he is the best without question!! - Huntersville, NC

Two days ago I had a MACS lift and neck...

Two days ago I had a MACS lift and neck liposuction with Dr. Hunstad. I had some sagging in my lower face and my neckline made me look like I was fat, even though I am only 120 lbs. They really bothered me and I knew beyond the shadow of a doubt who I should have do the surgery. I have had multiple procedures with him in the past and all have been beyond my expectations. He is truly the BEST!! I decided to go with local anesthesia because general always makes me sick. I was afraid that the numbing portion of the procedure might hurt but it didn't at all! They gave me a Valium, I was very relaxed and honestly nothing hurt throughout the entire procedure not even when he was numbing me. I could feel a little pressure and pulling sometimes but it didn't hurt in the least. I thought it was sort of cool because I knew that he was tightening my face and that it was going to look really good. I was extremely relaxed the entire time and would talk to him at times...asking what he was doing etc. I know this sounds strange but it was almost an enjoyable experience because I could just visualize what the outcome was going to be. My husband drove me to the hotel and I rested most of the rest of the day and evening. My ears did hurt a litttle, more like pressure and I did get a headache, but that's just me. I always get headaches. I know that had nothing to do with Dr. H. I also get sick anytime I take pain meds so I had to stop them almost as soon as I started taking them and that is when the pressure and headache started. If you can handle pain meds then you will be good to go. I just have an extremely sensitive stomach. Now two days later I am sitting around drinking almond milk, strawberry, banana and blueberry smoothies. It is a little hard to open my mouth very wide and I don't want to tear anything or mess things up so I'm sticking to a liquid diet for a few days. My advice would be to not try to talk too much and definitely try to stick to smoothies for the first few days. I haven't really looked in the mirror that much because I just have no doubt that my outcome is going to be beautiful. I have such confidence in Dr. Hunstad being that I have had multiple procedures with him and there is just no question to his expertise and abilities. He is a perfectionist and takes great pride in his work. I know that it takes awhile for things to stop swelling and look normal, so why look in the mirror non stop wondering what the outcome is going to be like. I have to say I wouldn't be like that if it weren't Dr Hunstad that did my work. I am typically a worry wart and can't stop looking at something wondering what it will be like, but after having work done with him, it just isn't the case because I have such a huge amount of trust in him. That is why it is so important to do your research and find a doctor that you really feel comfortable with and trust.
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon

It is really hard to put into words how I feel about Dr. Hunstad because I know nothing I could write will do him justice. He is the most honest, caring and experienced doctor. I am a person who trusts almost no one and I 100 % trust Dr. Hunstad to do anything. I don't question his judgement because I know he is going to do a phenomenal job. He is an artist and really knows what he is doing. I have been a patient since 2000 and everything he has done for me has turned out beautifully. He has practically worked on every part of my body at this point. He loves what he does and it shows. He takes his time with you and answers any questions that you may have. I can be quite annoying because I always have tons of questions, but it never bothers him. He even called me personally this afternoon to check up on me because I wasn't feeling so well at my one day check up. He and his staff went above and beyond to make me feel better before I left their office. They are incredible. They could have just sent me on my way and said thanks, but they spent several hours with me in order to make me feel better before sending me on my way. I don't think most doctors would have done that. He takes his time with you and makes sure that you are comfortable with the procedure (s) that you are asking about. He will even talk you out of a procedure if he doesn't think it will give you a good outcome (he has done that with me). He really is so compassionate, sweet and kind. I'm really not even looking in the mirror because I know my results in about a week or so are going to be phenomenal. It isn't even a question in my mind. I also just want to add that a lot of people are questioning reviews on this website as of late, but this is a 100 percent truthful review. I have been on Real Self for many many years now and I am as honest as they come. I would never put information out there that wasn't true, because I wouldn't want someone to do that when I rely on this website for information for myself. Dr. H has never asked me to write a review nor would he. I just think people need to know how awesome he is so they can make an intelligent decision because having work done is a big deal and who you choose is everything. I will post before and afters one I heal, so check back in a couple of weeks.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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