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5 Reasons Winter is the Best Time for Surgical Recovery

Dr. Chaffoo gives 5 reasons for winter surgery in la jolla San Diego

My San Diego and La Jolla area patients often ask me which time of year is best when considering elective cosmetic plastic surgery such as breast augmentation or liposuction. Is there an “ideal” time for recovering from plastic surgery? While no absolute “ideal” time exists, there are some compelling reasons to consider having your elective plastic surgery during the winter … Read more

CoolSculpting: The Latest Technological Advances

Coolsculpting with Dr. chaffoo in la jolla CA

CoolSculpting® is one of the most popular procedures at my San Diego and La Jolla area practice, and it has become the most talked-about non-surgical treatment for fat reduction in the United States. While patients already love the way the process safely freezes and destroys stubborn fat cells, new technological advances are making  the treatment even more effective on even … Read more

La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Introduces a New Facial Rejuvenation System

Dr Stuart laser treatment La Jolla San Diego

SAN DIEGO, February 1st, 2019 — A leading Southern California dermatologist, Dr. Susan Stuart, founding partner and co – director of La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology, is introducing to San Diego a cutting-edge photorejuvenation system to treat various skin conditions. The system is Lumenis M22 which is an intense pulsed light (IPL) treatment. “I offer this to my patients … Read more

What is the Difference Between a Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon?

Dr. Chaffoo Triple Board Certified San Diego CA,

As you research plastic surgery procedures in San Diego, you will likely come across two terms: plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon. The difference between a plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon can be summed up in one word: HUGE. Many San Diego patients mistakenly think there is no difference. And how would the unsuspecting public know otherwise? Both types of doctors … Read more

3 Things That Worry Rhinoplasty Patients (And Why They Shouldn’t)

The 3 worries of Rhinoplasty asked by people in California

Rhinoplasty is one of the top 5 plastic surgery procedures performed each year, with more than 200,000 performed in 2017, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). But while rhinoplasty is a trusted and well understood surgery, many of my prospective rhinoplasty patients in San Diego share very specific anxieties about the procedure. Let’s explore these fears and … Read more

Functional Rhinoplasty Improves Health

Dr Chaffoo MD San Diego

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures in our San Diego area practice for both men and women. In fact, it is one of the top cosmetic surgery procedures performed each year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the world’s largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons. In 2017, there were over 200,000 Americans who … Read more

CoolSculpting: Answering Common Questions

Dr Chaffoo MD San Diego

CoolSculpting® is a revolutionary way to permanently remove unwanted fat in a completely non-invasive manner. It has been FDA approved since 2010 with over 7 million treatments performed worldwide. Our San Diego area practice has performed over 24,000 treatments on over 6,000 patients. With our vast experience in CoolSculpting, we would like to answer the most common questions patients have … Read more

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

Dr Chaffoo Coolsculpting on fox 5 San Diego

CoolSculpting® is the only non-invasive technology to permanently eliminate unwanted fat on nine areas of the body, including the neck. It is safe, FDA approved, and has been in use longer than any other non-invasive method for permanent fat reduction. While much has been written about the CoolSculpting technology available to patients in La Jolla and San Diego, very little has … Read more


Coolsculpting at La Jolla with Dr. Chaffoo

ARE ALL COOLSCULPTING CENTERS THE SAME?   The short answer is NO! It is very confusing for La Jolla and San Diego patients when trying to choose a reputable CoolSculpting center from amongst those which are listed on the web. Does it really matter where I have CoolSculpting performed? Will I get the same results in any center? Should I … Read more

Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

I updated the Alt text froDr. Chaffoo speaks on breastfeeding with breast augmentation at Fox5 San Diego

How will Breast Augmentation Affect my ability to breastfeed? This is a frequent question I’m asked by San Diego area patients who see me for breast implant surgery. That’s probably because most breast augmentations are performed in women who are in their childbearing years, many of whom haven’t yet become mothers. An excellent review article in the International Breastfeeding Journal … Read more

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