La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology's Blog

Breast Augmentation with Doctor Chaffoo.

It is over 50 years since the first breast enlargement using silicone implants. Today it rates as the second-most popular form of cosmetic surgery worldwide, undergone by 1.5 million women in 2010. It began in spring 1962 when Timmie Jean Lindsey, a mother-of-six lay down on the operating table at Jefferson Davis hospital in Houston, Texas. The surgeons were two … Read more

DOCTOR CHAFFOO, MD, FACS, FICS IS GUEST BLOGGER ON ASPS.

Dr. Richard Chaffoo is the founder and surgical director of La Jolla Plastic Surgery & dermatology offering advanced hair replacement and restoration in the San Diego area. He is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon with 30 years of surgical experience. His accomplishments include past President of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and current Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps … Read more

ASK THE DOCTOR WITH DR. CHAFFOO

TODAY ON ASK THE DOCTOR: RHINOPLASTY Can I ask the doctor to cover all the cost of a correction even though I am not going back to him?  Hi and thanks for your question. I’m sorry to hear that you have had problems following rhinoplasty. I would suggest that you seek a second opinion with another very experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. … Read more

Surgical options for Hair Loss

Hair loss affects millions of men and women in the world. It is estimated that about 40% of men will experience alopecia or baldness by the age of 40. By the age of 50, nearly half of all men will notice hair loss. FUT The earliest surgical methods to correct hair loss involved removing a long strip of scalp from … Read more

ASK THE DOCTOR: TODAY’S QUESTIONS ARE ABOUT COOLSCULPTING

  Can I exercise after CoolSculpting treatments ? CoolSculpting is popular due in part to the fact that it doesn’t require any notable downtime after treatment. While you may be too sore to return to the gym the very same day, there are no restrictions on exercising the day after. You don’t need to alter your routine in any way. … Read more

Medical Treatments for hair loss

Rogaine (Minoxidil) Antihypertensive agent increases the duration of the growth (anagen) phase of the hair follicle growth cycle and can also induce a new anagen phase This improves the quality of the hair by increasing the diameter and length of the miniaturizing hairs. 5% foam works best bid reverse or slow down miniaturization, a hormone-driven process in which hair follicles … Read more

MEDICAL CAUSES FOR HAIR LOSS

 Dr. Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS   Each day all of us shed approximately 50-100 hairs daily which is just part of the normal hair cycle. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. People under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases … Read more

ASK THE DOCTOR: HAIR RESTORATION

Can my crown area be covered after hair transplant? I am in 30 suffering from baldness starting @ age of 26.Nw i have lvl 5-6 baldness.I have consulted online with lot of HT surgeon but getting conflicting suggestions. I have heard that i”ll get less hair /graft since i am asian.my hair is thick n hard n i dont have … Read more

Breast Augmentation by Doctor Richard Chaffoo

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is the most common aesthetic (cosmetic) surgical procedure performed annually in the United States. Over 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation in America each year. These statistics are compiled each year by the American Society if Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). These two surgical organizations are the only ones … Read more

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