About The Practice

Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center is under the surgical directorship of Dr. Michael L. Thornton, a fellowship trained, double board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and happily serving clients near Mansfield, Arlington, Grand Prairie, and Fort Worth, Texas  since 2008.

About Dr. Michael Thornton

Growing up in Texas, Dr. Michael Thornton received his premedical Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and received his Medical degree from the UNT Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He completed his comprehensive five-year general surgery residency through Michigan State University affiliated hospitals at McLaren Macomb Medical Center in Mount Clemens, MI, and completed an additional one-year fellowship in Surgical Critical Care and Trauma Surgery at internationally recognized R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where he acquired extensive knowledge in the management and reconstruction of complex traumatic injuries.

Following a life-long creative passion, Dr. Michael Thornton furthered his surgical expertise by completing an additional, 12-month advanced fellowship in cosmetic surgery, accredited and recognized by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, where he gained concentrated knowledge in all major areas of cosmetic surgery including facial plastic surgery, rhinoplasty, cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction, body contouring surgery, non-surgical aesthetics, skin care rejuvenation, and cosmetic laser medicine.

Because of Dr. Michael Thornton’s surgical dedication, he has been bestowed two esteemed honors as both Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (FACOS) and Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (FAACS).  In addition, he has 20-years of combined surgical training and operative experience and has been named “Top Doc” in Fort Worth, Texas Magazine in the specialty of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Thornton has gained a reputation for performing revision cosmetic surgery including difficult breast revision surgery, abdominoplasty revision and liposuction revision and is happy to provide a complimentary consultation to better assist your needs.  Dr. Thornton is consistently named “SuperDoc” for the past 6 years in addition to being selected as Reader’s Choice “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in Living Magazine Arlington & Mansfield.

“Dr. Thornton, Thank you for being such a blessing to me.  I am so glad I made the best choice concerning plastic surgeons.  You and your staff exceeded my expectations beyond my imagination.  I can’t stop looking at myself and sometimes it’s hard to believe the reflection in the mirror!!  I can’t stop smiling.”  —  PC in Arlington, TX



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Face Lift & Rejuvenation
Facial Fat Transfer
Permalip Implant
Earlobe Repair


Breast Augmentation
Breast Lift Mastopexy
Breast Reduction
Breast Implant Revision Surgery
Gynecomastia Male Breast Reduction


Body Contouring Liposuction
Mommy Makeover
Abdominoplasty Tummy Tuck
Mini Tummy Tuck
Post Bariatric / After Weight Loss Surgery
Abdominal Hernia Repair
Brachioplasty Arm Lift
Vaser Liposuction
Brazilian Butt Lift


SculpSure Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
PicoSure Laser Tattoo Removal and PicoSure Focus
Erbium Laser & CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
Botox & Xeomin
Juvederm – Radiesse – Voluma Dermal Fillers
Aesthetic Medical Spa

Payment Options

Medical insurance does not cover the expense of elective cosmetic surgery. However, Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center provides affordable ways of financing cosmetic surgery by accepting major card cards including, MasterCard, VISA, and American Express.

In addition, we are pleased to offer Care Credit, one of the nation’s leading cosmetic surgery payment programs making it easy to afford cosmetic surgery procedures you desire. With Care Credit you may finance your cosmetic surgery procedures without upfront costs, no annual fees, and no pre-payment penalties. So, you can schedule your procedure today and conveniently pay over time with low, monthly payments. See below for more details or to apply for an on-line application of your choosing.

ABCS Certification

General Cosmetic Surgery - 2009, 2019

Additional Certifications

GENERAL COSMETIC SURGERY – American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

GENERAL SURGERY – American Osteopathic Board of Surgery

Hospital Privileges

  • Baylor Surgicare Mansfield
  • Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
  • Medical Center of Arlington
  • Baylor All Saints Medical Center in Fort Worth


  • Fellow American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery – FAACS
  • Fellow American College of Osteopathic Surgeons – FACOS
  • Texas Cosmetic Surgical Society (TCSS) – President, 2014
  • Oral Board Examiner – American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Trustee Board Member – American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Texas Medical Association (TMA)
  • Tarrant County Medical Society (TCMS)


  • B.A., Baylor University, Waco, TX
  • D.O., University of North Texas Health Science Center, Ft. Worth, TX
  • Residency: General Surgery, Michigan State University Affiliated Hospitals; Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center, Mount Clemens, MI
  • Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care / Trauma Surgery, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: General Cosmetic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at the English Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center, Little Rock, AR

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