Dr. James Sunwoo

Plastic Surgery
New York, NY
17 years experience male

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

800 A 5th Ave Ste 401, New York, NY
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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James Sunwoo, MD, DDS, P.C.

New York, NY

Office

Jersey City, NJ

Office

HIGHLAND, NY

About

Bio

James Sunwoo, MD, DDS, is a board-certified, oral and maxillofacial surgeon dedicated to providing comprehensive care in the head and neck region. His areas of expertise encompass oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery and cosmetic surgery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

General Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Doctor Q&A

88 Answers
108 Agrees
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Cheek Swelling: Yes, there are lymph nodes everywhere, but in that region you may also be concerned about your parotid gland. I would seek further consultation.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Chubby Cheeks: There are many procedures to do this, some more invasive than others. One procedure would be to remove the buccal fat pad, a layer of fat found in yo... Read More
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A 75-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Cheek Pain: It is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the exact source of pain in that area, as many regions are innervated by the same nerves. A more thorough clini... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Clenching: Some people tend to clench their jaws together at night when they sleep. If severe, may consider consulting with a professional.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Chips and Jaw Pain: Chewing vigorously and repeatedly on hard objects can lead to injury locally within your mouth, but also can traumatize your TMJ apparatus. Moderatio... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Dry Socket: Early in the healing phase, a clot forms within the surgical site. This clot plays an important role in initiating the necessary steps of healing. F... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Michigan: Have you tried the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor - excellent Oral and Maxillofacial department.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Numbness: Usually as the swelling dissipates, the numbness soon follows. However, if you sustained injury to your infraorbital nerve, which lies in that region... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Underbite: The only definitive way to correct for a skeletal discrepancy (i.e. underbite) is by having jaw surgery. Braces will correct for misalignment in your... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
White Line: White lines often form along the outside of the tongue or on the inside aspect of the cheek. As your tongue or cheek pushes against the teeth, a line... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Residual Root: Better to remove any remaining roots, especially if exposed, sometimes they can become a nidus for infections.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: A tooth ache can cause associated pain in the ear and neck. Recommend getting the lower molar treated, and should alleviate your associated ear and n... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Uncrowding: Without a force in the opposite direction, uncrowding is unlikely to happen. Removal of the wisdom teeth eliminated the impetus causing crowding, but... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Bone Spur: Not necessarily - have it checked out by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Jaw Surgery: After orthognathic jaw surgery, mainly a bilateral sagittal split osteotomy, it is not uncommon to have a sensory disturbance in your chin. It may st... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Jaw Reduction: Jaw reduction or chin contouring is primarily done for esthetic reasons. If done by the right surgeon, it can dramatically improve your appearance an... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Orthognathic Surgery: Typically an oral and maxillofacial surgeon performs orthognathic surgeries. Keep in mind, it is always a good idea to seek an experienced surgeon th... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Retrognathism: One thing to consider: when your jaws are misaligned, your teeth need to shift in order to come together appropriately. This is known as compensatio... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Jaw Line: There are two ways to enhance your jawline: by inserting implants or by altering your bony architecture. Please visit FACESNY.com for more informati... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Large Jaw: It's all relative. If your jaw is proportional to the rest of your face, it is considered normal.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Absent Wisdom Teeth: Lucky to be you! Most of us have wisdom teeth and the majority will need extractions.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Sleep Apnea Surgery: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disease that can affect different levels of the airway and also varies in its severity. There are many treatments, all w... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Large Jaw Muscles: If botox is not giving you the results you anticipated, there are a couple of surgical options. Keep in mind, this will begin a discussion which hope... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Clefts and Jaw Sx: In cleft patients, it is common for the maxilla to fail to develop along normal growth patterns, a lot of this has to do with scarring from previous s... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
OMFS Residency: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency has two pathways available: the first pathway requires 4 years of residency. The second pathway requires 4 ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Crowding: The general consensus currently is that wisdom teeth do contribute to anterior crowding, especially in the lower jaw. Your orthodontist is most likel... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Orthognathic Surgery: Orthognathic surgery is a procedure that realigns your upper and lower jaws into an ideal configuration. It is performed by an oral and maxillofacial... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: Wisdom teeth can cause damage to neighboring structures, which can result in feeling pain. Early and prompt treatment of wisdom teeth is highly recom... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Facial Contouring: This is a very common request, routinely performed by cosmetic orthognathic surgeons. Females tend to prefer a slimming of the facial skeleton. Male... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Local Anesthesia: Many people have gotten their wisdom teeth removed with just local anesthesia. I'm sure you'll get through the procedure just fine.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Crowding: This is a much debated topic, and there exists plenty of support both for and against wisdom teeth contributing to crowding of your teeth. However, g... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Clefts and Jaw Sx: In cleft patients, it is common for the maxilla to fail to develop along normal growth patterns, a lot of this has to do with scarring from previous s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Crowding: This is a much debated topic, and there exists plenty of support both for and against wisdom teeth contributing to crowding of your teeth. However, g... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Anxiety: It is normal to feel anxious about your anticipated procedure. Most people carry some fear about getting their wisdom teeth extracted. However, keep... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Palate: May want to get additional views as a palatal fracture is difficult to detect, especially if minor (as would be from this mode of injury). Additional... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Implant: Chin implants are usually placed superficial to the bone and along the inferior border of the mandible. On the other hand, the implant is placed with... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Cheekbone Fracture: Treatment will vary depending on the type of fracture (nondisplaced, displaced, simple, comminuted). It is always best to be able to reduce the fract... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Soft Palate: It could be from something as simple as trauma to your soft palate (i.e. pizza burn); or it could be something more serious, as an underlying patholog... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Cracked Tooth: The best course of action at this juncture would be to be evaluated by a dental professional. Early treatment is always best. Good luck!
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A male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Genioplasty: Genioplasty is a procedure commonly done from inside the mouth, in which case all incisions are hidden within the oral cavity. Traditionally, there a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Implants: Most would agree that 32 years of age is very young to be losing your teeth. Luckily, there are many options. For someone your age, implants would p... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Chin Reduction: Yes, chin reduction is an available cosmetic procedure.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Larger Jaw: There are several ways to increase the dimensions of your mandible (lower jaw). Perhaps the easiest and least invasive method is by inserting custom-... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
LeFort I: It is common to lose sensation, but in the majority of cases, sensation returns to normal. It's often directly correlated with your age at the time o... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Sleep Apnea Surgery: Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a disease that can affect different levels of the airway and also varies in its severity. There are many treatments, all w... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Bone Graft: There are no contraindications to grafting additional bone at the time of implant placement. In fact, it can be very helpful in some instances.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Wisdom Teeth: Everyone has a different experience, and it's difficult to generalize. Pain is also very subjective and variable from person to person. I encou... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Dry Socket: Also, keep in mind dry socket is much more prevalent after removing lower wisdom teeth. Although too early to predict whether you will develop dry so... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Early: Early intervention will prevent further spread of the abscess to neighboring areas.
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A member asked:
Dr. James Sunwoo
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Mucocoele: There are many major and minor salivary glands in the oral cavity and within the face. Many times there can be blockages, partial or complete, that c... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sunwoo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sunwoo is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! please check my profile photo for my underbite. thank you so much! amvcheng@gmail.com
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of Usc, Los Angeles Ca
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Graduated 9003MD

Medical/Graduate school

Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, CA
Graduated 2006MD

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, NY
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center

Residency

University of Southern California

Awards

Top 10 Doctor of 2014
Voted as one of New York's Top 10 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Specialist 2014
Patients' Choice Physician Award 2010

Affiliations

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
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