Dr. Marguerite Bernett - Orange County Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Bernett

Dr. Marguerite J. Bernett is a leading Orange County female plastic surgeon providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for individuals throughout the Inland Empire and  Orange County, California. As a medical director and plastic surgeon, Dr Bernett is a premier choice for your aesthetic goals. Offering the latest procedures in cosmetic facial enhancements and plastic surgery, cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, and body lipo-contouring and sculpture, Dr. Bernett has performed more than 10,000 procedures, delivering remarkable results for her patients. It is her unique combination of talent, training, and dedication that has earned her loyalty from her myriad patients. Dr. Bernett is the Medical Director of Bellagio Aesthetics and Medical Spa in Irvine and Newport Coast, California as well as the director and surgeon within the Inland Empire. Her patients rave about her caring demeanor and her ability to provide amazing results in a non stressful environment, which is part of her unique qualities as a female surgeon. She truly understands women!

Skills and Specialties

Dr. Bernett is a visionary in creating a masterful improvement to your natural beauty, by enhancing your best features, with an artistic eye for balance and proportion. She produces gorgeous, natural outcomes by combining medically advanced techniques and artistry. Dr. Bernett has perfected many techniques in the area of body contouring, including liposuction and natural fat grafting. This specialized technique safely reduces body fat in unwanted areas, with the option to enhance the face, breasts, or buttocks. In addition, Dr. Bernett performs cosmetic breast surgery, such as breast augmentation and breast lift, breast reduction with or without implants, and is highly sought after for implant exchange when a patient desires to increase her size or change the shape of her breast after having implants previously.

Many women seek the help of Dr Bernett after having children, as she is extremely well known for her mommy makeover artistry. Women love being with a female surgeon because they know that she understands what it means to be a women in today's photo-shopped culture, where pressure is great at times to feel beautiful.

Additionally Dr Bernett personally loves facial enhancement and rejuvenation surgery for the face, neck, eyes, brow. cheek and chin.  For patients wanting a non surgical facial rejuvenation,  Dr. Bernett creates softer, younger appearances without surgery using  the latest filler injections, Instalift and Botox treatments along with advancements in skin rejuvenation treatments.

Training and Education

After graduating from the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Dr. Bernett continued her training extensively. She completed more than seven years of specialized surgery training to become a Plastic Surgeon, specializing in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. During her training, she studied under the direction of highly esteemed surgeons at some of the nation’s finest University institutions. Dr. Bernett heightened her interest in becoming a plastic surgeon while working as a scientific Research Fellow with the Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery, world-renowned Dr. David Furnas - assisting on various surgeries ranging from correcting facial birth defects on infants and children, to adult cosmetic surgery, including facelifts, eyelid surgery, and nasal corrective surgery. It was the incredible union of art and science that accelerated Dr. Bernett to pursue the required years of training in this specialized area of surgery.

Additional training and expertise developed while Dr Bernett trained in Reconstructive Surgery alongside a well publicized and charismatic surgeon known for breast enhancements. This kindred mentorship that continues today, provided Dr Bernett with the extensive knowledge and experience on how the body heals, and an in depth understanding of important skin and body structures. This is one of the reasons people choose her for the most delicate demands of reconstructive surgery or implant exchange, because they know that experience matters. This exemplary foundation has propelled Dr Bernett into the level of surgical precision and diligence that she has today and she has developed these refined skills into becoming a top female Orange County Plastic Surgeon. 

Internship: General Surgery - University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Residency: General Surgery - University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Fellowship Training: Microsurgery Research - University of California, Irvine Medical Center, Plastic Surgery Division

Residency Training: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery- Tulane University Medical Center, Plastic Surgery Division

Fellowship Training: Microsurgery and Breast Reconstruction - University of Louisville

Preceptorship: Cosmetic Surgery, with Dr. Gustavo Colon, M.D. FACS, Past President of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons

Dr Bernett prides herself on continued education and continues to train and educate with diligence to provide the absolute best services for her patients.

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery
  • American Society of Liposuction Surgery
  • American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine
  • American Medical Association
American Society of Liposuction Surgery
American Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgery

Personal Approach

Dr. Bernett believes in providing each and every patient with all the time that is needed to carefully listen to their concerns and fully understand the patient's desired correction and ideal outcome. A masterful and precise treatment will be planned for each patient using years of surgical experience and updated scientific information that utilizes safe and proven plastic surgery techniques. You will meet with Dr. Bernett at your first consultation for a detailed review of your concerns and goals, which will be followed by a thorough exam of your face or body. You will meet with Dr. Bernett at the pre-operative exam and also at all of your post-operative follow up appointments. This gives you have the assurance that your care is in the hands of a trusted medical professional and plastic surgeon. Dr. Bernett's passion as a plastic surgeon fuels her tireless need to keep informed and updated on plastic surgery techniques, the latest in technology, and patient safety. She is a dedicated, life-long student for the benefit of her patients. Her techniques are sophisticated, but her goal is simple: to provide natural and optimal results for women and men who want to improve their appearance.

Dr. Bernett has perfected the use of local injectable anesthesia with mild or moderate sedation, also known as "dream state anesthesia," to avoid using general anesthesia in many surgical procedures. During this process, she ensures that the patient is comfortable and relaxed throughout the procedure, without the use of inhaled general anesthesia. This helps patients to avoid side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and temporary weakness. In addition, Dr. Bernett's patients recover more quickly after their procedure using her local injectable anesthesia methods over general anesthesia. Certain procedures do require general anesthesia, but these are done safely at a credentialed outpatient surgery center or at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

Consult with Dr. Bernett

Dr. Bernett and her team welcomes you for a free consultation to discuss your hopes and goals. We have several locations and strive to provide a comfortable and relaxed environment...unlike many plastic surgery offices. Our goal is to ensure you feel completely at ease, to ensure honesty and diligence in answering all of your questions and to provide a pressure free consultation. Like thousands of our very satisfied patients, you will receive the highest degree of professionalism and safety, in a caring and comfortable environment. Making you comfortable is our goal!

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.