American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Joseph J. Thornton, MD

Active Member

Active Member

Joseph J. Thornton, MD

Joseph J. Thornton, MD, is an ASPS Member plastic surgeon who is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery® and trained specifically in plastic surgery. ASPS members operate only in accredited medical facilities, adhere to a strict code of ethics and fulfill continuing medical education requirements in plastic surgery, including training in patient safety techniques. As your medical partner, Dr. Thornton is dedicated to working with you to achieve your goals.

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Meet Dr. Joseph Thornton

If you want to look good, you need to feel good about yourself.  My goal is to provide you with the confidence you desire by achieving the best surgical results.  We will take our time in your initial consultation to identify your goals and expectations along with your problem areas.  At that point we can make the most appropriate surgical plan to achieve the beautiful natural results you are looking for.  

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Complimentary consultations for cosmetic procedures are provided.  Call or email today to setup a time to discuss your options for the best outcome.


Newark, DE (Main Office)    (302) 866-7546

Elkton, MD    (302)-866-7546

Rehoboth Beach, DE    (302) 866-7546


Procedures Performed

Arm Lift

Body Contouring

Body Lift

Botulinum Toxin

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Lift

Breast Reconstruction

Breast Reduction

Brow Lift

Buttock Implants

Buttock Lift with Augmentation

Calf Augmentation

Chemical Peels, IPL, Fractional CO2 Laser Treatments

Chin Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery


Dermal Fillers

Ear Surgery

Endoscopic Technique

Eyelid Surgery


Facial Implants

General Reconstruction

Hair Transplant

Hand Surgery

Injectable Fillers

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Lip Augmentation / Enhancement


Male Breast Reduction

Male Chest Implants


Permanent Make-up

Post Burn Reconstruction

Retin-A Treatments


Scar Revision

Skin Cancer Removal

Spider Vein Treatment

Thigh Lift

Tram Flap Breast Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck

Ask A Surgeon

Ask a Surgeon

Dr. Joseph Thornton participates in the ASPS Ask A Surgeon service. View responses to public questions below.

Breast reduction

Breast Reduction

Member Response:

Hi Erica, The best way to find out about "coverage" for a breast reduction is to setup an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon. The insurance company is looking for overall size of reduction in combination with medical symptoms of back and neck pain or shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts and difficulty with activities. At times conservative treatments including physical therapy and medical creams can resolve the issues, and other times they do not. We as most plastic surgeons have plenty of experience dealing with the process. Most women are extremely satisfied with this surgery.

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Payment Options

  • Cash or Personal Checks
  • HMO/PPO/Other Insurance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Patient Financing
Insurance Options
  • Most insurances accepted

Our Location

Our Office Hours

Monday 7-5

Tuesday  8-430

Wednesday  7-5:30

Thursday 8-430

Friday 7-300

Saturdays by special appointment

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