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Dr. Nick Carr

Dr. Nick Carr

MD, FRCSC – Vancouver, BC

Rated 5 out of 5
4 reviews

Dr. Nick Carr is a leading Vancouver specialist in cosmetic plastic surgery and has been certified as a plastic surgeon by the Fellow of the Royal College of Plastic Surgeons of Canada since 1990.

About Dr. Nick Carr

After graduating from UBC with the highest honours in his medical school class, Dr. Carr completed a fellowship year at renowned Harvard Medical School. His commitment to teaching plastic surgery has paralleled his thriving clinical practice; beginning with his appointment as Director of Vancouver General Hospital Plastic Surgery Unit, followed by Program Director of the UBC Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program and finally, as the Head of Plastic Surgery at UBC; a position he has now held for close to a decade. Distinguished for his technical skills and problem-solving capabilities, Dr. Carr is often the “go-to” plastic surgeon in tertiary care and complex cosmetic cases.

After more than 20 years in practice, Dr. Carr is one of Vancouver’s most experienced cosmetic plastic surgeons, specializing in breast, tummy and advanced facial techniques. Dr. Carr has performed hundreds of breast augmentations in his career and is renowned for his pioneer work with endoscopic and minimal incision techniques. Dr. Carr uniquely combines his technical expertise developed over decades with artistic visions to create a safe, natural-looking, esthetically-pleasing outcome for his patients.

Dr. Carr has been credited as one of Canada’s Top Cosmetic Surgeons, and he was peer chosen in 2007-2008 as one of “The Best Doctors in Canada”. His extensive knowledge and expertise in cosmetic surgical procedures has allowed him to be a frequently sought-after lecturer at plastic surgery conferences worldwide, and his personal and thorough approach ensures that his patients enjoy a rewarding experience and the best esthetic outcome. In 2012, Dr. Carr has once again been invited as one of the few Canadian plastic surgeons to be an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, a prestigious invitation extended to the most respected physicians in their respective specialties. Recently, he has been appointed as a member of BC’s Non-Hospital Medical/Surgical Facilities program.

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  • Honours BSc in Biology, University of British Columbia
  • MD, University of British Columbia – Gold Medal for highest ranking at graduation
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship – Subspecialty training in hand and microsurgery at Harvard University
  • I.B. Holubitsky Memorial Award (1990) – for student with qualities of surgical excellence
  • Department of Surgery Post Graduate Training – Master Teacher Award in Surgery (1996-1997)

Memberships & Organizations

  • Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • Northwest Society of Plastic Surgery
  • International Confederation of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Additional Information

  • Board Examiner (Plastic Surgery), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • Associate Clinical Professor, University of British Columbia, Department of Surgery
  • Past Medical Director, Plastic Surgery Unit, Vancouver General Hospital and Health Sciences Centre
  • Past Director of Residency Training Program for Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia
  • Current Head of the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of British Columbia
  • Member of the Non-Hospital Medical/Surgical Facilities Committee of the BC College of Physicians and Surgeons


Recent Reviews

Best in Canada

Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago

Dr. Nick Carr has a reputation for being one of the best plastic surgeons in Canada and I believe this to be true. I have seen him for two procedures both of which turned out beautifully and I couldn’t be happier with my results. Dr. Carr takes his time listening to your wants and desires and will be straightforward with you if they are unachievable. He and his staff are extremely professional and are up-to-date with all of the latest plastic surgery procedures. If you’re looking for beautiful, exceptional results then this is your surgeon!

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First class operation

Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago

A wonderful experience every step of the way! I’m a 62 year man who went in for a full-face lift, major liposuction in the belly and back area and revision of an ugly looking scar on my belly. Knowing I was in for seven hours of surgery, the whole thing seemed rather daunting as I walked into the OR. However, once on the table, Dr. Lee, the anesthetist, put me at ease with his friendliness and within seconds I felt a wonderful feeling come over me. In what seemed like an instant later I awoke to Nurse Elaine asking me how I felt. She handed me a mirror and despite the swelling, I could already see the exciting results of my facelift.

From that point on things just kept getting better and better! Each morning was exciting as I would get up to see ever growing improvements as I healed. After two months, the results on my face and body are amazing! My wife is practically giddy over my transformation and even my kids keep telling me how good I look! Everyone who sees me is astounded by the lack of any visible scarring on my face. And the ugly looking scar on my belly has practically vanished. Plus, I went from having a fat belly to having a six pack! I find the results utterly astonishing! Much better than I expected. I look and feel at least 10 years younger and my confidence in my appearance has skyrocketed. This is one of the best things I have ever done for myself.

Dr. Carr is a master at what he does! After my very extensive experience in his hands, I am convinced that you could not find a better plastic surgeon anywhere – certainly not in Vancouver and perhaps not even in LA or New York. While warm and supportive, he’s also a straight shooter who calls it as it is. If you can benefit from cosmetic surgery, he’ll tell you and will turn you away if you can’t. Also, the clinic’s pain management is flawless. At no time following the surgery did I feel any physical pain. Some discomfort yes – but never any pain.

Dr. Carr’s staff is also wonderful. Nurse Elaine is a real gem who’s with you from the time you wake up until you are fully healed, through a series of post op visits. Tammy, who arranges all the surgery did a first-class job of scheduling me at the earliest possible date and she makes me feel like I’m visiting a good friend every time I drop into the office. The reception crew, Cherysse, Amy and Karen are also fantastic and make me feel so welcome every time I have an appointment! I thank all of you!

In summary, Dr. Carr’s Office is a first-class operation. You won’t find better anywhere. The only downside is that he has a massive waiting list and it will take many months to get an initial consultation and many more months for your surgery. But as the adage goes, good things are worth waiting for. If I could give this place 6 stars I would.

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Michael R

Amazing staff

Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago

Dr Carr and his staff (Tammy, Elaine, Monica, cherrysse) are all amazing and they are professional and nurturing every step of the way.

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Rosanne M

Great results

Rated 5 out of 5
1 month ago

I had a breast augmentation done by Dr. Carr 16 years ago. They are still AMAZING!!!!

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Crystal S

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