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Scar Revision

With huge changes in the current healthcare environment, hospital emergency rooms and urgent care facilities are looking for ways to reduce the costs of providing care. It seems that lacerations are now more commonly repaired by physician’s assistants or other providers who have no surgical training. Unfortunately the quality of the repairs is frequently less […]

CHOC Grand Rounds-Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis

On June 12, 2013, Michael Sundine, M.D., along with Paul Yost, M.D., and Vijay Dhar, M.D. will be presenting the topic of Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis for Grand Rounds at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. These specialists, who lead the mandibular distraction team in the NICU, have pushed forward an initiative to lengthen small […]

International Textbook of Aesthetic Surgery

Dr. Michael Sundine is recognized as a contributing author in the INTERNATIONAL TEXTBOOK OF AESTHETIC SURGERY-published in ITALY-with the English version being released inthe Fall 2013. Dr. Sundine and Bruce Connell wrote the chapter on PRE-OPERTIVE FACE LIFTING. More publications and more info coming soon!

Mandibular Distratction for Pierre Robin Sequence

Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgeon – Michael J. Sundine, MD, FACS, FAAP Craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery is a passion of mine, and has been for many years. Throughout my career as a craniofacial-pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeon, I have found that helping pediatric patients with Pierre Robin sequence (PRS) grow and mature into wonderful […]


The Latest in Facelift Techniques

Face Lift Techniques There are many different face lift techniques that are available to reverse the changes associated with facial aging. Subperiosteal Lift-Some surgeons believe this procedure gives patients a more long-lasting face lift, because it deals with the tightening of the deeper tissues of the face. This method may be done endoscopically or with […]

Lip Augmentation Orange County

Full lips have gained increasing attention in the media. More and more patients are interested in having full lips as seen in celebrities like Angelina Jolie. Dr. Sundine has had a long standing interest in the aesthetics of lips. His interest in lip aesthetics started with his treatment of patients with cleft lip deformities and […]

Dr Bruce Connell Facial Surgeon Mentor

Importance of Mentors and Training Performance of a face lift can make a profound difference in appearance of a patient. No procedure in plastic surgery combines the technical difficulty, knowledge of facial anatomy, and appreciation of artistic nuances that are necessary for achieving superior results as the face lift. A face lift must be performed […]

Why Use SMAS Surgeon for Facelift?

There has been a great deal of attention placed in the media recently on so-called “lunchtime face lifts.” These lifts are marketed extensively with the claims that they can be performed under local anesthesia only in a very short amount of time with minimal downtime and excellent long-lasting results. With all of these claims it […]

Birth Mark Removal Orange County

BIRTHMARKS, HEMANGIOMAS, VASCULAR HEMANGIOMAS, NEVUS SEBACEOUS, PORT WINE STAIN. Dr. Sundine is recognized as a specialist within this area of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, as well as for the adult population. Dr. Sundine is the referral source for this patient population locally, across the country, and worldwide, too. Because these birthmarks and lesions appear at birth, […]

Our Reviews

  • - Written on October 20, 2018


    • My experience with Dr. Sundine was AWESOME! He did such an amazing job on my nose. My nose had basically collapsed and Dr. Sundine made it look normal again. He helped me restore my self confidence. I am so happy with the results. Dr. Sundine explained everything in detail prior to surgery along with my follow up visits. I highly recommend him. He is very professional, knowledgeable and kind.

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  • - Written on January 27, 2018

    “Thank you so much for your time and generosity!”

    Dr. Sundine,

    Thank you so much for your time and generosity! I just love my results and feel fortunate to have had you as my surgeon

    P.S. Have a healthy, happy, & prosperous New Year

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Excellent. I found Dr. Sundine to be a very competent surgeon and a really good person. His personal manner made a sometimes difficult, time-consuming process (tissue expansion) much easier. I’m glad we pursued the expansion option and I was fortunate to have had him as my surgeon. I recommend Dr. Sundine to anyone who is in need of Plastic / Reconstructive Surgery.

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018


    Dr. Sundine is an outstanding doctor. His technique, his expertise and the care with which he approached my surgery were exceptional. I wasn’t surprised. I chose him because I knew that his training and skills are terrific. Dr. Sundine and his staff still exceeded my expectations, however, and the complete experience – consultation, surgery and follow-up– have been wonderful. As I did, I encourage everyone to do your due diligence and research alternatives, but at the end of the day there is no better choice than Dr. Sundine. Amazing results…

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “I RECOMMEND HIM 100%”

    Dr. Sundine is a gifted, highly trained plastic surgeon who achieves amazing, natural looking, aesthetic results in facial and body plastic surgery. My facelift is 4 years old. Even people who don’t know me comment I look wonderful. Others often ask me about Dr. Sundine… …and of course I recommend him 100%. In addition to being highly skilled and knowledgeable Dr. Sundine is caring, compassionate, communicative and professional. Finally, his office staff is friendly and efficient. I have never waited more than 5 minutes..

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  • - Written on February 1, 2018

    “Dr. Sundin did a terrific job”

    Dear Dr. Sundine & staff, Just wanted to drop you a line to say how much I loved your caring & professional work. Dr. Sundin did a terrific job on a very hard surgery below my right eye due to a skin cancer removal. I will recommend him to all I come in contact with. Thanks again and I owe you all a big hug & sincere thanks to all you did for me. L.A.

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  • - Written on February 12, 2018

    “He truly deserved the highest reviews on every level”

    I gave Dr. Sundine the highest possible review in each category because he truly deserved the highest reviews on every level. I am a very well recognized lawyer on the West Coast. My firm has spent millions of dollars on television advertising in which I appear. I could not afford to have a bad face lift or even for people to notice I had a face lift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine because he performs highly complex complete facial reconstruction procedures on children.

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  • - Written on February 4, 2018

    “Special thank you to Dr. Sundine! So happy!!”

    My keloid surgery was an absolute success. I am so pleased with the results and grateful to the staff pre & post surgery. I was so nervous and scared to precede w/ the procedure. For I never had a surgery or general anesthesia before.:(

    Dr. Sundine with his exceeding professionalism gave me gentle kind assurance that all will be fine. In addition, educated me to his full knowledge and experience in detail what to expect. I felt safe and secure in his hands. Very kind soul. Post surgery I had radiation at another location, and it was a success. I am still in the healing process and my ear aesthetically looks next to perfect. I’m free of the disfigurement and I have a renewed confidence keloid Free!! :-)

    It was like 1 2 3!!

    Thank you Dr. Sundine, the friendly staff/ nurses You ALL Rock!! & I couldn’t ask for any better.:)

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    Dr. Sundine and his staff were absolutley wonderful ! Very personable, caring and professional. His nurse Toni was so kind and answered all my questions and addressed all my concerns. The procedure went very well, with very little bruising or down time. Dr. Sundine is truly an exceptional plastic surgeon and I will definitely be using his services in the future. Thank you very much Dr Sundine and your magnificent team !

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  • - Written on September 19, 2017


    I chose Dr. Sundine because he is an expert in a highly regarded surgical technique that delivers a completely natural result. It takes longer on the operating table and it requires specialized training which many doctors just don’t want to invest in. The results, however, are nothing short of spectacular.

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