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Douglas Sunde, MD

99.2% Patient Satisfaction based on 178 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 (135)

Neck Lift

Dr. Sunde is an artist. I am beautiful! No Pain, No Bruising. My jaw and neckline are perfect.

Face Lift

I believe it would be impossible to find a better surgeon and medical office than Dr. Sunde. They have perfection down to a science. From the first visit, to the surgery, to the after care, they are involved, caring, professional, timely, and they listen!!! Anyone who is considering surgery of the type that can be administered by Dr. Sunde, I would say that you need look no further ... you can count on Dr. Sunde, and his nurse / office staff, Maureen, Megan and Chelsea to give you the greatest care.

Face Lift

Dr. Sunde is very conscientious and methodical in his approach. A very skilled surgeon but also kind and caring. His staff is amazing as well. Willing to help and answer questions. Dr. Sunde and his staff are great! [Single best thing is...] The confidence I had in Dr. Sunde. Aftercare has been amazing. Warm helpful staff. Great results!!!!

Eyelid Surgery

Dr. Sunde is top notch in his specialized training, his interpersonal skills and his commitment to caring about how he is serving his patients. His staff is welcoming and always available. The surgery center was great and the nurses who cared for me after surgery were especially attentive. I find the eyelid surgery (with Dr. Sunde) to be zero risk and minimal discomfort/quick recovery for the improvement. I explained to Dr. Sunde my goal: not to look like 'dear in the headlights' but rather just natural. My outcome was perfect. No one would notice but me. And I love it!

Face Lift

The follow through of Doctor Sunde is amazing.

Face Lift

Enhanced self-confidence, less anxiety about aging, overall more interest in taking care of my overall health.

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