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 surgeon (individual). The practice is nominated in multiple categories: best cosmetic dermatology group, best cosmetic surgery group and best medical spa. Nominees are determined by popular vote.

“Being nominated in this poll is an honor. We aim at setting the standard for beauty and aesthetic medicine,” said Dr. Richard Chaffoo, Medical Director at La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected amongst the best in San Diego in our field.”

“We believe that our teamwork benefits our aesthetic patients, as we collaborate to provide them with the treatment plans that best meet their needs,” says Dr. Susan Stuart. “Our practice is one of a kind in the country, where we are not only a plastic surgeon and dermatologist but also husband and wife. We work together and truly make it a family affair.”

The annual San Diego’s Best UT Readers Poll is voted online by readers across San Diego County. From now until June 26th, fans of La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™, along with their patients, family, and friends, can cast their votes at

Winners will be announced on August 27th in the SD Best special section published online and in print.

About La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™

La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™ is a comprehensive aesthetic practice offering cosmetic surgery and dermatology, as well as hair transplant treatments. Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and a leader in hair transplantation methods, providing La Jolla patients with breast augmentation services, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring procedures. His background includes postgraduate fellowships at Stanford University and at the UCSD Medical Center Regional Burn Center. Dr. Susan M. Stuart is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist, offering laser skin care, skin cancer therapies, laser hair removal, and other skin rejuvenating procedures alongside her husband, Dr. Chaffoo. After receiving her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Stuart completed a competitive internship at Mercy Hospital Center in San Diego, followed by a residency at Emory University School of Medicine and a postgraduate fellowship in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the past president of the San Diego Dermatological Society and past chief of dermatology at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Their practice is located within the Ximed Medical Building, a landmark private practice building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus.

If you would like to meet with Dr. Stuart or Dr. Chaffoo at La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™, request a consultation using the online form or call the practice at  (858) 623-6333.

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