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Coastal Empire Plastic Surgeons

Our Plastic Surgeons Philosophy

Artistry is an important part of being an exceptional cosmetic surgeon. In addition to the medical and technical details that are essential for beautiful results, there is the artistic eye. We never forget that aesthetic appearance is the point behind every treatment or procedure we perform.

We share your goal, which is that you look as attractive as you've always dreamed you could look. Coastal Empire Best Plastic Surgeons Savannah

Awards and Honors

In 2012, our plastic surgeons were named to the "Most Compassionate Doctor" list for Savannah, reserved for the top 3% of doctors in Savannah by the national doctor review site Vitals.com. Both Dr. Curtsinger and Dr. McGovern have been named to the list in previous years.

Our surgeons have also received the Patients’ Choice award, which recognizes doctors of all specialties who make a difference in the lives of their patients. This honor is given to those physicians who have received near perfect scores on Vitals.com as voted by consumers who participate on this website.

Dr. Michael Huntly FACS

Dr. Michael Huntly recently joined Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery after a 15 year career with Finger and Associates in Savannah, GA. Prior to moving to Savannah, for twelve years, Dr. Huntly was the Chief  of the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeryvat the Guthrie Clinic in Sayre, PA. This is a 250 physician group modeled on the Mayo Clinic. With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Huntly has developed expertise in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.


Joel Shanklin, MD

Joel L. Shanklin, MD, FACS, is the founder of Coastal Empire Plastic Surgery and was involved in the design and construction of the office and surgery center complex which opened in August 2003.


Luke Curtsinger, MD, FACS

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.


Meghan McGovern, MD, FACS

Dr. McGovern came to Savannah in 2002, after completing training in plastic surgery in Pennsylvania, and medical school in Virginia. She is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.