About

Philosophy

We aim to provide exceptional care by focusing on the complexities and the shades of grey that surround us.

  • Cosmetic surgery is now obsolete in a world of new cutting edge products to rejuvenate the face without downtime or pain.
  • The latest laser is the perfect solution to your (and your neighbor’s) skin and has no chance of damaging your skin.
  • You will look 20 years younger and not miss a day of work.
  • Since the product is made from 100% natural and organic ingredients, it cannot harm you.
  • Patients do not scar after my surgeries.
  • You are a perfect candidate for my new high energy radio frequency device that has all of the benefits of a facelift and is quite honestly driving surgeons out of business.

We live in a world where we are surrounded by heavily airbrushed faces and advertisements that promise a silver bullet.”

We cringe statements like those listed above, and pride ourselves on the way we educate and treat our patients with respect. Respect for the research you have done into treatments, and also respect for your intellect and ability to understand nuance. We know that our patients don’t need to have their options simplified into black and white, but that they appreciate a discussion about which shades of grey fit them.

If the best option for you is one that we do not provide, we happily refer you to someone that does. We avoid one-size-fits-all solutions and listen more than we talk, and look forward to meeting you and hearing your story.

Dr. Summit Kundaria

Summit Kundaria is a board certified head and neck surgeon that completed an accredited fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in California, where he had the opportunity to train with renowned facial plastic surgeons that specialized in surgery to address the aging face, nose, eyelids, and laser surgery.

He grew up on the Central Coast of California and attended Stanford University, where he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine after spending a year volunteering with inner city youth in Mumbai, India.

After graduating, he stayed at the University of Pittsburgh for a five-year residency in its top-ranked program Head and Neck Surgery.

After Residency, he stayed as faculty for one year before moving to Los Altos, CA, for a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, where his education and practice consisted of rigorous training in surgical facial rejuvenation and rhinoplasty, as well as oculoplastic and hair surgery. Over the course of his training, he has presented at national and international meetings, authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

But Dr. Kundaria believes that training at top institutions and under the guidance of leaders and pioneers in the fields of study does not make a good doctor or surgeon. Attention to detail, good judgment, compassionate care, and active listening are much more important to the care he delivers than his resumé. Though he is eternally thankful to have had the opportunities to study and train where he did, he prides himself more on the ability to connect with people and address their needs in a unique way, and with a sense of humor.

Questions?

Contact us for more details about our clinic and services, and we will be happy to answer your questions.