San Diego Facial Plastic Surgery

Your face is the one part of your body you can't hide with clothes, and it's the main part of your body people focus on in your personal and professional life. What does your face say about you? Many people choose San Diego facial plastic surgery from Dr. Richard Chaffoo to create a facial contour that matches the youth and vitality they feel inside.

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As you age, the combination of time, gravity and sunny days that makes life here in San Diego so agreeable can result in thinning skin, a furrowed brow, sagging eyelids, and puffiness and wrinkling. Even if you take great care of your skin on a regular basis, eventually you will likely need some help taking care of those "trouble spots" that nag at you every time you look in the mirror. Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a highly experienced and trained plastic surgeon who specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures. In fact, he's widely considered a "go to" doctor for the toughest cosmetic and reconstructive cases.


Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

  • Nose Surgery

    Realize the ultimate in form and function with a more aesthetically pleasing nose shape or size with one of the most requested plastic surgery procedures in San Diego — rhinoplasty. And, learn more about how a "nose job" can correct an imperfection resulting from either injury, genetics or prior nasal surgery.

    Face Lift

    Discover how today's modern face lift — also known as rhytidectomy — can reverse the effects of time, gravity, stress, genetics and UV light, while restoring a more youthful look with less lines and sagging.


    This minimally invasive option helps women and men reduce the signs of lower facial aging without invasive surgery. PrecisionTx uses laser energy to diminish fat deposits and encourage the growth of new collagen for lasting results.

    Neck Lift

    It doesn't take a lot of downtime to achieve big change. Find out how a neck lift can allow you to enjoy the clothes and jewelry you used to love wearing by reducing problem fat and sagging skin under the chin.

    Brow Lift

    Also known as a forehead lift, read about how with state-of-the-art endoscopic techniques requiring just small, remote incisions hidden in the hairline, it's possible to replace the appearance of frown lines and a heavy, sagging brow with smoother skin and a more youthful look that can last up to 10 years. Dr. Chaffoo's approach allows for a shorter recovery with less bruising and numbness.

    Eyelid Surgery

    Rejuvenate the appearance of your eyes, while maybe even improving your eyesight. If you're living with sagging eyelids, puffy bags and fine lines, learn how blepharoplasty can give you bigger, more energetic looking eyes and smoother, more youthful looking skin.

    Fat Transfer

    Imagine reducing fat in an area of the body where it's unwanted and transferring it to your face to create a more youthful appearance. Too good to be true? No, thanks to the fat transfer technique used by Dr. Chaffoo and Dr. Stuart. Fat cells harvested using a minor liposuction procedure can be used to restore facial volume as a longer-lasting alternative to synthetic fillers.

    Infant Ear Correction

    Studies show that 70% of infant ear deformities do not resolve on their own. Fortunately, the EarWell™ Infant Ear Correction System can help. This non-surgical, pain-free technique reshapes a baby's ears using soft ear cradles. Covered by most insurance, EarWell may take the place of corrective ear surgery. To learn more, request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chaffoo or call (858) 997-0096 for an appointment.

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    Before and After EarWell™ Treatment
    Photo Credit: Becon Medical

    The fact is just as there are many ways to shape the body, there are even more ways to sculpt the face, either restoring a more youthful look or simply enhancing a feature you're unhappy with. And, plastic surgery can achieve all of this while maintaining the features that make you uniquely you.

    Contact Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS to learn more about the many San Diego facial plastic surgery procedures he offers. He is among a select group of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Benefit from his unique training and his extensive real world experience when you request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 997-0096 for an appointment. Dr. Chaffoo has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center.

    You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.