Orange County Plastic Surgeon
15825 Laguna Canyon Road , Suite 105
Irvine, California 92618 US
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5 out of 5 stars Male Breast Reduction

19 Year Old Male Gynecomastia Surgery. Newport Beach, CA

I have had gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts, since I was around 4-5 years old. (See first picture) This year, being my first in college, I finally decided to fix this very frustrating issue, which was seemingly progressing for the worst throughout the years. (See second picture) After countless attempts at fixing or at least concealing my gynecomastia through various medications,...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

A 70-year Old Female Who Was Getting Depressed when Looking in the Mirror! - Irvine, CA

I wanted to look closer to the age I felt. I've always wanted a more defined chin area and did not want to have the appearance of a frown that seems to run in my family's older female members. The years spent in the sun had taken their toll. I was referred to Dr. Michael Sundine by a close friend who had a facelift and looked fantastic. I always felt that a cosmetic procedure was beyond my...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

The BEST Surgeon in Southern California

First, I’d like to say how nice and welcoming Toni is in the front office. She is an example of how a front office person is suppose to be, AMAZING! And plus she’s a RN, so she knows her stuff. I researched and consulted with 6 or 7 good rhinoplasty surgeons prior to me finding Dr. Sundine. I feel so lucky to have ended up with him. And knowing he’s a facial reconstruction...

5 out of 5 stars Cleft Lip And Palate Repair

Un ángel En La Vida De Mi Hijo. - Orange County, CA

Hace mucho quería encontrar la manera de agradecerle a Dr. Sundine ahora a través de este medio lo hago. Gracias Dr. Michael Sundine opero a mi hijo hace 8 años y el tiene una carita hermosa quien no sabe de su cirugía y se enteran de ella comentan "-ni se le nota-" son palabras que provocan un sentimiento de agradecimiento hacia usted; mi respuesta "-su carita se la debo a un excelente...

Excellent Doctor and Staff - Newport Beach, CA

I met with Dr. Sundine and his assistant, Toni (RN). They were both excellent and I loved their professionalism as well as their empathy and compassion. After having done a lot of research in terms of finding just the right plastic surgeon...he is the one. He has wonderful credentials and I like all of his training in the pediactric area.

5 out of 5 stars Revision Rhinoplasty

Well Worth It - Costa Mesa, CA

Cleft revision rhinoplasty was not something I was looking fwd to but after meeting w/Dr Sundine, I was confident he was able to help improve my breathing and symmetry to my nose. He explained everything he would do and was clear about the process every step of the way. Dr Sundine and Toni at his office were kind and caring making this a positive experience.

5 out of 5 stars Eyelid Surgery

Great Doctor and Great Results! - Costa Mesa, CA

I had large fat deposit (bags) under my eyes and they were making me look old, I was very uncomfortable with the way it made me look. Almost immediately after the surgery, I could see what a huge difference having these bags removed made, the results are amazing. I look and feel so much better. I have more spring in my step now, really, it has made that much of a difference.My surgery was on...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Phenomenal! - Orange County, CA

Making a decision to alter your appearance is a difficult one, even when it is something you have wanted to do for a long time. Finding the right surgeon, and environment makes it that much easier. The very first time you walk into the office there is an immediate feeling of ease that comes over you. Toni, her easygoing, yet informative nature, the fact that there is never a wait, or really anyone else in the office to make you feel uncomfortable is wonderful. There is no "factory" feeling in Dr. Sundine's office, and I am sure that many of you in Orange County understand that description. Dr. Sundine is wonderful, an ethical, brilliant doctor who takes the time to understand his patients needs and wants and ease their fears. The phone calls I made in my effort to come to a decision about implant size, the emails, the visits and questions were only addressed with the utmost of patience, care and attention. The end result is a beautiful, natural looking breast augmentation and a longstanding relationship with a phenomenal surgeon. Thank you Dr. Sundine and staff for offering your personal best every time.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implants

The Best Decision! - Newport Beach, CA

After nursing and pumping for three kids nothing was left of my once perky, but small breasts. It was affecting my self confidence in my marriage but I was afraid of getting implants. I was AMAZED after the surgery. It was shocking! They were beautiful and looked natural from the first week. I was afraid they would be up high on my chest or too large but they were just perfect! It has totally...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

Ethical and Top of the Line Quality Plastic Surgeon - Costa Mesa, CA

I had surgery 6 weeks ago. Every thing went well, exactly like they said it would go. I am very happy! My face looks just like me! Only 15 years ago! The scars have already melted away. I wear my hair in a ponytail and no one can even believe I have incisions.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Sundine has hospital affiliations at Hoag Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital, Children's Hospital of Orange County.

Education

  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, University of Colorado

    Medical: MD, St. Louis University
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residencies:
    General Surgery, University of California-Irvine
    Plastic Surgery, Duke University
    Craniomaxillofacial Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

    Fellowship: Facial Aesthetic Surgery, with Dr. Bruce Connell

Treatments offered at Sundine Center for Plastic Surgery

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Local Shots with Epinephrine Under General Anethesia. Do You Really Need the Epinephrine for Eye and Nose Work?

Having epinephrine in the local anesthetic for procedures on the eye and nose is absolutely critical in my hands. The epinephrine contracts the blood... READ MORE

Should I Lose Weight Before SMAS Facelift and Neck Lift?

For almost all cosmetic procedures it is advisable to be at a realistic body weight. If you have a facelift performed and then you lose a significant... READ MORE

Platysmal Banding After SMAS Facelift, Is This Normal?

The tightness that you are experiencing in your neck should continue to resolve with time. You may want to add some massage of the area to accelerate... READ MORE

Revision otoplasty procedure worth it? (Photo)

From the single photograph you have provided it does appear that the upper pole of your ear is slightly prominent. You should follow up with your... READ MORE

My columella/tip cartilage is bent to the side. I have a deviated septum. Will insurance cover tip straightening? (photo)

Most insurance companies with cover treatment of a deviated nasal septum that is causing obstruction. Depending on the insurance company they may... READ MORE

Muscle Relaxer for tight neck after Corset Platysmaplasty?

I am sorry that you are having discomfort following your procedure. Some of this tightness is probably related to swelling that naturally occurs... READ MORE

I'm considering a neck lift. I'm confused about when there is an incision under the chin and when there isn't. Any suggestions?

There are several reasons to make an incision under the chin (a submental incision), some of which have been mentioned below. The submental incision... READ MORE

Update on "Submandibular glands already sagging after neck lift" (photo)

It is difficult to determine exactly what is going on from your photograph, but you are only 20 days postoperative from your procedure and much of... READ MORE

I had a Tip Plasty to remove cartilage on the left side of my nose. Now my left side looks even bigger. Is this swelling?(photo)

It can take up to 12 months or more for the swelling to resolve from the nasal tip. Continue to follow up with your surgeon to follow the progress of... READ MORE

How does making your nose more narrow work?

There are many techniques available to narrow the tip of the nose. Some of these include removal of portions of the nasal cartilages and tip suturing.... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Sundine

Michael Sundine, MD has shared 5 before and after pictures with 28 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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