Dr. Louis E. Costa is a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and the director at Crantford Costa Plastic Surgery in Charleston, South Carolina. He specializes in refining, rejuvenating, and reconstructing facial features to help his patients put their best faces forward.

Dr. Costa works alongside his fellow surgeons to deliver exceptional, natural-looking outcomes that elevate the very best in each person’s unique appearance.


Dr. Costa obtained his D.M.D. degree as the First Honor Graduate, recipient of the Dean’s Award and the prestigious “Golden Hands Award.” Subsequently, he received his M.D. degree, for which he was given the Special Award for Scholarship, having graduated with a 4.0 GPA.

He has completed residencies in oral and maxillofacial surgery and head and neck surgery. He concluded his training with an extended fellowship in facial plastic surgery.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • President, SC Board of Medical Examiners, 2006-2014
  • Medical Legislation Committee Chairman, SC Board of Medicine
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Medical Association
  • SC Medical Association
  • Oculoplastic Fellowship Society of New York
  • Charleston County Medical Society, Legislative Liaison Committee
  • Deacon, James Island Christian Church, 1987-Present

Teaching Roles

  • Clinical Professor, Facial Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery Dept. of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Clinical Professor, Dept. of Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
  • Clinical Instructor, Division of Plastic Surgery, Dept. of General Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC

Hospital Affiliations

  • Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC
  • Bon Secour-St. Francis Hospital, Charleston, SC
  • Roper Hospital, Charleston, SC
  • Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

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