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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.

Experience

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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Why a Dermal Filler Certification Matters:

These days, it seems as though you can undergo a dermal filler treatment from anyone who offers them.  Medical spas, aesthetic centers, and even hair salons are getting into the dermal filler game by offering their clients the promise of facial rejuvenation with just a quick treatment session.

But before you make an appointment with one of these practices, consider this – if you undergo a dermal filler treatment from a professional without certification, you’re putting yourself at serious risk.

A dermal filler certification shows that a medical professional has gone through rigorous training in order to produce the best results possible.  After all, dermal fillers aren’t just injections; when performed correctly, they can subtly enhance a person’s facial features, add youthful volume, and even facial imbalances that might otherwise need surgery to correct.  That’s why it’s so important to work with a professional who knows precisely where to place dermal filler injections for the best results.

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig is a highly trained dermal filler expert.  Dr. Craig approaches dermal fillers with the same care and attention as he would a client undergoing a major surgery.  His ultimate goal is to listen to each patient and discuss how dermal fillers can address their specific needs. 

Dr. Craig has grown Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery into one of the top providers of dermal filler injections in the state of Mississippi.  Dr. Craig is so experienced with fillers that he has also been named to the Medical Advisory Board for Allergan, a pharmaceutical company that makes Botox, Juvederm, Volbella, Vollure, and Voluma. Dr. Craig has also been asked to participate in numerous Juvederm trials.

If you’re looking for a dermal filler professional with numerous certifications and awards, look no further than Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS.  Schedule your consultation with Dr. Craig today! Call (662) 377-6290 today to learn more.

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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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Just Say No to Botox Parties

-Gross-Pointe-MILooking for a great theme or activity for your next big bash?  If you’re thinking of offering your guests the chance to experience Botox from the comfort of your home, repeat after us: “Just say no to Botox parties.”

Thanks to reality TV shows like “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and “Real Housewives,” many people have been introduced to the concept of the Botox party.  Think of it as the Tupperware party for the 21st-centruy: an aesthetic consultant “hosts” the party and provides Botox injections to guests.  Usually the party host pays for the cost of Botox injections at a discounted rate.

Sounds like a great version of a spa party, right?

Actually, Botox parties can be incredibly dangerous.  Although Botox is an easy and popular treatment, it still needs to be administered by an experienced and knowledgeable professional.  Ideally, you want a plastic surgeon administering your Botox, as they’ll be handling needles near your face.

Speaking of which, Botox parties can be incredibly unsanitary.  There’s no guarantee that you’re getting the cleanest treatment; what’s more, the environment you’re receiving the injection in might not be 100% sterile.

When in the right hands, Botox can do a lot for you.  It can help diminish strong lines and wrinkles on the forehead, lift your eyebrows, and even help with severe sweating problems.  But in the hands of the wrong person, it’s very easy to get the dreaded “frozen” look that’s a clear indication you’ve had work done.  You not only want someone who has years of experience administering Botox; you want to work with a professional who can help you achieve your desired results.

Botox parties may sound like fun at first, but don’t risk putting your health into the wrong hands.  Make sure you only get Botox injections at a plastic surgery practice from an established professional.  At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig and his staff can help you achieve a subtle yet youthful appearance with expert Botox injections.

For more information, schedule a Botox consultation with Dr. Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today!

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Can’t Stop Sweating? Here’s Your Answer

Khrom-Blog-ImageCan’t Stop Sweating? Here’s Your Answer

Summer may almost be over – but if you can’t stop sweating no matter what time of year it might be, you might be desperate for answers.

Excessive sweating – also known as hyperhidrosis – is caused by overactive sweat glands that don’t respond normally to your body’s attempts to regulate heat via sweating.  Your body uses sweating as a way to control its internal temperature, which helps keep your organs healthy and happy.  With excessive sweating, your sweat glands are misinterpreting your body’s attempts to regulate your core temperature.

The end result could be excessive sweating in your underarms, hands, feet, and other body parts.  Those who suffer from hyperhidrosis may feel embarrassed by their condition and avoid normal social interactions.

Fortunately, there’s a treatment out there that can help put a stop to excessive sweating – and it isn’t found in a pharmacy or in the anti-perspirant aisle.

The answer can be found at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi – and that answer is Botox.

Surprised?  Don’t be.  While Botox is often regarded as one of the most popular anti-wrinkle treatments on the market, the FDA recently approved it as a treatment for excessive sweating.  Botox blocks the abnormal messages being sent to your body’s sweat glands, which effectively turns off the glands’ ability to sweat.

The end result is dry skin that’s free from embarrassing sweat!

Botox is injected directly into the skin of the treatment area.  The procedure is done in-office, and doesn’t take very long to perform.  Your health insurance may even cover the cost of your Botox treatments; be sure to call your policy holder to ask about your coverage.

Clinical studies have shown cessation of sweating from six to seven months after treatment.  Like with any treatment, results may vary.

If you’re interested in putting an end to those embarrassing sweat stains – not to mention save on your dry cleaning bill! – it’s time to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, MS today.

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Botox: Who Is Too Young to Get It?

photodune-1792859-beautiful-healthy-woman-touching-her-skin-middle-aged-xsIf you have a suspicion that Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country, you’d be right – millions of people get Botox every year, with the number only steadily rising.  Surprisingly, the Botox boom isn’t just limited to older people with wrinkles and fine lines; many women and men in their 20s are getting Botox as part of a preventative anti-aging regimen.

While there’s compelling evidence to support that starting an early regimen of Botox can help stave off wrinkles a little while longer, it does bring up an interesting question:

How young is too young to get Botox?

It’s Not Always About Age

 First, the short answer: Since the safety & effectiveness in patients younger than 18 is not established, we would not treat a patient who is younger than 18.

Other than that, there’s no particular age when you’re too young to get Botox.  Instead of using age as a gauge for your Botox candidacy, you should instead take a cue from any lines or wrinkles that might already be forming on your face.

Botox is commonly used to treat static lines, which are the lines and wrinkles that form as a result of repeated and dynamic facial expressions (such as crow’s feet, laugh lines, forehead frown lines, etc.).  While skin creams can help keep your skin moisturized, they can’t exactly stop the formation of these deep wrinkles.

That’s precisely where Botox comes in.  Injections of Botox can help inhibit the formation of these wrinkles, especially around the eyes and along the forehead.   Younger clients who are looking to prevent wrinkles typically need less Botox than older clients.

Botox Injections at Accent Plastic Surgery

If you’re looking to undergo Botox treatments as a preventative measure against the formation of wrinkles and fine lines, it’s important to work with an experienced professional.  Since you will need less Botox, a Plastic Surgeon uses a conservative touch and artistic eye that ensures you prevent wrinkles without developing a “frozen” look.

If that is exactly what you are looking for, then it is time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Craig at Accent Plastic Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi.  Call (662) 377 – 6290 for more information.

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