Dr Julian De Silva is a leading facial plastic surgeon who specializes only in surgical and non-surgical facial procedures. Dr De Silva has considerable experience in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgery from fellowships in London, Los Angeles and New York. He is the one of a handful of elite surgeons to be recognized with British, European and American qualifications, memberships and board certification. Through his dedication and experience operating a private clinic on Harley Street, he has developed rapid-recovery and low downtime procedures to provide natural-looking results.
Dr De Silva has a formidable track record of accomplishments including the gold medal for research from the Imperial College and an award by the Royal Society of Medicine. In addition, he has made contributions to advanced surgical techniques, laser technology and stitch-less tissue adhesives. He shared his findings in over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters.
Dr De Silva is certified by the American College of Surgeons and British Royal College Societies. Prior to becoming the Director of Facial Cosmetic Surgery in London, Dr De Silva worked in the National Health Service for more than a decade, including St. George’s Hospital, a major referral centre for the local London Hospital community. He currently practices in a fully accredited CQC (Care Quality Commission) approved custom built facility. Dr De Silva has always been determined to be the very best and was selected for the London 2012 Olympics to provide Clinical care to the Completing Athletes and Coaching Staff.
Dr De Silva was born and raised in London and went to the world-renowned London Teaching Hospital, Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’s Medical School, now known as Kings College London. He was always passionate about aesthetics and spent his international elective in plastic surgery at the University of California in 1999. He went onto teaching anatomy at Guy’s Hospital, Neurosurgery at King’s College before accepting an ophthalmic surgery registrar post in London, which at this time was one of the most competitive specialties in medicine and surgery. Dr De Silva completed ophthalmology specialist training before specialising in Oculo-Facial Plastic surgery. Dr De Silva trained in ophthalmic micro-surgery, where measurements of millimeters are important, and applied this attention to detail to facial plastic surgery procedures. After working in the NHS for more that a decade, he expanded his knowledge and skills in facial plastic surgery in renowned plastic surgery centres in New York and Los Angeles.
Dr De Silva is recognized as an expert on the latest advances in facial cosmetic surgery and has published three books on facial cosmetic surgery and has presented at major international conferences in the US and Europe. His philosophy focuses on the use of small incision and fast recovery techniques to give natural looking results, and was the only surgeon in a major London Teaching Hospital to obtain skills in the use of minimally invasive and endoscopic technology overseas, that provide the ultimate in small incision surgery eliminating scars and expediting recovery. Dr De Silva’s goal is to help his patients look better and feel better about themselves.
By focusing entirely on only facial cosmetic surgery procedures, Dr De Silva is able to provide the expertise that can only come with specialization: facelift and neck lift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty and chin implants. Dr De Silva believes that procedures on the face should be in accordance with harmony and balance which requires artistic interpretation of beauty. He relies on his education and passion of art and sculpting to offer patients natural results. Facial cosmetic surgery is demanding, each patient requires a meticulous assessment, an informed discussion about healing, recovery and expectations, and customised procedures with attention to intricate detail.
With over 10-years of surgical experience, Dr De Silva believes that he can give you the best possible results not just because of his technical innovations and enthusiasm for success, but also because of his artistic understanding of anatomy, obsession with detail and care of patients.
Dr De Silva he has in the past volunteered his time and contributed to helping less fortunate communities in many areas of the world, including Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. We provide ongoing sponsorship and support to charitable causes with a specific focus on medical aid and education through sponsorship. Dr De Silva continues to actively support many charitable organisations including Changing Faces, Fight for Sight, Unicef, Medical Sans Frontieres, Save the Children, Plan International.
“With the fortune of living in an industrialised country, there are many aspects of life including education, health and family that we take for granted. We are grateful for our ability to help patients every day achieve their expectations, and our aim is to sponsor as many children as possible with education and healthcare in less fortunate parts of the world. Being able to help less fortunate individuals, with potentially life-changing education and healthcare is both a gratifying and a humbling experience”, Dr Julian De Silva.
HONOURS AND AWARDS
International Speaker and Surgical Trainer in Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Annually teaches facelift surgery at American Academy International Meeting
Written three books on Facial Plastic Surgery
Awarding Judge at the Aesthetic Awards from 2015
Voted best leader by colleagues, Awarded the only Distinction in Masters
Known for Innovative techniques that deliver Natural Looking Rapid Results
Vegas Cosmetic Surgery: Rhinoplasty, Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty. International Multi-Speciality Symposium, Las Vegas 2012
Advances in Facial Reconstruction & Cosmetic Surgery: Hands on Cadaver Workshop. Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York 2012
Dallas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium. Emerging Role of Fat in Facial Surgery. Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas 2012
Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium. Advances & Controversies in Rhinoplasty. Southwestern Medical Centre, Dallas 2012
Leadership in Healthcare. Dr De Silva pioneered the development of an innovational new training programme for young surgeons in leadership skills and the development of high quality medical care. 2010
Surgeon re-validation. Dr De Silva was selected to contribute to question writing for the General Medical Council Revalidaton of Surgeons programme.
The London Eye Course. Dr De Silva co-established a new training course for young surgeons beginning work in busy London Teaching Hospitals. The course had incredible feedback and was repeated for subsequent years 2008-2010.
Workshop in Clinical Leadership. Dr De Silva was held a workshop on leadership skills for the UK Association for the Study of Medical Education 2010
Training the Trainers Course. Teaching Skills, Feedback & Appraisal, RCO, London 2010
Endoscopic Brow Elevation. AAO. Chicago 2010
Training the Trainers Course. RCO, London 2010
Reconstructive Surgical Skills. Cadaver Dissection. Royal College of Surgeons. London 2010
Rejuvenation of Eyelids & Forehead, Royal College of Surgeons, London 2010
OculoFacial Plastic Surgical Skills, AAO, San Francisco 2009
Cosmetic Blepharoplasty, AAO, San Francisco 2009
Endoscopic transnasal lacrimal surgery, AAO, San Francisco 2009
Endoscopic forehead and eyebrow lift , AAO San Francisco 2009
Face and neck lifting, AAO, San Francisco 2009
Management & Team building, Imperial College London 2008
Facial rejuvenation, London 2008
Leadership, Imperial College London 2008
Ptosis Evaluation, New Orleans 2007
PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
Dr De Silva is a peer reviewer for several journals including the prestigious American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Reviewing the latest innovations in surgical technique and technology requires expertise and diligence, and means he continues to keep his patients up-to-date of any of the newest trends and natural looking results.
Book Chapter Published: Symptom Orientated Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Rhinology & Facial Plastics Jayapee, Chapter 26 Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty), 2017.
Book Chapter Published: Symptom Orientated Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, Rhinology & Facial Plastics Jayapee, Chapter 27 Drooping of Eyelids (Blepharoplasty), 2017.
Completed Rhinoplasty Patient Information Book, 2017.
Completed Blepharoplasty Patient Information Book, 2016.
Wrote Facelift Surgery Book Chapter, Assessment for Facelift Surgery, 2016.
Wrote Facelift Surgery Book Chapter, Volume Augmentation with Fat Transfer & Facial Implants, 2016.
ASOPRS Board Examination, Set examination questions for Rhinoplasty 2015.
Journal Article: Facial Danger Zones: avoiding serious complications in non-surgical filler injections, Published in Aesthetics Journal 2015.
American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Reviewed a Rhinoplasty Journal Manuscript for publication 2015.
Dr De Silva completed Book Chapter on Upper Blepharoplasty, Lower Blepharoplasty and Asian Blepharoplasty for a contemporary book on Facial Plastic Surgery for teaching and educating surgeons around the world, 2014.
Dr De Silva completed Book Chapter on a specialised eyelid procedure termed Aesthetic Canthal Suspension, used in conjunction with Blepharoplasty for a contemporary book on Advanced Surgical Blepharoplasty Techniques, 2013.
Dr De Silva completed Book Chapter on droopy eyelid and ptosis correction for a contemporary book on Facial Plastic Surgery for teaching and educating surgeons around the world, 2013.