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Douglas Sunde, MD

99% Patient Satisfaction based on 171 ratings

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About Douglas Sunde:

Douglas Sunde, MD, FACS is a board certified plastic surgeon. He grew up in a suburb of Chicago and was an Eagle Scout, National Merit Scholar and valedictorian of his high school graduation class. He subsequently attended Stanford University, where he graduated with distinction. Dr. Sunde attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, and graduated as a member of the honor society AOA.

Dr. Sunde did his general and plastic surgery residency at Stanford University and performed additional fellowship level training in cosmetic surgery, hand, and microsurgery. Dr. Sunde began his private practice in Monterey, California, in 1994. He is an assistant clinical professor at Stanford University. Dr. Sunde has published in peer review journals and has made presentations both locally and nationally.

He is a member of the California Medical Society, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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American Board of Plastic Surgery

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856 Munras Ave Monterey, CA 93940

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Douglas Sunde, MD Reviews (129)

Eyelid Surgery

All involved were professional, aware of needs, nurturing, & respectful. I have better look & vision after the eye lift . Feel more confident.

Neck Lift

Both Dr. Sunday and Maureen (nurse) are highly skilled and personable and I felt very comfortable in placing my confidence with them. Dr. Sunde was kind enough to even come to my home for a follow-up visit the night of surgery. He is very caring and comfortable to be around.

Neck Lift

I was very comfortable with Dr. Sunde and his staff from the start. Everyone was very professional and yet also very personable. I had 100% confidence in Dr. Sunde's skill as an experienced surgeon and was 100% satisfied with my surgeries (neck lift, fat transfer, eyelid surgery). I knew Dr. Sunde and his staff were available to me at any time for followup visits and or additional information. I appreciated how comfortable Dr. Sunde made me feel about the surgery (and photos!) before and afterwards. He is a star - and cannot recommend him enough for cosmetic enhancement. [Single best thing is...] The eyelid surgery has enabled me to more easily apply eyeshadow and mascara without excess tissue in the way. I actually feel like my vision improved, at least insofar as my peripheral signs is concerned. The structure of my face has improved; I actually received a lower face lift even though technically I paid for a neck lift and eyelid lift. I feel more confident. The neck lift really enhanced my self confidence. I had not noticed how much loose skin I had until my mother pointed it out, and after that it was all I could see in the mirror. It is so nice to have a normal neck again !

Tummy Tuck

Kindness shown to myself and family was outstanding. The entire staff is TOPNOTCH. Couldn't be happier with the process and results. I consider this doctor and his practice as the BEST. Having a topnotch doctor perform my surgery brought me comfort. He made himself available to answer any and all questions.

Face Lift

Dr explained in advance what would work and what would not in my situation. I’ve found this to be correct, whereas other physicians I consulted withsuggested the other procedures . Dr. Sunde and staff had a close schedule of follow up to check on the healing process. I felt well taken care of along with trust in their expertise. I highly recommend this practice.

Face Lift

My experience with Dr. Sunde and his staff was exactly as I expected, professional, concerned and skilled from the front desk to the surgeon. My procedure was flawless and the results are exactly what I requested. I will return when other body parts need a lift! Thank you, Chelsea, Megan, Maureen and Dr. Sunde!

Eyelid Surgery

Dr Sunde is top notch, always gives you a honest option and I feel will not do anything not needed and makes you feel so comfortable at all times. I feel refreshed and natural!

Neck Lift

From the time I walked into the office, everyone was friendly, patient and thorough. Costs were explained in detail; the surgical process was explained at least twice; and follow-up (including the same evening of surgery) appointments are/were continuous. Dr. Sunde was super.

Face Lift

Dr. Sunde is most talented as a surgeon, aesthetic, and a caring individual. He is always available and extends himself for your well being and safety. The results of my surgery wereextraordinary; very happy with the results. The whole experience was very positive on many different levels. Do not look eighty years old; hence feel physically and mentally better and much younger.The results are very positive visually, psychologically, and physically.

Face Lift

Dr. Sunde did an amazing job! Dr. Sunde did exactly what I wanted and exceeded my expectations. I wanted to get rid of my sagging jowls and turkey neck. My goal was to have a natural look where people thought I looked better but weren't quite sure what was different about me. It worked! No pulled or tight looking skin. Now when I look in the mirror I see myself the way I feel inside. As a 66 year old woman that is very active physically, I'm happy to say the sagging skin is gone and I'm very grateful to have found such an excellent Dr. Dr. Sunde is so caring and genuine. He's a perfectionist and takes his time to get the desired results. My recovery is going great and I always look forward to seeing the whole team when I go to Monterey. I live in Santa Cruz but the drive has been worth it.

Face Lift

Before this surgery, Dr. Sunde did reconstructive surgery to the end of my nose for a skin cancer that had to be removed. It was a larger hole than expected, requiring a skin graft. He did an amazing repair! Hence, I already had a high degree of trust in his ability before deciding on having a face lift with him. He was attentive, explained everything well before the surgery, and his follow-up was much more than I ever expected. The evening and morning after the surgery, he visited me in my hospital room. When I went home, he or his nurse called every day, at least once, to see how I was doing. His follow up attention was the best. And, in addition to being a great doctor, he is a kind, concerned human being. I trust him and his work without question, I would use him again, and I would refer him without hesitancy to anyone considering cosmetic surgery. I'm delighted with the outcome.

Neck Lift

The entire team seemed to be on top of all details. There was a sense of confidence that was definitely passed on to me which took almost all my concern out of the procedure. The offices are simple and clean. Not overdone. The information on what to expect after surgery was most realistic. I felt prepared for the first few days of recovery. Everyone was a partner with me on the entire experience. And every appointment was on time.


I knew exactly what to expect. Pleasant experience overall. I feel better about myself.

Chin Implant

Dr Sundee and his staff were wonderful. They took great care of me! I feel so much more confident in my appearance now and gives me more confidence in life

Face Lift

I had heard of and seen Dr. Sunde's work for years and determined he was the only plastic surgeon I would ever consider. I was impressed with him and his staff from the very beginning, and it only got better. The level of expertise is above and beyond! I couldn't be happier with the results or the level of care. Dr. Sunde not only called every day to see how I was doing, but the first few days he actually came to my house to see for himself. Can we clone him? I have never been happier with any cosmetic procedure, and am so grateful for his abilities and nature. It is not something I would do again, but I am so glad I went to him! I can say, with a certainty, you won't be disappointed no matter what procedure you see him for. He knows what he's doing, and he does it well :-) I have had eye bags since I was in my early 40s. Dr. Sunde gave me back eyelids and eliminated the eye bags that have bothered me for decades. His ability to take years off of eyes is what attracted me to his office.

Eyelid Surgery

Felt well informed through out the entire surgical experience.

Eyelid Surgery

My experience with Dr. Sundae and his staff was superb in all aspects. Pre-surgical discussions and preparation were flawless and complete. There was little pain and swelling after the surgery and healing was very rapid--I looked pretty darn good after just a couple of weeks! The surgical result was outstanding, every bit as good as I imagined. Overall, an amazingly fine experience. Post-op pain, swelling and bruising were far less than I imagined they would be.

Neck Lift

Dr. Sunde and staff are very professional and compassionate. Though the recovery is not easy to go through, the results out weight the discomfort. I’m very happy with the outcome of my surgery. Extremely pleased with the outcome, I feel younger and everyone says I look beautiful

Face Lift

I felt very complete with information ahead of surgery and doctor and staff were very carding and helpful in all. They were kind, compassionate and made themselves extremely available.

Face Lift

Dr Sunde and his team are attentive, professional, and absolutely amazing! I was 100% satisfied with my surgery process from start to finish. Dr Sunde has a wonderful bedside manner, he is attentive, caring, and most important a true artist when it comes to plastic surgery techniques. The end result after surgery is a refreshed natural look. I would highly recommend Dr. Sunde to my family and friends. Dr Sunde's passion and dedication to each patient is remarkable. Dr. Sunde and his team are the BEST, you are in good hands with Dr. Sunde. I attended a Christmas party 12 days post surgery!