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About Daniel C. Mills II., MD, FACS

While Dr. Daniel C. Mills’ approach to plastic surgery blends the latest in technique and technology, he believes that a truly satisfied patient fundamentally begins with a strong patient-doctor relationship. He aims to treat every person like family, which impacts the effort and energy he invests into each surgery. Each person who walks into our office has individual goals and expectations. For this reason, Dr. Mills strives to build trust and confidence by listening to each patient’s needs and educating them on all available alternatives.

Education & Training

Practice Experience:
Private Practice in South Orange County since 1988
Chief of Plastic Surgery, South Coast Medical Center, Laguna Beach, CA since 1990
Chief of Plastic Surgery, Children's Hospital at Mission, Mission Viejo, CA since 1997
Medical Director, Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center, Laguna Beach, CA since 1994

Undergraduate Degree, Walla Walla College, College Place, WA, - B.A. in Chemistry, 1974-1978
Medical School, Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA - M.D. Degree, 1978 -1982
Internship in General Surgery, Wright State University, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH 1982 -1983
Residency in General Surgery, Wright State University, Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH 1983 -1985
Fellowship in Plastic Surgery, Phoenix Plastic Surgery Residency, Rex Peterson, M.D., Director, Phoenix, AZ 1985 -1986
Residency in Plastic Surgery, Medical College of Ohio, George Baibak, M.D., Director, NW Ohio Plastic Surgeons, Toledo, OH 1986 -1988


Practice, Daniel C. Mills II, MD, FACS

31852 Pacific Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
United States

Procedures Performed

Questions Answered

Asked 2014-07-30

If I am a DDD or bigger how much smaller can I go with a breast reduction?

2 Answers
Daniel C. Mills II., MD, FACS
Answered: 2014-07-30
The approximate amount of breast tissue removed during a breast reduction will be determined after consultation with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Your goals for breast reduction will factor into what this amount will be. Remember also that bra sizing is quite variable, so for example, if you are currently a DDD and want to go down to a D cup, you may still be a C cup in one brand or DD in another brand/manufacturer. Viewing examples of other breast reduction patients’ before and after pictures may help you determine the scale of change in breast size you desire. Thorough discussion with your surgeon will help ensure that you obtain your desired outcome. Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area by visiting the ASAPS website home page.
Asked 2014-07-22

I am 68 years old, and have had my Saline Breast implants for 36 years. I have never had any problems with them until recently. One has developed capsular contracture. Overall - I am in good physical shape, but do have a couple of auto-immune diseases. My question is 2 fold........ What method of…

3 Answers
Daniel C. Mills II., MD, FACS
Answered: 2014-07-30
Mammograms, MRIs, and ultrasounds are the recommended imaging modalities for breast cancer screening. These methods typically will not fracture breast implants. Be sure to let your doctor and the imaging team know that you have breast implants, in case additional views are needed to better evaluate your breast tissue. Regarding your second question, surgical intervention is most likely needed to treat capsular contracture of breast implants. This may entail opening the capsule and removing part or all of the capsule. I encourage you to check with your medical doctor regarding your breast health, and also seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your capsular contracture. Visit the ASAPS homepage to find a board certified plastic surgeon near you. For more information regarding breast cancer imaging, visit the National Cancer Institute (NCI) website at (or try the following link:
Asked 2014-07-25

had a baby a year ago by C section but my tummy still looking fat what can I do? I want to get my shape back!

4 Answers
Daniel C. Mills II., MD, FACS
Answered: 2014-07-30
First, congratulations on the birth of your baby last year! Getting back into shape and your previous state of health and wellness are great goals to pursue. There are numerous variables to consider: I’m sure you are familiar with the importance of diet and exercise. Are you still breastfeeding? Are you planning any future pregnancies? If you are done breastfeeding, are not planning any more pregnancies, and have optimized your diet and exercise regimen, surgical intervention (in the form of a “tummy tuck”) may help. Although there are many types of “tummy tucks”, the general concept is removal of excess skin and fatty tissue from the belly area; this may be accompanied by plication of the rectus muscle (“the abs”), which is essentially creates an internal corset with sutures. Liposuction may be additional procedure to consider, as this can further help shape and sculpture your belly, flanks, and love handle areas, and improve the overall aesthetics of your abdomen and waist. Don’t forget that you can go to the ASAPS homepage to find a board certified plastic surgeon near you to discuss your specific goals and options.
Asked 2014-07-21

I am a 50 year old mother of three. Now that my kids are grown, I have set a goal to improve my own physical health. Over the last year I have lost 50 pounds! Great - but now my breasts droop considerably. Is 'fat grafting' or implants an option for someone my age?

6 Answers
Daniel C. Mills II., MD, FACS
Answered: 2014-07-30
Congratulations on your weight loss and your goal of improving your overall health! Breasts change with pregnancy - becoming larger, then decreasing in size after childbirth and breastfeeding. Often, breasts may acquire a deflated, drooping appearance, with the nipple and breast tissue sitting much lower on your chest than before — perhaps below the breast fold or even with downward pointing nipples. Surgical options would depend on the appearance of your breasts and your goals. A breast lift (mastopexy) may be sufficient to give you your desired look by redraping the majority of your breast tissue to sit above the breast fold. Another possibility is breast implant augmentation, if loss of volume in the upper half of your breasts is your main concern. Sometimes both a mastopexy and breast augmentation as staged procedures (i.e. two separate surgeries) may be recommended. Fat grafting may also be used in addition to other procedures. Age is less important than your overall state of health. Locate a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area to discuss your specific needs and options by visiting the ASAPS website homepage. As well, I encourage you to visit your primary care physician to make sure you are up-to-date with your breast health, in terms of clinician breast exams and mammograms.

Additional Information

Consultation Price
Our goal with the consultation process is to provide you with all the information you need to make a well-informed decision as to whether plastic surgery is right for you. Your consultation will begin with your initial inquiry via telephone or e-mail. In addition to scheduling an appointment, you will have the opportunity to ask any preliminary questions. On the day of your consultation, you will fill out our health history and registration paperwork, as well as watch an educational video produced by Dr. Mills about the procedure. After the video, you will meet with Dr. Mills and our patient coordinator who will ask what you are looking to achieve through plastic surgery and take the time to address your specific needs and expectations. Dr. Mills will then review with you what to expect with surgery and advise you on his recommendations specifically for you. We will also provide you with an informational packet and show you before and after photos of Dr. Mills’ patients. Additionally, if you would like to speak to a former patient about a procedure, we would be happy to provide you with a phone reference. We ask that you allow approximately an hour and a half for your consultation visit. To schedule a consultation, you can call or contact the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute online.
Bank Transfer
Major Credit Cards
Patient Financing Plans
Financing Available
Dr. Mills is aware that most cosmetic surgery procedures are not covered by insurance. For this reason, we offer financing services to provide patients with a number of payment options that can help make plastic surgery more affordable. Furthermore, we accept several different forms of payment, including American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, and PatientFi. During your consultation, Dr. Mills and our staff will work with you to determine a payment option that is right for you.
Brands Offered
Skin Better
Revance RHA Collection
Devices Offered
Board Certifications
National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME)
American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS)
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Society Memberships
The Aesthetic Society
American College of Surgeons (ACS)
American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
California Medical Association (CMA)
California Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS)
Orange County Medical Association (OCMA)
Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons (OCSPS)
The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (ASMS)
Hospital Affiliation(s)
South Coast Medical Center, Laguna Beach, CA
Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Mission Viejo, CA
Mission Community Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA
Surgical Facilities
Most surgeries are performed at the Oceanview Ambulatory Surgery Center (OASC), a private surgical facility that offers the highest level of confidentiality to patients. OASC is Medicare certified, which means it has met very strict requirements for providing quality, cost effective surgical care. In addition to employed medical staff with current Advanced Cardiac Life Support training and certification, OASC is equipped with the necessary equipment to monitor your vital signs in both the operating and recovery rooms.

How Dr. Mills goes beyond

Mission Trips and Outreach Programs 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.

Daniel C. Mills II., MD, FACS

Practice, Daniel C. Mills II, MD, FACS

31852 Pacific Coast Hwy
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
United States