La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology's Blog

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

Impressed with Results – San Diego, CA

  HAIR RESTORATION AT LA JOLLA. I was extremely impressed with Dr. Chaffoo, his clinic, his staff Darcy and Ashley, but most of all with his assistants Galina and Sonya. What a professional power team at this practice. Now, about the procedure, 3-weeks in to date and recovering very well. I returned to work 1-week to the day and no one … Read more

Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty candidates Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty? You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if: Your facial growth is complete You are physically healthy You don’t smoke You have a positive … Read more

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