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Joseph P. Hunstad MD, FACS

“In the field of plastic surgery you learn something new every day. You must keep an open mind and be able to address difficult issues that may arise. If the solution is not in literature, identify ways to improve it and deliver outstanding results.” 
– Dr. Joseph P. Hunstad

Joseph P. Hunstad knew he wanted to be a physician from a very young age. And soon upon entering medical school, he knew he really wanted to be a surgeon. Believing he discovered his specialty – burn care and surgery – he developed his skills while enjoying the intricacy and strenuous pace of intensive care trauma. However, when he received an invitation to perform a cleft lip operation, a cosmetic procedure, and complex hand surgery from the chief of the burn unit, he was introduced to a new career in the innovative field of plastic surgery.

After completing his general surgery internship and residency, followed by a plastic surgery residency in Michigan, his studies led him to Houston, TX. There, he attained a coveted fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery and cosmetic plastic surgery at the MECOM Microsurgery Institute and the Texas medical Center.

Dr. Hunstad began his practice in Charlotte 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 a well-respected surgeon. It was his passion for finding solutions to challenging surgeries that led him to develop and publish several plastic surgery procedures while practicing here in Charlotte. He began to lecture and demonstrate his new techniques to national and international 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 keynote speaker later that year in Brussels, which was his first invitation as an international lecturer.

Dr. Hunstad is best known for his expert precision with surgical instruments, and he is committed to perfection and treating his patients with exceptional care. In 2015, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a huge accomplishment that involved serving a second three-year term. He currently serves as the Section Head of Plastic Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center-University, is Associate Consulting Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, International Traveling Professor for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Traveling Professor for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and he is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • The International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • The North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons – Past President
  • The Aesthetic Society Educational and Research Foundation
  • The Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • The Greater Charlotte Plastic Surgery Society

Of all his accomplishments, Dr. Hunstad is most proud of his children. He resides in Cornelius, NC, where he has practiced cosmetic plastic surgery for more than 29 years. He established a 13,000 square foot state-of-the art ambulatory surgical facility and MedSpa in Huntersville, NC, and a second elite facility in the Southpark area of Charlotte. Motivated by his patients, he continues to devote his practice to delivering state-of-the-art surgery in a warm and caring environment.

Dr. Hunstad represented the United States at the “Global Perspectives – Trends in Liposuction and Lipoplasty” in the current ISAPS News Issue.

ISAPS constituted by world wide known plastic surgeons who have scientific contributions and positive support to the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery field in all means. ISAPS also promotes the link between these selective plastic surgeons around the world who share their valuable time together both scientifically and socially by organizing yearly conferences around the world.

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Dr. Hunstad has given numerous clinical presentations and has been invited to be the featured guest speaker at many conferences both domestically and across the globe sharing his knowledge and expertise by performing live surgeries and presenting on various clinical topics.

He was recently invited to lecture as the key note speaker at the 36th Annual International Symposium for Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery in Puerto Vallarta. Dr. Hunstad’s presentations covered several topics including Per String Gluteoplasty and Bra-line Back Lift, cosmetic procedures he developed and published.

Some of his previous international clinical presentations and surgical demonstrations include:

Clincal Presentations:

Honorary Speaker, The Tumescent Technique – History, Guidelines and Technical Refinement, Circumferential Abdominoplasty for Massive Weight Loss and Obesity, Complications of Breast Augmentation Surgery, Panel Discussion with Drs. James Baker, Joseph Hunstad, and Richard Mladick; Fat Grafting, Face and Neck Fat Contouring, Is There a Role for Endermologie®?; Abdominoplasty Refinement: Improved Results with Concurrent Aggressive Myofascial Plication, Tumescent Liposuction, and Subscarpal Excision, The University of Toronto 28th Annual Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Toronto, CANADA April, 1998

Circumferential Abdominoplasty: Successful Body Abdominoplasty Refinement: Improved Results with Concurrent Aggressive Myofascial Plication, Tumescent Liposuction, and Subscarpal Fat Excision – Session Official Speech; Circumferential Abdominoplasty for Massive Weight Loss and Obesity, – Pre-Congress International Course Conference; Fat Grafting: Historical Perspective, Research and Current Technical Refinements – Round Table: Facial Grafting; The Tumescent Technique: History, Refinements, and Guidelines Ensuring Safety –Invited Visiting Professor- Pre-Congress International Course Conference; XXVIII Congreso Argentino De Cirugia Plastica, Sociedad Argentina De Cirugia Plastica, Argentine Faculty member, Advanced Abdominoplasty Concepts, Dr. Joseph Hunstad; 13th Annual British Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 25-29, 1999

Course Faculty, Dr. Joseph Hunstad, Lifting Frontal Endoscopico con tornillos de fijacion (Endoscopic Brow Lift with Screw Fixation); Remodelacion grasa de cara y cuello (Fat Contouring of Face and Neck); Blefaroplastia con Laser (Laser Blepharoplasty); Fat Grafting, Erbium-Laser CO2 – Surgeon: Dr. Joseph P. Hunstad;Institut Vila-Rovira Cirurgia Plastica I Estetica, IV Curso Internacional de Cirugia Estetica Facial (IV International Course of Aesthetic Facial Surgery), Barcelona, Spain, March 12-13, 1999

Keynote Speaker, Endoscopic Brow Lift with Screw Fixation; Circumferential Abdominoplasty Concepts; Advanced Abdominoplasty Concepts; Tumescence In Lipoplasty; The Israel Society of Plastic Surgeons, 26th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Plastic Surgery, Tel-Aviv, Israel, October 13-14, 1999

Invited Professor, Fat Grafting – History and Current Techniques; Circumferential Abdominoplasty; Advanced Abdominoplasty Techniques; Instituto De Cirugia Reconstructiva De Jalisco, XXVI Simposio Annual Internacional De Cirugia Plastica Estetica (XXVI Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, November 10-13, 1999

Faculty, Spectrum Health, 14th Annual British Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 24-28, 2000

Instructor, Tumescent Surgery; Abdominoplasty/ Comprehensive/Circumferential,Guest Faculty, Advanced Abdominoplasty Concepts; Circumferential Body Contouring for Massive Weight Loss and Obesity; Endoscopic Browlift with Screw Fixation: A Safe, Effective and Inexpensive Technique; Sociedad Espanola De Cirugia Plastica Reparadora Y Estetica, Federacion Iberolatinoamericana De Cirugia Plastica, II International Advances In Plastic And Aesthetic Surgery, Barcelona, Spain, September 20-23, 2000 

Faculty Member, Fat and Dermal Fat Grafting – Long Term Results; Soft Tissue Contouring of the Head and Neck; Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research Center For Health Professionals, 15th Annual British Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 22-26, 2001

Invited Guest Professor, Abdominplastia Circunferencial (Circumferential Abdominoplasty); Tecnicas en Abdominoplastia: Avances (Advanced Abdominoplasty Techniques); Liposuccion De Alto Volumen, Es Segura? (High Volume Liposuction Is It Safe?); Tecnicas Tumescentes: Actualizacion (Tumescent Techniques/Updates); Injertos Dermograsos (Fat/Dermal Fat Grafts); Sociedad Colombiana De Cirugia Plastica,Estetica, Maxilofacial y De La Mano – Seccional Central (Colombian Society of Plastic, Aesthetic, Maxilofacial and Hand Surgery Central Section), IV Symposium Cirugia

Estetica Del Seno Y Del Contorno Corporal Actualizacion Del Milenio (IV Symposium Aesthetic Surgery Of Breast And Body Contouring, The Millennium Update, Bogota, Colombia, February 16-17, 2001

Faculty Member, Abdominal Nuances to Enhance Results, Power Assisted Liposuction Revisited, 17th Annual British Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola,British Virgin Islands, January 27-January 31, 2003

Invited Professor –XIII Curso Internacional de Cirugia Estetica (Colombian Society of Aesthetic Surgery) — Santa Marta Colombia August 11-14, 2004.

Invited Professor — the Scandinavian Liposculpturing Symposia — live surgicaldemonstration of abdominal tumescent liposuction and abdominal etching,Circumferential Body Lifting for the Massive Weight Loss and Obese Patient,Abdominoplasty in Conjunction with Full Abdominal Liposuction, Liposuction –Technical Aspects, Indications and Limitations, Copenhagen Denmark -Sept. 17, 2004

Invited Professor, Abdominoplasty with Extensive Liposuction, Complete Abdominoplasty Revision, Endoscopic Brow Lift with Screw Fixation — 100 Patient Analysis, Advanced Abdominoplasty Concepts Including Sub-Scarpal Fat Resection and Wrap Muscle Plication, One Year Experience with Radiance FN Injectable Hydroxyl Appetite Implant–XXXI Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,Puerto Vallarta Mexico, November 2004
Abdominoplasty with Extensive Liposuction, and My Experience with MACS Lifts (SLifting),Invited Faculty, the 19th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St.John’s, USVI February 14 and 15, 2005

Advanced abdominoplasty, My Experience with MACS Lifts (S-Lifting), the International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons annual meeting, Havana Cuba March 4-8 2005

International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Stockholm June 17, 2005 Advanced abdominoplasty — lecture and live surgical demonstration — Invited Professor — 32nd annual meeting of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery — September 9 and 10, 2005, Vancouver Canada

Combining Liposuction with Body Contouring and Ancillary Procedures for Massive Weight Loss, Invited Faculty, the 20th Annual Virgin Islands Workshop in Plastic Surgery, January 30 — February 3, 2006

Ancillary Procedures Following Massive Weight Loss, the 21st annual Virgin Islands workshop in plastic surgery, January 29 — February 3, 2007, St. John’s US VI
Ancillary Procedures Following Massive Weight Loss, Circumferential Abdominal Plastic for Massive Weight Loss, Advanced Abdominoplasty Concepts, The Electric Macs Lift, invited visiting professor, the IV International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, March 21 — 24, 2007, Monterrey Mexico

Ancillary Procedures Following Massive Weight Loss, invited faculty, The International Consortium for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting, April 30 through May 6,2007, Jordan

Body Lifting, invited faculty, 14th International Congress of the International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructed and Aesthetic Surgery, June, 2007, Berlin Germany

Six Year Experience with Electric MACS Lift, invited faculty, Recent Advances in Plastic Surgery VI, August 30 1 — September 2, 2007, Belgrade Serbia

Ancillary Procedures after Massive Weight Loss, invited faculty, Recent Advances in Plastic Surgery VI, August 30 1 — September 2, 2007, Belgrade Serbia

Circumferential Body Lift, invited faculty, Recent Advances in Plastic Surgery VI, August 30 1 — September 2, 2007, Belgrade Serbia

Advanced Abdominoplasty Concepts, invited faculty, Recent Advances in Plastic Surgery VI, August 30 1 — September 2, 2007, Belgrade Serbia

The Impact of MACS Lift on a Private Practice, invited faculty, CATFAS II, September 21, 2007, Ghent Belgium

MACS Lift — 6 Year Experience and Nuances, invited faculty, British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting, September, 2008, London, England

Brachioplasty and Upper Body Contouring — Optimizing the Result, invited faculty, British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting, September, 2008, London, England
Abdominoplasty/Body Lifting — Improving Results, invited faculty, British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting, September, 2008, London, England Thigh Lifting, invited faculty, British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting, September, 2008, London, England

Extended Abdominoplasty Interactive Video, invited faculty, ISAPS Biennial Meeting, January, 2008, Melbourne Australia

Autologous Gluteal Augmentation, ISAPS Biennial Meeting, January, 2008, Melbourne Australia

XII International Advances in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, February, 2008, Mazatlan Mexico

The MACS Lift in a Private Practice, Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace Aesthetic Panel, , ASAPS annual meeting, May, 2008, San Diego Acapulco Mexico Katerinburg Russia
AFT for Gluteal Shaping, invited faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 15, 2008, Santa Fe New Mexico

Arm Contouring: Less Scarring Better Shape, invited faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 15, 2008, Santa Fe New Mexico

Purse String Gluteoplasty, invited faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 15, 2008, Santa Fe New Mexico

7 Year Experience with the MACS Lift, The Caribbean Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, October 27, 2008, Tobago

Purse — String Gluteoplasty, The Caribbean Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, October 28, 2008, Tobago

Autologous Fat Transfer, The Caribbean Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, October 28, 2008, Tobago

Arm Contouring — Liposuction to Brachioplasty, The Caribbean Aesthetic Surgery Workshop, October 28, 2008, Tobago

Arm Contouring; from Liposuction through Extended Brachioplasty, the 23rd annual Virgin Islands workshop in plastic surgery, January 26 — 30, 2009, St. John’s US VI

Autologous Fat Transfer for Gluteal Shaping, the 23rd annual Virgin Islands workshop in plastic surgery, January 26 — 30, 2009, St. John’s US VI

Purse String Gluteoplasty, the 23rd annual Virgin Islands workshop in plastic surgery, January 26 — 30, 2009, St. John’s US VI

Body Lifting the Following Massive Weight Loss, Invited Professor, Royal Australian College of surgeons, Australasia Society of Plastic Surgeons, May 6, 2009 Brisbane Australia

Ancillary Procedures Including Buttocks Contouring Following Massive Weight Loss, Invited Professor, Royal Australian College of surgeons, Australasia Society of Plastic Surgeons, May 6, 2009 Brisbane Australia

Bra–Line Back Lift — Keynote Lecture , Invited Professor, Royal Australian College of surgeons, Australasia Society of Plastic Surgeons, May 6, 2009 Brisbane Australia

Current Thoughts on Liposuction Including Laser-Assisted, Ultrasonic, Power Assisted and Tumescent, Invited Professor, Royal Australian College of surgeons, Australasia Society of Plastic Surgeons, May 6, 2009 Brisbane Australia

Seven-Year Experience with the all MACS Lift in a Private Practice, Invited Professor, Royal Australian College of surgeons, Australasia Society of Plastic Surgeons, May 6, 2009 Brisbane Australia

Lipoplasty as an Adjunct In Arm Contouring with Brachioplasty, invited faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 28, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Autologous Fat Transfers for Gluteal Shaping, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 28, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Comprehensive Lipoplasty MOC-PS Course, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 28, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Back Contouring with the Bra Line Back Lift, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 29, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Comprehensive Brachioplasty: Mini through Extended, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 29, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Purse-String Gluteoplasty, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 29, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

MACS – Lift — An Eight Year Experience, Invited Faculty, Aesthetic Surgery on the Eastern Mediterranean, June 13 — 20, 2009 Greek Isles and Turkey

Comprehensive Brachioplasty A — Z, Invited Faculty, Aesthetic Surgery on the Eastern Mediterranean, June 13 — 20, 2009 Greek Isles and Turkey

Lipoplasty as an Adjunct In Arm Contouring with Brachioplasty, invited faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 28, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Autologous Fat Transfers for Gluteal Shaping, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 28, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Comprehensive Lipoplasty MOC-PS Course, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 28, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Back Contouring with the Bra Line Back Lift, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 29, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Comprehensive Brachioplasty: Mini through Extended, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 29, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Purse-String Gluteoplasty, Invited Faculty, Breast Surgery and Body Contouring Symposium, August 29, 2009, Santa Fe New Mexico

Invited Professor Autologous Fat Grafting for Buttocks Augmentation a Simplified and Effective Method, XXXVI Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, November 2009

Invited Professor of Purse–String Gluteoplasty, XXXVI Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, November 2009

Invited Professor Bra — Line Back Lift, XXXVI Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, November 2009

Invited Professor Arm Contouring — from Liposuction to Extended Brachioplasty,XXXVI Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, November 2009

Invited Professor DVT/PE Prevention Methods, XXXVI Annual International Symposium on Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Puerto Vallarta Mexico, November 2009

Surgical Demonstrations:
Circumferential Abdominoplasty for Massive Weight Loss, the Royal Society of plastic surgery of Belgium, Brussels Belgium, 1993

Circumferential Abdominoplasty for Massive Weight Loss, the British Association for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Queen Victoria hospital, London England, 1996

Tumescent Liposuction and Full Abdominoplasty, the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, London England, 1997

Tumescent Liposuction Circumferential Thighs, The Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Québec City, Canada, September 2000

Facial Fat Grafting and Blepharoplasty, Sociedad Espanola De Cirugia Plastica Reparadora Y Estetica, Federacion Iberolatinoamericana De Cirugia Plastica, II International Advances In Plastic And Aesthetic Surgery, Barcelona, Spain, September 20-23, 2000

Liposuction of the Thighs, Tel Aviv Israel, 2000

Abdominoplasty with Extensive Liposuction and Wrap Muscle Repair, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Symposium, Barcelona Spain, 2002

Circumferential Abdominoplasty, Roman Italy, 2002

Endoscopic Breast Augmentation, Swedish public television, Malmo Sweden,November, 2002

Liposuction and breast augmentation, Norwegian Society of Plastic Surgery,Throndheim, Norway 2003

Abdominoplasty with Extensive Liposuction and WRAP Muscle Repair, The Canadian Society for Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, Vancouver Canada, September 2005

Extended MACS Lift with Neck Liposculpture, Corset Platysmaplasty, and Pinch Blepharoplasty, Recent Advances in Plastic Surgery, Belgrade Serbia, September 2007

Extended Brachioplasty Body Lift, BUPA Hospital, Tumbridge Wells, England,September 2007

Complete Lower Body Lift with Pursestring Gluteoplasty, BUPA Hospital, Tumbridge Wells, England, September 2007

Reverse Abdominoplasty with Progressive Tension Suturing With Breast Augmentation, February, 2008, Mazatlan, Mexico

Dr. Hunstad has published more than forty articles related to plastic surgery. Additionally, he has published numerous chapters in plastic surgery textbooks, including “A Systematic Approach to MACS-Lift Operative Techniques” in the textbook Short-Scar Face Lift- Operative Strategies and Techniques.

He most recently completed his first full work, Atlas of Abdominoplasty. Rated five stars on Amazon, Atlas of Abdominoplasty, details body contouring and other related ancillary procedures with emphasis on massive weight loss. With nearly 500 full-color illustrations, photographs and a bonus DVD, this textbook engages readers with details on liposuction and the latest endoscopic surgery techniques. To read the full review in the online version of PRS Journal click here

To read the full review by cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Erik Nuveen click here.

“As a physician who has performed more than 2,000 abdominoplasties, I am pleased to say that even an old dog such as myself has much to benefit from this text. Well written, experienced commentary with detail the best detail of any surgical text and most clinically relevant I have found. This book is mandatory for the fellowship training we provide and I have personally reviewed in over and over again. ”
-Erik Nuveen, MD, Cosmetic Surgeon (Oklahoma City, OK)

Dr. Hunstad has published more than forty Plastic Surgery articles in the world literature concerning body contouring and facelifting. He has published numerous chapters in plastic surgery textbooks, most recently, “A Systematic Approach to MACS-Lift Operative Techniques” in the textbook Short-Scar Face Lift- Operative Strategies and Techniques. A complete list of his works can be found in his curriculum vitae.

Bra Line Back Lift, by Joseph P. Hunstad, MD and Remus Reptus, MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Journal, October 2008. Click here to read the full article.

Other articles written by Dr. Hunstad include:

Enteral Feeding: A Practical Approach, R.E. Dean, M.D., Author, Pleribus Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois 1983 (contributing author)

Microvascular Reconstruction of the Face Following Extensive Gun Shot Injury, JP Hunstad, R Telman, SL Ringler, Bulletin Kent County Medical Society, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1986

Pulmonary Fat Embolism: Does It Occur Following Suction Assisted Lipectomy? Plastic Surgical Forum, Volume XI, Atlanta, GA; September 1987

IN VITRO Preservation of Traumatic Human Skin Autograft in a Massive Injury, JAOA 1989 Aug; 89(8):1066-8

Lipoplasty: A Patient Guide to Suction-Assisted Body Contouring, Lipoplasty Society of North America, March 1992

Circumferential Abdominoplasty: Indications, Complications, and Successes, Plastic Surgical Forum, Volume XV, Washington, DC; September, 1992

The Tumescent Technique: An Evolution, Lipoplasty Newsletter, Volume 11, No. 1,Winter, 1994.

Progress Report on Multicenter Study of Laser-Assisted Liposuction, J Hunstad, DB Abfelberg, S Rosenthal, B Achauer, Et. Al., Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Volume 18, 1994

Tumescent and Syringe Liposculpture: A Logical Partnership, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,Volume 19, July-August 1995

Large-Volume Tumescent Liposuction, Aesthetic Surgery Quarterly, Volume 15, No.4,Winter 1995.

The Tumescent Technique Facilitates Hair Micrografting, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery,Volume 20, 1996

Addressing Difficult Areas in Body Contouring with Emphasis on Combined Tumescent and Syringe Techniques, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Volume 23, No. 1, January 1996

Revision Abdominoplasty: Complications and Their Management, Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Volume 3, No. 1, February 1996.

Anatomic Considerations, Endoscopically Assisted Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, JP Hunstad and PB Fodor, Mosby-Year Book, Inc., St. Louis, 1996

Tumescent Liposuction, Aesthetic Surgery Video Journal, Volume IV, 1996, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Inc.

Liposuction for Obesity, Operative Techniques in Plastic and Reconstruction Surgery,Volume 3, No. 2, May 1996

Reduction Mammoplasty: a Safe and Effective Outpatient Procedure: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 1996 Nov-Dec; 20(6): 513 — 8

Body Contouring in the Obese Patient, Clinics in Plastic Surgery, Volume 23, No.4,October 1996

The Tumescent Technique, American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Patient Education Brochure Insert, 1997

Marcaine Ò Induces Clinically Beneficial Analgesia in the Immediate Postoperative Period, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 17(4), 269-70 July/August 1997

Breast Implant Patient Education, Plastic Surgery Products, August, 1998

Patient Education Guide to Lasers in Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Products,November/December, 1998

Advanced Abdominoplasty Concepts, Perspectives in Plastic Surgery, Volume 12,No.2, 1999

Liposuction of the Hips and Thighs, Operative Plastic Surgery, McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division, New York, 2000

Issues in Abdominoplasty, Panel Discussion, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 20, number 5, 403 — 409, 2000

The Tumescent and Syringe Techniques and Body Contouring. A Historical Perspective and Techniques for Their Combined Usage, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, edited by Gonzalez-Ulloa, Meyer, Smith, and Zaoli Volume 7, 2002

Anesthetic Considerations for Large — Volume Liposuction and Body — Contouring Surgery, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, 16: 137, 2002

Power — Assisted Liposuction, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, 16: 175, 2002

Cosmetic Surgery of the Buttocks Region, Panel Discussion, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, September/October 23(5), 381 — 387, 2003

Liposuction: Techniques and Guidelines, Clinics in Plastic Surgery — Lipoplasty, Volume 33, number 1, 2006

Liposuction and Tumescent Surgery, Clinics in Plastic Surgery — Lipoplasty, Volume 33, number 1, 2006

Male Body Contouring, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, May — June; 26(3): 307 — 16, 2006

Circumferential Body Contouring, in Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss. Al Aly, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis Missouri, 2006

Office — Based Anesthesia, Seminars in Plastic Surgery, Volume 21, pp. 103-107, Number 2, May 2007

Surgical Strategies for MACS Lifting, in Short Scar Facelifting, Tonnard and Verpaele, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc., St. Louis Missouri, 2007

The Difficult Gynecomastia: Combining Lipoplasty and Open Technique DVD, Excellence in Cosmetic Surgery 2, Johns Hopkins Medicine Continuing Medical Education, National Cosmetic Network, 2008

Bra-Line Back Lift, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 122(4): 1225-8, 2008

Purse-String Gluteoplasty, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 123: 123e-125e, 2009

Review of “The Lipodissolve Technique: Clinical Experience”, Clinics in Plastic Surgery– Emerging Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Volume 36, Number 2, 2009

Diastasis recti: clinical anatomy, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 123(6): 1885 — 6,2009

Subfascial Breast Augmentation: a Comprehensive Experience, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in press 2009

Dr. Joseph P. Hunstad is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is affiliated with the following professional organizations:

  • Fellow American College of Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member and frequent speaker for the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • International Consortium of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
  • Honorary membership of the Florida State Society of Plastic Surgeons (guest lecturer)
  • Honorary membership in the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons (guest lecturer)
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Mecklenburg County Medical Society
  • Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation
  • Aesthetic Society Educational and Research Foundation
  • American Medical Association
  • BCRF Research Awards Education Council Subcommittee Chairman,
  • Board of Directors-Body Contouring Research Foundation
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