La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology's Blog

ASK THE DOCTOR: SCAR REMOVAL

  Best laser for hypertrophic scar/surgical scar? Question: 8 months ago i had a surgery on my forearm as a result I got a scar and its became hypertrophic ,since its in my forearm Its very bother me,I consider to do laser therapy. I went to few places one of them works with Fotona Dynamis and the other one with … Read more

DR SUSAN STUART MD. BOARD CERTIFIED DERMATOLOGIST

      A board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Susan M. Stuart offers a wide range of medical spa and dermatologic services for San Diego patients. At her practice in La Jolla, CA, she offers some of today’s latest skin care options, including laser hair removal, Fraxel® laser treatments, and BOTOX® Cosmetic. Considered one of San Diego’s leading experts in laser dermatology, … Read more

ASK THE DOCTOR: MOMMY MAKEOVER

  TODAY’S QUESTIONS ARE ON MOMMY MAKEOVER   Mommy Makeover with BBL. Achievable?   Hi and thanks for your questions. Your goals are achievable but best determined by a personal consultation with a local, board certified plastic surgeon. At the consult your plastic surgeon will take a detailed history and perform a thorough examination of your areas of concern. The pictures you submitted were … Read more

COOLSCULPTING AT LA JOLLA SKIN

  COOLSCULPTING AT LA JOLLA PLASTIC SURGERY AND DERMATOLOGY   Coolsculpting is the most effective non-invasive means to permanently remove unwanted fat from multiple areas on the body. It has been studied more thoroughly and longer than any other non-invasive technology in terms of safety and efficacy to eliminate fat and is approved by the FDA. When the skin comes … Read more

RHINOPLASTY EXPLAINED BY DR. CHAFFOO

  Revision rhinoplasty Most plastic surgeons agree that rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging cosmetic (aesthetic) plastic surgery procedures for many reasons. The nose is a complex structure with an obvious position in the middle of one’s face. Expert rhinoplasty requires simultaneously correcting nasal deformities while preserving maximal nasal function. One cannot make a nose look good without optimizing … Read more

ASK THE DOCTOR: COOLSCULPTING

     Who is Qualified to Operate the Coolsculpting Machine? Should It Be Only a Doctor?   Thank you for your question. In order to operate a CoolSculpting applicator in a treatment setting, you must first be certified by ZELTIQ, the manufacturer. Many practices, including mine, have a CoolSculpting Specialist on staff who has been trained by ZELTIQ and performs … Read more

FACIAL SCARS AND COSMETIC SURGERY WITH DR.CHAFFOO

    Facial Scars Blog   Facial scars are the natural result of the healing process which occurs following an injury to the skin and occasionally deeper facial structures. Most scars will heal imperceptibly due to the complex process of healing which lasts up to 12 months or more. A scar may be quite noticeable soon after an injury and … Read more

ASK THE DOCTOR: BOTOX

   Is it safe to get Botox while breastfeeding? Congratulations on your newborn! There is no information or guidelines for Botox during breastfeeding. However, I would delay your treatment until after completing breast feeding.   What is the difference between Botulax and Botox? Aside from the brand, are they pretty much the same thing? Aside from the brand, are they … Read more

COOLSCULPTING AT LA JOLLA PLASTIC SURGERY & DERMATOLOGY

  Coolsculpting This completely non invasive technology has disrupted the field of aesthetic medicine. Now patients can reduce those bulges of excess fat safely with no needles, anesthesia, or recovery time. This is the most effective method to remove fat with the application of cold which freezes fat cells. These cells are destroyed and the body eliminates them naturally over … Read more

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

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