Dr. Clayton A. Frenzel

altDouble Board Certified

Board Certified, Diplomate: American Board of Surgery

Board Certified, Diplomat: American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Clayton A. Frenzel is a cosmetic surgeon practicing at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, located in the DFW metroplex area with offices in Arlington and Dallas, Texas.  More importantly, he is an optimist and a people person and enjoys spending time talking with his patients.

"Caring, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and attentive" are a few of the ways Dr. Frenzel’s patients describe him. From the very first consultation, Dr. Frenzel places his patients at ease with his warm personality, calming demeanor and individualized attention to detail. He is a surgeon who truly listens to his patient’s desires and wants. He takes his job very seriously and thinks it is an honor and privilege when patients allow him to operate on them.

Cosmetic surgery is not just a career for Dr. Frenzel, but one of his passions. He is dedicated to the care of his patients by offering the newest technologies in a safe, confidential and caring environment.

Dr. Frenzel is originally from Minnesota, but spent much of his youth in Texas. He literally has traveled across the country from coast to coast training at some of the top surgical institutions in the United States.

After medical school he relocated to south Texas to train in General Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas. After successfully serving as chief resident in surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center he then continued his surgical training when he was accepted into a highly competitive surgical fellowship at The University of Connecticut/St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center specializing in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric surgery.

After successfully completing his Minimally Invasive Surgical Fellowship he relocated to Southern California, the mecca of cosmetic and plastic surgery, when he was accepted into a second Fellowship in Cosmetic/Aesthetic Surgery. This highly sought after fellowship is one of only 19 in the country and is fully accredited by The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. During this year long fellowship Dr. Frenzel honed his surgical skills and learned the art of cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgery. Dr. Frenzel continues to remain actively involved in surgical education and is constantly participating in surgical seminars and teaching surgeons in training.

In addition to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Frenzel has a great interest in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery. Many of his bariatric patients, who have entrusted him to do their bariatric surgery, require his skills as a cosmetic surgeon to complete the post-bariatric reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, body and extremities. The challenge to restore normal form and function remains a source of immense satisfaction.

Dr. Frenzel has a passion for his patients and his work and is eager to provide the very best results for those who seek them. His skilled hands, extensive training and compassion will assist you in achieving the look you've always imagined. Call our office now for a personal one on one Free consultation with Dr. Frenzel to discuss your desires.


Surgical Training/Credentials:

Fellowship: Fully Accredited Facial and Body Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship:
    1 year, Accredited by The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Southern California.
    Completed over 600 major cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgical procedures.
Fellowship: Fully Accredited Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship:
1 Year, The University of Connecticut/St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.
    Completed over 400 major MIS/Bariatric surgeries and over 600 procedures.
Residency: General/Trauma Surgery
    5 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Completed well over 1000 major abdominal, breast, vascular and thoracic surgeries.


Dr. Frenzel is board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellowship trained minimally invasive and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Frenzel has also completed an accredited fellowship in General Body and Facial Cosmetic Surgery and is board certified by The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, the only governing body that tests solely on competency in cosmetic surgery.


Dr. Frenzel has been involved in numerous research projects, presenting his work to surgeons from around the world at many local, national and international conferences including The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, The American Hernia Society, The Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and The Connecticut chapter of The American College of Surgeons.


Dr. Frenzel also participates on a regular basis in humanitarian and surgical mission trips in third world countries. He volunteers his knowledge and surgical skill so underprivileged people can get the surgical care that they would otherwise go without. These efforts speak volumes about Dr. Frenzel's character and he feels very strongly about his servanthood through surgery. Dr. Frenzel is looking forward to his next surgical mission to Ecuador in March of 2010.

Hospital/Surgery Center Affiliations

The ability of a surgeon to aquire hospital privileges and become an active staff member is a testament to a surgeons training. Hospitals and outpatient surgery centers put the surgeon and his training qualifications through a very stringent set of checks and balances before he or she is granted surgical privileges.

Dr. Frenzel has surgical staff priviliges and operates at the following facilities:

  • Forest Park Medical Center
    Dallas, TX 75243
  • Plano Surgical Hospital
    Plano, TX
  • Texas General Hospital
    Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Institute 
    Dallas, Texas
  • Doctor's Hospital
    Dallas, Texas
  • Elite Surgery Center of Integrity 
    Bedford, Texas
  • AC Surgery Center 
    Arlington, Texas
  • THR Heart and Cardiovascular 
    Arlington, Texas
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