Why Choose Dr. Miles

When residents of Alaska and Seattle consider a plastic surgeon, what qualifications do they look for and which ones matter most? Is education and training most important? What about certification and other credentials? How critical is it to have a good rapport with the physician?

If you live in the Seattle area and are considering plastic surgery, chances are you'll say all these details are important to you. And they should be. After all, you're choosing an elective procedure to improve your quality of life, and the results will be with you for many years. Make sure you feel completely comfortable with the plastic surgery specialist you select both professionally and personally.

After you've done your research, the way to make your final decision is to meet your prospective surgeon in person. Dr. Wandra Miles invites you to come in for a consultation with her. Just request an appointment online—she's ready to examine you and talk with you about your goals and concerns. Then she will give you honest input on your best options and leave the decisions to you.

Professional Credentials

Dr. Miles is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). This is the most important credential a plastic surgeon can have. ABPS certification signals that Dr. Miles has several years of surgical training—with two years focused exclusively on specialized plastic surgery training. ABPS certification also requires two years of successful private practice, passing scores on oral and written exams and good standing in the community. Learn more about certification and why it's so critical.

If your prospective surgeon has training and experience beyond what the ABPS requires, it's a bonus. In addition to her years of surgical experience before entering private practice, Dr. Miles has fellowship training in microvascular surgery. She also performed hand surgery for several years. This additional expertise tells you Dr. Miles is accustomed to performing procedures that demand extreme attention to detail.

Practice Philosophy

Dr. Miles adopts the best of new techniques and innovations as they become well-tested; blending them with the tried-and-true standards that produce the results her patients are seeking. This means, for example, she offers the latest FDA-approved silicone gel breast implants, knowing not only that they are safe, but that many patients feel they create a more natural looking and feeling outcome than saline implants.

Dr. Miles also offers variations on surgical procedures when they make sense. For breast reconstruction, for example, she can perform a procedure using the patient's own tissue or one that utilizes an expander and implant. She works with her breast reconstruction patients just as she does with every plastic surgery patient, optimizing and fine tuning surgery to their individual needs.

Your Relationship with Dr. Miles

You may take advantage of Dr. Miles' skills for one brief procedure, or you may develop a lasting relationship with her. Often her patients continue under her care, seeking her expertise with prescription-strength skin products and procedures like chemical peels to keep looking their best over the years.

In either case, there's every chance you will feel very comfortable with Dr. MIles. Like you, she believes quality of life is very important—that's why she lives in the Pacific Northwest. And like you, she knows that how you feel about your looks is one of the keys to living your life to the fullest. You'll find her to be understanding of your needs and supportive of your goals.

If you're considering reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery in Seattle or Alaska, come in and talk with Dr. Miles. She also works with patients from Tacoma, Olympia, Bellevue and other nearby cities. It's easy to arrange a consultation, simply request an appointment online or call at 206-215-6221.