Gina Mills, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Santa Barbara, CA

About Dr. Mills

Dr. Gina Mills is a board-eligible reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeon who focuses on restoring form and function. Dr. Mills’ philosophy is a team-based approach working with each patient through communication and compassion to achieve their unique aspirations. Her passion for excellence, contagious idealism, and attention to detail set her apart.

Prior to joining Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, she graduated from the University of Washington Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship where her highly specialized training encompassed the most complex plastic surgery and orthopedic injuries necessitating expert microsurgical technique and masterful understanding of surgical anatomy. She trained with internationally renowned hand surgeons performing a wide breadth of hand surgery from reconstructing soft tissue, to repairing comminuted fractures, to restoring nerve function with novelties in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus pathology. With her meticulous nature and artistic precision, Dr. Mills applies this highly specialized skill set to all areas of plastic surgery.

Dr. Mills completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. There she excelled as a top resident being awarded outstanding resident teacher and outstanding resident research awards. During her training she was an apprentice to leaders in the fields of aesthetic, breast, microvascular, hand, craniofacial, and gender affirming reconstructive surgery. Here she continued to combine her technical prowess and clinical acumen with her belief in the importance of humanity and integrity in a holistic approach to each patient’s distinct goals. She attended Stanford University competing as a Division I soccer player where she graduated with honors in Human Biology.

Her curiosity for scientific innovation and passion for athletics, merged as she went on to pursue her medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During medical school, she was recognized for distinctions in leadership, presented at numerous national conferences, and earned first author publications while continuing to pursue her passion for health and wellness as a marathoner. She completed an additional one-year fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York studying the pathophysiology of lymphedema through basic science and clinical research. Dr. Mills’ vision is to provide patients with an individually tailored and comprehensive technical approach dedicated to combining the artful aesthetic of surgical restoration and rejuvenation with compassion and empathy.

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Dr. Gina Mills is a board-eligible reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgeon who focuses on restoring form and function. Dr. Mills’ philosophy is a team-based approach working with each patient through communication and compassion to achieve their unique aspirations. Her passion for excellence, contagious idealism, and attention to detail set her apart.

Prior to joining Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery, she graduated from the University of Washington Hand and Microvascular Surgery fellowship where her highly specialized training encompassed the most complex plastic surgery and orthopedic injuries necessitating expert microsurgical technique and masterful understanding of surgical anatomy. She trained with internationally renowned hand surgeons performing a wide breadth of hand surgery from reconstructing soft tissue, to repairing comminuted fractures, to restoring nerve function with novelties in peripheral nerve and brachial plexus pathology. With her meticulous nature and artistic precision, Dr. Mills applies this highly specialized skill set to all areas of plastic surgery.

Dr. Mills completed her residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of California Los Angeles. There she excelled as a top resident being awarded outstanding resident teacher and outstanding resident research awards. During her training she was an apprentice to leaders in the fields of aesthetic, breast, microvascular, hand, craniofacial, and gender affirming reconstructive surgery. Here she continued to combine her technical prowess and clinical acumen with her belief in the importance of humanity and integrity in a holistic approach to each patient’s distinct goals. She attended Stanford University competing as a Division I soccer player where she graduated with honors in Human Biology.

Her curiosity for scientific innovation and passion for athletics, merged as she went on to pursue her medical training at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. During medical school, she was recognized for distinctions in leadership, presented at numerous national conferences, and earned first author publications while continuing to pursue her passion for health and wellness as a marathoner. She completed an additional one-year fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York studying the pathophysiology of lymphedema through basic science and clinical research. Dr. Mills’ vision is to provide patients with an individually tailored and comprehensive technical approach dedicated to combining the artful aesthetic of surgical restoration and rejuvenation with compassion and empathy.


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