Dr. Sarmela Sunder
Dr. Sarmela Sunder offers facial plastic surgery procedures including facelifts, neck lifts, mini-lifts and rhinoplasty procedures, as well as non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
About Dr. Sarmela Sunder
Dr. Sarmela Sunder is a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Sunder believes that you should put your best face forward. 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.
Her extensive training combined with her innate sense for aesthetics gives her a distinctive approach for patient counseling and management. Additionally, Dr. Sunder represents a woman’s perspective, allowing her to offer her patients a unique and exclusive experience. She is recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal as “Women Making a Difference” and a Super Doc Rising Star in Los Angeles Magazine.
Dr. Sunder continued her medical education at the world-renowned Cornell Medical College. In addition to earning her medical degree, she spent years doing research, and published several articles in leading scientific journals. Her academic excellence took her to an elite residency program at Stanford University culminating with her serving as Chief Resident.
During her residency, she trained under the mentorship of a pioneer in Rhinoplasty and former president of both the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Dr. Sunder, whose artistic talents were recognized from a young age, was able to merge her artistic ability with her passion for medicine when she was accepted to a prestigious fellowship accredited by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
She trained under an internationally renowned facial plastic surgeon, and another past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Memberships and Associations:
AAFPRS – American Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
ABFPRS -American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
American Board of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Rhinologic Society
Awards and Recognitions:
2017 Super Doctor Rising Star – Los Angeles Magazine
2016 Super Doctor Rising Star – Los Angeles Magazine
2008 Resident Research Award, Stanford University Medical Center
2003 Woman Leader of the Year Award, Cornell University Weill Medical College
2000 Phi Beta Kappa, The Johns Hopkins University
2000 Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award, The Johns Hopkins University
Venus Freeze™/ Legacy™
Sunder Skin private label skincare line
Juvéderm® Family Fillers
Restylane® Family Fillers
Neck Lift Patient:
“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.”
“Dr. Sunder is not only highly skilled and talented, but she is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I really appreciate the time that she spent with me to make sure that all bases were covered. She is very detail-oriented, which is excellent because I am as well. Her follow-up is awesome! She gives beyond five star service the whole way through. Who wouldn’t want a stunning plastic surgeon that looks like a model and that is skilled beyond belief? I plan on getting many more procedures with Dr. Sunder to maintain a youthful look. At 35, I feel the need to stay on top of my looks while I can, before they completely go astray. She will be my “magic youth in a bottle” from now on. lol! Not to mention, her entire staff is the best. They all make an A+ team! They are all beautiful, sweet ladies!”
Lower Lift Patient:
“When you are looking for a Dr. that is going to work on your face you want an artist. Yes, I believe there is an art to making a 52yr old look 40 again. I told her I just wanted to look refreshed. Dr. Sunder accomplished this. The face is her specialty. Dr. Sunder’s bedside manner is amazing. She is so attentive to your needs. She is personable and professional. She never passed me off to her staff for any reason, I dealt with her the whole way through and all the after care. I would highly recommend her to everyone as I have.”
Lip Reduction Patient:
“Dr. Sarmela Sunder’s is very well trained in her field of plastic surgery, and tends to sway towards the safe procedures that won’t do harm to you. I appreciated her honesty and how she didn’t want me to waste my money on something I did not need done. She also was concerned about the end results and how they might effect me. She was very thorough at our first meeting and that is why I decided to have her do my lip reduction.”
“Fabulous! Can’t say enough about Dr. Sunder. She is always available for any questions. I saw her 5 years ago, for possible Fraxel, Fillers, Botox or something. At that time I knew if I was to ever have surgical work done, it would be done by her. I loved her petite hands (I thought her incisions would be smaller), Double Board Certified experience. The fact that she trained with a renown New York Plastic Surgeon was appealing to me.”
Patient, Agoura Hills, CA:
“Dr Sunder has a calming and kind bed side manner. The whole procedure was relaxing and painless. My look is so natural yet she took off at least 10 years. I feel so blessed to find Dr. Sunder. Everything is completely symmetrical and again looks so natural.”
Patient, Beverly Hills, CA:
“Where can I even begin? Sarmela is simply amazing! I just got my facelift with her and all I can say is “Wow!”. I saw all my girlfriends get facelifts with other plastic surgeons and I just didn’t have taste for their results, but after a good friend of mine showed me what Dr. Sunder had done for her, I was speechless. Her work has such nice turn-outs! She also was so reassuring and comforting, the day of the operation came around and I wasn’t even slightly nervous! I can go on and on about her first-class service and noteworthy results, but I don’t want to get all repetitive here. Bottom line is that Dr. Sarmela Sunder is one of the few plastic surgeons around that are worth the price and time.”
Patient, Beverly Hills, CA:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr. Sunder for her amazing surgical skills. She is truly a gifted surgeon. It’s now been one month after surgery and it just keeps getting better and better. If you’re looking for a kind, caring and talented surgeon, you’ve come to the right doctor. She’s the best. The most important criteria for me was to look like me. I wanted to look “natural”. If I couldn’t look natural, then I wouldn’t have wanted the surgery. If that is your criteria as well, your wish will be answered. I am truly blessed. A little background on myself: I have a 40 year old daughter and have a successful career in the entertainment business and I now look on the outside as I feel on the inside. I also have my groove back.”