Author: Dr. Richard Chaffoo

For women and men who want to correct sagging and laxity in the jawline and neck, Dr. Stuart recommends PrecisionTx for non-surgical skin tightening and facial rejuvenation. San Diego triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo performs this one-time, one-hour treatment, and works closely with Dr. Stuart to ensure an optimal outcome for patients.

If you’d like to take years off your neck and chin without surgery, request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chaffoo, or call (858) 623-6333 to schedule your appointment.

Dr. Chaffoo

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional care and results. He has been recognized time and again as a Top Doc by patients and peers.

Meet Dr. Chaffoo

Am I a Candidate for PrecisionTx?

PrecisionTx is an excellent option for men and women who are bothered by the appearance of lower facial aging but may not be ready or willing to undergo a face lift. Minimally invasive PrecisionTx uses carefully directed laser energy to melt fat cells and tighten skin for immediately noticeable results that continue to develop over time.

If your skin tone and condition remain relatively youthful but you’re bothered by the appearance of a double chin, Dr. Chaffoo may recommend KYBELLA® injections. KYBELLA is a non-surgical procedure that reduces the fat below the chin.

PrecisionTx Treatments

A typical PrecisionTx procedure lasts for about 90 minutes, and requires only local anesthesia. Dr. Chaffoo makes a series of 3 small incisions, usually below the chin, then inserts a very thin laser tube through these incisions. He directs the laser energy to the targeted areas, liquefying excess fat and heating loose or sagging skin from within. The laser energy encourages the tissue to contract and promotes new collagen growth for thicker skin.

 Before & After Photos

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

Case: 1 of 2
Case: 1 of 2
PrecisionTx™ Case 532 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
Before & After
Case: 1 of 1

Case #532

This 65 year old San Diego woman was unhappy with the appearance of her face and neck. She disliked the excess upper eyelid skin and desired an improvement in her jaw and neckline with a minimally invasive procedure. She was not interested in a full face and neck lift but desired improvement with minimal downtime and recovery. She underwent an upper... Read More

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

Recovery After Precision Tx

Recovery after a PrecisionTx laser lift is quick and simple for most patients. Any discomfort is typically managed with acetaminophen. Mild swelling usually fades after the first few days. It is normal to have light bruising in or around treated areas initially, which can be covered with camouflage makeup.

Patients will need to wear a compression garment on the face and neck for the first 48 hours, and then only at night for about 4 to 6 weeks. The gentle pressure minimizes swelling and encourages firm, smooth contours as treated areas heal.

While experiences vary, most patients are ready to return to their daily activities within 2 to 3 days and work within 4 to 5 days.


Some patients report an immediate difference in the quality of their skin, and results continue to develop over a period of 3 to 6 months, although results depend on individual factors. While the final outcome can be long-lasting, many patients choose to maintain their results with treatments such as injectables and fillers.

Why Choose Dr. Chaffoo

Dr. Chaffoo is board certified in plastic surgery, otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has more than 20 years in practice specializing in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures. He is warm and approachable, and always works with his patients to achieve their vision of beauty.

Your Next Step

Whether you’re considering PrecisionTx or cosmetic surgery, we recommend Dr. Richard Chaffoo as a trusted surgeon for our skin care patients. The excellent care we provide is carried through at his practice as well. request a complimentary consultation online or call Dr. Chaffoo’s practice at (858) 623-6333.

Back to Top