After years of agonizing over the size and/or shape of your nose, you may finally consider doing something about it by undergoing rhinoplasty. If you’ve always imagined what you would look like if only your nose was a little smaller, if that nagging nasal bump was gone if it was straighter, or if your nasal tip was not as refined, Newport Beach rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Michael Sundine can perform cosmetic nose reshaping surgery to help you achieve the nose you have always desired.

Woman hand in hair -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is Rhinoplasty?

While the technical name of the procedure is rhinoplasty, it’s commonly referred to as a nose job or cosmetic nose surgery. The surgery can be aesthetic, functional, and sometimes both. Many patients have trouble breathing due to genetics or injury, so in that situation, functional rhinoplasty is performed. If patients are concerned about the look of their nose, we perform cosmetic nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

Piezoelectric Instrumentation

For centuries, Rhinoplasty has used mechanical instruments (saws, chisels, osteotomes, and rasps) to help reconstruct the bony nasal vault and lateral walls. Although these instruments have been carefully refined over the years to minimize damage to the surrounding soft tissues and to maximize precision, cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Sundine have continued to look for the next advancement in Rhinoplasty surgery – Piezoelectric Instrumentation (PEI) is exactly that!

Piezoelectric Instrumentation produces ultrasonic vibrations to cut only the bone and avoid any of the soft tissues. It has also been reported to decrease post-operative pain, oedema (fluid build-up), and ecchymosis (skin discoloration due to bleeding underneath the skin). With extensive exposure, Dr. Sundine can make a more accurate correction of any nasal bone deformities and PEI safely aids in contouring the bones to achieve narrowing and symmetry with precise control, without losing the stability of the bony fragments.

What Are The Benefits

Of Rhinoplasty?

The nose is one of the first facial features noticed on the face and many people feel it can shape the first impression of an encounter. As a premier Orange County rhinoplasty practice, we see so many advantages with our patients on a day-to-day basis. Below, we’ve listed several:

  • Gain more self-confidence with cosmetic nose surgery
  • We can help improve breathing and functional issues
  • Any unwanted angle or space between the lips and nose can be fixed
  • With the operation, we can alter the shape and size of the nose
  • We can fix any bumps or lumps in the nose
  • The surgery can fix flared nostrils

Who is a Candidate

For Rhinoplasty?

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, you must 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. Below, we’ve included more candidates we see in our practice:

  • Candidates should be in good overall health
  • Candidates should have realistic expectations of what rhinoplasty can do and not do
  • Many candidates are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose
  • Some candidates have breathing issues

*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.

On balcony -- Rhinoplasty -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

The first step to getting a rhinoplasty in Orange County with Dr. Sundine will be to fill out a contact form or give us a phone call. Our compassionate front desk team will schedule a consultation for you to come in and meet one-on-one with Dr. Sundine.

During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will provide a very thorough assessment of your face and nose. This will be the best time for you to ask questions and let him know your aesthetic desires.

If you’re happy with Dr. Sundine’s recommendations, surgery will be booked and we’ll provide pre and post-operative instructions. Dr. Sundine will also have a list of questions he’ll want to know before surgery, which will help ensure he can minimize risk and complications.

What to Expect on the Day of Rhinoplasty

Your Rhinoplasty will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine in Newport Beach. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient facility. You will be sent home a few hours after surgery. Dr. Sundine will use one of two techniques when performing your nose surgery: open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty.

If you are looking for minor cosmetic changes, closed rhinoplasty is frequently used. With this procedure, the incisions are created on the inside of the nose. Dr. Sundine uses small surgical tools to manipulate your nasal tissue to produce the desired result.

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.

The surgery takes anywhere from one to three hours depending on the complexity of the operation. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will be able to give you a more realistic expectation of how long it will take.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery



After you wake up from your rhinoplasty surgery, your nose will have an external splint and a mustache dressing. Your face will most likely feel sore. You will have some splints inside of your nose, which will keep the tissues intact during the healing process. You will be given a prescription for pain medication and some antibiotics and post-operative instructions on how to care for yourself. The bandages are usually removed seven days after surgery.

During the days and weeks following nose surgery, you should avoid smoking, blowing your nose, and participating in strenuous physical activities. Dr. Sundine will closely monitor your healing process. You will most likely be able to return to your daily routine within 10 days. Please note that while your nose will heal fully within a few weeks, the results will become visible gradually, and the outcome may not be evident for up to 12 months.

How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Cost in Newport Beach?


A Newport Beach Rhinoplasty is a highly personalized procedure. The techniques and work required to attain the patient’s desired results will vary. Financing options are available to help make the payment process easier. Dr. Sundine can address any questions regarding cost, financing, and payment options during the consultation process.

Secondary Rhinoplasty


Rhinoplasty surgery is a specialty. It’s one of the more complex plastic surgery procedures as patients have extremely high expectations. Because of this, many surgeons aren’t able to achieve the results that their patients are looking for. As an expert in the anatomy of the face, Dr. Sundine champions some of the more difficult cases, and a lot of times these are revisions on previous nose surgeries from other plastic surgeons. If you’d like to learn more about revision rhinoplasty, please read our full page on it.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Dr. Sundine is highly regarded by both patients and physicians alike and is sought out for his unique skillset of championing some of the toughest rhinoplasty cases. Dr. Sundine is a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He performs both primary and secondary rhinoplasty procedures and is known among Newport Beach patients as one of the more skilled nose surgeons in Orange County. He is also a craniofacial surgeon with special expertise in the treatment of facial problems. Dr. Sundine’s expertise is what makes him among the best to perform a Rhinoplasty Newport Beach residents can depend on.

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If you have been concerned about your profile appearance due to the size and/or shape of your nose, a Rhinoplasty from Dr. Sundine could be a great solution for you. To schedule your consultation, please call us at 949-706-3100, or use our website to request an appointment, and a member of our team will be happy to help you.

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What I really like about Dr. Sundine is his vast experience and training. I also like the fact he did not try to sell me other procedures. He is also very down to earth and easy to talk to. I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend him.

After much research and multiple visits to other surgeons, I knew right away that Dr. Sundine was the perfect choice for me. I felt completely confident in his ability from the first visit to the last. 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

Dr. Sundine is an excellent plastic surgeon! I have been using his services for almost 5 years. If you want to look years younger and fully refreshed I highly recommend that you use his services. Patients walk out looking naturally gorgeous, not overdone like some of the women in Orange County!

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!

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 facelift or even for people to notice I had a facelift at all. I interviewed many physicians including some of the “celebrity” physicians. Ultimately, I chose Dr. Sundine.