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How Many CoolSculpting® Sessions Do I Need to Reach My Goal?


CoolSculpting® is the world’s leading non-invasive fat reduction procedure to date. The fat-freezing treatment allows patients to contour their ideal figure without the need for unwanted side effects, pain, or downtime. CoolSculpting® uses an advanced form of cryolipolysis technology to target hard-to-treat fat cells that are otherwise resistant to diet and exercise.

Results from CoolSculpting® are gradual and progressive. With each treatment session, you’ll start to see initial results within 2-weeks. An optimal outcome from CoolSculpting® sessions can be seen in about 2-3 months as damaged fat cells are naturally flushed from the body.

How Many Sessions Do You Need?

Most patients achieve a slimmer figure after just one session. Each treatment will produce a more contoured figure. The number of treatments you’ll need is dependent upon the area being treated and the severity of your condition. Patients with minor concerns may new fewer sessions that those who are further from their ideal weight.

The majority of men and women need a series of 2-6 CoolSculpting® treatments to reach their ultimate goals. Treatments are spaced anywhere from 4-6 weeks apart allowing your body to fully metabolize dead fat cells. CoolSculpting® is done as needed until you get the results you want.

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Keeping Your Contoured Figure

CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction procedure that removes fat cells from the body. Once existing cells are gone, they’re gone for good. Although damaged cells are unable to return, CoolSculpting® cannot prevent future fat from forming. You can prolong the outcome of your treatments by maintaining healthy lifestyle choices.

The good news is, CoolSculpting® treatments can safely and effectively be done as needed to remove isolated pockets of fat. Furthermore, if fluctuations in weight do occur after CoolSculpting®, fat is typically more evenly dispersed.

Is CoolSculpting® Right for You?

The ideal candidate for CoolSculpting® is someone who is within 30-pounds of his or her desired figure. Patients should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them. Dr. Craig is a board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist. He will be able to customize a treatment plan based on your individual needs at the time of your in-person consult. Dr. Craig will give you an idea of how many session you’ll need to meet your short and long-term goals.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about how a CoolSculpting® can help you improve overall skin quality? Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (662) 377-6290.


*Individual results may vary.

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Let’s Help Helping Hands Together: Annual Toiletry Drive

It’s that time of year again. As the holidays rapidly approach, we’re thankful for so many things: great clients, our amazing team of specialists, and so much more. As we think about what we’re so grateful for, it’s easy to forget that not everyone around us is so fortunate. That’s why we’re ready to help give back to the community in any way possible. This year, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery invites you to join our toiletry drive.

Throughout November, we’re collecting donations for the local organization Helping Hands. Much-needed items include soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, and other hygiene-related items. Donations can be dropped off Monday thru Thursday between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm and Friday, 8:30 am to 12:00 pm.

We want to give you the opportunity to better yourself by helping those in need. Every patient who drops off donations this November will receive a $20 gift certificate good towards any service or product. All donations will be forwarded to Helping Hands. Any help you can give is appreciated.

At Accent, we’re excited to team up with Helping Hands this year. Helping Hands is a local charity organization founded by the United Methodist Church. They’re responsible for providing help to the homeless within our community. Helping Hands organizes collections for food, clothing, household, and hygiene items all year long.

Dr. Mark Craig and Dianne are involved with and have sat on multiple charity boards whenever possible. When not performing surgery, Dr. Craig regularly participates in the following civic activities and more; Boy Scout Troop 12, BancorpSouth, North MS Boys and Girls Club, and is an active member of the Tupelo United Methodist Church.

We’re committed to helping patients better themselves while also doing our part for the community around us. Aside from simply collecting items, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery will be making a significant donation of our own. We will happily accept the smallest donations, but can also help facilitate larger contributions to the Helping Hands organization.

Take the Next Step

Ready to do your part? Please, join us in making a difference this November. Call Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today at (662) 377-6290 if you have any questions about what else you can do for the Helping Hands Ministry.

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Benefits of Nectifirm® and Nectifirm® ADVANCED

Aging doesn’t just happen to one area of our body at a time. So, why aren’t there more products designed to treat specific areas? While there are many creams, serums, and lotions aimed at providing total skin rejuvenation on the face, the neck often gets forgotten. The skin on our neck and décolletage is thinner and more susceptible to gravity’s daily pull than the skin on our face making these products less effective. Enter Nectifirm®.


Nectifirm is Available at Accent Plastic Surgery.Nectifirm® is the only skincare product currently on the market that’s been specifically designed to treat thinner neck skin. The specialized formula is comprised of eight unique active ingredients that work synergistically to smooth, hydrate, and firm the neck and décolletage. Nectifirm® produces exceptional age-defying results and has been chosen as the #1 neck product by Kline Market Research.

Nectifirm® Can:

  • Address mild to moderate signs of aging.
  • Tame fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Firm the appearance of the neck.
  • Reduce the appearance of rough or crepey skin.

Nectifirm® ADVANCED

Nectifirm® ADVANCED is a next-generation product for moderate to severe aesthetic concerns on the neck and décolletage. Over time, patients can reverse visible signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity. Nectifirm® ADVANCED uses a microbiome of eight distinctive peptides and smart antioxidant technology to brighten, firm, and lift for a more youthful appearance.

Nectifirm® ADVANCED Can:

  • Correct moderate to advanced complexion issues.
  • Restore optimal skin health.
  • Sooth bothersome lines and wrinkles.
  • Enhance skin’s antioxidant levels for even tone & texture.

Nectifirm® and Nectifirm® ADVANCED are safe and effective for all skin types and tones.

Nectifirm® skincare treatments work with your skin to enhance its natural mechanisms and boost antioxidant production. With proper application, treatments can both reduce the appearance of visible aging and optimize your skin’s health allowing you to age more gracefully.

Is Nectifirm® Right for You?

Medical-grade Nectifirm® treatments can be beneficial to anyone who is bothered by the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, or overall texture of their neck. Men and women who would like to stall genetic-related aging on the neck and décolletage can also do so with preventative Nectifirm® treatments. At the time of your initial consultation, Dr. Craig will determine your candidacy for at-home Nectifirm® products.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about how Revision Skincare® Nectifirm® or Nectifirm® ADVANCED can help you put your best neck forward? Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (662) 377-6290.

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Why Choose Dr. Craig?

Whether you’ve decided it’s time to undergo plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes or medical reconstructive reasons, it’s important to choose a surgeon you’re comfortable with. Finding a surgeon with the skill and expertise in your particular area of treatment is also essential.

Board Certified

Dr. Craig is a board-certified surgeon with the American Board of Plastic Surgery and performs hundreds of successful surgeries each year. Whichever doctor you choose, you’ll want to make sure they have these credentials to ensure an optimal outcome. Being certified with the ABPS means your surgeon has undergone rigorous testing, training, and has both above-standard safety and ethical standards.

Dr. Mark Craig is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Tupelo Mississippi.


Dr. Craig has been serving the Mississippi area since his career as a plastic surgeon began in 1997 – That’s over 20-years experiences! Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers a wide variety of both surgical and non-surgical procedures designed to help you achieve your desired results with as little downtime as possible.

Continuing Education

Continued education is a top priority for Dr. Craig. He strives to be on the cutting-edge of the latest, most advanced procedures available so that he can give his patients personalized care tailored to them. Whether it’s CoolSculpting or a new surgical technique, Dr. Craig is always freshening his skills.

Patient Education

Dr. Craig knows how important it is to make an informed decision about your treatment. That’s why Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers educational training for all patients through with the in-office Touch MD video system. Touch MD is used at the time of consultation allowing us to upload your photos and help you visualize what can be done with either surgical or non-surgical procedures.

Dedicated Team

Most of the staff at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery has been with Dr. Craig for 5 or even 10-years. They know the ins and outs of every single procedure offered thanks to weekly meetings where Dr. Craig involves the entire team. The Accent medical staff is available to provide you with accurate and compassionate answers to any question that may arise throughout your treatment.

The Staff at Accent Plastic Surgery

Customized Treatments to Patient Goals

Dr. Craig creates custom treatment plans based on your individual needs and goals. After assessing your personal situation, he’ll speak with you about your options. He takes the time to walk you through the decision-making process and ensure you’re comfortable every step of the way. With his help, you can look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside.

Don’t forget to stay up to date on the latest events. Aside from celebrated ‘Lunch & Learn’ functions, Accent has an exclusive biannual ‘Girls’ Night Out’ event where you’re able to meet with representatives from newly launched products and devices. You’ll be able to ask the experts questions one-on-one for a different perspective on how certain treatments may be beneficial to you.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about our popular ‘Lunch & Learn’ events or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS? Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call today at (662) 377-6290. We’re happy to help!

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InMode Aesthetic Solutions: Dr. Mark Craig is the First Plastic Surgeon in Mississippi to Offer New Groundbreaking EmbraceRF Procedure

Introducing Breakthrough EmbraceRF: One-Time Procedure, Minimal Downtime, Permanent Results, Local Anesthesia

TUPELO, Miss.June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery introduces EmbraceRF, a new facial contouring technique that addresses a treatment gap in current modalities offered to patients. EmbraceRF provides the innovation of the adipose-remodeling concept.  Adipose-remodeling by EmbraceRF generates heat to strategically and artistically contour the fat and skin of the lower face, with consistency and safety. EmbraceRF targets the neck and face through a powerful combination of InMode’s proprietary technologies: FaceTite and Morpheus8.

The EmbraceRF now provides physicians and patients with the possibility to achieve real impressive surgical-like results in a relatively short procedure under local anesthesia, in the office. EmbraceRF is one more breakthrough minimally invasive procedure in the tradition of InMode’s benchmark radio-frequency technology.  This is a new, one-time procedure, with minimal downtime, and impressive results. Learn more about InMode technologies by visiting

“One of the biggest concerns our patients have is the visible scarring and excision that inevitably occurs with a face or necklift” says Dr. Craig. “EmbraceRF resolves this concern with just a small entry point and the potential for minimal downtime. The results are still spectacular, and patients are extremely satisfied after treatment.”

Accent Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is located at 2147 Southridge Drive. Tupelo, Mississippi 38801. For more information, call (662) 377-6290 or fill out a form on this page.

About Dr. Mark Craig

Dr. Mark H. Craig has been practicing plastic surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi since 1997.  He is a board-certified plastic surgeon and a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  Dr. Craig has previously served on the Board of Directors of South Eastern Plastic Surgery. His practice includes not only cosmetic surgery and non-invasive cosmetic procedures but also reconstructive and hand surgeries.  He believes that cosmetic surgery is an exciting and rewarding experience but that every patient is an individual that has different needs and desires.

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Is There a Non-Surgical Option for Vaginal Rejuvenation?

You may not talk about vaginal rejuvenation with your friends – but as women age, there are often unwanted feminine issues that occur, and you may be looking for more information them. Whether you’re noticing it’s more difficult to become aroused or you don’t feel as sensitive as you once did, you may want to learn if there’s a treatment that can help address these symptoms of aging.

Mature women can benefit from Votiva, a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment.
Fortunately, there is a treatment to address your concerns… and it’s available at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS.

Votiva is an FDA-cleared vaginal rejuvenation device that uses radio frequency energy to treat a number of symptoms, including:

  • Stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
  • Wrinkling
  • Loss of elasticity
  • Lack of lubrication
  • Chronic infections
  • And more

Here’s how it works: Votiva is inserted into the vaginal canal (it’s small and contoured for comfort). The device emits gentle heat, which is the radiofrequency energy getting straight to work. As the heat hits the vaginal walls, it triggers an instant tightening effect; additionally, it triggers a response within the body to produce more collagen. More collagen helps maintain the tightened effect, as well as increases vaginal lubrication.

Votiva also comfortably treats external vulvar laxity or labial hypertrophy.  In some cases, my staff may recommend an additional treatment with FractoraV. FractoraV delivers fractional tissue coagulation as deep as 2.5mm. This technology is designed for remodeling external areas such as the labia majora.

You will be in and out of our office within an hour with the procedure time being less than 30 minutes. In fact, many patients who undergo this treatment report an almost-immediate reduction in their symptoms.

Whether you’re interested in Votiva for cosmetic reasons or for its health benefits, this non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment may help you.

Want to learn more about Votiva for vaginal rejuvenation and if it’s the right option for you? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. (662) 377-6290

Contact Dr. Mark Craig to see if Votiva is right for you. 662-377-6290

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What’s the Best Chemical Peel to Make My Skin Look Younger?

Want the kind of clear and glowing skin that will have you ready for your next selfie?

Then it’s time to discover chemical peels at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi!

Founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig, Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is the premier destination for women and men who want magazine-worthy skin. A chemical peel is an excellent solution for getting skin that glows, as it can minimize (or even eliminate) the appearance of:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Acne and trauma scars
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Uneven skin texture
  • And more

If you want to get rid of the above skin problems – while revealing your youngest skin ever – the best chemical peel for your skin could be The Perfect Derma Peel. This chemical peel is different from other peels in that it’s virtually painless, and requires no pre-peel preparation.

That means no painful burning or scabbing commonly associated with other peels – just fresh, beautiful-looking skin.

What makes the Perfect Derma Peel so powerful is that it contains TCA and salicylic acid, which help remove the top layer of the dermis without causing excessive irritation or injury. Additionally, this peel is the only one to contain Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals from constant environmental exposure and damage.

The antioxidant is also known for slowing down the aging process, making it a great choice for patients who want younger-looking skin without the excessive recovery time of traditional chemical peels.

The Perfect Derma Peel isn’t as irritating as other chemical peels. A nice result can be achieved with one peel, but a series is recommended for best results. Dr. Craig can help you determine how many peel procedures you’ll need to see smoother, younger-looking skin.

Schedule your peel today with one of our two licensed aestheticians.

Get the skin you’ve always wanted. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today to learn more about why he recommends The Perfect Derma Peel for younger-looking skin. (662) 377-6290

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Volbella for Lips

We are excited at Accent Plastic Surgery to focus on Volbella this month.  It is one of my favorite new fillers, and our patients love it.

Let’s start with a little science. Juvederm Volbella is the first FDA approved filler to provide correction of lip wrinkles and provide lip enhancements that last up to a year. It is made from Hyaluronic acid (HA), so it is a product you can trust. We have used Hyaluronic acid since I did the early clinical trials with Juvederm.

What I really love is that with its lower concentration of HA, it allows better correction of difficult-to-treat fine lines and is a softer product for lip enhancement. This should minimize that “lumpy” feeling.

Studies have shown that a very high percentage of people achieved their lip appearance goals with Volbella. That is very reassuring since the goal of everyone, especially our team at Accent Plastic Surgery, is to deliver your desired results.

With our extensive use of this product, we have seen many things that we are happy about:

  1. Overall, patients are very happy with the product
  2. I can inject more superficially to fill finer lines without created a Tyndall effect (blue shadow)
  3. Volbella contains lidocaine to help with discomfort. We also use a smaller needle which helps
  4. No complaints of lumpy lips
  5. Lower price point
  6. Less swelling.

Again, we are very excited to focus on this product during the month of February.  We have a giveaway on Facebook and Instagram, as well as a special that we would love for you to take advantage of—after all, it IS Valentine’s.  Be sure to look for our new “Knowledge at Noon” videos.

Volbella is a great product, and we would love to show you how it can work for you. Remember at Accent Plastic Surgery the Accent is always on you. (U’)

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Have you lost your cheeks?

Voluma-Have-you-lost-your-cheeks-Accent-Plastic-Reconstruction-Surgery-in-Tupelo-MSWondering which filler is right to unlock your inner youth?

Juvederm Voluma.

Why Voluma?

While Accent Plastic & Reconstruction Surgery offers a wide range of fillers and anti-aging injections – including Botox and Juvederm.

Voluma has quickly become my favorite filler,” he says.  “It’s so powerful with facial rejuvenation, as it restores mid-face volume and the youthful natural curve from the mid-face to the cheek.”

Voluma is an FDA-approved hyaluronic acid filler that’s designed to replace lost volume in the cheek area.  As we age, skin loses collagen and elastin, both of which are vital building blocks for facial volume and elasticity.  As a result, cheeks tend to sag and become sallow, which leads to pronounced wrinkles around the cheeks and eyes.  Severe cheek sagging can even contribute to jowls, which is why many patients are concerned with replacing lost cheek volume.

Voluma is comprised of a thicker hyaluronic acid gel, which provides instant lift for sagging cheeks.  Additionally, the hyaluronic acid kick-starts collagen and elastin production, leading to long-lasting results.

In fact, results from a single Voluma session can last for up to two years!  Additionally, the results from Voluma are incredibly natural-looking; they also provide a softer appearance, meaning you won’t look “obvious.”

Voluma is performed in office with a topical numbing cream; mild side effects include slight bruising and swelling at the injection site.

Join Dr. Craig For a “Lunch and Learn” Session!

During Accents “Lunch and Learn” session, you’ll discover the benefits of Voluma injections, and get first-hand access to special Voluma deals. Dr. Craig’s “Lunch and Learn” session is reservation-only; seating is limited.  Contact Accent Plastic & Reconstruction Surgery in Tupelo, MS today to reserve your seat! Also, at Girls Night Out Accent will have a live Voluma model! Call (662) 377-6290 to learn more.

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Say Good-Bye to That Double Chin with Kybella

Say-Good-Bye-to-That-Double-Chin-with-Kybella-at-Accent-Plastic-Surgery-Are you bothered by your double chin?  Does your chin make you look heavier, despite the fact that you’re eating a healthy diet and exercising?  Moderate to severe submental fat – the fat deposits located under your chin – can easily make someone feel self-conscious and frustrated.  What’s more, chin fat can be difficult to target, as many people have to lose a significant amount of weight to see any results.

Ready to say goodbye to your double chin?  Then it’s time to discover the contouring powers of Kybella injections at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS.

What is Kybella?

Approved by the FDA in April of 2015, Kybella is a brand-new non-invasive treatment now available at Accent Plastic Surgery.  Kybella injections contain deoxycholic acid, a synthetic form of a natural molecule found within the body.  When injected into the submental fat, deoxycholic acid eats away at the fat cells, which are absorbed by the body over time.  Kybella is innovative in that, when injected properly, all healthy cells and tissues are left untouched by the acid.

Kybella can be customized to treat moderate to severe submental chin fat. Most individuals will need two to four Kybella injections to see results; after the final treatment, results will be permanent, provided you maintain your current weight.

Kybella has one of the highest patient satisfaction rates, since many individuals find their facial profiles transformed by this treatment.

Side effects from Kybella treatments are usually minor; most clients will only experience slight swelling and bruising at the injection site.  Some patients may have some redness or a feeling of firmness in the treatment area.

Experience Kybella at Accent Plastic Surgery

If you’re ready to achieve a smooth, contoured chin – without going through the pain and hassle of invasive liposuction – it’s time to schedule a Kybella consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Call (662) 377-6290 to learn more.

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