Dr. Kunkel

Albuquerque Center for Plastic Surgery (ACFPS) welcomed Dr. Ryan Kunkel to the team in 2021. A fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kunkel is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is a native of Carmel, Indiana who moved to the southwest to serve the needs of Albuquerque and New Mexico.

Recruited by Dr. Christopher Demas, Dr. Kunkel was the first graduate of the University of New Mexico (UNM) Integrated Plastic Surgery program. As the first resident and first graduate, he had the unique opportunity to perform an extraordinarily large number of surgeries during his residency training. Dr. Kunkel attended Indiana University for his undergraduate education and was awarded scholarships to study business in the Kelley School of Business. It was at Indiana University where he continued his medical education as well.

After graduating from UNM, he completed a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of Utah. During this time, he mastered cleft lip and palate repairs, craniosynostosis repair, facial reconstruction, and a variety of pediatric plastic surgeries.

Dr. Kunkel’s expertise and experience in craniofacial surgery as well as his keen eye for aesthetic surgery is a vital addition to the ACFPS staff, and provides the following services to the practice’s clientele:

  • Breast:
    • Breast Augmentation
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast Lift
    • Gynecomastia Surgery
  • Body:
    • Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck
    • Body Lift
    • Thigh Lift
    • Arm Lift
    • Liposuction
    • Buttock Augmentation
    • Brazilian Butt Lift
    • Labiaplasty
  • Face:
    • Rhinoplasty
    • Face Lifts
    • Brow Lift
    • Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
    • Lip Augmentation
    • Lip Lift
    • Chin Augmentation
    • Ear Pinning/Reduction
    • Earlobe Repair
    • Scar Revision
    • Lipofilling/ Fat injection
  • General Skin Surgery:
    • Mole and Birthmark Removal
    • Scar Revision
    • Fillers
    • Botox

He also performs a variety of cancer and trauma reconstruction as well as craniofacial, cleft, and pediatric plastic surgery:

  • Craniosynostosis Repair
  • Cleft Lip Repair
  • Cleft Palate Repair
  • Cleft Rhinoplasty
  • Otoplasty (Ear Reconstruction)
  • Facial Feminization
  • Alveolar Bone Grafting
  • LeFort 1 Advancement (Maxillary advancement)
  • Mandibular Advancement
  • Velopharyngeal Incompetence Repair
Visit his website at to learn more.