La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology's Blog

Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

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

Dr. Chaffoo wins multiple awards for excellence

Dr. Chaffoo wins multiple awards for excellence       SAN DIEGO, CA, October 22, 2018 – Plastic Surgeon Dr Richard Chaffoo from La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, has won multiple Aesthetic Everything awards this year for his aesthetic excellence. He was awarded as a top plastic surgeon in the West and as a Top 100 Aesthetic Doctor in … Read more

Breast Augmentation Testimonial – Cassie

Cassie talks about her breast augmentation using Natrelle implants.         Board Certifications Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and American Board of Plastic Surgery Memberships American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS) Consultation Fee Free Hospital Privileges Dr. Chaffoo has hospital affiliations at Scripps … Read more

Breast implant and augmentation options

Breast implant options There are numerous implant options available for women in San Diego who are considering breast augmentation surgery. There is a lot of information on the web which can be both confusing and misleading or even inaccurate for prospective breast augmentation patients. From my decades experience as a plastic surgeon, I have taken away the guesswork for my … Read more

Dr Chaffoo talks with Dr Tracy Pfeifer about Hair Loss and Hair Restoration.

Dr Chaffoo talks with Dr Tracy Pfeifer about Hair Loss and Hair Restoration for both men and women on the Aesthetic Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s Facebook Live.     Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS Dr. Richard Chaffoo is the founder and surgical director of Newport Beach Hair MD offering advanced hair replacement and restoration in the Newport Beach area. … Read more

CoolSculpting for Arms.

HOW DOES COOLSCULPTING WORK? The process CoolSculpting uses is called Cryolipolysis®, and it was developed by Harvard-based researchers. They discovered that fat cells are more vulnerable to cold than other tissues. When fat cells absorb cold energy, they are damaged while nearby tissues remain unharmed. Eventually the damaged fat cells are flushed out of the body. CoolSculpting treatments capitalize on … Read more

Regenerative Medicine Microfat & Nanofat

  Microfat & Nanofat Two types of fat preparation used for facial and body rejuvenation Microfat harvest fat from abdomen & Flanks with small cannulas Done under local anesthesia in office setting Fat is washed & filtered Injected into areas of central face that need volume replacement caused by aging Used to fill hollowness in temples,cheeks, along orbit and mouth … Read more

La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Wins 2018 San Diego Union-Tribune Award.

La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Wins 2018 San Diego Union-Tribune Award. SAN DIEGO, CA, August 30, 2018 – The San Diego Union-Tribune (UT) announced La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology has been awarded as the favorite cosmetic surgery group in the Healthy Living section of their annual poll. The poll recognizes the best medical practices and physicians and are … Read more

Dr Susan Stuart Wins Favorite San Diego Dermatologist from 2018 Union-Tribune’s San Diego’s Best Readers Poll

  Dr Susan Stuart Wins Favorite San Diego Dermatologist from 2018 Union-Tribune’s San Diego’s Best Readers Poll. SAN DIEGO, CA, August 30, 2018 – The San Diego Union-Tribune announced Dr Susan Stuart has been awarded as a favorite dermatologist in the Healthy Living section of their annual readers poll. The poll recognizes the best dermatology physicians and practices and as … Read more

Regenerative Medicine

  Regenerative Medicine at La Jolla Plastic Surgery and Dermatology.   Plastic surgeons have pioneered the development of this field in aesthetic medicine with the introduction of novel methods of harvesting fat and using it to replace and restore the lost volume to the face which occurs with aging. As we age the fat which was abundant during youth gradually … Read more

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