Hair Transplant Surgery Restore Your Hair with NeoGraft®

Thinning hair can undermine the self-esteem of even the most confident men. For women, hair loss can be devastating. Fortunately, at Dr. Richard Chaffoo’s La Jolla practice, there is a safe, advanced, minimally invasive alternative to the outdated hair restoration or transplant techniques that many San Diego clinics still offer.

NeoGraft is a breakthrough process that automates the latest techniques in hair transplantation, resulting in a less costly procedure that is more effective than “strip” hair transplant surgery. Even better, the recovery time is shorter because it is a minimally invasive method that doesn’t leave a linear scar. Dr. Chaffoo is the only triple board-certified plastic surgeon offering hair replacement with NeoGraft in San Diego. At his dedicated Hair Surgery Center, he and his highly trained and experienced team achieve optimal, natural-looking results with this technology.

As the only physician board-certified in plastic surgery in San Diego who directs a hair surgery practice, Dr. Chaffoo for years has been the choice of patients seeking quality hair restoration. We can help you, too. Please request a consultation online, or call (858) 256-4458 to schedule an appointment.

Doctor Chaffoo Awards


Follicular unit extraction (FUE) is the newest method of hair transplantation. It takes hair grafts from the back of the head (where hair is genetically programmed not to fall out) so they can be placed in thinning or balding areas. Compared to the more common “strip” or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) surgery, the FUE procedure maximizes the use of the finite amount of donor hair available. FUE can be performed with local anesthetic and results in little bleeding.

When performed manually, FUE can be a time-consuming, tedious and expensive process. It can also be a difficult procedure for physicians to master, so most continue to rely on the faster “strip” method. The drawback with both manual FUE and the strip method is that they require extensive handling of the grafts, and the survival rate of donor grafts decreases the more they are handled. The NeoGraft device eliminates the problems associated with manual FUE hair restoration. It makes the process simpler, quicker and more effective than either manual FUE or “strip” surgery, leading to the best possible aesthetic result.


  • No linear scar such as the one left by “strip” hair transplantation. You can wear your hair short or long.
  • No sutures or staples.
  • Minimal manipulation of donor hair grafts, resulting in a high survival rate.
  • Brief recovery time.
  • Less expensive than manual transplant method.



Successful hair restoration surgery requires selecting a plastic surgeon with the special training and experience necessary to get excellent results. Dr. Chaffoo, the director of the center, possesses the credentials you should look for when choosing a hair transplant surgeon. Unlike many doctors who offer hair transplants, only a select few plastic surgeons have the experience and specific training to truly be called a hair restoration surgical specialist. Learn what to expect during the process of planning and undergoing hair restoration surgery with Dr. Chaffoo.

Our Hair Surgery Center also includes board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart, who has the training and experience needed to diagnose and treat all medical causes of hair loss. That’s especially important for our female patients because the cause of hair loss in women is often a treatable medical condition.


If you are considering a hair transplant procedure and have already consulted another doctor, you may not have heard about FUE with NeoGraft. Many patients who are good candidates for the procedure aren’t advised about it by physicians who don’t offer the service. We encourage you to request a complimentary consultation or call (858) 256-4458 to learn more about NeoGraft with Dr. Chaffoo.

Leave a Reply

Fields marked with * are required.

Back to Top