LAGUNA BEACH, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 10, 2013) - Hosted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), The Aesthetic Cruise is an educational trip intended to promote discussion and collaborative problem-solving among some of the leading minds in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Traveling northbound to Alaska, The Aesthetic Cruise 2013 centered around complications in aesthetic surgery and consisted of several lectures and panel discussions involving breast surgery, facial rejuvenation, marketing strategies, and a variety of other topics.

As a well-respected plastic surgeon, Dr. Daniel Mills of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute in Orange County was invited to be a moderator and lecturer on several panels throughout the cruise. The two panels on which he was a moderator, followed by his three lecture topics, included:

  • Marketing the Aesthetic Surgery Practice
  • Management of Complications in Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
  • Management of Difficult Cases in Facial Rejuvenation
  • Management of Wrinkling in Breast Augmentation
  • Management of Complications in Augmentation Mastopexy

In his recent blog post titled "My Take on The Aesthetic Cruise 2013," Dr. Mills notes that his main goal as a moderator was to "facilitate questions and direct a bit of controversy toward speakers in order to spark stimulating conversation and collaborative group thinking." Regarding his lectures, he highlights particular points he touched upon, such as his technique for avoiding implant bubbling during breast augmentation procedures as well as alternative solutions for eluding issues that may arise during difficult facelift cases.

In addition to lecturing and moderating panels, Dr. Mills also took advantage of his opportunity to listen and learn from his medical peers. In the blog, he mentions his interest in workshop sessions regarding techniques for helping surgeons avoid certain complications associated with gummy bear implants. Additionally, he says he was "particularly intrigued by discussions relating to which injectables can be utilized to avoid different facial rejuvenation complications, and what surgeons can do to potentially reverse these possible issues."

In the end, Dr. Mills says the cruise was very beneficial and he believes the knowledge he gained will help him to increase the quality of care he is able provide for his patients. Concerning the collaborative style environment of the cruise, he notes that it "proved to be a very effective technique for producing several practical solutions that can be used for a number of common aesthetic surgery complications."

About Daniel Mills, MD

Dr. Mills is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orange County, CA. He earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University, School of Medicine, and he completed his Residency in Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Mills is currently treasurer for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and a member of several other prestigious medical organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.

For more information about Dr. Mills and the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute, visit,, and

To view the original source of this press release, click here:

Contact Information:

Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute
31852 Pacific Coast Hwy, Ste. 401
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Rosemont Media

(858) 200-0044