Professional Statement

Dr. Joseph Bernstein has practiced Cosmetic Surgery for over 33 years. A mid-west native, he received his M.D. & Ph.D. degree from the University Of Kansas Medical School. He did his General, Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery training at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Bernstein then joined a team of volunteer physicians performing reconstructive Plastic Surgery for natives of the Southern Philippines. Upon his return, Dr. Bernstein joined the staff at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center, where he served as an assistant clinical professor of Plastic Surgery and Chief of the division of Plastic Surgery at Long Beach Veterans Hospital where he taught Plastic Surgery to students & Residents. Dr. Bernstein is a certified Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has won several awards during his career including the National Honor Society, the Kaw Valley Heart Research Award and the Walter S. Sutton Award for medical research. Dr. Bernstein has done all kinds of Cosmetic, Plastic & Reconstructive surgeries. He has developed new techniques for Face, Breast & Body Surgery. His Face & Nose surgeries give a natural and beautiful look. He has developed a new technique of Umbilical (belly button) Breast Enlargement and several Breast Lift & Reduction procedures with considerably less scarring. Surgery’s that give excellent results with rapid return to normal activity with minimal incision. His technique of Tummy Tucks uses a low incision in the bikini line & simultaneous liposuction gives a shapely look with thinner incisions. His liposuction delights patients almost easing earlier scarring. He has thousands of satisfied patients who return for other procedures. He guides you through the postoperative period & advises you what to do to get a great result.


35 years


English, Spanish




Bernstein'S Coast Plaza Cosmetic Surgery Center13132 Studebaker RoadNorwalk, CA 90650


  • General Surgery

Areas (9)

  • Arm
  • Body
  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Ear
  • Eyebrow
  • Face
  • Neck
  • Nose

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Fellowships

    University of California at Irvine Medical Center


  • Residency


    University Calif Irvine Med Center

  • Graduate School

    University of Kansas School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery - General

Hospital Affiliations

  • Coast Plaza Hospital
  • University of California at Irvine Medical Center

Awards & Recognitions

  • the Kaw Valley Heart Research Award
  • the Walter S. Sutton Award

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