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  case number 87 This 20-year-old woman had a nasal defect and airway obstruction that made it difficult for her to breathe through her nose. The large hump on her nose was also cosmetically unappealing, so she began looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon in San Diego to help reshape her nose to look and function better. When she met with Dr. Richard … Read more

Rhinoplasty with Dr Chaffoo

When your facial features are balanced, your face has an aesthetically pleasing appearance. That harmony can be disrupted if your nose looks larger than other features or if its shape attracts attention. It’s amazing how greatly your appearance can be improved by changing just this one feature. Specialist Dr. Richard Chaffoo performs rhinoplasty in La Jolla to help his San … Read more

Dr Susan Stuart Receives Best Dermatologist Award

Honored for her Aesthetic Excellence in La Jolla La Jolla Lifestyle Magazine announced that Dr. Susan Stuart was selected as the Best Dermatologist in La Jolla, which is an annual list that is based on excellence in the La Jolla area. This is the first year that Doctor Stuart has been nominated by this publication, which she won for her … Read more

How To Choose a San Diego Plastic Surgeon

If I were to ask you if you’d prefer to have a plastic surgeon perform your plastic (cosmetic) surgery, I’m certain the answer would be a definitive “Yes!”. After all, what kind of surgeon would you choose to do your knee replacement surgery? An orthopedic surgeon, of course. Open heart surgery? A cardiac surgeon! It seems deceptively easy but here’s … Read more

“Can Rhinoplasty ______?”

One of the most satisfying aspects of being a plastic surgeon is witnessing the smiles on patients’ faces after they see the results of rhinoplasty surgery. Many of the San Diego County residents I’ve treated say cosmetic nose surgery changed the way they saw themselves and boosted their confidence. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular aesthetic procedures performed annually … Read more

The 3 Types of NeoGraft® Patients

I’ve been offering NeoGraft hair restoration at my San Diego-area practice for many years — and have even experienced the treatment myself. NeoGraft was a game-changer for the field of hair transplant surgery, and since its arrival I can say unequivocally that it is the best approach for many, if not all patients. NeoGraft is an automated version of follicular … Read more

Our Current Newsletter

“What’s the difference between the treatments?” “How do I know which one is best for me?” Those are some of the most common questions I hear from patients interested in body contouring. While some providers may prefer one treatment to another, I think it’s important to set a baseline of understanding about when each procedure is a good choice. In … Read more

Quick Tips: Back to Outdoor Activity After Rhinoplasty

San Diego rhinoplasty surgeon explains recovery.

We’re fortunate to live in an area with a good deal of sunshine all year long, but it’s fair to say that the spring and summer months are especially active here in San Diego. Prospective rhinoplasty patients are often a young, active bunch, so it’s understandable that they’re curious about the nuances of the recovery process — specifically, how it … Read more

CoolSculpting® Treatment Sessions: What to Expect

CoolSculpting is a favorite with our San Diego and La Jolla-area patients, but there are still lots of people who haven’t yet given it a try. One big reason many people feel “on the fence” about trying CoolSculpting is that “freezing the fat” can sound intimidating, and they simply don’t know what to expect. Here’s how a CoolSculpting visit goes … Read more

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