By Revision lower face lift, neck lift and blepharoplasty on Oct 18, 2018
I am very pleased with the outcome of the surgery which I had in May this year, however my recovery was slower than for some people. Bruising resolved in 3 weeks and most of the swelling in 8 weeks, but it was another couple of months before I regained full movement in my face. That part of the recovery was a difficult time for me, but the care and support I received from Dr De Silva and the staff at the Centre was excellent. Now that everything is settling down, I can appreciate the improvements to my profile and the fact that my face is firmer and less tired. My advice to anyone undergoing similar surgery is that you should have complete confidence in the final result, but do give yourself plenty of time to recover, just in case you are one of those people who need a bit longer.
By Roz333, Experience of Rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Oct 17, 2018
Julien and his team were very friendly and professional from start to finish of my rhinoplasty experience, and couldn’t do enough to make me feel more at ease. Looking back I see that I was in the best possible hands and couldn’t be more happy with the results. For someone who has never been through a surgery before and was terrified of going under, I can’t explain enough how easy the procedure was, making you feel like you were in a nice sleep and before I knew it, it was all over and done!
By AS /Putney, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Oct 15, 2018
I had been considering eye lid surgery for many, many years. I was turning 50 and I looked and felt tired and old. I was becoming more and more conscious of how negatively my saggy, droopy, ‘old-man’ eyelids were impacting on my self-esteem. I am a qualified doctor. I know that surgery has its risks. I know a lot can go wrong and that results can never be guaranteed. Surgery is a BIG DEAL. To have surgery when it is not clinically indicated seemed reckless. On top of that, I was afraid people would know that I had had eye surgery. I didn’t want people to judge me for having had ‘plastic surgery’ so I could look amazing and youthful - I just wanted to look like me, but without the saggy eyelids. My anxieties about (i) undergoing the risks of non-essential surgery (ii) not knowing how I would look afterwards (think Bride of Wildenstein) and (iii) people judging me for having had surgery, prevented me from going under the knife for many, many years. Then I simply had had enough. I embarked on finding the best surgeon. I researched the field of plastic surgeons exhaustively and finally settled on one. She was expensive, had a brilliant academic record, excellent reviews, articles written about her and a long waiting list, so she must be good. At the appointment I stressed how anxious I was about wanting no-one to know I had had surgery. Despite the excellent credentials, there was something about her demeanour which made me feel I was simply a number in her very long list of clients. At the end of the consultation, I did not feel that she really took my concerns seriously and so did not feel confident enough to put my face/looks/future in her hands. I researched again and then found Dr De Silva. Again, great reviews, reassuringly expensive (in-line with all the other top-surgeons), long waiting list, etc. I went and never looked back. I felt he understood my primary fear which was people knowing I had had surgery. He gave me plenty of time (and I mean plenty) to answer all my questions and address my concerns. I saw his many pre- and post- surgery photos. We considered doing the lower eye-lids (his analogy -why decorate only half a room?) I asked more questions. He answered and reassured some more. By the time I left (never once feeling rushed or belittled) I knew my search was over. I was 100% confident I would get the result I wanted. To agree to have my lower lids done in the time the consultation took speaks volumes about how confident and reassured I felt in his hands. Everything from that point on was seamless. Dr de Silva’s clinic is run and managed by the most amazingly competent staff. Professional to the end – everything runs like clock-work. No question is too small or ridiculous. From start to finish I felt I was in the best of hands. The results have been nothing short of astounding. I look just like me - but 10/15 years younger. My saggy eye-lids have vanished yet my eyes have the exact same shape and look as before. There is no visible scarring. My lower eye area is just the same as it was- but now minus the bags and wrinkles. Quite remarkable. No tell-tale signs of human intervention whatsoever. I look and feel totally rejuvenated. Gone is that permanent look of exhaustion and weariness. And the best thing? Everyone says how great I look but not one person has asked/commented whether I have had surgery. If you are considering having eye-lid surgery my advice would be to use Dr De Silva. You could not be in better hands. I would not hesitate to use him again.
By Kay Smith, Rhinoplasty review with Dr Julian De Silva on Oct 11, 2018
I found Julian and his team to be friendly and helpful. I am very pleased I went ahead with the rhinoplasty procedure. I was also very impressed with the sedation technique used.
By D.W.1988. Chin Implant experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 29, 2018
Great Experience with a Natural Result. Excellent experience and fantastic staff. Everything went very smoothly and the after care was great as well. I am very happy with the natural result.I would highly recommended Dr De Silva!!Thank you again Dr De Silva
By Katie 2345, patient experience of rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 28, 2018
Outstanding surgeon! Could not recommend enough! I was so scared to undergo rhinoplasty as a young woman, but honestly was one of the best decisions I have ever made thanks to Dr De Silva. I never leave reviews, but I really must say I could not have asked for a better doctor. Highly professional service offered! Felt no pain during the whole procedure too.
By Bill, Male patient experience of Rhinoplasty after trauma with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 23, 2018
I had rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva to straighten my nose which I broke 30 years ago. I had the cast off yesterday and I must say, he’s done an excellent job. My nose is perfectly straight and he’s done it while keeping it completely natural looking. He’s a craftsman as well as being a skilled surgeon. Thank you!
By nouniii4, Rhinoplasty Review with Dr De Silva on Sep 22, 2018
Awesome Doctor, Flawless Nose. Had a rhinoplasty with dr de Silva 2 months ago. Although Part of the swelling is still there, my nose is honestly flawless! I am so in love with it, I regret not doing it earlier. The recovery was super smooth I actually returned to work the day after (some bruising but they gave me concealer and that was it). It looks so natural and the twilight aneastesia was amazing! I highly recommend him and I will be going back to him for sure for when I need more facial work to be done.
By New_View, Chin Implant review of Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 17, 2018
Great Experience with a Natural Result 16 Sep 2018 2 months post Dr De Silva was very caring and explained the procedure thoroughly. During my consultation and pre surgery appointment he addressed any concerns and answered any questions I had. I was provided with lots of information on aftercare and anaesthesia which put me at ease. Overall the experience was very pleasant and I would recommend this surgeon to anyone seeking natural looking cosmetic surgery.
By Egg1605, Otoplasty & Revision Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Sep 9, 2018
I did a lot of research before I decided to get Otoplasty and revision Rhinoplasty done with Doctor Julian and I couldn't be happier that I went with Doctor Julian! He is extremely knowledgable and easy to talk to, you can tell from the beginnig that he will do an outstanding job if he agrees to do it. I told him exactly what I wanted to achieve and he delivered exactly just that and much more. I would highly recommend Doctor Julian as I believe that plastic surgery if done well will stay with you for life. I had two massive procedures done which completely changed the way I look but people can't even tell, they just think I look different but can't quite pin point what has changed, that's how natural his work is. Thanks again Doctor Julian.
By RhinoplastyJune2018, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Sep 2, 2018
After several years of contemplating and a lot of research I finally decided to brave Rhinoplasty surgery in June 2018. I am very happy with the results. It looks very natural and when I returned to work after 2 weeks no one (including my parents, close family members or work colleagues) could tell. For me the results were just what I wanted. The entire procedure was painless and swelling was minimal at the end of the 2 weeks. The cast was the only minor annoyance and being unable to exercise for 3 weeks. The video diaries, nursing staff and app that guide you through the process make it very stress free. My only regret was waiting so long to have it done!
By Scalps, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Aug 18, 2018
Excellent service and fantastic staff. My operation went so smoothly. I had not suffered any pain which when I think about it I am still amazed. Extremely happy of my result. Dr De Silva is a true master at his craft. I would highly recommended Dr De Silva.
By Paddymax, Experience with septoplasty and rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Aug 15, 2018
I have been wanting this procedure for many years and finally plucked up the courage to find a surgeon and go ahead. Our search lead us to Dr Julian De Silva. He was very calm, empathetic, knowledgeable, gentle and friendly. After the initial consultation I knew I had found my surgeon and I would be in good hands. His support staff were excellent too, answering any questions I had and were very reassuring. I was advised by Dr De Silva to have the procedure under sedation and not a general anaesthetic. The anaesthetist was excellent. I remember nothing about the procedure, felt no pain or discomfort. I could not believe I was walking out of the practice having had Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty in the space of a four hour period. I was elated the event ran so smoothly. I followed his post operation care with pain relief at regular intervals and expected to be in hiding for 3 weeks, but returned to work after 2 weeks. I am so happy with my result, the care I received from Dr De Silva and his fabulous team. I WISH I'D HAD THIS PROCEDURE YEARS AGO!!!
By Beth M, One week after nose job with Dr Julian De Silva on Aug 10, 2018
I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty 1 week ago with Dr Julian De Silva. I had a wide nose with bulbous tip which I wasn’t happy with for over 10 years. I spent years reviewing different surgeons and after all the positive feedback I read and excellent before and after pictures I booked in a consultation with him. We discussed what I wanted to achieve and went through different pictures that I liked, the next day I put down my deposit! 1 week after surgery and I am so happy with my results already, I now have a defined womanly nose yay! and I still have a long way to go in terms of swelling but I’m extremely happy so far. All of the team have been great, they called me throughout my first week after surgery to check how I was doing which I thought was lovely and they’re contactable at any time of the day even out of office hours. I honestly couldn’t be happier, money well spent. Thank You!! :)
By Biggles69, Revision Rhinoplasty review with Dr De Silva, 3months post. on Aug 7, 2018
Extremely Happy with my Experience with Dr De Silva I was a little apprehensive as I needed revision Rhinoplasty, which I had read was a lot more challenging than first time Rhinoplasty for Surgeons. Dr De Silva had a very high rating as one of the best surgeons for my situation and that was the reason I decided to have a consultation with him. Dr De Silva really listened and paid great attention to my concerns and what I wanted. He was extremely thorough examining me, and then was able to give me a detailed analysis of what I could expect explaining it in terms I could easily understand. I am extremely happy with the result (now three months post op) of my revision Rhinoplasty. He did advise it was a challenging operation and took several hours to complete the surgery, and it is obvious he was meticulous in attaining the best result possible for me, as i am extremely happy with the result. Not only is Dr De Silva a highly skilled Surgeon, but is an extremely lovely and down to earth gentleman who was always happy to answer and explain any questions I had. I am so happy I chose Dr De Silva to do my Rhinoplasty and highly recommend anyone considering surgery to book an appointment to see for yourself.
By david_88, Chin implant experience with Dr De Silva on Aug 6, 2018
Fantastic Experience, Highly Recommended Leading Specialist Surgeon in His Field. Dr De Silva is a true professional in every sense of the word. I came to him in early 2017 to discuss the possibility of undergoing chin augmentation (chin implant) surgery after spending countless hours online doing research about the procedure and who is the 'go-to' individual for it in London. It became evident quite quickly that Dr De Silva is the no1 specialist in his field when it comes to cosmetic surgery on the face. Most people, like myself, have visited Dr De Silva over the years to slightly alter or change something about their appearance that has bothered them for quite some time, in my case it was my chin which sat quite far back compared to my mouth and nose (ideally they should all be lined up when looking side on). From the initial consultation where Dr De Silva talked me through the procedure, what it entailed, the outcome I could expect and the recovery time, all the way through to the day of surgery and post-op follow up, his service was nothing short of outstanding. It's obvious when he speaks that he's been doing this for a very long time and i felt very safe in his care. I can't recommend him and his entire staff highly enough, even if you aren't sure, go and have a chat with him about whatever concerns you regarding your appearance and he will provide sound advice.
By Dr.London, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Aug 2, 2018
I am very pleased with the care I received from Dr De Silva for an open rhinoplasty. I had gone into the consultation quite well informed having spoken to people who had had the procedure themselves, reading about it extensively and also as a doctor myself I was probably more aware than the average patient. I asked a lot of questions and Dr De Silva was very comprehensive, patient and competent. He has an excellent bedside manner and a very amicable demeanour, putting me fully at ease. The procedure was carried out under sedation anaesthesia - I wholly recommend this for the short recovery time (day case!), almost no side effects and conscious sedation aspect. Dr De Silva personally called me on the day of my procedure to check how I was getting along and his nursing team followed up regularly. One week later the removal of the cast and stitches and injection to minimise swelling all happened very smoothly. 3 months on I am very happy with my results! Dr De Silva delivered exactly what I wanted as I was very specific about my desired outcome and I couldn't be more grateful. I would highly recommend him to others, not only for his excellent surgical skill, but also kindness, calm approach and professionalism.
By Cerys18, Facelift and neck lift surgery with Dr De Silva on Jul 30, 2018
I had face and neck lift. The whole experience was professional and reassuring. I would like to thank Dr De Silva and all his staff for their expertise and care. People say I look 10yrs younger. Result! Thank you.
By Greg, Male Rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jul 28, 2018
I was a little apprehensive as I needed revision Rhinoplasty, which I had read was a lot more challenging than first time Rhinoplasty for Surgeons. Dr De Silva had a very high rating as one of the best surgeons for my situation and that was the reason I decided to have a consultation with him. Dr De Silva really listened and paid great attention to my concerns and what I wanted. He was extremely thorough examining me, and then was able to give me a detailed analysis of what I could expect explaining it in terms I could easily understand. I am extremely happy with the result (now three months post op) of my revision Rhinoplasty. He did advise it was a challenging operation and took several hours to complete the surgery, and it is obvious he was meticulous in attaining the best result possible for me, as i am extremely happy with the result. Not only is Dr De Silva a highly skilled Surgeon, but is an extremely lovely and down to earth gentleman who was always happy to answer and explain any questions I had. I am so happy I chose Dr De silva to do my Rhinoplasty and highly recommend anyone considering surgery to book an appointment to see for yourself.
By Prakash, Ethnic Rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jul 23, 2018
Excellent service and fantastic staff. My operation in March 2018 went so smoothly. I had not suffered any pain which when I think about it I am still amazed. Extremely happy of my result. Dr De Silva is a true master at his craft. I would highly recommended Dr De Silva. Thank you once again Dr De Silva Best regards Prakash
By MB, Ethnic Rhinoplasty & Chin implant experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Jul 18, 2018
Hi Everyone, Earlier in May this year I received cosmetic surgery at The Centre for Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery I received nose re-shaping and chin implant which was performed by Dr Julian De Silva. Naturally, I was very apprehensive about the perceived pain and also, being from a minority group the possibility of scaring after surgery. However, from the initial consultation I received a high amount of information about the process and an assurance of the high level of aftercare that I would receive post the operation. This part of my experience was delivered by very caring; informative and considerate staff, which were always prepared to answer questions at any time, even up to the moment of the surgery. After the surgery, not only was I surprised that there was ‘virtually no pain’ but also, I was amazed with the results. So, I would like to say that my overall experience was amazing in terms of; the high level of information received, also, in terms of the knowledgeable expertise and skill delivered by my surgeon Dr Julian De Silva which, was supported with care and consideration from all the staff members of his organisation. Finally, I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr Julian De Silva and his team to anyone that is considering cosmetic surgery. Fantastic! MB (Nottingham)
By Chris_30, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jul 11, 2018
From my initial consultation with Dr De Silva, I knew I had chosen a world class surgeon who truly cared about helping me achieve my desired cosmetic outcome. I came to Julian looking to have a rhinoplasty procedure and was impressed with his strong emphasis on being able to provide me with a very natural improvement. The entire team were always there if I had a query or was worried about something pre and post-surgery, which made the journey more comforting knowing they were only a phone call away. As for the surgery itself, it was completely painless and was over in what felt like a blink of an eye. Being one year post surgery, I love the final result! If I do choose to have any other cosmetic procedure done in the future I will definitely not be wasting my time looking anywhere else and it’s nice to know Julian and his team will always be there.
By Abcdef_rhino, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jul 9, 2018
I had an open rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva in late 2017. My journey was not the smoothest. I experienced unpleasant symptoms in the first 24 hours after surgery (including fainting and nausea), however Dr De Silva and his team were very calm, caring and reassuring. Reactions to surgery vary from person to person. I found the process emotional. The moment that the cast was removed was a shock and although I was prepared for swelling, it was difficult to imagine how my face would look swollen. Fast forward and I am happy with the results so far. My nose is more proportionate to my other features and looks very natural.
By mwood88, Blepharoplasty surgery with Dr De Silva on Jul 8, 2018
I would like to start by saying what a gentleman Dr De Silva is, he has a fantastic bedside manner he explains everything in full and I felt very comfortable in asking about my concerns. I am so pleased with my outcome, I had been looking at this for about three years before I finally decided to go ahead, that tired look has completely gone and seems to be getting better all the time. The procedure was great and the sedation was amazing. I would like to recommend Dr de Silva and his team highly if you are thinking iof it go ahead you will not regret it thank you again.
By arcs2018, Patient experience of Blepharoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jul 3, 2018
Dr De Silva is a very rare kind of surgeon and one I didn't expect to find! A gentleman with amazing skill, vision and integrity plus he really listens to what you are hoping to achieve. He then explains what is possible, and everything that is linked to any procedures, as his care and attention to detail is outstanding. The team and aftercare is second to none, my recovery was smooth and my results very natural. I can't find the words to recommended Dr De Silva highly enough.
By Chris, Rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva on Jul 2, 2018
Extremely Happy with the Results 3 months post. I had considered rhinoplasty surgery for many years due to an over-projecting and asymmetrical nose. During more recent research I came across incredibly reassuring recommendations for Dr De Silva and felt for the first time the confidence to move forward with my decision. The consultation was very thorough ensuring that the procedure was right for me, and on the day despite being very nervous everything went extremely smoothly. The sedation anaesthesia was just like falling asleep and the next thing I remember was waking up afterwards feeling fine - no drowsiness or pain and I was soon on on my way home to rest. Both the pre and post care were superb and the professionalism throughout was excellent, Dr De Silva and his team were always so welcoming, supportive and re-assuring. I am extremely happy with the improved and natural looking results and would not hesitate to recommend Dr De Silva to anybody else considering facial cosmetic surgery.
By Janet, Upper and lower eyelid surgery with Dr Julian De Silva on Jun 27, 2018
I would have no hesitation in recommending Dr.Julian De Silva. After a lot of research I decided that he was the best surgeon to go to for upper and lower eye lid surgery. I felt totally at ease from the minute I met him at my consultation. He is a perfectionist with a calm and pleasant manner. All the staff were really friendly and I felt totally relaxed throughout the whole procedure. I had twilight sedation which was great, it was like having a really good nights sleep. I had no pain at all and after a week I went back to work. I had my final check up recently and all is well. The results are excellent and i can honestly say that it was money well spent.
By Francesejordan64, Facelift & neck lift experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 26, 2018
In dec 2016 dr de silva gave me a neck and chin lift, having researched many surgeons and had 3 different consultations I choose him, although he was the furthest away from where I lived! He is the most kind caring person who is so passionate about his work, the fact that he is interested in art and sculpture flows with the work he does! His team are amazing and made the whole experience exciting! I was never frightened or nervous! The after care was as consistent. I could have had this procedure elsewhere for half the price but would never consider this as dr de silva and his team are by far, superior, my surgery results are amazing and my scars are so small and concealed you would never know! I would like to thank everyone involved in my procedure whole heartedly!!! fJ
By Janman66, Eyelid surgery experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 21, 2018
I had been researching eye lid surgeons for over a year and due to excellent reviews I decided to have a consultation with Dr De Silva. From my initial visit to the Hammersmith clinic I knew I had made the correct decision. Dr De Silva has a very calm and relaxed manner and explained everything I needed to know before I made the decision to go ahead with the surgery.
By Kelly, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva. Most Appropriate Surgeon for Me Who Exceeded my Surgical Expectations. on Jun 15, 2018
I have always felt self-conscious about my nose and decided to have a rhinoplasty and septoplasty in late 2017. I spent a long time researching the procedure and associated risks and benefits, to ensure that I was fully aware of what could be achieved and what my expectations were around what I would look like. Working in the health profession myself and a NHS hospital which specialised in plastic surgery (including facial) I sought advice and consultation from a number of surgeons who were able to do this procedure. A part of my research I found Dr Julian De Silva and booked a consultant. During my initial consultation, Dr De Silva was able to help my articulate what I did not like about my nose. I compare this to other consultations in which I was asked to describe how I didn’t like my nose, which I could only answer as “I just don’t like it”. This aspect is very important, as it allows you to formulate realistic expectations around the outcome of your surgery.This is particularly important as your nose is in the centre of your face. Based on these discussions I booked my surgery with Dr De Silva in early 2018. Dr De Silva fully briefed me on the sedation anaesthesia during my pre-surgical appointments. The thought of being sedated and ultimately asleep is a little daunting and not the conventional anaesthetic technique used in the UK. However, it is far better from a patient perspective, both in terms of downtime (you won’t feel as groggy as you would under a general anaesthetic) and patient experience (you’ll be home the same day rather than having to stay overnight). Of course I was naturally apprehensive about the procedure and the sedation, which is only natural. The day of the surgery was very smooth and the team were able to calm my nerves before surgery. There is always a moment while traveling to the centre when you wonder whether you are doing the right thing – but do not hesitate to have this procedure with Dr De Silva and his team. The anaesthetist was fantastic and able to calm by nerves around the sedation and Dr De Silva was able to answer any last minute questions and have a final run through of the procedure. Once sedated, the procedure felt to be very quick and I woke up after 2.5 hours. I felt like I had woken up from a deep sleep, and experienced no pain in my face and only minimal bruising. After my post surgery checks, I was home in a few hours and was eating (a little bit of a challenge) and drinking. Over the next week, before the case was removed, I was eating, drinking, reading and watching movies. No pain was experienced at any point during this period, only awkwardness in facial movements (due to trauma) which subsides over a few weeks. I was laughing and smiling day 2 post surgery, so things were certainly not that bad! Once the cast was removed I could already see a dramatic improvement in the way I looked. I was so happy with the result and as the weeks passed the result continued to be more defined and improved. I am now, almost three months post-op and could not be happier with the result, also knowing that there is still swelling which needs to reside and the result will continue to improve. Throughout this journey I maintained a positive mind-set which benefitted me both pre and post-surgery. Positivity helped me be confident in my decision to have the procedure and the surgeon I had chosen. In addition, I believe it helped me to heal quicker and get back to a normal life where I could enjoy my new nose. Having a rhinoplasty and septoplasty with Dr De Silva and his team was the best decision I ever made - and I would like to thank the whole team for making it the most positive experience. I had chosen the most appropriate surgeon for me who exceeded my surgical expectations. Kelly
By Mange tout experience of lower blepharoplasty surgery with Dr De Silva on Jun 15, 2018
Excellent Experience and Great Results! Having researched many consultants for eye-bag surgery I found many positive reviews for Dr Julian DeSilva. There was plenty of information, pictures, videos and testimonials I was able to review prior to me choosing my surgeon. My consultation was very professional and I felt very reassured and at ease with Dr DeSilva. I was especially scared of undergoing surgery under sedation and was reassured by all the staff at Dr DeSilva's clinic. I even had the opportunity to speak to the anesthetist who explained the process and eased any anxiety I had prior to the surgery. From pre-op to the day of the surgery and post-op, Dr DeSilva and his staff were very professional, friendly and I would say made a great difference in my experience. I am very happy with my results and would highly recommend Dr DeSilva to anyone considering eye-bags treatment!
By 65676, Lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 13, 2018
Natural-looking Outcomes. Dr De Silva has a reassuring gentle manner clearly backed up with an extremely high degree of knowledge. He gives realistic and bespoke opinion on your own particular need. My own surgery achieved everything I wanted and in a way that doesn’t make me look like I’ve ‘had something done’, which was exactly the desired outcome.
By incognito, Upper Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jun 12, 2018
From my first consultation with Dr de Silva, he put me at ease and I felt entirely confident that he was an outstanding plastic surgeon. His manner was consistently calm, patient and professional, but without lacking warmth. I had upper blepharoplasty and was conscious that I needed to be exceptionally careful about choosing a surgeon to operate on such a delicate and vital area. I was absurdly nervous, to the point that I fainted preparing for surgery, and sweated so much the canula plasters wouldn't stick to my skin. But Dr de Silva and his team remained unflustered and dealt with the unexpected events with the utmost professionalism. I followed the post operative instructions carefully and recovery itself was quicker than I expected, and though I looked pretty awful for about a week, I didn't need any pain relief. The worst symptom was watering eyes at night, which stopped after about three or four weeks and didn't interfere with my daily life. I am delighted with the results, most people simply don't realise I've had any work done, it looks so natural. I am so pleased I did my research and chose Dr de Silva. I wouldn't consult anyone else for future facial surgery.
By anonymous.666, Ethnic Rhinoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Jun 8, 2018
Initially, I was nervous to meet Dr De Silva as I thought he would be arrogant because he is so famous! My worries flew out the window when he spoke to me with such calmness, making me feel comfortable every time I met him. I found that there was no need to worry or be too specific with what I wanted changing, because he seemed to understand without much explanation, and I trusted him to ensure that my results would look natural. His staff, including receptionists, nurses and his anaesthetist, were as lovely as him - I never felt uncomfortable and my questions were always answered to my satisfaction. The most important factor when allowing someone to conduct surgical procedures on you is trust, that they know what they are doing, and understand what you want - these two conditions were satisfied with Dr De Silva. After the surgery, everything I experienced (bleeding for a few days, swelling, bruising, pain) was either exactly or less than expected. I followed my prescribed regimen of medicines and I am sure this had a large role to play in how smoothly my recovery process went. I did actually stop taking the pain killers after two or three days, and didn't take the anti-acid at all. One thing I want to mention explicitly is that people are scared that they will bruise a lot. This comes down to medications but more so to the skill of your surgeon. I had very minimal bruising - for 48 hours it looked like I had worn a bit of purple eyeshadow in the corners of my eyelids - that was it! I would recommend that you take three weeks off work, instead of two. You need time to adjust and accept your new self-image. In the third week, test the waters with your family and close friends. This will help you to get back into the swing of things. I cannot recommend Dr De Silva more. He made such a life-changing experience as smooth as it could have been, and the results are amazing. It is because of his expertise that I no longer hate looking at myself in the mirror, and that most people did not even notice the change (despite it being significant), because he did such a great job.
By Anonymous, Rhinoplasty and Chin implant surgery with Dr Julian De Silva on Jun 3, 2018
I came to doctor Dr. Julian with the idea to change the tip of my nose but He advised me to balance the lower part of my face and to have chin implant surgery . I didn’t know if it would work, or whether I would like the look of my face afterwards. I just trusted his as His speciality is to keep things looking as natural as possible . I am almost fully recovered now but I can’t help but keep looking at my new chin which feels a natural part of me and at the same time fills me with me joy . I’m so glad I did it !
By JW, Lower eyelid surgery experience Dr De Silva on May 28, 2018
"I had lower eyelid surgery with Dr De Silva 7 weeks ago and am already delighted with results! I had fat removed from under eyes and Laser for improving skintone. I look a lot less tired and have a better contour to cheek and eye area. I had surgery previously with same doctor so I would only consider going back too him. I was very impressed with Dr De Silva knowledge, expertise and up to date techniques in all procedures for the face. His team of staff and anesthetist are highly qualified which instills you with the confidence you need if you go ahead with the procedure, as I did."
By ali2203, Rhinoplasty revision patient experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 27, 2018
In February I had a revision rhinoplasty with dr Julian de silva as the surgeon I went with 9 years ago left me with results that I have never been happy with. I chose to have it done under sadation rather than general anaesthetic and I’m so glad I did as the benefits I feel are a lot better. I didn’t have anywhere near as much groggyness after the surgery had finished compared to my previous rhinoplasty with a different surgeon under general. With the sadation I was feeling pretty good by the time I arrived home which is 1 1/2 hours from the practice of which I was discharged within an hour of coming out of surgery. I would thoroughly recommend sadation to anyone especially as I have had experience with both sadation and general aneschetic. Dr Julian was so lovely, calm, easy to talk to and I still can’t believe how talented he is, he seems to see the face in a different way to the rest of us. Dr Julian and his team were realistic and honest from the first consultation telling me what could be done with my nose as revision rhinoplasty is more complex than the first time round. The results dr Julian has given me had made me so happy and so much more confident in myself. His team are amazing and make you feel so comfortable at every point. I would whole heartedly recommend dr Julian de silva as I couldn’t be more happy with the results he has given me and how pleasant he and his team made the whole process.
By DaisyLon, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 22, 2018
I had Rhinoplasty with Dr Julian 7 months ago and I couldn’t be happier! I specifically chose Dr de Silva as he is one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in London who will give you a completely natural look. He is incredibly skilled and has a real gift for natural plastic surgery. His team were excellent and the whole thing was totally pain free (literally) from start to finish. I can not recommend him enough and am so glad I made the right decision by choosing Dr de Silva.
By EMar, Upper & lower blepharoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on May 21, 2018
I totally recommend Dr.Julian De Silva. After researching long and hard I finally found the surgeon that I felt safe with. He is knowledgeable, calm, confident, honest and realistic in his approach. I had upper eye surgery and laser, and brow lift. Two months after the op and I am so happy with the results. With his staff they all make a great team. Totally brilliant, would not go anywhere else. 5 ***** service.
By Eva, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on May 19, 2018
I had rhinoplasty 3 months ago and am very pleased with the result and overall experience. Dr De Silva was honest with regards to expectations and understood that I wanted a natural result. He is very approachable and I felt reassured in his care. The team including nurses and the anaesthetist were lovely throughout. The recovery was easy and I experienced next to no pain. I am really happy with my nose at this stage, Dr De Silva has managed to achieve a subtle yet significant improvement. I would not hesitate to recommend Julian De Silva and his team to anyone considering surgery. I could not have wished for a better experience.
By AD, Blepharoplasty Experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Apr 30, 2018
Eyelid Surgery. Incredible results. Be warned; initially you will look very bruised and swollen - more so than you can imagine. But after three weeks you’ll be pretty much back to normal and a little discomfort and swelling is definitely a price worth paying. I unhesitatingly recommend Julian de Silva and his practice.
By HamiltonW5, Facelift, neck lift with customised fat transfer with Dr De Silva on Apr 20, 2018
I had a lower face, neck and upper eye lift and I am thrilled with the results. I found the first couple of weeks uncomfortable and I was quite bruised and swollen. I started to feel much happier after about three weeks. It is now 14 weeks after the surgery and I am still numb in a few areas but healing nicely. It was a 7 hour operation under sedation but I don't remember anything and felt quite normal afterwards. In week 3 I had a couple of manual lymphatic massages to my neck and face and I found this helped a lot with reducing the swelling and movement in my neck. It is not a decision to be taken lightly but I can honestly say I have no regrets and now feel much more confident about myself and look 10 years younger.
By Catloveranon, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 10, 2018
Really pleased with the results of rhinoplasty with Dr. Julian and his team. Being only 19, I was initially nervous about the idea of sedation and the safety of the procedure. This team was very good at explaining and reassuring me at every appointment, and I found the surgery much easier than I had expected. The sedative process was quick, like falling asleep, and I felt no discomfort (I had never been under any sedation before, but despite my initial anxiety this was not unpleasant and really easy). I was very pleased with the care taken in the preliminary appointments through to post-op. Recovery passed relatively quickly, and though this was the most unpleasant part of the experience, I was again surprised that it was easy endurable, only mildly discomforting, and passed quickly. I am very pleased with the results 5 months on! I feel much more comfortable in my own skin and feel glad I chose Dr De Silva and his team to achieve a natural looking result.
By Democritus, Asian Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 9, 2018
I'm 24, Asian and born with hidden double eyelids that essentially looked like single monolids. Due to the excessive fat on my eyelids, my eyes frequently appeared very heavy, puffy and tired looking when caught unaware or when not actively raising my eyebrows to look more awake. I've been thinking about getting Asian upper blepharoplasty for years now and conducted a lot of research for both London-based doctors and in Asia (Korea, for example). The outcome I wanted was to have very natural looking double eyelids that would help me stop looking tired, but I was also very keen to get a doctor who was ethical, tailored his approaches to the individual patient and would be available for aftercare in case of unforeseen problems, and so for these reasons I didn't look extensively to Asia for the surgery even though it is so widely done there. Researching Asian upper eyelid surgery in London, Dr De Silva comes up again and again. What I liked was that all the reviews on the websites talked about his kind and attentive personality and that he really cared about subtly improving a person's individual appearance rather than simply making cookie cutter double eyelids. So I decided to schedule an appointment - and from beginning to end, Dr De Silva and his staff have been nothing but extremely friendly, professional and helpful, replying promptly to emails and phone calls and making me feel comfortable at every appointment. I thought I might have ptosis due to my drooping eyelids but Dr De Silva took care to examine them and assured me it was simply the fat that was making them droop. I was convinced after my appointment with Dr De Silva that he was the doctor for me, so I decided to schedule my surgery. Besides his excellent beside manner and his great staff, other things that made the entire experience fantastic was that I was given a big booklet with all these printouts as to exactly what to do before and after the surgery, what medications to take, what exercises I could do - any query you had, the information provided answered it. I was particularly impressed by Dr De Silva's app which provides further detail along the entire time line of the surgery and links you to many videos of his former patients explaining their own recovery process. The day of the surgery came quickly and was basically everything you would hope a surgery could be: painless, quick and with excellent care. Both Dr De Silva and his anesthesiologist came to see me individually beforehand. The anesthesiologist explained exactly what he was going to do, what drugs he was going to give me, basically a whole rundown so that I knew what was going to happen and wouldn't be nervous. I felt very confident because the procedure was done under twilight anesthesia, which essentially meant I was out like a light (whilst technically still being awake) and I only remember coming to after the surgery. I thought I had woken up during, and was surprised it had finished! I was shivering a lot after which is quite normal I am told, and brought to a small room afterwards with a blanket and what felt like a small warm hoover so I could warm up. Looking in the mirror immediately post surgery, my eyes were huge and swollen, but the swelling really came on the second day after the surgery and my eyes looked very bruised and tender and there was a little bleeding, which was totally normal. One of the eyes did hurt a little when blinking but that slowly went away, and by two weeks my swelling had gone down to the point where I looked relatively normal, although I already went out for dinner at the 5 day mark. I went on an international flight at the two week mark and there weren't any issues. The biggest thing was having to continually ice my eyes for the first week or two. It was difficult to tell how my eyes were going to settle for the first month or so, but at 3-4 months post-office now I can confidently say that my eyes look fantastic. The eyelids are very natural, not huge and doll like and instead look like I was born with them. There is still scarring which is slowly fading but I have realistic expectations with that. Mostly nobody noticed I got surgery - which is exactly what I wanted. I don't think about my eyes anymore - they no longer bother me, they feel lighter and less heavy and my eyelashes have been brought out rather than pointing down so they no longer poke me in the eyes, and best of all, I no longer look tired or despondent unless i actually am. The entire experience with Dr De Silva has been nothing but fantastic. Initially I was a little nervous because Asian upper blepharoplasty is quite different from regular blepharoplasty, but not only are the aesthetic results natural and fitting for my face, but I also received the best care and twilight anesthesia means I have zero trauma from the surgery unlike many horror stories that I've heard and read about. Dr De Silva is one of those rare kind of doctors that have it all - skill and an ability to listen to and work with his patients to create the most natural and desired result, which is all anyone can ask for.
By amourCH, Revision facelift & neck lift experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Apr 8, 2018
Having a Corset Plastymaplasty Neck Lift performed by Dr Julian De Silva and his team was a magical experience! From the first time I met Dr De Silva explaining the whole procedure to me, everything regarding pre and post operation, answering all of my questions, I felt confident, lost all fear, entirely trusted him and could not wait for the big day! I was also really reassured by all the written documentation handed, where all questions and facts regarding each step were clearly explained. The procedure was performed under Conscious Sedation which at first anguished me. However, after the Anaethaetist explained to me that recovery time would be greatly reduced, that I would be walking to the operating theatre and walking back straight after all was over, I was pleased about this new coming experience! Afterwards, I was happily surprised that my face and neck were not bruised at all, swelling was there, which I was expecting. The results are beyond my expectations! I have regained confidence in my personal life and professional carreer! To everyone considering having a neck lift, please do not hesitate! Every day looking in the mirror, I bless Dr De Silva and his team for the results: naturel look, square jaw and a rejuvenated me!
By Ethnic Rhinoplasty, Experience with Dr De Silva on Apr 1, 2018
This has been the biggest decision of my life thus far and I can not be happier that I decided right by choosing Dr De Silva as my surgeon. He knew how important this was for me and made the whole journey very pleasant. He listened to what I wanted and he gave me honest, constructive advice and I can not be any happier with the results. His team always checked in with me before and after the surgery and it made a real difference; I felt cared for. Dr De Silva explained everything to me prior to the surgery so, during the aftercare, there were no surprises. I felt no pain after the surgery, there was just the general soreness is I touched my nose but that is expected. I followed his advice and was able to go back to work shortly after. The best part is, no one at work had even noticed I had anything done. But as Dr De Silva says, people do not have a photographic memory and he was right. A few months in and the results keep getting better, I have recommended the great doctor to my family and friends. I feel more confident than I have ever been and it's all thanks to him.
By Mabi Rossi, Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Mar 29, 2018
Perfect results and flawless care! New to cosmetic surgery and somewhat apprehensive to start with but the care, patience, professionalism of Dr De Silva and his team took away any concerns. I am so pleased with the results that have for sure exceeded my expectations as well as the overall experience.
By Bodyluxe, Ethnic upper and lower blepharoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 21, 2018
I had upper and lower eyelid surgery with Dr Julian De Silva. I am in my late fifties and my upper eyelids were beginning to droop and crepe while my lower eyes were puffy permanently in spite of my diligent use of eye creams. I also had the misfortune to have, (as Dr Julian noted during my consultation), something called malar bags and a skin type prone to scarring. To my utter relief and great joy Dr Julian was able to negotiate all these issues successfully to produce spectacular results. The results were so natural that even my husband and children could not detect, they said I just looked rested and refreshed. The surgery itself went smoothly I had absolutely no discomfort and healed practically within 2 weeks with bruising and swelling disappearing significantly by the end of my 3rd week. A word about Dr De Silva's pre-op consultation , which I have to say is nothing short of impressive. He listened to me carefully and was detailed and very meticulous in his preparations and explanations. I could see he was extremely knowledgeable and combined with his artistic talent this allayed my nervousness giving me the confidence that he would have not only the medical knowledge but equally importantly, the aesthetic ability to subtly give me the appearance I wanted. Dr Julian's general patient care and especially aftercare is excellent, you have the impression that he's rooting for you and is using all means possible to make you happy. His staff are also friendly and accommodating. All in all I found it a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend Dr Julian De Silva - He's a miracle worker!
By Marinela, Rhinoplasty Experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 20, 2018
After years of researching for the best surgeon, I found Dr De Silva and from the first appointment I felt 100% sure that I wanted to proceed with my surgerie. Dr. Da Silva explained everything to me and was very confident and honest regarding the results I will have after the surgery. I was nervous about having sedation instead of general anaesthesia, but after my experience, I would never chose general anaesthesia. I was calm, feeling really good, no pain at all and when the surgery was over, I walked alone and took a selfie straight away! Just cannot emphasise how good I felt! No real bruising or massive swelling either and the most important is that I did not even took one painkiller after my surgery. At this point it's been 8 weeks since the surgery and I am over the moon with the results and my confidence has gone over the roof! Just wish I met Dr. Da Silva before :) All and all, I recommend Dr De Silva 100% ! Best wishes, Marinela
By Barton B5, Facelift & Neck lift experience with fat transfer with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
I am 59 years old and felt I look tired and haggard for my age. I had a facelift, neck lift, fat transfer and laser treatment four months ago. I was very nervous as I had never had any type of cosmetic surgery previously and was looking for a natural look and anxious of not 'looking done/wind tunnel look'. From the outset Dr Julian De Silva put me at ease with his calm, confident manner, we discussed in detail what I was looking for. He offers realistic results. I was very impressed with the professionalism of him and his team. The operation went smoothly and I recovered quickly from the sedation anaesthetic, I was very bruised and swollen and took longer to recover than average but the pre and post support I was given was excellent. I only told close family and a couple of friends I was having the surgery and I have found that people haven't noticed except to say how well I look and "have I been on holiday". I will be honest the surgery is not for the faint hearted and the recovery (still ongoing) is longer than I anticipated but I am very pleased with the results and glad I had the surgery. I would thoroughly recommend Dr Julian De Silva and his team.
By Diane, Upper and lower eyelid surgery experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
Dr Julian de Silva recently performed upper and lower blepharoplasty with laser treatment whilst I was under sedation. The procedure took around two hours and I left for home half an hour later. From start to finish the whole team were nothing but professional, caring and supportive. Dr de Silva is a very calm and focussed person. I chose him, after a lot of research, because he focusses purely on the facial area. The change is phenomenal, I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I would certainly recommend Dr de Silva and his team.
By Edward, Male Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Mar 12, 2018
Couldn't recommend Dr De Silva any higher, he completely put me at ease with my questions in the period before surgery, the day of surgery and post surgery. Very professional set up and it is clear to see all protocols and procedures from admin to surgery itself is done to the highest standards. If you want to have your procedure done by the best out there then Dr De Silva is the correct choice.
By ThisGuy1989, Rhinoplasty experience to correct a broken nose with Dr De Silva on Mar 7, 2018
I had a rhinoplasty with Dr De Silva, correcting a broken nose. We had to straighten the bent primary cartilage pillar, even out a deviated septum and slightly pinch the tip to make my nose less flat. Overall my experience with Dr De Silva and his team was exceptional. From the initial consultation to the post-op 6-8 weeks consultation I was always kept well informed, with any questions I had answered swiftly and professionally and with plenty of videos etc for me to learn from as well. The procedure itself was a doddle. Sedation is incredibly effective and I was sound asleep within seconds, waking up when it was all over and feeling right as rain within about half an hour. Not being able to breath out of your nose for the first week or so gets a bit old after a while but that is about it. Very happy with the results 2 months on and looking forward to seeing the subtle changes from here.
By Elena00, experience of nose job with Dr De Silva on Mar 5, 2018
My experience with Dr De Silva was wonderful. I would recommend him with all my heart to anyone who wants to have surgery. 100% honest, i did not have any pain what so ever! and i did not use any pain medication after the surgery. But i will say that you should be prepared for the swelling, and know that it is totally normal and that it takes time for it to go down. I am so happy with my results, and am forever thankful to Dr De Silva and his wonderful team :-)
By Jonesybrighton, Chin Implant experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Mar 3, 2018
The experience with Julian and his team was fantastic from the start. I actually had booked my chin implant with another surgeon but did not get a great vibe, so booked a consultancy with Julian. It was immediately clear the difference in care and customer service from the moment I called up. I felt looked after before, during and after the procedure, and Julian himself is a gentleman, honest and a very calming influence. The chin implant has healed really well, and it was mainly the liposuction under the chin that caused discomfort. Part of me wonders whether I'd suit a bigger chin still, but it was a large implant and perhaps my face isn't designed to cope with anything bigger!
By EChakir, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Feb 28, 2018
Despite my hesitations about having a Rhinoplasty, I found Dr De Silva and his team to be so reassuring and informative which really put my mind at ease and made the process so much less intimidating. Having a natural end result is something that was most important to me and Dr De Silva took that into consideration completely during the consultation period. The procedure and recovery were absolutely fine and the aftercare and follow-up appointments were fantastic. I felt in good hands the whole time, I am so happy with the outcome of my surgery and have noticed such a difference in myself and my confidence. If you have been considering cosmetic surgery, I couldn’t recommend Dr De Silva enough!
By Cherzzz, Lower Eyelid surgery experience with the Best Surgeon in the UK if not the world... on Feb 26, 2018
My experience was an amazing one. Everyone was very friendly, professional and understanding. I highly recommend Dr De Silva, he is a perfectionist and individualized your care accordingly. He is without question the best Surgeon in the UK if not the world. I also had an opportunity to speak to a previous patient before I made a decision to have my eye bags removed which I thought was very good as I needed to make sure that I was putting my sight in the right Surgeon's hand...and I am just blown away with my results. Scar free! Eye bags free! Amazing!!! I am a very, very happy patient.
By happycustomer221122 posted this story about their Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Feb 25, 2018
I highly recommend Julian as a surgeon. He is calm, thorough and a perfectionist. His team are so friendly and helpful, and the whole process felt smooth and stress free, including the day of surgery. He has a clear passion for his work and that shines through in the results his clients receive
By 10years waiting, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Feb 24, 2018
I had rhinoplasty surgery after 10 years of debating whether to go ahead, and I am so happy I did and that I chose Julian. He and his team were so friendly and supportive throughout the whole process, the experience felt so calm and stress free, even on the day of surgery. The use of sedation is a great choice and for anyone who is put off by this, you have no need for concern. You really do feel as if you’ve had a small nap, and you are up and about within 30 mins of surgery! The aftercare plan is organised and well thought through to help you be prepared and as comfortable as possible. I experience barely any pain, the only discomfort was breathing through my mouth for the first week. The results are better than I could have imagined and worth every penny! Thank you to Julian and his team!
By L, Blepharoplasty Experience with Dr De Silva on Feb 24, 2018
I had been thinking of having a Blepharoplasty for some time and after much research chose Dr De Silva. So pleased that I did. From the very first consultation I was made to feel completely at ease and felt that I was in very capable and professional hands. On the day of my surgery I felt completely relaxed and was given sedation before my procedure, which I would highly recommend as it’s like being in a really pleasant sleep and you don’t have that groggy feeling afterwards. After my surgery I was very surprised at how little pain l had and after the first couple of days didn’t need and pain killers at all. My recovery went exactly as Dr De Silva said it wouldn’t if not better and I am extremely happy with the result he achieved. I would highly recommend Dr De Silva and his team and when considering any other cosmetic surgery would not hesitate to return to Dr De Silva.
By Avalon1970, After much consideration, Experience of Upper Blepharoplasty with Dr De Silva on Feb 15, 2018
I wanted to have an upper blepharoplasty for many years and had consultations with several of the well known London plastic surgeons, however, I never quite felt comfortable enough until I had my consultation with Dr De Silva. I live overseas and although my consultation was via Skype, I immediately felt that Dr De Silva listened to me, understood my concerns and was realistic about the results I would achieve by having surgery. I have found with many of the so called 'celebrity' plastic surgeons that the consultation can be like a conveyor belt, they can be very over powering and dismissive and you are made to feel that they are doing you a favour by seeing you! Not so with Dr De Silva, the whole experience from booking the Skype consultation through to arriving in the UK, having the face to face consultation and on the day of the surgery was amazing. The front of house team are incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and reassuring, I called several times throughout the process and every time I called the team were friendly, reassuring and never made me feel like I was being a nuisance. I had twilight sedation which I have to say I was very nervous about, however, the anaesthetist was very calm, caring and reassuring, I didn't feel anything apart from a little bit of discomfort from the laser but it was over so quickly that it would certainly not put me off having another procedure. I did bruise quite severely after the surgery and had significant swelling but the swelling subsided within a few days and the bruising was easily camouflaged with make up. It is just over a year since my surgery and I am absolutely thrilled with the results, I am so glad I had the surgery and Dr De Silva will be my surgeon of choice for future procedures.
By Ethnic Rhinoplasty experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Feb 9, 2018
I honestly did not think a rhinoplasty experience would be this casual and easy. As any first timer, I had a ton of thoughts running through my head as I made the decision, as I did my research and as I walked into the door the day of op. I cannot think of anything that needed major improvement, the whole staff and Dr. Julian's knowledge, information and attention to the art of shaping one's nose has been impeccable :) I had the smoothest recovery process post sedation. My post op was a chill week with a lot of netflix and no pain killers :) I highly recommend Dr. Julian and his team if you want to walk away with guaranteed perfection in work.
By katerina75 Eyelid surgery/ Blepharoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Feb 4, 2018
After extensive research, I decided to consult with Dr De Silva regarding a potential blepharoplasty. Dr De Silva listened very carefully to my concerns regarding my eyes which I felt were ageing me, and he recommended an upper and lower blepharoplasty. He emphasised that the procedure would be very conservative and would preserve as much fat as possible in the upper eyelid and also that he would add fat to the lower lid as well to make the overall result more natural. I admit that i am a very picky patient. I asked a lot of questions about how the procedure would be done, and at one stage i nearly backed out of the surgery. I have an online business and so visibility is very important to me - I wanted any result to be natural and did not want to know people I had had work done and so I was very tentative about having the procedure done at all. However, when I approached Dr De Silva about my fears, he completely put my mind and rest and I knew I was in safe hands. I was a bit bruised and battered after the procedure but I could see straight away that he had resolved the issues as promised and I looked much younger and fresher. I am very happy that I put my trust in Dr De Silva. He is the consummate professional and if I were ever going to do facial surgery again, he would absolutely be my first choice.
By Z, Experience of Blepharoplasty with Dr Julian De Silva on Feb 3, 2018
Dr Julian De Silva is a brilliant surgeon, I highly recommend him and his amazing team they put me completely at ease with any questions I had about the operation. I had been thinking about blepharoplasty for a couple of years but was nervous about plastic surgery. I have to say I was in very capable hands, the surgery was smooth sailing and I didn’t feel any pain during the entire process from sedation through to the recovery. I am elated with my results and I could not be happier!
By Rick Jacko, Eyelid surgery experience with Dr Julian De Silva on Jan 16, 2018
For years, I have been looking at my eye bags and thinking I wanted to do something about it but I never had felt serious enough to take the plunge. As I got to 40 years old and for the past couple of years I noticed more and more people telling me how tired I looked, despite actually never feeling tired. That was the final straw and I plunged into having lower eye bag surgery. After research I found Julian De Silva and the team at The Centre in Hammersmith. I couldn't have found a better team. They were caring and were 100% in ensuring I was making the right decision. From the consultation, throughout the surgery and during the follow up, I had no reason to ever question my decision and I would always recommend them. As for the surgery, it has changed my life. Not only do I look much younger, which was never the motivation but is an added bonus, I feel better and everyone now talks to me about how fresh I look. Everything about Julian and his team at The Centre on Hammersmith Grove has been fantastic. I had lower blepharoplasty and from the initial consultation, through to the surgery and the follow up I was cared for, never pressured and always felt I was under safe hands. For anyone considering surgery, for whatever reason they need, I was always recommend Julian.
By j8_axl, Rhinoplasty experience with Dr De Silva on Jan 8, 2018
I had rhinoplasty and septoplasty in October with Dr De Silva, I was so nervous initially but so pleased I went through with the surgery. Dr de silva and his team are brilliant, leading up to treatment and the aftercare. I got a check up phone call on the day of surgery from the Dr himself and a follow up call the day after, I always felt looked after,and someone was always at the end of the phone or email if I had a question. Recovery was fast and easy, despite the extent of the surgery. I'm so happy with the results already! Based on my experience I would not hesitate if I wanted another procedure!
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!!!