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16311 Ventura Blvd, Ste 600
Los Angeles, California 91436 US

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5 out of 5 stars Neck Lift

15 years younger. I got asked for my ID in Las Vegas!

I am so happy I met with Dr. Sunder and decided to have my surgeries with her. We just...clicked. She is so skilled, highly trained and really listens to what you are looking for. She takes the time to work with you and explain the process. I am 53 years old and having a neck lift is a HUGE improvement to anyone with jowls and hanging skin. Same with an upper eye lift. Great results. 4...

5 out of 5 stars Rhinoplasty

Dr. Sarmela Sunder Was the Best Choice for my Rhinoplasty! - Encino, CA

My nose was beginning to take on a sloped appearance and breathing was becoming difficult. I compared my nose to my siblings and parents and I was the only one with the problem. It was causing my nostrils to take on a flared appearance due to the lack of cartilage in my bridge. My nose had been bothering me for about two years, so at the age of 35 I decided to do something about it. I met with...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

I'm 53 Years Old Woman That is Very Happy WithDr. Sunder Treatment.Westlake Village, CA

Absently happy to be treated by a professional femal Doctor how understand me needs, she is hands on and she make me feel that she have all the time to spend with me and explain me all me option. no nurses or staff ! Office staff are so nice & polite. In addition it's one place that meet all me needs all under one roof I wish I knew her few years earlier, I wasted so much money on Botox...

5 out of 5 stars Lower Face Lift

52 Yr.old and Loving my Lower Lift - Los Angeles, CA

When I decided I wanted a lower lift and my neck done I interviewed 3 Dr.'s. I chose Dr. Sarmela Sunder. When I first meant her she made me feel very comfortable right away. She asked for past photos of me because she wanted me to look like me when I was finished. The other Dr.'s never asked. I was so happy with my decision because the out come was amazing. The discomfort level was not a big...

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Botox Experience - Encino, CA

I recently had an appointment for Botox with Dr. Sarmela Sunder. She took her time to explain thoroughly about the procedure and what to expect. It was painless and a very good experience. The staff was also great. I will definitely continue to see Dr. Sunder for any future procedures and highly recommend her office.

5 out of 5 stars Lip Reduction

Dr. Sarmela Sunder's Helped Make My Lips Look Smaller Without Surgery! - Encino, CA

I have big lips and made them even bigger 17 years ago when lip augmentation was just getting popular. What was I thinking? As I got older my face got thinner making my lips look even bigger. I have been researching and meeting several plastic surgeons for the past few years and was not impressed. Then I was looking through Realself and read a review about Dr. Sarmela Sunder located in the...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

56 Feeling Saggy, Eye Lids Are Heavy Looking/feeling. Insurance Will Pay for Eyelift So I Thought Go for Smas Facelift As Well.

Day was was tough, not a lot of pain just the wrapping is tight and uncomfortable along with the drains. That is taken out the next day. My bruising has been an issue it's been 2 weeks and I am finally starting to see the bruises go away. Numbness comes with it and from what I understand will be there for along time. Still have swelling. My smile is a little crooked right now as one side of...

5 out of 5 stars Mini Lift

Above and Beyond!!! - Encino, CA

I cannot thank Dr. Sunder and her staff enough for the quality of care I received. After meeting with three different, highly respected plastic surgeons, I chose Dr. Sunder based solely on her skill and level of expertise in facial plastic surgery. In our consultation, she listened to me and obtained a good understanding of what I was trying to achieve. She was engaged in every conversation...

5 out of 5 stars Scar Removal

Flawless Skin from Scar Removal and Botox - Encino, CA

Some doctors are in the business of medicine, while Dr. Sunder is in the medicine of healing and helping people look fabulous, which makes you feel better, thus serving a healing function. Her office is very professional and I really felt calm and cared for when I had a scar revised. She was swiftly and thoroughly responsive when I had questions about it, both before and after. I was scared...

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Amazing I Look at Least 10 Years Younger I Am So Happy - Agoura Hills, CA

Dr. Sunder is so amazing I have been nervous doing anything with my face. She did everything perfect. People have being saying are you doing something different with yourself you look so good? My secret is Dr Sunder my lines are all gone and my lips are sexy and full now. I will forever be back ??

Personal Statement

Dr. Sarmela Sunder is a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery. She dedicated years of training to the face and neck, knowing that a surgeon should properly focus on one field in order to be truly exceptional.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Anthropology and Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University
    Medical: MD, Cornell University Weill Medical College
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: General Surgery, Stanford University
    Residency: Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University
    Fellowship: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with Vito Quatela, MD, University of Rochester

Treatments offered at SARMELA SUNDER, MD. & MICHAEL A. PERSKY, MD

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How Long Does It Take to See Ulthera Results?

Ultherapy uses ultrasound technology to deliver low levels of focused heat to the tissues immediately underneath the skin. Your body responds to this... READ MORE

Unable to Smile Propely at Almost 7 Weeks After Rhinoplasty

Hi, This is not an uncommon concern following a rhinoplasty. In fact, I usually tell my rhinoplasty patients that their smile will not feel the... READ MORE

Candidate for Buccal Fat Removal or Facial Lipo? (photos)

Thank you for your question and for including photos. I would advise against buccal fat excision in your case, precisely because in this situation it... READ MORE

Am I a Candidate for Ulthera in my Lower Face?

Based on your description, you seem like you would be a candidate for Ulthera. Patients who do well with Ultherapy are those with mild to moderate... READ MORE

When will Kybella be available? Any potential off label uses? Costs?

Kybella is available at select practices across the country currently. The cost per vial varies according to geography, ranging anywhere from... READ MORE

How Many Kenalog Injections Are Ideal After Rhinoplasty?

Hi, There is no standard number of Kenalog injections that one should have following surgery. It really depends on how your body responds to the... READ MORE

Safe to Have Ulthera if You Have Had Sculptra, Restylane or Juvederm?

Hi, There are no studies looking at the effects of fillers in combination with Ultherapy. However, there have been reports that when Ulthera has... READ MORE

4 Months Post Rhinoplasty: Tip Swelling

Hi, As frustrating as it is, I think you need to be patient a little longer with your results. Tip swelling can be persistent anywhere from 6-12... READ MORE

Unhappy w/ Radiesse for the Corners of the Mouth - Options?

Hi, In some patients, swelling from the injection process itself can take 3-5 days to resolve, so if you are just one day out from the injection,... READ MORE

How Much Does Lip Enhancement Cost?

Lip enhancement could be achieved through a variety of procedures including:1. Lip fillers (Resytlane/Juvederm/Restylane Silk/Belotero) - Theses are... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Sunder

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Learn What Procedure Can Be Combined With a Mini Lift

Live from Vegas at VCS 2016, Dr. Sarmela Sunder answers questions about combining procedures with a Mini Facelift. WATCH VIDEO

How to Pick a Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Dr. Sarmela Sunder shares her advice on how to pick a rhinoplasty surgeon. WATCH VIDEO

How Long Is Facelift Recovery? It's Shorter Than You Think

What should you expect when recovering from a facelift? Dr. Sarmela Sunder has the answer. WATCH VIDEO

How Long Do the Results of Kybella Last?

How long will your results from Kybella stick around? Here's the answer, courtesy of Dr. Sarmela Sunder. WATCH VIDEO

What Is Kybella? Get the Answer in Less Than 30 Seconds

Heard about Kybella but not exactly sure what it is? Get the answer from Dr. Sarmela Sunder. WATCH VIDEO

Here Are 3 Ways to Minimize Downtime After Kybella

If you're getting Kybella, hear what Dr. Sarmela Sunder recommends to improve your recovery. WATCH VIDEO

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