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

I have 3 children, my 1st child was nearly 9lbs and my 2nd pregnancy was twins. My stomach was stretched by both. I breast fed so my breast sag as well. I have lost weight in the past and my flabby stomach doesn't go away. I can't wait wait to duty the spanx, waist trainer and control top tights! Just over 2 weeks to go... I'll post pics before my surgery! The countdown is on 13 days...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Reduction

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

On September 1st, 2016 I underwent a bilateral breast reduction (bilateral just means both breast needed a reduction). My surgeon was Dr. Joseph Thornton. I would highly recommend him as he is very professional and he knows what he is doing. He and his partner Dr. Lawrence Chang were voted Top Docs in Delaware Today Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. After much research and after...

Revision of Tummy Tuck - Newark, DE

I absolutely love Dr. Thornton, I went in for my check up and he agreed I need a little more fat removed from two sections of my tummy. I'm scheduled for 6/28, he'll be doing it in office. He's so personable and just amazing. Can't wait to recover so I can get my chin done. His staff is amazing as well. Absolutely pleased with the results. 2 weeks after revision.

5 out of 5 stars Brazilian Butt Lift

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

I was nervous about selecting a doctor in DE since their are little reviews within this area. However, I knew I wanted to be close to home and within an affordable range. All my consultations went well, the day or surgery wasn't too bad. I was shocked of the fullness of my results at the beginning, however that was due to swelling and other factors. So far, I'm healing great and can't wait...

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

Met with Dr Thorton specifically for my nose (have broken it twice), & he was VERY thorough & provided info on other non surgical options which I will pursue. We briefly discussed the BBL (although that wasn't what I had initially came for). He seems to know much about it & I hope to return again for a consultation for it too. Given there are so few BBL doctors near Delaware, I...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

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

I'm nervous as I'm posting this, my surgery is next week. I'm having a breast lift, lipo w/ tummy tuck and fat transfer to the gluteal area. I'm excited and nervous, as the time is winding down I find it harder to sleep or focus on anything else. My surgeon was rated top Dr in Delaware last year so that gives me comfort. Please stay away from negative people. My husband has been waiting...

Grammy Makeover -

I am 59 and mother of 4 adult children. I breast feed all 4, put them through college and now it's time for doing something for myself. I am a cancer survivor and have been cancer free for 20 years and that is why I have a left scar on my abdomen. So I am on this journey and have had approximately 6 consults. I am close to a decision with what surgeon I am using. I am looking at a mini...

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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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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

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

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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