By HamiltonW5, Facelift, neck lift with customised fat transfer with Dr. De Silva on Apr 20, 2018
I had a lower face, neck and upper eye lift and I am thrilled with the results. I found the first couple of weeks uncomfortable and I was quite bruised and swollen. I started to feel much happier after about three weeks. It is now 14 weeks after the surgery and I am still numb in a few areas but healing nicely. It was a 7 hour operation under sedation but I don't remember anything and felt quite normal afterwards. In week 3 I had a couple of manual lymphatic massages to my neck and face and I found this helped a lot with reducing the swelling and movement in my neck. It is not a decision to be taken lightly but I can honestly say I have no regrets and now feel much more confident about myself and look 10 years younger.
By Catloveranon, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 10, 2018
Really pleased with the results of rhinoplasty with Dr. Julian and his team. Being only 19, I was initially nervous about the idea of sedation and the safety of the procedure. This team was very good at explaining and reassuring me at every appointment, and I found the surgery much easier than I had expected. The sedative process was quick, like falling asleep, and I felt no discomfort (I had never been under any sedation before, but despite my initial anxiety this was not unpleasant and really easy). I was very pleased with the care taken in the preliminary appointments through to post-op. Recovery passed relatively quickly, and though this was the most unpleasant part of the experience, I was again surprised that it was easy endurable, only mildly discomforting, and passed quickly. I am very pleased with the results 5 months on! I feel much more comfortable in my own skin and feel glad I chose Dr. De Silva and his team to achieve a natural looking result.
By Democritus, Asian Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 9, 2018
I'm 24, Asian and born with hidden double eyelids that essentially looked like single monolids. Due to the excessive fat on my eyelids, my eyes frequently appeared very heavy, puffy and tired looking when caught unaware or when not actively raising my eyebrows to look more awake. I've been thinking about getting Asian upper blepharoplasty for years now and conducted a lot of research for both London-based doctors and in Asia (Korea, for example). The outcome I wanted was to have very natural looking double eyelids that would help me stop looking tired, but I was also very keen to get a doctor who was ethical, tailored his approaches to the individual patient and would be available for aftercare in case of unforeseen problems, and so for these reasons I didn't look extensively to Asia for the surgery even though it is so widely done there. Researching Asian upper eyelid surgery in London, Dr De Silva comes up again and again. What I liked was that all the reviews on the websites talked about his kind and attentive personality and that he really cared about subtly improving a person's individual appearance rather than simply making cookie cutter double eyelids. So I decided to schedule an appointment - and from beginning to end, Dr De Silva and his staff have been nothing but extremely friendly, professional and helpful, replying promptly to emails and phone calls and making me feel comfortable at every appointment. I thought I might have ptosis due to my drooping eyelids but Dr De Silva took care to examine them and assured me it was simply the fat that was making them droop. I was convinced after my appointment with Dr De Silva that he was the doctor for me, so I decided to schedule my surgery. Besides his excellent beside manner and his great staff, other things that made the entire experience fantastic was that I was given a big booklet with all these printouts as to exactly what to do before and after the surgery, what medications to take, what exercises I could do - any query you had, the information provided answered it. I was particularly impressed by Dr De Silva's app which provides further detail along the entire time line of the surgery and links you to many videos of his former patients explaining their own recovery process. The day of the surgery came quickly and was basically everything you would hope a surgery could be: painless, quick and with excellent care. Both Dr De Silva and his anesthesiologist came to see me individually beforehand. The anesthesiologist explained exactly what he was going to do, what drugs he was going to give me, basically a whole rundown so that I knew what was going to happen and wouldn't be nervous. I felt very confident because the procedure was done under twilight anesthesia, which essentially meant I was out like a light (whilst technically still being awake) and I only remember coming to after the surgery. I thought I had woken up during, and was surprised it had finished! I was shivering a lot after which is quite normal I am told, and brought to a small room afterwards with a blanket and what felt like a small warm hoover so I could warm up. Looking in the mirror immediately post surgery, my eyes were huge and swollen, but the swelling really came on the second day after the surgery and my eyes looked very bruised and tender and there was a little bleeding, which was totally normal. One of the eyes did hurt a little when blinking but that slowly went away, and by two weeks my swelling had gone down to the point where I looked relatively normal, although I already went out for dinner at the 5 day mark. I went on an international flight at the two week mark and there weren't any issues. The biggest thing was having to continually ice my eyes for the first week or two. It was difficult to tell how my eyes were going to settle for the first month or so, but at 3-4 months post-office now I can confidently say that my eyes look fantastic. The eyelids are very natural, not huge and doll like and instead look like I was born with them. There is still scarring which is slowly fading but I have realistic expectations with that. Mostly nobody noticed I got surgery - which is exactly what I wanted. I don't think about my eyes anymore - they no longer bother me, they feel lighter and less heavy and my eyelashes have been brought out rather than pointing down so they no longer poke me in the eyes, and best of all, I no longer look tired or despondent unless i actually am. The entire experience with Dr De Silva has been nothing but fantastic. Initially I was a little nervous because Asian upper blepharoplasty is quite different from regular blepharoplasty, but not only are the aesthetic results natural and fitting for my face, but I also received the best care and twilight anesthesia means I have zero trauma from the surgery unlike many horror stories that I've heard and read about. Dr De Silva is one of those rare kind of doctors that have it all - skill and an ability to listen to and work with his patients to create the most natural and desired result, which is all anyone can ask for.
By amourCH, Revision facelift & neck lift experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Apr 8, 2018
Having a Corset Plastymaplasty Neck Lift performed by Dr Julian De Silva and his team was a magical experience! From the first time I met Dr De Silva explaining the whole procedure to me, everything regarding pre and post operation, answering all of my questions, I felt confident, lost all fear, entirely trusted him and could not wait for the big day! I was also really reassured by all the written documentation handed, where all questions and facts regarding each step were clearly explained. The procedure was performed under Conscious Sedation which at first anguished me. However, after the Anaethaetist explained to me that recovery time would be greatly reduced, that I would be walking to the operating theatre and walking back straight after all was over, I was pleased about this new coming experience! Afterwards, I was happily surprised that my face and neck were not bruised at all, swelling was there, which I was expecting. The results are beyond my expectations! I have regained confidence in my personal life and professional carreer! To everyone considering having a neck lift, please do not hesitate! Every day looking in the mirror, I bless Dr De Silva and his team for the results: naturel look, square jaw and a rejuvenated me!
By Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 1, 2018
This has been the biggest decision of my life thus far and I can not be happier that I decided right by choosing Dr. De Silva as my surgeon. He knew how important this was for me and made the whole journey very pleasant. He listened to what I wanted and he gave me honest, constructive advice and I can not be any happier with the results. His team always checked in with me before and after the surgery and it made a real difference; I felt cared for. Dr. De Silva explained everything to me prior to the surgery so, during the aftercare, there were no surprises. I felt no pain after the surgery, there was just the general soreness is I touched my nose but that is expected. I followed his advice and was able to go back to work shortly after. The best part is, no one at work had even noticed I had anything done. But as Dr. De Silva says, people do not have a photographic memory and he was right. A few months in and the results keep getting better, I have recommended the great doctor to my family and friends. I feel more confident than I have ever been and it's all thanks to him.
By Mabi Rossi, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Mar 29, 2018
Perfect results and flawless care! New to cosmetic surgery and somewhat apprehensive to start with but the care, patience, professionalism of Dr De Silva and his team took away any concerns. I am so pleased with the results that have for sure exceeded my expectations as well as the overall experience.
By Bodyluxe, Ethnic upper and lower blepharoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 21, 2018
I had upper and lower eyelid surgery with Dr Julian De Silva. I am in my late fifties and my upper eyelids were beginning to droop and crepe while my lower eyes were puffy permanently in spite of my diligent use of eye creams. I also had the misfortune to have, (as Dr Julian noted during my consultation), something called malar bags and a skin type prone to scarring. To my utter relief and great joy Dr Julian was able to negotiate all these issues successfully to produce spectacular results. The results were so natural that even my husband and children could not detect, they said I just looked rested and refreshed. The surgery itself went smoothly I had absolutely no discomfort and healed practically within 2 weeks with bruising and swelling disappearing significantly by the end of my 3rd week. A word about Dr De Silva's pre-op consultation , which I have to say is nothing short of impressive. He listened to me carefully and was detailed and very meticulous in his preparations and explanations. I could see he was extremely knowledgeable and combined with his artistic talent this allayed my nervousness giving me the confidence that he would have not only the medical knowledge but equally importantly, the aesthetic ability to subtly give me the appearance I wanted. Dr Julian's general patient care and especially aftercare is excellent, you have the impression that he's rooting for you and is using all means possible to make you happy. His staff are also friendly and accommodating. All in all I found it a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Dr Julian De Silva - He's a miracle worker!
By Marinela, Rhinoplasty Experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Mar 20, 2018
After years of researching for the best surgeon, I found Dr De Silva and from the first appointment I felt 100% sure that I wanted to proceed with my surgerie. Dr. Da Silva explained everything to me and was very confident and honest regarding the results I will have after the surgery. I was nervous about having sedation instead of general anaesthesia, but after my experience, I would never chose general anaesthesia. I was calm, feeling really good, no pain at all and when the surgery was over, I walked alone and took a selfie straight away! Just cannot emphasise how good I felt! No real bruising or massive swelling either and the most important is that I did not even took one painkiller after my surgery. At this point it's been 8 weeks since the surgery and I am over the moon with the results and my confidence has gone over the roof! Just wish I met Dr. Da Silva before :) All and all, I recommend Dr De Silva 100% ! Best wishes, Marinela
By Barton B5, Facelift & Neck lift experience with fat transfer with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
I am 59 years old and felt I look tired and haggard for my age. I had a facelift, neck lift, fat transfer and laser treatment four months ago. I was very nervous as I had never had any type of cosmetic surgery previously and was looking for a natural look and anxious of not 'looking done/wind tunnel look'. From the outset Dr Julian De Silva put me at ease with his calm, confident manner, we discussed in detail what I was looking for. He offers realistic results. I was very impressed with the professionalism of him and his team. The operation went smoothly and I recovered quickly from the sedation anaesthetic, I was very bruised and swollen and took longer to recover than average but the pre and post support I was given was excellent. I only told close family and a couple of friends I was having the surgery and I have found that people haven't noticed except to say how well I look and "have I been on holiday". I will be honest the surgery is not for the faint hearted and the recovery (still ongoing) is longer than I anticipated but I am very pleased with the results and glad I had the surgery. I would thoroughly recommend Dr Julian De Silva and his team.
By Diane, Upper and lower eyelid surgery experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
Dr Julian de Silva recently performed upper and lower blepharoplasty with laser treatment whilst I was under sedation. The procedure took around two hours and I left for home half an hour later. From start to finish the whole team were nothing but professional, caring and supportive. Dr de Silva is a very calm and focussed person. I chose him, after a lot of research, because he focusses purely on the facial area. The change is phenomenal, I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I would certainly recommend Dr de Silva and his team.
By Edward, Male Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
Couldn't recommend Dr De Silva any higher, he completely put me at ease with my questions in the period before surgery, the day of surgery and post surgery. Very professional set up and it is clear to see all protocols and procedures from admin to surgery itself is done to the highest standards. If you want to have your procedure done by the best out there then Dr De Silva is the correct choice.
By ThisGuy1989, Rhinoplasty experience to correct a broken nose with Dr. De Silva on Mar 7, 2018
I had a rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva, correcting a broken nose. We had to straighten the bent primary cartilage pillar, even out a deviated septum and slightly pinch the tip to make my nose less flat. Overall my experience with Dr De Silva and his team was exceptional. From the initial consultation to the post-op 6-8 weeks consultation I was always kept well informed, with any questions I had answered swiftly and professionally and with plenty of videos etc for me to learn from as well. The procedure itself was a doddle. Sedation is incredibly effective and I was sound asleep within seconds, waking up when it was all over and feeling right as rain within about half an hour. Not being able to breath out of your nose for the first week or so gets a bit old after a while but that is about it. Very happy with the results 2 months on and looking forward to seeing the subtle changes from here.
By Elena00, experience of nose job with Dr. De Silva on Mar 5, 2018
My experience with Dr. De Silva was wonderful. I would recommend him with all my heart to anyone who wants to have surgery. 100% honest, i did not have any pain what so ever! and i did not use any pain medication after the surgery. But i will say that you should be prepared for the swelling, and know that it is totally normal and that it takes time for it to go down. I am so happy with my results, and am forever thankful to Dr. De Silva and his wonderful team :-)
By Jonesybrighton, Chin Implant experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Mar 3, 2018
The experience with Julian and his team was fantastic from the start. I actually had booked my chin implant with another surgeon but did not get a great vibe, so booked a consultancy with Julian. It was immediately clear the difference in care and customer service from the moment I called up. I felt looked after before, during and after the procedure, and Julian himself is a gentleman, honest and a very calming influence. The chin implant has healed really well, and it was mainly the liposuction under the chin that caused discomfort. Part of me wonders whether I'd suit a bigger chin still, but it was a large implant and perhaps my face isn't designed to cope with anything bigger!
By EChakir, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 28, 2018
Despite my hesitations about having a Rhinoplasty, I found Dr De Silva and his team to be so reassuring and informative which really put my mind at ease and made the process so much less intimidating. Having a natural end result is something that was most important to me and Dr De Silva took that into consideration completely during the consultation period. The procedure and recovery were absolutely fine and the aftercare and follow-up appointments were fantastic. I felt in good hands the whole time, I am so happy with the outcome of my surgery and have noticed such a difference in myself and my confidence. If you have been considering cosmetic surgery, I couldn’t recommend Dr De Silva enough!
By Cherzzz, Lower Eyelid surgery experience with the Best Surgeon in the UK if not the world... on Feb 26, 2018
My experience was an amazing one. Everyone was very friendly, professional and understanding. I highly recommend Dr De Silva, he is a perfectionist and individualized your care accordingly. He is without question the best Surgeon in the UK if not the world. I also had an opportunity to speak to a previous patient before I made a decision to have my eye bags removed which I thought was very good as I needed to make sure that I was putting my sight in the right Surgeon's hand...and I am just blown away with my results. Scar free! Eye bags free! Amazing!!! I am a very, very happy patient.
By happycustomer221122 posted this story about their Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 25, 2018
I highly recommend Julian as a surgeon. He is calm, thorough and a perfectionist. His team are so friendly and helpful, and the whole process felt smooth and stress free, including the day of surgery. He has a clear passion for his work and that shines through in the results his clients receive
By 10years waiting, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 24, 2018
I had rhinoplasty surgery after 10 years of debating whether to go ahead, and I am so happy I did and that I chose Julian. He and his team were so friendly and supportive throughout the whole process, the experience felt so calm and stress free, even on the day of surgery. The use of sedation is a great choice and for anyone who is put off by this, you have no need for concern. You really do feel as if you’ve had a small nap, and you are up and about within 30 mins of surgery! The aftercare plan is organised and well thought through to help you be prepared and as comfortable as possible. I experience barely any pain, the only discomfort was breathing through my mouth for the first week. The results are better than I could have imagined and worth every penny! Thank you to Julian and his team!
By L, Blepharoplasty Experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 24, 2018
I had been thinking of having a Blepharoplasty for some time and after much research chose Dr De Silva. So pleased that I did. From the very first consultation I was made to feel completely at ease and felt that I was in very capable and professional hands. On the day of my surgery I felt completely relaxed and was given sedation before my procedure, which I would highly recommend as it’s like being in a really pleasant sleep and you don’t have that groggy feeling afterwards. After my surgery I was very surprised at how little pain l had and after the first couple of days didn’t need and pain killers at all. My recovery went exactly as Dr De Silva said it wouldn’t if not better and I am extremely happy with the result he achieved. I would highly recommend Dr De Silva and his team and when considering any other cosmetic surgery would not hesitate to return to Dr De Silva.
By Avalon1970, After much consideration, Experience of Upper Blepharoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Feb 15, 2018
I wanted to have an upper blepharoplasty for many years and had consultations with several of the well known London plastic surgeons, however, I never quite felt comfortable enough until I had my consultation with Dr De Silva. I live overseas and although my consultation was via Skype, I immediately felt that Dr De Silva listened to me, understood my concerns and was realistic about the results I would achieve by having surgery. I have found with many of the so called 'celebrity' plastic surgeons that the consultation can be like a conveyor belt, they can be very over powering and dismissive and you are made to feel that they are doing you a favour by seeing you! Not so with Dr De Silva, the whole experience from booking the Skype consultation through to arriving in the UK, having the face to face consultation and on the day of the surgery was amazing. The front of house team are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and reassuring, I called several times throughout the process and every time I called the team were friendly, reassuring and never made me feel like I was being a nuisance. I had twilight sedation which I have to say I was very nervous about, however, the anaesthetist was very calm, caring and reassuring, I didn't feel anything apart from a little bit of discomfort from the laser but it was over so quickly that it would certainly not put me off having another procedure. I did bruise quite severely after the surgery and had significant swelling but the swelling subsided within a few days and the bruising was easily camouflaged with make up. It is just over a year since my surgery and I am absolutely thrilled with the results, I am so glad I had the surgery and Dr De Silva will be my surgeon of choice for future procedures.
By Ethnic Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Feb 9, 2018
I honestly did not think a rhinoplasty experience would be this casual and easy. As any first timer, I had a ton of thoughts running through my head as I made the decision, as I did my research and as I walked into the door the day of op. I cannot think of anything that needed major improvement, the whole staff and Dr. Julian's knowledge, information and attention to the art of shaping one's nose has been impeccable :) I had the smoothest recovery process post sedation. My post op was a chill week with a lot of netflix and no pain killers :) I highly recommend Dr. Julian and his team if you want to walk away with guaranteed perfection in work.
By katerina75 Eyelid surgery/ Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Feb 4, 2018
After extensive research, I decided to consult with Dr De Silva regarding a potential blepharoplasty. Dr De Silva listened very carefully to my concerns regarding my eyes which I felt were ageing me, and he recommended an upper and lower blepharoplasty. He emphasised that the procedure would be very conservative and would preserve as much fat as possible in the upper eyelid and also that he would add fat to the lower lid as well to make the overall result more natural. I admit that i am a very picky patient. I asked a lot of questions about how the procedure would be done, and at one stage i nearly backed out of the surgery. I have an online business and so visibility is very important to me - I wanted any result to be natural and did not want to know people I had had work done and so I was very tentative about having the procedure done at all. However, when I approached Dr De Silva about my fears, he completely put my mind and rest and I knew I was in safe hands. I was a bit bruised and battered after the procedure but I could see straight away that he had resolved the issues as promised and I looked much younger and fresher. I am very happy that I put my trust in Dr De Silva. He is the consummate professional and if I were ever going to do facial surgery again, he would absolutely be my first choice.
By Z, Experience of Blepharoplasty with Dr. Julian De Silva on Feb 3, 2018
Dr. Julian de Silva is a brilliant surgeon, I highly recommend him and his amazing team they put me completely at ease with any questions I had about the operation. I had been thinking about blepharoplasty for a couple of years but was nervous about plastic surgery. I have to say I was in very capable hands, the surgery was smooth sailing and I didn’t feel any pain during the entire process from sedation through to the recovery. I am elated with my results and I could not be happier!
By Rick Jacko, Eyelid surgery experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jan 16, 2018
For years, I have been looking at my eye bags and thinking I wanted to do something about it but I never had felt serious enough to take the plunge. As I got to 40 years old and for the past couple of years I noticed more and more people telling me how tired I looked, despite actually never feeling tired. That was the final straw and I plunged into having lower eye bag surgery. After research I found Julian De Silva and the team at The Centre in Hammersmith. I couldn't have found a better team. They were caring and were 100% in ensuring I was making the right decision. From the consultation, throughout the surgery and during the follow up, I had no reason to ever question my decision and I would always recommend them. As for the surgery, it has changed my life. Not only do I look much younger, which was never the motivation but is an added bonus, I feel better and everyone now talks to me about how fresh I look. Everything about Julian and his team at The Centre on Hammersmith Grove has been fantastic. I had lower blepharoplasty and from the initial consultation, through to the surgery and the follow up I was cared for, never pressured and always felt I was under safe hands. For anyone considering surgery, for whatever reason they need, I was always recommend Julian.
By j8_axl, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jan 8, 2018
I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty in October with Dr De Silva, I was so nervous initially but so pleased I went through with the surgery. Dr de silva and his team are brilliant, leading up to treatment and the aftercare. I got a check up phone call on the day of surgery from the Dr himself and a follow up call the day after, I always felt looked after,and someone was always at the end of the phone or email if I had a question. Recovery was fast and easy, despite the extent of the surgery. I'm so happy with the results already! Based on my experience I would not hesitate if I wanted another procedure!
By Graham, Blepharoplasty with Julian De Silva on Jan 5, 2018
My' experience of The Centre For Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery was excellent from my initial enquiry to the final follow-up. The customer service provided by Jen and the team was always friendly, informal and totally discreet. There is no ‘hard sell’ and this was very reassuring following earlier enquiries (with other clinics) as part of my research. Whilst I had considered surgery (bletheroplasty) on my upper eyelids for sometime, I was however apprehensive, particularly as I was looking for a subtle change to look more refreshed and less tired. Julian’s approach is aesthetic (where ‘less is more’), and I was very reassured by his advice. He also suggested some filler to my cheek area as years of running and general fitness had resulted in loss of fat which also added to my ‘fatigued’ look. I was provided with a list of drugs and vitamins to purchase and commence taking in the preparation for surgery. On the day of my surgery I was introduced to the anaesthetist who explained how he would be using ‘twilight’ anaesthesia. This was amazing as the recovery after surgery is almost instant without any feeling of nausea or drowsiness unlike most general anaesthetics. The results post procedure were instant and I was amazed at the difference. Julian explained there might be some initial swelling and bruising which could last for 3-6 weeks, with a ‘finished look’ potentially 6-9 months. I returned home and during the evening a blood vessel burst in my left eye which immediately caused irritation and swelling. This meant that I looked as if I had been punched in the face. I immediately contacted Julian who advised me what to do and arranged for me to return to the clinic early the following morning. Julian explained this happens to maybe 1 in 100 cases and that I was unfortunate. My eyes were ok with no damage but heavy bruising had already started to appear. I had a further follow-up a couple of weeks later and whilst everything was healthy, with no permanent damage, the bruising lasted nearly 8 weeks before finally settling. However, the result was great and exactly as Julian had described following the initial consultation. The outcome was a fresh, natural look with friends and colleagues who had not seen me for a while commenting that I looked less tired and more relaxed. It is now 8 months later and I am still receiving compliments from people that I have not seen for a while. I can highly recommend Julian’s approach and that if his team at The Centre.
By Mark, Male Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jan 2, 2018
An amazing surgeon and team. I had rhino and septoplasty and the results are amazing. Surgery was a breeze under sedation. I was in and out within four hours and had zero pain during recovery! .
By Revision Blepharoplasty and hidden Brow lift with Dr. De Silva on Dec 31, 2017
I consulted with Dr de Silva because I was unhappy about the results of previous surgery (performed by another surgeon). Dr de Silva peformed revision blephroplasty on me in 2016. The whole experience was excellent, and I was really pleased with the results. I returned for a revision browlift in 2017, and was equally happy. I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr de Silva as an extremely skillful cosmetic surgeon with the ability and professional commitment to provide individualised treatment (as opposed to a one size fits all) with pleasingly discrete and flattering results. If I decide on any future cosmetic surgery in the future, I would definitely return to Dr de Silva. The whole experience was very good. As someone who reacts badly to anasethetics, I found sedation a really positive and pleasant experience. When I came round it was just like waking up from a nice sleep. Many thanks to Dr de Silva and his team for sorting out my eyes and for providing excellent care.
By Billionaire, husband and wife experience with facelift and neck lift surgery and blepharoplasty with Dr. Julian De Silva on Dec 24, 2017
We have had three personal experiences for myself and my wife with cosmetic surgery and have recently had upper eyes and a facial lift with Dr De Silva. Put simply...if you're looking for the best then look no further than this guy for three reasons. Firstly he is young enough to be current, uses all the latest surgical techniques having worked in the States and is a facial specialist...he only does work on the face...why use a general surgeon when you can use a specialist? Secondly, he is one of very few people outside of the States that uses sedation instead of a general anesthetic which we highly recommend....if you're nervous about feeling anything or waking up...don't be this is an incredible way of having an operation and much safer...trust me in years to come other surgery will be performed this way and it will be the norm. Thirdly, this man will instantly put you at total ease, has an excellent bedside manner, exudes confidence and most importantly, is clearly an immensely talented surgeon & artist (see his paintings in reception). We are both over the moon with the results. He manages to refresh your looks with virtual no scars even after a couple of weeks! For those who are nervous about having any form of cosmetic surgery ...don't be as you'll be in very safe hands and won't regret it for one minute.
By Tia Maria, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr.Julian De Silva on Dec 16, 2017
I was really unhappy with shape and profile of my nose and self-conscious when my pictures were taken. I decided to take a big step and start researching nose surgery and top surgeons in the uk. Soon discovered there are only a few with really good reviews. My first consultation with my original choice of surgeon left me anxious and under whelmed but however after visiting my second choice of surgeon the experience was so positive and professional i left the consultation feeling convident that i would get the result that i hoped for. From the moment i ment Dr J de silva he listened and understood what i wanted and when he described the procedure and what he believed he could achieve in the operating theatre it came gave more confidence to go ahead with the operation. His whole experience with was very imformitive and professional but also very reassuring and honest. Highly recommend Dr J de silva great surgeon and the staff are warm and welcoming.
By Realme64, Blepharoplasty experience and laser resurfacing with Dr De Silva on Dec 15, 2017
I had an upper bleph with laser resurfacing two months ago and I am absolutely delighted with the results. I chose Dr De Silva primarily because he is a face specialist so I considered his expertise to be ideal for my particular requirements. From the first consultation to the post-op appointment I was looked after all the way. Dr De Silva had a very calming manner which put me at ease. His technique gave me the natural result I wanted and I was surprised to discover that I felt no pain at all, both during and after the procedure. I followed his instructions precisely, especially relating to medication, elevation and relaxation, and I had absolutely no problems or issues. His team were also incredibly friendly and efficient. I am more than happy to recommend Dr De Silva and look forward to using his services again in the future.
By Mack and Mabel, Experience of lower blepharoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Dec 11, 2017
I was so worried about this procedure, I was terrified that it would change my eye shape or have complications that might leave me disfigured. Dr De Silva was very calm and clear, explained everything and didn’t put me under any pressure. All the staff at his London clinic well lovely and very helpful. It did take about 6 weeks for all the bruising to go but 2 months on I am delighted with the outcome and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
By Marina, Experience of Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty with Dr. De Silva under sedation anaesthesia. on Dec 3, 2017
Just over two months since I had Rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Julian De Silva and I am so grateful to the doctor and his team for their professional support and care provided through out my journey. I am in love with a new shape of my nose and it looks more feminine now. The operation and recovery period went very well. I had no pain. I would highly recommend Dr. Julian De Silva and his team.
By Jan, Upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transfer with Dr De Silva on Nov 26, 2017
the summer of this year (2017) I had an upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat transfer, and laser re-surfacing. Four months on I am very, very happy with the results. Even as a young person my eyes were "baggy" and as I got older my eyelids became droopy making my face look very old and tired. I had considered surgery for some time but knew my fear of a general anaesthetic would prevent me taking this option. I then saw an interview with one of Dr De Silva's patients who had had a significant amount of surgery all in one operation with sedation anaesthesia. I made an appointment for an initial consultation. From this first phone call to my follow-up appointment in October, my care has been truly excellent from both Dr De Silva and all the members of his team. I was encouraged to ask questions and received an honest assessment of what could be achieved. The day of the operation went like clockwork. I met the anaesthetist who explained to me exactly what would happen and who answered my questions and made me feel very confident about his role in the procedure. For someone like me who is almost phobic about the thought of having a general anaesthetic the twilight sedation is wonderful. I felt no pain whatsoever but was intermittently aware of the team around me which I realise in retrospect was very reassuring. Within half an hour of coming round from the sedation I was on the way home in the car with my husband. I followed the very clear and helpful post-operative advice to the letter and my recovery was uneventful. I did have couple of questions which were answered promptly and effectively on the phone and by e.mail. Four months on I have had my follow-up appointment and I am very pleased with the results. People who I have not seen for a while and do not know about the operation say "you look well" or "retirement is suiting you". My closest and oldest friend who knew about the operation said I looked very well and "you still look like you" which I think is testament to the natural results achieved by Dr De Silva. In short my experience was excellent. Dr De Silva and his team are very skilled, very professional, kind and caring, I cannot recommend them highly enough.
By January98, Facelift, minilift, chin implant and liposuction experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Nov 25, 2017
I have done a minilift, chin implant and liposuction with Julian De Silva. IÂ´m so thrilled and satisfied with my results. The results are stunning and I have the face I wanted now. A dream has come true. There is no extra skin or fat under my chin its empty, chin implant that balances my face, no jowls and a smooth jawline. He is one of a kind in his branch, he is extremely skilled.
By An, Lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Nov 21, 2017
Dr.De.Silva is an amazing surgeon.l had lower blethaplastory surgery and l'm so happy with the results.Dr.Desilva has been amazing from the start of surgery and throughout. He has a lovely kind manner and is an extremley skilled surgeon.l would recommend anyone considering surgery to choose Dr.Desilva.You will be amazed at the results he can achieve for you and always gives you a natural look.l will recommend Dr.Desilva to everybody.He cares so much about his patients and makes you feel so at ease.
By Mayamya, experience of rhinoplasty 10/10 by Dr. De Silva on Nov 16, 2017
It was a 10/10 experience with Doctor De Silva and the rest of the team from start to finish . From the moment I met him I knew I was in good hands. He is kind and has a gentle and reassuring approach. He seemed very attention to detail and meticulous. I decided shortly after to proceed with my rhinoplasty . My procedure was scheduled on the 4th of August and I was the 1st in at 7am. I was a bit nervous a few days before that but on surgery day I was surprisingly calm and this was due to the staff making sure I was comfortable and also explaining everything in detail. I cannot remember much from the sedation other than feeling like I was in a deep sleep and waking up with a cast on my nose . No pain at all whatsoever , I didn't even need any painkillers. Just a little uncomfortable due to not being able to breathe through the nose for a week. When the cast was removed on the 7th day , I was absolutely delighted by the result . It looks so natural and it is only going to get better from here ! I am so happy :)
By Samsum, Eyelid experience and Phi-lift (non-surgical facelift) with Dr. De Silva on Nov 16, 2017
I am just over six weeks post-op and the result are much better than I could've hoped for. The dark circles and hollow look that had me looking continuously tired and sleep deprived are now completely gone. The following is a short account of my experience. I had been thinking about getting lower Blepharoplasty for at least the last five years. In that time I had researched dozens of surgeons from all over the world. I had been very nervous about having the procedure and had put it off many times, preferring to wait rather than going ahead with something that didn't feel right. However, after meeting Dr. De Silva and the team and having an honest conversation about what could be realistically achieved I was convinced that I would be in very good hands. The day of the surgery I had twilight sedation and the procedure took about 90 minutes. Afterwards, I was moved to a recovery room and was able to leave the clinic after about 20 minutes. I did not feel any pain just a very slight stinging sensation. In fact throughout the whole recovery process I never need to take any pain medication at all. Naturally, I was a little swollen for about four or five days but nothing excessive. Now six weeks on, I am absolutely delighted with the results. My case was a little challenging as I have what is referred to as a 'negative vector orbit' this is were the check bone is relatively back to the projection of the eyeball. It takes a really skilled surgeon to deal with that and achieve a very nice aesthetic outcome. I am very grateful to Dr. De Silva and the whole team. Thank you! S.
By Anonymous, Rhinoplasty and Chin Implant experience with Dr. De Silva on Nov 12, 2017
I had Rhinoplastry and a chin implant with Dr De Silva 2 months ago. The whole experience was fantastic. The team were able to help me with any questions I had at any time. And Dr De Silva truly recommends what is best for you aesthetically, but within reason of what can be done for your nose and face. It is unbelievable how he managed to transform my side profile, yet from the front I look very similar, and a couple friends that I did tell about the procedure did not mention any difference! After the surgery I had hardly any bruising at all, compared to images I googled of what it may be like. I had swelling but this gradually goes down and you will see significant improvement after a couple of weeks. Anaesthesia was also no problem at all. I 100% recommend Dr De Silva for facial surgery. I completely trusted him to give me the best results for my nose. The reason I had a chin implant was because Dr De Silva recommended it, for balancing out my side profile. When the chin is projected out further it makes the nose appear slightly smaller. I was very skeptical at first about having a chin implant. But when I saw how much this helped my side profile on the digital projection I decided to have it. Extremely happy with everything.
By Kam, Experience of male Rhinoplasty & Septoplasty with Dr. Julian De Silva on Nov 9, 2017
Dr Julian De Silva is a truly outstanding surgeon who I highly recommend to anyone who will only settle for the absolute best, from start to finish and during aftercare he and his team were highly professional and very attentive to all of my needs. The support materials provided to me during the process left me with very little to address during our consultations which shows that their attention to detail and experience is second to none. I feel privileged to have met such a talented individual with such a professional team.
By Kpryer1, Chin Implant and Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Sivla on Nov 9, 2017
I would highly recommend Dr De Silva to anyone considering getting surgery. His attention to detail has given me a much more feminine look and I could not be happier. Dr De Silva and his team were there with me through the whole recovery process answering any questions or queries that I had. The recovery was absolutely fine with very little pain and despite my initial concerns with the sedation, my mind was put at ease and everything went as planned. My confidence has massively improved and Dr De Silva has made my nose and chin fit my face more. The whole process from the first consultation to the operation went as smoothly as possible and I have Dr De Silva and his team to thank for that. I would definitely recommend Dr De Silva as it is unlikely that the same incredible treatment will be found elsewhere.
By Helen, Blepharoplasty experience with fat transfer and laser by Dr. Julian De Silva on Nov 4, 2017
In March 2017 I went to see Dr De Silva for an initial consultation for upper and lower blepharoplasty, fat transfer, and laser resurfacing. The bags under my eyes had been increasingly bothering me, I constantly looked tired even when I had had a good night’s sleep. In addition my upper eyelids had ‘fallen’ giving me a very hooded eye. I looked old, my confidence had disappeared and I avoided having my photograph taken unless I could wear sunglasses. I thought when people looked at me they were looking at my baggy, saggy eyes. Dr De Silva and his team are amazing. Dr De Silva is personable, kind and very calm which in turn is very calming to his patients. He takes his time to listen to what you want to achieve, he guides and advises based on this. I took with me some old photographs through the decades so that he could see what my eyes used to look like. Dr De Silva’s approach is to give you an excellent natural result. After meeting with Dr De Silva and his team I did not go to see other surgeons. I knew I would be in safe hands and more importantly get the best result. I had my procedure at the beginning of August, on the day I was incredibly anxious. Dr De Silva came into see me and talked through the procedure once again and made sure there was time for me to ask any questions. My procedure was undertaken using twilight sedation, which was one of the reasons I selected Dr De Silva, as the recovery time is so much faster. I did not feel anything at all. I was able to walk to the recovery room straight after the procedure and only 30 minutes later I was heading back home with my husband. I didn’t require any pain relief after the procedure or the following days. Dr De Silva called that evening to see how I was getting on and the following day. During that week his team contacted me to see how I was and the information provided by the app guided me through each day’s recovery, what I should be doing and what I could expect. I had the stitches removed one week later, I was over the moon with the results even at that early stage. I was able to put make-up on to cover up the bruising and more or less get back to normal activities. 2 weeks later the bruising had subsided and I went back to work. I followed Dr De Silva’s instructions to the letter and had a great experience. I am now 3 months post op and my results are truly wonderful. Dr De Silva is incredibly talented. He has given me back my eyes and more importantly my confidence which I hadn’t realised had been so affected. When I meet people I haven’t seen for a while, they say things like ‘oh you look well, have you changed your hair?/ or have you been on holiday?’ They know something is different but would never guess, that is a testament to how wonderfully natural the result is. I would have no hesitation in having further procedures with Dr De Silva. I cannot recommend him and his team highly enough. They are very professional, caring and reassuring. They know that this is a big decision for anyone to decide to take and they are with you every step of the way. Thank you so, so, much Dr De Silva and your team.
By Hannah, experience of rhinoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Nov 2, 2017
I hated the bump in my nose and my droopy nasal tip when I smiled. I was very self conscious of it and avoiding all photographs. I am so thankful to Dr. Julian De Silva as he has truly changed my life. He is an excellent surgeon and an artist, giving me a lovely feminine profile. I was sedated for my surgery and it was definitely the best decision as I was able to leave within 40 minutes after. I highly recommend sedation as the recovery time is quicker and waking up from the sedation just felt as though I had woken up from a wonderful sleep. I didn't feel anything or remember anything. I needed no extra pain relief after my surgery which was excellent! It was a wonderful experience and I could not fault anything about it. Dr. Julian De Silva really listens to your concerns and is very polite and reassuring. I had my surgery in the summer break and was able to return to college without anyone noticing I had the procedure because the result, even after a few weeks, was completely natural. I highly recommend him if you are considering any cosmetic surgery.
By Abbie, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Oct 28, 2017
I had septoplasty / Rhinoplasty three weeks ago exactly tomorrow, I have One word “Wow” This whole experience has absolutely been amazing. From the moment I came across Dr Julian’s website I had a gut feeling he would be the surgeon for me, but of course I needed to meet him in person and discuss in further detail the rhinoplasty I desperately wanted to undertake, which has been in my heart since I was 13/14, I am now 23. Consultation day was here, now I am without a doubt a perfectionist, I know exactly what I want down to the smallest detail, I think Dr julian picked up on this within five minutes of meeting me. He kindly explained to me rhinoplasty is a big procedure and perfection is not possible but an improvement definitely is. Of course I knew deep down this was the case but I still had a strong detailed vision of what I wanted. I sent him hundreds of pictures of noses I liked and along with actually editing my own nose to show what I wanted the out come to be, I was obsessed.. We discussed in great detail everything that he would do for me in order to get my dream nose! Well I was sold.. his kind natured, warm personality and attention to detail yet realistic approach sold me. I was booked in for 2/3 weeks to have my operation.. I didn’t want to wait. Operation day came, when I arrived the team was unbelievably reassuring and so lovely about everything.. I was ready to go under... my anaesthetist was unreal, he had such a calming vibe and kept me completely relaxed, before I knew it I was asleep, I then woke up, it honestly felt like I’d had a lovely little nap! I woke up feeling absolutely fine and went home. The first week was a doddle, 1 week had arrived it was time to take my cast of, the cast came off nice and easy and instantly I was over the moon, I could straight away see the amazing results (even though there was slight swelling) I knew once this swelling goes down I’d have my dream nose. Dr julian gave me an injection which would help get rid of the swelling and while I was driving home i felt like my nose was getting smaller and smaller. He doesn’t know this but I went out with all my friends that night after having my cast off at 5pm, that just shows you how minimal my swelling was and the instant confidence I had. Day by day the swelling has decreased beautifully. Dr julian may say absolute perfection can’t be delivered but I beg to differ, my nose is absolutely perfect for me in every single way, he listened to everything I said, every detail and it’s even better than I had hoped which I wasn’t sure would be possible coming from someone with an eye like me but it is and it’s changed my life amazingly. Thank you so much.. I can’t thank you enough
By Seekwul experience of Rhinoplasty & septoplasty with Dr. De Silva on Oct 20, 2017
I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedure performed under twilight anesthesia by Dr. De Silva and his team. I was very nervous about having surgery performed (especially under twilight anesthesia), amazingly I felt no pain and just slept through it! Dr De Silva and his team did an excellent job of reassuring me before the procedure and making everything very clear and easy to understand. I would definitely recommend twilight anesthesia to anyone who was considering facial surgery. My thanks to Dr. De Silva and his excellent team for making the procedure such a pleasant experience.
By Kirsty G on Oct 13, 2017
Fantastic surgeon - honest and caring and results exactly as desired; you're in the best of hands with Dr de Silva
By ME Facelift & Neck lift experience with Dr. De Silva on Oct 9, 2017
The service and care was excellent... from the receptionists, to the nurses and of course Mr De Silva. The result was as described.. in hindsight I may have been a little bolder and probably could have asked more in the initial consultations. I guess a slight embarrassment on my part prevented this ! Recovery was good but you are limited for a week or 2... only one friend...
By Anonymous, experience of upper blepharoplasty, tear trough filler with Dr. De Silva on Oct 7, 2017
In August I had upper eyelid surgery and trough filler. From the initial consultation to the full recovery Dr De Silva and his staff were excellent. The twilight anaesthetic was impressive and meant I could go home an hour after the procedure. The results are the natural look I wanted and I would not hesitate to recommend Dr De Silva or indeed to use him again.
By Cecilia Gorrel on Sep 29, 2017
I had a face and neck lift, combined with laser resurfacing and I am absolutely thrilled with the result. Dr De Silva understood exactly what I wanted and proceeded to give it to me. As the song goes - Julian and his team are 'Simply the Best'. I feel young and pretty again but it is still 'me'. My husband says that I look like I did when we met more than 20 years ago! I actually don't really care about how much younger I look, what is important to me is that I feel happy and attractive. I would unreservedly recommend Dr. De Silva and his team to anyone contemplating facial cosmetic and plastic surgery.
By Angel Sadko, Patient experience of upper and lower blepharoplasty with fat transfer and laser resurfacing with Dr. Julian De Silva on Sep 27, 2017
It was my first ever plastic surgery. I saw 5 different doctors but my choice was Julian de Silva. I was extremely impressed by his professionalism. I knew I was in safe hands. The surgery was a total success. I can't stop looking at my eyes in the mirror. I look 10 years younger and I feel 20 years younger. And the other thing, I really liked the honesty of Julian when I told him I want to have a facelift: he honestly said I'm too young for it, while I'm sure other surgeons would say: sure sure let's do it. Julian is not just a doctor he is an artist. I felt like my face is a canvas and he is repainting my eyes like a real artist. And the result is amazing.
By shadowcat007, Eyelid surgery after challenging non-surgical treatment, revised by Dr. De Silva on Sep 25, 2017
Finding such an amazing surgeon has totally changed my life. After another doctor injected juvederm in my cheeks many years ago, and years later having it dissolved, my lower eyelids were left totally ruined. Julian De Silva has given me my life back basically. I also had my uppers done as they were showing signs of ageing and laser resurfacing. He achieved a result I never thought would be possible. I was made to feel so reassured throughout the whole process and treated with sympathy and kindness after what I'd been through with the filler disaster. What totally shocked me was how fast the recovery was. I was looking fine enough to go out after the stitches were removed after just a week. I just didn't expect such a result. I thought the scars would be visible but they are not. My family cried when they saw me as the result was so good. Its the best thing I ever did and Im so happy that i found this surgeon after 3 other surgeons said that they could not help me. The follow up care was also second to none. I would not hesitate to recommend Dr De Silva and his team. Lovely caring professional people.
By PSpeirs, Revision Lip reduction by Dr. De Silva on Sep 24, 2017
Firstly I want to say how delighted I am with the procedure you carried out to reduce my lower lip, the result of too much permanent filler. Plus also the canthopexy you carried out on my left lower eyelid to improve the slight droop. I was also very happy that I was not completely anaesthetised, but that the work was carried out under deep sedation (of course, with an anaesthetist present and in control ). I slept through the whole procedure and did not remember hardly anything and the big plus no pain whatsoever and immediate recovery. This is so much better than being completely anaesthetised — the same sleep but with no prolonged aftercare or recovery time from anaesthetic, including sickness, sore throat, and feeling tired and exhausted for several days. I would always chose this type of sedation over anything else. I had no fear whatsoever and the complete procedure was, in fact a very pleasant experience with no pre-op nerves.
By Roger fcv, Blepharoplasty, fat transfer and laser experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 21, 2017
Dr Julian De Silva My issues I reached my early 70s feeling very depressed about my tired facial expression. This was due to the dark circles and skin bagging of my under eyes and the large skin growth and hooded appearance of my upper eyelids. On a practical level, I have a preference for wearing contact lenses and the skin growth on my upper lids was making it very difficult to insert and remove my lenses. As a smoker I had a reluctance to undergo surgery with general anaesthetic and a general concern about surgery to this important facial area. Dr De Silva My wife carried out some internet research and suggested that Dr Julian De Silva might offer the solution to my problem and concerns. After some thought I took the plunge and made an appointment for a consultation. My experience — the procedure From the out-set I found all of the staff at the Hammersmith clinic very pleasant and helpful. Upon meeting Dr De Silva I had immediate confidence in him. He explained what could be done, the procedure and the healing process. I was particularly happy that the procedure could be carried out under sedation and that the immediate recovery period after the procedure was short — I was assured that I would be fully conscious and able to return home within a short period after the operation. I was unable to help Dr De Silva with photos showing when I was happy with my appearance because that had not been the case for a number of years. However, he imbued me with confidence that the end result would be to make me feel better about my appearance and not look to others as though I had undergone a drastic transformation. On the day of my surgery I felt a little nervous but I was put at ease on arrival at the Clinic by my nurse Jessica, the anaesthetist, and by a pre-operation visit from Dr De Silva. Everything was fully explained to me, even the fact that I would like most people hear a request or two to keep my arms down during the procedure. I was taken into the operating room with a drip attached, treated and spoken to gently before I lost any recognition of what was happening. Some 2 or 2.5 hours later I awoke in an anti- room to be told by Jessica that all had gone well. I received a small clean- up of my face and was encouraged to look in the mirror. My eyes were a little puffy (as I had been warned) and I had two plasters — one on each upper cheek. I did not feel any pain at all, just a slight discomfort and a feeling of skin tightness around my eyes. Dr De Silva came to see me and explained what had been done and said that he would phone me later in the day to ensure that I was recovering satisfactorily. It still astonishes me that this extensive procedure was carried out in two hours whilst I was peacefully unaware and not in discomfort whatsoever. I was able shortly afterwards to leave accompanied to make my way home by taxi. Post procedure Later in the evening Dr De Silva called me as promised. He enquired as to my wellbeing and assured me that if I encountered any problems I should call or email the Clinic to receive qualified advice. I followed the recommended course of medication in the days following my procedure. This felt at times a little tedious, but I preserved because the course was designed to minimise bruising etc, to reduce discomfort and enhance healing. During the first two weeks and prior to my scheduled post- operative consultation with Dr De Silva, I was contacted a number of times by the Clinic to seek assurance that my recovery was proceeding to plan. Throughout, I had the comforting feeling of care about my welfare. During this period I was able to return to normal activities, although I took care not to undertake any activity that was too strenuous. I was confident to go out using dark glasses within a few days. My stiches were removed after two weeks. I had slight soreness and bruising but this was less that I had anticipated. I saw Dr De Silva some 6 weeks after my procedure and by this time was well on the road to recovery. I still have some tightness around my eyes but I apply cream twice a day and each day see my healing and improvement. Most importantly for me from week 5 I have been able to use my contact lenses again and the procedure has made a really significant difference to the ease with which that process works for me. Those who knew that I had the procedure are impressed with the result and say that I have a younger appearance. Those who did not know compliment me on looking well and more relaxed. This serves to demonstrate the skill employed by Dr De Silva in resolving my issues without making my appearance so different that it is obvious that I have had cosmetic work done. I am very pleased with the change to my upper and lower eye lids and confident that as the months progress the healing process will continue and the result be even more beneficial. There is little doubt that every care is taken to plan around the needs of each patient and I would not hesitate to recommend the skill and artistry of Dr De Silva to anyone. The methodology he and his colleagues employ gave me a more comfortable and pain free experience than I could have imagined. I would like to reassure those who may be nervous of going ahead that the experience is worthwhile and without undue suffering, Dr De Silva has made a very significant improvement to my feeling of wellbeing about myself and given me a resolution to a very practical daily problem relating to the wearing of my contact lenses. Roger Vinter Kingston Upon Thames
By hus1977, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 12, 2017
My whole experience with Dr Julian from start to finish was 10 out of 10 the staff friendly always helpful Dr Julian always told me what to expect at the end of my Op excellent experience thank you to the team and Dr julian
By M.C.W, Natural result rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 2, 2017
I had rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva in May 2017. He is a very skilled, kind and conscientious surgeon. He provides before and after photos and is thorough in providing explanations, advice, instructions and support during and after surgery. Even calling me from home when I had a question and checking on my recovery personally. The whole team are welcoming and professional and put you at ease. I liked having the clear and thorough instructions they provided so I knew exactly what to expect. The procedure under twilight anaesthesia was far easier than I imagined and I needed no pain medication at all after surgery. Although it is prescribed as a precaution. I recovered quickly after the op and could go home within an hour. I would say don't worry about the twilight anaisthesia as I was comfortable and pain free throughout the operation. The initial swelling takes a week or two to go down. I had lots done so had bruising too but not everyone does. People that I told said how good and natural my nose looks. Others don't even notice but say how well I look. I asked for natural results and am really pleased I don't look "done" just a better version of myself. I would recommend anyone considering rhinoplasty should have a consultation with Dr De Silva. I was really pleased with the whole process and the final results and only wish I'd done it sooner.
By Anonymous, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Sep 1, 2017
No regrets! All the staff, nurses and Dr De Silva were so professional and amazing. The operation was painless as was the recovery. The first few days after the operation just feels like you have a cold and I had minimal bruising and swelling. The cast removal was also painless. Overall I would highly recommend Dr De Silva as I have no complaints, there was no pain and the results are exactly what I wanted.
By D, Asian rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Aug 12, 2017
I had Asian rhino-septoplasty with Dr De Silva in April, and am very pleased with the results. I had had unrelated surgery with Dr De Silva before, and was so pleased with how that went, that I knew if I were to return for surgery, Dr De Silva would be my choice. The whole process went very well — all staff were friendly, reassuring, professional, knowledgeable and helpful, and Dr De Silva himself was patient and reassuring. In my previous surgery, I had been able to manage my nerves up until the day of the surgery, when I felt particularly anxious. Dr De Silva and his staff were very helpful, and sought to ensure that I was comfortable before performing my procedure. For my second surgery, even though I knew what to expect, I was still nervous, but Dr De Silva and his team again took good care of me. I was sedated for the whole surgery and did not remember any of it. I only remember coming to at the end. The recovery immediately after the surgery went well, and I felt absolutely fine, with next to no pain. The longer-term recovery period also went well, and I was in contact with the practice a few times to check my progress and discuss anything I was unsure of. The nurse team, as well as Dr De Silva, always provided prompt responses. Four months on, my nose is still settling down slightly (which is normal), but it not swollen and the incisions are virtually unnoticeable. I am going about my days as normal. I’m very happy with my results!
By Francis AB, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Aug 12, 2017
I debated rhinoplasty for many years before finally going ahead with Dr De Silva. After going to other clinics prior to seeing Dr De Silva, I felt really unsure if I was making the right decision due to the absence of the doctor in the consultations. After researching I came across Dr De Silva and was struck by some of the amazing rhinoplasty results/reviews posted on their website and on Realself.com. After booking an initial appointment, I knew I wanted my operation done by him, with no doubts in my mind whatsoever. Leading up to surgery date I felt well prepared and if I did have any questions, I would ring or email and the staff would do their best to accommodate my queries and even escalate them to Dr. De Silva if they were medical specific questions. Everything went smoothly on operation day. Of course I felt nervous, but the staff and nurses were really comforting and understanding. The anesthetist explained the procedure to me beforehand which was really beneficial, as I was panicking about this. It actually turned out to be quite a pleasant experience, with nothing to panic about whatsoever. Shortly after being anaesthetized, it's like I just fell into a deep sleep. Dr De Silva mentioned I may hear sounds during the operation, but I was truly out for the count! Upon waking, I felt no pain and weirdly relaxed. In the week following my operation, I followed Dr. De Silva's advice, making sure I took all my medicine as instructed. Dr De Silva even called me to check everything was okay and told me to call if I had any questions. I was prescribed strong pain relief tablets, Co-codamol, however due to my pain free recovery, I didn't even need to take paracetamol, let alone Co-codamol! So now, almost 5 months post-op, I am super super happy with my results! Every day I feel it just gets smaller and more defined, and looking exactly like I envisioned it. Dr. De Silva delivered everything I asked for, and knew exactly what kind of aesthetic I was after; the lifted tip, the straight profile without appearing like a ski slope, the straightening of the septum, the defined tip. I trusted his many years of experience to deliver the best results, and he did just that. He may be more expensive than other surgeons, but I believe you pay for his expert knowledge, years of experience, understanding of your desired aesthetic, friendly and accommodating staff and of course amazing results, and all of that makes the extra money so so worth it!!!
By GM Facelift & Neck Lift experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Aug 5, 2017
Approaching 70, I decided to get a neck lift and eyelid surgery, and having explored several non surgical options decided that surgery was the answer. I opted for Julian de Silva because of his experience, training record and excellent results. I was a little nervous but needn't have been. The anesthetist was excellent and was very professional, and have me confidence that I was in safe hands. The operation took about 8 hours overall, and yes, I had bruising and swelling when I woke up, but no pain. After a few weeks the bruising and swelling has subsided and I have discovered a new younger looking me in the mirror! No more ' Turkey neck, hooded eyelids or bags under my eyes for me! All I can say is, if I had to do this all again, I wouldn't hesitate.
By AJG on Aug 4, 2017
I had lower blepharoplasty, fat transfer, laser resurfacing and skin pinch in May. The best thing I ever did. My confidence had hit rock bottom with eye bags,lines,saggy skin until I met Dr Julian. He promised he could make an improvement but not to expect perfection. But he did, I could not have wished for better results. He is very professional and calming as are his whole team, including the aneasthetist. The day of surgery I was so nervous but he put my mind at rest along with the aneasthetist. I had twilight sedation but honestly don't recall anything until I woke up in the recovery room. Within 20 minutes I had left the surgery. I followed all the step by step guides to recovery to the letter and was back at work after 2 weeks. There was never any pain but lots of bruising and swelling but I just hid away for a week and could venture out during the 2nd week as long as I avoided seeing anyone I knew! The after care is fab, Dr Julian or his team are always available for any queries. The surgery is the best thing I have ever done and I would not hesitate in recommending Dr Julian or even using his services again in the future if required. Thank you so much!!
By GB82 experience of Chin Implant, neck liposuction and buccal fat removal with Dr. De Silva on Aug 3, 2017
Dr Julian De Silva is simply an outstanding surgeon, a master of his craft and a true artist. His clinic and staff are amazing. Everything from beginning to end was first class. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Julian is lovely and very approachable and sympathetic to his patients concerns and I just knew when I visited his clinic and met him that I had found my surgeon. I had a chin implant with neck liposuction followed by Buccal fat Removal. The results look amazing, so natural. The aftercare is also outstanding. Any future work on my face will be done by Dr De Silva. For me, and I'm sure many others he is the best surgeon in the UK for the face. No doubt a World leader. Thank you to Dr De Silva and all his amazing team for helping me to look and feel better. Dr De Silva cares about his patients and along with his mastery of facial surgery he is just the best. Thank you!
By Vickie, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jul 23, 2017
I went to Dr De Silva for my rhinoseptoplasty and the entire journey was faultless. Throughout the consultation period he was honest, realistic and provided morphs (which were very accurate!). On the day I was nervous but if I could go back and do it again, I would! The sedation was perfect; I slept through the procedure and woke up very comfortable at the end with literally no pain (no pain throughout whole process). The post-op checkups ran smoothly and he very kindly offered for me to go back in 6-12 months from now if I'd like. The whole team are fantastic and offer an individually tailored service to their patients. I am so happy I chose Dr De Silva and his team and recommend him to anyone looking for facial surgery. Great results, the whole process was easier than getting a filling! Thank you so much Dr De Silva and team!!
By Doctor with both surgical and anaesthetic training/experience" on Jul 13, 2017
I had cheek impants under conscious sedation a year ago: I am a doctor with both surgical and anaesthetic training/experience. The experience was positive and the outcome excellent. Dr DeSilva has sound knowledge, listens carefully, and adopts a good balance between being overly conservative and doing what is needed to obtain realistic results. Although the sedation is 'conscious', the medication used means that you remember very little, if anything, about the procedure. The procedure was painless, though, as for all surgical interventions, there is a period of recovery. Appropriate analgesia was provided to deal with this, and I made a rapid recovery. Importantly, with correctly trained professionals (as Dr DeSilva employs - see 'Sedation Solutions') conscious sedation is as safe as general anaesthesia, and without the after-effects. It is essential that patients are entirely honest about their medical history in order for proper assessment of sedation safety - so the procedure is to some extent a mutual endevour. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr DeSilva and his team.
By Jonesy1977, Eye bags treatment with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jul 9, 2017
After having radio frequency at a salon which ruined my face by stripping it of good fat I was left looking old, tired and very depressesed. The bags under my eyes bothered me so checked online for reviews as it's so difficult to trust a surgeon with your face!! Especially after being let down before. Thank god i chose the best. You get what you pay for stuck it on the credit card and went for it. Was in within 3 weeks as the fabulous staff managed to move things around to fit in with my week off work. Found everything easy, sedation was a dream I've had general before and this was much better back to feeling normal after an hour and then home to chill. Followed the after care by the book and am over the moon with my new younger face. Thank you for bringing me back to my confident self. Xxx
By Dr NB Ethnic Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jul 6, 2017
I am very happy and relieved that I had rhinoplasty under sedation with Dr De Silva approximately 2 months ago. I had disliked the shape of my nose for over 20 years. I was particularly unhappy with my side profile due to the nasal hump and how my nose drooped when smiling. This really affected my self-confidence and I was always conscious of my nose when interacting with people and when photos were taken. I wanted my nose to look more feminine and to compliment my other features as well as maintaining a natural shape. I did a lot of research online to seek out the right surgeon for me. I was looking for a surgeon that specialises in the face/rhinoplasty, had carried out many rhinoplasties with excellent feedback/reviews, natural looking results and one who was comfortable evidencing their work online. Dr De Silva fulfilled all of these criteria and so I booked my initial consultation with him. I did not book a consultation with any other surgeons as I was confident and happy with what Dr De Silva and his team had to offer. All of Dr De Silva’s team were lovely and even though I was nervous they helped to re-assure me at each stage of my rhinoplasty experience. They encouraged me to contact them if I felt concerned or worried about anything. Dr De Silva’s calm and professional nature helped to alleviate any anxieties I had. My main concern was what to expect from the final result. I communicated with Dr De Silva a number of times prior to surgery to ensure that we had a mutual understanding of what I wanted and what could be achieved. This was all agreed and understood in good time so on the day of surgery I was relaxed and happy to go ahead with the surgery. I understand that for many people the prospect of having sedation rather general anaesthetic is daunting, worrying and off-putting. Having had rhinoplasty under sedation, I can confidently say that there is no need to worry. Helpful reminders were sent to me prior to surgery to ensure I adhered to the pre-surgical instructions (such as fasting). The anaesthetist was brilliant and explained everything very clearly to me on the day. Once I was given the sedation I went straight to sleep. My surgery was approximately 2.5 hours and I did not wake up once. I did not feel anything during the surgery and I was not aware that I had been operated on. When the surgery was complete and I woke up I couldn’t believe that it was done and I was surprised at how smoothly the whole procedure went. Within half an hour of waking up I was ready to go home. I did not feel nauseous or groggy after the surgery. In light of my positive experience of sedation, I would highly recommend it. I had almost no pain following my surgery and only took one tablet of paracetamol during my first week of recovery. I had bleeding for the first two days as expected and this gradually subsided. I was quite congested and this gradually improved following cast removal. On the day of my cast removal I was very nervous. Would I be happy with the results? As soon as I saw my nose after the cast was removed, I was so happy. I couldn’t stop smiling and kept looking at the shape. I am 2 months post-surgery and I am very happy with the results and my decision to have my surgery with Dr De Silva. I have been encouraged up until now to contact the team if I have any worries or concerns. The service provided by the team from start to finish was exceptional and I would highly recommend Dr De Silva to those contemplating facial cosmetic surgery.
By Kirsty6, Laser Resurfacing and Lip implants experience with Dr. De Silva on Jul 3, 2017
Brilliant! Would recommend him to all as he's sympathetic to your needs while still respecting and being realistic about what would work (or not) for you...Great staff and great follow-up. Had conscious sedation and that was a winner. Wish all surgeons would use this this instead of GA.
By Olivia67765 Asian Rhinoplasty & Chin implant experience with Dr. De Silva on Jun 23, 2017
I had my nose and chin done about 7month ago .so happy with my results ,he got perfect bedside manner listen to my need ,and from to to bottom there were no pain at all ,I was so worried coz I'm Asian,after only thing I regret is that I didn't do it sooner
By S1lvana21, Ethnic Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Jun 19, 2017
The tailored service throughout was exemplary. Dr De Silva and his team were professional, personal and attentive. I am overjoyed with the results and would recommend to anyone seeking a fantastic result!
By Starkemillyr, Rhinoplasty review by Dr. De Silva on Jun 16, 2017
Having had no previous surgery I was nervous both for sedation and the results of the surgery. After researching different doctors in London, I was unable to find any negative reviews. I booked my surgery after the consultation, I was shown pictures of how it may look after and was convinced this was the right surgeon for me. For me the biggest concern was the sedation. Having seen previous examples of Dr Julians work I was not worried about the result. On the day of my surgery I arrived a little nervous, I am terrified of needles but the anaesthetise relaxed me. I felt a sharp prick and then felt completely relaxed. When the surgery was finished I woke up, I was hungry, I went home and was eating and had no pain at all. I had a blocked nose but by the third day I was able to breath through my nose. For me personally, the most uncomfortable thing was having the cast removed. It was not painful, but was a weird sensation that made me feel slightly clammy. The nurse was gentle and took her time and when the cast came off I was immediately happy with the results. It has been over six weeks since the surgery now, I am 100% happy with my results, I feel more confident having had the bump removed from my nose and would recommend Dr De Silva to anyone thinking of having a rhinoplasty.
By belabour, Phi-lift non-surgical facelift by Dr De Silva on Jun 9, 2017
Wonderful experience! I had the Phi Lift non invasive procedure and it went very well. I actually needed a little bit more filler in some areas so I went back and Dr De Silva took care of it quickly. The procedure is quick and relatively painless. My nerves got to me more so than any pain, but Dr De Silva was quite calming and it went very well. Highly recommend!
By KirstyGourley on Jun 6, 2017
Felt welcomed and important from the first minute. Dr de Silva is a gem and not out to maximise on your dollar - he was really instructive and empathetic to my needs, and advised against certain surgery and for others. I came out of the consultation feeling I was in great hands and that I was with someone who cared about the 'after' and not making money off me. This was important that he had my 'after-looks' in mind always. SO many nowadays will do all you ask for and often encourage you to do more than you think - not Dr de Silva. He was thorough and explanatory and I felt I couldn't go wrong. The surgery was easy and the
By Career girl, Chin implant experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Jun 5, 2017
My experience with Julian was fantastic. As many people are I guess, I was very nervous about the surgery and finding the right consultant. Julian was immediately friendly and very informative. He talked through the procedure in great detail and encouraged me to ask questions. I decided to go ahead with the chin implant surgery with Julian. Ahead of and on the day of surgery I was very well looked after by Julian and his knowledgeable team. The surgery went smoothly with very little to see by way of bruising. The swelling was fairly minimal and was expected for a few days and weeks afterwards. The aftercare was also excellent with lots of advice and the relevant medication to speed recovery. I would definitely recommend Julian to anyone considering this surgery and I am thrilled with the result.
By Aali67 Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on Jun 3, 2017
He is truly the best! I wouldn't go to anyone else!! Dr Julian De Silva is very professional. In fact, during my first consultation he had just come out of a surgery but I wouldn't have known if I hadn't actually asked. He is very soft spoken and makes you feel at ease. I knew he was the right surgeon for me for me the moment he walked in the door; I had a gut feeling. I was always conscious of my nose, how it would look from certain angles, in photographs. I always felt people were starring directly at my bulbous tip. I visited a number of different plastic surgeons from Birmingham, London and Manchester but none of them felt right. It was Dr Julian De Silva who stood out for me; his soft-spoken nature, professionalism and genuine care for the patient. Not only is he more than qualified, but he understood exactly what I wanted. I wanted an extremely natural looking results so no one could really tell I had surgery but I still wanted that subtle difference. He understood exactly what I meant and that's what he delivered. On the day of arrival I was very nervous, mainly due to my small fear of needles. I was put under twilight sedation, which was recommended. I do not remember anything from the moment I was given the injection to the moment I woke up but I was told by one of the nurses I was mumbling a little. When I woke up I felt a little light headed and a bit of discomfort but not any pain. I was given some juice to drink by one of the nurses. and mother was called in shortly after. The journey back home was roughly 4 hours and again, I felt very little pain and the same can be said for the following days. I took a few different medications that were recommended by Dr De Silva and rested. I could see the difference straight away. After 2-3 weeks, I came back to London where the cast was taken off, which again wasn't painful although, a little uncomfortable. My nose healed pretty quickly and I had minimum bruising which wasn't too visible. The staff were incredibly nice and make you feel comfortable as soon as you walk through the door. They greet you and make you feel welcomed. The follow up from the staff and Dr Julian De Silva himself is wonderful. It truly makes you feel that they genuinely care about their patients. If I was looking to get plastic surgery in the future, there is nobody else I would go to other than Dr Julian De Silva himself.
By Lookingtired41 Eyelid surgery experience with Dr. De Silva on May 29, 2017
My experience with Dr De Silva was absolutely fantastic in every way. I had quite a lot of concerns going into the surgery and had a lot of questions. I was quite nervous as I wanted to make sure we were on the same page as regards the result I wanted. Dr De Silva was very patient with me, answered all my questions in great detail and was adamant that we not move ahead with the surgery until I was totally comfortable with everything and he totally set my mind at ease. I picked Dr De Silva as from my research I believed he was the absolute best the UK had to offer and I 100% believe i made the right choice. The surgery went really smoothly, and his staff and the anaesthetist were extremely professional and friendly and made me feel completely at ease. Dr De Silva made himself very available following the surgery to make sure I was recovering well, and responded to my emails very quickly when I had any questions. All in all it was a fantastic experience and I would recommend Dr De Silva to anybody.
By Upper and Lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on May 27, 2017
Dr De Silva has now performed both upper and lower blepharoplasty surgery for me in the last 18 months so I'm able to reflect on both the short and long term effects. His skill, mastery of his craft and empathetic manner are all unparalleled. I am thrilled with the results and once again recognise myself when I look in the mirror. There was very little swelling initially and I looked so much better as soon as the bruises had faded. Over subsequent months the laser resurfacing continued to have a beneficial effect and I consider the surgery to have been supremely successful. Thank you so much to Dr De Silva and his team.
By Motemple Facelift experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on May 26, 2017
Truely delighted with my results. Excellent and life changing Julian is the most approachable and knowledgable surgeon, having spent two years meeting many His team are dedicated and there for you every step of the way . The team are easily accessible for any questions and reassurances throughout Overall rating 5 out of 5 stars
By HappyBasil posted this story about their Rhinoplasty with Dr. De Silva on May 25, 2017
I couldn't praise Dr De Silva, his skill, his manners & his ethos more highly! This percolates down right through to his entire team too. He literally takes the "plastic" out of plastic surgery, giving me extremely natural results which are subtle yet have created a huge positive impact on my life. He performed my rhinoplasty under twilight sedation & I never thought in my life that the whole procedure would be as pain free & fear free as it was under Dr De Silva's masterful hands! Without hesitation, he is THE ONE to trust!
By Winner2015 Lower Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on May 23, 2017
38 Year Old Male - Lower Blepharoplasty - Hammersmith, GB I highly recommend Dr De Silva! After consultations with several other doctors - I did not feel could perform the lower blepharoplasty surgery to the high standard I desired (both in terms of safety and aesthetics), I was highly recommended Dr De Silva by a leading U.S. surgeon. I found Dr De Silva to be level headed, calm, confident in his ability and non-pressurising in his approach - the perfect combination for the consultations and operation with him. I decided to go ahead with the lower blepharoplasty (that included fat transfer and laser resurfacing), in March 2017. I knew I was in great hands, with the team at the Hammersmith Clinic making me feel at ease before the operation and explaining everything clearly. The operation was seamless - I had twilight sedation, felt no pain and slept during the operation. I am much happier with my visual appearance now - as before the eyebags were removed, I was conscious of them and felt aged. I would highly recommend Dr De Silva to anyone considering this type of cosmetic surgery!
By nthotmail Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Julian De Silva on May 22, 2017
Excellent experience with dr de silva from start to finish- professional and reassuring putting my fears to bed with particular regard to using sedation over general anaesthetic, which I would highly recommend given my quick recovery from the procedure. I never felt dismissed or rushed when discussing any of my concerns and would certainly recommend dr de silva for anyone considering a rhinoplasty in the future
By Darling1234, Chin implant experience with Dr. De Silva on May 19, 2017
So I realised in the past few months that I had quite a receding chin. For many years I couldn't put my finger on what it was - an overbite perhaps?! SO I fixed the overbite but STILL... something was off. All I knew is that something was ruining the aesthetic of my face. Eventually..... I figured it out... and decided I wanted to do something about it. I guess I felt like anything you can change which makes you happy you should - why not?! I'm asymmetrical after all! I began my research cautiously and read a lot of reviews and decided on Dr De Silva as he had a lot of outstanding reviews - plus I live close to his office so even better. Before the consultation I was nervous and almost expecting all the reviews written about Dr. De Silva to be false! I looked around his office like a detective, almost searching for something wrong. Nope. Everything seemed normal enough. The staff were nice - it was calm and peaceful a lovely place to be really. Even so, I still felt cautious. When I met Dr. De Silva I was thinking no-one can be this nice! But seriously he is! He's just a nice guy! Calm, articulate and warm. From the whole experience and since the surgery I feel that Dr. De Silva is a meticulous, sincere, and realistic doctor with only the best intentions for you. I really believe that he cares about you as a patient and what your expectations of the surgery is. Theres no doubt about it - Dr. De Silva is the man to go to if you want NATURAL results. Subtle improvements that make you feel 10x better but subtle enough that people you know won't drop their jaws in shock at the difference! Dr. De Silva is simply not THAT kind of Doctor. Plenty of those kind of Drs in Beverly Hills if thats the look you're going for. Dr. De Silva has a very classy approach to surgery I believe, and it is about making you look as natural as possible. Its a very personalised treatment - what suits YOUR face, and what will make YOU look your best. Don't expect a "Kylie Jenner" type transformation. I really believe that Dr. De Silva is much too cautious and is all about ensuring you look like the best version of "you." Regarding the surgery, all went very smoothly - I was well informed from beginning to end. I never once felt like a duck out of water. A truly considerate team who are kind and considerate and professional. Just what you want and need! Its been around three weeks since the surgery and I feel very pleased. I knew perfection wasn't possible given the shape and structure of my face. Dr. De Silva ensured that I knew what was achievable. I feel it is over a 50% improvement, probably much more, which I am more than happy with. Thank you so much!!
By Margaret R, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on May 13, 2017
DR DE Silva. Was very understanding of what my problem I had with my nose and what I was hoping to achieve he knew and explained to me indetail what to expect &'was very honest l have found the whole procedure with my nose was amazing from beginning to end . My first consultation and second and all throughout pre op and, after care the total care was brilliant . I could not ask for more kind caring professional team. I went for sedation Anaesthesia it was just like going to sleep when l woke up it was all over with in 20 minutes I was ready to go home l had no pain & almost no bruising in fact I had no pain at all only Little twinch now & then aim very happy with my result and don't think about my nose any more . What I found helpful was Dr de silva animation video it give me that extra reassurance once I made the decision to go ahead with revision Rhinoplaesty it's been almost 3 months now I my nose keeps improving I could see straight away the difference after the operation . So I would like to say a Big thank you to Dr de silva , kind caring Anaesthesia , Kate reception , & kind nurse and the whole team fantastic Thank you Margaret R
By Fh1993, Rhinoplasty and otoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on May 12, 2017
I had a revision rhinoplasty and otoplasty with Julian late last year, the whole process went very smoothly and I'm happy with the result, I'm told it will take at least another year before all the swelling has completely dissipated. I found the sedation preferable to general aesthetic that I had with my previous operation with another surgeon. I was awake and feeling fine in about half an hour, unlike with general aesthetic where you feel groggy for a lot longer. Julian & the team were very helpful and reassuring during the recovery period, I phoned in a couple of times during the weeks following the surgery with questions and they were happy to help.
By Yelena, Lower Blepharoplasty, Laser skin resurfacing, and fat transfer on May 7, 2017
I have been troubled by the bags under my eyes since I was quite young. I remember first researching the remedies about 10 years ago. At that time, the only available option was blepharoplasty with visible incisions, which looked too scary and risky, so I gave up on the idea for a while. Throughout the years, the problem was becoming more apparent and I was often finding myself looking away, being shy or even ashamed to go out on the worst days. It was very difficult at times. I was looking at myself in the mirror or on photos and all I was seeing were my eye bags. Every time anyone would tell me that I look tired, I would immediately think about them and get upset. I was trying to mask it with makeup and tried many creams to make it better, but I knew that it wasn't the way to solve the problem; it was only a way of dealing with consequences. Last summer something clicked and I was very fed up with being so fixated on the problem and after looking at myself one unfortunate morning after a long night flight (when things were at their worst) I decided I really want to do something about it. I started researching the available procedures (there are even non-surgical ones available for mild problems) and clinics. After learning about Transconjunctival blepharoplasty I became less scared of the surgery and it looked like a much safer alternative to the traditional approach and the fact that there aren't any visible incisions made it much more appealing. Especially after I read a few horror stories about people's eye shape being affected. Then there was a period of deciding between the clinics and after reading probably a total of a hundred reviews and looking at websites, I picked Dr De Silva's clinic. It was my only choice from the beginning, because it seemed the best one in London. The reviews were very positive too, so I decided to book the initial consultation. During the consultation I spoke to the lady, who is looking after all the patients, and Dr De Silva himself. Being a reserved person, I didn't ask everything I wanted and with some questions I wasn't specific enough, so be sure to have a list with you and make sure you are persistent. Other than that, the experience was very positive and the staff is very nice, Dr De Silva is very calm and not at all pushy and he won't try to sell you the procedure, which I think is a good thing. You have to be ready for these kinds of things yourself and not be convinced by someone else. I decided to go ahead with the surgery and phoned up to book it in the next couple of days. You will need to see Dr De Silva about a month before the surgery and bring blood test results with you. These can be obtained from your GP or from a private lab. I had a few questions about these and some other paperwork and was emailing clinic and I noticed is that questions in the emails are not always answered in full and if you ask multiple things, some of them can be missed. Not sure if it was only my experience, but it happened more than once, so be prepared to ask some things twice. At the pre-op appointment I had a long session with Dr De Silva going through the operation details, including the most worrying part about possible complications. What I really liked is when I said that the list of complications looks scary, Dr De Silva just calmly said "let's go through it then" and he did, explaining every point on the list. He knew what he was talking about and that really helped me be less worried. Up until the day of my surgery I did have moments when I was nervous thinking about it, but in general I felt like I was in the right hands. When I arrived for my surgery, I had to sign a few papers and take a few measurements. Then the anesthesiologist arrived, who was also very calm and explained what will be happening in terms of sedation. They use IV sedation, which is much gentler than the traditional general anesthesia and is in a way similar to a very deep sleep. As soon as I was in the operating room, the sedation started and I fell asleep almost immediately. When I woke up I was still at the operating room and still extremely sleepy; it was close to impossible to open my eyes. I was asked how I felt and the only thing I could feel at that moment was cold:) so they put a blanket over me and took me to the recovery room. After about 15 minutes they took my mom down to see me. I felt like I was woken up in the middle of the night and felt that everything around my eyes was swollen and uncomfortable. My vision was ok, but it took effort to see properly. I was given a smoothie to top up my energy a little bit, which was very helpful, since you are not allowed to eat on the day of your surgery. In just over half an hour after the surgery I was able to go home. At home I had some food, nothing that's too hard to chew, because chewing is very uncomfortable, and went to sleep. You have to sleep on your back at a slightly elevated position, which is not very convenient but ah well, no one said it would be easy. Next two days were quite difficult in a way that the eyes felt very swollen, it was hard to look at anything for a long period of time (but my vision wasn't affected), and I was getting tired very quickly. You are also not supposed to bend too much to avoid blood rushing to your face, which was a bit of a challenge since I'm usually very active. On the night of day 3 I couldn't sleep because the area under my eyes was extremely itchy due to the skin peeling off after laser resurfacing. I used a cotton swab to clean the under-eye area, which made it much better. I was worried that my skin can have a strong reaction to resurfacing, because it is very thin and sensitive, but it was completely fine, maybe just a bit red. After day 3 swelling started to noticeably go down, but the special plasters that covered cheeks on both sides (to reduce swelling) became harder to tolerate, because the sensitivity was coming back and I could feel them stuck to my face all the time. It's not a complaint, just an observation. Also, I had to be very careful not to squint or frown too much, because that action was pulling on the canthopexy stitches and it is very painful. The most stressful part of the experience was on day 5. I was peacefully sitting at the table when I felt something like a teardrop going across my eye. I looked in the mirror and to my utter horror, it was a drop of blood. Seeing blood in my eye was one of the scariest thing ever, so I phoned the clinic and asked if I should do anything. They told me that it's probably nothing to worry about, but I should send the email with a picture just in case and Dr De Silva will get back to me as soon as he can. He replied a few hours later saying that I shouldn't be worried and it is quite normal. It hasn't happened again, but I think it will be helpful to have a bit more information on this in the post-operative instructions, as I felt that it wasn't covered enough. The other big worry I had is that my right eye looked like it has been pulled up because of the canthopexy stitch. I knew the stitch was dissolvable and the eye shape should not be altered, but I was still freaking out a bit. By day 7 I was feeling almost completely normal and was looking forward a lot to my post-op appointment, because I could feel the plasters on my skin even more and I really wanted to get them removed:) Dr De Silva took off the plasters and I finally was able to see the results. I was still a bit swollen and with a little bit of bruising (mostly yellow), but nothing catastrophic. I was very happy to say the least, even though my happiness wasn't complete by that point since the right eye was still of a weird shape. Dr De Silva reassured me that the stitch will dissolve and the eye will go back to its original position, but I have to be honest I was still worried until it actually happened on day 12. But when my eyes were symmetrical again I was completely delighted. There was some numbness under the left eye, which was gone completely after about 2 weeks. Also expect to have a lot of pills and eye drops in the first week and then eye drops only for another week. It's not a problem, but first week is pretty intense. You have to take everything at the right time, but you will be given a sheet with a table to tick off medicines as you take them, which is very helpful. I took a total of 7 days off work and went to work on day 11 after the operation, so the recovery period is very fast. Timeline: I called on the 16th of August, consultation was booked for the 12th of September, surgery was booked in for 10th of November. Conclusion: The surgery was definitely worth it and it's a great feeling finally not having to worry about something that has been troubling me for a very long time. The discomfort after surgery is nothing terrible and recovery period is fast, which I think is also down to Dr De Silva being a very skilled and experienced surgeon. I would recommend Dr De Silva to anyone considering this procedure. Good luck!
By rhinoplastygirl101, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on May 6, 2017
I have wanted rhinoplasty ever since I was a teenager and finally decided I would go for it. I was very nervous and met with a lot of plastic surgeons but after meeting Dr De Silva I was confident he understood what I wanted and would do a good job. I didn't want general anaesthic so was very pleased he uses IV sedation, before the procedure I remember lying down and in no time I was waking up and everything was finished. All the nurses and staff there are so lovely and make you feel very welcome. I am very happy with my new nose and it fits so well with the rest of my face. After seeing my results some friends have also gone to him for their rhinoplasty. Overall, I would highly recommend Dr De Silva.
By Lower eyelid experience with Dr. Julian De-Silva on May 5, 2017
I would like to thank Dr. Julian De-Silva for his Amazing skills that has made such a difference to how I look after he had removed the circles under my eyes, and I am so happy now with the results of his wonderful surgery, He was Kindness itself. His Staff are all so caring, and helpful too, and made my visit to the Clinic very pleasant indeed. I would recommend Dr. Julian De-Silva to anyone that needs help in the field he is so qualified to deal with ! They will not regret it !
By llarman facelift experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 27, 2017
One of the nicest doctors I have ever met! And I am so pleased with the work he did on my face - cannot recommend him highly enough and all of his staff. Excellent all round. And I loved the Twilight Anaesthetic.
By xxvessyxx, Rhinoplasty and chin implant experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 23, 2017
I had Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and a chin implant in January. Dr De Silva was amazing, he explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. I was nervous about the sedation as I had never had any other operations. I had watched all the videos online and researched quite a lot before making the decision. On the day, the anasthesist was very professional and made me feel very well looked after. It was a very quick procedure and before I knew it I was asleep. It was a very easy and pain free experience, it wasn't worth worrying for so many months. The sedations itself had a very calming and pleasant effect on me. When I woke up, I felt refreshed and as though I had just had a nap. I was able to get up in 10-20 minutes and then go home. Recovery was pain free as well. I had no bruising. The only discomfort was sleeping the first night on my back. I am very happy with my results and feel they have improved my life as I was always worried about people looking at my side profile as well as taking photos. Now I feel much more confident and I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Dr De Silva and his team!
By Lea7, Eyelid surgery experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 22, 2017
I have had a great experience with Dr De Silva and all his team. I was worried and nervous about my surgery but his calm approach, knowledge of every detail and assurance helped me decide and go forward with my surgery. I am very pleased with the results and the whole experience. I would recommend Dr De Silva and his team any day. They are professional and very caring.
By Freddy, Rhinoplasty after multiple traumas to nose with Dr. De Silva on Apr 17, 2017
I had an excellent experience with Dr De Silva, the consultation was great, he really took notice of exactly what I wanted. I had Rhinoplasty and a laser peel, the whole procedure was done while I was under sedation, I was up and about 20 minutes after I came round. 3 days after the procedures, apart from a cast on my nose, you wouldn't have been able to tell I'd had anything done, the cast in fact came off after 5 days because the swelling was that low that it practically fell off. I have not had any problems since the procedures and I'm very happy with the results, I would recommend Dr De Silva and his staff to anyone.
By Pennetta, fantastic experience with rhino- and otoplasty with Dr De Silva on Apr 16, 2017
Fantastic experience with Dr De Silva I had rhino- and otoplasty with Dr De Silva. From start to finish, to aftercare and the result, everything has been what I hoped for. I researched beforehand and found him very high regarded. I can see why, he is a highest-quality professional with a very professional facilities and staff.
By mjune, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 11, 2017
Couldn't have wished for a better outcome My eyelids have been bothering me for years but I never thought I would go through with surgery as I'm an awful patient. I'd done my research and been for one consultation with another Surgeon before my consultation with Dr De Silva. From the beginning of the whole process I felt totally listened to. I explained what I wanted and Dr Dr Silva and I both agreed on what would be the best procedure for me. I went for a Blepharoplasty with laser skin resurfacing. I was in the theatre at 7.30 and back home by 11am. I opted for sedation and can honestly say I don't remember a thing. I had no pain or discomfort on the day or in days to come. I took a week off work and totally rested up and took the medication that had been advised. I would highly recommended Dr Dr Silva and his team.
By Orchard123, Ethnic rhinoplasty experience, Highly recommended for Rhinoplasty (Feb 17) on Apr 9, 2017
I’m one of those people who reviews everything that I use but never leaves a review myself...but I am so happy with my experience with Dr De Silva and his team that it would be a shame not to share it. I’m a 40 year female of Indian origin whose wanted a nose reduction all my life but been too scared for two reasons; looking like someone whose had a nose job and/or not looking like myself. I have several friends and family who have had a rhinoplasty and although they may now have a ‘perfect nose’...it doesn’t look like them or they looked much better with their ‘not so perfect nose’. However, for the past couple of years now, my nose had really been bugging me...I had a large nose with an even larger bulbous tip and down the middle of my nose I had a line which was becoming more and more evident as I was getting older. I did my research and booked three consultations of which Dr De Silva was one of them. I went to my first consultation and left there thinking that I don’t want to go ahead as the consultant was talking about extensive work and also on leaving, I wasn’t too impressed with his patient in the waiting room which had very obvious signs of a nose job!! I was contemplating whether to go ahead with the other consultations and then decided to go to one more that was with Dr De Silva. The consultation was great and just what I wanted to hear... I like the fact that he’s honest on what can be achieved and believes in a ‘conservative’ look which is natural and still you. I was so happy that I booked the next available date for the operation. I had a follow up pre-op consultation for any further questions and I was given all the information. I met Stephanie whose also great...never met someone who stays so patient and smiley when bombarded with question after question...thanks Stephanie. My rhinoplasty was booked for a Monday morning in February. I had to get there for 7am... I was so nervous. I had never been to hospital for anything let alone an operation. Stephanie took me into her room and did some final checks and then gave me a garment to wear over my clothes, shoe boots and a something to cover my hair. Then about 10 mines later, the anaesthetist came into the room...another super lovely person. He talked me through everything, what he was going to do, what it would feel like etc. He really did put me at ease. This process didn’t hurt at all, the needle feels like having a blood test. I was walked into the operating theatre that just felt like another consultation room...laid down on the bed. They asked me to move up a bit and then I don’t remember anything after that. I forgot to mention that another thing that I was anxious of was the conscious sedation and I think no one can really explain it to you until you’ve experienced it. I recall during the operation that I kept lifting my legs up and asking if it was over but I wasn’t aware of anything else around me or that I was in an operating theatre or the doctor working on my nose etc...in a weird way it’s such a good experience. When you come around, you feel like you’ve had the best nap ever!! It was great, so for anyone worried about it...it’s fine, actually it’s brilliant and I would recommend it. Within 10 mins of waking up, I felt normal...I didn’t feel drowsy, disorientated...nothing, just ready to go home. And also, you’re in no pain at all. The first few days are the hardest and not because you’re in pain (unbelievably there is no pain) but the stuffiness. Sleeping is difficult and I think on top of it, I was just scared that I might bump my nose while I slept. Also, your tongue gets so dry...it’s horrible!! I took it easy for these few days and then slowly started doing things around the house. I would say by Day 3, you’re back to normal. It was so nice having the week off as you’re not ill or in pain...just get to put your feet up and chill. I had my caste taken off on Day 7...I had a read a review that this hurt so was a little nervous, however it’s a similar feeling to taking a plaster off your finger. Dr De Silva puts an injection into the tip of your nose that again I was scared off. It doesn’t hurt but it still that horrible feeling like when you have an injection but it’s over in seconds. I wasn’t too sure what I thought when the cast came off...it was a little swollen and I also had a yellowish tinge which subsided over the next couple of days. The tip of my nose also looked really upturned but I was told that this is normal and it will drop over the weeks. So...I liked my nose in the week after the cast came off but I didn’t like looking at myself. I had days where I was really upset and thinking why did I do this. I went back to work two weeks after the rhinoplasty and no-one including family noticed that I had had my nose job except one person which was good. Over the weeks, my nose just got better and better...I didn’t tape my nose for that long as I didn’t see the benefit but I’ve heard that some people swear by it. I would say that I was happy by week 3. At this point I was liking my nose more than not. Every week is an improvement. The upturned tip I mentioned above also dropped over the weeks. I had my 6-week appointment...I went ahead with the injections that I wasn’t going to have as I was scared of the pain but decided to go ahead. The improvement since these has been amazing...so definitely have them. I’m at week 8 now and wouldn’t change a thing...I love my nose and I am so thankful to Dr De Silva. He has made the smallest changes which overall has given me a natural look but still my nose and it’s still me. I’ll also add that you can’t tell what any of his patients have had done which has got to be a good thing, right?? I would sit in the reception area whilst waiting for my appointment and trying to work out what the patients going in and out have had done I would say though that the only pain of having a rhinoplasty is the emotional side especially the first few weeks...you have to be patient because it definitely gets there. But the weeks do seem like months. There is so much more detail I could go into but my review would go on forever. Definitely have a consultation with Dr De Silva...I’m 100% sure you will agree with what I’ve said above. I read many reviews prior to my operation and they all said the same but you don’t believe it until you actually experience it...all the good reviews on Dr De Silva are true...honestly. Good luck to everyone who goes ahead and thanks to all the team at the London Centre (the lovely Laura’s on Reception are great too)
By Pal, Chin Implant and Male Rhinoplasty experience with Dr. De Silva on Apr 4, 2017
“Top treatment from first consultation to last check up. Dr De Silva and the whole team are simply first rate. Made me feel calm and reassured from first meeting to final check up. I had the general feeling I was in very capable hands throughout the whole experience. I wasn’t especially nervous as everything was explained carefully. The consious sedation method (instead of aesthetic) wasn’t a big deal for me. I was asleep for the whole time and didn’t feel a thing. Wasn’t that groggy after procedure so it worked! The follow up to the procedure was pitch perfect and the written notes were very clear and helpful, with every question answered. Stephanie was a bit of a star...a wonderful reassuring manner and very practical and understanding when I had supplementary questions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr De Silva and his team. He is clearly a man at the top of his game and isn’t that’s what you want when you undergo a procedure that has such psychological element to it.
By Bass49 Facelift experience with Dr.JulianDeSilva on Apr 4, 2017
Last year I had a face and brow lift performed by Dr De Silva, who kept me informed from start to finish exactly what would happen. Dr De Silva has a very calming bedside manner which puts you at ease and I am very glad I chose him to be my surgeon and would highly recommend him.
By Sophie experience of face and neck lift surgery with Dr. Julian De Silva on Apr 1, 2017
An amazing experience and fantastic outcome. Dr De Silva is an outstanding surgeon and I am delighted with the results of the procedure he carried out on me a year ago. He gave me highly professional and appropriate advice at our initial consultation and the whole journey from then on was stress free. He has a wonderful team at The Centre and I could not have felt that I was in better hands. I cannot recommend Dr De Silva more highly and would be pleased to speak on the phone to anyone considering having the same procedure.
By jessiecat123 Experience of laser skin resurfacing, lip lift, Upper eyelid surgery with Dr De Silva on Mar 30, 2017
Excellent! Recently I had upper blepharoplasty, a lip lift and full face laser skin resurfacing. I was nervous beforehand having all three done at the same time but Dr Julian & his team are so lovely I felt at ease for the whole experience and trusted their judgement 100%. I knew I was in safe hands at all times & Dr Julian is a true artist and a genius I'm really happy with the results I wish I had it done a long time ago!
By Lucywattley79, Rhinoplasty experience with Julian De Silva on Mar 29, 2017
Dr de Silva is the best!!!! Dr De Silva is amazing. As well as his team. I thought about rhinoplasty for 20 years and am do glad he finally did the deed! Lovely natural results- he is an artist for sure. His team are all so helpful & they make you feel so at ease. The most amazing part was NO PAIN - thats right- i did not gave to take 1 painkiller after surgery...amazing!!!! You have to remember the healing takes time but i was back to myself so quickly! If you are thinking of doing it- do it...you wont regret it. Best decision i ever made. Dr de Silva is the best...my sister got hers done after me & was just as thrilled!!!!