Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
11208 Statesville Road, Suite 300
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078 US

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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Excellent Results - Winston Salem, NC

I lost 45lbs and should have been happy with my body but I had skin that hung from my stomach and my boobs were deflated. I lost weight to be healthier and look better. I had met with a few doctors but once I visited the Hunstad center I knew this was the right doctor and facility. I had the mommy makeover which consisted of a tummy tuck, lipo hip rolls, and a breast lift with augmentation. ...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Awesome Results from Dr. Hunstad - Huntersville, NC

I am extremely happy with my results!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Lift and Implant Replacement - Charlotte, NC

I had saline implants put in at age 23. I went from an A cup to a D cup. I was unhappy immediately because they didn't look symmetrical and the implants were visible at the sides of my breasts. 11 years and two kids later, my ugly boobs became painfully ugly. My husband called me "one hangs low". It was time to get them redone. 6 months ago at age 34, I had the saline implants replaced with...

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Dr. Hunstad Changed my Life - Charlotte, NC

After losing 200lbs, through diet and exercise, I was left with alot of excess skin. After all of that hard work, I felt horribly disfigured and unattractive when I looked at the "new me" in the mirror. I knew I needed a plastic surgeon who had alot of experience with massive weight loss patients. I did alot of research in choosing my doctor. The circumferential body lift procedure I...

5 out of 5 stars Buccal Fat Removal

Had It Done and Love my Results - Huntersville, NC

I always had a full face. When I'd lose or gain weight my face always stayed the same. I had went to many plastic surgeons when I was 25 and was told by all ofI them I should wait since I may lose more facial fat as I got older. I waited 6 years and knew I still wanted it done because I still hated how my face bubbled up of pure fat on the sides of my face when I smiled. So I heard...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Breast Implant Revision - Huntersville, NC

I had my Breast Augmentation done by a different Doctor back in the early 90's. They were silicone and through the years they had gotten hard, painful and capsulated. I was so glad to hear of the Allergan Gel Implants and thought that would solve my problem. I went to a local Cosmetic Surgeon and he referred me to Dr. Hunstad. I tend to ask questions and do a lot of research before seeing a...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Best Expereince - Huntersville, NC

I have wanted this surgery since I was younger and it was something that would make my self esteem higher than it already was.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best Plastic Surgeon in Charlotte! - Huntersville, NC

I am so glad I went with Dr. Hunstad! He treats you and your family like you are a part of his family. He truly cares about his patients!!!! I am a mother of 2 children (ages 8 & 2.5) and at one point I weighed 200 lbs. I have worked diligently over the last 10 yrs to lose weight but when I reached 150 lbs, I noticed that although I was losing weight, I had a lot of excess skin that...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Very Happy with Results: Wait Times Are Shorter With AM Appointments & Digital Imaging Was a Huge Help - Huntersville, NC

I did it because I've always wanted to and I'm done having children. I'm really pleased. My recommendation...if you wear padded bras - which I did before - decide if you want to look bigger or the same size as that. Then decide based off of the 'try-on' implants what size that could be (go from bra to implant), then use the digital software that Dr. Hunstad has in his...

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

You Can't Find a Better Sugeon - Huntersville, NC

Needed to be freshened up,

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Hunstad has hospital affiliations at Carolina's Medical Center University and Presbyterian Hospital Huntersville.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan 1977
    Medical: MD, Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan 1981
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Plastic Surgery, Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center 1986
    General Surgery, Butterworth Hospital, 1984
    Fellowship: Reconstructive Microsurgery, MECOM Microsurgical Institute, Baylor, Houston, 1987

Treatments offered at The Hunstad Kortesis Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & MedSpa

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Has Cellulaze Been Approved by the FDA?

Celulaze was very recently approved by the FDA in November of 2011. It appears to be a long-standing single treatment for cellulite that can be... READ MORE

Is It Unwise to Chew Gum After Facelift Surgery?

Testingcapturing the arm after a facelift is really not advised during the early recovery. But by the second month or so it's really not a problem... READ MORE

Is Lactic Peel the Mildest Peel? What's the Difference Between Lactic Acid Glycolic Peel?

Lactic acid works best for drier skin, or those with sensitive skin because the penetration is slower. Glycolic is better for oily skin because it has... READ MORE

How long does the numbness after a facelift stays?

Numbness after a facelift is actually quite variable. Certain areas such as around the mouth usually lose no sensation, whereas the area immediately... READ MORE

My Dog Bit off my Top Lip

When a dog bites off a portion of the lip and really traumatizes it, its survival becomes somewhat difficult, but not impossible. At this point,... READ MORE

Incision 10" made across my hairline on my forehead, but he did not do a lift. (photos)

I am so sorry to see that you have developed this severe neuropathy of your scalp. At this point consultation with a neurologist and other providers... READ MORE

Stabbing/Stinging/Burning pains inside my abdomen 4 weeks post tummy tuck - wondering why?

The recovery from abdominoplasty can be difficult for at least a number of weeks. As the sensation improves and as the swelling goes down, there can... READ MORE

Will the muscle mass I have developed negatively affect my recovery time?

The more fit and stronger you are at the time of surgery, the better your recovery will be. We encourage patients to maintain a normal exercise... READ MORE

I'm 33, 5'6", 180 lbs, with one child. Lost 80 lbs a few years ago. Would I be a good tummy tuck candidate? (Photo)

I have carefully reviewed your pictures and you really do represent a good candidate for a tummy tuck. Liposuction alone would not help you because of... READ MORE

Tummy tuck cancelled because doctor has death in family. What is reasonable amount of time for him to be back at work?

Time off for family deaths or other tragedies is very individualized. We certainly know how disappointed you are to have your surgery cancelled and... READ MORE

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Joseph Hunstad, MD has shared 19 before and after pictures with 135 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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