Dr. Marguerite Bernett



Dr. Marguerite J. Bernett is a leading Orange County female plastic surgeon providing cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for individuals throughout southern California. Offering the latest procedures in cosmetic facial surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, and body contouring, Dr. Bernett has performed more than 10,000 procedures, delivering remarkable results for her patients. With offices in Huntington Beach and Riverside, it is her unique combination of talent, training, and dedication that has earned her loyalty from her myriad patients.



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, as well as facial surgery in the area of face and neck lifts, brow lifts, and cheek and chin augmentation. For patients wanting a non surgical facial rejuvenation, Dr. Bernett creates softer, younger appearances without surgery using the latest filler injections and Botox along with advancements in skin rejuvenation treatments.


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 decided to become 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 convinced Dr. Bernett to pursue the required years of training in this specialized area of surgery.

Much of her background training is also in Reconstructive Surgery which provided her with the extensive knowledge and experience on how the body heals and a deep understanding of important skin and body structures. This is the foundation required to develop the skills in becoming a refined and effective Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon. The final outcome is the ability to showcase natural and beautiful results, produced with the highest standards of patient safety.

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 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.