Heathrow - (Legpulling Mess): Frantic security staff were forced to back down when the ex-Beatle wife rolled up her trouser leg in a carefully-crafted Masonic manuever.
Mills, 69, had accidentally set off a high tech alarm necessitating the removal of her prosthetic limb at the Terminal 5 security check-in.
But the superbly choreographed trouser leg gesture was instantly recognised by airport bosses who smiled benignly at the peroxide vegan.
She was then hurredly ushered into a VIP lounge and showered with duty free giveaways to make up for the embarrassment of the stop-and-search fiasco.
Speaking from her LA condo this afternoon a Mills assistant was bullish Heather had not been given any special treatment.
"Airport staff knew they didn't have a leg to stand on," Maisie Clutterbuck explained.
Rumors that the ex-Mrs McCartney has had a successful transplant over two years ago are completely uncorroborated.