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Meet Dr. Joseph Bivens

At Optimal Plastic Surgery, we strive to help patients alter or enhance their body to their ideal image.

Optimal Plastic Surgery

Since each patient is unique, we will customize the procedure to meet the specific changes the patient desires. With both our surgical and non-surgical procedures, we can help draw out a patient’s inner beauty to help boost confidence in appearance and enhance specific features of their appearance.

Our team takes the time to guide the patient through the treatment process, including the recovery after treatment. While the recovery time can vary per procedure and patient, it is important to work with us in order to achieve the desired results properly.

If you are interested in learning more about our plastic surgery options or want to schedule an appointment, call us today.

Dr. Joseph Bivens

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Orange County, CA

Dr. Bivens, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and wound care. He is the founder and Medical Director of Optimal Plastic Surgery in Yorba Linda California.

Dr. Bivens has earned a reputation that sets him apart as a leader in the field of plastic surgery. He has received recognition from his peers and won several awards for his extensive research in developing new techniques for liposuction, laser lipolysis, breast implant surgery, and breast reconstruction. He has contributed to numerous published articles and medical presentations. Dr. Bivens is also affiliated with several hospitals in Southern California.

Experience In
Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery

Dr. Bivens path to becoming a plastic surgeon started in Florida, where he grew up and attended the University of Florida for both his undergraduate and medical school. During his time in Florida he dedicated his research to microvascular surgery and silicone gel implants. This research accelerated his passion for Plastic, Cosmetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida and went on to complete his general surgery internship and residency at New York Medical College Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, New York. Dr. Bivens was then invited to attend his fellowship at University of California San Diego where he specialized in Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring.

With his array of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Bivens believes that “It’s a pleasure to be in the field of medicine that can change lives and make dreams come true. The time we will spend together discussing your expectations is extremely important in the overall success of your results. I’ll spend all the time necessary to discover your wants and needs and make sure you feel great about your care.”

His list of patients includes A-list celebrities, music, and fashion icons. He has appeared several times on Bravo TV’s hit show The Real House Wives of Orange County.

Designing Beauty. Inspiring Wellness.

Whether you reside in Los Angeles, Inland Empire, Orange County, or you want to travel to see Dr. Bivens, you are in for a life-changing experience!



  • Plastic Surgery Fellowship, University of California San Diego
  • General Surgery Residency, New York Medical College
  • General Surgery Intern, New York Medical College
  • Medical School, University of Florida
  • Undergraduate, University of Florida

Board Certifications

ABPS - American Board of Plastic Surgery logo

State Licenses

  • State of California
  • State of Florida

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Optimal Plastic Surgery

Are you ready to begin your aesthetic or reconstructive journey? Schedule an in-person or virtual consultation today. We are a multilingual office with team members who speak Spanish and Vietnamese.

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