San Diego Breast Augmentation

Author: Dr. Richard Chaffoo

When you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, it can be difficult to feel attractive and feminine. You might wish nature had given you more, and often, pregnancy or weight loss can leave your breasts smaller than before. Breast augmentation has given San Diego and La Jolla women the natural looking curves and fullness they desire to help them enjoy life with self-assured confidence. Dr. Richard Chaffoo of La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology™ is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast augmentation.

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Breast Augmentation Case 111 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #111

This 22-year-old woman wanted to have breasts that were more proportional to her frame. She had relatively little breast tissue and was unhappy with the small size of her breasts. She decided it was time to explore breast augmentation in La Jolla. After considering her options, she contacted Dr. Chaffoo for a consultation.Like many women who... Read More
Breast Lift Case 56 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #56

This 37-year-old woman was satisfied being a C cup before having children. She worked hard to regain her pre-pregnancy shape by exercising regularly and eating right. Finally, she sought the assistance of Dr. Chaffoo at his San Diego cosmetic surgery office because no amount of exercise would give her the full, youthful breasts she once had.This... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 123 Before & After Front | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #123

This patient is a 20-year-old female who desired larger, natural-looking breasts. She had researched her options and choice of surgeons thoroughly, and decided to go with San Diego plastic surgeon and breast augmentation specialist Dr. Richard Chaffoo. This patient was impressed with Dr. Chaffoo's professional, yet friendly bedside... Read More
Breast Revision Case 396 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #396

This 54 year old San Diego woman consulted with Dr. Chaffoo for revisionary breast surgery. She had previously undergone a bilateral breast augmentation and developed significant capsular contracture (hardening) around her implants. She desired smaller and newer implants and improved breast shape where her breasts were more perky. She underwent removal... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 110 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #110

This 26-year-old San Diego woman wanted to enlarge her small breasts and correct their mild asymmetry. To improve the look of her breasts, she decided to find a San Diego plastic surgeon who regularly performed breast augmentation and chose to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Chaffoo.When she came in for her appointment, she discussed... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 147 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #147

This is a 29-year-old San Diego female who was dissatisfied with her flat chest. She desired a more feminine figure with enhancement of both breasts. She met with San Diego breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo to find out about her options. At her consultation, she was able to try on different breast implants to decide on which... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 485 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #485

This 23 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery to increase the size and improve the shape of her breasts. She tried on sizers during her consultation and desired placement of her implants by an incision around each areola (periareolar approach). She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with Allergan... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 206 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #206

This delightful 21 year old young woman was unhappy with the size of her breasts. She was interested in breast augmentation to increase the size and shape of her breasts. There was no family history of breast cancer and no personal history of breast diseases. Due to her age we recommended saline breast implants.  She tried on a number of sizers... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 126 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #126

This is a 27-year-old San Diego Hispanic female who desired a natural improvement to her breast size. She had a consultation with Dr. Richard Chaffoo in San Diego who recommended breast augmentation with silicone implants in a moderate size of 325-350ml. The patient had preferred the periareolar incision (around the areola) and subpectoral location... Read More
Transgender Surgery Case 390 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #390

This 25 year old transgender woman desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery one year after beginning hormone replacement therapy. She liked the size and shape of 450 cc moderate profile silicone sizers which she tried on during  her consultation. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with 450 cc smooth round moderate... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 131 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #131

This patient is a 22-year-old female who requested breast enhancement surgery. She researched her options of board-certified surgeons and chose, Dr. Richard Chaffoo to perform her breast augmentation in San Diego. Dr. Chaffoo had discussed the various approaches, incisions and implant sizes, shapes, and types. The patient had preferred a silicone... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 148 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #148

This  is a 39-year-old female from San Diego who desired a fuller breast. She sought our San Diego's top plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaffoo for correction. Dr. Chaffoo performed a breast augmentation procedure with use of silicone implants. The patient recovered quickly and was very pleased with her results. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 120 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #120

This patient is a 20-year-old San Diego female who had consulted with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo regarding breast augmentation. After gathering information from the consultation, the patient had decided to undergo bilateral breast augmentation with saline implants. During the surgery, Dr. Chaffoo placed 350cc saline implants.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 254 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #254

28 year old San Diego woman disliked the loss of breast volume following multiple pregnancies. She desired bilateral breast augmentation with "gummy bear" breast implants placed through an incision in the breast fold (inframammary approach). She liked the size and shape of 325 cc high profile sizers which she tried on during her consultation. She... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 118 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #118

This is a 35 year old San Diego female who search online for an experienced plastic surgeon in San Diego. After several consultations, she had selected San Diego's elite plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard Chaffoo as her physician for breast enhancement surgery. During her consultation at Dr. Chaffoo's La Jolla office, the patient discussed... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 132 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #132

This is a 36-year-old woman from San Diego who disliked how her breasts had changed after breastfeeding several children. During her consultation with triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo in San Diego for breast augmentation, she was able to try on multiple breast sizers to examine the different shapes and sizes of breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 391 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #391

36 year old Hispanic San Diego lady desired breast augmentation surgery to increase the size and improve the shape of both breasts. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with gummy bear silicone breast implants through a periareolar (around the nipple) incision and placement of Mentor smooth round 400 cc silicone gummy bear breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 153 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #153

This is a 30-year-old San Diego female who desired an enlargement in breast size. She chose board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaffoo based on his experience and credentials. The patient had undergone breast augmentation with placement of 400 cc smooth round gummy bear implants through an inframammary (breast crease) incision and was overall... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 183 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #183

This 28-year-old woman had breast augmentation in San Diego with Dr. Richard Chaffoo. During the surgery, he placed 371 mL high-profile silicone gel breast implants through breast crease incisions (inframammary technique).  Read More
Breast Lift Case 266 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #266

35 year old San Diego health care professional woman disliked the loss of volume and sagging of both breasts following pregnancy and breast feeding. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with Sientra smooth round high profile implants placed in a dual plane. The right implant was a 320 cc implant, and the left implant was a 350... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 70 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #70

This 24-year-old San Diego woman was self-conscious about her breast size (36 B), which she felt made her hips appear out of proportion with her body. She also wanted to have full, feminine cleavage. She visited me to find out if La Jolla breast augmentation could give her these improvements.At her initial consultation, I reviewed her medical... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 385 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #385

This 29 year old San Diego woman desired breast enhancement to be more proportional in clothing. She tried on a number of sizers during her consultation and liked 375 cc high profile sizers. She underwent an uneventful bilateral augmentation mammoplasty (breast augmentation) through a periareolar (around the nipple) approach with placement of 375... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 143 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #143

This is a 27-year-old female who desired a larger breast size. She had requested breast augmentation with San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaffoo. After her breast augmentation procedure, the patient recovered well and was happy with new "D" cup size. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 541 Before & After View 1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #541

This is a 26 year old San Diego medical student desired bilateral breast augmentation with silicone breast implants. She was otherwise healthy and desired improved shape and size of her breasts. She wanted to appear more proportional in her clothing. She underwent bilateral breast augmentation through a periareolar (around the nipple) incision and... Read More
Breast Lift Case 272 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #272

31 year old San Diego female who disliked the loss of volume and sagging of her breasts after pregnancy. She had loss of volume and mild breast ptosis. She desired a modest breast lift and wanted to avoid any scars besides those around the areolae. She underwent uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with Mentor smooth round 375 cc smooth round... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 497 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #497

This 35 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation with gummy bear breast implants. She wanted to look more proportional in clothing and swim wear. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation through an inframammary approach with placement of 265 cc high profile Allergan smooth round gummy bear implants into... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 512 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #512

This 27 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation to achieve a more proportional look to her breasts in relation to her overall body frame. She liked the size of approximately 325 cc gel sizers and preferred an inframammary (breast crease) incision. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation with 325 cc high... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 72 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #72

In Dr. Chaffoo's La Jolla plastic surgery practice, he sees many young women in their early to mid 20s who are interested in increasing the size of their breasts to obtain an enhanced look. This 23-year-old San Diego patient visited Dr. Chaffoo for breast augmentation. During her initial consultation, she described feeling self-conscious about... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 106 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #106

This 28-year-old San Diego mother of 3 decided to start exploring plastic surgery in La Jolla. After having completed her pregnancies, she felt that it was time to address her concerns about her breasts.When she met with Dr. Chaffoo, he determined that she would be a good candidate for breast implants in La Jolla. Breast implants would give... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 83 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #83

This 25-year-old San Diego mom was unhappy with the look of her deflated breasts after breastfeeding her 2 children. Wanting her breasts to be full again, she began looking for a La Jolla breast augmentation specialist to enhance the look of her breasts.Following breastfeeding, this patient's breasts were at a small B cup and sagged mildly.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 442 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #442

This 39 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the loss of breast volume following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She had no personal history of breast diseases. At her initial consultation, she liked the size and shape of 325 cc sizers which she tried on in front of a mirror. She preferred placement of the breast implants through an... Read More
Breast Lift Case 275 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #275

This patient is a 24 year old San Diego female who had a child approximately 18 months ago. She noticed significant loss of breast volume and sagging of both breasts. Dr Chaffoo performed a bilateral breast augmentation with donut mastopexy with 325cc silicone implant on the right breast and a 350cc silicone implant on the left breast. She was delighted... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 410 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #410

This 35 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery  following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She was unhappy with the loss of volume to her breasts. She liked the size of 330 cc sizers which were tried on during her consultation with Dr. Chaffoo. She underwent an uneventful breast augmentation with 330 cc... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 415 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #415

This 23 year old woman was unhappy with the loss of shape and volume to each breast. She noticed significant deflation and breast asymmetry. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation through a periareolar (around the nipple) approach with gummy bear implants of slightly different volume determined by the use of intraoperative... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 109 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #109

After having two children, this 36-year-old woman wanted to improve the look of her breasts by increasing her breast size. She had lost volume over the years and her breasts looked less full than they had before. She wanted to find a center for plastic surgery in La Jolla that offered breast augmentation. After careful consideration, she chose to... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 392 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #392

This delightful 26 year health care professional desired bilateral breast enhancement with silicone breast implants. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation with gummy bear silicone implants placed through incisions within the breast creases and beneath the muscle. The implants were 300 cc high profile smooth round implants.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 423 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #423

This delightful 35 year old North African woman desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery. She denied any prior pregnancies or history of breast diseases. She tried on a number of sizers at her consultation and liked the size and shape of 250 - 280 cc high profile sizers. She desired placement of the implants through the breast fold (inframammary... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 570 Before & After Front | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #570

This 31 year old RN from San Diego desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery with silicone implants placed through an inframammary (breast crease) approach. She had placement of Allergan Inspira 600 cc smooth round profile gummy bear implants and had an uneventful recovery. She was delighted with the outcome of surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 488 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #488

This 36 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the loss of breast volume following pregnancy and breast feeding. She desired bilateral breast enhancement with silicone breast implants. She desired a very conservative yet natural breast volume enlargement and liked the size and shape of 260 cc high profile sizers. She preferred placement of her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 142 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #142

This is a 21-year-old female who complain of her small breast. She wanted an increase in volume and size to enhance her figure. She had research different options of breast augmentation and choice of plastic surgeons. She chose San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaffoo as her top choice in surgeons. Dr. Chaffoo performed a breast augmentation with silicone... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 99 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #99

This 26-year-old San Diego woman wanted a more voluptuous breast size. She was thinking about breast augmentation and went online to research cosmetic surgery in La Jolla.She found Dr. Richard Chaffoo and scheduled a consultation. At her appointment she talked with Dr. Chaffoo about her desire to enhance her breast size and shape while still... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 408 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #408

This lovely 38 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the size and shape of her breasts following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. On examination she demonstrated bilateral micromastia with no evidence of breast ptosis (sagging). She tried on a number of different sizers in the office and liked the size and shape of low 400 cc silicone... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 257 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #257

This 21 year old Hispanic female from San Diego desired bilateral breast augmentation for small breasts (micromastia). She tried on several sizers at her consultation and liked the size and shape of 350 - 375 cc high profile sizers. I performed an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation using a periareolar (around the nipple) incision with placement... Read More
Breast Revision Case 270 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #270

40 year old San Diego woman disliked the rippling of her breast implants and the size and shape of her breasts. Her saline implants had been placed 14 years ago. She desired less rippling and softer implants as the saline implants were hard and located in the superior pole of both breasts. In addition, she desired an overall increase in her breast... Read More
Breast Lift Case 276 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #276

This 27 year old San Diego woman presented with congenital breast deformities demonstrated significant breast asymmetries in volume and breast shape. Her right breast was significantly smaller than her left breast which also demonstrated ptosis (sagging). She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation mammoplasty with a 375 cc Mentor smooth... Read More
Breast Lift Case 404 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #404

This 39 year old San Diego woman was displeased with the loss of volume and sagging of her breasts following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She demonstrated significant micromastia and ptosis (breast sagging). She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with smooth round Inspira gel implants placed in a subpectoral location,... Read More
Breast Lift Case 267 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #267

43 year old San Diego female who noticed a significant loss of volume and sagging of both breasts following pregnancy and breast feeding. She tried on a number of sizers at her La Jolla office consultation and decided to undergo a bilateral breast augmentation with 350 cc high profile silicone implants and a vertical mastopexy (lift). She underwent... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 260 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #260

28 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation with gummy bear silicone breast implants. She liked the size and shape of 325 cc sizers which she tried on during her consultation. We discussed implant choices and incision placement and decided that smooth round moderate plus gummy bear implants would be used and placed through an... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 4 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #4

Dr. Chaffoo often sees patients in their early 20s who are unsatisfied with the size of their breasts. This particular patient had been thinking about breast augmentation in San Diego for several years because of her excessively small A-cup breasts.Dr. Chaffoo had an in-depth conversation with this San Diego patient at her consultation and... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 422 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #422

This 44 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the loss of shape and volume of her breasts following multiple pregnancies. She had no history of breast diseases and a normal mammogram. She tried on a number of sizers during her consultation and liked the appearance of 385 cc high profile sizers. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation... Read More
Breast Lift Case 365 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #365

This delightful 41 year old San Diego multiparous woman consulted us for revisionary breast surgery. She had previously undergone a bilateral breast augmentation many years previously with saline implants filled to 320 cc each. She now felt that her breasts were simply too large and heavy for her frame and lifestyle. She desired removal of her existing... Read More
Breast Lift Case 5 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #5

This woman in her early 40s visited Dr. Chaffoo in his San Diego plastic surgery office because she wanted to improve the contours of her breasts. She talked with Dr. Chaffoo about what could be done to make her breasts look more shapely and youthful. He told her that many women are unhappy with the effects of weight change, age, and childbirth on... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 253 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #253

36 year old Hispanic San Diego lady desired breast augmentation surgery to increase the size and improve the shape of both breasts. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with gummy bear silicone breast implants through a periareolar (around the nipple) incision and placement of Mentor smooth round 400 cc silicone gummy bear breast... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 149 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #149

This is a 31-year-old San Diego female who was referred to Dr. Richard Chaffoo by a well known physician in the San Diego region. The patient was unhappy with her small breast size and wanted an increase to suite her body shape. The patient elected to have saline implants. The patient had an uneventful breast augmentation procedure and recovered... Read More
Breast Lift Case 263 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #263

40 year old San Diego woman who disliked the size and shape of her breasts following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She had a congenital breast deformity called a bilateral tuberous breast deformity. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with Allergan Natrelle Style 20 350 cc smooth round high profile silicone implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 271 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #271

Dr. Chaffoo often sees patients in their early 20s who are unsatisfied with the size of their breasts. This particular patient had been thinking about breast augmentation in San Diego for several years because of her excessively small A-cup breasts.Dr. Chaffoo had an in-depth conversation with the patient at her consultation and asked detailed... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 557 Before & After View 1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #557

This 40 year old Hispanic woman from San Diego desired bilateral breast augmentation with placement of Allergan 450 cc smooth round silicone "gummy bear" breast implants placed through an inframammary (breast crease) incision and placement under the muscle. Her surgery was uncomplicated, and she was delighted with the improved volume and shape to... Read More
Breast Revision Case 255 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #255

This 33 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the general shape of loss of volume in both breasts following a bilateral breast reduction and multiple pregnancies. She felt her breasts had "deflated" over time and demonstrated glandular ptosis of both breasts with loss of volume in the central and superior pole of each breast. She underwent... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 228 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #228

25 year old San Diego young woman who had previously undergone a septorhinoplasy for nasal obstruction and nasal deformities. She continued to have chronic nasal obstruction and was very unhappy with the appearance of her nose. She disliked the fact that her nasal tip drooped, and that her nasal hump was still prominent directly above her nasal tip.... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 93 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #93


This 24-year-old San Diego mother was unhappy with her B cup bra size and wanted larger, fuller breasts. Because she was concerned about finding a qualified La Jolla breast augmentation surgeon, this patient spent some time researching various surgeons in the area before deciding to contact Dr. Chaffoo. After learning that many women come to... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 428 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #428

25 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery to create a more proportional appearance and enhanced volume to each breast.  On examination, she demonstrated mild right tuberous breast deformity and breast asymmetry and micromastia (small breasts). She demonstrated more breast volume on her left side. She tried on... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 383 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #383

32 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery to enhance the size and shape of her breasts. She denied previous breast surgery or pregnancies. She liked the size of 325 cc moderate plus sizers during her consultation. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation through a periareolar (around the nipple)... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 108 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #108

This 27-year-old San Diego woman felt that her breasts looked disproportionate with her body. After having 2 children, her breasts had changed, leaving her with less breast volume and a deflated look. She wanted to increase the size of her breasts and bring balance to her figure, so she decided to contact La Jolla plastic surgeon Dr. Chaffoo.When... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 71 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #71

This active 20-year-old San Diego woman was considering breast augmentation to help her obtain fuller, rounder breasts and a more feminine profile. She also felt somewhat dissatisfied that her left nipple appeared slightly higher on her breast than her right. During her private consultation with Dr. Chaffoo at his La Jolla plastic surgery office, they... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 54 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #54

This 24-year-old San Diego woman was dissatisfied with the overall size of her breasts. She was self-conscious in bathing suits and form fitting tops, in spite of being young and physically fit. Like many appearance-conscious women, she came to Dr. Chaffoo in to find out more about plastic surgery in San Diego.Dr. Chaffoo carefully explained... Read More
Breast Lift Case 107 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 66 of 100

Case #107

This 25-year-old San Diego woman noticed that her breasts had begun to sag and lose volume after having her child. She began considering breast augmentation in La Jolla and decided to contact Dr. Chaffoo for a consultation.To correct both the loss of volume and drooping of her breasts due to pregnancy, Dr. Chaffoo recommended a donut mastopexy,... Read More
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Case: 67 of 100

Case #61

This 30-year-old woman was seeking a modest improvement in the appearance of her breasts. She felt that they just didn't look as good as they used to - not as full as before she had lost some extra weight. She made an appointment to meet with Dr. Chaffoo and learn more about plastic surgery in La Jolla.Losing weight can be a very rewarding... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 258 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 68 of 100

Case #258

This delightful 53 year old San Diego woman desired enhanced breast volume. She liked the size and shape of 400 cc gel sizers. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation through a periareolar incision and placement of silicone gel gummy bear implants in a submuscular location. She was thrilled with the outcome and returned to her usual... Read More
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Case: 69 of 100

Case #452

This 40 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the loss of shape and volume to her breasts following multiple pregnancies. She desired bilateral breast augmentation with silicone breast implants. She liked the look of 400 cc sizers which she tried on during her consultation. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation through... Read More
Transgender Surgery Case 101 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 70 of 100

Case #101

This 19-year-old transgender patient had been on hormone replacement therapy for 2 years and although she had developed a small amount of breast bud tissue behind each areola, no other significant breast tissue had developed. Wanting to have fuller breasts, she began researching breast augmentation in San Diego to find a skilled and qualified surgeon... Read More
Transgender Surgery Case 252 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 71 of 100

Case #252

This 26 year old transgender San Diego patient desired bilateral breast augmentation for breast enhancement. She tried on various sizers at the consultation and liked the size and shape of 425 cc sizers. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation through a periareolar (around the nipple) approach with the placement of smooth round... Read More
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Case: 72 of 100

Case #546

This delightful 22 year San Diego woman desired a bilateral breast augmentation as she felt her breasts were somewhat small. She desired a more proportional look, especially in clothing. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation through an inframammary (breast crease) incision with placement of 335 cc smooth round Natrelle Inspira... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 540 Before & After View 1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 73 of 100

Case #540

This delightful 50 year old San Diego woman desired bilateral breast augmentation surgery to improve the shape and proportion of her frame. She had no history of breast diseases and a normal mammogram. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation with gummy bear Sientra 380 cc smooth surfaced silicone implants through a periareolar incision... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 116 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 74 of 100

Case #116

This 23-year-old female came to see Dr. Chaffoo to talk about getting breast implants in La Jolla. She felt as though her breasts were too small for her frame and wanted a more proportional appearance. Knowing that Dr. Chaffoo was a breast augmentation specialist, she scheduled her appointment for a consultation.Dr. Chaffoo performed a complete... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 441 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 75 of 100

Case #441

This delightful 30 year old San Diego woman desired improved shape and increased volume to her breasts. She denied a personal history of breast diseases and had no family history of breast cancer. She had no prior pregnancies and desired a modest increase in breast size. She had no evidence of breast ptosis (sagging) and liked the look of 325 cc... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 76 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 76 of 100

Case #76

This 39-year-old woman wished to add enough volume to her breasts to increase her bra size to 34-C. She scheduled a consultation with La Jolla plastic surgery specialist Dr. Richard Chaffoo. At her consultation, Dr. Chaffoo detailed the wide variety of options she had, including implant types and sizes. After trying on a number... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 60 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 77 of 100

Case #60

This 32-year-old San Diego woman was unhappy with the size and shape of her breasts and wanted to learn about her breast enlargement options. Dr. Chaffoo met with her in a private consultation to review her goals and offer procedure recommendations based on her existing breast anatomy.After carefully considering her options, she chose to have... Read More
Breast Revision Case 411 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 78 of 100

Case #411

This 29 year old woman had undergone bilateral breast augmentation with 375 cc saline implants by another surgeon 7 years ago through her inframmary folds with subpectoral placement. She developed dehiscence of the left breast incision soon after surgery requiring reoperation. She subsequently developed hardening of the capsule surrounding her left... Read More
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Case: 79 of 100

Case #515

This delightful 40 year old Hispanic woman was disappointed with the loss of volume in both breasts following pregnancies and breast feeding. She desired breast augmentation surgery and consulted us for breast enhancement with silicone breast implants. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation with 360 cc smooth round gummy bear... Read More
Breast Lift Case 273 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 80 of 100

Case #273

39 year old San Diego woman who had a bilateral vertical breast lift and augmentation for bilateral micromastia and grade 3 ptosis.  She went from a 36 DD bra to a 34 C bra after placement of 375 cc silicone "gummy bear" implants and a breast lift. She was delighted with the aesthetic outcome following uneventful surgery. Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 81 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 81 of 100

Case #81

This 32-year-old San Diego woman was very unhappy with her small A-cup breasts. Like many women with small breasts, she wanted her breasts to be larger to give her more of an hourglass figure. After hearing about Dr. Chaffoo's La Jolla cosmetic surgery practice, she contacted his office for a consultation.When she arrived for her consultation,... Read More
Breast Lift Case 364 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 82 of 100

Case #364

This 46 year old multiparous San Diego woman consulted us for breast enhancement surgery. She had previously undergone gastric bypass surgery with a significant loss of weight following this surgical procedure. She was unhappy with the loss of both shape and volume to her breasts. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation with... Read More
Breast Revision Case 279 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 83 of 100

Case #279

This 46 year old multiparous female had developed several aesthetic breast deformities following breast augmentation surgery performed elsewhere. She disliked the firmness of her breast implants, the implants malposition, and the lack of adequate cleavage due to partial synmastia. She underwent revision breast surgery including implant exchange,... Read More
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Case: 84 of 100

Case #402

This delightful 33 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the shape and appearance of her breasts and tummy following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She desired her breasts to be lifted and slightly fuller in size. In addition, she wanted a flatter abdomen that was more defined. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 561 Before & After View 1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 85 of 100

Case #561

This 60 year old Hispanic lady from San Diego had previously undergone bilateral breast augmentation surgery many years ago. She was unhappy with the shape of her breasts and that her implants felt "hard and painful". She underwent removal of both prior saline implants, removal of the scar capsules, replacement with new Natrelle smooth round saline... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 53 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 86 of 100

Case #53

This 31-year-old woman was unhappy with her 34 A breasts. Wanting to be a C cup instead, she began looking at different San Diego plastic surgeons who performed breast augmentation. She chose to contact Dr. Chaffoo after hearing about his work.When she came in for her consultation, she expressed her concerns to Dr. Chaffoo while he listened... Read More
Breast Lift Case 431 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 87 of 100

Case #431

This 36 year old multiparous San Diego woman desired fuller and perkier breasts following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She felt that her breasts had lost shape and volume. She liked 325 cc sizers which she tried on during her initial consultation. The patient is shown several months following an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 545 Before & After View 1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 88 of 100

Case #545

This 30 - year- old San Diego woman noted a loss of volume and shape to her breasts following childbirth and breastfeeding. She underwent an uneventful bilateral breast augmentation using a periareolar (around the nipple) incision with placement of smooth round gummy bear silicone breast implants placed under the muscle using different sized implants... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 262 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 89 of 100

Case #262

30 year old San Diego woman who disliked the loss of volume to her breasts following pregnancy and breast feeding. She was an A cup before breast augmentation surgery. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation with 325 cc high profile smooth round gummy bear silicone implants through an inframammary crease (breast fold) approach... Read More
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Case: 90 of 100

Case #6

This woman in her late 30s was interested in getting breast implants in La Jolla to increase the volume of her B-cup breasts.She requested a consultation with San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo to determine which type of implant would work best for her. During the consultation, Dr. Chaffoo showed her a number of implant sizes and... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 389 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 91 of 100

Case #389

This delightful 48 year old multiparous San Diego woman was unhappy with the loss of volume in both of her breasts following multiple prior pregnancies. She liked the size of 370 cc gel sizers and preferred an inframammary incision (breast crease) for placement of her breast implants. She underwent placement of 371 cc smooth round moderate profile... Read More
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Case: 92 of 100

Case #184

This is a 24-year-old female who desired breast augmentation with silicone gel implants. We placed 371 mL moderate plus gel silicone implants through inframammary approach. 
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Case: 93 of 100

Case #98

After childbirth, this 48-year-old San Diego mother of three noticed a loss of volume in her breasts. She began investigating cosmetic surgery in La Jolla and decided to schedule a consultation with Dr. Richard Chaffoo.The initial meeting with Dr. Chaffoo put her at ease as he explained her options, performed a brief physical to assess her... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 382 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 94 of 100

Case #382

This 42 year old San Diego woman desired breast enhancement. She denied any personal history or family history of breast diseases or breast cancer. She liked the size of 325 cc round moderate plus sizers which were tried on during her consultation. She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral augmenation mammoplasty ( breast augmentation) through an... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 419 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 95 of 100

Case #419

This 44 year old San Diego health care professional desired bilateral breast enhancement following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She felt that her breast volume was deficient, and she was interested in bilateral breast augmentation with "gummy bear implants". She underwent an uncomplicated bilateral breast augmentation with 335... Read More
Breast Lift Case 521 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 96 of 100

Case #521

This lovely 35 year old health care professional woman was unhappy with the shape of breasts, waistline, and buttocks after pregnancies and childbirth. She underwent a bilateral breast augmentation with gummy bear implants, bilateral breast lift, liposuction to the flanks with fat transfer to the buttock region. Her postoperative course was uncomplicated,... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 55 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 97 of 100

Case #55

Many women in the San Diego area consider plastic surgery to increase their breast size and achieve a more feminine looking shape. This 19 year old woman was very self-conscious about the size of her breasts and lack of cleavage and met with Dr. Chaffoo for a consultation.Dr. Chaffoo reviewed the woman's health history, performed a physical... Read More
Tummy Tuck Case 403 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 98 of 100

Case #403

This delightful 35 year old San Diego Hispanic woman was unhappy with the shape and appearance of her buttocks, breasts and tummy following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She underwent a bilateral breast augmentation with 405 cc moderate profile Inspira silicone gummy bear implants, liposuction of her flanks and abdomen, abdominoplasty... Read More
Breast Augmentation Case 261 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case: 99 of 100

Case #261

45 year old Hispanic San Diego lady who desired enhanced breast volume following multiple pregnancies and breast feeding. She underwent a bilateral breast augmentation with moderate profile 350 cc moderate plus silicone gel gummy implants placed through an inframammary (breast crease) incision. The implants were placed in a dual plane (partially... Read More
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Case: 100 of 100

Case #92


This 29-year-old San Diego woman was unhappy with the look of her breasts. At an A cup, she wanted to have fuller breasts that had a more attractive and feminine contour. Wanting to find a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform her breast augmentation in La Jolla, she began researching different plastic surgeons in the area and decided... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Improvements From Breast Augmentation

The women who visit Dr. Chaffoo in La Jolla (San Diego) for breast augmentation have a variety of personal reasons for considering the procedure, which often include one or more of the following:

  • Increasing the size of naturally small or underdeveloped breasts
  • Replacing breast volume lost due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss
  • Achieving symmetry between uneven breasts
  • Attaining a more balanced figure

Dr. Chaffoo often combines breast augmentation with other procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck to help women make the most of their downtime. At your private complimentary consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will review all of the options that can help you feel more feminine and confident.

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Breast Implants

One of the most exciting aspects of breast augmentation is choosing breast implants. Dr. Chaffoo helps you make informed decisions so you choose implants that match your cosmetic goals, lifestyle, and body type. Your breast implant options include:

Implant Material

The women who visit Dr. Chaffoo for breast augmentation can choose saline or silicone breast implants. Both types are FDA approved and each has its own benefits.

  • Saline implants are filled after they are inserted and therefore require very small incisions. The volume can be adjusted after the implants are placed, making them a flexible option. However, this type of implant is more likely to show wrinkling and rippling.
  • Silicone implants provide a soft, doughy texture that most patients say feels more like natural breast tissue. Dr. Chaffoo is proud to offer Natrelle® INSPIRA® gummy silicone gel implants, often called “gummy bear” implants. This line of FDA-approved breast implants is available in 3 different gummy gels that range in firmness. It also offers a wide selection of sizes and profiles. Allergan, the maker of Natrelle, has been evaluating the long-term safety and effectiveness of Natrelle silicone-filled breast implants in patients since 1999.

You may even be the perfect candidate for a surgical technique developed in Europe that uses your own breast tissue as a natural breast implant to lift and reshape without increasing either volume or cup size.

Size

This is a highly personal choice. Most of Dr. Chaffoo’s patients want results that look natural, which means that the size of the breasts is in harmony with their bodies’ frames. It’s best not to have a specific size in mind that’s based on the results a friend or family member achieved because the same size implants usually don’t look the same on different patients. Dr. Chaffoo accounts for your existing breast tissue when determining implant size or fill volume (cc), helping you get the increased size that you want. Because bra cup size is not fully standardized, it’s not a reliable measure of breast size.

Profile

An implant’s profile and size should be considered together. When we talk about the profile of an implant, we’re discussing its width and how much it projects from the chest. Wider implants have lower profiles (meaning they will be less noticeable when seen from the side.) Each implant size comes with different profiles, typically categorized as low, moderate, moderate plus, and high.

Shape

Round implants tend to produce the best results for patients who desire enhanced cleavage and more fullness in the upper areas of the breasts. Recent studies have demonstrated that there is no advantage to the use of anatomic or “teardrop” shaped silicone implants over round implants. Round implants assume a teardrop shape when a patient is upright. Anatomic implants are also more expensive than round implants, and they have a higher rate of malposition, requiring revisionary surgery to correct the malrotation.

Texture

The silicone exterior of your implants may be smooth or textured. Textured shells tend to hold implants in place because they adhere to the breast tissue like Velcro®, making them preferable for implants placed above the muscle to minimize the risk of capsular contracture. On the other hand, the shell of textured implants may be slightly thicker than smooth implants, which can make it more difficult to camouflage the edge of the implants. Dr. Chaffoo thoroughly explains the benefits of each option.

Diameter

Getting the appropriate implant diameter is important because it helps ensure the implants are in harmony with your body’s frame. The correct diameter fits your chest’s width and reduces the chances that your breasts will extend too far out into your armpits.

Your Breast Augmentation Consultation

Your initial complimentary consultation with Dr. Chaffoo is a time to share your goals, ask questions, and have your concerns addressed. During this visit, Dr. Chaffoo:

  • Obtains a complete medical history and performs a physical exam
  • Reviews breast implant options
  • Discusses the procedure’s risks and the recovery process
  • Determines whether you would benefit from a breast lift instead of, or in addition to, breast augmentation

To help his patients choose the breast implants that will provide the results they want, Dr. Chaffoo provides implant “sizers.” You will be given the opportunity to see how you look by placing various sizes of these saline and silicone implants in your bra. We recommend wearing or bringing along a form-fitting shirt to the consultation.

Dr. Chaffoo also encourages you to review his extensive gallery of breast augmentation photos, showing real patient results, prior to your consultation. You can then share your favorite cases with him and even bring with you pictures of models from the internet or magazines to help communicate your desired breast size and shape. The extra effort that goes into the planning of your breast augmentation is part of the process that allows you to achieve your aesthetic goals.

What to Expect

Dr. Chaffoo evaluates your breasts and chest wall as part of a physical exam to ensure you are a good breast augmentation candidate. It’s normal for breasts to have some asymmetry, a fact some women don’t realize. Asymmetry may involve a difference in the size, shape or width of either breast; nipple position; or breast volume. Furthermore, there may be differences within the chest wall, including mild scoliosis or curvature of the spine, and variations in the shape of the sternum or breastbone, called pectus carinatum and pectus excavatum.

Dr. Chaffoo points out these imperfections to you during the initial consultation. He carefully measures the nipple position, nipple diameter, and position of the breast fold because there can be considerable variation from one breast to another and from one patient to another.

By carefully noting your existing breast anatomy, Dr. Chaffoo ensures you can have realistic expectations about the surgery’s outcome. Even though some asymmetries such as nipple position can be corrected during surgery, other asymmetries may remain after breast augmentation and would not have been noticed by the patient prior to surgery.

The position of the breast on the chest wall largely determines the amount of cleavage. In other words, if the breasts sit relatively close together, creating cleavage is fairly easy. However, if the breasts sit farther apart on the chest wall with a relatively large sternum or breast bone, there will be less cleavage. Breast augmentation enlarges breasts but doesn’t move their position on the chest wall.

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Breast Augmentation Surgery

Dr. Chaffoo performs breast augmentation as an outpatient procedure that takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete. He typically places the incisions along the crease just above where the breast connects to the chest wall (the inframammary fold), or along the lower edge of the nipple. He then creates a pocket for each breast implant.

The location of the implants is something you discuss with Dr. Chaffoo at your consultation. If you’re concerned about getting results that look and feel as natural as possible, Dr. Chaffoo recommends placing the implants under the chest muscles. In some cases, though, patients choose to have implants placed behind the existing breast tissue, but above the muscles.

Optimizing Your Results

As a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaffoo takes steps during the surgery that can help you achieve the most flattering breast size and contour, taking into consideration the goals you described during the consultation.

During the procedure, Dr. Chaffoo places sterile surgical sizers and he views the breasts from several angles (the operating table is placed at an incline) to determine the optimum implant size. Once he determines the optimal size, the sterile surgical sizers are removed and replaced with the permanent implant. The sizers help Dr. Chaffoo confirm that the desired breast implant size will achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals. He believes that taking these steps for his breast augmentation patients gives them the most accurate breast volume and shape.

Potential Risks

For the most in-depth information about complications and an assessment of your specific risk profile with breast augmentation, be sure to ask Dr. Chaffoo plenty of questions during your complimentary consultation. Patients should be aware of the following possible complications:

  • Infection is uncommon and can be treated with antibiotics.
  • Capsular contracture is one of the more common breast augmentation complications. When it occurs, excessive scar tissue develops and squeezes the implant, causing the breast to become hard, visibly unbalanced and, in some cases, uncomfortable.
  • Loss of sensation is usually temporary and restricted to the nipple and skin.
  • Scarring can be concealed and minimized by a skilled surgeon, but the result depends on many factors, such as incision method and an individual patient’s skin type.
  • Wrinkling is more common with saline implants. The implant may appear to have a wrinkled texture on the upper portion of the breast when viewed from certain angles.
  • Asymmetry is usually not obvious, as the human body is not perfectly symmetrical. As the implants settle into place following surgery, one may rest slightly higher or lower than the other.
  • Calcium deposits can develop several years after surgery and may make mammograms more difficult to read.

Each breast implant type has its own safety profile with unique physical characteristics that affect the chance of rupture or other complications. Studies show that cohesive gel breast implants, now offered by Dr. Chaffoo, may have a lowered risk of complications. Ask Dr. Chaffoo about these implants.

There are other more general risks that can be associated with surgery of any kind. Dr. Chaffoo will discuss these with you fully during your consultation.

Prevention & Recovery

You can go a long way toward preventing complications by following Dr. Chaffoo’s recovery instructions, which may include:

  • Give yourself ample time to recover. Enjoy the opportunity to rest, sleep, and relax as much as you need.
  • Don’t drink alcohol or smoke for at least 2 weeks.
  • Don’t drive for about the first week.
  • Take antibiotics if they are prescribed.
  • Sleep on your back for the first week.
  • Avoid heavy lifting, raising your arms above your head, or strenuous exercise for about 3 weeks.
  • Wear a support bra, if one is given to you, for about a month.

In addition to these guidelines, be sure to follow all of Dr. Chaffoo’s post-surgical instructions very carefully. By being a good patient, you are actively participating in the success of your breast augmentation.

Next Steps

Choosing to undergo cosmetic surgery is an exciting, but serious decision. It’s important to feel comfortable and confident about your choice of plastic surgeon. Many women choose triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo because he focuses on their desires and strives to exceed their expectations with natural-looking improvements. To learn more, request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call our office at (858) 623-6333.

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