After Weight Loss Skin Removal

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

After Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgery

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


What is after weight loss skin removal surgery?

After major weight loss skin removal plastic surgery and post bariatric reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for individuals having undergone extra 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, or gastric sleeve.

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.

What cosmetic surgery procedures are commonly performed following weight loss to remove my excess skin?

Post bariatric plastic surgery and after major weight loss surgery procedures that we offer include face lift and neck lift for 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.  All of these procedures are performed in a fully accredited out-patient surgery center under general anesthesia from board-certified anesthesiologists and anesthesia providers.

What can I expect during my after weight loss skin removal consultation with Dr. Michael Thornton?

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 after weight loss or post bariatric skin removal 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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What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and how can it help determine if I am a good candidate for surgery?

During your consultation, Dr. Thornton will calculate your Body Mass Index or BMI to help determine if a you are a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery.

  • Normal weight: If your BMI falls in the “normal weight” range, you are considered a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery.
  • Overweight:  If your BMI falls in the "overweight" range, you are likely considered a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery but dietary restrictions and an increase in physical activity may be recommended.
  • Obese: If your BMI falls in the “obese” range or BMI > 30, Dr. Thornton may recommend you reduce your BMI to a healthier category before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery, although individual recommendations are made at the time of consultation.

Generally speaking, an elevated BMI increases surgical risks and complications, including problems with wound healing, infections, and need for revision surgery.  Therefore, maintaining a healthy weight can dramatically decrease any potential problems that may arise during or after elective cosmetic surgery.

Body Contouring Procedures

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    Mommy Makeover

    Following pregnancy with breast rejuvenation and body contouring abdominoplasty

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    Brazilian Butt Lift

    Liposuction fat harvesting with buttock fat grafting

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    Tummy Tuck

    Removal of loose abdomen skin and tightening of muscles

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    Mini Tummy Tuck

    Specialized tummy tuck involving the lower abdomen

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    VASER Lipo

    The latest technique in ultrasonic assisted liposculpting

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    Liposuction

    Power assisted liposuction for neck, arms, abdomen, back, flanks, thighs

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    Brachioplasty

    Upper arm liposuction with excess skin removal

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    After Weight Loss Skin

    Following massive weight loss with removal of excess skin to body, buttock, thighs

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    Hernia Repair

    Diastasis recti repair, umbilical hernia repair, ventral hernia repair

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SculpSure
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Fat Reduction

SculpSure® is a FDA-cleared, non-invasive laser device that permanently destroys fat cells and allows you to achieve a natural looking, slimmer appearance without surgery or downtime.

What is Body Mass Index (BMI) and how can it help determine if I am a good candidate for surgery?

During your consultation, Dr. Thornton will calculate your Body Mass Index or BMI to help determine if a you are a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery.

  • Normal weight: If your BMI falls in the “normal weight” range, you are considered a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery.
  • Overweight:  If your BMI falls in the "overweight" range, you are likely considered a good candidate for elective cosmetic surgery but dietary restrictions and an increase in physical activity may be recommended.
  • Obese: If your BMI falls in the “obese” range or BMI > 30, Dr. Thornton may recommend you reduce your BMI to a healthier category before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery, although individual recommendations are made at the time of consultation.

Generally speaking, an elevated BMI increases surgical risks and complications, including problems with wound healing, infections, and need for revision surgery.  Therefore, maintaining a healthy weight can dramatically decrease any potential problems that may arise during or after elective cosmetic surgery.

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.

Voted "Best Cosmetic Surgeon" in Living Magazine - Arlington & Mansfield.

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Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
Diplomate American Board of Cosmetic Surgery