Dr. Daniel Mills

Thank you for taking the time to visit my practice web site. I hope that after visiting my web site, you have a better understanding of my approach to plastic surgery. My ultimate goal is to make you happy, giving you the beautiful results that you desire by using the latest in plastic surgery techniques and technology. I believe this goal fundamentally starts with a strong patient-doctor relationship. I aim to treat every person, whether patient or staff, like family, which impacts the effort and energy I invest into each surgery. I understand that each person who walks into my office has individual needs and expectations. My office staff and I strive to take the time to build trust and confidence by listening to each patient’s needs and educating them on all available surgical and non-surgical alternatives.

Since trust has to be earned, I believe in spending a significant amount of time consulting with each patient. I feel that consultations are a forum for both the patient and surgeon to gather and communicate information to each other. My staff and I aim to spend the majority of each consultation listening and understanding your needs as a patient.

Orange County Top Plastic Surgeon Dan MillsI want to ensure that you have all available information at your disposal to make a well-informed decision that is in your best interest. In addition to patient pictures, educational videos and materials, we would be happy to connect you with prior patients who have been through the surgical process. The bottom line is that I want each patient that enters my office to feel more comfortable and well informed when they leave than when they walked in.

I feel that my office staff and facility reflect my own values and standards for patient care. We understand that you, the patient, are making a significant decision in your life and we want to provide you the highest level of support and care possible. My staff is committed to serving your needs as a patient and supporting you through your decisions. We want to ensure optimal results so we encourage routine follow-up care. Additionally, most of our surgical procedures are performed on an out-patient basis at the private and discrete, state-of-the-art ambulatory surgical facility adjacent to our office suite, Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center, Inc. This facility is certified by Medicare, which means it meets the strictest of compliance standards.

I know that any decision you are considering will not be made lightly and I look forward to any opportunity to serve your needs relating to aesthetic plastic surgery.

Thanks again for visiting my site. Please do not hesitate to email or call my staff to ask any further questions. I hope to see you soon for your own consultation.

Very Truly Yours,

Daniel C. Mills, M.D., F.A.C.S.


“Hi Shari!
It was a pleasure meeting both you and Dr. Mills. I’ve had a few major surgeries and never has a surgeon spend the time that Dr. Mills spent with Jen and I, he’s awesome.”


Education & Professional Background

Dr. Mills continues a family legacy in the medical profession; he was born into a family that has grown to have sixteen medical doctors. He completed his medical education at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and the general surgery requirements for his plastic surgery residency at Wright State University. Following his general surgery training, he finished his plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Ohio and elected for an additional fellowship year of specialty training in aesthetic surgery in Phoenix , Arizona .

Dr. Mills is an active member in good standing with the American Society For Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, California Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and served as the President of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons from June 2007 untill June 2008.

In addition to 15 years of experience in private practice, 10 years of plastic surgery residency teaching at Loma Linda University , Dr. Mills has been recognized for his innovations and contributions to plastic surgery. Dr. Mills has published numerous books and papers and has presented in front of national and international audiences at plastic surgery meetings. (For a complete listing of training, affiliations, publications and presentations, see Dr. Mills’ curriculum vitae listed below.)

Beyond his practice, staff positions and society affiliations, Dr. Mills believes whole-heartedly in using his plastic surgery skills to benefit the lives of others. He partners with a charity in Baja , Mexico called “Amigos de los Ninos” and operation Good Samaritan to provide plastic and reconstructive surgery for impoverished children with congenital and acquired deformities, such as cleft lip and palate and burns. In addition to these missionary trips, Dr. Mills works hand-in-hand with Community Services Project. Specifically, Dr. Mills removes the visible tattoos that typically hinder reformed gang members from getting jobs.

Dr. Mills hopes that his education and experience will not only carry on his family’s legacy in the medical profession, but will leave a lasting impression on the lives of his patients and community at large.

Awards and Lectures

CURRICULUM VITAE

CERTIFICATION

  • Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1990
  • American College of Surgeons, 1993

EDUCATION AND POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

Residency in Plastic Surgery

Medical College of Ohio
George Baibak, M.D., Director
(John Kelleher, M.D.)
NW Ohio Plastic Surgeons
Toledo, OH 1986-1988

Fellowship in Plastic Surgery

Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency
Rex Peterson, M.D., Director
Phoenix, AZ 1985-1986

General Surgery Requirements for Residency in Plastic Surgery

Wright State University
Kettering Medical Center
Kettering, OH 1983-1985

Internship in General Surgery

Wright State University
Kettering Medical Center
Kettering OH 1982-1983

Medical School

Loma Linda University, School of Medicine
Loma Linda, CA 92354
M.D. Degree, 1978-1982

College

Walla Walla College
College Place, WA 99324
B.A. in Chemistry, 1974-1978

PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

  • Private Practice in South Orange County since 1988
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 1990-2009
  • Chief of Plastic Surgery, Children’s Hospital at Mission, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 1997-present
  • Medical Director, Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 1994-present
  • Medical Director, Monarch Bay Laser, Dana Point, CA 92629 2006-present

TEACHING AFFILIATION

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine since 1992
  • Clinician of the Year 2007, Division of Plastic Surgery, Loma Linda University School of Medicine

HOSPITAL/FACILITY AFFILIATION

  • Mission Hospital, Laguna Beach CA (formerly South Coast Medical Center)
  • Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center, Laguna Beach, CA

ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • California Medical Association Advisory Panel to Plastic Surgery, Student Representative, 1979-1982
  • Brooke Army Hospital (ISR) Burn Unit Rotation 1985

PUBLICATIONS

  • “ACQUIRING THE COMPETTION,” Aesthetic Medicine: Growing Your Practice, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc, St. Louis, MO, Marie Czenko Kuechel, Daniel C. Mills, II M.D., F.A.C.S., , Contributor 2009
  • “STRIA DISTENSAE AS A COMPLICATION OF AUGMENTATION MAMMAPLASTY,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2008, 122:90E-93E
  • “AUGMENTATION MASTOPEXY: TO STAGE OR NOT,” Panel Discussion Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2007, 27:219-346
  • “SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN THE AUGMENTED BREAST: ROLE OF THE TRANSAXILLARY SUBPECTORAL APPROACH,” Aesthetic Surgery Journal, 2003, 23:184-187
  • “RHYTIDECTOMY,” Plastic Surgery Secrets, Hanley & Belfus, Inc. Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, Rexford A. Peterson, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Daniel C. Mills, II M.D., F.A.C.S., 1999, 55:291-302
  • “ANCILLARY PROCEDURES FOR FACIAL REJUVENATION,” Masters of Surgery, Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, Jack A. Friedland, M.D., F.A.C.S. and Daniel C. Mills, II, M.D., F.A.C.S., 1994, 3:1979-1989
  • “FINDER SUTURES,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1989, 83:392
  • “SUPPURATIVE CHONDRITIS: ITS INCIDENCE, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION IN BURN PATIENTS,” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1988, 82:267

PRESENTATIONS

  • Huang GJ, Wichmann J, Mills DC. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty (TASPA): A Single Surgeon’s 20 Year Experience. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons; 2010 October 4; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • CSPS, MAY 2010 Panel FACIAL REJUVENATION TREATMENTS
  • ASAPS APRIL 23, 2010 ANNUAL MEETING, WASHINGTON DC. Teaching course DEALING WITH BREAST ASYMMETRIES
  • Speaker for Simposio Internacional de Cirurgia Plastica, II American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting – ABAM Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • March 19-21, 2010 MALAR AUGMENTATION WITH ARTEFILL 410 TEXTURED IMPLANTS INDUSTRY RELATIONS
  • CHEEK AUGMENTATION WITH ARTEFILL January 26, 2010 24TH Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St. John, British Virgin Islands
  • MY EXPERIENCE: SALINE TO SILICONE November 11, 2009 Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY: PUTTING CORE PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE Presented at the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Istanbul, Turkey June 22, 2009
  • TRANSAXILLARY SUBPECTORAL AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY(TASPA): 20 YEAR EXPERIENCE Short Clinical Paper CSPS Annual Meeting, MAY 29, 2009
  • ASAPS MAY 2009 ANNUAL MEETING, LAS VEGAS, NV
  • ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY: PUTTING CORE PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE
  • Allergan Academy Course
  • PRACTICE STRATEGIES:EVIDENCE, DATA, TECHNOLOGY
  • ASAPS Training Course
  • IMPROVING OUTCOMES BY CHECKING STATISTICS IN BREAST AUGMENTATION February 2009 American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting, and 23rd Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St. John, British Virgin Islands
  • ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN BREAST AUGMENTATION SURGERY: PUTTING CORE PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE ASAPS Training course “Strategies for Today’s Aesthetic Practice” May,2008
  • TRANSAXILLARY SUBPECTORAL AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY: MY EXPERIENCE Visiting Professor, California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Vanderbilt University Medical Center-Plastic Surgery October, 2007, Loma Linda University Medical Center, March 2008, Stanford University, April 2008
  • TRANSAXILLARY SUBPECTORAL AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY AND 410 FORM STABLE COHESIVE GEL IMPLANT IX International Symposium of Plastic Surgery, Sao Paulo, Brazil, March, 2008
  • INNOVATIONS USING SUTURES-QUILL SRS Phoenix, AZ, January 2008 Allergan Academy Professor, California Plastic Surgery Society Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA June 2007; Seoul, Korea, June 2007; Seoul, Korea and Taiwan, September 2007 Keynote speaker for XXXVII Argentine Congress of Plastic Surgery Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 28-31 2007.
  • Four symposium days regarding : Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammoplasty, Mastopexy, and Mid Face Suspension
  • SAFETY OF CONTINUOUS INFUSION OF LOCAL ANESTHETIC FOR PAIN CONTROL FOLLOWING LIPOSUCTION Presented at the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Sonoma, CA, June 2005
  • SAFETY OF CONTINUOUS INFUSION OF LOCAL ANESTHETIC VIA ELASTOMERIC BOLUS PUMP FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT FOLLOWING ABDOMINOPLASTY
  • Presented at the Aesthetic Society Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, April 17, 2004
  • SENTINEL LYMPH NODE BIOPSY IN THE AUGMENTED BREAST: THE ROLE OF THE TRANSAXILLARY SUBPECTORAL APPROACH Presented at the Aesthetic Society Meeting, Boston, MA, May 20, 2003
  • STRIAE DISTENSAE: COMPLICATING AUGMENTATION MAMMAPLASTY Presented at the California Plastic Surgery Society, Sacramento, CA, April 4, 2003
  • IS THE TRANSAXILLARY AUGMENTATION A CONTRAINDICATION FOR THE SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY? 17th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 28, 2003
  • IS THE TRANSAXILLARY AUGMENTATION A CONTRAINDICATION FOR THE SENTINEL NODE BIOPSY? Presented at the California Plastic Surgery Society, Rancho Mirage, CA, May 25, 2002
  • TISSUE REARRANGEMENT MASTOPEXY INFERIOR PEDICLE TECHNIQUE Presented at the 16th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 30, 2002.
  • STRETCH MARKS IN BREAST AUGMENTATION PATIENTS Presented at the 16th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 30, 2002.
  • CONTROVERSIES OF BREAST AUGMENTATION Panel Member at the 69th Annual Postgraduate Convention, Loma Linda University, Coleman Pavilion, Loma Linda, CA, February 25, 2001
  • ENDOSCOPIC MID-FACE SUSPENSION, HOW LONG DOES IT LAST? Presented at the 15th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 22, 2001
  • FACELIFT MID-FACE SUSPENSION French Aesthetic Society Annual Meeting, Avignon, France, September 20, 1997
  • ENDOSCOPIC MID-FACE SUSPENSION WITH EMPHASIS ON NASOLABIAL IMPROVEMENT. Presented at the 10th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, January 22, 1996.
  • WOUND HEALING CAPABILITIES OF CULTURED ALLOGRAFT: USE WITH CHRONIC SKIN ULCERS AND WOUNDS. Presented at the California Plastic Surgery Society, Coronado, CA, February 28, 1994.
  • TRANSAXILLARY SUBPECTORAL AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY: A 5-YEAR EXPERIENCE. Presented at the American College of Surgeons, Newport Beach, January 23, 1994.
  • RIGID FIXATION OF THE CRANIOFACIAL SKELETON Presented at Loma Linda University, The School of Dentistry, Loma Linda, CA, March 28, 1993
  • LONG TERM RESULTS OF CHONDRITIS PATIENTS TREATED WITH IONTOPHORESIS. Presented at the Northwest Ohio Plastic Surgery Symposium and Review Course, Toledo, OH, December 12, 1987
  • TWENTY YEAR TRENDS IN TREATMENT OF OTOCHONDRITIS. Northwest Ohio Plastic Surgery Symposium and Review Course, Toledo, OH, December 12, 1987 Chairman of Scientific Session, Northwest Ohio Plastic Surgery Symposium and Review Course, December 11-13, 1987
  • SUPPURATIVE CHONDRITIS: ITS INCIDENCE, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION IN BURN PATIENTS. Presented at the annual meeting of American Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA, October 1986.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • California Medical Association

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS HELD

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Representative to the ASAPS/ASPS Joint Brochures Committee, 2009-present
Member-At-Large, 2009-present
Non Surgical Procedures Committee, 2009-present
Aesthetic Training Task Force
Future Leaders Committee, 2008-present
New Member Committee, 2008-present
Time and Place Committee (Southern California), 2008-present
ASERF Fund Development Chair, 2009-present
ASERF Website Committee, 2009-present
ASERF Research Consortium/Alliance 2009-present
ASERF Membership Committee, 2008-2009
ASERF Director, 2008-present
ASERF Bylaws Committee, 2008-2009
Parliamentarian, Board Member, 2008-2009
Practice Relations Committee Chair, 2008-present
Practice Relations Committee Vice Chair, 2003-2008
Practice Relations Committee Member 1998-1999
Ethics Committee Member 1999-2001, 2005-2008
Public Education Committee 2000
Membership Committee 2001-2004
Electronic Communications Committee Chair—2007-2009
Electronic Communications Committee Member 1996-1999, 2003-2005
Liaison to ASPS Young Plastic Surgeons Committee 1994-1996

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

ASERF Representative to the Plastic Surgery Endowment, 2008-2009
Judicial Council Chairman, 2009-present
Judicial Council Member, 2007-2008
Membership Committee, 2003-2005
Young Plastic Surgeons Committee 1994-1996
Pathways to Leadership 2006-2007

California Society of Plastic Surgeons

Legislative Committee Member, 2009 to present
President of Educational & Research Foundation, 2008 to present
President, 2007-2008
Vice President , 2005-2006
Secretary, 2003-2005
Counselor for the South, 2001-2003
Membership Committee Chairman member, 1997-2000
Scientific Program Committee Chairman, 2000
Scientific Program Committee member, 1999-2008
Nominating Committee Member, 2000, 2003, 2009
Strategic Planning Committee Member, 2001-present
Finance and Investments Committee Member, 2001-2008

Board of Directors, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, 2005-2007
Chief of Division of Plastic Surgery, Surgery Department, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, 1993-2009
Medical Executive Committee, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach, 2005-2009
Plastic Surgery Representative for CHOC at Mission Hospital, 2006-present

MISSON TRIPS AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS

  • Operation Good Samaritan: Providing plastic and reconstructive surgery through Loma Linda University Plastic Surgery residency for impoverished children with congenital and acquired deformities.
  • 1995 Montamorelos, Mexico (with Dr. Donald Sargeant)
  • 1997 Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 1999 Los Cabos, Mexico
  • 2000 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (in conjunction with Amigos de los Ninos)
  • 2002 Los Cabos, Mexico

Community Services Project (with Max Madrid): Removing tattoos on reformed gang members to enable them to integrate into the workplace, since 11/97

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