I had a Sliding Chin Genioplasty following implant removal in mid October 2017 with Ms Caroline Mills. I had a silicone implant placed in 2004 by Dr Peter Butler, which was subsequently replaced with Gore-Tex implant 2006 (the second implant was placed abroad during a rhinoplasty revision as the surgeon felt its was moving around to freely). Despite the second implant being pourous, over the years the implant moved and positioned itself on the left side of my chin giving my lower face a very asymmetrical masculine appearance. I have always had an asymmetrical face and decided that it was best to leave it alone as overall I was quite happy with my face, I was able to overlook the appearance of my chin most of the time. In addition I had researched removal of porous implants and it seemed like it would be a difficult undertaking especially given that mine had been in situ for over 10 years. Earlier this year I started experiencing intermittent numbness along the right side of my lower lip downwards onto my chin pad so decided to consult with Ms Mills. I explained the issues I was having along with not liking the appearance the implant gave my chin. Ms Mills referred me for a CT scan with Cavendish Medical then invited me back for a second consultation. Once my scan results came back I was very promptly able to see Ms Mills to discuss the findings. It was apparent from the scan that the implant was sitting on my mentalis nerve which could possibly explain my symptoms of numbness. Ms Mills consulted extremely well having a very relaxed and down to earth approach. Ms Mills made note of all the information I gave her, examined me and then took her time to explain what my options were. I must add, I have worked as a healthcare professional in the surgical/ cosmetic industry for over 10 years therefore I come very well informed and have an articulate but realistic approach to surgery. I had already decided that I did not want to go down the route of replacing the existing implant as my scan indicated some level of bone erosion. Ms Mills took into account my aesthetic requirements and managed my expectations professionally and most importantly realistically. I went away knowing what could be achieved and came back for a third consultation with more questions prior to committing to surgery. Ms Mills was able to use computer imaging to show me what she thought would look like a natural outcome for my facial features. Even though you cannot be MM specific with any surgery it gave me a good idea that we were both on the same page. Ms Mills took her time, answering all my questions, I was conscious that I was taking a lot of her consulting time during the final consultation. Ms Mills was adamant that it was important for me to be fully satisfied before going ahead with implant removal as she was aware that I was generally quite happy with my face. She explained that the shape of my chin would be very different to what it was with the implant in place. I had the surgery in mid October at the Weymouth Hospital. Ms Mills spoke to me prior to surgery and once again we went over what I wanted to achieve. I had the surgery with an overnight stay in what I consider to be an excellent facility with great attention to patient care. I was incredibly swollen from day 2 with swelling tailing off around day 6. I regained full sensation to my bottom lip in the first 24 hours. I am now at day 19, most of the swelling has started to subside. The sensation has started to return to my lower front four teeth with some numbness around the chin area, I can see that things will continue to improve in the coming weeks. I surmise from my recovery/ bruising and return of functions that Ms Miss would have been very gentle and meticulous during surgery. I am aware from my implant replacement in 2006 that bone/ soft tissue manipulation during an operation can have an impact on recovery, I was noticeably swollen for at last 6 weeks following that procedure. I saw Ms Mills the following week at which point I was still very swollen. She asked me to get in touch if I had any issues. I followed aftercare instructions and rested well and so far, (touch wood) my recovery has been uneventful. I wrote this review as I wanted to share my experience with Ms Mills. I am very happy with the results so far, I can see that as the swelling goes down it will continue to change and improve. I now have a very natural well proportioned chin which doesn't look as wonky. Ms Mills has managed to achieve the best-case scenario for me. I have always remained realistic however a chin genioplasty can be challenging operation as you look almost unrecognisable for some 7-10 days. I can see how disheartening it can be when you are anxious about the outcome. In my experience, you are not in position to make any judgment on the chin for at least 10 days and any knee jerk reactions to appearance before that point can be detrimental to your acceptance of the procedure you have had done. Over the years I have worked with and met many surgeons, I would highly recommend Ms Mills, she put me at ease and was very knowledgable about the procedure. I was very comfortable around her and most importantly she listens to you and will manage your expectations effectively. If you are looking for a highly experienced professional with a relaxed friendly approach then please see Ms Mills, she is an excellent surgeon. I am haven’t posted any pictures on this website for professional reasons however I am more than happy to speak to anyone and share my experience.
Good quality care in pleasant surroundings.
Where do i start, When i was younger i had permanent filler ( bio alcamid ) to be exact and it was fine at the start but then started to migrate, and look very weird. Also i was never happy with my prominent forehead and hairline, but being a male and wanting to continue being a male i knew this surgery was used for FFS surgery, so i was apprehensive on what people would think, why does he want women's eyes etc? So i new i wanted a female surgeon as normally females are more caring and understanding, I always new it would look better softer, so i researched online and found the face surgeons! Which i am very glad i did, i then booked a consultation with miss Helen withdrew, as soon as i walked in the room i knew this lovely looking smiling woman was the surgeon for me! I then explained the points above stating i am happy being a man , but i wanted softer eyes and to remove the horrible permanent filler i had, she is very clear about the risks which i understood and accepted, i then had another meeting with her and another surgeon called Caroline mills, the meeting went fine, and i was referred to see a phycologist to make sure i accepted the risks etc, which was very good that they wanted to see i was fully fit for this major operation instead of just saying yes we will do the surgery, this shows they are truly good surgeons. So after that Helen ( my main surgeon) agreed to do the surgery and booked me in Parkside hospital on the 21st sept, The Surgery went extremely well the operation was 9 hours! After the operation my mother was trying to call with no avail and Helen came to ask for her number from me and she called her. I am writing this 3 weeks post op and i am feeling great! Helen is an amazing surgeon but not only that she's a warm hearted lovely person who i felt completely comfortable with all the way through meeting her to the operation day and beyond. I would give her 10 stars if i could i would and will highly recommend her.
Cannot thank Helen and the team enough for going the extra mile with everything they did for me. So nice to be reassured and looked after so well through what was a very traumatic time for me.
I had a mole removal at this clinic with Caroline Mills and am very happy with the results. It was really quick and I have barely a mark left over from it. Thank you.
A big thanks to Sarah Osborne and Sarah Little - Our daughter was under your care last year and I just wanted to let you know she is great and that you both did a wonderful job. Her eye turned out amazing with no additional work.
Thank you for all your help and support. I really appreciate all you have done for me.
Thank you for going that extra mile with everything you did for me. It's nice to be reassured and looked after so well through what has been a very traumatic time for me. Thanks again.
Thank you for the kindness and expertise you have shown me.
Thank you so much for all you have done for me. I am so pleased with the result. I am very lucky indeed!
I’d got to the point where I didn’t like looking at I’d got to the point where I didn’t like looking at photos of myself. I looked tired, had bags under my eyes and my eye lids were hooded – I looked as though I needed a long holiday. My profile was starting to sag a little also and I was beginning to feel old. At 46 I really wasn’t ready for this.
Mrs Mills was recommended through a friend of a friend so I made an appointment to see her for an initial consultation.
I was immediately at ease, her team are warm and friendly, her rooms in Wimpole Street professional and reassuring. Mrs Mills took a lot of time with me exploring what I was unhappy with, what I wanted and getting to know me. She took a whole set of (rather unflattering photos), explained all my options and gave me a rounded view of the positives and potential downsides and consequences of surgery.
She gave me time to think and reflect on our consultation without pressuring me in any way.
I decided to have a mini face lift, upper and lower eye surgery under local anaesthetic in Harley Street. I chose this option to minimise time off work.
The surgery was blissfully uneventful and the aftercare I received from Mrs Mills’ team was superb, I really felt looked after and cared for, no question too stupid or too trivial!
It was less than 4 days before I could leave the house wearing sunglasses feeling like a celebrity. I was back at work within 2 weeks and trekking in Madagascar within 4 weeks.
I feel and look amazing. The results are subtle, my friends have commented on how well and refreshed I look. No one has guessed I have had surgery, in fact I tell people as it has made such a difference to my confidence that I am happy to share my secret!
I thoroughly recommend Mrs Mills and her team. Warm, professional and highly talented. I’m (almost) looking forward to my next one!
Helen witherow has improved my quality of life. Thank you
Thank you so much for the recent care you gave me during my recent episode. I have felt so supported by you and really appreciate everything you have done for me. Thank you for your professionalism and expertise. I have felt safe in your hands, despite being daunted by the procedure.
I would not hesitate to recommend the eye specialist at this clinic - Sarah Osborne. I went to see her to discuss an upper and lower lid blepharoplasty. She explained everything in detail and made me feel at ease. Sarah undertook the surgery and I am very pleased with the results. After the operation she was very easy to contact and provided good aftercare.
After having a major botched ops on my face and infection after infection ,I was left disfigured and in a bad way, I talked to many surgeons and no one could help , then I came at cross Caroline mills , and have been having my face reconstructed over the course of 2 years +, Caroline mills is an amazing woman , not only is she top of her game , she cares, miss mills saved my face , X
Happy to recommend Miss Caroline Mills for bullhorn liplift. Very satisfied with the results.