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Luke Curtsinger, MD, FACS

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I’m Dr. Luke Curtsinger and I’d like to thank you for visiting our website. Below you’ll find all of the "official" information about my credentials and experience, but I’d like to take just a few minutes of your time to tell you a bit about me personally. I think you deserve to know the man behind the credentials so you can make a good decision.

There are several things you’ve got to take into account when you choose your surgeon. Of course, look at credentials, certifications, experience and even convenience…but at the end of the day it should boil down to one critical factor...Obviously, choosing a cosmetic surgeon may be one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. We’ve taken a lot of care in creating this website to give you as much information as we can to aid you in your decision. I really hope you’ll take the time to click on our links and do your research and if you have any questions at all, I hope you’ll call us. But in the meantime, here’s a piece of advice from me to you:

I’ve spent my entire career making absolutely sure that my patients can talk openly with me and with my staff. I’ve invested hundreds of hours in comprehensive training to make sure that we excel at communicating - with each other as a team and with our patients. That means better safety and outcomes for you.

Nothing makes me happier than when my patients look in the mirror and then look at me with tears in their eyes because, finally, they are happy with what they see. I cherish those moments and have been honored and privileged to share hundreds of them with my patients and their families. For me, that’s what it’s all about.

I’m a people-person and I love laughing with my patients. But first things first: If we work together, I will encourage you to talk with me and with my staff so we can make sure we fully understand your unique needs and concerns. It all begins with talking.

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Meet Dr. Curtsinger - in this YouTube Video

It’s my profound hope that no matter who you choose for your surgeon, you will find someone you can talk with openly. I’d welcome the opportunity to meet you so we can discover if I’m the right doctor for you. If you feel comfortable and safe with me, then we will form a partnership and work together to assure that every choice you make is the best choice for you, your health and your appearance.

Have fun browsing through our website, watch my video and when you’re ready, I will look forward to meeting you and learning about I might help you love what you see in the mirror each day.

Luke J. Curtsinger, III, M.D., FACS, is Board Certified in both General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. A highly experienced surgeon in his field, he has performed well over 10,000 operations on both children and adults. He serves patients from Hilton Head Island, St. Simons Island and the surrounding area.

Read Q&A with Dr. Curtsinger on RealSelf.com.

Dr. Curtsinger specializes in:

  • Mommy Makeover
  • Breast Augmentation / Lifts
  • Liposuction with VASER
  • Tummy Tucks / Body Lifts
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery / Mini Facelift
  • Body Contouring After Weight Loss
  • Breast Reduction / Reconstruction
  • Botox® Treatments
  • Sculptra™, Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Autologous fat injections
  • Laser and Endoscopic Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Reconstruction
  • Obagi / Skin Rejuvenation

Dr. Curtsinger’s educational background:

After attending the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana as a National Merit Scholar and a Notre Dame Scholar, Dr. Curtsinger completed his undergraduate education at Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky with a B.A. in Biology. He graduated magna cum laude as a National Merit Student and an Alumni Scholar.

Dr. Curtsinger earned his M.D. and graduated in the top 20% of his class at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. He won several awards there, including the Ciba-Geigy Award for Community Service, the Tim Lee Carter Leadership Award and the Alpha Omega Alpha Outstanding Senior Student Award.

He completed his General Surgery Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, earning several honors including induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the Outstanding House Officer Award and the J.B. Aust Surgical Society Research Award for three years (1988, 1990, 1991). He completed Fellowships in both Wound Healing at the University of Louisville and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

After his post-doctoral training, Dr. Curtsinger was an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery at East Carolina University and won awards for teaching medical students. He has given over 100 presentations for local, regional and national audiences, earned numerous grants to study the growth of skin and wound healing, and authored over 15 scientific papers focused mainly on the healing of skin as well as breast, chest and abdominal wall reconstruction. He helped co-found the University Hospital Skin Bank in Louisville, Kentucky. His current interests include the study of nutrition for longevity and optimal health.

Dr. Curtsinger is married and has four children. He and his family enjoy cooking together, tennis, water sports and travel. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Curtsinger is no stranger to Southern hospitality and loves playing an active role in a part of the Savannah community.