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Getting Started…

Step 1 – Virtual Consultation – New Patient Forms & Photos

By sending your photos privately via email and accessing our new patient paper work with the click of a mouse, we can set up your personal consultation with Dr. Miller quickly and easily. During your virtual consultation done via telephone, you will speak directly to Dr. Miller as he reviews your photos with you. You and he will discuss your specific situation and all of your questions and concerns will be addressed.

Step 1A – Downloading Forms

To begin the process, start by downloading the New Patient Forms. You need to download the forms and fill in online if you are sending your package to us digitally via email or print all five forms under New Patient Forms, fill in by hand and mail with your package.

You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view these PDF forms. The application is free, click on the icon here to download.

Step 1B – Taking your Photos

Next see under Instructions and Photo Samples for Breast, Facial/Rhinoplasty and Abdominoplasty Patients for directions on how to take your digital photos to send us digitally via email or by postal mail.

Step 1C – Emailing your Forms and Photos or Sending by Postal Mail

If you are sending your forms and photos electronically via email they should be submitted with a short description of your desired procedure, expectations and concerns. You should attach your forms and digital photos to the email.

The subject line of your email should read: Surgery Travel Program – Virtual Consultation. Email your packet to: info@millercosmeticsurgery.com

Your electronic package will be reviewed, and you will receive a response within 48-72 hours from your package arrival date as to a time and date for your Virtual Consultation with Dr. Miller.

If you are mailing your forms and photos they should be submitted with a short typed description of your desired procedure, expectations and concerns.

Your package should be addressed to:
Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center
Scott R. Miller, M.D., F.A.C.S.
ATTN: Surgery Travel Program – Virtual Consultation
9834 Genesee Avenue, Suite 210
La Jolla, CA 92037

Your package will be reviewed, and you will receive a response within a week or two from your package arrival date as to a time and date for your Virtual Consultation with Dr. Miller.

Step 1D – Your Virtual Consultation with Dr. Miller

After your forms and photos are received, Dr. Miller’s staff will contact you within 48-72 hours if you sent an electronic package via email and up to a week or two if you sent your package via postal mail to schedule your Virtual Consultation done via telephone. Please make sure you send us accurate and current phone numbers at which you can be reached and when is the best time. You will speak directly to Dr. Miller as he reviews your photos with you. You and he will discuss your specific situation and all of your questions and concerns will be addressed. Note: This Virtual Consultation is considered a confirmed appointment with Dr. Miller and must be treated with the same respect as an in office exam. If you need to cancel or reschedule this appointment you must call our office at 1.858.453.3133 48hrs prior to your Virtual Consultation to cancel or reschedule.

New Patients Forms…

Instructions and Photo Samples for Breast, Facial/Rhinoplasty and Abdominoplasty Patients…

Breast Instructions and Photo Samples

  1. Please take Photos in front of a plain background, example: a plain colored wall or plain colored sheet hung on a wall. Preferably a white, med blue, dark blue, or black sheet or wall.
  2. Photos should be taken from just below the neck with shoulders visible to just above the belly button. Hands and arms should not be raised as this lifts the breasts to an unnatural position. Hands can rest on your hips with elbows bent naturally to the sides or rest arms naturally straight back. Be as relaxed as possible, for the best photo outcome.
  3. Keep the camera angle straight forward, do not angle down or up as this will also create and unnatural position/view of the breasts.
  4. You will need to take your photos without any garments on, for example, no bra or shirts.
  5. You will need to take 1 forward shot, 2 quarter turn shots and 2 side views of the breasts. Total of 5 images.

Facial/Rhinoplasty Instructions and Photo Samples

  1. Please take Photos in front of a plain background, example: a plain colored wall or plain colored sheet hung on a wall. Preferably a white, med blue, dark blue, or black sheet or wall.
  2. Photos should be taken from top/crown of head to just below the neck with collar bones visible. Facial features should be relaxed. No smiling or frowning, just a relaxed natural position. Keep jawline in a relaxed natural position, do not try to push jaw out or “pose”, this will only obscure your natural jawline. Be as relaxed as possible, for the best photo outcome.
  3. Keep the camera angle straight forward, do not angle down or up as this will also create and unnatural position/view of the facial features.
  4. You will need to take 1 forward shot, 2 quarter turn shots, 2 side views and 1 view with head tilted slightly downward of the facial features. Total of 6 images.


Abdominoplasty Instructions and Photo Samples

  1. Please take Photos in front of a plain background, example: a plain colored wall or plain colored sheet hung on a wall. Preferably a white, med blue, dark blue, or black sheet or wall.
  2. Photos should be taken from just below the breast to below the belly button to right above above the pubic area. The whole abdomen area should be visible with no undergarments obscuring the area to be examined. Hands and arms should not be raised as this lifts the abdomen to an unnatural position. Do not “suck” in the abdomen as this also creates an unnatural position. Inhale and exhale out to completely relax your abdomen. Hands can rest on your hips with elbows bent naturally to the sides. Be as relaxed as possible, for the best photo outcome.
  3. Keep the camera angle straight forward, do not angle down or up as this will also create and unnatural position/view of the abdomen area.
  4. You will need to take your photos without any garments on, for example, no shirts covering the abdomen area.
  5. You will need to take 1 forward shot, 2 quarter turn shots and 1 side view of the abdomen area. Total of 4 images.

Moving forward…

Step 2 – Pre-op & Surgery Schedule

Once you and Dr. Miller have decided on a tentative surgical plan, Dr. Miller’s Patient Care Consultant & Nurse, will help you to coordinate all of your travel and surgical plans, and assist you with any accommodations as well. A deposit for your surgery will be required to secure your pre-operative and surgical dates. The balance will be collected at your pre-operative visit. We accept personal checks and VISA and MasterCard credit cards.

Step 2A – Pre-operative Visit

Your first day’s visit with Dr. Miller in our office will cover your getting aquainted, physical health and history and your surgical examination. Pre-operative and post-operative forms, instructions, and consent forms will be reviewed over the phone approximately 2-3 weeks prior to surgery with Dr. Miller’s head nurse. Your Surgery Travel Program Packet will contain copies of surgical consents (to be reviewed then and signed at the office), pre-operative and post-operative forms and instructions, as well as accommodations information and attractions information. Please review this packet in it’s entirety and bring with you to your appointments. We schedule ample time for first day’s visit so that all questions and concerns can be answered.

Step 2B – Surgical Visit

The next day your surgery will be performed at the Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center, located within our offices. We have a private waiting area for our surgical patients and their family members. Click here for more on Our Center .

Step 2C – Post-operative Visits and Recovery

Surgery Travel Program patients must plan on staying in the San Diego area for approximately 7 -10 days or longer. The complexities of each patient’s surgery will determine this time frame. Dr. Miller will discuss with you during your Virtual Consultation what time frame he expects you to be here for your recovery so you can plan accordingly. Your post-operative appointments will be condensed into the required time frame while you are here in San Diego. Dr. Miller may refer you to a local physician to continue your post-operative care once you return home. Dr. Miller and staff will continue to care for you upon your return home and be in constant contact with you through-out your recovery. Feel free to contact the office at 1.858.453.3133 any time for any questions or concerns you may have.

San Diego is a beautiful city with miles of breathtaking beaches and world-class attractions like SeaWorld® Adventure Park and the World Famous San Diego Zoo®. So whether you come alone or make it a family get-away, discover rejuvenation with Dr. Miller’s Surgery Travel Program.

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