My Philosophy

My surgical specialty is soft tissue facial
reconstruction. I believe that by focusing
on one specific area of plastic surgery,
I am able to perfect surgical techniques
that can restore normal appearance after
skin and soft tissue resection from facial
cancer and trauma.

I believe that the patient should be actively
involved in the decision making process on
what operative techniques are used to
achieve the best results. I provide each
patient with my personal commitment
that we will both be happy with the
final result.

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About Dr. Thornton

Dr. Thornton is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Dallas, Texas as an Associate Professor for the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Dr. Thornton uses the most advanced, up-to-date techniques available today for soft tissue reconstruction. His surgical training is traditional and rigorous with both general surgery training at Parkland Hospital in Dallas and an advanced plastic surgery fellowship at Emory University in Atlanta. He has performed thousands of operative cases on a wide variety of soft tissue facial defects and remain actively involved in publishing the results of his latest techniques as well as teaching residents.