Mini Tummy Tuck Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Mini Tummy Tuck Surgery

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

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center offers mini tummy tuck procedure, a specific form of abdominoplasty, performed on patients who have minimal amounts of skin excess, stretch marks, and abdominal muscle weakness.  The mini tummy tuck is performed on the skin and muscles below the umbilicus (belly button) and the umbilicus is not removed or repositioned.

The mini tummy tuck procedure is less invasive as compared to a full or traditional tummy tuck, since the incision is smaller and there is less skin removal and less muscle tightening.  There are modifications to the mini tummy tuck where an endoscopic camera may be used to assist in the dissection process along with an umbilical float technique but ultimately the goal is to rejuvenate and improve the lower abdomen.

It is important to understand that a mini tummy tuck is performed much less than a traditional or full tummy tuck.  This decision will be made at the time of your consultation with Dr. Michael L. Thornton.

What can I expect during my mini tummy tuck consultation?

During your mini tummy tuck 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, location of previous scars, and location of any muscle weakness. Most importantly, he will be able to quickly determine if you are an appropriate candidate to undergo a mini tummy tuck procedure.

Where will my mini tummy tuck surgery take place?

All mini tummy tuck procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, your procedure will take 3 – 4  hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case or if additional liposuction or simultaneous breast surgery (mommy makeover) will be performed. Furthermore, all mini tummy tuck procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists and certified anesthesia providers.  Dr. Thornton does not perform ‘awake’ tummy tuck procedures.

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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