Plastic Surgery Rancho Santa Margarita

Plastic Surgery for Rancho Santa Margarita patients

Battling wrinkles, jowls or fine lines? Over-the-counter creams can do very little to give lasting results and the thought of surgery may be daunting to some. If you are searching for the best non-invasive facial rejuvenation, the obvious choice is Dr. Timothy R. Miller, M.D. As one of the leading plastic surgeons Rancho Santa Margarita and other surrounding cities can lay claim to, Dr. Miller through the state-of-the-art Refreshed Aesthetic Surgery & Skin Care medical center, provides completely individualized and innovative solutions to permanently get rid of facial wrinkles, lines and jowls.

Dr. Miller is double board-certified, and fellowship trained and one of the 1200 surgeons in the U.S. to earn the dual certifications from American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

As every individual is unique, Dr. Miller believes in thoroughly assessing the skin texture, elasticity, overall health condition, pigmentation and extent of sun damage to arrive at a comprehensive, individualized treatment protocol.

Combining sophisticated technology with 3D and ultrasound imaging with his keen understanding of aesthetics, Dr. Miller has developed his own innovative line of highly effective treatment protocols. He is well versed in wide ranging techniques including skin cancer reconstruction, fat implants, mini facelift and non-invasive techniques with fillers, Kybella and hydrafacial.

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Other Popular Procedures

Neck Lift

The neck is often the most neglected spot when it comes to skin care. As this area is also exposed to sun and pollutants, wrinkles and age spots can wreak havoc on the appearance. Neck lift is one of the techniques perfected by Dr. Miller in his Aliso Viejo medical center which involves making precise incisions that are well hidden to lift up the skin and get rid of excess fat.

Neck Lift

Brow Lift

The brows or the forehead are often subject to frowns, lines and sagging skin that make a person appear older than he or she is. Many people tend to lift their eyebrows subconsciously to compensate for the drooping brows which results in deep lines and wrinkles on the forehead, compounding the problem. The brow lift offers permanent and very effective solution for falling brows. Dr. Miller uses moderate sedation to make precise incisions on the hairline that can be easily hidden. A partial or full brow lift based on the patient’s unique needs is then performed and excess skin is removed to give a natural, soft appearance.

Brow Lift


Popular for the quick and painless results it delivers, FDA approved BOTOX is delivered through a series of injections on specific areas on the face. Dr. Miller offers some of the best Botox treatments for patients in Rancho Santa Margarita to which he's had a very high success rate that is devoid of unpleasant side effects.

What are the benefits of BOTOX?

BOTOX can be an effective alternative to surgery. BOTOX injections are extremely effective in smoothing crow’s feet, smoothing deep frown lines between the brows, and reducing the appearance of neck bands. The product works by limiting the constant muscle contractions that result in lines, wrinkles and creases.

BOTOX injections typically involve very little downtime and you may even choose to go back to work the same day if you wish. The treatment can also be combined with other injectables or skin treatments to further rejuvenate your facial appearance.

Are there risks with BOTOX?

BOTOX is FDA-approved and continues to be one of the most popular injectables available today. It has been used for over 20 years to treat a variety of cosmetic and medical applications with a very high success rate.

Side effects after the injections are very mild and easily treated. Serious complications are extremely rare. Some patients experience minor bruising, tenderness, or swelling that is easily treated with over the counter pain medication and cold compresses.


Laser Skin Resurfacing

Fractional CO2 laser is a state-of-the-art technique perfected by Dr. Miller to address skin laxity, rough texture, sun damage, uneven tone on facial skin, age spots, wrinkles and acne scars. Laser beams delivered with a hand held device activate the proteins in the skin which take over to complete the healing process. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller today for arguably the best laser skin resurfacing and plastic surgery Rancho Santa Margarita has to offer.

Benefits of Laser Skin Resurfacing

The precise laser used during a skin resurfacing treatment allows a high degree of control and accuracy, allowing Dr. Miller to target specific areas where skin quality has diminished. During treatment, the laser removes the outer layer of skin, jumpstarting the body’s collagen production to restore more supple, fresh, youthful skin.

Collagen gives your skin a youthful and healthy glow. As the new epidermis forms, you will notice even pigmentation and a smooth, fresh look to the skin in the treated areas. Laser skin resurfacing treatment can be performed on the face to address sun spots, age spots, discoloration, wrinkles, lines, and scars, and is a highly effective way to restore a more youthful quality to skin on the face, neck, chest, arms, or other area of the body.

Recovery After Laser Skin Resurfacing

Recovery from treatment varies from person to person, and on the size and location of the area treated. Some redness or swelling may be present during the initial stages of healing, with a sensation similar to a mild sunburn. Clean the area as directed in your aftercare instructions and apply sunscreen every day. Your new skin will be sensitive and extensive sun exposure should be avoided in the early stages. You will be provided with full instructions so that your recovery proceeds as it should.

Laser Skin Resurfacing


A facelift is a surgical procedure used to reduce wrinkles and smooth the skin on the face and neck. Small incisions are concealed in the contours of your ear or hairline. The underlying muscles are carefully tightened, excess skin and tissue removed.

A facelift can resolve unsightly jowls and restore a defined jawline, making you look younger and slimmer. Our skilled surgeon focuses on changes that look natural as opposed to an obvious, unnatural “pulled” or windswept look.

Benefits of a Facelift

A facelift can tighten the skin on the face in a natural-looking way that smooths wrinkles and lines, creates a more defined jaw, and restores a more youthful facial appearance. Sagging facial muscles may be lifted and tightened to restore a firmer, smoother facial appearance.

After a facelift performed by Dr. Miller, you will have a more defined jawline, and sagging jowls and creases will be smoothed for a younger, refreshed facial appearance. The incisions are typically hidden near your ears or within the hairline and scars are virtually imperceptible. There are several different types of facelifts, from a mini lift to a more extensive traditional facelift. Your procedure will be customized specifically to treat the signs of aging you want to resolve.

What to Expect After a Facelift

Your recovery and downtime will depend on the extent of your procedure and the incisions needed to create a fresh, natural look in facelift surgery. A mini facelift will have a few days of downtime, while a full facelift may require one to two weeks off work.

You may experience bruising and tenderness, and your facial skin may feel tight in the first stage of healing – this is normal. As the swelling reduces, a smooth, fresh natural look will be revealed.