Scott R. Miller MD, FACS
About the Practice
Dr. Scott R. Miller is committed to providing exceptional cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in a personal and caring environment. He tailors his approach to each patient’s unique needs and goals. Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center is where quality meets integrity.
Scott Miller, M.D. offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures designed to enhance the face, breasts, and body. A board-certified San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Miller specializes in facial plastic surgery, including minimal incision approaches, deep layer face-lifts, and endoscopic treatments. He also offers advanced techniques for procedures such as neck lift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery. For mothers who would like to restore their pre-pregnancy figure, Dr. Miller can combine a number of aesthetic enhancement options into a Mommy Makeover procedure. In addition to the many surgical procedures Dr. Miller provides, he also offers a number of non-surgical procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and professional skin care products.
Dr. Miller’s vibrant, referral-based practice is known for beautiful, natural results and excellent patient care that is focused on safety, service, quality, and integrity.
Background & Certification
Dr. Miller is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which demands that its members meet or exceed rigorous standards in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Miller attended the University of California Irvine for his Bachelors of Science degree. He received his Medical Degree from the University of California Irvine College of Medicine and also did his general surgery residency training at UCI. After completing his plastic surgery residency at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, he was invited to take a fellowship with world-renowned plastic surgeon Bruce Connell, M.D. focusing exclusively on aesthetic cosmetic plastic surgery.
Publications and Presentations
1996 - A Three Point Approach to Septal Surgery, American College of Surgeons, Southern California Chapter, Dana Point, CA
1997 - The Aging Face: Landmarks and Vectors, UCSD Facial Rejuvenation Symposium, La Jolla, CA
1997 - UCSD, Division of Plastic Surgery Conference Lectures, San Diego, CA Techniques in Septorhinoplasty
1998 - Facial Aesthetic Concepts and Fat Grafting Techniques, UCSD Oculoplastic Surgery Symposium, La Jolla, CA
1998 - Minimal Incision Techniques in Plastic Surgery, Mission Hospital Seminar, Mission Viejo, CA
1998 - Interface: Plastic Surgery Abroad, Mission Hospital Grand Rounds, and Mission Viejo, CA
1998 - Rhytidectomy, ASAPS Teaching Course at Global Summit on Aesthetic Surgery, Los Angeles, CA
2000 - Facelifting: A comparison of techniques, UCSD, Plastic Surgery Grand Rounds, La Jolla, CA
2000 - Sunwise, Sun Smart, Coronado City Hall Lecture, Coronado, CA
2000 - Endoscopic Browlifts: Advances and Refinements, UCSD, Aesthetic Surgery Invited Speaker, La Jolla, CA
2000 - Contemporary face lift techniques, Connell Foundation International Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery, Puerta Vallarta, MX
2001 - Change Your Looks For Good, Inspire Insurance Executive Health Lecture Series, Sorrento Valley, CA
2003 - Facial Rejuvenation and Office Teamwork: The Common Pathway American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses, Inc. Annual Convention,
2005 - “Plastic Surgery 101” at the Moms Town book signing, La Costa Resort and Spa, La Costa, CA. 2005 - “My Experience With Contour Threads” presented at the 2005 ASPS Meeting Chicago, IL 9/25/05
2005 - “An Evening of Beauty and Wellness” at Meridian Place with the San Diego Extreme Makeover Team September 29, 2005
2005 - The Contour Thread lift presentation at the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2005 Educational Program, 2005
2006 - Contour threads teaching course, California Pacific Medical Center Facial Surgery Symposium, San Francisco, September 23, 2006
2007 - Eyelid / cheek blending “The TAME Lift” California Society of Plastic Surgeons, May 28, 2007
Epitomes, Important Advances in Plastic Surgery, S.R. Miller, et al. (Eds.) The Western Journal of Medicine 154(2):203-207, 1991.
Miller SR, Huh J, Waxman K. Oxygen Transport in Burn Patients. In: A. Esteban (Ed.) Critical Care of the Burn Patient, Spring-Verlag, Barcelona Berlin Heidelberg, New York, NY 331-340, 1998
Kikkawa DO, Miller SR, Batra MK, Lee AC. Small Incision Non-
Endoscopic Browlift. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 16 (1): 28-33, 2000.
Connell BF, Miller SR., Gonzalez-Miramontes H. Skin and SMAS Flap for Facial Rejuvenation. In: Achauer BM, Ericksson E,Guyuron B (Eds.) Plastic Surgery: Indications, Operations and Outcomes.
Mosby-Yearbook, Inc., Philadelphia, PA 2583-2607, 2000.
Vasani SN, Miller SR, Pornpanich K, Kikkawa DO. Unmasking of an orbital dermolipoma following aesthetic facial surgery, Opthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 18(2):162-3, 2002
Affiliations & Memberships
Dr. Scott Miller is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, he is an attending staff surgeon, is on the quality and peer review committees and his state of the art office and surgery center are located on the campus of and directly next to this nationally recognized hospital.
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
California Society of Plastic Surgery
San Diego Plastic Surgery Society
American College of Surgeons
American Medical Association
Californian Medical Association
San Diego County Medical Society
A consultation with Dr. Miller consists of an in-dept personal evaluation and explanation of all possible procedures. Each patient is unique. At Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center, we recognize that the needs and goals of each person must be discussed fully. In addition to the discussion and evaluation, numerous before and after photos will be viewed at the consultation appointment. Emphasis is placed on likely, achievable results, potential set backs and remedies and optimal realistic recovery techniques. Upon completion of the consultation with Dr. Miller, each patient will meet with Dr. Miller’s patient coordinator who will review and assist in logistics (including fees, scheduling process, and further questions).
Staff & Facilities
In office AAAASF certified state of the art surgical facility
Skin Care Products
Ravale Skin Care, Nia 24, Neocutis
Visa, Master Card, personal check, financing available