Dr. Joel L. Shanklin, MD

Dr. Joel L. Shanklin, MD


Cosmetic Surgery | Male | 50 years old

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My goal is to help patients achieve their dreams. The practice philosophy is more beautiful, more youthful, more youRead more

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Joel L. Shanklin is a Plastic Surgeon / Reconstructive Surgeon - General, Surgeon - Cosmetic Surgeon practicing in Savannah, GA,...Read more

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in Savannah, GA |
I experienced blood loss during my surgury, which resulted in me becoming anemic. Upon completion of the surgery Dr. Shanklin did not offer this information to my family. In fact he told them everything went well. When I got home I started having major complications and was hosptalized after collapsing from the results of the blood loss and the combination of the medication. I do not trust this doctor and I do not recommend his services. He seems a little shady.
in Savannah, GA |
Dr Shanklin made me feel really at ease in my consultation with him. He sat down and spent alot of time explaining all of my options for my breasts and my abdomen for my mommy makeover. He was very attentive to all my questions and I really appreciated that from him. His staff is awesome, very nice, and I love Jessica and Julie. They treated me like I was family.
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Dr. Shanklin says...

Joel L. Shanklin is a Plastic Surgeon / Reconstructive Surgeon - General, Surgeon - Cosmetic Surgeon practicing in Savannah, GA,  started practicing 1992


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
  • Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Medical Association of Georgia
  • Georgia Medical Society


  • Cash
  • Check
  • American Express
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • Discover
  • Prosper Healthcare Lending
  • CareCredit


Currently we accept and file most insurance policies.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BCBS Blue Card
  • BCBS Georgia
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • Great West
  • Humana
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare - Direct


  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


  • http://www.coastalempireplasticsurgery. com/

Dr. Shanklin's Care Philosophy

My goal is to help patients achieve their dreams. The practice philosophy is more beautiful, more youthful, more you

Dr. Shanklin says...


  • Breast Enlargement
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Arm Lift Surgery
  • Body Lift Surgery
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Liposuction
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Facelift
  • Eyelid Lift
  • Brow Lift
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Facial Implants
  • Aesthetician Services
  • ArteFill®
  • Botox®
  • Dysport®
  • Juvederm®
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Liquid Face Lift
  • Perlane®
  • Radiesse®
  • Restylane
  • Sculptra®
  • ThermiVa
  • Triniti Facial Renewal®
  • Ulthera Skin Tightening®
  • Vectra 3D Imaging
  • Velashape®
  • ThermiSmooth
  • ThermiBody
  • Sculpsure
  • Cellfina

Dr. Shanklin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cosmetic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Plastic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharoptosis
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Cancer Recurrence
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Hypoplasia
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Congenital Anomalies of Breast
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Large Breasts
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Wrinkles


  • Medical School
    University Of Louisville School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Residency Hospital
    General Surgery-University Of Arizona
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Louisville

    Graduated in 1988

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Reduction Surgery
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Botox® for Severe Underarm Sweating when Antiperspirants Fail
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reduction
  • Brow Lift
  • Buttock Lift
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Complex Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dysport Injection
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Facelift
  • Facial Reconstruction
  • Fat Grafting to the Body
  • Fat Grafting to the Breast
  • Fat Grafting to the Buttock
  • Fat Grafting to the Face
  • Full Face Lift
  • Juvéderm® Injection
  • Juvéderm® Ultra Plus XC Injection
  • Juvéderm® Voluma® Injection
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Liposuction
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Neck Lift
  • Neck Liposuction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Primary Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Sculptra™ Injection
  • Skin Grafts
  • ThermiSmooth™ Non-Invasive Skin Smoothing Treatment
  • ThermiTight™ Subdermal Skin Tightening Treatment
  • ThermiVa™ Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatment
  • Ultherapy®
  • Vaser® Liposelection (Liposuction)
  • Wound Repair