Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
11208 Statesville Road, Suite 300
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078 US
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"I recently had an S Lift or MACS lift and could not be happier with the results." "I decided to go back for liposuction." "He was pretty honest and told me upfront this is one of the most painful procedures and takes along time to heal (my implants are intramuscular so less chance of it shifting) but also assured me that I would lo..."

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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

Excellent Results - Winston Salem, NC

Doctor Hunstad is very caring to his patients. He answered all of mine and my husbands questions. He still takes time to answer my questions and I am 8 weeks out post op. The entire staff is professional and courteous. Alexis helped me with my payment process and all my questions each week before my surgery. She was always very helpful and knowledgable. I am very happy with my results my gets better everyday.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Awesome Results from Dr. Hunstad - Huntersville, NC

Dr. Hunstad is a highly competent and skilled surgeon. I traveled from WV to ensure that my procedure was a success. I would highly recommend Dr. Hunstad to anyone in need of a plastic surgeon.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Lift and Implant Replacement - Charlotte, NC

Dr. Huntstad is great. He has a good sense of humor and the right amount of confidence in his ability. It is obvious he takes great pride in his work. I get the impression he is a perfectionist and that translates to an amazing end result. I was surprised at the extensive level of after care and have been nothing but impressed with every aspect of this experience.

5 out of 5 stars Body Lift

Dr. Hunstad Changed my Life - Charlotte, NC

Dr. Hunstad delivers. He loves what he does, and it shows. He is a very knowledgeable, capable, caring surgeon. He thoroughly discussed my options, possible complications, answered all of my questions, and gave me a realistic outcome. My outcome greatly exceeded any of my expectations. His staff is very well-trained and friendly. They were always very accomodating as I traveled 3 hours (one-way) for each appointment. If you are looking for a phenomenal surgeon in the Charlotte, NC area, I highly recommend Dr. Hunstad and his staff.

5 out of 5 stars Buccal Fat Removal

Had It Done and Love my Results - Huntersville, NC

I love everything about their office, their staff, Dr. Hunstad is rated one of the top surgeons in NC. He truly cares about you and what's going to be the best decision you make with surgery. You can't go wrong with him and his team.

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 went to Dr. Hunstad becasue of a co-worker who had just gotten the same surgery that I was wanting. I knew if my surgery went half as good as hers did then I would be so happy. I had the best experience and I would do it again in a second if I could. I recommend Dr. Hunstad and his staff to everyone that I know.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Best Plastic Surgeon in Charlotte! - Huntersville, NC

After I decided to undergo a tummy tuck procedure, I researched all doctors in the Charlotte area that performed the procedure. I noticed that not many doctors specialized in tummy tucks. The one doctor that stood out to me was Dr. Joseph Hunstad. I was immediately impressed that he wrote the book on abdominoplasty. I convinced myself that I didn’t want to just pick the first doctor I saw so I made consultations with other doctors in the area and in most cases I never saw the doctor on the consultation, leaving me very uncomfortable. Not to mention their prices were cheap, leaving me to question their ability to deliver what I wanted. My husband and I met with Dr. Hunstad and it was an immediate hit. When we saw the price of the surgery, at first we were shocked but we didn’t mind the price tag because we knew I was in the hands of a world renowned surgeon, after all who would write a text book on this procedure if they weren’t darn good at what they do! Dr. Hunstad and his staff are very attentive and caring, not only for the patient but their family too. I am extremely pleased with my surgery. Dr. Hunstad assured me I would have awesome results and boy did he deliver. Dr. Hunstad not only provided me an updated look but restored my self-esteem that I had been lacking after having my first child. I would recommend Dr. Hunstad and his staff to anyone looking to undergo cosmetic surgery. You will not be sorry.

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 visited 3 doctors before deciding to have my breast augmentation surgery done at the Hunstad Center by Dr. Hunstad. Dr. Hunstad and his staff were very friendly & informative. They made me feel comfortable and provided me with a lot of the information I needed to make the best decisions for my surgery. They were very flexible and let me return to the office as often as needed to help assure me that I would get the results I was looking for. The new digital imaging software they have in the office was a huge help - it helped me to decide the appropriate size for my body - this was something I couldn't find offered at any other office in Charlotte, NC. All and all I am extremely please with my results and had a great experience with Dr. Hunstad and the Hunstad Center for Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. I will definitely be back if I decide to have anything else done. ONE HINT: I found that if you get an earlier morning appointment, the wait times are shorter and they have GREAT coffee, so ask for some when you arrive:).

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

I have had an exceptional experiece with Dr. Hunstad and his staff. Dr Hunstad is an excellent Dr. and spends time with you to ensure you have no questions or concerns. I recently had an S Lift or MACS lift and could not be happier with the results.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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

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

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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?

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