Introduction to Sports Injury Plastic Surgery

Athletes are passionate about their sport and take every measure to excel in their field. Unfortunately, when passion meets action, accidents can happen, and while some athletes choose to wear those accidents as a badge of honor, it’s good to know there are options for those who don’t. At Michael J. Sundine Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, Dr. Sundine offers solutions to competitors in all aspects of life.

Dr. Sundine has experience helping professional and amateur athletes with sports-related injuries. With multiple MLB, NHL, NFL, and NBA teams in Southern California, Dr. Sundine has become a trusted surgeon to help treat face-related injuries on some of the state’s top athletic stars.

Sports Injury solutions

Who are the Best Candidates for Sports Injury Cosmetic Surgery?

The best candidate for Sports Injury Cosmetic Surgery is anyone who:

  • Has suffered a Sports-related injury
  • Is looking to repair their injury
  • Maintains an optimistic attitude toward results
  • Willingness to adhere to the recovery process

What’s the First Step?

Once you know that there isn’t a more serious injury from your Sports-related incident, the first step to getting back on the field, court, mountain, or ring is to contact our office in Newport Beach and schedule your consultation with Dr. Sundine. During this meeting, you will be able to address your injury, ask questions about your recovery, and Dr. Sundine will be able to provide you with his professional assessment.

If you and Dr. Sundine agree on his decision, you will be able to schedule a surgical appointment, be provided with a treatment plan, and get an accurate cost from our patient coordinator.

Popular Types of Sports Injury Cosmetic Surgery

Not every athlete plays the same game or suffers the same injury, at Michael J. Sundine Plastic Surgery, we offer plenty of facial surgical and cosmetic solutions to many sports-related injuries.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Balls flying, pucks soaring, sticks poking, arms wailing – a broken nose is easily one of the more frequent occurrences in the wide world of sports. Rhinoplasty helps many athletes fix a broken or crooked nose. Not only will it help fix your nose that maybe didn’t set quite right, but it can also help you breathe easier, and when you’re striving to win the big game, every breath is just as important as the next.

Blepharoplasty (Eye Surgery)

There’s a common phrase involved with most sports, and that is “Keep your eye on the ball”; this advice is much easier to follow when your eyes are fully working. If you have ever suffered from an eye-related injury, you may find that your eyelids are droopy due to the new position of your ocular or orbital bones. Blepharoplasty is a great surgery that focuses on contouring your eyelid to the new shape of your eyes. Incisions to remove excess skin and fat are done very carefully, making them essentially invisible after your healing process is complete.

Facial Fracture Repair

There are many bumps, bruises, and scars that athletes will use to tell their story, but the one thing that no one wants is a broken face. When one gains an aggressive facial injury, one primary concern is whether or not the face will return to its original look. With a Facial Fracture Repair, inconspicuous incisions are utilized to ensure minimal visibility.

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

Cauliflower ear is an experience shared by wrestlers, bowers, hockey players, and rugby players alike. This condition is caused by blood clotting in the connective tissue of the ear, which causes permanent scar tissue that makes the ear look swollen and misshapen. During ear surgery, Dr. Sundine will carefully correct misshapen ears to create improved symmetry. If the ears are protruding, he will carefully pin them back so they’re closer to the head.

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How Much Does Sports Injury Cosmetic Surgery Cost in Newport Beach?

The cost for Sports Injury Cosmetic Surgery in Newport Beach will vary on a multitude of factors. These factors are based on the type of surgery needed and the extent of surgery required. You can get an estimate of pricing for surgeries during your consultation with Dr. Sundine, or you can review related pricing on our Surgical Pricing page.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

With an almost 30-year surgical career, Dr. Michael J. Sundine is Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in face and body plastic surgery. He is over a 12x winner of the “Physician of Excellence” award by the Orange County Medical Association as well as an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Schedule Your Consultation

If you’re suffering from a cosmetic sports-related injury in Orange County or Newport Beach, contact our office at (949) 706-3100 or request a consultation on our website. Dr. Sundine is ready to determine exactly what needs to be done to get you back in the game.

Sports Repair Cosmetic Surgery FAQs

Is Sports Repair Cosmetic Surgery painful?

Dr. Sundine will use either local or general anesthesia for your surgery, depending on what is discussed during your consultation and which procedure you’re having done. Most surgical procedures do leave the patient feeling bruised or sore following the procedure, with the possibility of some mild pain. Dr. Sundine may prescribe you temporary pain medications to make your recovery more comfortable. If you have any specific questions about the pain involved with your procedure, please refer to the surgery’s specific page or bring up your questions during your consultation.

When can I play Sports again?

The answer to this question depends on what sort of surgery is needed and the extent of work needed to be performed. Most surgeries require a 6-8 week recovery time, however, this timeline can change depending on how you heal.

What are the risks associated with Sports Injury Cosmetic Surgery?

Dr. Sundine is a trained and skilled professional with many years of performing all sorts of cosmetic surgical procedures, yet there are always risks involved when surgery is involved. For a better look at these risks, please look at the individual pages of each surgery to get a better understanding of the risks. If you have any concerns or questions, Dr. Sundine will be able to discuss them with you during your consultation.

Professional Memberships:

American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons-Fellow
American Academy of Pediatrics-Fellow
International Society of Craniofacial Surgeons
American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Cleft Palate- Craniofacial Association
American Association of Pediatric Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgeons
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgery

Patient Reviews & Testimonials


    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. I figured if he was so skilled that he could perform such incredibly difficult procedures on a child, I was confident he could perform a face lift with which I would be happy. The results were so far beyond my expectations that I could hardly believe. I look literally ten years younger. I am incredibly happy with the results and they seem to get better and better as the healing continues. I never had a problem getting a return call or making an appointment. Dr. Sundine is always pleasant and answers all of my questions. I would recommend him to anyone!!!

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  • "I Am Very Satisfied With The Results"

    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.

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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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