BEST IN NYC: Dr. Philip Miller, Gotham Plastic Surgery
Y’all know I have a HUGE fear of needles, doctors and things that might hurt (see My Trip to Dr. DiCicco if you have forgotten). So, filling, plumping, primping or anything involving potential pain are usually put to the side for desperate times.But when I had the chance to meet THE Dr. Philip Miller (and when I say THE, I mean New York Magazine’s top doctor five years running Dr. Philip Miller), I had to abandon my trypanophobia (or at least temporarily leave it outside the door of Gotham Plastic Surgery). This was an opportunity of a lifetime and one that I was not ready to let slip through my manicured fingertips.
With a nervous twitch in my eye (which I feared would make jabbing me with needles a serious issue), I sat for a brief moment in a patient room with my trusted Kara in tow to digitally document the experience. Upon entry through the door in his blue scrubs that matched the walls (which I’m certain in a Rain Man sort of way are painted in Pantone SP14 Dazzling Blue shade #18-3949), my twitch ceased, my heart stopped racing and I actually started to enjoy myself.
Dr. Miller, who on paper is one of NYC’s most coveted plastic surgeons, with a CV chock full of schooling, training and expertise that I won’t even attempt to pronounce. In reality, he is also a really cool, down to Earth guy. With a sense of humor that could secure him a spot on SNL (should the plastic surgery thing fall through, though doubtful), he immediately put me and my nonsensical phobias to rest. Explaining each and every move before he made it, Dr. Miller made my filler with Miller appointment not only easy, but enjoyable. In fact – we laughed. We laughed A LOT (see photos); something I have never done before with someone holding a needle to my skin. Let’s just say, he has impeccable “distraction” tactics – and that comes from a girl who needed to be sedated for her last dental appointment. #2Points4Miller
Dr. Miller might indeed be part wizard or warlock, as the whole process (from start to finish) was PAINLESS. A picture is worth 1000 words and I posted 23 – you do the math. He subscribes to the guidelines of ‘NatraLook’, which means you will NEVER walk out of GPS looking like an overfilled R.H.O (…fill in your own city). Even if you ask for it, Dr. Miller has boundless integrity, morals and ethics. If you are looking for someone to turn you into a platypus – go elsewhere. Dr. Miller’s flawless techniques create subtle, indescribable, “OMG, you look great” reactions from passersby. He offers his patients a ‘WOW’ factor sprinkled in a little bit of ‘je ne sais quoi’ allure. Kara phrased it beautifully, as a small amount of JUVÉDERM® was massaged into my upper cheekbone, “CC! You look like you went on vacation and actually slept”. Sleep – what is that?! Thank goodness I have Dr. Miller to help me smoke and mirror my insomniac-nocturnal nature.
Me, but better. I like that.
The end result was natural, beautiful and precisely the boost I needed (and more importantly exactly what I asked for). Dr. Philip Miller will be the only person I turn to for not only my non-surgical needs and desires, but when the time comes, he will be my trusted under-the-knife surgeon…indefinitely. When it comes to my face and body, I only want the best putting their latex gloved hands on me – and as long as Dr. Miller and Gotham Plastic Surgery will have me, I will be a patient for life. Simply put – they are the best.
And on a final note, Gotham Plastic Surgery is luxuriously comfortable; the staff is kind, compassionate, witty and super friendly. I tried to convince them to hire me as their internal blogger when my appointment was over; I didn’t want to leave. GPS offers the highest quality work (Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is the equally talented, other half of GPS) and marries it with the most glorious staff (thank you Kelly, Bernie and Joe!), leaving this style blogger one very happy camper. No doubt, you will leave a happy camper, too…
How you can get a ‘filler with Miller’ (and more!):
Gotham Plastic Surgery
60 East 56th St, #3B
New York, New York 10022
What to know before you go:
- Everyone’s body reacts differently to injections and procedures; be honest with your doctor about your medical history, allergies, sensitivities etc.
- I personally did swell and bruise (see photos) – this does NOT mean you will or won’t; be smart in your planning and schedule any procedures well in advance of any big event you might need to attend or business trip you need to take.
- Ask about things you can do to prep to avoid swelling/bruising etc. There are homeopathic drugs you can take that help some people in this arena (such as Arnica Montana); ALWAYS follow post op or appointment guidelines presented by your physician; call if you have questions or concerns.
About Dr. Philip Miller: Dr. Philip J. Miller has over 20 years of experience in facial plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. He is an established expert in facial rejuvenation procedures as well as rhinoplasty. As a result, he is regularly invited to lecture on specific techniques with his peers at national facial plastic surgery meetings. Recently, Dr. Miller lectured on innovative rhinoplasty techniques at the 10th International Symposium of Facial Plastic Surgery. Consistently since 2007, he has been voted among the Best Doctors in America and Top Doctor of New York.
About Gotham Plastic Surgery: Gotham Plastic Surgery is a unique collaboration between Dr. Philip Miller and Dr. Douglas Steinbrech, each specializing in their own area of the face and body. One practice. Two Experts. Dr. Miller is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and recognized for his expertise in rhinoplasty and facial surgery. Dr. Steinbrech is a board certified plastic surgeon with special expertise in tummy tucks, mommy makeovers, breast implants. and in minimally invasive aesthetics treatments.
About JUVÉDERM®: Juvéderm, an injectable filler (injectable facial filler), is used by cosmetic, dermatological, and plastic surgeons to soften deep folds and reduce wrinkles in the faces of patients. The substance is largely hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of mammals. Approved in June 2006 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Juvéderm’s prime use is removing nasolabial folds, or “smile lines,” creases of skin which run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth. It is also used as a lip augmentation agent, and to fill in hollow places and scars on the face.