Orange County Plastic Surgeon
31852 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 401
Laguna Beach, California 92651 US

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Life Changing Experience - Laguna Beach, CA

When I was 14 I was diagnosed with Pectus Excavatum which required numerous surgeries. I had a concaved sternum which made my breasts appear two different sizes. I had very low self-confidence and despite the fact that I lived five minutes from the beach, I refused to go and would never wear a bathing suit. The fact that my breasts were two different sizes made finding clothes difficult and a...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Amazing Surgeon - Laguna Beach, CA

Sagging and uneven breasts

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

A True Artist with the Best Bedside Manner - Laguna Beach, CA

My neck and jawline were sagging. I also had derma brasion around my mouth and Active FX on my chest at the same time as facelift. I believe it is best to have plastic surgery at a younger age than older. It's less noticeable and lasts longer. My recovery was fast and my results fantastic.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

Best Ever - Laguna Beach, CA

My implants looked great in a top but w/o a bra they looked like they pointed down because the implant was placed too high. Dr. Mills did my implant exchange several years ago and I am constantly told that I have "perfect breasts!! My implants done previously by someone else were too high and looked un-natural, he not only corrected the placement of my new silicone implants but also...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Highly Recommend! -Orange County

I had a breast augmentation three months ago, 350CC, silicone, under the muscle through the armpit. I am extremely happy with my results. I recommend the armpit approach because you don't have a scar around your breasts. My scars are in the folds of my armpit and are hardly noticeable. I am a runner and was back running in six weeks and feel great.

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Amazing Results - Laguna Beach, CA

As you get older, your lips seem to disappear. Dr. M consulted with me about using Juvederm to enhance my lips...and I did. Amazing results...I love it! Thank you Dr. M! There is no pain and maybe a day down time, if that. The results are amazing!! My lips look like they did years ago.

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Love my Results - Laguna Beach, CA

Where do I start? Anyone who has has been pregnant and had children know what it does to your abdomen. My tummy looks better than it did before I was every pregnant!

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Thrilled with my Results and Experience with Dr. MIlls - Laguna Beach, CA

My expectations for Dr. Mills were high due to the multiple referrals I had received and the amazing results I had seen from his work. I can honestly say that my experience with Dr. Mills and his staff proved to be nothing but extraordinary. When I decided to consult surgeons for my breast augmentation, I had just lost my Dad to cancer and wanted a positive enhancement for myself. Dr. Mills’ a...

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

39, Two Kids, and I Want my Body Back! - Orange County, CA

I am 5'5" and currently 141lbs. I have always been very muscular and I put on weight easily. I gained 80lbs with both of my kids without much of a change in habits. I lost the weight from each pregnancy within a year. I love my babies more than anything, but gaining and losing substantial amounts of weight in short periods of time has a tendency to stretch you out a bit. I have always had...

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

42 Yrs Old with Ruptured Saline Implants Replaced with Silicone. Laguna Beach, CA

Dr. Mills is such a great surgeon. He did my original saline implants 10 years ago which were wonderful! My implants ruptured right at the 10 yr mark, which he explained would happen to me at my original consultation. Of course I came straight back to his office to have them replaced with silicone implants. Now they are even more amazing! They are so natural and soft. I also do fillers,...

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery


American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Consultation Fee

$100. The cost of consult is taken off of the price of surgery

Awards & Recognition

RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Mills has hospital affiliations at Mission Hospital, Mission Hospital at Laguna beach, Childrens Hospital of Orange County at Mission.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Chemistry, Walla Walla College, 1978
    Medical: MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 1982
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Wright State University, 1983
    General Surgery, Wright State University, 1985
    Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, with George Baibak, MD, 1988
    Fellowship: Plastic Surgery, Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency, with Rex Peterson, MD, 1986

Treatments offered at Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute

Blog Posts and Articles

6 Important Tips for Women Considering Breast Augmentation

1. How do I calculate what implant size I need in order to get from the cup size I am to the cup size I want to be? The lingerie industry does not have standardized cup sizes, so it’s important not to be too dependent on cup letter when choosing an implant size. Victoria’s Secret, for marketing...

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Reach Weight Loss Goal Before Tummy Tuck Surgery?

You should be proud of yourself for losing so much weight! I tell my patients that they should be within 10 to 15 pounds of their goal weight... READ MORE

Why Am I Crying All the Time After 2 Weeks After Breast Lift and Boob Job?

With any stress that you have in your life, your adrenal glands respond with a "fight or flight" reaction by dumping catacholamines into... READ MORE

How Many Botox Units for 11's or Frown Lines?

If you just received your Botox injection yesterday, you would not expect to see any results yet as it has only been one day since your treatment. To... READ MORE

How Long Does It Take to See Ulthera Results?

Because Ulthera works by stimulating the body’s healing and restorative properties, it is true that the final result is usually seen after 3... READ MORE

Do Breast Implants Cause Stretch Marks?

Stretch marks can be caused by implants. I published an article about this. We looked at the numbers of women who got stretch marks and what some of... READ MORE

IPL Hyperpigmentation

The “peppering” or darkening of the hyperpigmented areas can take 7-14 days to resolve. This is normal. Depending on the amount of... READ MORE

Effects of Smoking on Breast Augmentation Results?

There is no question that smoking affects healing adversely. Smoking decreases the amount of oxygen in the blood by increasing the carbon monoxide in... READ MORE

What is the Average "Life" of a Breast Implant?

I tell my patients that the life of an implant is about 10 to 15 years, depending on different factors. The largest of these factors is if they get a... READ MORE

Best Cosmetic Wrinkle Filler?

Because there are so many "wrinkle fillers", as you state, it is important to have a thorough assessment and consultation with your provider. Let... READ MORE

Will Botox and Restylane Make my Face Look Older Once Wears Off?

You are not alone in your questions regarding the ongoing use of Botox and Restylane. Both Botox and Restylane offer temporary results and any use can... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Mills

Dan Mills, MD has shared 125 before and after pictures with 1,525 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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What Is Ultherapy? Use Ultrasound to Tone and Tighten the Skin

Dr. Daniel Mills explains the technology behind the new Ultherapy procedure, what it feels like, and how well it works. WATCH VIDEO

What Is a Trans-Axillary Breast Augmentation?

Dr. Daniel Mills explains a trans-axillary breast augmentation and how the various types of implants act differently in the breast pocket. WATCH VIDEO

Hear How This Doctor Tested the Cohesiveness of the Sientra Breast Implant

Dr. Daniel Mills explains an interesting experiment he performed with a Sientra breast implant and you'll be shocked to hear what happened! WATCH VIDEO

What is the Pole of the Breast?

Dr. Daniel Mills explains what your doctor means when he refers to the breast's "pole" and how they come into play during the planning of the surgery. WATCH VIDEO

Meet Ulthera: A Non-Surgical Option for Lifting the Forehead and Brow

Dr. Daniel Mills introduces Ulthera, describing its radio freuquency technology and the options for treatments on and around the face. WATCH VIDEO

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