Top Plastic Surgery Doctor in San Diego La Jolla CA Scott R Miller

Meet San Diego's top La Jolla Plastic Surgeon for San Diego Dr Scott Miller MD

Dr. Scott Miller Top Doctor

With the trust and confidence of his clientele and peers, Dr. Scott Miller – a La Jolla-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with 15 years of expertise – extends an artistic sense and an aesthetic eye to his craft; qualities that separate good results from great ones. And according to Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center’s philosophy, “The only evidence of the surgeon’s presence should be the restoration of beauty and vitality, [along with] improved contours and confidence.”


In today’s ultra competitive world of cosmetic surgery, too many surgeons have turned away from providing quality medical care that puts patients first; they have replaced time honored treatment traditions with an overemphasis on lavish offices and flashy marketing. However, Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center represents a paradigm shift, placing the focus back on patients and the outcomes they expect. In reality, this game-changing client-service approach is an example of “what is old is new.” And the result? Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center is a thriving practice fueled by word-of-mouth referrals and a long list of happy patients that even span multiple generations.


“If today’s cosmetic surgery practices are like libraries, then too many patients are confused by the covers they see, and they wind up with books they don’t like,” says Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Scott Miller. He explains that with the deluge of conflicting information about surgical procedures, separating truth from fiction can be a challenge. Add to that a surgeon’s lack of identifying his or her patient’s particular needs, and the end results are clients who are disappointed with their procedures.

Caring Counts: An Innovative Approach
Dr. Miller distills his client service model into four components; Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center’s P4P (Passion 4 Performance) approach addresses the shortcomings of many of today’s cosmetic surgery practices. P4P comprises quality, integrity, safety and service. This four-part system has two objectives: pleasing results and satisfied patients. “Consistently meeting these two goals is what allows my staff and me to sleep well at night,” notes Dr. Miller.

Quality can be summed up by the Italian proverb, “Trifles make perfection, but perfection is no trifle.” To achieve the highest form of a surgeon’s art requires attention to the subtlest of details.

Integrity demands that surgeons act in-line with their stated values. For example, does the doctor follow through on his or her mission statement? “At the end of the day,” states Dr. Miller, “you are what you do, not what you say.”

Safety simply stated, means putting the patient’s health and well-being above all else. Preoperative and postoperative care must be as attentive and precise as the surgery itself.

Service is about caring for both the patient’s physical and emotional well-being. It requires listening to his or her needs and being present and in-the-moment during all patient interactions.


So how many plastic surgeons meet the P4P standard? According to Dr. Miller, in any major city, you will find just a handful. “While many doctors attend to their work dutifully, in my experience only a few are truly passionate about what they do. It may take additional research and time to track one down, but once you do, you’ll have a surgeon for life,” he says.

In truly caring about his craft and ability to help his patients, Dr. Miller also participates in the Interface International Volunteer Surgery Program. This multispecialty group travels to Mexico to help children with disfiguring birth defects or trauma; patients receive medical care that they could otherwise not afford. On a recent visit, Dr. Miller was particularly struck by the case of two brothers. One was 17-years-old. He was a poorly educated recluse who, throughout his life, had viewed the deformity on his forehead as a curse. His younger brother was only four. The older brother brought him in, against the initial wishes of his ashamed parents. The child had the same mark. Thanks to the love and insistence of his older brother and the commitment of compassionate, dedicated professionals, the 4-year-old received a new beginning.

How We Look Affects How We Feel
Dr. Miller and his staff pursue the highest aesthetic ideals. A visit to the state-of-the-art facility on the campus of the renowned Scripps Hospital La Jolla reveals a cosmetic plastic surgery team committed to meeting their patients’ needs.


Patients don't care how much you know until they know how much you care,” says Dr. Miller. From the moment patients arrive, the warmth and sincerity of Dr. Miller and his team are evident as they attentively listen, comprehensively inform, and provide customized recommendations.

Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center is pleasant and elegantly appointed, yet equipped to provide the most scientifically advanced aesthetic plastic surgery. The fully certified surgical suite is a safe, comfortable, private setting that fosters artistically precise treatment. Seeing Dr. Miller’s honest, un-retouched before-and-after photos makes it clear that plastic surgery is a blending of art and science.

Far from finding his work a burden, Dr. Scott Miller cherishes it as a privilege. “I wake up every day feeling I deserve nothing and knowing I need to earn my patient’s trust and respect through performance. I have a passion for performance,” he says.

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