An Interview with Dr. Jason Miller
“Liposculpture (smartlipo, traditional liposuction, vaser liposuction) is an art, not just a procedure. A surgeon can read volumes of texts from front to back, obtain years of experience, and keep up with all the latest in techniques, but still not achieve results that amaze patients… Having taught several plastic and cosmetic surgeons liposculpture, I found that it takes more than just knowhow… it takes talent, a genuine care for patients, and the ability to visualize anatomy in three dimensions.” – Jason Miller, MD.
Jennifer: Can liposculpture be performed on anyone?
Dr. Miller: Liposculpture is a customized procedure that requires that an individual be a good candidate. It’s not meant for everyone. During an expert evaluation, many factors are used to determine if a patient is a good candidate: the size of the area, BMI of the individual, if they have recently gained a lot of weight, and skin laxity. Skin laxity and the presence of stretch marks plays a big role in the evaluation process. The laser energy can be used to achieve a moderate degree of skin tightening, but for some patients, it would not provide the results that can be achieved with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck.
In addition, health conditions of the patient are important to consider during an evaluation. Smoking, uncontrolled diabetes, and hypothyroidism (low thyroid) can significantly increase the risk for complications.
Finally, it is important to communicate expectations and the limitations of the procedure. I will not perform a procedure if I feel that it will not create the desired result.
Jennifer: Is there a certain body type that is optimal for great results?
Dr. Miller: Everyone has a different type of body. There is not a particular body type that is better than another. Ideal candidates are in good health, generally fit, with a localized area of fat or bulge that concerns them.
Jennifer: Do you have a specific technique that allows you to get such great results?
Dr. Miller: I do have specific techniques I have learned throughout my years of experience. I have performed over 2000 procedures from which I was able to adopt different types of techniques and technologies that help me achieve excellent results. I strive to achieve the best results for all of my patients because I care about each individual patient as if they were my own family. I customize the procedure I’m performing to cater to each patient’s individual needs. The key to excellent liposculpture results is not just developing the surgical skill but also having a three-dimensional understanding of the anatomy of the human body. Aside from the technical considerations, I focus on how to transform that individual into the very best they can be.
Jennifer: Do you consider yourself an expert at liposcultpure?
Dr. Miller: I consider myself as one who continues to master the art of liposculpture. Early on, I decided to do this as my sole focus. Being able to focus on one particular area of cosmetic surgery and doing it every single day has allowed me a higher degree of mastery than I otherwise would have had I adopted many other types of treatment options. My focus throughout the past few years has led to a certain degree of mastery.
Jennifer: Do you think being a specialized practice benefits your patients?
Dr. Miller: I firmly believe that being a specialized practice benefits my patients. Everything about my practice is setup specifically for the procedures I perform. The staff is well trained for this procedure, all of my equipment is specifically developed for this procedure, and even the interior architecture and the lighting of our office are designed specifically for this procedure. Being able to put all of our resources into one hyper-specialized field has 1) created a great experience for our patients, 2) allowed me to develop a higher level of mastery and expertise, and 3) provide the best post operative care and create specialized care for our patients.
Jennifer: Does post-operative care affect the final results of the procedure?
Dr. Miller: Post-operative care is a very important factor in achieving great results. It is a team effort between patient and doctor. I maintain my availability for my patients. I provide them with my contact information so they can call me directly to resolve any potential issues that might arise. Our practice is centered-around our patients needs. The procedure is just the first phase. The second phase is how well we take care post operatively. We work with our patients as a team to make sure they get the best results and maintain them.