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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


 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


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 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


Do I need a Breast Lift to get perky breasts or just Implants ?  I like to have my patients try on a number of different style and volume (cc) sizers at the initial consultation. I also enjoy reviewing with each patient photos of breasts they feel are attractive so we can discuss how to achieve the look they find … Read more

Rhinoplasty consultation

As both a board certified plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, I often see patients who are interested in improving both the appearance and function of the nose. The patient may be primarily interested in changing the shape of the nose and be unaware of areas inside of the nasal passages which are causing even minor breathing difficulties. Rhinoplasty will not only … Read more


What type of lift and implant do I need?   There isn’t a single correct answer to this question.  In the end it comes down to faith and trust in your surgeon. Often aesthetic plastic surgery is understanding that there are no perfect solutions and that choices all have limitations and downsides. An honest and frank discussion with your surgeon is what’s … Read more


 SAVE  Are there different types of liposuction? There are many types of liposuction techniques, all of which yield very good results in competent hands. I would focus on who does your liposuction procedure versus the technique. Competence in aesthetic surgery depends upon many factors including training and experience. Safety is the most important concern in any surgical procedure, especially one … Read more

Breast augmentation consult

During your personal breast augmentation consultation with Dr. Chaffoo he will initially review your medical history in detail with you. Dr. Chaffoo discusses your family history for breast cancer, personal history of breast diseases, and prior breast imaging studies. In addition, he and his staff review your general medical health, medications, and prior surgical procedures along with any anesthetic or … Read more

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