos

Our Staff

The staff at Pearl Plastic Surgery is devoted to providing exceptional patient care to all of our patients. From your first contact with our office to scheduling surgery with Tara or Donna, your experience will be worry free and comforting. Our nurse, Lauren, has been a registered nurse for 7 years and is devoted to the delivering superb medical care while listening to your needs and guiding you throughout your care. All of our Medical Spa Services are performed by Rebecca, a licensed and certified Clinical Aesthetician with 14 years experience. Our cosmetic surgery patients are always seen by both Dr. Nichols and our Cosmetic Registered Nurse, Nicol, who will be with you every step of the way, from initial consult to follow ups, to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Amy, and Jannette, our Cosmetic Registered Nurse Injectors, have over 14 years combined nursing experience and both have been specially trained and have additional certifications in anti-aging treatments including Botox, Dysport and wrinkle fillers. We strive to offer the latest products and techniques while giving the best care possible for an enjoyable and informative experience.


Amy, RN

Amy has over 11 years of nursing experience in many aspects of nursing, including Sedation, Gastroenterology and Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. Amy realized early on that she has a passion for medical aesthetics and clinical nursing and has focused her energy in this field. Her experience includes gastrointestinal (GI) surgery, aesthetics with a focus on facial injectables and neuromodulators (wrinkle fillers and Botox/Dysport) and cosmetic surgery. She received her certificate in Aesthetic Consulting through The Aesthetic Practice Association (TAPA). Amy is a Washington State native; she enjoys living in North Tacoma where she was born and raised. When she isn't here in the office, Amy enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she is working out, contributing to PTA functions as the president and enjoying time with family and friends.


Penney, RN

Penney is the newest addition to our clinical team and comes to us with over 24 years of nursing experience, mostly in surgery including orthopedics. Penney has recently moved to WA and has lived and worked as a nurse across the US including Montana, Arizona and Georgia. She is looking forward to educating and providing exceptional care to all of our patients with a focus on breast cancer patients. When Penney is not providing superior care, she enjoys exercising, participating in her college alumni marching band flag team, traveling the world and spending time with her 3 cats, friends and family.


Jannette, RN Cosmetic Injector

Our newest Cosmetic Nurse Injector, Jannette decided to get her nursing degree after her experience as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Aesthetician and as a Massage Therapist. She has a combined 9 years working in the medical and aesthetic industry and is excited to learn new techniques. She is from Philadelphia and studied abroad in France and Germany. Jannette is married to Daniel of 16 years and is proud to be an army wife. They have a 15 year old cat named Ringo who has traveled the world including the lastest move to Washington in the summer of 2012. Jannette enjoys the outdoors, skiing, camping, hiking and recently purchased kayaks to explore what the Puget Sound has to offer. We welcome her to our team and are eager to introduce her to the South Puget Sound community.


Rebecca, Licensed Clinical Aesthetician

Rebecca, our licensed clinical Aesthetician, has over 14 years in the skincare and aesthetic industry. Her focus is on effective, result oriented skincare and educating our patients on lasers, office treatments and home care for optimal results. Rebecca has a passion for this industry and regularly attends educational seminars and trainings to keep up with the ever changing skincare and aesthetic business. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, hiking, biking and cooking.


Shannon, Licensed MASSAGE Practitioner

Shannon received her training at Everest College for MASSAGE Therapy-Spa Specialist. She decided to pursue massage therapy while working as a nursing assistant at St. Joseph's Medical Center, where she worked with medical, surgical and oncology patients. Shannon believes massageis important for enhancing overall health and well-being. She combines her techniques to offer atreatment plan specific to her clients needs. In her spare time she enjoys running, reading, cooking and a variety of outdoor activities. Services offered include Swedish MASSAGE, Deep Tissue MASSAGE, Aromatherapy MASSAGE, Hot Stone MASSAGE, Reflexology and Prenatal MASSAGE.


Tara, Surgery Scheduler

Tara joined our clinic in 2010 brings 8 years of medical office experience to providing first-rate customer service to all of our patients. From scheduling your first visit with our office to arranging your surgery, you will find her positive attitude, attention to detail and kindheartedness easy to work with. Tara moved to Tacoma from Ohio in 2010 with her military husband Chris and they have enjoyed exploring the Pacific NorthWest.



Serena, Medical Receptionist

Pearl Plastic Surgery welcomed Serena in early 2012 as our Patient Service Representative (medical receptionist) bringing over 9 years of medical experience to our clinic. Before joining Pearl Plastic Surgery, Serena's previous experience involved working at a Prompt Care facility and the Emergency Department. Serena has many hours of continuing education for customer service as well as numerous awards and certificates for her excellence. Her priority is treating our patients with respect and she helps to provide an overall outstanding experience for our patients. Serena enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, biking, fishing, boating and spending time with family and friends. Typically her adventures and spare time are spent with her 2 young boys.


Susan, Clinic Manager

Susan has worked in Plastic Surgery for 13 years, starting as Research Manager in a NIH lab. She has a BA in Biology from Southern Illinois University and studied for her Masters at Washington University in St. Louis. Before moving to Tacoma, she worked in medical sales for Olympus and as a Clinical Research Manager for an aesthetic company. Susan loves to travel but also enjoys the Pacific Northwest and the vast array of outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, camping, boating, SCUBA, kayaking and kite surfing when not entertaining son Remy.

Our Office

Our office features the most up-to-date patient care technology including the latest equipment and a Medical Spa that offers spa services performed by a Licensed Clinical Aesthetician and is overseen by Dr. Nichols. We've also eliminated all that paper and saved some trees! Our office is paperless, utilizing a state of the art electronic medical record system, which even allows you to fill out all that new patient "paperwork" from the comfort of your own home or office through our secure internet link. Ask for your personalized security code today to get started. Dr. Nichols also believes that patient education is key to a successful outcome, so he attends many conferences on the latest techniques in plastic and reconstructive surgery. We post the latest procedure information along with interesting news articles so that you can learn more about things you may have seen IN THE NEWS. Contact Us to submit your idea on a new or hot topic or something you've wanted to know more about but wasn't sure where to go.

Office Hours

Monday 9am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 9am - 6pm
Thursdays 8am - 4pm
Fridays 8am - 4pm
Saturday/Sunday CLOSED

Office Location & Map

Pearl Plastic Surgery is located on Pearl St at N 21st Street in Tacoma.

6002 North Westgate Blvd. Suite 160
Tacoma, WA 98406

Directions: I-5 to WA-16 toward Gig Harbor. Take the 6th Ave/Ruston Way exit.
At the 2nd stop light, make a right onto WA-163/Pearl St.
We are approximately 1/2 mile up on the left behind the RiteAid and Sound Credit Union.
Our office is located on the first floor of the brick medical building called Pearl Place.

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Dr. Chris Nichols is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Tacoma Washington specializing in all aspects of cosmetic and plastic surgery
including breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty and more.
6002 North Westgate Blvd. Suite 160, Tacoma, WA 98406