Orange County Plastic Surgeon
31852 Pacific Coast Hwy, Suite 401
Laguna Beach, California 92651 US
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"His experience and excellent plastic surgery techniques are evident in how well my breast implants look after replacing my previous implants that had ruptured...." "He helped me pick the right size and I love my new breasts, they look and feel great!" "He has been very supportive of me and did a beautiful job on my tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction."

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5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

Life Changing Experience - Laguna Beach, CA

Dr. M and his staff took great care of me throughout the entire process and made me feel like family. I love going shopping now and I spend a great deal of time at the beach! Dr. M gave me my life back and I am forever grateful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Lift

Amazing Surgeon - Laguna Beach, CA

Dr M is very thorough and his attention to detail is unparalleled. The office is very professional and prepares for pre op and post op. The results were far better than I expected. He is a true artist and uses the most current well tested techniques. I am beyond satisfied with my results!

5 out of 5 stars Facelift

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

Dr Mills and his staff were always professional, friendly, focused and made me feel informed and at ease with every visit and phone call. Dr. has a wonderful bedside manner that calms any nerves instantly. This is my 4th procedure with Dr. over 21 years. He is a true artist and I trust his skills to the utmost. I recommend him any chance I get. He and his staff are the best in their field. It was worth every penny!

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

Dr. Mills is awesome and takes great care of you. He spends a lot of time educating patients before and after surgery and I felt extremely comfortable. The staff is also super nice and knowledgeable. They are great about helping you choose the correct size. There is no pressure to go too big but they also make sure you don't go too small. He helped me pick the right size and I love my new breasts, they look and feel great!

5 out of 5 stars Juvederm

Amazing Results - Laguna Beach, CA

Dr. Mills and his staff are amazing in every way!

5 out of 5 stars Tummy Tuck

Love my Results - Laguna Beach, CA

I always felt like I was in the best of hands with Dr M and every one on his staff. They were friendly but very professional and made me feel like I was their sole focus. My surgery went well and I had great care by the OR staff. I love my results and would not hesitate to go back to Dr M.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Augmentation

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

Dr. Mills treated me like I felt he would his own family member. He personally followed up with me the night of my surgery to check how I was doing, and was very attentive to all of my questions.

5 out of 5 stars Mommy Makeover

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

I found Dr. Mills by asking friends. I live in So Cal so finding friends who have had work done is not too difficult. He came very highly recommended and I feel really confident that he is the right man for the job. He seems very concerned for my safety and for giving me the results I want. Very good office staff, too. So far, so good. I have now had my surgery and spent some time with the doctor and his staff. They are wonderful. The ladies in the office have been great. They are quick to answer all of my questions and have been spot on with every recommendation. Dr. Mills is a very sweet man. He has been very supportive of me and did a beautiful job on my tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction. I could not be more happy with the results. I would strongly recommend him to anyone. He has made me feel very safe and comfortable and his work is beautiful.

5 out of 5 stars Breast Implant Revision

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

Dr. Mills is an outstanding doctor and surgeon. He is caring and kind hearted always treating his patients like family. As soon as I walk through the doors of the office I feel so welcomed and I always have a nice experience when I'm there. I really can't say enough about Dr. Mills and his office staff.

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

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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IPL Hyperpigmentation

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Effects of Smoking on Breast Augmentation Results?

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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?

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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

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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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*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.