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who can i go to for improvement of the shape and size of my cheeks ,chin, and jawline ?

What would be the cost of a birthmark removal?

what is better chemical peel or laser C02

Hello i have stretch mark on my belly. and i want to get ride of it and my belly look wired. would you tell me cost of tummy tuck and stretch mark remover.

how long does swelling last after arm lift surgery?

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Tom and I are very active people. We're both certified Scuba Divers, we hike and roller-blade, and ride our bicycles 40 miles each week. But, no matter how hard I exercised, I could never build the muscles in my calves and this really bothered me. Finally, I decided to do something about it - surgically. I called around and met several doctors who performed calf implant surgery. After much deliberation, I decided to go with Dr. Bunkis because I liked him the best. As it turned out, that was the best decision I could have ever made and it became the beginning of a friendship that has lasted almost ten years.

I say friendship because I truly do consider Dr. Bunkis to be my friend. My calf implant surgery was so successful that nobody would ever guess that they weren't real muscles - even the masseuse at the gym! But it was when my breast implants ruptured (old ones that were implanted by another surgeon many years prior) that Dr. Bunkis displayed both the skill and artistry that define his reputation. The silicone had ruptured and migrated and Dr. Bunkis literally had to remove it, piece-by piece, without damaging any of the natural breast tissue. He replaced the ruptured implants with newer ones that have stayed soft and wonderful ever since.

Over the years, I have visited the office on several occasions, more recently for a facelift and eye tuck. My husband even had his eyelids done. We both feel that we look young for our age, which is great because we feel young for our age! Now the outside radiates what we both feel inside. I went for a job interview recently and was hired for a position that would generally be given to a much younger person. That was the best compliment I could have ever been given.

Dr. Bunkis is really an artist. I have always been comfortable about having surgery. I've never worried about the outcome because I have always known that he would do his best, because he is the best.
- Lynda Du Ross
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  • Cosmetic Surgeons
  • Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Vein Treatment Specialists
  • 1968-74 University of Toronto
  • 1974-76 Columbia University
  • 1976-77 Harvard University
  • 1977-78 Columbia University
  • 1979-81 Harvard University

Juris Bunkis, M.D. is an innovative plastic surgeon who specializes in aesthetic surgery. Dr. Bunkis had a large private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for 20 years. In 2002, Dr. Bunkis followed his family to Coto de Caza and relocated his 5-Star practice to South Orange County. Dr. Bunkis has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine.

Upon graduating from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1974, 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 joined the plastic surgery faculty at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Bunkis is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Bunkis served as Chief of Plastic Surgery at the San Francisco General Hospital. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, among them the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Plastic Surgery Research Council, and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has lectured and presented scientific papers throughout North America and Europe. Dr. Bunkis has published a wide range of scientific articles and has also contributed chapters to various medical textbooks on the subject of plastic surgery.

Dr. Bunkis has operated on indigent children in Central America for many years. In 1995, in recognition of his volunteer efforts, Dr. Bunkis was knighted by the Cavelieri Di San Marco (Knights of St. Marc) in Venice, Italy. He served on the Board of Directors of the Hospital de la Familia Foundation as well as the Tassajara Valley Little League and the Nor Cal Baseball Club. In 2000, he received the Angel Wings Award for his philanthropic work. And in 2001, a full feature film Dr. Bunkis helped produce won the Silver Medal at the Houston Film Festival.

With his years of experience and artistic touch, Dr. Bunkis brings to his patients a knowledge and expertise in aesthetic surgery that makes him a leader in the field.

  • International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons

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