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Our patients are our central focus, and we are committed to providing the highest-quality care. When it comes to cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, or tummy tuck, having an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon can make a significant difference in your results and your satisfaction. We are happy to learn our practice is the 2015 recipient of The Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction from City Beat News, highlighting our ongoing commitment to our patients.
The Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction is an independently researched award designed to recognize local and small businesses that truly excel in customer service and experience. Dr. Scott R. Miller is particularly proud to receive this award as recognition for the personalized care he strives to give each and every patient who visits our practice. According to Dr. Miller, excellent plastic surgery results begin during the consultation process.
By taking the time to carefully listen to your unique cosmetic goals, Dr. Miller can design an individualized treatment plan that can meet – and exceed – your personal expectations. Our friendly staff creates a welcoming environment to make you feel comfortable from the moment you walk through our doors or call us to schedule an appointment. After your procedure, Dr. Miller makes sure to follow up with you personally, answering any questions you might have and helping to ensure that your recovery is going smoothly.
We see The Spectrum Award of Excellence in Customer Satisfaction as evidence that we are meeting our own high standards for patient care and aim to continue to find new ways to better improve our services.
Committed to utilizing the most innovative, beneficial techniques available, Dr. Scott Miller offers brow lift surgery via an endoscope at his San Diego practice. Our surgeon has undergone extensive training in aesthetic facial rejuvenation and has even written a textbook chapter on the endoscopic brow lift. The procedure, he says, holds numerous advantages over the traditional, more invasive brow lift.
Endoscopic brow lift surgery involves small incisions behind the hairline, through which tiny instruments are inserted to perform the surgery. It is a less invasive alternative that Dr. Miller is proud to offer his patients, as it typically results in a more comfortable, shorter recovery period. The procedure has shown to rejuvenate the brow, forehead, upper eyelid area, and outer upper eye region. Its primary benefit, however, is in maintaining balance of the face when other rejuvenative procedures are performed on the lower and mid face. By addressing the upper, forehead area of the face, the cheek is properly repositioned into its proportions and appearance of youth.
If certain areas of the face are enhanced for a more youthful appearance, while others are not addressed, this can create an unnatural appearance, making it obvious that work has been done on the individual. To avoid this, Dr. Miller stresses the importance of proper evaluation, assessment, and surgical planning. He looks at each patient, taking note of how aging has affected various areas of their face – from this he can determine the specifics of the patient’s procedure to achieve proper balance of the face.
The La Jolla Award Program has recognized Scott Miller, MD for his excellence in plastic surgery with the 2014 Best of La Jolla Award. Each year, the program recognizes small businesses that have proven to enhance the La Jolla area through their services, making it a great place to live and work. The La Jolla Award Program selects the awards’ recipients based on which companies exhibit the highest quality and value in their services. The goal of the organization is to recognize small businesses for their contributions to the local economy, while advancing the positive reputation of small business.
Dr. Miller feels proud to have received the Best of La Jolla Award for 2014 in the Plastic Surgeon category. He and his team focus the practice’s efforts on improving the lives of patients by helping them achieve their aesthetic goals through plastic surgery. From breast augmentation to liposuction to facelift surgery, Dr. Miller is committed to providing safe and effective procedures to patients from La Jolla and beyond. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller, please contact us today!
Over seventeen years ago, Dr. Scott Miller had the foresight and honor to train in a plastic surgery fellowship under Dr. Bruce F. Connell. Little did Dr. Miller know that this fellowship would be one of the most influential parts of his surgical training.
Dr. Connell, who is considered the “Father of the Modern Face Lift,” is a world-renowned plastic surgeon who teaches the intricacies of achieving a natural, beautiful appearance through aesthetic plastic surgery. A fundamental belief that guides much of his teaching is that people simply want to look refreshed like they used to. While there is no clear definition of beauty, Dr. Connell communicated the importance of how dimensions and balance play a role in what society views as naturally “beautiful.”
With the recent announcement of Dr. Connell’s retirement, Dr. Miller would like to celebrate an era brought on by Dr. Connell’s enlightened teachings. Although the influential surgeon plans to “slow down” with his surgical offerings, he says, “I’m limiting my practice to charity work and teaching.” Dr. Miller looks forward to continuing Dr. Connell’s legacy of helping patients achieve the ever-evolving concept of natural beauty through well thought out and meticulously performed cosmetic plastic surgery.
At 199 pounds, Georgia looked at herself in the shower one day and decided she no longer wanted to continue feeling unhappy with her appearance. She immediately started a diet and exercise program, even regularly working out with a personal trainer. Once Georgia realized she may need extra help achieving her desired appearance, especially with the risk of excess, saggy skin that can be a common problem after dramatic weight loss, she began researching plastic surgeons in both the Palm Springs and San Diego areas.
After extensive research and a recommendation from a friend at church, Georgia decided to come to our office to meet with Dr. Miller. From the first moment she was greeted by our staff, she says she knew Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center would be the best choice for her. Georgia revels at how impressed she was with our entire staff, who she described in her own words as “amazing” and “phenomenal.” She adds that everyone was very knowledgeable and treated her like a close friend. After meeting with Dr. Miller and our team, Georgia says she felt comfortable, all of her questions were answered, and she knew exactly what kind of results she could expect. She was confident she was making the best decision.
When Georgia reached her goal weight of 150 pounds, she scheduled her surgery. She now weighs 126 pounds and says she feels renewed and better about herself on both the inside and outside. Georgia says this was an amazing journey and transformation, and she couldn’t imagine doing it without our team by her side. She still enjoys popping in the office to visit her “new BFFs!”
If you are interested in learning more about post weight loss surgery, which can include a combination of procedures such as facelift and neck lift, breast lift, and tummy tuck, please contact us today.
Lori Walker came to our office 15 years ago for a consultation with Dr. Scott Miller. Since her daughter-in-law works for Dr. Miller, she chose him for her first consultation. Looking back on her experience, Lori reminisces that she loved Dr. Miller so much she didn’t go to any other consultations. She describes the experience, noting how she felt confident with him and loved his professional yet friendly demeanor, even mentioning how he would always greet her with a warm hug. When she arrived at our office, Lori immediately felt like she mattered and was genuinely being cared for.
Lori underwent the facelift procedure, which initially worried her since surgery seemed like such a big step. She even doubted if it was the right option for her or not. Meeting with our plastic surgeon helped her feel confident and excited about her decision to pursue cosmetic enhancement. Now, 15 years later, Lori expresses her happiness for getting the surgery earlier rather than later. She used to look in the mirror and see an old, tired-looking appearance with which she was not happy. After having the procedure, she tells our team, “I feel like I’m gracefully growing old now.”
Still enjoying the long-term benefits of her facelift, Lori recommends anyone interested in facial rejuvenation go to a consultation. Whether you pursue the surgery or not, she explains that it’s important to do the research and find out if it’s the right decision. After her surgery, Lori felt new and refreshed, and she had a renewed sense of beauty.
If you would like to learn more about what a facelift can do for your appearance, and more importantly, your confidence, please contact us today to schedule your consultation.
Dr. Scott Miller recently authored an article entitled, “Facelift Fundamentals: The A, B, C’s to Identifying Your Best Course of Action” in Radiant Life Digital Magazine. The magazine delivers aesthetic news and information to the public, educating consumers about plastic surgery and cosmetic treatments. In the new article, Dr. Miller gives advice for people considering facelift surgery.
For patients at his La Jolla practice, Dr. Miller recommends they view their face as a whole–not as individual features. He calls it the “five foot rule,” as this is the normal distance from which people will typically see you. By viewing your face from a distance and not up close, you can better evaluate your overall needs, or what he refers to as the “ABC’s” of establishing your goals.
Aesthetics, balance, contour and dimension all come into play when planning the specifics of a facelift procedure. Enhancing one area of the face while neglecting others typically cannot produce the beautiful harmony of facial features. As a result, Dr. Miller recommends you work closely with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine your aesthetic goals to produce the most natural-looking results.
To see Dr. Miller’s full article, click here
If you are considering renewing and rejuvenating your facial appearance, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller to discuss the best options for your individual needs.
Regarded as a leader in plastic surgery, Dr. Scott Miller was recently featured on the Expert Beacon–an online resource for people to find advice from experts in their respective fields. In the first video displayed below, Dr. Miller explains how patients can get the most out of their breast augmentation consultation and thereby make an informed decision. He notes the importance of finding a board-certified platic surgeon , sharing your aesthetic goals, and communicating any concerns you may have to make sure you are getting a comprehensive overview of what to expect.
In the second video seen below, Dr. Miller discusses how to achieve a balanced contour with a facelift. He explains patients should set goals that include aesthetic shape, overall symmetry, smoother skin, and facial definition to attain the most natural-looking results.
To learn more about our cosmetic procedures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, please contact us today. We will be happy to answer your questions.