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In San Diego County and beyond, triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a respected authority on plastic surgery and hair restoration procedures. He strives to educate the public by providing press releases on the latest aesthetic treatments, technology, and industry news. Review the press releases below and visit this page regularly to keep yourself up to date on how to look your best.

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While time, gravity, stress, genetics, lifestyle and UV rays can all contribute to the signs of aging, plastic surgeons like San Diego's Dr. Richard Chaffoo are now using new, less invasive neck and face lift treatments to help patients across Southern California look more youthful, without looking like they've had work done. LA JOLLA, CA – October 5, 2007 – A face lift, also known as rhytidectomy, is certainly not a plastic surgery procedure men … Read More

SAN DIEGO, CA, August 27, 2017 – The San Diego Union-Tribune (UT) today announced La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ has been awarded as the best cosmetic dermatology practice in the Healthy Living section of their annual poll. The poll recognizes the top medical practices and physicians and are voted by it's readers. La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ was also listed as the top 5 for cosmetic surgery group, medical group and medical spa. … Read More

La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™ Nominated as San Diego’s Best

Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart and Plastic Surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo are selected among the best in San Diego. SAN DIEGO, CA (June 2017) -- The San Diego Union-Tribune (UT) today announced La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™, along with Doctors Susan Stuart and Richard Chaffoo, as nominees in their Healthy Living section of their annual poll. Dr. Susan Stuart is nominated as San Diego's best cosmetic dermatologist (individual) and Dr. Richard Chaffoo is nominated for best cosmetic … Read More

San Diego Readers Name La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ One of Top Cosmetic Practices

Readers of the La Jolla Light and San Diego Union-Tribune vote for the cosmetic plastic surgery practice and medical spa as among the best in San Diego County. La Jolla, California (September 2016) — La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ earned honors in the annual readers' polls published by the La Jolla Light and San Diego Union-Tribune, including best cosmetic plastic surgery group, best cosmetic surgeon, best medical spa, and best cosmetic dermatologist. "Our practice prides itself on offering the highest quality care and … Read More

La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ Named One of Top Dermatology Practices in San Diego

Expertise.com ranks La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™, which specializes in cosmetic dermatology, as one of the Top 20 San Diego practices out of nearly 300 dermatologists. La Jolla, California (August 2016) — La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™, a cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery practice, was recently ranked by Expertise.com as one of San Diego's Top 20 practices, based on a rigorous evaluation that included a review of its service and patient satisfaction. "We appreciate that … Read More

La Jolla Skin & Dermatology Firms Unite With New Website

With La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™, the team of cosmetic surgery specialist Dr. Richard Chaffoo and dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart are uniting their dual San Diego practice. La Jolla, California (March 2016) — La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™, combining the talents of cosmetic surgery specialist Richard Chaffoo, M.D., FACS, FICS, and dermatologist Susan Stuart, M.D., FAAD, recently launched a new website that provides a comprehensive resource for patients considering both surgical and non-surgical approaches to … Read More

San Diego Plastic Surgeon Now Offering CoolSculpting® for Double Chin

CoolSculpting's newest applicator, designed to target small trouble spots, is available for San Diego-area residents at Dr. Richard Chaffoo's La Jolla practice. La Jolla, California (October 2015) — Dr. Richard Chaffoo (www.lajollaskin.com) is among the first plastic surgeons to offer the CoolSculpting CoolMini™ applicator in San Diego County, providing men and women a way to treat double chins without surgery or injections. "The CoolMini's unique design fits snugly on those small areas where fat accumulates, such as … Read More

A La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Practice Has Success With Newest Generation of Laser Lipolysis

Dr. Richard Chaffoo says San Diego and La Jolla cosmetic surgery patients have an effective solution for unwanted fat and cellulite with Smartlipo TriPlex™. La Jolla, California (October 2014) — Dr. Richard Chaffoo (www.lajollaskin.com) customizes laser treatments at his La Jolla cosmetic surgery practice using the Cynosure® Smartlipo TriPlex, a next-generation laser that the triple board-certified plastic surgeon says is highly effective at efficiently reducing unwanted fat and cellulite. "The TriPlex system represents the newest generation of … Read More

Surgeon Discusses Study on Smoking and Facial Aging

New research on identical twins with different smoking habits details specific ways that smoking accelerates facial aging. Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a La Jolla cosmetic surgery and facelift specialist, says the results are not surprising. La Jolla, California (December 2013) — Dr. Richard Chaffoo says the results of a recently published study of identical twins confirm what he has observed for years at his La Jolla cosmetic surgery practice: Smoking accelerates the signs of aging. The triple board-certified … Read More

New Hair Transplant Technique Creates Better Results in Less Time

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon and hair transplant specialist in San Diego, offers the minimally invasive NeoGraft treatment for hair restoration because it avoids scars, reduces recovery and saves patients time, among other benefits. La Jolla, California (March 2013) – Men and women interested in hair transplant solutions in San Diego can now receive better results with a shorter treatment time and a faster recovery. This achievement is made possible by the NeoGraft™ automated hair … Read More

San Diego Plastic Surgeon Offers Sientra® Silicone Gel Breast Implants

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon, now offers Sientra's Silimed® brand of high-strength cohesive gel breast implants for patients at his La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ practices. La Jolla, California (December 2012) – Dr. Richard Chaffoo (www.lajollaskin.com) now offers Sientra's Silimed high-strength cohesive gel implants at his La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ office. "We are excited to offer this quality line of silicone implants," Dr. Chaffoo says. "The sheer variety of Silimed implants will … Read More

San Diego Plastic Surgeon Offers Innovative Hair Restoration Option

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon, expanded his highly respected cosmetic surgery practice to offer NeoGraft, an innovative new hair transplant solution for San Diego patients. La Jolla, California (December 2012) – Dr. Richard Chaffoo (www.hairtransplantsurgeonsandiego.com) now offers hair transplant patients in San Diego a permanent solution to thinning hair and bald spots. NeoGraft is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an automated technique to collect and transplant hair follicles. "I'm thrilled to be the only … Read More

CoolSculpting® Now Available at La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Practice

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo now offers CoolSculpting for non-surgical fat reduction at his La Jolla cosmetic surgery practice. CoolSculpting uses patented fat-freezing technology to shrink the midsection. La Jolla, California (December 2012) – CoolSculpting, the revolutionary non-surgical fat-freezing procedure, is now available at the La Jolla cosmetic surgery practice of Dr. Richard Chaffoo (www.lajollaskin.com). A plastic surgeon with triple board certification, Dr. Chaffoo specializes in leading-edge surgical and non-surgical procedures for the face, breasts and … Read More

La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Specialist Featured in Forbes

Why don't more women choose breast reconstruction following a mastectomy? Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a San Diego-area plastic surgeon, shared his views on the subject in a recent Forbes article. La Jolla, California (December 2011) – Dr. Richard Chaffoo was interviewed in Forbesmagazine, explaining one reason why a relatively low percentage of breast cancer patients have reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy. Dr. Chaffoo is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs breast enhancement procedures for women through his La Jolla cosmetic … Read More

Liposuction Specialist in San Diego Named “Top Doc” by U.S. News

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a liposuction specialist in San Diego, was recently named one of the nation's "Top Doctors" by U.S. News & World Report, based on a peer nomination process. La Jolla, California (August 2011) – Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a liposuction specialist in San Diego, was recently named one of the "Top Doctors" in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Physicians from varying fields nominate other doctors whom they feel represent the best in their … Read More

More Patients Seeking Natural Looking Breasts From Plastic Surgery in San Diego

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is seeing an increasing number of women interested in natural looking breasts at his plastic surgery practice in San Diego. La Jolla, California (June 2011) – Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, is noticing a rise in the number of women requesting natural looking breasts at his plastic surgery practice in San Diego. He is helping women to determine the right procedure to fit their body types … Read More

San Diego Rhinoplasty Specialist Publishes Real Patient Photos

Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS is a triple board certified plastic surgeon known for facial, body and breast enhancement procedures. He recently posted many new patient before and after photos to his Web site to help educate site visitors. La Jolla, California (October 2010) – For San Diego rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo recently posted new before and after photos to his Web site featuring patients who had nose surgery and other cosmetic enhancements. He now has … Read More

San Diego Liposuction Surgeon Urges Patients to Check Credentials

After recent news reports of a Chula Vista woman who died after getting liposuction in Tijuana, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo is redoubling his efforts to educate patients about the importance of checking surgeon credentials. La Jolla, CA (June 2010) – Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo of La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ has been featured regularly in the media, often emphasizing the importance of choosing a surgeon wisely. A recent news … Read More

In San Diego, Liposuction Helping Residents Stay Fit

Men and women in the San Diego area consistently rank as some of the fittest in the nation. More in-shape local residents are benefitting from targeted liposuction procedures, according to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo. La Jolla, California (April 2010) – Plastic surgery may be helping the athletic men and women of San Diego stay fitter and healthier, according to a local surgeon. Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who says … Read More

San Diego Face Lift Surgeon Details Top “New Year’s Resolution” Procedures

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, discusses the top facial and body contouring procedures that he expects to see as his patients make their 2010 New Year's resolutions. La Jolla, California (January 14, 2010) - Every January, New Year's resolutions drive thousands to their local gyms, but this year many women and men may have a new destination in mind: the plastic surgeon's office. Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo explains why … Read More

Many Affordable San Diego Breast Augmentation Options Available

Dr. Richard Chaffoo says that women can secure affordable financing and special pricing for breast augmentation, but should not overlook other important considerations such as certifications, experience, and rapport with a surgeon. La Jolla, California (November 2009) - The time is right for women to choose a La Jolla / San Diego breast enhancement procedure, as affordable financing and special pricing are making these procedures more accessible. However, triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo says that … Read More

Dr. Richard Chaffoo Nominated for San Diego Plastic Surgery Award

Prominent La Jolla plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo is pleased to be nominated for the prestigious San Diego Union-Tribune "Best of" award for excellence in San Diego plastic surgery. La Jolla, California (August 2009) - Dr. Richard Chaffoo of La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ has been nominated for the San Diego Union-Tribune's exclusive Best of 2009 in the category of cosmetic surgery practices. This is the first year that Dr. Chaffoo, a triple-board certified plastic surgeon highly recognized … Read More

Breast Augmentation a Top Choice for San Diego Plastic Surgery Patients

In San Diego, breast augmentation procedures continue to be highly popular at the practice of acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo, despite the economic downturn. He attributes the continued interest in breast enhancement to the many advantages these procedures can offer. San Diego, California (June 2009) - Nationwide, breast augmentation ranks a close second in popularity behind liposuction, but for many San Diego plastic surgery patients, breast enhancements such as breast augmentation and breast lift are in … Read More

San Diego Women Using BOTOX® Cosmetic to “Preview” Facial Cosmetic Surgery Results

An increasing number of women and men have had San Diego BOTOX® Cosmetic and skin care treatments to help visualize the skin smoothing results of facial cosmetic surgery. Husband-and-wife cosmetic enhancement team Dr. Susan Stuart and Dr. Richard Chaffoo explain why more patients are opting for these "previews." La Jolla, California (April 2009) - People considering cosmetic surgery want to be sure they are making a good investment, and some San Diego men and women … Read More

San Diego Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Specialists Team Up in “Full Care” Cosmetic Practice

San Diego plastic surgery and skin care patients looking for top-notch treatments finally have access to the options they need, all in one location. La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ combines the extensive experience and procedure options of two talented and trusted cosmetic specialists. La Jolla, California (March 2009) - San Diego women and men looking to revive their appearance finally have a one-stop resource for skin and body enhancement: La Jolla Plastic Surgery & … Read More

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon Garners Accolades

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple board certified plastic surgeon in La Jolla, California, has recently received a series of honors recognizing his work in the field of plastic surgery, including two prestigious appointments within the plastic surgery community. San Diego, California (February 2009) – Local plastic surgeons recently honored one of their own, Dr. Richard Chaffoo, by electing him to two prestigious roles in the plastic surgery community. On January 1st, Dr. Chaffoo became Chief … Read More

San Diego Women Choosing Breast Augmentation Plus Lift for More Complete “Mommy Makeover”

The "mommy makeover" - a series of cosmetic surgery procedures designed to help women regain their pre-childbirth bodies - is becoming increasingly popular among women all over the country. Recently, Dr. Richard Chaffoo has noted that many of the women who come to his practice for plastic surgery in San Diego are combining breast enlargement and breast lift procedures in order to achieve a more complete mommy makeover. San Diego, California (January 2009) - Despite … Read More

Surgeon Launches Updated Web Site for Plastic Surgery Patients in San Diego

La Jolla, California (June 19, 2008) – Richard Chaffoo, M.D., F.A.C.S., F.I.C.S., has just re-launched his Web site to provide new features for online visitors. He sees patients from across Southern California in communities such as San Diego, La Jolla, Temecula, and Riverside. Dr. Chaffoo is triple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. "I hope that this updated … Read More

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