Meet The Staff of Salisbury Plastic Surgery

Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, is the Medical Director and Owner of Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA.

Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom is a native of the Midwestern US and has adopted New England as her home for the past 30 years.

Dr. Ekstrom is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Her special interests include breast surgery, facial rejuvenation using liposuction, dermal fillers and Beauty injections®, and body contouring using a variety of state-of-the art techniques. Dr. Ekstrom works with both Mentor Corporation and McGhan (Allergan) implant companies as an investigator using silicone implants in reconstruction and breast lift patients. She offers “quick recovery” breast augmentation and in-office small volume liposuction in which you save money by paying no hospital fees and no general anesthesia. Customized tummy tuck procedures are also one of her interests.

Watercolor painting, glass flame work, and photography are included in Dr. Ekstrom’s artistic interests, and she enjoys gardening and teaching financial and investment skills to women. Dr. Ekstrom raised two sons and a daughter, now grown, and resides in the central Massachusetts area.

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Education & Training

Dr. Deborah Ekstrom

Dr. Ekstrom completed her undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota and graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1978. Her initial training in Minneapolis included surgery, micro surgery and psychiatry.

In 1983, Dr. Ekstrom entered plastic surgery training at UMass Medical Center and became an associate professor. She then went into private practice with her special professional interests including face and body contouring.

Professional membership

Dr. Deborah Ekstrom is a member of numerous professional organizations:

  • New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive
    Surgeons, Inc.
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Surgery
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Plastic Surgery Research Council
  • Central Massachusetts Independent Physician Association,

Certifications & Licensure

Dr Ekstrom is an experienced board certified plastic surgeon. She has been performing plastic and reconstructive surgery since 1990. She is active in boards of local health plans and has been an advisor to the hospital CEO on the advisory council of Memorial Hospital in the past. She has done an extensive array of non and minimally invasive modalities such as Thermi-tight, Body Tight, Renuvion, and Votiva for aesthetic improvement. She is an expert in neurotoxins for wrinkles, as well as fillers and fat transfers for facial and body rejuvenation.

Her special interests include breast surgery, facial rejuvenation using liposuction, dermal fillers and Dysport and Beauty injections and body contouring using a variety of state-of-the art techniques. She is an innovative plastic surgeon whose skills and artistry are sought from patients around the Worcester/Boston area, as well as patients from many parts of the United States.

High Standards

Salisbury Staff

A standard of excellence in personalized care enables us to provide the quality cosmetic enhancement services that our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and follow strict standards that ensure your surgery will go smoothly and provide the results you desire.

Education & Experience

Salisbury Staff

As a practice, we are true believers that excellence in performing plastic surgery procedures is derived from both education and experience. We strive to keep current on the latest techniques and standards so we can provide our patients with the safest operations, and the most optimal results. That’s why we focus on thorough exams – checking your total health before performing and procedures. We also know that surgery is never routine, no matter how many hundreds of times we have performed such procedures.

We never take for granted that you have placed a great deal of confidence in us. For this reason, a review of your medical history, your current health, your expectations for your surgery and your motivations for electing any cosmetic procedure are all taken into consideration before we even agree to perform any procedure.

Uncompromising Safety

Salisbury Staff

Safety, sterilization and infection control is of utmost importance to us. To protect our patients and ourselves, we strictly maintain sterilization and safety standards to ensure you are protected at all times.

Training & Expertise

Salisbury Staff

As your plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancement professionals, we want you to be confident knowing that we are a team of highly trained and skilled clinicians. We pride ourselves in providing the care you need to keep your smile healthy. To give you the best possible service and results, we are committed to continual education and learning.

We attend plastic surgery lectures, meetings, and plastic surgery conventions to stay informed of new techniques, the latest products, and the newest equipment that a modern plastic surgery practice can utilize to provide state-of-the-art cosmetic enhancement procedures. Also, being members of various professional plastic surgery associations helps us to stay abreast of the changes and recommendations for our profession.

A Positive Experience

Salisbury Staff

Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. We understand how uneasy some patients may feel about cosmetic surgery, and how we can make a difference in providing a life changing and emotionally positive experience. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with excellent, personalized care and service to make your consultation and surgery as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

We thank you for allowing us to take care of your cosmetic enhancement needs and look forward to serving you. Make an appointment today, and experience the life changing effects of plastic surgery!

Dr. Juris Bunkis, MD FACS

Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Juris Bunkis, is the Medical Director and Owner of Orange County Plastic Surgery in both Newport Beach, CA and Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, MA.

Dr. Juris Bunkis graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1974. This was followed by a five year general surgery residency at Columbia University and board certification in general surgery, and a two year plastic surgery residency at Harvard University. Dr. Bunkis is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1981, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bunkis is the Medical Director of Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. He joins Salisbury Plastic Surgery as an associate, on a part time basis, while maintaining his position in California.

Dr. Bunkis graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1974. This was followed by a five year general surgery residency at Columbia University and board certification in general surgery, and a two year plastic surgery residency at Harvard University. Dr. Bunkis served as a Clinical Instructor in Surgery at Harvard University from 1979-81 and subsequently as Assistant Professor in Surgery, at the University of California, San Francisco. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. He has been in private aesthetic practice since 1983. Dr. Bunkis has also served for the past ten years as a voluntary Deputy with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department and serves as the Honorary Consul for the Republic of Latvia in Southern California.

Dr. Juris Bunkis is an internationally known plastic surgeon, diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bunkis is a member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Massachusetts Medical Society, Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Latvian Medical and Dental Association, Plastic Surgery Research Council and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Bunkis has published more than 40 scientific publications, abstracts and book reviews, and 17 book chapters in plastic surgery text books.

Dr. Bunkis specializes in facial rejuvenation procedures such as his Natural “A to V” Facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid surgery and nasal surgery (internal rhinoplasty without external scars). He has expertise in buttock, pectoral and calf implant surgery. He performs the full gamut of aesthetic procedures.

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Makayla Porter

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Makayla Porter M.S., PA-C is a board certified physician assistant dedicated to helping patients look and feel like the best version of themselves, while striving for natural results. Makayla graduated from University of Bridgeport with a Masters degree in Physician Assistant Studies after completing her bachelors degree in biology at Fitchburg State University. Some of her areas of interest include cosmetic injections and in-office procedures, and she has a strong commitment to continuing education and staying up to date on new treatment modalities. When not in the office, Makayla enjoys spending time with family, cooking, interior decorating, and hiking.

Sonia Autry

Master Medical Aesthetician

In the field of aesthetics since 1996, Sonia has a varied background working alongside dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and the busy med spa, as well as teaching at an aesthetic trade school.

Sonia’s special interests include laser skin rejuvenation, chemical peel resurfacing, and developing personalized skin care programs to fit the lifestyle of each of her clients. Sonia takes pride in keeping up to date with all of the latest skin care and body sculpting technology and modalities in this fast moving and ever-growing field. In her spare time, Sonia enjoys gardening, trail running, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Client Reviews

Salisbury Plastic Surgery

Dr. Ekstrom is a phenomenal doctor! She is warm, friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She took all the time I needed during all my appointments and made me feel very comfortable. During the day of surgery she was full of energy and made me feel at ease with her warm bedside manner. I would recommend Dr. Ekstrom and Salisbury Plastic Surgery above anyone.

J. C.

My experience with Dr. Ekstrom and her staff has been nothing but exceptional. After my initial visit with Dr. Ekstrom I knew I wanted her to do my procedure because she was very informative, gave me detailed explanation of what to expect and made me feel very comfortable. I love the look of my breasts and could not be any happier! Thank you Dr. Ekstrom, Kristen, and the whole team!

L. W.

Dr. Ekstrom and her staff are fabulous. I am 2 days post op BA Mentor Moderate Plus silicone 375/350 sub glandular placement. I am absolutely thrilled with my results. I presented with asymmetric mildly tuberous breasts. Dr. Ekstrom answered my hundreds of questions, gave me realistic surgical expectations. My result…..fabulous! Beyond thrilled!

M. G.
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