La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™ Wins 2017 San Diego Union-Tribune Award

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. Additionally, Dr. Richard Chaffoo was ranked in the top 5 for best cosmetic surgeon (individual). The voting was determined by popular vote.

“Winning this award is a complete honor as we aim at setting the standard for beauty and aesthetic medicine,” said Dr. Richard Chaffoo, Medical Director at La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™. “Achieving this recognition means a great deal to both of us, along with our staff, to be selected as the best in San Diego in our field.”

“We are extremely honored and humbled to win such an important award from the community of San Diego,” 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.”

About La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™

La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™ ( is a comprehensive aesthetic practice renowned for not only providing the most advanced medical and surgical aesthetic treatments but also the most recent and innovative medical advances in cosmetics, including Neograft hair restoration, Laser Rejuvenation, BOTOX, Juvederm, Restylane fillers, Kybella and CoolSculpting.

Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and a leader in hair transplantation methods, as well as providing La Jolla patients with breast augmentation services, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring procedures. His background includes postgraduate fellowships at Stanford University and 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. She followed that with 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.


La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology™
Joel Ellazar
Public Relations Director

To meet with either Dr. Susan Stuart or Dr. Richard A. Chaffoo, request a complimentary consultation or call La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ at  (858) 623-6333.

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