Newark Plastic Surgeon
774 Christiana Road
Newark, Delaware 19713 US
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5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

31 y.o. Mom of 3 Wants Body Back - Newark, DE

Dr. Thornton was extremely thorough. He provided me with detailed information regarding what procedures would be right for my desired results. His staff was excellent and had a wealth of information. He has surpassed my expectations. Can't wait to finish healing so I can post pics.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

35 Year Old, Mother of 3 Very Happy With Much Needed Breast Reduction

Great doctor. Very professional and kept goal realistic for body type.

Revision of Tummy Tuck - Newark, DE

Dr. Thornton is amazing. He's down to earth, very personable and extremely thorough.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

20 + Female. No Kids. Ready for Change! - Newark, DE

Dr.Thorton is absolutely amazing! Within our consultations I informed him of exactly what I was looking for with a BBL. He answered all questions that I had and gave me great information. Surgery day went very well and thus far I'm loving my results!

28yro Mom of 2 - BBL & Nose Surgery - Lewes, DE

Explained everything in detail, great personality, funny & when I apologized for asking so many question unrelated to the procedure I was there for, he totally didn't mind. Very down to earth.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

41yr Old Mom Ready to Get Her Body Back - Newark, DE

Dr. Thornton came in and explained everything to me and my husband. He took his time and made sure we were comfortable. When surgery was completed and I was waking up he was right there by my bedside. Would definitely recommend him and will be using him for my next procedure.

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Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

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  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Haverford College

    Medical: MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Residency: Plastic Surgery, Albany Medical Center

Treatments offered at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center

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Why are my arms getting fat after BBL?

This is a common question I get after all types of liposuction procedures.  Will I get fat again?The way we get fat or skinny is by our existing fat ... READ MORE

Black scab after breast reduction, has something gone wrong? (Photo)

Cosmeeko, indeed the black area you see is a bit of skin that has not survived. The terms necrotic, necrosis, dead are all appropriate, but don't be... READ MORE

I read about splitting incisions and wonder if there's a way to avoid this. What causes this to happen weeks after surgery?

Congratulations on your procedure, I'm sure it's a very noticeable difference for you.In your case at a month postoperative it's unlikely you will... READ MORE

Which would you recommend; 275cc or 310cc?? Help ! (photos)

I agree with the other physician here.  35cc is indeed a very small change and I think based on your body type 310 will look just fine.  I think y... READ MORE

I had a breast augmentation and lift done on March 6, one breast super itchy and has a red patch. (Photos)

I'm not overly concerned at this point. If it's not painful and the redness is not growing it's most likely part of the normal healing process. You... READ MORE

Remaining excess skin and hollow eyes 10 days post upper/lower bleph? (Photos)

At 10 days you are healing fine, but far from your final result. This will need roughly 3 months to get to a relatively final and stable outcome. At... READ MORE

Breast lift and augmentation, why am I sagging after just 4 months? (Photos)

The overall size looks fine, however they are indeed sagging. At roughly 6 months I would consider an additional and more powerful breast lift... READ MORE

Need advice about breast augmentation for international student

I would recommend someone to help you for the first few days. If you have no one there to help you, ask your surgeon if he has anyone he can recommend... READ MORE

I quit smoking five weeks prior to surgery and things are healing as expected per my doctor. Can I start smoking again yet?

No physician will recommend you go back to smoking. However, in your case I would recommend about 3 months before you consider it. The Strattice... READ MORE

Does it look like I have ruptured my implants? My breast pulls and burns feels as someone is pulling down my boob. (photos)

Penny, this is a difficult problem for sure. Obviously you are quite thin, and so is the skin on your breasts. This has allowed significant visibility... READ MORE

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