After Major Weight Loss
Post Bariatric Excess Skin Removal
Post Bariatric Reconstructive Body Contouring

after weight loss surgery

After major weight loss skin excess 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, male breast reshaping gynecomastia, fleur-de-lis and extended abdominoplasty, panniculectomy, extended arm lift brachioplasty, medial thigh lift, lower body lift, removal of excess skin folds, abdominal hernia repair, and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

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 – 5  hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the cases. 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.

Dr Michael Thornton

Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton

Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He was specifically trained in both traditional and modern techniques in complex abdominoplasty, liposuction, brachioplasty and post bariatric plastic reconstructive surgery.  He has performed successful after weight loss and post bariatric surgeries on numerous clients. Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced abdominoplasty courses to offer you the latest techniques available.