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Facelift, the 5th most popular cosmetic procedure in the US with Dr. Joseph Hunstad

February 18, 2015

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Founder of Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery + MedSpa, Dr. Joseph Hunstad, joins eHealth Radio and the Plastic Surgery Information Channel to talk about the 5th most popular cosmetic procedure in the US, the facelift.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Joseph Hunstad discuss the following:

  • What is a Facelift and how is MACS lift different from a traditional facelift?
  • How do you determine who is a good candidate for a facelift or if a non-surgical procedure is best, like a liquid facelift or laser treatments?
  • What is the recovery process like and when can the patients expect to see final results?
  • How long does a facelift last and how do you determine follow up treatment after that time frame?
  • What are your recommendations for maintaining your facial youth before or after a facelift?

Duration: 9:51

Joseph P. Hunstad always knew he’d be a surgeon. After completing his internship and residency in his home state of Michigan, his studies led him to Houston, TX where he attained a highly sought after fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at the MECOM Microsurgery Institute. Believing he discovered his specialty – burn repair surgery – he developed his gift while enjoying the intricacy and strenuous pace intensive care trauma presented. However, a rare invitation to perform a cleft lip operation and complex hand surgery from the Chief of the Burn Unit, a plastic surgeon, would introduce him to a new career in the innovative field of reconstructive plastic surgery.

Dr. Hunstad began his practice and watched it evolve rapidly as he welcomed more cosmetic plastic surgery patients. His determination, concern for patients and pursuit of excellence shaped him into an exceptional surgeon. It was his passion for finding solutions to challenging surgeries that led him to develop and publish several procedures while practicing. He began to lecture and demonstrate his new techniques to national audiences. In 1993, while presenting on the topic of Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss, he was approached by the President of the Belgium Society of Surgery to be the key note speaker which was his first invitation as an international lecturer.

World-renowned physician, Joseph P. Hunstad, MD, FACS was named Best Plastic Surgeon in America by Castle Connolly. He has published over 40 plastic surgery articles and most recently completed his first full textbook, Atlas of Abdominoplasty. He has accepted invitations to speak and perform surgeries in 22 countries and trains other medical doctors through fellowship and direct observation programs. Most notably this brilliant physician is credited with inventing “The Hunstad System,” a popular and widely used technique for tumescent anesthesia.

Dr. Hunstad is highly regarded in his field. Best known for his expert precision with surgical tools, it is not surprising to learn that he is committed to perfection and treating his patients with exceptional care. He currently serves as the Section Head of Plastic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center-University.


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