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Common concerns of San Diego rhinoplasty patients and why they don't need to have them.

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 6,000 board-certified plastic surgeons and is the largest plastic surgery society in the world. So while rhinoplasty is a trusted and …

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Functional Rhinoplasty Improves Health

I have observed that many if not most, patients who present for elective nasal surgery to improve their appearance also demonstrate significant anatomical deformities of the internal nose including deviation of the nasal septum and enlarged inferior turbinates. While many patients seek rhinoplasty at my San Diego area practice to improve the appearance of the …

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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 …

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Breast Augmentation and Breastfeeding

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 …

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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 here in San Diego are primarily concerned with enhancing the size of their breasts with breast implants. …

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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 about the selection of a …

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Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

Rhinoplasty: Open or Closed?

When researching your own 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 …

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Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Rhinoplasty: Form or Function?

Patients often ask me to explain the difference between cosmetic 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 …

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