Orange County Plastic Surgery's presiding surgeon, Dr. Juris Bunkis, approaches bodily reconstructions and alterations with a deft hand refined through the countless operations he has performed since opening his private practice in 1984. Dr. Bunkis's extensive repertoire of beauty-boosting procedures includes lifts, tucks, and other surgical routines, as well as noninvasive methods such as skin-resurfacing facials and laser hair removal. Eschewing the typical clinical environment of Orwellian blandness and expressionless robo-nurses, Orange County Plastic Surgery boasts a lavish and warmly lit italianate interior replete with oil paintings, bas-reliefs, and exposed woodwork galore. The friendly and knowledgeable front-office duo, Deborah Palermo and Caroll Chronister, greet all potential patients and happily field any questions or concerns they might have.
Helmed by Jackie Nguyen—a certified trainer with a black belt in karate and nearly two decades of martial-arts training—Fast Result Fitness helps students to achieve their fitness goals with group classes and personal-training sessions. All-levels kickboxing classes focus on both fitness and self-defense as they teach participants how to strike attackers using their fists, elbows, knees, and the occasional cartoon lightning bolt. One-on-one workouts tailored to each individual can speed up weight loss and build muscle mass, and sport-specific training helps athletes of any experience level to improve their strength and endurance.
No Limit Boot Camp owner and certified personal trainer Sako Yakinian helps clients from all ends of the fitness spectrum improve their health during 55-minute routines. CityVoter's Orange County Hotlist lauded the instructors as the best personal trainers and named No Limit Boot Camp the Best Boot Camp of 2010, 2011, and 2012. Sako's instructors, all of whom hold nationally recognized training certifications, lead intense indoor drills while peppering their ordered reps with words of encouragement, such as "that's it," "nice work," and "please be encouraged." As they push through varying strength, cardio, and resistance regimens, guests can look to the gym's walls for motivational decals, which display phrases such as "anything is possible." Nutritional counseling and online meal coaching also assist exercise sessions to fully streamline the process of achieving heightened levels of wellness.