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

The 3 worries of Rhinoplasty asked by people in California

The 3 Things That Worry Rhinoplasty Patients (And Why They Shouldn’t)   Rhinoplasty is one of the top 5 cosmetic plastic surgical procedures performed yearly with over 200,000 in 2017 according to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS represents over 6000 board certified plastic surgeons and is the largest plastic surgery society in the … Read more


Dr Chaffoo MD San Diego

FUNCTIONAL RHINOPLASTY IMPROVES HEALTH   surgery noted significant improvements in their nasal airways and overall general health. These conclusions were drawn from surveys completed by study participants before and six months following nasal surgery. Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures performed in our practice on men and women. In fact, it is one of the … Read more


Dr Chaffoo MD San Diego

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT COOLSCULPTING   CoolSculpting is a revolutionary method 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 practice has experience performing over 24,000 treatments on over 6000 patients. With our vast experience in CoolSculpting we would like to answer the most common … Read more

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?

Dr Chaffoo Coolsculpting on fox 5 San Diego

How Much Does CoolSculpting Cost?   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 … 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

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  How will Breast Augmentation Affect my ability to breastfeed? This is a frequent question I’m asked by 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 in 2014 … Read more

Breast Asymmetry: Not as Uncommon as You Think

Breast Asymmetry: Not as Uncommon as You Think

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that I and most board-certified plastic surgeons perform each year, according to statistics by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Most women I see for breast augmentation here in San Diego are primarily concerned with enhancing the size of their breasts with breast implants. They feel somewhat … Read more

What type of Bra do I wear after Breast Augmentation?

What type of bra do I wear after breast augmentation? Breast augmentation is the most common plastic surgery procedure performed each year in the USA. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, approximately 300,000 patients underwent augmentation mammaplasty in 2017, a 40% increase since 2000. During my consultation with patients who are considering breast augmentation, most women request information … Read more

Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

When researching your own rhinoplasty in San Diego, you’ve probably come across a wealth of unfamiliar terms and concepts. One common one my patients ask me about is the “open” vs. “closed” rhinoplasty. While many people assume that “open” rhinoplasty is a more invasive form of the surgery and therefore 1 to be avoided, the truth is quite a bit … Read more

Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Patients often ask me to explain the difference between cosmetic rhinoplasty and functional rhinoplasty here in San Diego. The answer is not simple because frequently it’s necessary to correct a functional problem while also improving the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure where form and function are interconnected. Functional Rhinoplasty Functional rhinoplasty is a procedure where … Read more

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