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Meet Dr. Scott Miller

Dr. Scott R. Miller is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is highly sought-after for his surgical expertise and reputation for the most natural-looking results. People travel from around the country – and even overseas – to see him. His patients praise the beautiful results he has helped them achieve. In addition to his aesthetic outcomes, Dr. Miller is well-known for his compassionate bedside manner and informative consultations. As one of Southern California’s leading plastic surgeons, he has proven his dedication to aesthetics, safety, and comfort.

Dr. Miller is highly skilled in performing facelift surgery, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction. The practice also offers top-of-the-line, medical-grade skin care. Dr. Miller has a lovely, personable staff who are comforting and knowledgeable. The office is located in the Scripps Medical Office Building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. The entire Miller Cosmetic Surgery team is committed to answering any questions you may have and  helping you feel at ease when making this very important decision.

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Miller continues to stay at the forefront of the latest technology and surgical techniques. After finishing his plastic surgery residency at The University of California San Diego, Dr. Miller was invited to take part in an elite, advanced plastic surgery fellowship with Dr. Bruce Connell, world-renowned as the “father of the modern facelift.”

Dr. Miller’s many years of creating beautifully natural results, his warm bedside manner, and his “A-Team” staff have led to the success of his referral-based La Jolla practice. Beginning with the consultation, Dr. Miller takes a personal approach, listening to each individual’s goals and addressing any concerns they may have along the way.

ucsdDr. Miller participated as a special guest on UCSD-TV’s Health Matters, sharing his expertise on topics ranging from shorter recovery times to procedures such as Mommy Makeovers. He has also been featured in a variety of other media sources, including Fox News and national magazine publications.

Educator and Clinical Instructor

An authority on providing outstanding results, Dr. Miller is often asked to teach other plastic surgeons, instructing them on minimal scar techniques and advanced concepts in facial rejuvenation and enhancement. He is as an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and a Voluntary Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of numerous articles on plastic surgery, as well as a chapter on facelift advances in a popular plastic surgery textbook.


Before becoming a distinguished surgeon, Dr. Miller earned his M.D. and completed his internship and residency in surgery at the University of California Irvine. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of California San Diego. Dr. Miller then went on to complete a prestigious fellowship in aesthetic cosmetic surgery with world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Bruce F. Connell. During his training under the “Father of the Modern Face Lift,” Dr. Miller honed his surgical skill and techniques on achieving natural beauty in his plastic surgery patients.

Professional Affiliations

As a leading member of the medical community, Dr. Miller belongs to organizations such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He also takes pride in participating in the Interface International Surgery Program, through which he is able to dramatically improve children’s lives by correcting disfiguring birth defects.

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Dr. Miller has been recognized for his remarkable plastic surgery expertise through a variety of esteemed awards. These titles distinguish him from other professionals, as they communicate his elevated level of surgical skill and attention to patient care. Dr. Miller was awarded these honors, thanks to nominations from the public, his peers, and medical governing boards.


View Dr. Miller’s Curriculum Vitae