Michael L. Thornton, DO, FACOS

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center

When you choose to have Cosmetic Surgery no factors are more essential to the ultimate success of your results than the level of training, board certification, skill, and experience and of your cosmetic surgeon. 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 makeover, 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 have experienced misfortunate procedures elsewhere.

Dr. Thornton grew up in Frisco and graduated from 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 surgical artistry, Dr. Thornton completed a dedicated 12-month AACS accredited fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery that focused on facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, abdominoplasty and liposuction, non-surgical aesthetics, skin care rejuvenation, and laser medicine. 

Dr. Thornton routinely attends national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced courses to offer his patients the latest techniques in cosmetic surgery. With close to 20-years of combined surgical training and operative experience, it’s no surprise Dr. Thornton is consistently recognized as a SuperDoc in the specialty of Cosmetic Surgery and was recently selected as Living Magazine’s Readers Choice as “Best Cosmetic Surgeon 2016”. 

Dr. Thornton is the immediate past President of the Texas Cosmetic Surgery Society and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) where he also participates as an oral-board examiner for the ABCS for the past five years. In addition, Dr. Thornton is the current Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center.

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 surgery. Dr. Thornton is also a gifted pianist with an amazing ability to compose and play music by ear. His innate artistry combines seamlessly with his meticulous attention to detail to produce beautiful results for his patients. 

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 complimentary private consultation is booked for approximately one hour and Dr. Thornton will spend as much time necessary to answer your questions. This level of personal attention from Dr. Thornton is what defines his surgical practice, as Dr. Thornton chooses not to use a patient coordinator, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant (PA) to perform consultations. 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.

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, decorative sconces and stylish chandeliers, three private examination rooms, a Med Spa facility, and a private procedure 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 shares his philosophy for compassion and excellence. Because of their ability to build genuine personal relationships, Dr. Thornton and his staff are frequently recommended to friends and family, and patients return for additional treatments knowing they are in excellent hands.

From extensive Mommy Makeovers and cosmetic breast surgery to face lifts and non-surgical rejuvenation, browse his gallery of stunning before and after photos at MansfieldCosmeticSurgery.com or 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
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Liposuction
  • Cosmetic Surgery for Men
  • Nonsurgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Aesthetic Medical Spa
  • Botox® & Dermal Fillers
  • CO2 & Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal


550 N. Walnut Creek Drive, Suite 120

Mansfield, Texas 76063

(817) 477-9000



By Mimi Knight

Photography by Dustin Doskocil  

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