Cleft Rhinoplasty Newport Beach

If you were born with a cleft lip you probably have had multiple procedures to restore your appearance. The final step on this long journey is nasal surgery to optimize the appearance of the nose. For patients with a unilateral cleft lip nasal deformity a rhinoplasty in Orange County can help the deviation of the nose, improve the projection of the tip, and improve the symmetry of the nose. The rhinoplasty can also significantly improve breathing through the nose. For patients with a bilateral cleft lip nasal deformity the rhinoplasty can improve the projection of the tip of the nose and decrease the width of the nose. Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine, has been caring for patients with cleft lips and palates since 1992 along with other craniofacial conditions. His experience can help you achieve the improved appearance of your nose that you have always desired.

Dr. Sundine performs both primary and secondary cleft lip rhinoplasty procedures and is known among Newport Beach facial plastic surgery patients as one of the more skilled nose surgeons in the region.

To learn more about cleft lip nose reshaping surgery, please read the paragraphs below. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Sundine, please contact his practice at 949 706 3100.

Who Is a Candidate for Cleft Lip Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Dr. Sundine will review your medical history and closely examine your nasal anatomy to determine if you are a good candidate for nose reshaping surgery. If you are a smoker or are taking any herbal supplements, it is very important that you disclose this information. Smoking compromises blood flow to your skin and will greatly affect the healing process. Dr. Sundine will most likely ask you to quit before proceeding with surgery.

While determining your candidacy, Dr. Sundine will also talk to you about your aesthetic concerns and what can be done to give you the nose you want.

The Cleft Lip Rhinoplasty Procedure in Newport Beach

For patients with cleft lip nasal deformities Dr. Sundine always uses the open rhinoplasty approach. Open rhinoplasty involves incisions in the columella, the strip of skin between the nostrils; the top layers of skin are then lifted back. This procedure allows greater visibility and manipulation of the underlying nasal structures. The results are also more predictable. Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient facility. You will be sent home a few hours after surgery.

Recovering from Cleft Lip Rhinoplasty Surgery

Following your cleft lip rhinoplasty surgery, you will have an external splint and surgical dressings above the lips. Your face may feel sore and swollen, but you will not experience any unbearable pain. You will also have splints on the inside of the nose, which help keep the newly altered tissue in place while it heals. Dr. Sundine will provide you with antibiotics, pain medicine and detailed aftercare instructions. Your bandages will most likely be removed within a week after surgery.

During your recuperation, please don’t smoke. Smoking compromises blood flow to the skin and will impede the healing process. Also, you should avoid any extensive physical activities, blowing your nose and taking blood thinners or herbal supplements. Dr. Sundine will closely monitor you on a regular basis. If all goes well, you will be able to return to your daily activities within 10 days. The results will appear gradually and you should achieve your final outcome within 12 months of surgery.

Renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Sundine is proud to offer a range of facial aesthetic and reconstructive procedures. In addition to offering cleft lip rhinoplasty, he is a skilled primary and secondary rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Sundine is also proud to offer facelift, brow lift and eyelid surgery in Newport Beach. To schedule your consultation, please contact his practice at 949 706 3100.

Our Reviews

  • - 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

    “GREAT PLASTIC SURGEON. I’M GLAD HE DID MY SURGERIES.”

    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”

    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

    “VERY PERSONABLE, CARING AND PROFESSIONAL”

    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

    “THE RESULTS NOTHING SHORT OF EXCEPTIONAL”

    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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