Your entire group is wonderful. Your care is excellent. I am so happy with the results. I really appreciate everything you did.

Your entire group is wonderful. Your care is excellent. I am so happy with the results. I really appreciate everything you did.

You all were a class act! My experience and outcome was memorable, proactive and deeply rewarding. Thank you all so much!

Thank you so much to all of you! Everything exceeded my expectations! My results are perfection! You guys are ALL truly the best in the business!

Physicians


Dr. Louis E. Costa

Dr. Louis E. Costa is the director and chief surgeon at Crantford | Costa Plastic Surgery 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.

Professional 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

Hospital Privileges/Appointments

  • - 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


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.