Meet The Staff of Orange County Plastic Surgery

Dr. Juris Bunkis, MD FACS

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Juris Bunkis, is the Medical Director and Owner of Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Juris Bunkis is an internationally known plastic surgeon, diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Such procedures include his Natural A to V Facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, tummy tucks, liposuction and body contouring, laser skin resurfacing, and various noninvasive office procedures.

Dr. Bunkis is one of the handful of plastic surgeons in the Newport Beach area who performs buttocks, pectoral, and calf implant surgery. In 2010, Dr. Bunkis assisted with the launching of the MD Performance professional skin care line of products.

He is an innovative plastic surgeon and teacher, whose skills and artistry are sought from patients around the greater Los Angeles/Orange County/San Diego areas and rest of the United States.

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Education & Training

Dr. Juris Bunkis

Upon graduating from the University of Toronto Medical School, Dr. Bunkis completed a general surgery residency at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Columbia University in New York and the Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University in Boston. This was followed by board certification in general surgery. He subsequently returned to Harvard University to complete a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

In 1981, he became board certified in plastic surgery and joined the plastic surgery faculty at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine as assistant professor of surgery for the division of plastic surgery. During this time, Dr. Bunkis served as chief of plastic surgery at the San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Bunkis has been in private practice, specializing in aesthetic surgery since 1984.

Skills & Specialties

Dr. Juris Bunkis

Dr. Juris Bunkis is an internationally known plastic surgeon, diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Such procedures include his Natural A to V Facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, tummy tucks, liposuction and body contouring, laser skin resurfacing, and various noninvasive office procedures.

Dr. Bunkis is one of the handful of plastic surgeons in the Newport Beach area who performs buttocks, pectoral, and calf implant surgery. In 2010, Dr. Bunkis assisted with the launching of the MD Performance professional skin care line of products. He is an innovative plastic surgeon and teacher, whose skills and artistry are sought from patients around the greater Los Angeles area and rest of the United States.

Professional membership

Dr. Juris Bunkis is a member of numerous professional organizations:

  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
  • Latvian Medical and Dental Association
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Certifications & Licensure

Dr. Juris Bunkis is an internationally known plastic surgeon, diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He specializes in both surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. Such procedures include his Natural A to V Facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, tummy tucks, liposuction and body contouring, laser skin resurfacing, and various noninvasive office procedures.

Dr. Bunkis is one of the handful of plastic surgeons in the Newport Beach area who performs buttocks, pectoral, and calf implant surgery. In 2010, Dr. Bunkis assisted with the launching of the MD Performance professional skin care line of products. He is an innovative plastic surgeon and teacher, whose skills and artistry are sought from patients around the greater Los Angeles area and rest of the United States.

Personal Life & Beyond

Dr. Juris Bunkis

Dr. John Compoginis

Dr. Compoginis (Dr C) is thrilled to be joining the premier Newport Beach plastic surgery practice, Orange County Plastic Surgery. Dr C is a California native who appreciates the rich culture and beauty the Golden State has to offer. He has been educated at some of the finest U.S. institutions including the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Southern California. He is a double board certified surgeon who has successfully completed a general surgery residency and a second residency in plastic & reconstructive surgery. This unique dual training allows him to offer exceptional surgical care to his patients.

Articles written by Dr. Compoginis have been published in major peer reviewed journals and have been cited by numerous authors. He has been invited to present his research articles at several of the most elite medical conferences in the U.S. He continues to be an active participant in academic surgery and medicine and always stays current with the latest advancements and techniques. He practices the full spectrum of plastic surgery but specializes in body contouring, liposuction, mommy makeovers, breast surgery, and fat transfers, especially BBL’s.

With over twelve years of post-graduate education and training, and seven years of private practice in the Pasadena area, Dr. Compoginis has developed sophisticated techniques and employs state of the art treatments. He is a caring and compassionate physician who will be dedicated to you and your personal goals.

Jo Cattell

Practice Administrator

Jo fills the role of Office Manager at Orange County Plastic Surgery, working directly with Dr. Bunkis and his team since 2016. She has almost 35 years experience in the medical field and has a passion for plastic surgery. Born and raised in California, she enjoys time with her husband, children, grandchildren and two chocolate labs. She is compassionate, caring and helps provide a pleasant visit for all of our patients. She coordinates surgeries and will walk you through the whole process from beginning to end.

Diana Gutierrez

Patient Coordinator

Hi, my name is Diana. I was raised in Orange County, CA and attended University of Irvine where I will be obtaining my Bachelors in Criminology. I have been in the surgery field for 4 years coordinating and ensuring patients get the best quality of treatment.

When I am not working, I enjoy spending time outdoors, hiking and traveling to new locations with my lovely partner and our two dogs Millie and Rosie. I also speak Spanish.

Tatiana Lim

Medical Assistant

Tatiana serves as our back office medical assistant and marketing coordinator. She was raised in Las Vegas, NV and moved to California to attend UC Irvine. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences and will be applying to physician assistant school in the future.

Tatiana is passionate about the digital arts and has freelanced as both a photographer and video editor. She has worked with several YouTubers and has created visual media for large-scale UC Irvine events. In her free time, Tatiana likes to try new food spots, thrift at flea markets, and travel.

Staci

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Staci is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She attended Loma Linda University where she completed her graduate degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and received a Masters of Science in Nutrition. She also received her Doctor of Public of Health degree in Nutrition from Loma Linda University.

For the last 5 years Staci has focused on perfecting the HCG weight loss program for her clients to help meet their goals. Staci has a passion for helping clients with medically monitored weigh loss. In addition to her passion for educating clients and weight loss counseling; Staci enjoys staying updated on the latest nutrition research in order to provide her clients with the top of the line nutritional guidance.

Staci applies her knowledge by designing unique recipes and producing nutritious, simple, and delicious eating plans that promote a healthy lifestyle. Staci specializes in one-on-one customized weight loss plans. Staci upholds her philosophy of helping clients obtain their individual goals of health, healing, and wholeness. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, cooking and spending time with her husband and family.