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Curriculum Vitae

Education and Training

Postgraduate

Graduate

Undergraduate

Certificate and Licensure

Specialty Certification

Medical Licensure

Practice Experience

Hospital/Facility Affiliations

Hospital Appointments and Positions

Additional Training and Experience

Honors

Membership in Professional and Scientific Societies

Professional Appointments Held

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)

Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF)

American Society of Plastic Surgeons

California Society of Plastic Surgeons

California Society of Plastic Surgeons Educational & Research Foundation

Bibliography

Referenced Articles

  1. Khattab, N.R., Mills, D. BDD Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Among Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons Worldwide. Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (2021).
  2. Mills DC, Grotting, James ASAPS Presidents Reflect on the Aesthetic Surgery Journal’s 20 Years of Success. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 36 (1): 117-8
  3. Mills DC, Ereso AQ, Engle C, Cessna LE. The Shoelace Breast Cast. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 34(5):776-781
  4. Schafer ME, Hickok KC, Mills DC, Chao JJ. Acute Adipocyte Viability after Third-Generation Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 33(5):698-704, 2013
  5. Mills DC, Camp S. Mosser S, Sayeg A, Hurwitz D, Ronel D. Malar Augmentation with a polymethylmethacrylate-Enhanced Filler. Assessment Of A 12-Month Open Label Pilot Study. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 33(3) 421-30, 2013
  6. Mills DC, Camp S. The Marriage Of Plastic Surgery And Social Media: A Relationship To Last A Lifetime. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 32(3):349-351, 2012
  7. Huang GJ, Wichman J. Mills DC. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty: A Single Surgeon’s 20 Year Experience. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 31(7):781-801, 2011
  8. Huang GJ, York CE, Mills DC. Stria Distensae as a Complication of Augmentation Mammaplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 122(2) 90e-93e, 2008
  9. Nahai F, Fisher J, Maxwell PG, Mills DC. Augmentation Mastopexy: To Stage or Not. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 27:219-346, 2007
  10. Huang GJ, Hardesty RA, Mills DC. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Augmented Breast: Role of the Transaxillary Subpectoral Approach. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 23(3):184-187, 2003
  11. Mills DC. Finding Sutures. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 83(2) 392, 1989
  12. Mills DC, Roberts LW, Mason AD Jr, McManus WF, Pruitt BA Jr. Suppurative Chondritis: Its Incidence, Treatment and Prevention in Burn Patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 82:267, 1988

Book Chapters

  1. Mills DC:Acquiring the Competition. In: Kuechel MC ed. Aesthetic Medicine: Growing Your Practice. Quality Medical Publishing, Inc, St. Louis, MO, 2009
  2. Peterson RA, Peterson T, Mills DC. Rhytidectomy. In: 1st ed. Plastic Surgery Secrets. Hanley & Belfus, Inc. Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, PA 1999
  3. Friedland JA, Mills DC. Ancillary Procedures for Facial Rejuvenation. In: 1st ed. Mastery of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Little, Brown and Company, Boston, MA, 1994

Scientific Presentations

Invited Presentations

  1. Transaxillary Subpectoral Breast Augmentation, Shoelace Breast Cast, Galaflex. San Deigo Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds. San Deigo, CA. August 2017
  2. Incremental Facelift and Ulthera. Aesthetic Surgery Cruise. July 2017
  3. The Next Generation in Soft-Tissue Support. Aesthetic Surgery Cruise. July 2017
  4. ASAPS Update. American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. April 2017
  5. Transaxillary Subpectoral Breast Augmentation. “My Way” 47th Plastic Surgery Argentinian Congress. May 2017
  6. Barbed Suture in Aesthetic Facelift: Refining the SMAS in the Jowls and Jawline. 47th Plastic Surgery Argentinian Congress. May 2017
  7. The Next Generation in Soft-Tissue Support. American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Park City, Utah. February, 2017
  8. Nonsurgical Correction of Inframammary Crease. IMCAS Annual World Congress. Paris, France January 2017
  9. Incremental Facelift. IMCAS Annual World Congress. Paris, France January 2017
  10. Next Generation In Soft Tissue Support. IMCAS Annual World Congress. Paris, France January 2017
  11. Cellulite Reduction that Works. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, NV April 2016; Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio, TX September 2016
  12. Why the Endoscope Isn’t Necessary (TASPA). Atlanta Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA January 2016
  13. The Mills Bra Cast. Atlanta Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA January 2016; Ohio Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dayton, OH June 2016; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA September 2016
  14. Capsulectomy and Silk Scaffold use to Decrease Occurrence of Capsular Contracture. Atlanta Breast Symposium, Atlanta, GA January 2016; American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Las Vegas, NV April 2016; Arizona Society of Plastic Surgeons, Phoenix, AZ April 2016; California Society of Plastic Surgeons, Santa Monica, CA May 2016; Ohio Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dayton, OH June 2016; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Los Angeles, CA September 2016
  15. New Technology in my Practice: Cellfina. Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons, Walla Walla, WA June 2015
  16. Transaxillary Breast Augmentation “My Way”. Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons, Walla Walla, WA June 2015
  17. Beauty for Life: Incremental Facelift. Washington Society of Plastic Surgeons, Walla Walla, WA June 2015
  18. EHR/EMR-Reasons to Take the Plunge (Panel Speaker) American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Montreal, Canada. May 2015.
  19. Hot Topics in Aesthetic Surgery (Panel Speaker) 2015 Thomas Zirkle Plastic Surgery Symposium. Riverside, CA March 8, 2015
  20. 20 Year Experience in Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty and Mills Bracast. USC Residents Lecture. Los Angeles, CA January 2015
  21. Innovations in Plastic Surgery with the Quill Knotless Tissue Closure Device. Plastic Surgeons in China. Wuhan and Beijing, China. October 2014
  22. The Mills Bracast. The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Florianopolis, Brazil. February 2014. The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Florianopolis, Brazil. February 2014
  23. Ultherapy. The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Florianopolis, Brazil. February 2014
  24. Management of Difficult Case in Facial Rejuvenation (Face Panel Speaker). The Aesthetic Cruise. July 2013.
  25. Management of Wrinkling in Breast Augmentation (Breast Augmentation Panel Speaker). The Aesthetic Cruise. July 2013.
  26. Management of Complications in Augmentation Mastopexy (Breast Panel Speaker). The Aesthetic Cruise. July 2013.
  27. Marketing the Aesthetic Surgery Practice: Management of Complications in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation (Panel Moderator). The Aesthetic Cruise. July 2013.
  28. Management of Complications in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation (Panel Moderator) The Aesthetic Cruise. July 2013.
  29. Malar Augmentation With PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate). The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Park City, UT. February 2013.
  30. Viability of Adipocytes and Other Lipoaspirate Components after Third Generation Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Coronado Island, CA. May 2012.
  31. The Use of Fibrin Tissue Sealants in Facelift Surgery to Eliminate Drains and Improve Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Coronado Island, CA. May 2012.
  32. Viability of Adipocytes and Other Lipoaspirate Components after Third Generation Ultrasound-Assisted Liposuction. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Vancouver, Canada. May 2012.
  33. The Use of Fibrin Tissue Sealants in Facelift Surgery. The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Florianopolis, Brazil. February 2012.
  34. Tips, Tools, and Epiphanies: 20 Year Experience in Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty. The Aesthetic Cruise on the Adriatic. August 2011.
  35. Salvaging the Unsatisfactory Breast Following Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery (Panel with Drs J. Fisher, J. Grotting, D. Hammond, J. Serletti). The Aesthetic Cruise on the Adriatic. August 2011.
  36. Cheek Augmentation Volumizing and Effects of Long Lasting PMMA Filler. (Presented with Drs. D. Hurwitz, S. Mosser, d. Ronel, and A. Sayeg). California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Monterey, CA. May 2011.
  37. Cheek Augmentation Volumizing and Effects of Long Lasting PMMA Filler. (Presented with Drs. D. Hurwitz, S. Mosser, D. Ronel, and A. Sayeg). American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Boston, MA. May 2011.
  38. Using Technology: Cross Selling Surgical Patients to Skin Care and Skin Care Patients to Surgery. Society of Plastic Surgical Skin Care Specialists. Boston, MA. May 2011.
  39. Breast Asymmetry: Strategies to Improve Outcome and Patient Satisfaction (presented with Dr. Anne Taylor). American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Boston, MA. May 2011.
  40. The Role of a Facelift in the Minimally Invasive World. (Invited Panelist). California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Palos Verdes, CA. May 2010.
  41. Malar Augmentation with ArteFill. The 2nd American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Sao Paulo, Brazil. March 2010.
  42. 410 Textured Implants. The 2nd American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Sao Paulo, Brazil. March 2010.
  43. Industry Relations. The 2nd American Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Sao Paulo, Brazil. March 2010.
  44. Cheek Augmentation with ArteFill. 24th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery. St. John, British Virgin Islands. January 2010.
  45. My Experience: Saline to Silicone. Grand Rounds: Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Taipei, Taiwan. November 2009.
  46. Achieving Excellence in Breast Augmentation Surgery: Putting Core Principles to Practice. International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Istanbul, Turkey. June 2009.
  47. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty (TASPA): 20 Year Experience. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Squaw Valley, CA. May 2009.
  48. Improving Outcomes by Checking Statistics in Breast Augmentation. American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting & 23rd Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery. St. John, British Virgin Islands. February 2009.
  49. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty: My Experience. California Society of Plastic Surgeons Visiting Professorship.
    • University of California, Irvine Medical Center. September 2008.
    • Stanford University Medical Center. April 2008.
    • Loma Linda University Medical Center. March 2008.
    • Vanderbilt University Medical Center. October 2007.
  50. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty and 410 Form Stable Cohesive Gel Implant. 9th International Symposium of Plastic Surgery. Sao Paulo, Brazil. March, 2008.
  51. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty: My Experience. 37th Argentine Congress of Plastic Surgery. Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2007.
  52. The Flip-Flop Mastopexy. 37th Argentine Congress of Plastic Surgery. Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2007.
  53. The Mid Face Suspension for Your Practice. 37th Argentine Congress of Plastic Surgery. Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2007.
  54. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty: A 17 Year Experience (with Dr. B. Thimmappa). Workshop in Plastic Surgery, St. Johns, British Virgin Island; January 2006.
  55. Safety of Continuous Infusion of Local Anesthetic for Pain Control Following Liposuction. California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Sonoma, CA. June 2005.
  56. Safety of Continuous Infusion of Local Anesthetic via Elastomeric Bolus Pump for Pain Management Following Abdominoplasty. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Vancouver, Canada. April 2004.
  57. Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in the Augmented Breast: The Role of the Transaxillary Subpectoral Approach. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Boston, MA. May 2003.
  58. Striae Distensae: Complicating Augmentation Mammaplasty. California Plastic Surgery Society, Sacramento, CA, April 4, 2003
  59. Is the Transaxillary Augmentation a Contradiction for the Sentinel Node Biopsy? 17th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery. Tortola, British Virgin Islands. January 2003.
  60. Is the Transaxillary Augmentation a Contradiction for the Sentinel Node Biopsy? California Plastic Surgery Society. Rancho Mirage, CA. May 2002.
  61. Tissue Rearrangement Mastopexy Inferior Pedicle Technique. 16th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery. Tortola, British Virgin Islands. January 2002.
  62. Stretch Marks in Breast Augmentation Patients. 16th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery. Tortola, British Virgin Islands. January 2002.
  63. Controversies of Breast Augmentation (Panel Member). Loma Linda University 69th Annual Postgraduate Convention. Loma Linda, CA. February 2001.
  64. Facelift Mid-face Suspension: How Long Does it Last? 15th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery. Tortola, British Virgin Islands. January 2001.
  65. Facelift Mid-face Suspension. French Aesthetic Society. Avignon, France. September 1997
  66. Endoscopic Mid-face Suspension with Emphasis on Nasolabial Improvement. 10th Annual Workshop in Plastic Surgery. Tortola, British Virgin Islands. January 1996.
  67. Wound Healing Capabilities of Cultures Allograft: Use with Chronic Skin Ulcers and Wounds. California Plastic Surgery Society. Coronado, CA. February 1994.
  68. Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty: A 5-year Experience. American College of Surgeons. Newport Beach, CA. January 1994.
  69. Rigid Fixation of the Craniofacial Skeleton. Grand Rounds: Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry. Loma Linda, CA. March 1993.
  70. Long Term Results of Chondritis Patients Treated with Ionotophoresis. Northwest Ohio Plastic Surgery Symposium and Review Course. Toledo, OH. December 1987.
  71. Twenty Year Trends in Treatment of Otochondritis. Northwest Ohio Plastic Surgery Symposium and Review Course. Toledo, OH. December 1987.
  72. Suppurative Chondritis: Its Incidence, Treatment and Prevention in Burn Patients. American Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Los Angeles, CA. October 1986.

Invited Teaching Courses

  1. Dealing With Breast Asymmetries. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. New York, NY. April 2013.
  2. Dealing With Breast Asymmetries. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Vancouver, Canada. May 2012.
  3. Breast Augmentation. The American-Brazilian Aesthetic Meeting. Florianopolis, Brazil. February 2012.
  4. Dealing with Breast Asymmetries. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Washington, DC. April 2010.
  5. Practice Strategies: Evidence, Data, Technology. American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Las Vegas, NV. May 2009.
  6. Achieving Excellence in Breast Augmentation Surgery: Putting Core Principles to Practice. Allergan Academy Course. Las Vegas, NV. May 2009.
  7. Achieving Excellence in Breast Augmentation Surgery: Putting Core Principles to Practice. Allergan Academy Course. San Diego, CA. May 2008.
  8. The Quill Device: Advances in Wound Closure for Plastic Surgeons. Quill SRS.
    • Sacramento, CA. June 2011.
    • Monterey, CA. May 2011.
    • Phoenix, AZ. January 2008.
    • Baltimore, MD. October, 2007.
  9. Live Surgical Demonstration: Transaxillary Subpectoral Augmentation Mammaplasty, Allergan Academy Professorship.
    • Seoul, Korea. June 2007.
    • Taipei, Taiwan. September 2007.
    • Sao Paulo, Brazil. March 2008.

Mission Trips and Outreach Programs

Operation Good Samaritan: Providing plastic and reconstructive to 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: Removing tattoos on reformed gang members to enabled them to integrate into the workplace

  • 1997-present: Laguna Beach, CA