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Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
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Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Dr. Philip Miller: Plastic Surgeon

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Dr. Philip Miller specializes exclusively in facial plastic surgery in New York and other cosmetic surgery, and has over 20 years’ experience. He is recognized as an expert in rhinoplasty and facial rejuvenation procedures and is frequently invited to share his specific techniques with his peers at national facial plastic surgery meetings. Most recently, Dr. Miller spoke at the 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery and lectured on innovative rhinoplasty techniques. He has been voted among the Best Doctors in America consistently since 2007 and  Top Doctor of New York.  

Dr. Miller has served as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and a guest examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has published original articles in peer reviewed facial plastic surgery journals and has authored numerous manuscript chapters. He was recently invited to serve as a guest editor of the monographs Facial Plastic Surgery and Clinics of Facial Plastic Surgery and written chapters for rhinoplasty and neck rejuvenation textbooks. He has presented papers at regional and national meetings and served as a visiting Professor both in the United States and England. Dr. Miller has appeared on NBC’s The Today Show, the Discovery Channel and has been featured in Elle, Marie Claire, W, Hamptons and Gotham magazines and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

What do I do best?

It sounds almost trivial, but the answer is, I fix things. Ever since I was a kid, I had an endless curiosity and wanted to (and still do) learn how things work or what something was composed of or how everything was linked to everything else. The natural extension of that was that if it stopped working, I could fix it. The fun came not only in learning about how something worked, but also in being able to fix it if it broke.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Being brutally honest and the acceptance of criticism.  It is not easy to be brutally honest with yourself or to encourage to be criticized by those you surround yourself with. But just like you cannot really assess your appearance without a mirror, you cannot assess your failings or room for improvement if you haven’t surrounded yourself,  personally and professionally, with exceptional people and welcome their insights and suggestions for improvement.  

What are my aspirations?

My business and personal goals are the same:  To be able to live a balanced life wherein I can enjoy the freedoms of money, time, relationships and purpose.  

My Biggest Success?

All kidding aside, getting my wife to marry me. Probably the best thing I ever did and still am amazed I got her to say yes!

My Most Challenging Moment?

I was noticing a decrease in overall revenue while undergoing a project that was about to triple my expenses. However, I had faith. I had looked at the business plan, accounted for reasonable growth and trusted that the dip in the practice and revenue was simply a result of being consumed if not distracted with the transition. Once that was complete, I could turn my full attention back to patient care, the patient flow and revenue would increase and exceed the prior year. As someone that respects data and the conclusions that careful analysis of that data can provide, it was difficult to go against the evidence presented by the quickbook reports and  thinning appointment schedules.  Boldly continuing to follow the planned departure despite these daunting statistics was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve made but resulted in the most rewarding: a thriving private practice in Manhattan.  

My Motto?

Strive Big, Fail Well, Analyze objectively, Change Swiftly, Pursue Doggedly, Achieve graciously, Repeat.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

My favorite people or role models have the following characteristics in common:  

Successful without being conceited or arrogant.

Extremely knowledgeable but always willing to learn.

Choosing to do what’s right, even if it is not necessarily in their best interest.

My Favorite Places/Destinations?

1)    The Operating Room. I love being in the OR and performing my craft.  It’s no difference than an artist that goes into their studio. The state of concentration and focus is thoroughly absorbing and relaxing.  

2)    Outer Space.  No, I’ve never been there.  Physically that is.  But my favorite place to go when I need to just “get away” is to imagine being catapulted into space for a long journey to some far off distant planet or galaxy.  This may seem childish or fanciful, but it’s actually a way to gain perspective.  I imagine looking back toward Earth, and realize how meaningless most of the day to day concerns are and puts just about everything into perspective.  

3)    The beach.  Any beach.  With a really engrossing suspense or espionage novel.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

There’s something to be said about not having a favorite object, paying homage to the notion that are greatest possessions are the relationships we have and the memories we forgo together.  But I’ll indulge the question:  Probably my computer.  Any of them.  They allow me to explore the world, listen to podcasts, watch documentaries and feed my insatiable curiosity.

My Current Passions?

I have so many passions it’s hard to compile them into one list. But if I were to find a feature similar to all of them it would be that I am passionate about learning.  The topics range from Philosophical to Practical, Technological to Spiritual. That “ah ha” moment of finally grasping a concept or achieving proficiency is as rewarding today as it was when I was in school.


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