Dr. James R. Miller


Plastic surgery is a medical art that seeks to heal, restore form and improve function. Plastic surgery incorporates aesthetic techniques to maintain or enhance an individual's appearance, contributing to improved self-esteem and psychological wellness. These techniques may include surgical procedures or nonsurgical treatments.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I am able to offer a complete range of plastic surgery care including cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgery. Whether necessitated by a medical condition or to enhance one's appearance and self-image, the decision to undergo a surgical procedure is extremely important and personal. I believe it is critical to fully connect with the patient's goals, expectations and aesthetic perceptions prior to surgery in order to achieve the surgical results we both desire. I strive to offer personalized, private and expert care.

Simply stated, our office philosophy is that our patients' needs, expectations and well-being are always first and foremost. We expect our service and procedures to be of the highest professional standard and worthy of our patients' trust.


James R. Miller, MD, FACS

Dr. James R. Miller received his medical degree in 1986 followed by residency training in general surgery and plastic surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Miller has served as chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Albany Memorial Hospital, NY; assistant clinical professor of Surgery at Albany Medical College, NY; and is past president of the Upstate New York Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has contributed to the field of plastic surgery through the publication of research articles and text book chapters. Dr. Miller remains active in regional and national medical organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Ohio Valley Society of Plastic Surgeons, The American Medical Association and The American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Miller is credentialed to perform surgery at TriPoint Medical Center, West Medical Center and Mentor Surgery Center.




Lake Health SOM Center Campus
5105 Som Center Rd 107
Willoughby, OH 44094


(440) 953-5712


Areas of Practice

breast augmentation

Breast augmentation enlarges a woman's breast by surgical placement of implants. In general, it is a cosmetic procedure strictly performed to fulfill your personal desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.


A cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the nose. When nose surgery is performed to improve breathing function, the cause is most commonly an obstructed airway.


A traditional facelift restores the mid-face, jowls and neck, allowing excess skin to be removed. Procedures which may further enhance your outcomes may include: facial implants or resurfacing techniques to improve tone and texture of facial skin.

tummy tuck

This surgical procedure is used to correct a protruding or loose, sagging abdomen. Areas to be treated may include the center of the abdomen or may extend to the entire area between the lower rib cage and pubic bone as well as to the sides and back. 


Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, liposuction is the surgical removal of localized or regional excess fatty tissue.



I felt comfortable around the doctor, which is not common for me. He answered my questions very well. Very kind, friendly staff. Very friendly, very competent. Very professional, the staff was fun to interact with.
— patient


Let's Chat.

Your personal consultation with Dr. Miller is an integral part of the decision-making process. During your consultation, Dr. Miller will listen to your concerns and offer both surgical and nonsurgical options that may be appropriate for you. You are encouraged to be an active participant in your evaluation and ask questions regarding any issues that may arise.

We also encourage you to bring a friend, spouse or family member with you to your consultation. This should be someone with which you are comfortable discussing your visit with and/or someone who will be assisting you with your care at home after your surgical procedure.

Dr. Miller and his office staff greatly appreciate and value the opportunity to take part in your care. Our goal is to make your consultation both enjoyable and educational.

For general information, please call our office at (440) 953-5712.