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Meet Our Staff

Meet our skilled and compassionate staff, dedicated to enhancing your beauty and confidence seamlessly.

Dr. John Compoginis

MD., F.A.C.S.

Dr Compoginis 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.

Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom

MD., F.A.C.S.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, is the Medical Director and Owner of Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA. Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom is a native of the Midwestern US and has adopted New England as her home for the past 30 years.

Dr. Ekstrom is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Her special interests include breast surgery, facial rejuvenation using liposuction, dermal fillers and Beauty injections®, and body contouring using a variety of state-of-the art techniques. Dr. Ekstrom works with both Mentor Corporation and McGhan (Allergan) implant companies as an investigator using silicone implants in reconstruction and breast lift patients. She offers “quick recovery” breast augmentation and in-office small volume liposuction in which you save money by paying no hospital fees and no general anesthesia. Customized tummy tuck procedures are also one of her interests.

Watercolor painting, glass flame work, and photography are included in Dr. Ekstrom’s artistic interests, and she enjoys gardening and teaching financial and investment skills to women. Dr. Ekstrom raised two sons and a daughter, now grown, and resides in the central Massachusetts area.

Dr. Juris Bunkis

MD., F.A.C.S.

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

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 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.

Dr. Staci Compoginis

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

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

Dr. Staci Compoginis applies her knowledge by designing unique recipes and producing nutritious, simple, and delicious eating plans that promote a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Staci Compoginis specializes in one-on-one customized weight loss plans. Dr. Staci Compoginis 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.

Sasha

Medical Assistant

Sasha serves as our back office medical assistant and marketing coordinator. She was raised in Menlo Park, California and moved to Orange County to attend Chapman University.

While at Chapman she participated on the Women’s Water Polo team, served on her Sorority Counsel and obtained her bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences with a Pre-Med emphasis with minors in Philosophy and Arabic. She will be applying to medical school in the future in hopes of becoming a future Plastic Surgeon.

This winter season Sasha is excited to see all the festive holiday lights and go snowboarding at Mt. Hood in Oregon!

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.

Gabriela Rios

Bilingual Patient Coordinator

I was born in Mexico but split my time growing up between Chicago and California. In high school, I took classes at both my community college and UCI to help fulfill my pre-requisites for college. I became my graduating class Valedictorian and I attended UCLA shortly thereafter. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Latin American Studies. I am fluent in English and Spanish and am relearning Sign language at this time.

During my free time, I enjoy completing escape rooms with my fiancé, hiking, and spending time with my family. I am also a member of a running club in Santa Ana.

Judy

Bilingual Patient Coordinator

Judy Saucedo, a seasoned professional hailing from Texas, is a valuable member of the Orange County Plastic Surgery staff as our bilingual Patient Care Coordinator. Judy studied Business & Management in college and has brought a unique blend of administrative expertise to our team. Beyond her role as our bilingual patient coordinator, Judy is also a certified boxing instructor and personal trainer, reflecting her commitment to a healthy and active lifestyle.

Judy’s relocation to our clinic underscores her dedication to professional growth and adapting to new challenges. She thrives in a collaborative environment, cherishing the opportunity to work alongside her colleagues to provide exceptional service to our patients.

Judy’s multifaceted skills, from patient care to business management to athletic training, contribute to the dynamic and supportive atmosphere at our clinic. Her commitment to the well-being of our patients aligns seamlessly with our clinic’s ethos, making her an invaluable asset to our team.