Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery (Dr. Thornton) MAN SD Spotlight 16-3_WEBWhen you choose to have cosmetic surgery of the face, breast, or body, no factors are more essential to the ultimate success of your result than the level of training, board certification, skill, and experience of your surgeon. Texas native Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board-certified cosmetic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery providing you various procedures in facial cosmetic surgery, breast augmentation, breast lift and reduction, body contouring abdominoplasty and liposuction, mommy makeovers, cosmetic surgery for men, and non-surgical aesthetic skin rejuvenation from our medical spa. In addition, Dr. Thornton enjoys performing complex revision or reconstructive cosmetic surgery, for those patients who’ve experienced misfortunate procedures elsewhere.

Extensive Education and Training

Dr. Thornton is a graduate of Baylor University in Waco and is a strong supporter and follower of the Baylor athletic program. He completed medical school at UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth, followed by a comprehensive five-year residency in general surgery and one-year fellowship in surgical critical care and trauma surgery at the internationally recognized R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he acquired extensive knowledge in the management and reconstruction of complex injuries.

Following a creative passion for aesthetics surgery, Dr. Thornton’s extensive surgical training ultimately culminated with the completion of a dedicated 12-month advanced fellowship in cosmetic surgery that focused on facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, body contouring surgery, non-surgical aesthetics, skin care rejuvenation, and laser medicine.

Following Advancing Technology

Dr. Thornton routinely attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced courses to offer his patients the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery. With more than 15 years of combined surgical training and operative experience, it’s no surprise that Dr. Thornton is consistently recognized as a Super Doc in the specialty of cosmetic surgery and was recently a featured surgeon on the Best Docs Network television program in the DFW area. Dr. Thornton is the immediate past president of the Texas Cosmetic Surgery Society and was recently elected to the board of trustees of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) where has also been an oral-board examiner for the ABCS, for the past four years.

Soft spoken, passionate about his work and devoted to his patients, Dr. Thornton’s appreciation for beauty and strong Christian faith are central to his relationship with his patients and his approach to medicine. Dr. Thornton is also a gifted pianist with an amazing ability to compose and play beautiful music. His innate artistry combines seamlessly with his meticulous attention to detail to produce beautiful results for his patients. 

Personalized, One-on-One Attention

Dr. Thornton’s caring personality and genuine warmth are reflected in his chair-side manner as he personally enjoys getting to know his patients. Your private consultation is booked for approximately one hour and Dr. Thornton will spend as much time as necessary to establish a comprehensive and thorough physician-patient relationship. This level of personal attention from Dr. Thornton is what defines his surgical practice. Although well qualified, Dr. Thornton chooses not to use a patient coordinator, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant (PA) to perform your consultation. In addition, he will personally see you during every post-operative visit following your surgery and actively engage in your healing process to provide the highest physician-level care.

Experienced and Caring Staff

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center, under the surgical directorship of Dr. Thornton, was established in 2008 and your experience with Dr. Thornton begins the moment you step into his 3500 sq. ft. office beautifully adorned in Mediterranean style, featuring a large and spacious foyer accented in Tuscan grandeur, three private examination rooms, a Med Spa facility, and a private operating room. Personal attention to detail defines his surgical practice and his entire medical staff is dedicated to putting you at ease. Dr. Thornton’s employees have been with him for many years and collectively share his philosophy for compassion and excellence.

Because of their ability to build genuine personal relationships, Dr. Thornton and his medical staff are frequently recommended to friends and family, and patients return for additional treatments knowing they are in excellent hands, for everything from extensive body contouring and breast revision surgery to brow lifts and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Browse the gallery of stunning before and after photos at and call 817-477-9000 to schedule your own complimentary consultation.

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center, under the medical direction of Dr. Michael Thornton, offers excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Nonsurgical Aesthetic treatments, including:


  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Breast Cosmetic Surgery
  • Body Contouring Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery for Men[/one_half]
  • Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Aesthetic Medical Spa
  • Botox® & Dermal Fillers
  • CO2 & Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing[/one_half_last]


Michael L. Thornton, DO, FACOS

550 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Suite 120

Mansfield, Texas 76063

(817) 477-9000

Text: Meredith Knight

Photo: Diana Raines

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