By MFlow, Lower eyelid surgery experience with Dr. De Silva on Mar 4, 2019
My lower blepharoplasty couldn’t have gone smoother. I contacted Dr De Silva’s clinic in November and by January I was free of the puffy eye bags I’d had for 10 years. They did everything possible to accommodate me. Dr De Silva was very clear about the objectives of the surgery in the consultation and the results matched. What was particularly reassuring is that I felt I could contact the clinic at any time before and after the procedure with any concern, no matter or small. I’ll definitely be returning in the future
By SLDN, Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 3, 2019
I recently underwent a rhinoplasty and septoplasty. It has been life changing and the best decision I've made, it's something I have wanted to do from a young age, I did years of research and put a lot into it. I only had one other consultation before where two other surgeons were recommended but I knew it wasn’t for me and had already been interested in Dr De Silva's work. Soon after I booked to see Dr De Silva and was put on the waiting list in order to have a consultation and instantly knew I wanted to go through with it. It was something that i'm glad I didn’t rush into and have done with another surgeon and was definitely worth the wait. It was an insecurity which was worse when I was younger, for the past few years I learnt to love it more and was happy but I knew it would always stay in the back of my mind and knew it was right and better to go through with it now rather than regret not taking the opportunity years down the line. And now I'm very glad I went through with it! I was nervous on the days leading up and of course on the day but I had nothing to worry about, I was in safe hands, the whole team were lovely and made me feel more comfortable and the entire process felt like it went by quickly. I was put at ease, the seditionist Dr Andre explained what will take place which just made me feel better. The whole entire experience was comfortable and safe. After the surgery, I had very minimal bruising and swelling under my eyes. The swelling went away after the second day. The bruising as well got much lighter in colour after the second day and disappeared completely after four days. Overall, I experienced no pain just sometimes a little discomfort having the cast on as it's not something you're used to. My result is very natural and I look like a better version of myself, I didn’t want to look like anyone else or have anyone else’s nose. It really has boosted my confidence and how I feel about myself and even helped other insecurities I thought I had and can now say I’m content. It is a dream come true and I am very grateful I got to experience the process with Dr De Silva.
By Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Feb 28, 2019
"From the moment I walked into the clinic I was impressed with the friendly but professional staff. Dr De Silva has an exceptional manner, very calm, patient and understanding. Everything was explained, every question answered and I never felt under any pressure to undertake surgery. I had exceptionally droopy eyelids. Dr De Silva was realistic about the results but i couldn’t be happier. The surgery has completely transformed my tired eyes without looking obvious. The results are incredibly natural looking. I felt minimal discomfort after the surgery but as I bruise easily, I had some pretty spectacular bruising which I was able to cover with good makeup. Thankfully the bruising completely vanished within 2 weeks. The sedation was a very unique experience. I didn’t feel any of the drowsiness or sickness that can occur after a general anaesthetic. I felt completely at ease through the whole experience. 4 months after the surgery I am still delighting at the difference it has made. It’s even transformed my eyelashes and putting on mascara and wearing eyeshadow for the first time in 20 years is a whole new and wonderful experience. I just wish I’d done it sooner. An amazing surgeon and I cannot sing his praises enough."
By Anonymous, Facial surgery experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 23, 2019
At the pre-op appointment when i first met Dr Julian De Silva the consultation obviously consisted of him examining my eyes and listening to my woes about them. The consultation was informative – the procedure and what it would entail was explained to me and the results that I could expect to achieve. The honesty and reality of the potential results filled me with confidence - i could only talk about the problem, Dr Julian De Silva provided the solution. The most comforting aspect was that he explained what could be realised. It was not the first time I’d had a real conversation with somebody that specialises in this field but it was the last. From there on in it was plain sailing. I was a smoker however, but that was for me to resolve. He recommended stopping minimally 6-weeks prior to surgery which I did in order for the surgery to be as risk-free as possible and for a speedy recovery with as few complications as possible. Despite being excited that something was finally going to be done about my eyes I was scared. Scared of the surgery itself, scared of being put to sleep, scared of what I might look after the surgery even though I knew it would be an improvement. I think unless surgery is something you embark on easily and perhaps frequently you do have a natural fear and if like me, it is something you need to budget for then these feelings are entirely instinctive. I needn’t have worried. The staff were exceptional throughout. Their manner, care and understanding made me feel completely at ease at every appointment. It is probably worth noting that I elected (as recommended) to be sedated for the operation as opposed to being anesthetised. The thought of this, despite all the ‘up’ sides caused me the most anxiety - the thought that you could conceivably wake if only being put to sleep. In reality the sedationist is present throughout the operation monitoring the extent to which you are ‘under’ and when you do wake after the operation the recovery time is no different to waking from a deep sleep i.e. you are up and about within approx. 30 minutes – I was hugely impressed and if ever in the same situation and given the option I would go for sedation, every time. In terms of the operation itself there is not much to say – I was asleep! I followed all the advice given, took the required pre-op medication, downloaded the app and followed rigidly so when I arrived on the day, there was nothing further for me to do. There was a final consultation with Dr Julian De Silva and then with the sedationist before the operation took place and from there on in I only really remember waking up afterwards. The operation was a huge success - I felt as if nothing had happened and I was driven home the same day. I felt no pain and later felt very minor discomfort. Dr Julian De Silva called me in the evening to ask how I was feeling – I felt fine. I was over the moon because I could already see a vast improvement in spite of the plasters beneath each eye. The removal of the under-eye bags had opened up my eyes – I felt more confident immediately. Those people I did tell I was having surgery have noticed a remarkable change. Those that I’ve not told have also noticed - I observe people observing me. The fact I’ve had a procedure done is imperceptible in terms of scarring or being able to detect exactly what has changed except I look healthier, happier and more alert – this to me is what a successful surgery should look and feel like. Dr Julian De Silva provided a solution I could not have predicted. I would and do recommend him to anybody thinking of undergoing a facial procedure that wants to look like a better version of themselves and exude more confidence because of it
By Emma_02, Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 22, 2019
Fantastic Experience and Very Happy with the Results. From start to finish I had complete trust in Dr De Silva and his team. I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty in December and I am now 9 weeks post op. The team made me feel very comfortable and prepared during the whole process. I am very happy with the natural results I am seeing. I highly recommend Dr De Silva, his work is exceptional.
By Rose, Rhinoplasty & Chin Implant experience with Dr De Silva on Feb 17, 2019
"I could not recommend Dr De Silva enough. I researched different surgeons for a long time but as soon as I came across Dr De Silva I new that I wanted my surgery performed by him. In December last year I had a rhinoplasty and chin implant done under sedation. The whole process from start to finish was stress free and comfortable. I was kept well informed and all my questions were answered clearly. On the day when I arrived I was nervous but Alex was very helpful and kept me feeling calm. The aneasthatist was also great and explained to me clearly what was going to happen and put me at ease. During and after the procedure I felt no pain just a bit of discomfort. I was pleasantly surprised that after a couple of days when all the anaesthetic was gone I still felt no pain. There was quite a few meds to take but they clearly explained what I was to take and when amd it was all written down so it was easy to remember. I was called by the team to see how I was and felt I could call or message with any questions I had. After 7 days I want back to get my cast removed and they removed some stitches and cleared put my nose. This went smoothly and it felt lovely to be able to breathe much clearer. I am very happy with the natural results I have got and he is such a talented surgeon that even after only a few months the incisions are barely noticable. The swelling will continue to go down for the next few months so I can't wait to see what the final results will be. Thank you so much to Dr De Silva and the rest of the team!"
By Hana, Rhinoplasty & Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 10, 2019
I had revision rhinoplasty and a first time blepharoplasty with Dr Dr De Silva last year. I was initially skeptical by the five star rating, but I believe it is indeed genuine! I was also intimidated by the idea of the consultation and worried about the way I would be received, as surgery on the face is very personal and very scary, especially after someone else has already played around with it. However, the staff were lovely and booking the procedures months later was very easy (your deposit doesn't expire). As promised, the procedure was mostly painless. I loved the twilight anesthesia as I woke up quickly and began feeling myself very soon thereafter. My first surgeon over-promised and under-delivered, to say the least. Dr De Silva was realistic and thorough in his explanarions. His bedside manner was lovely. My results are very natural and I could see a difference right away, and it continues to improve. I think we all have to be realistic about what is achievable through plastic surgery and know why we are doing it. I had very specific concerns and he was able to address them effectively. I don't have a perfect nose nor a cookie cutter shape, but I have a much improved version of my own nose and my eyes are more open. Overall I feel refreshed and don't anticipate having to go under the knife again for a very long time. My questions and concerns were all addressed and the practice are continuously responsive and accommodating. I would highly recommend Dr Dr De Silva, he is an expert at what he does and is also lovely!
By Val S, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 7, 2019
Upper and Lower Blephoraplasty – an experience I am a 65 year old female and I had Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty with Fat Transfer, Laser and Canthopexy on 13th December. 7 weeks later and I wanted to share my experience with anyone who might be contemplating having a similar procedure. Firstly I must say that I am really pleased with the results. My eyes are much more symmetrical and open. I have had some very nice compliments from people that knew about the procedure and more importantly from people that didn't. I had wanted to have my eye bags done for a while but never thought I would actually pluck up the courage and 'do it'. However, after my consultation with Dr De Silva I felt so confident that he would do a great job and that I would get a natural result, look fresher and more awake and not look so old and tired. I decided there and then to go ahead. I had the procedure under conscious sedation and I was a bit nervous about that but I did not need to be. The Sedationist Dr Du Plessis was amazing he explained everything clearly and it was just like going off to sleep pleasantly. I can recall some nice music playing in the background briefly but that is all. When I started to wake up I can remember being a bit emotional and a bit shaky but that only lasted a few minutes. Then I was escorted to the recovery room for a short period of time. I was thirsty and where I had the laser treatment my eyes were a bit sore, like sun burn, but I was given an ice pack and that helped, the sensation soon went. My husband arrived to collect me and before I went Dr De Silva and Dr Du Plessis stopped by to make sure I was fine. I stayed in London overnight and went home the following day. I received a call from The Centre the next day to see how my night was and I was able to say that I had a good night’s sleep propped up on 3 pillows which was quite comfortable. The only pain killers I took were on the evening of the operation as I had a bit of a headache. Apart from that I took the medication as prescribed and eye drops. Over the next week I did exactly as directed, you are provided with lots of useful information. The stitches were removed a week later and that was not painful at all. I was so pleased to see the difference once the tape was off and the stitches came out. My eyes felt less tight and more comfortable, and it was great to be able to put make up on again. I still put drops in once a day in the morning, and my upper eyelids are still healing. The upper lids are still a bit numb but that is improving every day. They can be a bit lumpy some days more than others. I discussed this with Dr De Silva and I am going to see him again in a couple of months by which time everything should have settled down. If you are considering having this procedure I would certainly recommend Dr De Silva and his first class team. I was treated very well and Dr De Silva is so skilled and experienced you would be in the very best hands. Val S
By Tracy 2019, Face & Neck lift experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 5, 2019
The decision for me to have a face lift in my mid 50's was a very difficult one. I am quite an anxious person and have always suffered from claustrophobia so the thought of having a very tight neck post surgery was a terrifying prospect. Nevertheless, I had become increasingly depressed with my tired appearance and sagging neck and knew that this would only get worse with time. So, after two consultations with Dr De Silva I decided to take the plunge. From the moment I met him, I was felt reassured; he is very calm and sincere as well as having brilliant credentials as a surgeon. I just knew I was in the hands of an expert and would be OK. It's now six months since my surgery and I am absolutely thrilled with my new look. I look fresher and have a much more youthful neck yet don't look 'done'. I have definitely got my Mojo back! Having said all that, I did struggle for the first three months as my neck did feel very tight which Dr De Silva warned me about before I decided to have the surgery. However, thanks to his reassurance and the brilliant aftercare I received from his team I got through it all. Has it been worth it? Absolutely. But, only because I went to the best
By Rosie F, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 3, 2019
"I had upper and lower blepherobladty and laser treatment around my eyes. This has changed my life; I go in to meetings much more confident in my appearance. I was always confident in my ability but not about my ‘tired’ appearance. My career has enhanced as a result of this treatment. I can look in a mirror and I dare to wear dark eye makeup. They are now a nice feature! My care was excellent, all of the staff are very well informed and Dr. Julian de Silva is quite exceptional. Truly outstanding.
By Sarah McK, Nose job experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 2, 2019
"Dr de Silva is a really nice Dr who I found to be non-judgemental, approachable and accommodating. I had a nose job for purely cosmetic reasons 7 weeks ago and found that I barely had to take time off or worry about a difficult recovery. I think Dr de Silva is very focused on the post-op protocol he has developed meaning that discomfort is minimal. My parents and friends haven’t noticed my nose job as it was a refinement. A very subtle result as requested. I would consider myself to have been a testing patient with a lot of questions but I don’t think this took anything out of this very experienced and smooth team!"
By AH, Patient experience of rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jan 29, 2019
Rhinoplasty and septoplasty- Amazing experience. I’ve always been self conscious about the bump on my nose and the width at the tip. Dr De Silva was calm and comforting, instantly reassuring during the first consultation and throughout the entire process. I am currently 3/4 months post op and I can honestly say I am very impressed with my results. My nose is slightly tender at the tip if I accidentally knock it but that’s to be expected. Pain wise, I barely bruised and never took any pain relief that I was prescribed. I religiously followed my medication chart but didn’t optionally take any pain releif as I thought it was unnecessary. Obviously there was discomfort from not being able to initially breath through my nose due to the congestion and bandages but apart from that the process was pretty painless. I really expected to bruise but it was very minimal. I must admit my only apprehension about the surgery was the sedation technique as opposed to general anaesthetic. However the experience was nothing to be worried about. I cannot remember the operation at all. The only thing I remember is waking up and having the lovely anaesthetist ask me how I was etc. Very comforting. All the staff from the receptionists to the medical team were so friendly. The removal of my cast was probably the only time I’ve felt any pain but it was over within minutes and quickly forgotten about when I saw my lovely new nose. I was back to my normal life just under two weeks after my surgery.
By Viv, Facelift surgery experience with Dr. De Silva on Jan 27, 2019
I am writing this to ressasure anyone considering facial surgery and nervous. Surgery is a big decision that’s why I chose Dr D Silva , please be assured I have had surgery before elsewhere the difference I cannot put into words. I was at ease from meeting dr d Silva and well informed , I followed advise given from start to finish before and after surgery and had no problems . Theatre staff first class as well as reception staff Many thanks again
By Kk, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jan 26, 2019
I had upper and lower Blepharoplasty surgery seven months ago and this was carried out by Dr De Silva in London. I have to agree with all the many positive comments about Dr De Silva and his team.The surgery itself was so much easier than I imagined it would be and I had no pain at all.I could have had this procedure closer to home but I was not willing to have surgery on my face carried out by anyone else,I’m so glad i made the right decision as the results have changed my life,I no longer have to strain to see because my eyes were so hooded,I also don’t get headaches like I did before which was caused by straining ,I can now see so much better. Oh and even better I look so happy and refreshed.Thank You so much Dr De Silva
By Icbus, Chin implant experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jan 6, 2019
Hassle-free Process and Natural Result At the time of writing it has been just over 2 months since I had chin augmentation surgery accompanied by some liposuction and neck tightening sutures. I had an overbite in childhood, which was corrected with braces. The teeth were moved but the small mandible continued to be a cosmetic concern. Given how affordable (and reversible) chin implant surgery is I decided to take the plunge. I was looking for a UK-based surgeon who only focused on oculofacial surgery and has a strong track record – Julian De Silva certainly fits the bill. I was also encouraged by his work involving an incision under the chin rather than inside the mouth since this would facilitate the lipo (same incision) and by my understanding carries less chance of infection. The process was smooth and professionally handled. I had initial expectations of there being extensive computer-generated imagery being used to model potential results, but Dr De Silva explained that until you actually make the incision and insert sizing implants you cannot really be sure how things will look, or indeed which size of implant is appropriate. Going in to this I knew that there would be an element of trusting the surgeon’s artistic ability to make the correct call and produce a natural-looking improvement which is congruent with the rest of my facial features. Surgery went well and I was on a train home 30 minutes later. The only real pain/bruising I experienced was as a result of the neck liposuction, the chin implant did not cause much trouble in the weeks following surgery. By week 3 the swelling had reduced to the point where I could already see a dramatic (but not too dramatic!) improvement has been achieved. I experience asymmetrical swelling under the chin but thankfully the lagging side is catching up now and Dr De Silva reassured me that this is not uncommon, even on eye surgery! A recent family visit for Christmas was a further confirmation that things had been a success. People we aware that I was “looking good” but they couldn’t identify the specific cause. Things are just better – more proportioned. Highly recommended.
By Bal, Facial surgery experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jan 5, 2019
My face, my everyday accessory which neither others or me can escape and despite its appearance is forced to face the outside world on any occasion I step outside the house. I make it sound so awful and if I’m honest it sometimes was. Despite how I tried to ‘fix’ the problem, the products and cosmetics I used and how well-rested I felt, the presence of my under-eye bags made me look constantly tired and unwell. This is not something I suffered in later years only but from quite a young age. I had dark circles under my eyes since I was a teenager (due to hereditary reasons) and in later years developed worsening ‘bags’ beneath my eyes. I can recall in my teens hating my eyes and trying some dreadful ‘home’ remedies to see if I could somehow improve what looked back at me in the mirror. The point being, it was many many years before I found a possible solution that I thought would help me to convey to the outside world what I felt inside – bright and vibrant. I researched on and off for many years and was looking for a permanent solution with a reputable and well respected physician – somebody with undisputed credentials. I recall that when I came across Dr Julia de Silva I contacted the surgery the same day for their first available appointment and after the pre-op appointment I contacted the surgery without delay to book the first available slot to have the survey undertaken. I was filled with so much hope that this was the right solution for me and I’ll tell you why. At the pre-op appointment when i first met Dr Julian De Silva the consultation obviously consisted of him examining my eyes and listening to my woes about them. The consultation was informative – the procedure and what it would entail was explained to me and the results that I could expect to achieve. The honesty and reality of the potential results filled me with confidence - i could only talk about the problem, Dr Julian De Silva provided the solution. The most comforting aspect was that he explained what could be realised. It was not the first time I’d had a real conversation with somebody that specialises in this field but it was the last. From there on in it was plain sailing. I was a smoker however, but that was for me to resolve. He recommended stopping minimally 6-weeks prior to surgery which I did in order for the surgery to be as risk-free as possible and for a speedy recovery with as few complications as possible. Despite being excited that something was finally going to be done about my eyes I was scared. Scared of the surgery itself, scared of being put to sleep, scared of what I might look after the surgery even though I knew it would be an improvement. I think unless surgery is something you embark on easily and perhaps frequently you do have a natural fear and if like me, it is something you need to budget for then these feelings are entirely instinctive. I needn’t have worried. The staff were exceptional throughout. Their manner, care and understanding made me feel completely at ease at every appointment. It is probably worth noting that I elected (as recommended) to be sedated for the operation as opposed to being anesthetised. The thought of this, despite all the ‘up’ sides caused me the most anxiety - the thought that you could conceivably wake if only being put to sleep. In reality the sedationist is present throughout the operation monitoring the extent to which you are ‘under’ and when you do wake after the operation the recovery time is no different to waking from a deep sleep i.e. you are up and about within approx. 30 minutes – I was hugely impressed and if ever in the same situation and given the option I would go for sedation, every time. In terms of the operation itself there is not much to say – I was asleep! I followed all the advice given, took the required pre-op medication, downloaded the app and followed rigidly so when I arrived on the day, there was nothing further for me to do. There was a final consultation with Dr Julian De Silva and then with the sedationist before the operation took place and from there on in I only really remember waking up afterwards. The operation was a huge success - I felt as if nothing had happened and I was driven home the same day. I felt no pain and later felt very minor discomfort. Dr Julian De Silva called me in the evening to ask how I was feeling – I felt fine. I was over the moon because I could already see a vast improvement in spite of the plasters beneath each eye. The removal of the under-eye bags had opened up my eyes – I felt more confident immediately. Those people I did tell I was having surgery have noticed a remarkable change. Those that I’ve not told have also noticed - I observe people observing me. The fact I’ve had a procedure done is imperceptible in terms of scarring or being able to detect exactly what has changed except I look healthier, happier and more alert – this to me is what a successful surgery should look and feel like. Dr Julian De Silva provided a solution I could not have predicted. I would and do recommend him to anybody thinking of undergoing a facial procedure that wants to look like a better version of themselves and exude more confidence because of it.
By Alice, Filler treatment & Lower blepharoplasty. on Jan 3, 2019
Dr De Silva is the best doctor in the world, I had a lower blepharoplasty last February and the result was amazing, very natural, nobody noticed that. I would recommend him for any facial surgery, you are in good hands.
By Gillian B, Facial surgery experience with Dr. De Silva on Jan 2, 2019
Google ★★★★★4 days ago,I researched carefully before considering and went with my gut feeling that Dr De Silva was the one. After meeting him initially: my feelings proved right. Dr De Silva is highly skilled and his team are very professional and caring to your individual needs. Any doubts were dispelled and I felt 100% safe in his hands and with the staff. Wonderful. I would say if you are thinking of any facial surgery, then GO here! From GB
By Lower eyelid surgery, fat transfer and laser resurfacing with Dr. Julian De Silva on Dec 26, 2018
I had lower eyelid surgery, fat transfer and laser rejuvenation 6 months ago. As soon as I spoke with Dr Silva, I trusted him. He was honest and professional and told me that he could improve my deep lower eyelids and shadow up to 50% - 60%. He was right, although I still have some under eye circles, it is a vast improved. I am very pleased with the result. Dr Silva and his team were excellent! Thank you all
By Natasha, Nose Reshaping experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Dec 23, 2018
I did all my research before finally deciding to go with Dr Julian De Silva and I’m so happy I made this decision. Dr and all his members of staff made it a very smooth experience for me from the very first consultation through to the follow up after surgery. I was, however, still concerned about what the pain would be like and was a bit nervous before the big day, but that was only because it’s the first time I did something like this and had never had conscious sedation before. But the day of the surgery was such a breeze. The anaesthetist went through everything in detail and then within minutes I must have drifted off. The experience was warm and cosy and comfortable. All I remember after that was coming to my senses realising that it was all over and I was so amazed that I never felt a thing. So my worst fear never even happened. I would highly recommend this Dr to anyone considering this, it’s the best decision I’ve made.
By Tatiana, Experience of eye bag removal with Dr. De Silva on Dec 16, 2018
I got my eye bag removal surgery done about 4 months ago and couldn't be happier with the results. I've always struggled with the eye bags under my eyes, as they made me look tired. Being a model and an actress, my appearance as well as my confidence decides on whether I get booked for jobs or not. I've tried so many creams and serums, but nothing seemed to help. So I decided to save up some money and invest it into blepharoplasty. Dr. De Silva was really helpful, not over or under promising. The bruising on my face was gone almost entirely after only two weeks. I had a bit of bruising and hardness on my stomach (a bit unexpected) as Dr. De Silva used some of the fat from the stomach for the fat-transfer to flatten out the line under my eye bag, in addition to taking out the fat from the actual eye bag. I The result looks very natural and what's best - after years and years of worrying about my eye bags, now I don't even think about that. It's such a freeing feeling. Thank you so much Dr. De Silva!
By Jenny, Rhinoplasty, Nose reshaping experience with Dr De Silva on Dec 8, 2018
I would recommend Dr De Silva to anyone who wants to have real results with full support, explanation and after care needed, he truly is the best at what he does! Dr De Silva and his whole team were outstanding and looked after me exceptionally. I’m so happy with the results and had no problems or concerns at all. Changed my life!
By Musicmaker44, Combined Rhinoplasty & Chin Implant patient experience with Dr. De Silva on Dec 2, 2018
I recently had rhinoplasty and a chin implant surgery under sedation with Dr Julian De Silva. Having this procedure was not an easy decision to make but Dr De Silva listened and made recommendations as to how to achieve the best results that I was looking for which I was entirely happy with. I also found his website really informative; the video diaries, reviews and animated videos about how the procedures are done also really helped me make the decision to go ahead. I took two weeks off work to recuperate which was fine as most of the swelling and bruising had gone by then. I made sure that I used the time to just relax my mind, eat and drink healthily and allow my body to heal which is the best advice I can pass on. I can honestly say that I could not have imagined a greater improvement in my nose and overall balance of my face (and believe me I had tried!). The results are subtle and completely natural which has been life changing. I am incredibly grateful to Dr De Silva and his helpful and caring team for having such a positive effect on my life and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is considering this surgery.
By Boolies2018, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Nov 27, 2018
I was naturally scared and worried before my rhinoplasty but looking back now there was no need to be. Dr De Silva is very professional with a wonderful beside manner. The medical team including the nurses and the anesthetist were so lovely and took such great care of me. I had the twilight sedation and the recovery compared to general was so easy. I felt as though I had just had a really good sleep. I don't remember anything at all about the procedure. I was given pain meds to take home but I did not have any need to take them. My nose was very numb and I had no pain at all. The cast was annoying and such a relief to get it off after 1 week. I returned to work soon after the cast was removed no problem. I am on week 8 now and even though there is still some swelling to subside I am extremely happy with the results and my only wish is I had done it sooner.
By Bel, Chin Augmentation Review with Dr De Silva on Nov 24, 2018
I had a chin Augmentation with Dr De Silva. The procedure was very well done, I underwent twilight anaesthesia which was quite pleasant. The surgery was very relaxed. I was provided with medication to reduce/stop swelling, bruising and infection. I had no post-surgery complications; I healed very quickly and my scar is very small and discrete. The bedside manner of all the staff was excellent. Would highly recommend this Dr.
By SL, Facelift and Neck lift with Dr. Julian De Silva on Nov 24, 2018
I had a Lower face lift and Blepharoplasty on June 2018. I am very happy with my before and after experience and results so far. I received the utmost care from the cosmetic surgery team. The whole process itself - from consultation to the surgery - was handled with care and professionalism. My highly skilled surgeon, Dr Julian De Silva, was very honest and realistic with the outcomes of what could and could not be achieved, providing me only with the best results.
By Karen, Blepharoplasty with brow lift experience, fast healing with Dr. De Silva on Nov 21, 2018
After much anxiety over whether or not to go ahead with surgery, I found a doctor who made me feel confident enough to go ahead. Dr De Silva is a highly skilled and surgeon who produces incredible and totally natural looking results. He has a very gentle and reassuring manner. Following a detailed consultation and analysis of my face, Dr De Silva recommended an upper and lower eye lift together with a brow lift. It sounds like a lot of work but I was able to go out with no visible evidence of surgery in just seven days. There was no pain during or after the surgery, the twilight anaesthetic was brilliant. I don’t remember a thing, didn’t feel any pain and 20 mins after waking up, there was no residual after effect at all. The results were even better than I had hoped and not one of my close friends have peered at me as said, what have you done? They just say how lovely I am looking. Every morning I look in the mirror and smile as I don’t have to look at a tired old face any more. It is just brilliant and I couldn’t be happier. Dr De Silva is a very safe pair of hands with an artists eye. Possibly a magic wand too, who knows? His team were all discreet, helpful, gentle and explained everything in as much detail as I wanted without any sense of pressure. If I decide to do anything else in the future, I will be back for sure.
By SaaliceK experience of rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Nov 14, 2018
After many years of deciding whether to have rhinoplastly, I finally made the decision and had my operation in 2018. After hours of research I chose Dr Julian De Silva for his professionally, knowledge and results. It was the best choice I could have made! I had quite a complex operation - as well as septoplasty, I had my bridge smoothed, tip lifted and the bulb reduced. I had twilight sedation which I was nervous about, but the operation went really smoothly. The team ran through everything before, and then it was the most relaxing experience. I woke up as if I had had a nap, and don't remember anything about the actual operation. I went home after an hour or so and spent the week resting. I put ice on my face every hour which really helped - I had minimal bruising around the eyes, and all in all it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. The nose does feel tender for the first 6 weeks, but it doesn't need strong painkillers. It's now 9 weeks and I am so happy with the result - for the first time my nose is now in balance with my face! It's very subtle but everyone has said how great it looks. If you are thinking about having it done, I would highly recommend Dr Julian and his team for their approach, expertise and brilliant manner. They really put you at ease and are the best team to look after you.
By The Gospel Truth, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Nov 11, 2018
I had an upper blepharoplasty 2 months ago. Despite having severe anxiety and taking many years to go ahead with this treatment, I really wish I had done this earlier instead of wasted time being worried about going ahead with it. Watching the amazing informative youtube videos made my Dr De Silva and his patients is what made me feel at ease to go ahead with the process. The surgery made an instant positive impact on my life. No one noticed that I had anything done but people always comment that my makeup looks nice. For years my hooded eyes would cover my eyelids so my makeup wasnt visible. The sedation process was amazing, i dont remember anything but it felt like I had had the best sleep ever and woke up feeling so happy and calm. In terms of pain i can genuinely say that i experienced zero pain. My eyes were swollen and this felt a bit uncomfortable for the first 2 nights but otherwise i would 100% repeat the process. The whole team were helpful and friendly, calling me for a few days post operatively to see how I was doing. They were happy to respond to any questions as soon as possible via email or telephone. Thank you so much for everything!
By Hyundai, Male Eyelid Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva. "Best Decsion I Have Ever Made" on Oct 25, 2018
I had upper and lower eye lid surgery in July (2018) with Dr De Silva. I had suffered with droopy upper lids for a few years which not only made me look older than my years ( I am 50) but caused me headaches as I would strain to lift my eyelids up especially towards the end of a working day. I decided to take the plunge and researched in depth and my overriding instinct was to book an appointment to see Dr De Silva. I would not hesitate in highly recommending both Dr De Silva and his friendly and caring staff. I had twilight sedation which ensured a pain free experience. I can say that having this procedure with Dr De Silva is the best decision I have ever made and has truly given me a new lease of life.
By U.O., Patient experience of Eyelid Surgery aka Blepharoplasty with Dr De Silva on Oct 23, 2018
I had upper and lower eyelid surgery and long story short, the effect/result has been life changing! Physical: I don't have to strain and hold up my eyelids by wrinkling my forehead to see anymore, no more squinting, no more struggling to open my eyes due to overhang on bad days, no more struggling to see due to swelling. Personal: no more being asked if I'm ill/tired/didn't sleep well, no more worrying what I'm going to look like tomorrow if I don't get 7 hours sleep or if I have a glass of wine or even if I cry at a sad movie, no more being asked if I'm my friends' or my partner's mother. In other words, having this surgery has meant I have my life back and it's amazing! Before the surgery my main concerns were; Will I be asleep throughout (I had had issues with anesthesia previously): The anaesthetist is a miracle worker, going under was easy and non-stressful and I don't remember a single thing from the procedure. How do I know for sure they won't cut too much resulting in me not being able to close my eyes again: I guess you can never know 100% but Dr De Silva is AMAZING and the one thing he reiterated throughout the whole process is that he will only do natural looking surgery and if I was expecting to come out looking 20 years younger he's not the guy for me. (the joke’s on him though because I do look 20 years younger ;) Will I be able to ask as many questions as I want before going ahead with the surgery: Absolutely and categorically YES! Dr De Silva is not only a brilliant surgeon but he genuinely cares about his patients and he will never push you to make any decision and I honestly believe he would not want you to go into surgery having doubts. That said, you must remember, he's incredible at what he does but there are questions not even he will be able to answer for sure. How long is the downtime/When can I go back to work: As we all know recovery is individual but I felt happy to be seen in public 1 week after surgery. My face was still a bit swollen but you'd only know that if you knew me and what I normally look like so that didn't bother me. How painful will the recovery be: I'm not going to lie, the first 4 days or so were 'not pleasant' and I did question my decision to have this done more than once during that time. That said, once I was over the 'hump' everything changed and recovery was a breeze and there is no doubt in my mind that this is one of the best decisions I have ever made. Will I be able to learn to cover the scarring with makeup: What if the scarring is so bad I can't cover it with makeup: The simple answer is... The scarring is so minimal there is nothing to cover. Even when I ask people to look really close (for the sympathy and also the Wow factor) they 'disappointingly' say they can barely see anything. Is it even worth it considering I'm a smoker and the result will not be as good: Absolutely! You should obviously always try to cut down/quit etc. but to be honest, I don't know how the result could be any better, it's amazing! What didn't I know/realise was going to happen: Some of my eyelashes were going to brake and some fall out. They're back now though so all good. How he first few days recovery were going to be (still 100% worth it though!). Not being able to look at a screen properly for just over a week which meant I couldn't work from home. Finally, would I recommend Dr De Silva; wholeheartedly yes! If I was to have something else done would I go back to Dr De Silva; absolutely yes! I wouldn’t ever consider going anywhere else. Do I recommend having eyelid surgery; absolutely!
By PJ, Chin Implant experience with Dr. Julian De Silva, 1-year after treatment on Oct 22, 2018
I had a receding chin which bothered me to such an extent that I had developed a habitual posturing of the lower jaw (deliberately holding it forward) and it was starting to cause problems. I spent 3 years visiting both NHS and private surgeons and carefully considered all the proposed options before deciding to proceed with surgery with Dr. Julian de Silva. I chose Dr De Silva for a number of reasons. Firstly, with regard to safety, he holds all the necessary qualifications and is registered with the GMC. He also has a wealth of experience behind him, specialises only in facial surgery and his clinic is registered with the CQC. I had an initial consultation with him personally, which I also think is important and he was exceptionally clear and straightforward about every aspect of the surgery, the expected recovery time and the costs. He answered all of my many, many questions clearly and at no point did I feel pressurised. Following the consultation his team got in contact with written confirmation of the proposed surgical costs. Throughout the entire process I was able to contact both the administrative team and Dr De Silva with questions which were always answered promptly and clearly. Once I had decided to go ahead, I contacted the team and chose a date that suited me. I was given all the necessary pre-surgical paperwork and prescriptions and they have a handy app to help you plan ahead. I arrived on the day and was shown into a room where all my pre-surgical observations were taken. I met the anaesthetist who introduced himself asked me the necessary questions and the nurse was with me the whole time. I had twilight anaesthesia which is a very light dose of general anaesthesia. I felt absolutely nothing. Afterwards I was back in the first room and because the anaesthesia is very light I was alert and orientated very quickly. I took two paracetamol straight after the surgery in anticipation of the anaesthetic wearing off but that was just a precaution. I wasn't feeling any pain. After that I only took 2 more just before bed on the same day and that was it for the entire recovery period. I had only mild bruising but I didn't ice my face as often as advised. I would advise using an ice pack to minimise it if it is going to bother you. I took 2 weeks off work to rest and recover. I had a 12 week follow up with Dr De Silva so he could assess how I had healed and answer any further questions I had. I am now almost 12 months post op and the scar is practically invisible. I was never worried about a scar, but for the record, my husband had to get the iPhone torch out to see where it was today. For the few weeks after the op it does feel what I can only describe as 'lumpy'. The scar was red and slightly raised but I applied the antibiotic cream diligently and looked after it and months later it is, as I've said, unnoticeable. Overall, an exceptionally professional experience. I felt I was in safe hands throughout. Dr De Silva is a very warm and personable and as I have already mentioned, straight talking. His team are also welcoming and professional and offered support throughout. I am completely happy with the result and the whole process was so easy it surprised me.
By Fergiii, Experience of male eyelid surgery with Dr. De Silva on Oct 19, 2018
Overall experience was extremely good, I'm approx 12 weeks post op and results are very good at this point Could not fault care and attention with all my enquiries answered in full. I had no issues with sedation I believe it was twilight Would I use Dr De Silva again yes I would.
By Revision lower face lift, neck lift and blepharoplasty on Oct 18, 2018
I am very pleased with the outcome of the surgery which I had in May this year, however my recovery was slower than for some people. Bruising resolved in 3 weeks and most of the swelling in 8 weeks, but it was another couple of months before I regained full movement in my face. That part of the recovery was a difficult time for me, but the care and support I received from Dr De Silva and the staff at the Centre was excellent. Now that everything is settling down, I can appreciate the improvements to my profile and the fact that my face is firmer and less tired. My advice to anyone undergoing similar surgery is that you should have complete confidence in the final result, but do give yourself plenty of time to recover, just in case you are one of those people who need a bit longer.
By Roz333, Experience of Rhinoplasty with Dr. Julian De Silva on Oct 17, 2018
Julien and his team were very friendly and professional from start to finish of my rhinoplasty experience, and couldn’t do enough to make me feel more at ease. Looking back I see that I was in the best possible hands and couldn’t be more happy with the results. For someone who has never been through a surgery before and was terrified of going under, I can’t explain enough how easy the procedure was, making you feel like you were in a nice sleep and before I knew it, it was all over and done!
By AS /Putney, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Oct 15, 2018
I had been considering eye lid surgery for many, many years. I was turning 50 and I looked and felt tired and old. I was becoming more and more conscious of how negatively my saggy, droopy, ‘old-man’ eyelids were impacting on my self-esteem. I am a qualified doctor. I know that surgery has its risks. I know a lot can go wrong and that results can never be guaranteed. Surgery is a BIG DEAL. To have surgery when it is not clinically indicated seemed reckless. On top of that, I was afraid people would know that I had had eye surgery. I didn’t want people to judge me for having had ‘plastic surgery’ so I could look amazing and youthful - I just wanted to look like me, but without the saggy eyelids. My anxieties about (i) undergoing the risks of non-essential surgery (ii) not knowing how I would look afterwards (think Bride of Wildenstein) and (iii) people judging me for having had surgery, prevented me from going under the knife for many, many years. Then I simply had had enough. I embarked on finding the best surgeon. I researched the field of plastic surgeons exhaustively and finally settled on one. She was expensive, had a brilliant academic record, excellent reviews, articles written about her and a long waiting list, so she must be good. At the appointment I stressed how anxious I was about wanting no-one to know I had had surgery. Despite the excellent credentials, there was something about her demeanour which made me feel I was simply a number in her very long list of clients. At the end of the consultation, I did not feel that she really took my concerns seriously and so did not feel confident enough to put my face/looks/future in her hands. I researched again and then found Dr De Silva. Again, great reviews, reassuringly expensive (in-line with all the other top-surgeons), long waiting list, etc. I went and never looked back. I felt he understood my primary fear which was people knowing I had had surgery. He gave me plenty of time (and I mean plenty) to answer all my questions and address my concerns. I saw his many pre- and post- surgery photos. We considered doing the lower eye-lids (his analogy -why decorate only half a room?) I asked more questions. He answered and reassured some more. By the time I left (never once feeling rushed or belittled) I knew my search was over. I was 100% confident I would get the result I wanted. To agree to have my lower lids done in the time the consultation took speaks volumes about how confident and reassured I felt in his hands. Everything from that point on was seamless. Dr de Silva’s clinic is run and managed by the most amazingly competent staff. Professional to the end – everything runs like clock-work. No question is too small or ridiculous. From start to finish I felt I was in the best of hands. The results have been nothing short of astounding. I look just like me - but 10/15 years younger. My saggy eye-lids have vanished yet my eyes have the exact same shape and look as before. There is no visible scarring. My lower eye area is just the same as it was- but now minus the bags and wrinkles. Quite remarkable. No tell-tale signs of human intervention whatsoever. I look and feel totally rejuvenated. Gone is that permanent look of exhaustion and weariness. And the best thing? Everyone says how great I look but not one person has asked/commented whether I have had surgery. If you are considering having eye-lid surgery my advice would be to use Dr De Silva. You could not be in better hands. I would not hesitate to use him again.
By Kay Smith, Rhinoplasty review with Dr. Julian De Silva on Oct 11, 2018
I found Julian and his team to be friendly and helpful. I am very pleased I went ahead with the rhinoplasty procedure. I was also very impressed with the sedation technique used.
By D.W.1988. Chin Implant experience with Dr. De Silva on Sep 29, 2018
Great Experience with a Natural Result. Excellent experience and fantastic staff. Everything went very smoothly and the after care was great as well. I am very happy with the natural result.I would highly recommended Dr De Silva!!Thank you again Dr De Silva
By Katie 2345, patient experience of rhinoplasty with Dr. Julian De Silva on Sep 28, 2018
Outstanding surgeon! Could not recommend enough! I was so scared to undergo rhinoplasty as a young woman, but honestly was one of the best decisions I have ever made thanks to Dr De Silva. I never leave reviews, but I really must say I could not have asked for a better doctor. Highly professional service offered! Felt no pain during the whole procedure too.
By Bill, Male patient experience of Rhinoplasty after trauma with Dr. Julian De Silva on Sep 23, 2018
I had rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva to straighten my nose which I broke 30 years ago. I had the cast off yesterday and I must say, he’s done an excellent job. My nose is perfectly straight and he’s done it while keeping it completely natural looking. He’s a craftsman as well as being a skilled surgeon. Thank you!
By nouniii4, Rhinoplasty Review with Dr De Silva on Sep 22, 2018
Awesome Doctor, Flawless Nose. Had a rhinoplasty with dr de Silva 2 months ago. Although Part of the swelling is still there, my nose is honestly flawless! I am so in love with it, I regret not doing it earlier. The recovery was super smooth I actually returned to work the day after (some bruising but they gave me concealer and that was it). It looks so natural and the twilight aneastesia was amazing! I highly recommend him and I will be going back to him for sure for when I need more facial work to be done.
By New_View, Chin Implant review of Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 17, 2018
Great Experience with a Natural Result 16 Sep 2018 2 months post Dr De Silva was very caring and explained the procedure thoroughly. During my consultation and pre surgery appointment he addressed any concerns and answered any questions I had. I was provided with lots of information on aftercare and anaesthesia which put me at ease. Overall the experience was very pleasant and I would recommend this surgeon to anyone seeking natural looking cosmetic surgery.
By Egg1605, Otoplasty & Revision Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Sep 9, 2018
I did a lot of research before I decided to get Otoplasty and revision Rhinoplasty done with Doctor Julian and I couldn't be happier that I went with Doctor Julian! He is extremely knowledgable and easy to talk to, you can tell from the beginnig that he will do an outstanding job if he agrees to do it. I told him exactly what I wanted to achieve and he delivered exactly just that and much more. I would highly recommend Doctor Julian as I believe that plastic surgery if done well will stay with you for life. I had two massive procedures done which completely changed the way I look but people can't even tell, they just think I look different but can't quite pin point what has changed, that's how natural his work is. Thanks again Doctor Julian.
By RhinoplastyJune2018, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Sep 2, 2018
After several years of contemplating and a lot of research I finally decided to brave Rhinoplasty surgery in June 2018. I am very happy with the results. It looks very natural and when I returned to work after 2 weeks no one (including my parents, close family members or work colleagues) could tell. For me the results were just what I wanted. The entire procedure was painless and swelling was minimal at the end of the 2 weeks. The cast was the only minor annoyance and being unable to exercise for 3 weeks. The video diaries, nursing staff and app that guide you through the process make it very stress free. My only regret was waiting so long to have it done!
By Scalps, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Aug 18, 2018
Excellent service and fantastic staff. My operation went so smoothly. I had not suffered any pain which when I think about it I am still amazed. Extremely happy of my result. Dr De Silva is a true master at his craft. I would highly recommended Dr De Silva.
By Paddymax, Experience with septoplasty and rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Aug 15, 2018
I have been wanting this procedure for many years and finally plucked up the courage to find a surgeon and go ahead. Our search lead us to Dr Julian De Silva. He was very calm, empathetic, knowledgeable, gentle and friendly. After the initial consultation I knew I had found my surgeon and I would be in good hands. His support staff were excellent too, answering any questions I had and were very reassuring. I was advised by Dr De Silva to have the procedure under sedation and not a general anaesthetic. The anaesthetist was excellent. I remember nothing about the procedure, felt no pain or discomfort. I could not believe I was walking out of the practice having had Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty in the space of a four hour period. I was elated the event ran so smoothly. I followed his post operation care with pain relief at regular intervals and expected to be in hiding for 3 weeks, but returned to work after 2 weeks. I am so happy with my result, the care I received from Dr De Silva and his fabulous team. I WISH I'D HAD THIS PROCEDURE YEARS AGO!!!
By Beth M, One week after nose job with Dr Julian De Silva on Aug 10, 2018
I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty 1 week ago with Dr Julian De Silva. I had a wide nose with bulbous tip which I wasn’t happy with for over 10 years. I spent years reviewing different surgeons and after all the positive feedback I read and excellent before and after pictures I booked in a consultation with him. We discussed what I wanted to achieve and went through different pictures that I liked, the next day I put down my deposit! 1 week after surgery and I am so happy with my results already, I now have a defined womanly nose yay! and I still have a long way to go in terms of swelling but I’m extremely happy so far. All of the team have been great, they called me throughout my first week after surgery to check how I was doing which I thought was lovely and they’re contactable at any time of the day even out of office hours. I honestly couldn’t be happier, money well spent. Thank You!! :)
By Biggles69, Revision Rhinoplasty review with Dr. De Silva, 3months post. on Aug 7, 2018
Extremely Happy with my Experience with Dr. De Silva I was a little apprehensive as I needed revision Rhinoplasty, which I had read was a lot more challenging than first time Rhinoplasty for Surgeons. Dr De Silva had a very high rating as one of the best surgeons for my situation and that was the reason I decided to have a consultation with him. Dr De Silva really listened and paid great attention to my concerns and what I wanted. He was extremely thorough examining me, and then was able to give me a detailed analysis of what I could expect explaining it in terms I could easily understand. I am extremely happy with the result (now three months post op) of my revision Rhinoplasty. He did advise it was a challenging operation and took several hours to complete the surgery, and it is obvious he was meticulous in attaining the best result possible for me, as i am extremely happy with the result. Not only is Dr De Silva a highly skilled Surgeon, but is an extremely lovely and down to earth gentleman who was always happy to answer and explain any questions I had. I am so happy I chose Dr De Silva to do my Rhinoplasty and highly recommend anyone considering surgery to book an appointment to see for yourself.
By david_88, Chin implant experience with Dr De Silva on Aug 6, 2018
Fantastic Experience, Highly Recommended Leading Specialist Surgeon in His Field. Dr De Silva is a true professional in every sense of the word. I came to him in early 2017 to discuss the possibility of undergoing chin augmentation (chin implant) surgery after spending countless hours online doing research about the procedure and who is the 'go-to' individual for it in London. It became evident quite quickly that Dr De Silva is the no1 specialist in his field when it comes to cosmetic surgery on the face. Most people, like myself, have visited Dr De Silva over the years to slightly alter or change something about their appearance that has bothered them for quite some time, in my case it was my chin which sat quite far back compared to my mouth and nose (ideally they should all be lined up when looking side on). From the initial consultation where Dr De Silva talked me through the procedure, what it entailed, the outcome I could expect and the recovery time, all the way through to the day of surgery and post-op follow up, his service was nothing short of outstanding. It's obvious when he speaks that he's been doing this for a very long time and i felt very safe in his care. I can't recommend him and his entire staff highly enough, even if you aren't sure, go and have a chat with him about whatever concerns you regarding your appearance and he will provide sound advice.
By Dr.London, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Aug 2, 2018
I am very pleased with the care I received from Dr De Silva for an open rhinoplasty. I had gone into the consultation quite well informed having spoken to people who had had the procedure themselves, reading about it extensively and also as a doctor myself I was probably more aware than the average patient. I asked a lot of questions and Dr De Silva was very comprehensive, patient and competent. He has an excellent bedside manner and a very amicable demeanour, putting me fully at ease. The procedure was carried out under sedation anaesthesia - I wholly recommend this for the short recovery time (day case!), almost no side effects and conscious sedation aspect. Dr De Silva personally called me on the day of my procedure to check how I was getting along and his nursing team followed up regularly. One week later the removal of the cast and stitches and injection to minimise swelling all happened very smoothly. 3 months on I am very happy with my results! Dr De Silva delivered exactly what I wanted as I was very specific about my desired outcome and I couldn't be more grateful. I would highly recommend him to others, not only for his excellent surgical skill, but also kindness, calm approach and professionalism.
By Cerys18, Facelift and neck lift surgery with Dr. De Silva on Jul 30, 2018
I had face and neck lift. The whole experience was professional and reassuring. I would like to thank Dr De Silva and all his staff for their expertise and care. People say I look 10yrs younger. Result! Thank you.
By Greg, Male Rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jul 28, 2018
I was a little apprehensive as I needed revision Rhinoplasty, which I had read was a lot more challenging than first time Rhinoplasty for Surgeons. Dr De Silva had a very high rating as one of the best surgeons for my situation and that was the reason I decided to have a consultation with him. Dr De Silva really listened and paid great attention to my concerns and what I wanted. He was extremely thorough examining me, and then was able to give me a detailed analysis of what I could expect explaining it in terms I could easily understand. I am extremely happy with the result (now three months post op) of my revision Rhinoplasty. He did advise it was a challenging operation and took several hours to complete the surgery, and it is obvious he was meticulous in attaining the best result possible for me, as i am extremely happy with the result. Not only is Dr De Silva a highly skilled Surgeon, but is an extremely lovely and down to earth gentleman who was always happy to answer and explain any questions I had. I am so happy I chose Dr De silva to do my Rhinoplasty and highly recommend anyone considering surgery to book an appointment to see for yourself.
By Prakash, Ethnic Rhinoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Jul 23, 2018
Excellent service and fantastic staff. My operation in March 2018 went so smoothly. I had not suffered any pain which when I think about it I am still amazed. Extremely happy of my result. Dr De Silva is a true master at his craft. I would highly recommended Dr De Silva. Thank you once again Dr De Silva Best regards Prakash
By MB, Ethnic Rhinoplasty & Chin implant experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Jul 18, 2018
Hi Everyone, Earlier in May this year I received cosmetic surgery at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery I received nose re-shaping and chin implant which was performed by Dr Julian De Silva. Naturally, I was very apprehensive about the perceived pain and also, being from a minority group the possibility of scaring after surgery. However, from the initial consultation I received a high amount of information about the process and an assurance of the high level of aftercare that I would receive post the operation. This part of my experience was delivered by very caring; informative and considerate staff, which were always prepared to answer questions at any time, even up to the moment of the surgery. After the surgery, not only was I surprised that there was ‘virtually no pain’ but also, I was amazed with the results. So, I would like to say that my overall experience was amazing in terms of; the high level of information received, also, in terms of the knowledgeable expertise and skill delivered by my surgeon Dr Julian De Silva which, was supported with care and consideration from all the staff members of his organisation. Finally, I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Julian De Silva and his team to anyone that is considering cosmetic surgery. Fantastic! MB (Nottingham)
By Chris_30, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jul 11, 2018
From my initial consultation with Dr. De Silva, I knew I had chosen a world class surgeon who truly cared about helping me achieve my desired cosmetic outcome. I came to Julian looking to have a rhinoplasty procedure and was impressed with his strong emphasis on being able to provide me with a very natural improvement. The entire team were always there if I had a query or was worried about something pre and post-surgery, which made the journey more comforting knowing they were only a phone call away. As for the surgery itself, it was completely painless and was over in what felt like a blink of an eye. Being one year post surgery, I love the final result! If I do choose to have any other cosmetic procedure done in the future I will definitely not be wasting my time looking anywhere else and it’s nice to know Julian and his team will always be there.
By Abcdef_rhino, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jul 9, 2018
I had an open rhinoplasty with Dr. De Silva in late 2017. My journey was not the smoothest. I experienced unpleasant symptoms in the first 24 hours after surgery (including fainting and nausea), however Dr. De Silva and his team were very calm, caring and reassuring. Reactions to surgery vary from person to person. I found the process emotional. The moment that the cast was removed was a shock and although I was prepared for swelling, it was difficult to imagine how my face would look swollen. Fast forward and I am happy with the results so far. My nose is more proportionate to my other features and looks very natural.
By mwood88, Blepharoplasty surgery with Dr. De Silva on Jul 8, 2018
I would like to start by saying what a gentleman Dr De Silva is, he has a fantastic bedside manner he explains everything in full and I felt very comfortable in asking about my concerns. I am so pleased with my outcome, I had been looking at this for about three years before I finally decided to go ahead, that tired look has completely gone and seems to be getting better all the time. The procedure was great and the sedation was amazing. I would like to recommend Dr de Silva and his team highly if you are thinking iof it go ahead you will not regret it thank you again.
By arcs2018, Patient experience of Blepharoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Jul 3, 2018
Dr De Silva is a very rare kind of surgeon and one I didn't expect to find! A gentleman with amazing skill, vision and integrity plus he really listens to what you are hoping to achieve. He then explains what is possible, and everything that is linked to any procedures, as his care and attention to detail is outstanding. The team and aftercare is second to none, my recovery was smooth and my results very natural. I can't find the words to recommended Dr De Silva highly enough.
By Chris, Rhinoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Jul 2, 2018
Extremely Happy with the Results 3 months post. I had considered rhinoplasty surgery for many years due to an over-projecting and asymmetrical nose. During more recent research I came across incredibly reassuring recommendations for Dr. De Silva and felt for the first time the confidence to move forward with my decision. The consultation was very thorough ensuring that the procedure was right for me, and on the day despite being very nervous everything went extremely smoothly. The sedation anaesthesia was just like falling asleep and the next thing I remember was waking up afterwards feeling fine - no drowsiness or pain and I was soon on on my way home to rest. Both the pre and post care were superb and the professionalism throughout was excellent, Dr. De Silva and his team were always so welcoming, supportive and re-assuring. I am extremely happy with the improved and natural looking results and would not hesitate to recommend Dr. De Silva to anybody else considering facial cosmetic surgery.
By Janet, Upper and lower eyelid surgery with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jun 27, 2018
I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr.Julian De Silva. After a lot of research I decided that he was the best surgeon to go to for upper and lower eye lid surgery. I felt totally at ease from the minute I met him at my consultation. He is a perfectionist with a calm and pleasant manner. All the staff were really friendly and I felt totally relaxed throughout the whole procedure. I had twilight sedation which was great, it was like having a really good nights sleep. I had no pain at all and after a week I went back to work. I had my final check up recently and all is well. The results are excellent and i can honestly say that it was money well spent.
By Francesejordan64, Facelift & neck lift experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 26, 2018
In dec 2016 dr de silva gave me a neck and chin lift, having researched many surgeons and had 3 different consultations I choose him, although he was the furthest away from where I lived! He is the most kind caring person who is so passionate about his work, the fact that he is interested in art and sculpture flows with the work he does! His team are amazing and made the whole experience exciting! I was never frightened or nervous! The after care was as consistent. I could have had this procedure elsewhere for half the price but would never consider this as dr de silva and his team are by far, superior, my surgery results are amazing and my scars are so small and concealed you would never know! I would like to thank everyone involved in my procedure whole heartedly!!! fJ
By Janman66, Eyelid surgery experience with Dr. De Silva on Jun 21, 2018
I had been researching eye lid surgeons for over a year and due to excellent reviews I decided to have a consultation with Dr De Silva. From my initial visit to the Hammersmith clinic I knew I had made the correct decision. Dr De Silva has a very calm and relaxed manner and explained everything I needed to know before I made the decision to go ahead with the surgery.
By Kelly, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva. Most Appropriate Surgeon for Me Who Exceeded my Surgical Expectations. on Jun 15, 2018
I have always felt self-conscious about my nose and decided to have a rhinoplasty and septoplasty in late 2017. I spent a long time researching the procedure and associated risks and benefits, to ensure that I was fully aware of what could be achieved and what my expectations were around what I would look like. Working in the health profession myself and a NHS hospital which specialised in plastic surgery (including facial) I sought advice and consultation from a number of surgeons who were able to do this procedure. A part of my research I found Dr Julian De Silva and booked a consultant. During my initial consultation, Dr De Silva was able to help my articulate what I did not like about my nose. I compare this to other consultations in which I was asked to describe how I didn’t like my nose, which I could only answer as “I just don’t like it”. This aspect is very important, as it allows you to formulate realistic expectations around the outcome of your surgery.This is particularly important as your nose is in the centre of your face. Based on these discussions I booked my surgery with Dr De Silva in early 2018. Dr De Silva fully briefed me on the sedation anaesthesia during my pre-surgical appointments. The thought of being sedated and ultimately asleep is a little daunting and not the conventional anaesthetic technique used in the UK. However, it is far better from a patient perspective, both in terms of downtime (you won’t feel as groggy as you would under a general anaesthetic) and patient experience (you’ll be home the same day rather than having to stay overnight). Of course I was naturally apprehensive about the procedure and the sedation, which is only natural. The day of the surgery was very smooth and the team were able to calm my nerves before surgery. There is always a moment while traveling to the centre when you wonder whether you are doing the right thing – but do not hesitate to have this procedure with Dr De Silva and his team. The anaesthetist was fantastic and able to calm by nerves around the sedation and Dr De Silva was able to answer any last minute questions and have a final run through of the procedure. Once sedated, the procedure felt to be very quick and I woke up after 2.5 hours. I felt like I had woken up from a deep sleep, and experienced no pain in my face and only minimal bruising. After my post surgery checks, I was home in a few hours and was eating (a little bit of a challenge) and drinking. Over the next week, before the case was removed, I was eating, drinking, reading and watching movies. No pain was experienced at any point during this period, only awkwardness in facial movements (due to trauma) which subsides over a few weeks. I was laughing and smiling day 2 post surgery, so things were certainly not that bad! Once the cast was removed I could already see a dramatic improvement in the way I looked. I was so happy with the result and as the weeks passed the result continued to be more defined and improved. I am now, almost three months post-op and could not be happier with the result, also knowing that there is still swelling which needs to reside and the result will continue to improve. Throughout this journey I maintained a positive mind-set which benefitted me both pre and post-surgery. Positivity helped me be confident in my decision to have the procedure and the surgeon I had chosen. In addition, I believe it helped me to heal quicker and get back to a normal life where I could enjoy my new nose. Having a rhinoplasty and septoplasty with Dr De Silva and his team was the best decision I ever made - and I would like to thank the whole team for making it the most positive experience. I had chosen the most appropriate surgeon for me who exceeded my surgical expectations. Kelly
By Mange tout experience of lower blepharoplasty surgery with Dr De Silva on Jun 15, 2018
Excellent Experience and Great Results! Having researched many consultants for eye-bag surgery I found many positive reviews for Dr Julian DeSilva. There was plenty of information, pictures, videos and testimonials I was able to review prior to me choosing my surgeon. My consultation was very professional and I felt very reassured and at ease with Dr DeSilva. I was especially scared of undergoing surgery under sedation and was reassured by all the staff at Dr DeSilva's clinic. I even had the opportunity to speak to the anesthetist who explained the process and eased any anxiety I had prior to the surgery. From pre-op to the day of the surgery and post-op, Dr DeSilva and his staff were very professional, friendly and I would say made a great difference in my experience. I am very happy with my results and would highly recommend Dr DeSilva to anyone considering eye-bags treatment!
By 65676, Lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jun 13, 2018
Natural-looking Outcomes. Dr De Silva has a reassuring gentle manner clearly backed up with an extremely high degree of knowledge. He gives realistic and bespoke opinion on your own particular need. My own surgery achieved everything I wanted and in a way that doesn’t make me look like I’ve ‘had something done’, which was exactly the desired outcome.
By incognito, Upper Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 12, 2018
From my first consultation with Dr de Silva, he put me at ease and I felt entirely confident that he was an outstanding plastic surgeon. His manner was consistently calm, patient and professional, but without lacking warmth. I had upper blepharoplasty and was conscious that I needed to be exceptionally careful about choosing a surgeon to operate on such a delicate and vital area. I was absurdly nervous, to the point that I fainted preparing for surgery, and sweated so much the canula plasters wouldn't stick to my skin. But Dr de Silva and his team remained unflustered and dealt with the unexpected events with the utmost professionalism. I followed the post operative instructions carefully and recovery itself was quicker than I expected, and though I looked pretty awful for about a week, I didn't need any pain relief. The worst symptom was watering eyes at night, which stopped after about three or four weeks and didn't interfere with my daily life. I am delighted with the results, most people simply don't realise I've had any work done, it looks so natural. I am so pleased I did my research and chose Dr de Silva. I wouldn't consult anyone else for future facial surgery.
By anonymous.666, Ethnic Rhinoplasty with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jun 8, 2018
Initially, I was nervous to meet Dr. De Silva as I thought he would be arrogant because he is so famous! My worries flew out the window when he spoke to me with such calmness, making me feel comfortable every time I met him. I found that there was no need to worry or be too specific with what I wanted changing, because he seemed to understand without much explanation, and I trusted him to ensure that my results would look natural. His staff, including receptionists, nurses and his anaesthetist, were as lovely as him - I never felt uncomfortable and my questions were always answered to my satisfaction. The most important factor when allowing someone to conduct surgical procedures on you is trust, that they know what they are doing, and understand what you want - these two conditions were satisfied with Dr. De Silva. After the surgery, everything I experienced (bleeding for a few days, swelling, bruising, pain) was either exactly or less than expected. I followed my prescribed regimen of medicines and I am sure this had a large role to play in how smoothly my recovery process went. I did actually stop taking the pain killers after two or three days, and didn't take the anti-acid at all. One thing I want to mention explicitly is that people are scared that they will bruise a lot. This comes down to medications but more so to the skill of your surgeon. I had very minimal bruising - for 48 hours it looked like I had worn a bit of purple eyeshadow in the corners of my eyelids - that was it! I would recommend that you take three weeks off work, instead of two. You need time to adjust and accept your new self-image. In the third week, test the waters with your family and close friends. This will help you to get back into the swing of things. I cannot recommend Dr. De Silva more. He made such a life-changing experience as smooth as it could have been, and the results are amazing. It is because of his expertise that I no longer hate looking at myself in the mirror, and that most people did not even notice the change (despite it being significant), because he did such a great job.
By Anonymous, Rhinoplasty and Chin implant surgery with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jun 3, 2018
I came to doctor Dr. Julian with the idea to change the tip of my nose but He advised me to balance the lower part of my face and to have chin implant surgery . I didn’t know if it would work, or whether I would like the look of my face afterwards. I just trusted his as His speciality is to keep things looking as natural as possible . I am almost fully recovered now but I can’t help but keep looking at my new chin which feels a natural part of me and at the same time fills me with me joy . I’m so glad I did it !
By JW, Lower eyelid surgery experience Dr. De Silva on May 28, 2018
"I had lower eyelid surgery with Dr. De Silva 7 weeks ago and am already delighted with results! I had fat removed from under eyes and Laser for improving skintone. I look a lot less tired and have a better contour to cheek and eye area. I had surgery previously with same doctor so I would only consider going back too him. I was very impressed with Dr. De Silva knowledge, expertise and up to date techniques in all procedures for the face. His team of staff and anesthetist are highly qualified which instills you with the confidence you need if you go ahead with the procedure, as I did."
By ali2203, Rhinoplasty revision patient experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 27, 2018
In February I had a revision rhinoplasty with dr Julian de silva as the surgeon I went with 9 years ago left me with results that I have never been happy with. I chose to have it done under sadation rather than general anaesthetic and I’m so glad I did as the benefits I feel are a lot better. I didn’t have anywhere near as much groggyness after the surgery had finished compared to my previous rhinoplasty with a different surgeon under general. With the sadation I was feeling pretty good by the time I arrived home which is 1 1/2 hours from the practice of which I was discharged within an hour of coming out of surgery. I would thoroughly recommend sadation to anyone especially as I have had experience with both sadation and general aneschetic. Dr Julian was so lovely, calm, easy to talk to and I still can’t believe how talented he is, he seems to see the face in a different way to the rest of us. Dr Julian and his team were realistic and honest from the first consultation telling me what could be done with my nose as revision rhinoplasty is more complex than the first time round. The results dr Julian has given me had made me so happy and so much more confident in myself. His team are amazing and make you feel so comfortable at every point. I would whole heartedly recommend dr Julian de silva as I couldn’t be more happy with the results he has given me and how pleasant he and his team made the whole process.
By DaisyLon, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 22, 2018
I had Rhinoplasty with Dr Julian 7 months ago and I couldn’t be happier! I specifically chose Dr de Silva as he is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in London who will give you a completely natural look. He is incredibly skilled and has a real gift for natural plastic surgery. His team were excellent and the whole thing was totally pain free (literally) from start to finish. I can not recommend him enough and am so glad I made the right decision by choosing Dr de Silva.
By EMar, Upper & lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on May 21, 2018
I totally recommend Dr.Julian De Silva. After researching long and hard I finally found the surgeon that I felt safe with. He is knowledgeable, calm, confident, honest and realistic in his approach. I had upper eye surgery and laser and brow lift. Two months after the op and I am so happy with the results. With his staff they all make a great team. Totally brilliant, would not go anywhere else. 5 ***** service.
By Eva, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on May 19, 2018
I had rhinoplasty 3 months ago and am very pleased with the result and overall experience. Dr De Silva was honest with regards to expectations and understood that I wanted a natural result. He is very approachable and I felt reassured in his care. The team including nurses and the anaesthetist were lovely throughout. The recovery was easy and I experienced next to no pain. I am really happy with my nose at this stage, Dr De Silva has managed to achieve a subtle yet significant improvement. I would not hesitate to recommend Julian De Silva and his team to anyone considering surgery. I could not have wished for a better experience.
By AD, Blepharoplasty Experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Apr 30, 2018
Eyelid Surgery. Incredible results. Be warned; initially you will look very bruised and swollen - more so than you can imagine. But after three weeks you’ll be pretty much back to normal and a little discomfort and swelling is definitely a price worth paying. I unhesitatingly recommend Julian de Silva and his practice.
By HamiltonW5, Facelift, neck lift with customised fat transfer with Dr. De Silva on Apr 20, 2018
I had a lower face, neck and upper eye lift and I am thrilled with the results. I found the first couple of weeks uncomfortable and I was quite bruised and swollen. I started to feel much happier after about three weeks. It is now 14 weeks after the surgery and I am still numb in a few areas but healing nicely. It was a 7 hour operation under sedation but I don't remember anything and felt quite normal afterwards. In week 3 I had a couple of manual lymphatic massages to my neck and face and I found this helped a lot with reducing the swelling and movement in my neck. It is not a decision to be taken lightly but I can honestly say I have no regrets and now feel much more confident about myself and look 10 years younger.
By Catloveranon, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 10, 2018
Really pleased with the results of rhinoplasty with Dr. Julian and his team. Being only 19, I was initially nervous about the idea of sedation and the safety of the procedure. This team was very good at explaining and reassuring me at every appointment, and I found the surgery much easier than I had expected. The sedative process was quick, like falling asleep, and I felt no discomfort (I had never been under any sedation before, but despite my initial anxiety this was not unpleasant and really easy). I was very pleased with the care taken in the preliminary appointments through to post-op. Recovery passed relatively quickly, and though this was the most unpleasant part of the experience, I was again surprised that it was easy endurable, only mildly discomforting, and passed quickly. I am very pleased with the results 5 months on! I feel much more comfortable in my own skin and feel glad I chose Dr. De Silva and his team to achieve a natural looking result.
By Democritus, Asian Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 9, 2018
I'm 24, Asian and born with hidden double eyelids that essentially looked like single monolids. Due to the excessive fat on my eyelids, my eyes frequently appeared very heavy, puffy and tired looking when caught unaware or when not actively raising my eyebrows to look more awake. I've been thinking about getting Asian upper blepharoplasty for years now and conducted a lot of research for both London-based doctors and in Asia (Korea, for example). The outcome I wanted was to have very natural looking double eyelids that would help me stop looking tired, but I was also very keen to get a doctor who was ethical, tailored his approaches to the individual patient and would be available for aftercare in case of unforeseen problems, and so for these reasons I didn't look extensively to Asia for the surgery even though it is so widely done there. Researching Asian upper eyelid surgery in London, Dr De Silva comes up again and again. What I liked was that all the reviews on the websites talked about his kind and attentive personality and that he really cared about subtly improving a person's individual appearance rather than simply making cookie cutter double eyelids. So I decided to schedule an appointment - and from beginning to end, Dr De Silva and his staff have been nothing but extremely friendly, professional and helpful, replying promptly to emails and phone calls and making me feel comfortable at every appointment. I thought I might have ptosis due to my drooping eyelids but Dr De Silva took care to examine them and assured me it was simply the fat that was making them droop. I was convinced after my appointment with Dr De Silva that he was the doctor for me, so I decided to schedule my surgery. Besides his excellent beside manner and his great staff, other things that made the entire experience fantastic was that I was given a big booklet with all these printouts as to exactly what to do before and after the surgery, what medications to take, what exercises I could do - any query you had, the information provided answered it. I was particularly impressed by Dr De Silva's app which provides further detail along the entire time line of the surgery and links you to many videos of his former patients explaining their own recovery process. The day of the surgery came quickly and was basically everything you would hope a surgery could be: painless, quick and with excellent care. Both Dr De Silva and his anesthesiologist came to see me individually beforehand. The anesthesiologist explained exactly what he was going to do, what drugs he was going to give me, basically a whole rundown so that I knew what was going to happen and wouldn't be nervous. I felt very confident because the procedure was done under twilight anesthesia, which essentially meant I was out like a light (whilst technically still being awake) and I only remember coming to after the surgery. I thought I had woken up during, and was surprised it had finished! I was shivering a lot after which is quite normal I am told, and brought to a small room afterwards with a blanket and what felt like a small warm hoover so I could warm up. Looking in the mirror immediately post surgery, my eyes were huge and swollen, but the swelling really came on the second day after the surgery and my eyes looked very bruised and tender and there was a little bleeding, which was totally normal. One of the eyes did hurt a little when blinking but that slowly went away, and by two weeks my swelling had gone down to the point where I looked relatively normal, although I already went out for dinner at the 5 day mark. I went on an international flight at the two week mark and there weren't any issues. The biggest thing was having to continually ice my eyes for the first week or two. It was difficult to tell how my eyes were going to settle for the first month or so, but at 3-4 months post-office now I can confidently say that my eyes look fantastic. The eyelids are very natural, not huge and doll like and instead look like I was born with them. There is still scarring which is slowly fading but I have realistic expectations with that. Mostly nobody noticed I got surgery - which is exactly what I wanted. I don't think about my eyes anymore - they no longer bother me, they feel lighter and less heavy and my eyelashes have been brought out rather than pointing down so they no longer poke me in the eyes, and best of all, I no longer look tired or despondent unless i actually am. The entire experience with Dr De Silva has been nothing but fantastic. Initially I was a little nervous because Asian upper blepharoplasty is quite different from regular blepharoplasty, but not only are the aesthetic results natural and fitting for my face, but I also received the best care and twilight anesthesia means I have zero trauma from the surgery unlike many horror stories that I've heard and read about. Dr De Silva is one of those rare kind of doctors that have it all - skill and an ability to listen to and work with his patients to create the most natural and desired result, which is all anyone can ask for.
By amourCH, Revision facelift & neck lift experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Apr 8, 2018
Having a Corset Plastymaplasty Neck Lift performed by Dr Julian De Silva and his team was a magical experience! From the first time I met Dr De Silva explaining the whole procedure to me, everything regarding pre and post operation, answering all of my questions, I felt confident, lost all fear, entirely trusted him and could not wait for the big day! I was also really reassured by all the written documentation handed, where all questions and facts regarding each step were clearly explained. The procedure was performed under Conscious Sedation which at first anguished me. However, after the Anaethaetist explained to me that recovery time would be greatly reduced, that I would be walking to the operating theatre and walking back straight after all was over, I was pleased about this new coming experience! Afterwards, I was happily surprised that my face and neck were not bruised at all, swelling was there, which I was expecting. The results are beyond my expectations! I have regained confidence in my personal life and professional carreer! To everyone considering having a neck lift, please do not hesitate! Every day looking in the mirror, I bless Dr De Silva and his team for the results: naturel look, square jaw and a rejuvenated me!
By Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 1, 2018
This has been the biggest decision of my life thus far and I can not be happier that I decided right by choosing Dr. De Silva as my surgeon. He knew how important this was for me and made the whole journey very pleasant. He listened to what I wanted and he gave me honest, constructive advice and I can not be any happier with the results. His team always checked in with me before and after the surgery and it made a real difference; I felt cared for. Dr. De Silva explained everything to me prior to the surgery so, during the aftercare, there were no surprises. I felt no pain after the surgery, there was just the general soreness is I touched my nose but that is expected. I followed his advice and was able to go back to work shortly after. The best part is, no one at work had even noticed I had anything done. But as Dr. De Silva says, people do not have a photographic memory and he was right. A few months in and the results keep getting better, I have recommended the great doctor to my family and friends. I feel more confident than I have ever been and it's all thanks to him.
By Mabi Rossi, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Mar 29, 2018
Perfect results and flawless care! New to cosmetic surgery and somewhat apprehensive to start with but the care, patience, professionalism of Dr De Silva and his team took away any concerns. I am so pleased with the results that have for sure exceeded my expectations as well as the overall experience.
By Bodyluxe, Ethnic upper and lower blepharoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 21, 2018
I had upper and lower eyelid surgery with Dr Julian De Silva. I am in my late fifties and my upper eyelids were beginning to droop and crepe while my lower eyes were puffy permanently in spite of my diligent use of eye creams. I also had the misfortune to have, (as Dr Julian noted during my consultation), something called malar bags and a skin type prone to scarring. To my utter relief and great joy Dr Julian was able to negotiate all these issues successfully to produce spectacular results. The results were so natural that even my husband and children could not detect, they said I just looked rested and refreshed. The surgery itself went smoothly I had absolutely no discomfort and healed practically within 2 weeks with bruising and swelling disappearing significantly by the end of my 3rd week. A word about Dr De Silva's pre-op consultation , which I have to say is nothing short of impressive. He listened to me carefully and was detailed and very meticulous in his preparations and explanations. I could see he was extremely knowledgeable and combined with his artistic talent this allayed my nervousness giving me the confidence that he would have not only the medical knowledge but equally importantly, the aesthetic ability to subtly give me the appearance I wanted. Dr Julian's general patient care and especially aftercare is excellent, you have the impression that he's rooting for you and is using all means possible to make you happy. His staff are also friendly and accommodating. All in all I found it a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Dr Julian De Silva - He's a miracle worker!
By Marinela, Rhinoplasty Experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Mar 20, 2018
After years of researching for the best surgeon, I found Dr De Silva and from the first appointment I felt 100% sure that I wanted to proceed with my surgerie. Dr. Da Silva explained everything to me and was very confident and honest regarding the results I will have after the surgery. I was nervous about having sedation instead of general anaesthesia, but after my experience, I would never chose general anaesthesia. I was calm, feeling really good, no pain at all and when the surgery was over, I walked alone and took a selfie straight away! Just cannot emphasise how good I felt! No real bruising or massive swelling either and the most important is that I did not even took one painkiller after my surgery. At this point it's been 8 weeks since the surgery and I am over the moon with the results and my confidence has gone over the roof! Just wish I met Dr. Da Silva before :) All and all, I recommend Dr De Silva 100% ! Best wishes, Marinela
By Barton B5, Facelift & Neck lift experience with fat transfer with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
I am 59 years old and felt I look tired and haggard for my age. I had a facelift, neck lift, fat transfer and laser treatment four months ago. I was very nervous as I had never had any type of cosmetic surgery previously and was looking for a natural look and anxious of not 'looking done/wind tunnel look'. From the outset Dr Julian De Silva put me at ease with his calm, confident manner, we discussed in detail what I was looking for. He offers realistic results. I was very impressed with the professionalism of him and his team. The operation went smoothly and I recovered quickly from the sedation anaesthetic, I was very bruised and swollen and took longer to recover than average but the pre and post support I was given was excellent. I only told close family and a couple of friends I was having the surgery and I have found that people haven't noticed except to say how well I look and "have I been on holiday". I will be honest the surgery is not for the faint hearted and the recovery (still ongoing) is longer than I anticipated but I am very pleased with the results and glad I had the surgery. I would thoroughly recommend Dr Julian De Silva and his team.
By Diane, Upper and lower eyelid surgery experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
Dr Julian de Silva recently performed upper and lower blepharoplasty with laser treatment whilst I was under sedation. The procedure took around two hours and I left for home half an hour later. From start to finish the whole team were nothing but professional, caring and supportive. Dr de Silva is a very calm and focussed person. I chose him, after a lot of research, because he focusses purely on the facial area. The change is phenomenal, I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I would certainly recommend Dr de Silva and his team.
By Edward, Male Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
Couldn't recommend Dr De Silva any higher, he completely put me at ease with my questions in the period before surgery, the day of surgery and post surgery. Very professional set up and it is clear to see all protocols and procedures from admin to surgery itself is done to the highest standards. If you want to have your procedure done by the best out there then Dr De Silva is the correct choice.
By ThisGuy1989, Rhinoplasty experience to correct a broken nose with Dr. De Silva on Mar 7, 2018
I had a rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva, correcting a broken nose. We had to straighten the bent primary cartilage pillar, even out a deviated septum and slightly pinch the tip to make my nose less flat. Overall my experience with Dr De Silva and his team was exceptional. From the initial consultation to the post-op 6-8 weeks consultation I was always kept well informed, with any questions I had answered swiftly and professionally and with plenty of videos etc for me to learn from as well. The procedure itself was a doddle. Sedation is incredibly effective and I was sound asleep within seconds, waking up when it was all over and feeling right as rain within about half an hour. Not being able to breath out of your nose for the first week or so gets a bit old after a while but that is about it. Very happy with the results 2 months on and looking forward to seeing the subtle changes from here.
By Elena00, experience of nose job with Dr. De Silva on Mar 5, 2018
My experience with Dr. De Silva was wonderful. I would recommend him with all my heart to anyone who wants to have surgery. 100% honest, i did not have any pain what so ever! and i did not use any pain medication after the surgery. But i will say that you should be prepared for the swelling, and know that it is totally normal and that it takes time for it to go down. I am so happy with my results, and am forever thankful to Dr. De Silva and his wonderful team :-)
By Jonesybrighton, Chin Implant experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Mar 3, 2018
The experience with Julian and his team was fantastic from the start. I actually had booked my chin implant with another surgeon but did not get a great vibe, so booked a consultancy with Julian. It was immediately clear the difference in care and customer service from the moment I called up. I felt looked after before, during and after the procedure, and Julian himself is a gentleman, honest and a very calming influence. The chin implant has healed really well, and it was mainly the liposuction under the chin that caused discomfort. Part of me wonders whether I'd suit a bigger chin still, but it was a large implant and perhaps my face isn't designed to cope with anything bigger!
By EChakir, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 28, 2018
Despite my hesitations about having a Rhinoplasty, I found Dr De Silva and his team to be so reassuring and informative which really put my mind at ease and made the process so much less intimidating. Having a natural end result is something that was most important to me and Dr De Silva took that into consideration completely during the consultation period. The procedure and recovery were absolutely fine and the aftercare and follow-up appointments were fantastic. I felt in good hands the whole time, I am so happy with the outcome of my surgery and have noticed such a difference in myself and my confidence. If you have been considering cosmetic surgery, I couldn’t recommend Dr De Silva enough!
By Cherzzz, Lower Eyelid surgery experience with the Best Surgeon in the UK if not the world... on Feb 26, 2018
My experience was an amazing one. Everyone was very friendly, professional and understanding. I highly recommend Dr De Silva, he is a perfectionist and individualized your care accordingly. He is without question the best Surgeon in the UK if not the world. I also had an opportunity to speak to a previous patient before I made a decision to have my eye bags removed which I thought was very good as I needed to make sure that I was putting my sight in the right Surgeon's hand...and I am just blown away with my results. Scar free! Eye bags free! Amazing!!! I am a very, very happy patient.
By happycustomer221122 posted this story about their Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 25, 2018
I highly recommend Julian as a surgeon. He is calm, thorough and a perfectionist. His team are so friendly and helpful, and the whole process felt smooth and stress free, including the day of surgery. He has a clear passion for his work and that shines through in the results his clients receive
By 10years waiting, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 24, 2018
I had rhinoplasty surgery after 10 years of debating whether to go ahead, and I am so happy I did and that I chose Julian. He and his team were so friendly and supportive throughout the whole process, the experience felt so calm and stress free, even on the day of surgery. The use of sedation is a great choice and for anyone who is put off by this, you have no need for concern. You really do feel as if you’ve had a small nap, and you are up and about within 30 mins of surgery! The aftercare plan is organised and well thought through to help you be prepared and as comfortable as possible. I experience barely any pain, the only discomfort was breathing through my mouth for the first week. The results are better than I could have imagined and worth every penny! Thank you to Julian and his team!
By L, Blepharoplasty Experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 24, 2018
I had been thinking of having a Blepharoplasty for some time and after much research chose Dr De Silva. So pleased that I did. From the very first consultation I was made to feel completely at ease and felt that I was in very capable and professional hands. On the day of my surgery I felt completely relaxed and was given sedation before my procedure, which I would highly recommend as it’s like being in a really pleasant sleep and you don’t have that groggy feeling afterwards. After my surgery I was very surprised at how little pain l had and after the first couple of days didn’t need and pain killers at all. My recovery went exactly as Dr De Silva said it wouldn’t if not better and I am extremely happy with the result he achieved. I would highly recommend Dr De Silva and his team and when considering any other cosmetic surgery would not hesitate to return to Dr De Silva.
By Avalon1970, After much consideration, Experience of Upper Blepharoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Feb 15, 2018
I wanted to have an upper blepharoplasty for many years and had consultations with several of the well known London plastic surgeons, however, I never quite felt comfortable enough until I had my consultation with Dr De Silva. I live overseas and although my consultation was via Skype, I immediately felt that Dr De Silva listened to me, understood my concerns and was realistic about the results I would achieve by having surgery. I have found with many of the so called 'celebrity' plastic surgeons that the consultation can be like a conveyor belt, they can be very over powering and dismissive and you are made to feel that they are doing you a favour by seeing you! Not so with Dr De Silva, the whole experience from booking the Skype consultation through to arriving in the UK, having the face to face consultation and on the day of the surgery was amazing. The front of house team are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and reassuring, I called several times throughout the process and every time I called the team were friendly, reassuring and never made me feel like I was being a nuisance. I had twilight sedation which I have to say I was very nervous about, however, the anaesthetist was very calm, caring and reassuring, I didn't feel anything apart from a little bit of discomfort from the laser but it was over so quickly that it would certainly not put me off having another procedure. I did bruise quite severely after the surgery and had significant swelling but the swelling subsided within a few days and the bruising was easily camouflaged with make up. It is just over a year since my surgery and I am absolutely thrilled with the results, I am so glad I had the surgery and Dr De Silva will be my surgeon of choice for future procedures.
By Ethnic Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Feb 9, 2018
I honestly did not think a rhinoplasty experience would be this casual and easy. As any first timer, I had a ton of thoughts running through my head as I made the decision, as I did my research and as I walked into the door the day of op. I cannot think of anything that needed major improvement, the whole staff and Dr. Julian's knowledge, information and attention to the art of shaping one's nose has been impeccable :) I had the smoothest recovery process post sedation. My post op was a chill week with a lot of netflix and no pain killers :) I highly recommend Dr. Julian and his team if you want to walk away with guaranteed perfection in work.
By katerina75 Eyelid surgery/ Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 4, 2018
After extensive research, I decided to consult with Dr De Silva regarding a potential blepharoplasty. Dr De Silva listened very carefully to my concerns regarding my eyes which I felt were ageing me, and he recommended an upper and lower blepharoplasty. He emphasised that the procedure would be very conservative and would preserve as much fat as possible in the upper eyelid and also that he would add fat to the lower lid as well to make the overall result more natural. I admit that i am a very picky patient. I asked a lot of questions about how the procedure would be done, and at one stage i nearly backed out of the surgery. I have an online business and so visibility is very important to me - I wanted any result to be natural and did not want to know people I had had work done and so I was very tentative about having the procedure done at all. However, when I approached Dr De Silva about my fears, he completely put my mind and rest and I knew I was in safe hands. I was a bit bruised and battered after the procedure but I could see straight away that he had resolved the issues as promised and I looked much younger and fresher. I am very happy that I put my trust in Dr De Silva. He is the consummate professional and if I were ever going to do facial surgery again, he would absolutely be my first choice.
By Z, Experience of Blepharoplasty with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 3, 2018
Dr. Julian de Silva is a brilliant surgeon, I highly recommend him and his amazing team they put me completely at ease with any questions I had about the operation. I had been thinking about blepharoplasty for a couple of years but was nervous about plastic surgery. I have to say I was in very capable hands, the surgery was smooth sailing and I didn’t feel any pain during the entire process from sedation through to the recovery. I am elated with my results and I could not be happier!
By Rick Jacko, Eyelid surgery experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jan 16, 2018
For years, I have been looking at my eye bags and thinking I wanted to do something about it but I never had felt serious enough to take the plunge. As I got to 40 years old and for the past couple of years I noticed more and more people telling me how tired I looked, despite actually never feeling tired. That was the final straw and I plunged into having lower eye bag surgery. After research I found Julian De Silva and the team at The Centre in Hammersmith. I couldn't have found a better team. They were caring and were 100% in ensuring I was making the right decision. From the consultation, throughout the surgery and during the follow up, I had no reason to ever question my decision and I would always recommend them. As for the surgery, it has changed my life. Not only do I look much younger, which was never the motivation but is an added bonus, I feel better and everyone now talks to me about how fresh I look. Everything about Julian and his team at The Centre on Hammersmith Grove has been fantastic. I had lower blepharoplasty and from the initial consultation, through to the surgery and the follow up I was cared for, never pressured and always felt I was under safe hands. For anyone considering surgery, for whatever reason they need, I was always recommend Julian.
By j8_axl, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jan 8, 2018
I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty in October with Dr De Silva, I was so nervous initially but so pleased I went through with the surgery. Dr de silva and his team are brilliant, leading up to treatment and the aftercare. I got a check up phone call on the day of surgery from the Dr himself and a follow up call the day after, I always felt looked after,and someone was always at the end of the phone or email if I had a question. Recovery was fast and easy, despite the extent of the surgery. I'm so happy with the results already! Based on my experience I would not hesitate if I wanted another procedure!