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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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Contoura and CoolSculpting for Body Shaping

With the arrival of summer comes opportunities to wear lighter apparel and show off the results of diet and exercise completed in the winter months.

However, some people may find that their bodies do not respond as expected to healthy living, even with proper diet and exercise. Some bodies are genetically predisposed to storing fat, making it more difficult to lose weight around the stomach, thighs, and arms. Those who struggle with stubborn fat may wonder if there are non-invasive body contouring solutions that can help.

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig is proud to offer two different body contouring treatments for patients within 30 pounds of their ideal weight: CoolSculpting and Contoura. Both FDA-cleared procedures damage fat cells that won’t respond to diet and exercise. These technologies make it possible to reduce body fat without resorting to invasive surgery.

Before and After Results from CoolSculpting Treatments from Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic Surgery.See More Before and After Photos in Our Gallery.

While the two procedures perform similar procedures, they have specific differences.

  • CoolSculpting: This procedure uses freezing energy to penetrate the dermis and target the fat cells clustered underneath the skin. After just a single treatment, the freezing energy damages the fat cells, causing them to shrink in size. Over time, the body’s metabolic processes remove the damaged fat cells, resulting in up to a 24% reduction in body fat within the treatment area.
  • Contoura: Contoura reduces fat in a means opposite of CoolSculpting; rather than using freezing energy, this technology uses heat energy from radiofrequency to melt away fat cells. As an added benefit, Contoura’s heat energy causes a skin-tightening effect, which can smooth and tone skin while minimizing the appearance of cellulite.

Each body contouring procedure is quick, though total time depends on the areas you are treating. The number of procedures needed will largely depend on the treatment area and desired results.

Want to learn more about CoolSculpting and Contoura for body contouring? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. (662) 377-6290.

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Liposuction Procedures Increase 5% in 2014

Blog-Image-What makes this such a popular procedure?

In 2014 liposuction was the #3 cosmetic procedure in the United States according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. That is a 5% increase from 2013. With Americans becoming a healthier more informed society, liposuction can be the solution for many people with areas of fat that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Making it even more attractive is the fact that it is an outpatient surgery with patients returning home the same afternoon. Areas recommended for liposuction are abdominal area, thighs, hips, back , chin and neck.

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi (North Mississippi) board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig performs liposuction procedures frequently. “We like to remind patients that this is body contouring and not a weight loss procedure. We try to take care of your “problem” areas that you cannot fix with diet and exercise” states Dr. Mark Craig.

Light activities and exercise can be resumed in the first week after the surgery. However, Dr. Craig usually recommends that patients refrain from heavy physical activities (such as running or aerobics) for at least two weeks. Most patients can return to work in a couple of days; those with manual jobs should wait at least a week before resuming work. Patients undergoing more than one area of liposuction should expect recovery to take longer.

Scarring is minimal. Patient should expect some bruising and soreness after surgery.

Contact Accent Plastic Surgery Today

For more information about outpatient liposuction and to find out if it is right for you, contact Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Call 662-377-6290 today.

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