A year ago next month my little girl fell late one night and the area above her lip popped open like a seam. We went straight to the E.R. and even though they did not have a plastic surgeon on staff we decided to go ahead and have it fixed for fear of infection. After a very long night we went home but the wound site did not look right to me so we took her in to see her pediatrician.

I was given a few plastic surgeons names but only one was willing to see us immediately! Dr. Sundine, and his office staff were wonderful from the start and thankfully we did go in immediately. He needed to operate not only to redo the stitches themselves, but to also avoid any further scarring because of the crosstitching done in the emergency room.

If we had waited, like some of the other plastic surgeons recommended (on the phone) we would not even be able to fix it because of the placement of the wound. In order to excise the scar to create a new one they would have to remove tissue, causing a permanent lip curl!

We operated on my little one the very next day, and a year and 24 stitches later, I HARDLY notice anything at all!! If I see anything it is only because I know where it is!
I cannot thank both Dr. Sundine and Toni enough!
Dr. Sundine’s kind nature, expertise and professionalism are exactly what my little girl needed and deserved! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

“Dr. Sundine’s kind nature, expertise and professionalism are exactly what my little girl needed”

My daughter, currently 11 months old, was born with a bilateral cleft lip/palate. At 6 weeks old she started wearing a device called the NAM. She wore this for 5 months. When she turned 6 months old, she was ready for surgery. Well, the surgeon that was supposed to do her surgery couldn’t get her in for 3 months!!!! We called our craniofacial team at CHOC and told them of the situation. They had us call Dr. Sundine! Best thing we could have ever done!! The receptionist, Toni, gave us all the instructions we needed to get authorization to be seen by him. Within 24 hours everything was squared away and we were seen by him that same week!! This was incredible!! Everything does happen for a reason!

When we met him, we just knew that our daughter was in the best hands ever!! He was so caring and compassionate and took the time to answer any and all the questions we had for him. He booked her surgery for the following week. Talk about impressive!! We couldn’t have been more pleased!!

He performed the lip repair surgery on her as an outpatient procedure…incredible!! Her healing time was so rapid and the best news is…the results are amazing!!!

She just had her palate surgery along with her lip pits (little pits on her bottom lip that are associated with the cleft) removed 6 weeks ago! Another incredible job!! Our daughter had to stay in the hospital for 2 nights and Dr. Sundine made certain he came to visit her every day she was in the hospital to see how she was doing. This meant so much to my husband and me!! Again he answered all our questions and was ever so caring!!

We could not have asked for a better surgeon for our daughter! He really is an incredible surgeon and wonderful man!! I highly recommend him!!!

If you are interested in hearing more about him or seeing results from my daughter, please don’t hesitate to email me.

“I highly recommend him!”

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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