There are a number of different syndromes involving the head and neck that are treated by Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Sundine at Michael J. Sundine MD

Craniofacial Dysostosis Syndromes

These syndromes are characterized by craniosynostosis (usually bilateral coronal craniosynostosis), midfacial hypoplasia (retruded cheek bones and upper jaw), and the possible presence of extremity anomalies. Some of the syndromes include:

Crouzon syndrome, Apert syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome

The treatment of these patients is often staged. The early treatment is dedicated to the treatment of the craniosynostosis. Later treatment is usually oriented to advancement of the midface and jaw surgery.

Hemifacial Microsomia and Goldenhar syndrome

These syndromes affect the growth of the structures of the face. It may involve the eye socket that may be small or displaced, the ears may be small or underdeveloped (microtia), there may be tilting of the bite (upper and lower jaw) upward and the mandible may be underdeveloped. There may also be lateral facial clefts. Goldenhar syndrome includes the facial spectrum of hemifacial microsomia along with dermoid cysts involving the eye.

Treacher Collins syndrome and Nager syndrome

Both of these syndromes involve both sides of the face. The areas involved include the cheekbones, ears, and jaws. Some of the facial findings include: hypoplasia of the malar area (flattened cheekbones), antimongoloid slant of the eyelids (downward slope of the eyelids), notching of the lower eyelids, absent eyelashes on the inner eyelids, microtia (small or absent ears), and mandibular hypoplasia (retruded mandible). In patients with Nager syndrome there are also hand deformities.

The early treatment is directed to protection of the eyes and lengthening of the mandible to try to avoid tracheostomy. Subsequent procedures involve correction of the ear deformity, reconstruction of the cheekbone, and further treatment of the jaw deformities.

Frontonasal Dysplasia and Hypertelorism

Hypertelorism is a condition characterized by an increased distance between the orbits (eye sockets). This uncommon condition is caused by frontonasal dysplasia, facial clefts, craniofacial dysostosis syndromes, meningoencephaloceles, and intracranial tumors.

The treatment of this condition is directed to narrowing the distance between the eye sockets with a combined craniofacial and neurosurgical procedure.

Turner syndrome

Patients with condition are characterized by a webbed neck deformity and a low posterior hairline. Both of these problems may be addressed with an operation performed on the back of the neck.

Dr. Michael Sundine is a leading provider of reconstructive and plastic surgeries in Orange County. Over the course of his 23-year career, Dr. Sundine has become recognized as a top [fourthly_city] eyelid lift, facelift and nose surgery provider. He also offers breast and body contouring procedures such as Newport Beach breast implants surgery, tummy tuck and liposuction.

Patient Reviews & Testimonials

  • "Extremely Qualified"

    I was referred to Dr Sundine by the Pelican Hill Resort while I was a guest there and I suffered serious facial injuries from a mountain biking incident. Dr Sundine and his staff were concerned and caring and extremely qualified. the work performed by Dr Sundine on my face is simpl astounding. I was so impressed with the quality of care and results I received that I have had additional voluntary facila work performed by Dr Sundine. My wife and some friends have also become patients of Dr Sundine's with the same results. It is a difficult decision to entrust someone to repair and maintain one's appearance. I trust Dr Sundine.
    - MJ

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  • "Thanks, Dr. Sundine!"

    After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. He is gentle and kind and genuinely listens to you. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. Even the day of the procedure, he spent ample time talking to me, taking measurements, and making marks on my body so as to get the perfect results. I have been singing his praises to all of my friends and will recommend him to anyone searching for a plastic surgeon. Thanks, Dr. Sundine!

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  • "Excellent Plastic Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. The office setting is state of the art and his office manager Toni makes sure that everything runs efficiently. They really listen to your needs before and after surgery to make certain that you walk out fully satisfied. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. This is not your typical Newport Beach plastic surgeon’s office. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County! The office offers a full range of injectables, peels, and lasers in addition to major cosmetic surgery procedures. Whether you need a little tweak or surgery this is the physician that you should see!
    - Susan

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  • "You are the Best Surgeon!"

    Dr. Sundine is the best plastic surgeon. Dr. Sundine’s excellent skills and knowledge has made my surgery turn out so well. But more importantly, it made me feel better about myself. Again, thank you Dr. Sundine for all you have done for me. You are the best surgeon!
    - Thy D.

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