After Major Weight Loss Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Post Bariatric Plastic Surgery
After Weight Loss Skin Removal

Serving clients near Mansfield, Arlington, Fort Worth & Dallas, Texas

After major weight loss skin removal plastic surgery and post bariatric reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for individuals having undergone massive weight loss following successful bariatric surgery and / or diet and exercise programs.  We work collectively with bariatric surgeons who perform various bariatric procedures including, open gastric bypass, laparoscopic gastric bypass, gastric sleeve or sleeve gastrectomy and LAP-BAND.

The hybrid term Bariaesthetics™ is an original term coined by Dr. Michael Thornton and derives itself from the combination of “Bariatrics” and “Aesthetics”. We use Bariaesthetics™ to define procedures specifically limited to individuals who have lost weight and are now seeking improved appearance and body contouring.

Post bariatric plastic surgery and after major weight loss surgery procedures that we offer include face lift and neck lift for massive weight loss, female breast lift mastopexy, male breast reshaping gynecomastia, fleur-de-lis extended abdominoplasty, extended arm lift brachioplasty, medial thigh lift, lower body lift, bra-line back lift, purse-string excisional gluteoplasty, and abdominal hernia repair.

What can I expect during my consultation?

During your consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations.  Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation.  Dr. Thornton will complete a thorough medical history and perform a careful examination, including the identification of underlying hernias, evaluation of loose skin, location of previous scars, and location of your bariatric fill port.  Lastly, because of Dr. Thornton’s general surgery background, he has the added ability to repair any underlying abdominal hernias that may have resulted from previous open or laparoscopic bariatric surgery.

Where will my surgery take place?

All post bariatric – after major weight loss procedures are performed at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, the procedures will take 4 – 6  hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case. Furthermore, all post bariatric surgery procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists.  Many clients presenting to our office will need post bariatric surgery performed on multiple areas of their body.  It is impossible to undergo surgery on all areas during a single operation.  So, for your personal safety and to ease of the recovery process, Dr. Thornton may decide to perform your post bariatric surgery as several independent and staged operations spaced apart by several weeks or months.  This determination will be made on an individual basis.

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  • Brazilian Butt Lift

    Liposuction fat harvesting with buttock fat grafting

  • Mommy Makeover

    Following pregnancy with breast rejuvenation and body contouring abdominoplasty

  • Tummy Tuck

    Removal of loose abdomen skin and tightening of muscles for ultimate body rejuvenation

  • Mini Tummy Tuck

    Specialized tummy tuck involving the lower abdomen

  • VASER Lipo

    The latest technique in ultrasonic liposculpting and fat harvesting

  • Liposuction

    Traditional permanent fat reduction to neck, chest, arms, back, flanks, thighs

  • Laser Lipo

    Lipotherme laser liposuction for targeted fat reduction and skin retraction

  • Brachioplasty

    Upper arm liposuction contouring with removal skin excess

  • After Weight Loss

    Skin removal body lift, bra line back lift, gleutoplasty, thigh lift

  • Abdominal Hernia

    Laparoscopic hernia repair & Open hernia repair

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Meet Dr. Michael L. Thornton


Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, double board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery providing you with an advanced array of surgical procedures in facial cosmetic surgery, cosmetic breast surgery, body & buttock contouring surgery, liposuction, after weight loss skin surgery, and non-surgical aesthetics from our medical spa.


Fellowship trained Cosmetic Surgeon with completion of 12-month accredited program by American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS).

Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon & Diplomate American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

Specializing in Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Breast, Body, Buttock  & Nonsurgical Aesthetics.

2015 (16) (17) (18) “SuperDocs” & "Reader's Choice Best Cosmetic Surgeon" 2016, 2017, and 2018 in Living Magazine Arlington & Mansfield.

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Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery