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In the wake of Dr. Bruce Connell’s retirement, Dr. Scott Miller recounts the valuable experience and knowledge he received during his fellowship training with the esteemed plastic surgeon.

San Diego, CA – Dr. Scott Miller, a board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego, helps his patients achieve a naturally beautiful appearance through cosmetic surgery. He received specialized training on this concept of natural beauty during his post-graduate fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon Bruce F. Connell, MD. With the recent announcement of Dr. Connell’s retirement, Dr. Miller has spent time reflecting on the teachings of the influential cosmetic surgeon.

Dr. Connell is known for being the “Father of the Modern Face Lift.” As mentioned in Dr. Miller’s recent blog post, “Celebrating a Leader in Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery,” Dr. Connell taught the idea that people want to look vibrant and natural. He would emphasize the common goal of looking younger and more refreshed to fit in with the perceived standard of beauty. Throughout his fellowship with Dr. Connell, Dr. Miller learned the fundamental techniques and subtle skills necessary in helping patients reach their ideal picture of beauty. As Dr. Miller says “The difference is in the details”.

While Dr. Miller recognizes there is no clear definition of what “beauty” is, he upholds the general guidelines that were taught by Dr. Connell, which include the factors of dimension and balance in the grand scheme of what beauty may entail. Dr. Miller notes that every person’s face has slight asymmetries, which contribute to their beauty. Elimination of all asymmetry should not be the goal of facial rejuvenation. Additionally, by paying close attention to a patient’s facial dimensions, he can provide the natural renewal and enhancement with an aesthetic, lasting lift.

Although the esteemed Dr. Connell plans to reduce his work with plastic surgery, he has shared his knowledge with a remarkable number of surgeons. As a result, he is “limiting [his] practice to charity work and teaching.” Dr. Miller continues to practice and build on the aesthetic facial surgery techniques he learned from Dr. Connell, while also evolving with the ever-changing concept of beauty.

About Scott R. Miller, MD

Dr. Miller is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital, as well as Voluntary Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Miller also stays active in the plastic surgery community through his involvement in professional organizations, such as the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons. He is available for media interview upon request.

Dr. Miller’s practice can be reached online at and


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Suite 210
La Jolla, CA 92037
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