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Meet The Founder

Joseph P. Hunstad, M.D., FACS

Dr. Hunstad is the founder of H/K/B. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University and completed a General Surgery residency at Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids. He completed his Plastic Surgery residency at the Grand Rapids Area Medical Education Center, where he later served as Plastic Surgery Chief Resident for a year. He completed a Fellowship in Reconstructive Microsurgery at the MECOM Microsurgical Institute in Houston and is licensed to practice in North Carolina, Michigan, and Texas. Dr. Hunstad has been named one of the Best Plastic Surgeons in America by Castle Connolly, among numerous other awards and distinctions in cosmetic plastic surgery.

He is a pioneer in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery, having written a textbook about abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) techniques, invented surgical tools, and developed a technique called the “Hunstad System” that is widely used in liposuction procedures. Dr. Hunstad has hand-selected and trained Dr. Kortesis in his innovative techniques so that all surgeons at H/K/B are skilled and experienced in these state-of-the-art methods.