Brittany, a 36-year-old mother of two and a resident of Charleston, underwent a Mommy Makeover at Crantford | Costa Plastic Surgery to regain her confidence and physical appearance. This is her story.

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Dr. Clayton Crantford

Dr. Crantford is one of the few plastic surgeons in South Carolina with additional aesthetic surgery fellowship training endorsed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Crantford is a native South Carolinian, who was born and raised in Columbia. He attended the Honors College at the University of South Carolina, where his success earned him selection into the respected Phi Beta Kappa Society. After graduating at the top of his class with a degree in mathematics, he enrolled in medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina and was awarded the Rich Scholarship for academic performance. Dr. Crantford graduated at the top of his class and was honored with admission to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

After medical school, Dr. Crantford was selected to train in the prestigious integrated plastic surgery program at Wake Forest. At Wake Forest, he trained with leaders in plastic surgery and medical innovation. As a resident, he published numerous articles and presented research at regional, national and international meetings. He was honored by the North Carolina Society of Plastic Surgery, along with his co-resident, with the Nicholas Georgiade Award for the best resident research project.

After completing six years or plastic surgery training, he was invited to join internationally recognized Hunstad/Kortesis/Bharti Center for Plastic Surgery as a fellow. The fellowship is one of a select few in the world that is endorsed by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. During his fellowship, Dr. Crantford refined his skills in advanced aesthetic plastic surgery training and continued to publish and present medical research.

Dr. Crantford enjoys international medical missions and continues to travel to Africa and South America to provide medical care to the underserved. In his free time, he enjoys leading an active lifestyle and spending time with his family and friends.

Professional Memberships

President, SC Board of Medical Examiners, 2006-2014
Medical Legislation Committee Chairman, SC Board of Medicine2
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

Professional Memberships

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
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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Dear Louis, I hope this finds you and your staff doing well. I am so pleased with everything you did for me – it is just what I wanted. My family thinks I look like myself, just better. You, your staff, and the entire experience was so much better than I could have hoped for. Thank you for the great care and for being a man of faith – it makes your practice very special!

I had a bilateral breast explant with Dr. Clayton and I cannot say enough about him, the nurses and entire staff. Everyone was so kind and made me feel very comfortable. They even had a nice waiting suite for my neighbor that brought me. After surgery, Dr. Clayton called to check on me and Nurse Tricia checked on me this morning.

Dr. Crantford and the staff are absolutely amazing! I had such an incredible experience and can’t say enough great things about the entire process! I didn’t even meet Dr. Crantford until right before my surgery. I live out of state and traveled to SC for this surgery due to his reputation and recommendations online! He is a master at explanting, lift and fat grafting! I interviewed several plastic surgeons and as soon as I spoke to him I knew he was going to be my surgeon! He is so genuine and easy to talk to and most importantly a great surgeon! You don’t have to look anywhere else, he’s your man!

Dr. Crantford and his staff were very friendly and profession and made me feel very comfortable to go along with my procedure. The care I received was exceptional. I was so pleased with the results! I highly recommend Dr. Crantford if you are considering Brest explanation surgery. In fact I have already recommended him to several women including my family doctor!

Dr. Crantford is courteous and professional. I had an amazing experience with him and the rest of the staff. I am very happy with my results.

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