By Vanessa Threadgold on Jan 21, 2020
I couldn't recommend Dr De Silva more highly as plastic surgeon. From my first interaction with Dr De Silva he's been consideration, compassionate, honest and professional. His skills are second to none, I wouldn't have trusted anyone else with my nose. He doesn't sell false hope in what can or can't be achieved safely which was definitely what I wanted. I had consultations with other surgeons but knew upon meeting Dr De Silva he was the right person for me. I had my initial surgery in April 2016, and a slight revision in March 2019, (for which I only paid the clinic fees and for the anaesthetist which I thought was exceptionally reasonable). Dr De Silva was extremely committed to giving me the results I wanted throughout the whole process. I am so pleased with the results of my nose which are subtle but have made a huge difference to me and my life. All the team were extremely kind, patient, and responsive. I looked forward to every clinic visit as the team, lead by the lovely Jennifer, are so pleasant.
By Suisse, Facelift surgery patient experience with Dr De Silva on Jan 19, 2020
The procedure that I had with Dr De Silva went very well and I am happy with the results. Dr De Silva and his team spent a lot of time with me: they were good listeners and their answers gave me a lot of reassurance. The procedure itself was relatively pain-free. Post-procedure there is some pain and swelling but it is worth it in my opinion. I recommend Dr De Silva highly.
By C, Chin implants, signature liposuction and neck stitches by Dr De Silva on Jan 18, 2020
I had chin implant + neck liposuction 9 months ago with Dr De Silva and confess I could not have done a better choice. First time I did any kind of surgery and confess I was very scared in doing it, especially doing something in my face. Since the start Dr De Silva was very calm and patient which made me very comfortable. The staff are very helpful and amazing. The whole procedure was carried out under sedation and local anesthetic. The anesthesiologist was perfect explaining all the stages (especially for me who is very afraid of needles). I would fully recommend 100% Dr De Silva. After the procedure I became much more confident person and my life got so much better. Didnt have any pos-operation problems and the result couldnt be better. It looks so natural. The whole experience was perfect
By Rach, Facial Cosmetci Surgery experience with Dr De Silva on Jan 3, 2020
Dear Dr de Silva, I just wanted to wish you a very happy new year and hope that 2020 is your best year yet!!! I am always so grateful to you for changing my life in such a positive way and can’t thank you enough. The best personal decision I ever made was to step into your office! Wishing the whole team a fantastic year and even more success ❤️❤️❤️
By Upper & lower blepharoplasty with Dr DeSilva on Jan 1, 2020
I recently underwent an upper & lower Blepharoplasty with Dr DeSilva and the results are outstanding! From my very first consultation and after lots of research, I knew that I had made the right decision to go with Dr DeSilva. Naturally I was nervous but his amazing team were all very kind, extremely friendly and totally relaxed. The procedure was carried out under sedation and that too was fantastic. I can honestly say I felt no pain during and after the procedure and within 1 hour afterwards I was on my way home. I would 100% fully recommend Dr DeSilva to anybody considering a procedure such as mine. Thank you Dr DeSilva, you have instilled a new found confidence in me.
By Lower Blepharoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Dec 25, 2019
I had lower blepharoplasty surgery as I had a lot of wrinkles in my lower eyelids. I have big eyes so the wrinkles were very obvious and only being in my mid-thirty’s I felt it aged me. The surgery was only an hour long and Dr Julian and his team were all really nice and caring. I am extremely happy with the results and my eyes look so much better! The wrinkles are hardly there and I actually like how my eyes look in photos now! I definitely recommend Dr Julian and his team.
By Castleskye, Multiple revision blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Oct 26, 2019
The surgery I had with Dr De Silva was a second revision lower blepharoplasty. I had previously had a lower blepharoplasty and revision surgery with another surgeon which was a disaster and I was left with my eyes looking unnatural. I searched the internet exhaustively, desperate to find a top eye surgeon and I came across Dr De Silva. After reading reviews and the fact he did facial surgery I chose him. I am very thankful I did. I went for my consultation and Dr De Silva made me feel very positive and calm after being very nervous and apprehensive about the risk of more surgery. He was very honest about the challenge that faced him but I felt he came across confident he could improve my eyes. I somehow just knew I had found the right surgeon, I went ahead with my surgery which was absolutely pain free and I was very happy with the results. I could see myself again and the smile was back in my eyes ! I appreciate the skill it must have taken to achieve the result I got and I will be forever grateful. I cannot praise and thank Dr De Silva enough.
By Irina, Facelift and neck lift experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Oct 24, 2019
Face and neck lift, very satisfied! I feel more confident and younger!
By Pl, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Oct 20, 2019
Took a long time researching a surgeon to perform Blepharoplasty A’s was very nervous. I chose Dr De Silva and its the best decision I’ve made. Results far exceeded my expectations and knowbody has commented that I’ve had something done but do comment I look great. The surgery has given me more confidence and I feel great now in myself. The team were fantastic and the healing time despite having undergone 4 plus hours surgery was truely amazing. No pain or discomfort ,just a small amount of bruising which after following Dr De Silva pre and post operative plan to the letter was gone within a fortnight. Everyone involved acted professionally and with kindness and Dr De Silva is calm and empathetic ..I felt totally reassured in his hands. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending. By no means the cheapest but with surgery on your face you need the best . I am so glad I made the decision to have my surgery and choosing Dr De Silva to guide ,advise and perform it.
By paul0501, Male eyelid surgery experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Oct 17, 2019
Cannot rate my experience high enough. Having this type of surgery was scary as I didn’t want to look like I’d had plastic surgery. I My drooping eyelids did make me feel upset and I was losing confidence in myself. Whilst nobody had commented on them I knew myself. Choosing a surgeon was proving to take as long as plucking up the courage to do something about it. I finally chose to have a consultation with Dr De Silva and instantly knew on meeting him that I had made the right choice. He listened and we agreed on upper and lower blepharoplasty, eyebrow lift and laser treatment. This was a lot more than I had planned but to get the best results this is what he recommended. After thinking it through I chose to follow his advice and I am so glad I did. The whole process was amazing. I opted for twilight anaesthesia which was unbelievable. Within an hour of the four hour operation I was well enough to return to my hotel. I had no ill effects and by following the pre and post operative recovery plan with a fortnight virtually all the bruising had gone. At no time was there any pain or problems. The whole team are totally professional yet very kind and personable. Yes it was expensive and more than I had planned but ultimately with the results I have worth every penny. Nobody has commented that I’ve had something done but I get many comments on how well I look. More importantly I now feel so much happier in how I look. I cannot recommend Dr Julian De Silva and his team highly enough and if you are considering any surgery of this kind talk to him first. I believe with delicate surgery of this kind you go for the best.
By Shaheen Sayed, Ethnic Rhinoplasty on Oct 15, 2019
Dear Dr De Silva First of all thank you - I honestly thought the experience was brilliant. Have already fed back one thing on setting expectations a tad more clearly when cast comes off as it is quite a shock. Other than that twilight sedation and quality of care was superb. My nose is still settling hence the reason I have not submitted a review. Tip feels numb and Swollen still & we are a year in early December. Was waiting to see - overall happy with the profile of bridge being less curved and straight but tip and V shape still quite dominant - as I said maybe down to swelling
By David Lacey, Blepharoplasty & Rhinoplasty & Fat transfer experience with Dr De Silva on Oct 4, 2019
I would highly recommend Dr De Silva. Extremely happy with my eye and nose surgery. A very professional experience from start to finish. David Lacey London
By Paula 55, Brow lift and blepharoplasty with Dr De Silva on Sep 30, 2019
So Pleased with my Results. I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty and a brow lift in March 2019 and I am so pleased with the results. I had lost quite bit of weight so had lots of sagging skin. This op has made a huge difference to my appearance. Paula 55
By Jennifer, revision facelift & neck lift with fat transfer experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 28, 2019
I had a revision of neck and face lift and am very happy with the subtle, natural result . I would highly recommend Dr DeSilva and his team. From the initial consultation right through to the final follow up I felt well informed, supported and was a 100% certain I had made the right decision. The 6 hour procedure was done under deep sedation rather than a general anaesthetic. At first I was a little anxious as I was concerned I would be aware during the operation. Dr DeSilva explained everything in detail and I felt reassured and had total confidence in him. Sedation is definitely the way forward as my recovery was seamless, no pain, nausea or that heavy feeling experienced after a GA. One thing for me that really made a difference was the professional and personal care and attention I received from Dr DeSilva and his team.. Any future work would definitely be done by Dr DeSilva. Thank you, you're a genius. Jennifer
By Anon, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 20, 2019
I always felt well looked after and I'm very happy with the results. The entire experience was premium from initial consultation to follow ups. I would recommend paying more to be confident in the safety of your procedure.
By AM, Neck lift experience with twilight anaesthesia with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 20, 2019
Pleased with the results of my neck lift operation. The sedation process was used with anaesthesia which worked great. 30 minutes after the operation I was allowed to go home. Didn't require any pain killers and had no after effects. After care has been brilliant. Highly recommend.
By John H, Facelift & Neck lift with fat transfer, customised fast recovery treatment with Dr De Silva on Sep 19, 2019
I am a 64 year old male who came to Dr De Silva for a consultation for a dreadful family heirloom, turkey neck. He recommended a face and neck lift plus fat transfer. The procedure was painless and the staff consummate professionals. The recovery was no problem at all, I experienced no pain what so ever. One month after the procedure I was back in the gym training as normal. It’s been over two months since the procedure and apart from some numbness, which is to be expected, the result is fantastic. If you a looking for a cosmetic surgeon, look no further than Dr De Silva. John H. Cardiff
By JPR 1985, Rhinoplasty Review with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 15, 2019
Julian was the 3rd Professional I consulted with and I was immediately able to make my decision to proceed with him directly after our meeting. He was able to carefully and professionally make his own recommendations and educate me on what is and what may not necessarily be possible. I felt very confident Julian was not only capable of achieving my desired look, but also implement his own ideas as to what would enhance the rest of my face. 9 days post op my face was more or less healed, and 11 days post op, I already love my new nose and cant wait to see the end result. De Silva's office team were literally perfect and answered all my questions on the day of asking, and the website's FAQ is a great guide for pre and post op preperation. I'd recommend that people go and see 1 or 2 other surgeons first, then go see Julian to understand the difference.
By Anony, Upper and Lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 14, 2019
I had upper and lower blepharopsty. Dr De Sillva is an extremely competent and skilled physician as well as being very courteous and pleasant. The results of my surgery were beyond my expectations. If you are considering similar surgery I cannot recommend Dr De Silva and his team highly enough.
By Joanne Louise, Facial surgery experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 14, 2019
Dr Julian De Silva was very receptive and listened very carefully my concerns and objectives. My journey through the surgery was explained throughly all the steps involved in the process, Dr Julian De Silva and his whole team were outstanding and looked after me exceptionally. I was very supportive I am very happy with overall experience!
By Bella, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 12, 2019
Amazing surgeon and team. Surgery was like a breeze, the team put me at ease instantly, and the recovery was amazing - no pain whatsoever and very minimal bruising. I am absolutely thrilled with my rhinoplasty results and this isn’t even the end result! Dr De Silva has given me the result I wanted plus more, my new nose is so so natural and I know it will look even better once the swelling has subsided. Look no further when choosing a surgeon, the reviews don’t lie and I believe he is the very best in the industry! Thank you so much Dr De Silva and team!
By Jacqueline Hay, Revision blepharoplasty with Dr De Silva on Sep 11, 2019
I went to dr de silva to Have corrective surgery after two blepharoplasty ops previously with someone else nearer to My home ,which I was unhappy with .After dr de silva Took me into his care My eyes now look truly amazing , my confidence has changed and I’m now smiling again .Im so truly grateful for the outstanding work and the great care , patience and kindness I received whilst in London as I was very anxious and upset .I’m so glad I came to see you dr de silva .Thank-you so much.
By Satpal Sagoo, Ethnic rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 11, 2019
Good and pleasant experience, felt comfortable when in the hands of a surgeon with such a good track record.
By Fiona, Blepharoplasty with fat transfer & Laser with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 9, 2019
Without hesitation I highly recommend Dr Julian De Silva for outstanding natural results. I immediately felt at ease in Dr De Silva’s presence and extremely confident with his ability. Dr De Silva and his highly professional team make you feel comfortable from that first port of call when you’re making your first appointment. I found Dr de Silva calming, patient, attentive, extremely knowledgeable and he made me feel that if I was going to take this step it is Dr de Silva whom I would trust. His professional knowledge and expertise, along with a very modern approach is evident when he runs through with you what he will do and how he will operate. He looked at me as individual patient, tailoring my procedure to achieve the best possible outcome for my features and individual needs. Before making my decision I had researched many consultants & techniques, I read so many reviews and had previously met with another consultant. However, once I met Dr De Silva I felt like what everyone had said in their reviews and immediately knew that it was Dr De Silva whom I wished to have as my consultant. I had lower blepharoplasty under sedation. I was quite nervous that morning but everyone helps you feel comfortable and puts your mind at rest. I felt I was actually listened to and heard, which I believe is quite important. For over a 1 1/2 years I had on going baggy, saggy , crepey skin and festoons under my eyes from various outbreaks of swelling that gave me a very tired look. Age (52) and sun damage did not help, along with scar tissue found in the problem area. All of this was corrected during my lower blepharoplasty operation, which also included laser and fat transfer to help with the volume under the eye. My recovery was not painful and I did not have any complications. The sedation helps with this. Dr De Silva rang me that evening and his staff phoned me the next day. My recovery was as expected with all the information I was given. This comprehensive information pack helps you greatly with what to expect and how best to help with the healing process, which I followed religiously!! I rang once or twice to ask questions and the reception and nursing staff guide you through anything you need to know. My whole lower eye area is now smooth & rejuvenated and I am so extremely happy and pleased to say that I no longer look tired and ‘aged’ and have a wonderful fresh, natural look. A few friends that have been with me through every step and seen the before and after results have simply said, “He’s a genius”. A-MAZ-ING results. Thank you! Fiona
By Esther Hawcroft, Blepharoplasty procedure with Julian De Silva on Aug 23, 2019
There was only one choice when it came to my Blepharoplasty procedure (Eyelid Reduction) and that was Julian De Silva. His advanced technique around natural aesthetics and precision surgery with modern healing, delivered an excellent result. The whole process was simple, effective and the quick healing enabled me to return to work within two weeks.The biggest surprise was that neither my family or friends noticed I had undergone surgery. Dr De Silva is professional, personal and passionate about his speciality and I would definitely recommend his work and his expertise to others.
By An, Rhinoplasty under sedation anaesthesia on Jul 30, 2019
Simply amazing great job happy with results! Would definitely comeback!I had it under concious sedation -didnt feel a thing and had a quick recovery too that os much better than GA!
By Chin Implant experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Jul 20, 2019
I recently underwent a chin implant procedure with Dr Julian De Silva. The surgery lasted about an hour under twilight anesthetiser. The sedative anesthetiser offers compromised local and general anesthetiser which was a very pleasant experience where I woke up to feel rested and was able to go home after 30mins. Six weeks later the results are startling I’m delighted with the results. I would highly recommend Dr De Silva and I would definitely use him for any facial surgery in the future.
By CI, Chin Implant with jaw line fillers, experience with Dr De Silva on Jul 6, 2019
"I recently underwent a chin implant with jaw fillers with Dr Julian De Silva, I have had such a wonderful experience and was very well looked after right from my very first consultation. All of his team are super friendly and always available for any questions that I had. The surgery lasted about an hour under sedation which was a pleasant experience where I woke up to feel rested and was able to go home after 30mins. 5 weeks after the surgery I am so happy with my result, looking very natural but for me a great improvement. I highly recommend Dr De Silva and I would definitely use him for any facial surgery in the future."
By Facelift with cheek implants and fat transfer, Review of Dr Julian De Silva on Jul 5, 2019
I had been looking for a long time for a surgeon who was experienced in cheek implants. I came across his clinics website and even then,before meeting him I felt some kind of confidence in him! I was not disappointed. My first consultation was very informative and I knew there and then that this was the surgeon I would choose. I had cheek implants,facelift and fat transfer all under sedation. I was slightly apprehensive about this but the sedationist went thro everything with me and put my mind at rest. I recall little of my time under sedation except for a few times when I think I was singing along to the music in the background! I felt no pain whatsoever. My procedure took 5hours-best sleep I’ve ever had! All the staff were warm and caring but above all,very professional. It’s been 11days since my op and I can see the difference already and as each day goes by I know I made the right choice in Dr deSilva. I would recommend this guy to anyone contemplating facial surgery.
By Hollyh145, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva, "Amazing surgeon" on Jul 2, 2019
Absolutely amazing surgeon. Very much convinced that he’s the best of the best. My end result was fantastic, couldn’t imagine anyone else to do a better job than he did. I’m so very happy with my new nose!
By Anonymous, Upper Blepharoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jun 30, 2019
Dr de Silva is a brilliant surgeon and a very kind man. I had an upper blepharoplasty after years of thinking about it. Dr de Silva did not pressure me to go one way or another at all when I saw him for a consultation. Throughout, the whole staff team were super kind. I am thrilled with the results.
By Feyparker77, Upper lip reshaping & reduction experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 26, 2019
I had an upper lip reduction which was deformed and uneven from previous fillers performed almost 20 years ago. A friend recommended Dr De Silva who was also a happy patient. I'm over the moon with my result! It's better than I anticipated. My whole journey with Dr De Silva and the team was a breeze. Such a professional and helpful team. I felt in such good hands. I had zero pain or even discomfort after surgery and I healed so quickly as I followed all instructions. I recommend Dr.de Silva to anyone wanting some form of facial cosmetic surgery. He is a expert and a true artist. He has given me my smile and confidence back
By Francis D, Rhinoplasty & Chin Implant Natural experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 24, 2019
I am a 33 year old male who had a Rhinoplasty and chin implant done with Dr De Silva and from beginning to end it was an excellent experience. The results look completely natural, really like the best version of myself and exactly how we had visualised it. The staff are attentive and professional, the facilities are spotlessly clean and everything possible was done to make the procedure as comfortable as possible for me. There was excellent follow up and there have been no complications. I have really never been more pleased with an investment in my life.
By Sian Jones, Revision Rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jun 22, 2019
The operation I had was a revision rhinoplasty. Dr De Silva was very honest about the challenge of improving and reshaping my nose because my nose was so out of shape and structure. Thankfully Dr De Silva successfully managed with his brilliant surgical skills to reshape my nose with where 7 months down the line from the surgery I am very pleased with the results. It was a smooth pain free procedure under sedation.
By Mark, Eye bag treatment with Dr De Silva on Jun 21, 2019
I had already had a number of consultations with other surgeons before I visited Dr De Silva, but always came out feeling more nervous and apprehensive about the procedure than before I had arrived. Meeting Dr De Silva was completely different. He immediately put me at ease and explained all my options. I had already researched him before the visit, so knew he had all the right qualifications and plenty of positive reviews and my meeting with him just confirmed he would be the right choice for me. From the initial consultation, through to the final post op meeting, there wasn't one negative experience. One thing I never considered was how important the team around a surgeon is. Dr De Silva has done a really good job here as well. Every member I dealt with were friendly and respectful and I can honestly say, I was made to feel so welcome, I'm actually going to miss them. However, the most important point in doing this review, is whether I am happy with the results and I can honestly say I am over the moon with them and would highly recommend Dr De Silva to anybody.
By Bright 7580, I Wouldn't Change a Single Thing About my Experience on Jun 19, 2019
This was a procedure I'd been thinking about having for over 15 years, and was something I had always been very nervous of doing. Dr De Silva's team made me feel so comfortable from start to finish. From the first consultation, to the weeks and months that followed the operation, they have always been on hand to answer questions and make me feel more comfortable. Dr De Silva himself is extremely professional and took great pride in understanding everything I wanted to achieve in detail. He created an incredibly natural result, but one that looks significantly better than before, whilst hugely improving my facial symmetry. The anaesthetist helped to alleviate all my concerns and was really supportive, to the point where I would highly recommend sedation to anyone. Considering this was one of the biggest decisions of my life, it all felt really straightforward and easy and I wouldn't change a single thing about my experience.
By Kay, Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jun 18, 2019
I had Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty with Dr De Silva three months ago and I am extremely happy with the results already even though I still have some swelling. Mine was also not a straightforward case but quite complex in that a lot of work needed to be done. Dr De Silva and his team provide such a high level of professional care. Dr De Silva has an air of confidence about him which I think is something that every plastic surgeon should possess. All the staff at the clinic – including nurses and reception – are friendly, kind, caring and very professional. I did my research and even briefly looked into the options of having my rhinoplasty done abroad but as I am quite anxious and nervous about any medical intervention (even a blood test!), I just couldn’t add on the extra stress of having to travel to another country for my surgery where there are different policies and procedures and also the worry of language barriers. I couldn’t imagine having to go to a hotel room after surgery and then having to take a flight a week or so later when you look like you’ve been in a fight ha-ha. Your own home and bed are such a wonderful pleasure when you just need some recovery time. All consultations/visits/surgery/pre-op/ post-op appointments are at the same place which is a very fancy modern clinic with surgical theatre under the same roof in Harley street. Dr De Silva explains everything patiently and clearly. You are not limited to how many times you can contact the clinic and if you have any concerns pre or post-surgery, you can arrange to visit the clinic to discuss these with the team and / or Dr De Silva. The nurse looking after my case was Alex and she was absolutely fabulous – she was really attentive to all my needs and she was extremely professional and caring throughout. Dr De Silva offers Sedation Anaesthesia (also known as Twilight Anaesthesia) at his clinic and this is provided by an Anaesthetist who monitors and adjusts medication as necessary during the procedure. As a very anxious and squeamish person who has luckily never had to undergo any form of surgery, I was apprehensive about this as you remain conscious during the procedure but I cannot rate it high enough; for me it felt like I was only in the operating room for 10 minutes (when the procedure took just over 2.5 hours) and all I recall was very calm chatter by the anaesthetist and Dr De Silver and the nursing team. So, you are basically in a very relaxed dozing state. The anaesthetist explained to me afterwards how calm and relaxed I was and so he didn’t up my dose of meds unnecessarily. I found this to be one of the most calming and relaxing experiences I have had! I think it’s great that the drugs administered are tailored to the individual. You come around at the end of the procedure and are able to walk (with the assistance of the Anaesthetist) to the recovery room where you can have some orange juice and can then go home about 30 minutes to an hour later. There have been no tubes down your throat, and you do not experience the grogginess that I hear is the case with general anaesthesia. After the procedure a cast is put on the nose but there is no packing left inside your nostrils (which I’ve seen other surgeons do use). I could literally still breath out of my nose straight after surgery. My nose only blocked up a few days later but it was never completely blocked, and nose spray helped with the congestion. The evening after the surgery Dr De Silva phones you personally to check that you are ok and to see if you have any questions for him. For the following days and weeks, you can contact the clinic for any questions/concerns/reassurance needed. There is even an after-hours number for any emergencies which I myself never had to use but this is a great reassuring factor. You then have the cast removed a week later, followed by a 6-8 week check-up. I am overjoyed with my result; my nose looks amazing – it’s still my nose but a much better (smaller / straighter) version of it and in much better proportion to the rest of my face. Also, I had a deviated septum and my breathing has improved tremendously since.
By Peaceful5498, Chin implant with Dr Julian De Silva on Jun 11, 2019
The operation I had was chin augmentation carried out under twilight sedation. All went smoothly and more than happy with the end result so far. The sedation was excellent, 30 minutes after waking up I had been picked up and was on my way home to recover. I had no side effects, no nausea and didn't need any pain killers.
By Peaceful5498, Chin implant with Dr Julian De Silva on Jun 11, 2019
The operation I had was chin augmentation carried out under twilight sedation. All went smoothly and more than happy with the end result so far. The sedation was excellent, 30 minutes after waking up I had been picked up and was on my way home to recover. I had no side effects, no nausea and didn't need any pain killers.
By Rhinoplasty experience 1-year ago with Dr De Silva on Jun 8, 2019
I had Rhinoplasty last summer and I really could not be more thrilled with the result. Dr De Silva is an excellent surgeon who truly cares about his patients and understands what a big decision this is for them. I was concerned about having the surgery under conscious sedation however I really shouldn’t have been. It was a very smooth, pain free process and my anaesthetist was excellent and immediately put me at ease. I had very little bruising after the procedure and no pain, I even managed to return to work a week later. The end result is so natural which is why I went to Dr De Silva. I couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend Dr De Silva and his wonderful team!
By SAndrea, Rhinoplasty and septoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 6, 2019
Having rhinoplasty (and septoplasty) was a huge decision. Cosmetic surgery is not something that my family or friends have experienced and just saying it out loud to my Mum that it was something I was considering was not easy. Thankfully she was very supportive. I did a lot of research and the reviews on this site really helped inform my decision that Dr De Silva and the team were the right team. I remember checking this site on an almost daily basis, looking for new reviews - which were all glowing and incredibly reassuring. After meeting Dr De Silva it made me realise that the surgery was possible, it was fairly common and he reassured me that for him it was all about natural results. I didn't want people to notice I'd had it done - it was something I was doing for me and for my own confidence. Dr De Silva and the team were incredibly professional, responded promptly to my many questions and gave me a ton of information in relation to the upcoming surgery. I was nervous about the conscious sedation - but I needn't have been - it was like I was in a deep sleep and I don't remember anything about the surgery - I had no idea that I'd been on the operating table for a few hours! When I came to I was able to get off the bed and walk into the treatment room and I was in the car on the way home less than an hour later. The day of the surgery and the days following the surgery were text-book. I'd watched some of the video diaries which were great and helped me visualise the healing process and know what to expect. Dr De Silva called me that evening and the nurse called the following day to check up on me. I was so nervous when the cast was removed, but I needn't have been - it was such a relief to have it taken off and the results were visible immediately. It has been almost 6 months since the operation, and I am thrilled with the results. My nose is still a little numb, but apart from that, it's as it was before the surgery, but improved of course! People haven't noticed it which just goes to show how talented Dr De Silva is - the result is so natural and I am so pleased I plucked up the courage to have the surgery, and to go to Dr De Silva. A huge thank you to Dr De Silva and team! I would recommend you to others a million times over.
By Stephanie Trattles, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Jun 2, 2019
The whole process from start to finish has been outstanding. Dr Julian De Silva acted professionally from the outset, he listened very carefully to what I wanted and most importantly, delivered the best results I could have possibly asked for. His team have been great - they have been very supportive and extremely prompt when responding to my (many) questions pre and post surgery. I can’t think of anything I’d have improved from the whole experience. My confidence has soared, I’m a new person with my new nose. Thank you so much again Dr De Silva and team.
By Male Revision Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 27, 2019
I had Rhinoplasty Revision with Dr Julian De Silva in November 2018 * My previous Polish Rhinoplasty operation had been a disaster the surgeon had removed too much Cartilage & breathing through the nose had become near impossible without nasal sprays also the nose looked wrong & my confidence was at an all time low * Dr De Silva said he could improve my nose by 50% to be honest I was hoping for more & nearly did not go through with the op * But in the end I was glad that I did * I had local anaesthetics with conscious sedation which was painless & recovery was fast * All the staff were very kind & helpful from start to finish * They gave me comprehensive instructions for before & after op which I followed closely * Six months on I now have a natural looking nose that suits my face & I do not have to take nasal sprays at night so I can breath through my nose * I just wish I had gone to Dr De Silva in the first place * I highly recommend Dr Julian De Silva
By Madeleine Costin, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on May 25, 2019
From the moment I first met Dr Julian De Silva I knew I had chosen the right surgeon for me! I was apprehensive as it had taken me years to pluck up the courage to have rhinoplasty and at 69 it was a big decision! Dr De Silva has the most calming disposition, both in his manner and his speaking voice and he immediately made me feel at ease, answering my questions and explaining the procedure clearly. The day of my surgery arrived and again I really felt confident that I was in very good hands! The surgery went smoothly and I can honestly say I experienced no pain during surgery or in the following weeks of recovery. I really appreciated the phone call to check on me on the evening of my surgery and the fact that I was encouraged to contact the surgery at any time if I needed to ask any questions. I am thrilled with my new nose just two months after surgery and I still have a while to go for it just to go on improving! I cannot recommend Dr De Silva and his staff more highly.
By Josephine Schlagman, Blepharoplasty and brow lift experience with Mr De Silva on May 21, 2019
I was hoping for perfection and perfection is what I have received!! Thank you Mr De Silva and all of the team. Five stars plus plus plus
By Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 18, 2019
I highly recommend Dr Julian De Silva, he is such an amazing surgeon. He is very much about natural results which drew me to him as that's exactly what I wanted. I had Rhinoplasty in February 2019 & the whole experience was a breeze. Dr Julian De Silva & his team really put me at ease every step of the way. I couldn't have chose a better surgeon, I can't thank him enough. I'm so happy with my results & it's only been a few months. I honestly can't wait to see the final result, I love it more & more every day!
By Lower Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on May 7, 2019
I had lower blepharoplasty at the end of January. Initially, I wanted it to be done before my wedding but Dr De Silva was very honest and advised me to wait as the swelling sometimes takes a bit longer to go away. 5 years ago, I had fillers injected under my eyes which was a big mistake. As a result of this I had permanent swelling under my left eye and because of this I also had a deep half moon shaped line under my eye. It really made me less confident. I had a few consultations with different doctors but choose Dr De Silva in the end because he came across very professional, honest about what he thinks he can and cannot achieve in your case and passionate about his work. I am glad I did because my eyes have healed very quickly and the half moon shape is not there anymore. My yes look more refreshed but still very natural. You can't even see the little scars under my eyes. I would highly recommend Dr De Silva.
By Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on May 5, 2019
"I had upper and lower blepharoplasty, canthopexy, fat transfer, and laser at the end of February 2019. Without hesitation I would recommend Dr Julian De Silva to anyone! The results are amazing and so natural, which is exactly what I was hoping for. I’m so happy I made the decision to have this done. I had been thinking about having this procedure for a few years, as I could see my eyelids were starting to sag and I was getting bags under my eyes even after a good nights sleep! I started researching, but each time was put off, as I couldn’t decide which surgeon would be best. Then I came across Dr Julian De Silvia’s website. I especially liked the fact that he only works on the face and only gives natural results. Also I felt reassured after reading other people’s reviews. I work in the beauty industry so I feel there is more pressure to look good. I didn’t want anyone to know what I’d had done, so it was really important for me to have a natural looking result and still look like myself. After meeting Dr De Silva at my consultation, I felt immediately at ease. He has a very calming, nice nature, and was very approachable . I felt in safe hands and was confident he was the right person for me. After I explained what I wasn’t happy with, he suggested what would be best for me, and that is what I’ve had done. I’m only two months into my recovery and my eyes look so much fresher already. No one has noticed, which is exactly what I wanted. They just say “you look well”. I definitely feel more confident and my eyes are looking better every day, so I’m looking forward to seeing the final results, which I am told can be up to 6-12mths. The procedure itself was not painful, apart from some discomfort in the first week. I did however end up taking an extra couple of weeks off work in the end. This was because I had a lot more swelling than I’d anticipated, but I had hardly any bruising (what I did have completely disappeared after the first week). I would have returned to work sooner but like I said before, I didn’t want anyone to suspect what I’d had done. The whole team are so professional and the aftercare couldn’t have been any better. You really are looked after every step of the way. I was scared initially about having this done but now I realise there was no need - When you’ve picked the BEST SURGEON you do not need to worry. My advice to anyone considering this type of surgery who may be feeling nervous as I was - just go and have a consultation, and you will see for yourself, everything you’ve read about Dr De Silva is true. He really is the best!"
By Chin Implant experience with Dr De Silva on May 4, 2019
I underwent a chin implant and liposuction with neck tightening sutures and the results are amazing. Much better than I anticipated! I love Dr De Silva’s commitment to always achieve the most natural results as possible and to create well hidden and the smallest incisions
By Mayma2019, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 1, 2019
I had a beyond amazing experience with Dr.De Silva. I had a septoplasty and rhinoplasty two months ago and it went very smoothly. I was under sedation, I felt like I was sleeping and woke up from a nap. It was the best experience I had especially since I had a bad experience before with general anesthesia, I felt dizzy and threw up after waking up. I didn't feel any pain before or after the procedure and I'm very happy with the results. I highly recommend Dr.De Silva! He's the best!
By David, CEO of FTSE company, Blepharoplasty by Dr Julian De Silva on Apr 30, 2019
Throughout the thirty years during which I founded and grew my business, I was typically working sixty hours a week, experiencing periods of high stress, which reached a crescendo during the final two years before I sold up. I think it was the final two years of stress that took their greatest toll on my facial features, producing sagging upper lids, and large bags or “festoons” beneath my eyes. During the final year my fellow director would periodically say to me “are you sure you’re OK? You look so tired!!” After selling most of my shares in the business, and handing over to a new CEO at the age of 60, I started a new stress-free life full of fun, but I was still carrying the battle-weary look of all of those years of toil around my eyes. In every other respect I’ve taken good care of myself, particularly with respect to eating healthy natural foods, keeping my body trim, and staying disease and drug-free. I love living a natural active life-style, and so I’m not a fan of cosmetic surgery in general. But I couldn’t help wondering whether there was a case for making an exception in terms of reversing the accelerated aging that had taken place just around my eyes, and so I started doing some research. I soon discovered Dr De Silva’s website, and found the comprehensive information, his long-standing specialist experience, and the extensive catalogue of testimonials very reassuring and so booked a preliminary appointment. I think your relationship with the person who is going to carry out such sensitive and potentially risky work is paramount. And from the very beginning I found Dr De Silva’s calm, professional demeanour very reassuring, from the initial consultation, to the early morning when he stepped into his surgery to carry out the procedure through to the follow-up appointments. And in any organisation, the values and qualities of the principal tend to permeate down through the entire team – and such is the case with his Centre. Dr De Silva managed my expectations realistically from the outset, providing me with a sound basis upon which to make a decision. In particular he stressed the importance of making the right amount of surgical adjustment, erring towards modest rather than radical, for the best aesthetic outcome – which I can testify to be sound advice. And this turned out to be one of the best decisions and best investments of time and money that I’ve ever made. I only shared what I was doing with a hand-full of close friends and business colleagues, and set aside a period of three weeks for post-operative convalescence with no binding diary appointments. But in the event, I attended my first business meeting just two weeks after the procedure, and first full board meeting as a non-exec director three weeks after. No-one noticed anything untoward about my appearance. From the truly scary appearance in the mirror on that first post-op morning, to that first business meeting three weeks later, the rate of healing was impressive! And I didn’t feel any undue pain or discomfort. However, the next phase of healing, to get to the point where I could study my face in the mirror, and conclude that there were no longer ANY signs of cut scars or swelling, took a much longer period of about three months. And I have to admit there were some days when I started to doubt that I would reach that point. But I did eventually, and it was well worth waiting for! The droopy eyelids and festoons are now more! My confidence is now restored, knowing that I have the appearance of the very healthy, vibrant, active, energetic sixty-something that I was in any case, but my face previously made me look a very tired worn-out sixty-something. I thoroughly commend the work of Dr De Silva – he’s a very talented accomplished surgeon restoring joy to a lot of people through his specialist work. If you have the same sort of issues that I have described here – fear not, go for it!
By Anonymous, Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, Chin Lift & Fat Transfer to cheeks with Dr Julian De Silva on Apr 18, 2019
"I underwent Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, Chin Lift & Fat Transfer to cheeks. Although I had complete faith in Dr Julian De Silva, I was extremely anxious about the Sedation anaesthesia method used. I can however say that there really was nothing to worry about. All of the team are highly skilled individuals and it really was a positive experience. The level of care I received, from start to finish was excellent. In terms of recovery, I had minimal discomfort and hardly any bruising. Can not recommend enough."
By Dimitar Dimitrov, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Apr 17, 2019
I had a rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva around 2 months ago. This doctor is great. He is a real professional. I met some other top surgeons in London. I chose him, because he was making much more sense to me, and really it was a great choice. His prices are competitive as well. I wanted my nose to be smaller and better shaped. He explained to me what can be done about it and showed me a computer image of myself before and after the operation. The after operation image hasn't been achieved yet, but that's because I have quite a thick skin and my nose is still a bit swollen. Even though the improvement is fantastic. In regards to the whole process, from day one till the last appointment - it was amazing. The whole team is fantastic, very polite and caring. The operation was very interesting to me. I was aware of what was happening but there was no pain at all. It was like dreaming and the time passed so quick. I was expecting to be in a lot of pain after the operation. I was really expecting my head to explode in pain and not to be able to sleep for some time. I was thinking that I wouldn't be able to eat properly and.....To the surprise and amazement to me - there was no pain at all. I was able to eat and drink as normal. To all that are reading this - go ahead with this doctor - he is a magician.
By Facelift experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Apr 14, 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 Bel from Switzerland, lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 7, 2019
"Before choosing what doctor to go to for a lower Blepharoplast I did some research and found Dr De Silva as being the best option not only based on the reviews I read but also on the fact that he is both a plastic surgeon and an eye doctor which doubly reassured me of being in the right hands. Mind you I traveled from Switzerland to the UK for this but was willing to do so for the quality and expertise I had read he delivers. And now I can truly say it was totally worth every mile traveled and every penny spent. I'm totally satisfied with the whole journey from start to end and very happy with the final results. Dr De Silva and his amazing staff are the kind of people you want to entrust these kind of procedures with. He gets top marks from me.
By Alexia, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 6, 2019
I had Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty with Dr De Silva five and a half months ago and I am so happy with the results - I now have a refined version of my nose which is completely in balance with the rest of my face. I had researched and longed to change the shape of my nose for over a decade but had never found the courage to do it until I met with Dr De Silva - I knew instantly he was the right surgeon and I was in safe hands. Dr De Silva understood what I wanted to achieve and was always so calm, reassuring and informative throughout the entire process and the whole team were so supportive to me emotionally as well. The day of surgery went very smoothly and the after care I was provided was excellent - Dr De Silva and his team clearly work to the highest standards. I am so thankful that my first experience of surgery has been so amazing - I can’t thank Dr De Silva and his team enough!
By Ann, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 4, 2019
I had an upper and lower Blepharoplast wit Fat Transfer, Laser Canthopexy. I was immediately impressed at the initial consultation where Dr.De Silva was reasurring and offered very full explanation of the treatment options and answered all my questions . He gave a clear account of the results I could expect after the procedure. I was never under any pressure to make a decission. His manner was always calm, unhurried and very professional. When I came for surgery I was little anxious but this was soon relieved by all the staff who made me feel at ease. The whole experience and the post operative recovery was very comfortable and I received very attentive care. I was given detailed post operative instructions and I was able to go home after 2 Hours. Dr De Silva called me the same evening to check up on me , everything was fine. No, almost 6 months after my surgery I am delighted with the results . I am very grateful to Dr.De Silva and his wonderful staff for dealing expertly with a problem which was bothering me for a long time
By Sasa, broken nose and rhinoplasty surgery with Dr De Silva on Apr 2, 2019
"I broke my nose when teenager and as a result i had a small hump and deviated septum. I spent so many years hesitating pn going into surgery because of : aneshesia and expected results. I saw two doctors and dr De Silva was the third i met after seeing Pictures of before/after and reading positive reviews. Dr de silva was calm professionnal and listened to em carefully to all my concern: enhancing breathing and correcting the small hump without changing my features. He answered to all my questions and explained me the twilight anesthesia wich calm me. The day of the surgery everything went smoothly and impressevely so quickly. One hour after i was able to walk normally and go home safely. The entire team was amazing and so caring from dr De Silva, the Anesthesist doctor, the nurse and Jennifer. Whenever i had a question i had the nurse talking to me and providing explanatio . One week after cast was remover , there were a lot of swellingwhich doesn t show the result but dr de silva used an injection that reduced it considerably and i could see what my nose looked like. At that moment i was so released because he just corrected my nose without changing it and my breathing is so normalnow. Now two months after the surgery i am so pleased and i did the right decision to have this surgery and selected the right surgeon/team. I totaly recommand Dr De silva .
By Gail Williams, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Apr 1, 2019
"I am now 10 weeks post-op for upper blepharoplasty. I am extremely pleased with the results. I have minimal scarring now and only have slight swelling still between incision line and eyebrow but realise that absolute healing can take up to 6 - 12 months. In my opinion Dr Julian de Silva is a true artist and everything I researched and read up about him has proved to be absolutely true. I did my research, I followed his instructions to the letter pre and post op - and you have to adhere to the prescribed regime to optimise your results. I did bruise and swell up quite spectacularly. My vision was a little blurred for 2-3 days and I certainly experienced discomfort during this period but absolutely no pain whatsoever. I had no complications. The clinic is beautifully appointed and the staff are all delightful and very good at answering any questions and/or concerns. I elected to have my op done by 'twilight' anaesthesia and although extremely nervous about this procedure just prior to my operation all my concerns and slight fear were for nothing. Absolutely everything went as it had been explained to me beforehand. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dr de Silva with utmost confidence. I am 100% happy with both my experience and the results."
By Darren Hatch, Male rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 25, 2019
Had Rhinoplasty . Experience was perfect , result was perfect and the staff were all helpful and kind. Highly recommend.
By Steven Hoy, Chin Implant and Liposuction review with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 23, 2019
From the initial enquiry to the final check up I have had a brilliant experience. Any queries or worries I had pre op were answered and my nerves put at ease. All of the staff are really welcoming and made me feel comfortable each time I’ve been at the clinic. Dr Julian De Silva was able to suggest the procedure I needed for the result I wanted. I had a chin implant and neck liposuction, to correct an A-symmetric jaw line, and increase the size of my chin as well as strengthen my jaw line. I was able to see a realistic expectation of the result and was very happy. The surgery was performed under sedation and took around 1 hour, I had minimal discomfort for a couple of days after surgery and swelling had mostly reduced after the 1st week. I am now 6 months post op and extremely happy with my results and couldn’t recommend Dr Julian De Silva enough
By Saratevens, Facial Surgery Experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 20, 2019
The level of service from the beginning to end was just outstanding. My questions were honestly answered and I was made to feel at ease throughout the whole process. I would recommend anyone considering surgery to look no further as Dr Julian De Silva truly will give you the results you are looking for!
By Fine day, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Mar 17, 2019
I highly recommend The Centre and Dr Julian De Silva. After researching dozens of plastic surgery clinics to perform a Blepharoplasty I chose The Centre in London. The website was professional and informative and Dr De Silva is very experienced and advised me on what procedures to have. The surgery itself wasn’t painful just uncomfortable for a few weeks. I followed the medical after care advice and once the swelling and bruising went down the results are amazing. My eyes look and feel more refreshed ans youthful. I would recommend anyone who suffers from dark circles or heavy bags to consider this procedure and I fully recommend Dr De Silva and his team.who were supportive all throughout the process.
By Judy, Upper and lower eyelid experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 15, 2019
I did upper and lower eyelid surgery(Blepharoplasty).This was my first experience with any form of surgery. It was very successful within six weeks(6)the swelling was gone. Everything that was explained to me about the procedure was on point. I am happy with my result it makes me looks ten(10) years younger.Dr De Silva and his staff are amazing great teamwork. I would definitely recommend Dr De Silva to anyone who is considering Facial Cosmetic Surgery he is the best.
By Marina, Facelift & Neck lift experience with Dr De Silva on Mar 13, 2019
I had a face and neck lift under sedation seven weeks ago. I have made a thorough research of top plastic surgeons prior the operation and chose to have a consultation with Dr de Silva mostly because of excellent reviews on the internet. The most important point for me was that the patients, who had a similar operation, were very pleased that their skin didn't look unnaturally stretched. After the consultation I didn't have any doubts about my decision and booked the day of the operation immediately. I am very pleased with the outcome: the sagging lower part of my face has been lifted, I had a fat transfer to add volume to its upper part and my neck looks about 20 years younger. It will take several months more for my neck to fully recover after the operation, which is mostly about numbness and natural softness, but Dr de Silva warned me about it during the first consultation. I had drainage tubes for two weeks after the operation to reduce swelling and two sessions of lymphatic massage, which helps to eliminate body waste and speed up healing. Dr de Silva's team was excellent and Alex, who looked after me immediately after the operation, was very competent and helpful. The sedation anaesthetist has done a very good job and I didn't have any pain. I would highly recommend Dr de Silva and his team to anyone, who makes a decision to have a face and neck lift.
By misssjabbar, Rhinoplasty revision experience with Dr De Silva on Mar 9, 2019
My experience with Dr De Silva was excellent. I was delighted with the revision to my nose and the patient care I received was second to none. I met with Dr De Silva before the procedure where explained the whole process to me in detail, including recovery. On the day the operation itself went very well and I was able to have the whole process done under twilight sedation so though I didn't feel any pain and slept through the wholeness procedure, I didn't have to go under general anaesthetic and was fine to go home the same day. Follow up was excellent and my recovery was quick. It is now well over a year later and I am delighted with the outcome...Huge thanks to Dr De Silva and his team
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 blepharoplasty 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.