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. Crantford

Dr. 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.

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Dr. Louise E. Costa

Dr. Louis E. Costa

Dr. Louis E. Costa is the director and chief surgeon at Southeastern Facial Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery Center, P.A. in Charleston, South Carolina. He obtained his D.M.D. degree in 1979 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. In 1988, his training was concluded with an extended fellowship in Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Louis E. Costa is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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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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What a wonderful staff. I expected Dr. Costa would be great and I was not disappointed- but the level of service I received from everyone in the office was simply wonderful.

Dear Dr. Costa, I am so pleased with my new face. Thank you for using your fabulous skills and foresight to give me a youthful look again. You and your staff were so caring as we walked through the whole experience from first appointment to the last. Thank you again, Dr. Costa.

Dear Dr. Costa, just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate everything you’ve done for me. I am so pleased with the results of my surgery. You did a great job. Thank you!

I have never, ever before taken a selfie, at least not on purpose. I hated how I looked so much I would not take a selfie and rarely ever let anyone take a picture of me. I like the result and so does my husband. Thank you!

Dr. Costa, Just wanted to say thank you to you and every member of your staff that I interacted with throughout the process related to my procedure. What a wonderful, caring, competent culture you have developed! I was blown away by how everyone seems to really care about every step of the way from scheduling appointments to my caretaker – everyone did an awesome job! May God continue to bless you and your entire staff!

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!

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