Daniel Crane – Plastic Surgeon

Meet Dr. Crane

Dr. Crane is a board-certified plastic surgeon and the newest member of the Inspire team. He joins us after completing a highly specialized aesthetic surgery fellowship at one of California’s premier plastic surgery centers. In addition to his knowledge of the latest techniques in breast, body and facial aesthetics, he brings with him a genuine enthusiasm for helping his patients look and feel their absolute best.

Skills and specialties

Dr. Crane was one of only 30 plastic surgery residents throughout the entire country selected to participate in advanced aesthetic fellowship training endorsed by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the world’s leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. His unique training has provided him with a tremendous amount of experience in helping you select the right procedure to achieve your goals.

Education and Training

Dr. Crane has traveled the world in search of the best education and training. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan. During this time, he spent his summers in a research lab at MIT focused on using nanotechnology to treat cancer. Dr. Crane received his medical degree from Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of medicine, an internationally recognized leader in medicine and technology. He began his surgical career at the University of Buffalo, one of the country’s largest and oldest surgical residency programs. It was there that he developed an interest in plastic surgery while participating in microvascular surgery to reconstruct large defects caused by tumors of the head and neck. After completing Buffalo’s five-year general surgery residency, he continued his training at the Medical University of South Carolina where he completed a three-year plastic surgery residency. There, he was mentored by a number of plastic surgeons who specialize in aesthetic plastic surgery. As Dr. Crane says, “It was these surgeons who taught me the power of plastic surgery and the positive impact it can have on a patient’s life.” Despite eight years of surgical training, Dr. Crane wanted to ensure his patients would receive the best results possible and therefore elected to pursue a highly competitive aesthetic fellowship, training under one of California’s busiest plastic surgeons with over 20 years of experience.

Awards and Recognitions

MUSC Silver Scalpel Research Award (2020)

Charleston, South Carolina

ASPS Resident Abstract Session Best Presentation Award (2018)

Chicago, Illinois

Worthington B. Schenk Resident Teacher of the Year Award (2016)

University at Buffalo, Buffalo, New York


  • Crane DP, Inglesby D, Lauzon S, Carrol EA, Herrera F. Communication: The effects of obesity on plastic and reconstructive surgical outcomes. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2020; 73(4):783-808.
  • Li D, Gromov K, Proulx ST, Xie C, Li J, Crane DP, Søballe K, O’Keefe RJ, Awad HA, Xing L, Schwarz EM. Effects of antiresorptive agents on osteomyelitis: novel insights into the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis of the jaw. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2010; 1192:84-94.
  • Crane DP, Gromov K, Li D, Søballe K, Wahnes C, Büchner H, Hilton MJ, O'Keefe RJ, Murray CK, Schwarz EM. Efficacy of colistin-impregnated beads to prevent multidrug-resistant A. baumannii implant-associated osteomyelitis. J Orthop Res. 2009; 27(8):1008-15.
  • Crane D, Yoder SR, Wexler O, Mackin M, Mieszczanska H, Schwartz RG. Value of stress induced chest pain in the diagnosis of clinically significant myocardial ischemia by SPECT myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. J Nucl Cardiology. 2007; 14(2):S18.


  • Crane, DP. “Venous thromboembolism incidence and risk factors associated with microvascular reconstructive surgery. A NSQIP analysis.” Presented at Plastic Surgery- The Meeting. September 29, 2018. Chicago, IL.
  • Crane, DP “The effects of obesity on plastic and reconstructive surgical outcomes, a nationwide study of the NSQIP database.” Presented at 2019 SESPRS Annual Scientific Meeting. June 9-10, 2019. Naples, FL
  • Crane, DP “Robotic harvest of the rectus abdominis muscle for perineal and vaginal reconstruction.” Presented at MUSC Surgery Research Day. September 28, 2018. Charleston, SC.


"Excellent experience with Dr. Crane and the staff of Inspire Aesthetics!  There are no words to describe my gratitude to Dr. Crane.  I met with four surgeons surgeons prior to meeting with Dr. Crane.  I knew immediately I wanted to undergo my procedure under Dr. Crane’s care.  He’s a talented surgeon with exceptional training.  On top of his expertise, he’s incredibly kind, empathetic, and patient. Dr. Crane took the time to listen to my concerns and answer all of my questions.  He possesses a positive energy and an eye for aesthetics."



"When looking for a top surgeon I was looking for a place where the staff was friendly, respectful, understanding, and passionate about what they do. I found all of this at Inspire Aesthetics, and immediately had a gut feeling I had found my surgeon. Dr. Crane and the other staff always went above and beyond. I had personally never had a big surgery done like this. I was nervous, but I felt at ease and my worries were put to rest with their confidence. Not only was the overall experience positive and fantastic, but even little things on the day of surgery such as the warm blanket given to me in the operating room or the help I received getting to the car made all the difference. Dr. Crane also always made note following my surgery that I could contact him with concerns whenever I needed, and although I never had to, it was very reassuring to have support like that. I wouldn’t have chosen any other facility to have my operation done. I cannot thank Dr. Crane and the others enough for how much they have changed my life. I am beyond happy with my results, I’m healing great, and I’m feeling good 6 weeks post-op. If you’re like me and are finding yourself digging through the reviews in search of a top surgeon but are feeling hopeless at all the options, then I personally swear by Dr. Crane and his staff. I‘d recommend Inspire Aesthetics every time. Thank you!"



"I got DI top surgery with Dr. Crane here! Everyone from reception, coordinator, medical staff, and Dr. Crane himself were extremely friendly and professional. Whenever I had a question I was able to text a line and get an answer within an hour which is very convenient. I'm very happy with my results even though I'm early into the healing process. Its brought me such a sense of relief and comfort I've never felt before."



"Dr. Crane and the entire staff here was absolutely amazing every step of the way - even after my breast augmentation! I wanted to find a doctor who wasn’t just about the transaction; who listened to my wants and needs, and he was it! I was truly impressed at how quick and easy the recovery process was & how fast and seamless my incisions healed. Thank you to everyone at Inspire Aesthetics! Highly recommend!!"



"My breasts look amazing and I got my confidence back - There are no words to describe my gratitude to Dr. Crane and the Inspire staff. I underwent a breast revision surgery the week of Thanksgiving. I met with four surgeons surgeons prior to meeting with Dr. Crane. I knew immediately I wanted to undergo my procedure under Dr. Crane’s care. He’s a talented surgeon with exceptional training. On top of his expertise, he’s incredibly kind, empathetic, and patient. Dr. Crane took the time to listen to my concerns and answer all of my questions. He possesses a positive energy and an eye for aesthetics. Operations day was perfect. The nurses -incredible!! They said the nicest things to me when I was coming out of anesthesia and took good care of me as I was prepped for the operating room. After surgery, Dr. Crane came to check on me and he called to check in the next day. I’m two months post op and thrilled with my results! My breast look amazing and I got my confidence back!"



*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.