Lipotherme Laser Liposuction Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Lipotherme Laser Liposuction

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

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides Lipothermelaser liposuction, an FDA-approved, minimally-invasive liposuction procedure that uses patented and state-of-the-art laser technology to remove unwanted fat from targeted body zones.

Lipotherme™ laser liposuction is considered an alternative to traditional liposuction.  Requiring only a local anesthesia, Lipotherme™ laser liposuction is performed by Dr. Michael L. Thornton at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center and because it is considered minimally-invasive, there is less bruising, less trauma, and less swelling as compared with traditional liposuction.

How does Lipotherme™ laser liposuction work?

A small cannula approximately 2.0 mm in diameter containing a laser fiber is inserted through your skin in the targeted fat zone. The cannula delivers the laser’s heat energy to the fat cells causing them to rupture. Local anesthesia is used at the entry point and tumescent anesthesia is infiltrated under your skin to anesthetize the nerves in the soft tissue and fat layer.

What areas can be treated with laser liposuction?

Dr. Thornton can use laser liposuction on any fat containing area on the face or body but he chooses to use it on small areas requiring minimal sedation and operative time.  Dr. Michael Thornton is also using the laser technology to perform minimally invasive face lift and neck lift procedures.

How soon will I see results and how long will my results last?

Because healing is different for each individual, results following a Lipotherme™ laser liposuction treatment typically requires 12 to 16 weeks to become fully apparent, although you may experience your optimal result in approximately 6 months. However, most patients see dramatic improvements within 1 to 2 weeks after the Lipotherme™ laser lipolysis treatment. Results are long-lasting and repeat treatments are not necessary.

Are there any reasons I may not be considered an acceptable candidate for Lipotherme™ laser liposuction?

During your consultation your calculated Body Mass Index (BMI), medical and surgical history, smoking history, allergies, and medications will be carefully reviewed by Dr. Thornton to ensure that you do not have any underlying medical problems that need to be corrected by your primary care physician. Furthermore, Lipotherme™ laser lipolysis is not intended for patients who are obese or seeking dramatic body reshaping as Lipotherme™ is not indicated for treating morbid obesity.

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 evaluate your fat zones and skin quality to make sure you are a proper candidate for laser liposuction. However, if the targeted fat zones are too large or complex, then more traditional liposuction procedures will be necessary, as laser liposuction is not recommended for all clients.  This determination will be made on an individual basis.

Where will my surgery take place?

Lipotherme laser assisted liposuction will be performed in our private operating room using oral and local sedation. After arriving for  your Lipotherme session, you will be administered oral sedative and oral pain medication.  Next, a local numbing agent (tumescent anesthesia) containing lidocaine and epinephrine is gently infiltrated into your targeted body zones. Then a small cannula is inserted under your skin where the laser is activated. As the laser heats the fat, it creates a thermal effect and since fat cells are destroyed by thermal energy, they are permanently liquefied. Finally, the liquefied fat is aspirated (suctioned) away.

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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) “SuperDocs” & Reader's Choice “2016 & 2017 Best Cosmetic Surgeon" in Living Magazine Arlington & Mansfield.

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Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery