What to Expect From Your Hair Transplant

Author: Dr. Richard Chaffoo

Dr. Richard Chaffoo and the team at his Hair Surgery Center in La Jolla understand that surgical hair restoration is a big step. Still, we believe that the hair transplant experience doesn’t need to be stressful. We do our best to take care of every detail, so you can focus on the excitement of regaining thicker, fuller hair.

Dr. Chaffoo is the only triple board-certified plastic surgeon with a dedicated hair transplant and restoration practice in the San Diego area. Our patients rely on his experience performing the procedure, as well as the insights and empathy he gained as a patient.

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

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Hair Transplant Case 161 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #161

This 50-year-old San Diego woman wanted to fill in her receding frontal hairline. She received 1,500 FUE grafts in total. About 600 of those were used to fill out the frontal hairline for a more natural-looking placement, and the remaining grafts were used to add additional fullness to the hairline along the temporal recessions.  Read More
Hair Transplant Case 178 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #178

This is a 40-year-old male who was experiencing thinning of his hairline and decided to undergo Neograft Hair Restoration surgery with Dr. Chaffoo and his team. He received 2,087 FUE grafts to his frontal area. 
Hair Transplant Case 159 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #159

This 30-year-old San Diego male presented with thinning around the crown of his scalp. Here he is shown with significant improvement after a single session with 1,200 FUE grafts using the Neograft system.
Hair Transplant Case 525 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #525

This 39 year old Newport Beach man had noticed progressive hair loss in the frontal and crown region for the past several years. He denied prior treatment and desired hair replacement to improve the frontal hairline density and crown. He underwent Neograft follicular unit extraction (FUE) and placement of approximately 2000 grafts to define his frontal... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 160 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #160

This 58 year old San Diego physician presented with thinning around the crown of his scalp and required 700 FUE grafts to effectively fill the area. He returned to work the following day after surgery which was uneventful. He was delighted with the improved density to his crown which also appeared very natural. There was no linear scar... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 179 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #179

This is a 69-year-old male who was experiencing a thinning frontal hairline and decided to undergo Neograft hair transplant surgery with Dr. Chaffoo and his team. He was able to achieve a more thick and dense hairline, while still looking natural.  Read More
Hair Transplant Case 490 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #490

This 67 year old San Diego man had noticed gradual loss of hair in the frontal and crown regions over many years. He desired hair restoration to increase density in both regions and underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the Neograft system and placement of approximately 2000 grafts to the frontal region and crown. He is shown approximately... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 486 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #486

This 49 year old San Diego professional gentleman desired a more defined and denser frontal hairline which had gradually thinned out over the years due to male pattern hair loss. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) using the Neograft system with placement of 1021 micro and minigrafts to correct his hair loss. He was delighted with the natural... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 306 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #306

35 year old San Diego man was distressed due to his receding frontal hairline. He underwent FUE hair restoration with Neograft as an office procedure and was thrilled with the restoration of his frontal hairline which was much more dense and very natural in appearance. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 317 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #317

53 year old San Diego male disliked the thinnning in his frontal hairline and vertex region. He wanted a more defined frontal hairline with increased density and underwent an uneventful FUE hair restoration of 2000 grafts to the frontal hairline and vertex using the Neograft system. He was delighted with the more defined and dense frontal hairline... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 405 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #405

 This 59 year old San Diego man consulted us to improve his gradual hair loss and thinning in the frontal and crown regions. He denied any prior treatment and was interested in FUE with the Neograft system. He underwent hair transplantation using the FUE (follicular unit extraction) method and placement of approximately 1500 grafts to the frontal... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 315 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #315

58 year old San Diego gentleman who desired more beard and moustache density. He underwent hair restoration surgery with single hair grafts to the beard and moustache areas of approximately 800 grafts and is shown approximately two years following successful surgery. He was very pleased with the more dense growth of hair within the distribution of... Read More
Facelift Case 526 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #526

This lovely 77 year old woman consulted us to improve the aging of her lower face and neck as well as to improve the loss of hair to her frontal and temporal regions from a severe burn which occurred many years previously. She underwent a facelift and hair restoration to her right temporal and frontal area with the Neograft device. Her recovery was... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 176 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #176

This is a 38-year-old male who experienced hair thinning for several years along the frontal and crown region. He decided to undergo Neograft Hair Restoration Surgery and had a total of 2,750 FUE grafts placed. This picture is only 7 months post surgery, and we're expecting more results to come! Read More
Hair Transplant Case 325 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #325

This 45 year old man had noticed a gradual loss of hair in the frontal and crown regions over the past 15 years. He underwent FUE with the Neograft system of 3000 grafts to the frontal hairline and crown. He was delighted with the improved definition and density to the frontal hairline and crown that appeared very natural with no scars and minimal... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 528 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #528

This 59 year old San Diego man had noticed gradual and progressive hair loss to the frontal and crown regions for many years. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the Neograft device and placement of approximately 1500 grafts to both the frontal and crown regions. He is shown about one year after his procedure and is delighted with... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 175 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #175

This is a 32-year-old male who was experiencing hair loss in the frontal area. He has had significant improvement after a single session with 1,000 FUE grafts to the frontal hairline and temporal recessions.
Hair Transplant Case 298 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #298

58 year old San Diego man underwent FUE hair restoration surgery to create a frontal hairline and improve the density in both the frontal area and crown. He was delighted with the improvement in his appearance with a more youthful look to his scalp. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 450 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #450

This 57 year old San Diego man had noted a gradual thinning and recession of his frontal hairline over many years. He desired an improvement in the density, definition, and position of his frontal hairline with correction of the deepening of his temporal recessions. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the Neograft system and transplantation... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 302 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #302

35 year old San Diego male desired a denser but natural frontal hairline. He underwent Neograft FUE hair restoration which restored a denser but very natural hairline. The patient was extremely pleased with the aesthetic result.
Hair Transplant Case 312 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #312

42 year old San Diego male was unhappy with the gradual loss of hair in the frontal and crown regions of his scalp. He underwent FUE hair restoration surgery using the Neograft system with placement of 2100 grafts to the frontal and crown regions in November 2015. He is shown approximately 1 1/2  years later. He is delighted with the increased... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 307 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #307

55 year old San Diego female was distressed by the gradual loss of hair within the crown and top of the head. She underwent FUE Neograft hair restoration as an office procedure and was delighted with the improved density within her scalp following hair transplant surgery. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 314 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #314

54 year old San Diego gentleman desired more density in the frontal hairline because of male pattern baldness. He underwent FUE hair restoration with the Neograft system on 7/19/13 and is shown approximately two years following placement of approximately 1500 grafts to the frontal hairline.  He was delighted with the increased density to the... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 308 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #308

40 year old San Diego woman developed alopecia within the scalp hair on the top of the head and crown region. She had no underlying medical problems and underwent Neograft hair restoration to these areas with an excellent aesthetic result and increased density in the vertex and crown which appeared very natural. She was delighted with the natural... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 534 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #534

This 41 year old San Diego man had noticed progressive hair loss in the frontal and crown regions for many years. He had never undergone hair restoration in the past. He desired an increase in the density and definition of his frontal hairline and crown area. He underwent FUE with the Neograft device with the placement of approximately 2000 grafts... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 424 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #424

This 65 year old gentleman desired a more defined frontal hairline and also more density within the areas of hair loss along the top and crown of his head. He had a gradual loss of hair over several decades and desired a natural and aesthetic improvement in the appearance of his hairline. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the Neograft... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 421 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #421

This 49 year old radio personality was concerned about gradual hair loss to the frontal area for many years. He did not use any prior medical treatment and was interested in restoring his hairline in a natural manner. He had investigated the strip technique which is also called follicular unit transplantation or FUT. However, he did not desire a... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 496 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #496

This 31 year old male described a long term history of progressive hair loss the the frontal and crown regions with a positive family history of male pattern baldness. He desired hair restoration to improve the density and definition of his receding and thinning frontal hairline. He was not interested in a strip method due to the possibility of a... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 449 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #449

This 38 year old San Diego man had noticed progressive hair loss in the frontal region for many years. He noticed a gradual elevation of his frontal hairline and deepening of the temporal hairline. He underwent FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplantation with the Neograft system in 2014 with placement of over 2300 grafts and is shown 4... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 304 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #304

40 year old San Diego man desired a restoration of his frontal hairline. He noticed advanced loss of hair in the frontal region and a very poorly defined frontal hairline. After FUE to the frontal hairline with the Neograft device in the office, he was delighted with the more defined and denser frontal hairline which appeared very natural. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 489 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #489

This 25 year old San Diego man had noticed gradual loss of his frontal hairline since his late teens. He had a strong family history for hair loss and demonstrated typical male pattern alopecia. He underwent hair restoration to the frontal hairline with approximately 2100 grafts using the follicular unit extraction (FUE) method with the Neograft... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 324 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #324

39 year old male was unhappy with the gradual hair loss within his frontal hairline. He noticed a recession of his frontal hairline and deepening of the frontal temporal recessions. He underwent FUE Neograft of 2000 grafts to create a fuller, denser, and more defined frontal hairline and correction of the deep frontal temporal recessions. He was... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 311 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #311

47 year old San Diego male disliked the loss of hair along the frontal hairline and crown regions over many years. He underwent FUE with the Neograft device to the frontal and crown region and was delighted with the increased density to both regions with no visible scars in the frontal and crown region. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 316 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #316

56 year old San Diego woman who had undergone permanent hair loss following uneventful chemotherapy for a malignancy. She was completely free of any cancer but was unhappy with the lack of regrowth of her hairline even several years following the completion of her chemotherapy treatment. She underwent FUE hair restoration with the Neograft and placement... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 436 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #436

This 54 year old San Diego man had noted gradually progressive hair loss to the frontal hairline and crown region over the past several years with a family history of alopecia. He desired a more defined frontal hairline and improved density to the crown region. He underwent FUE (follicular unit extraction) with the assistance of the Neograft system... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 299 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #299

57 year old San Diego man had noted a gradual loss of hair in the frontal region over many years. He desired a more defined and dense frontal hairline and underwent FUE with Neograft to create a natural and fuller yet defined frontal hairline. He was delighted with the improvements and natural appearance of his previously absent frontal hairline. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 323 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #323

This 26 year old San Diego male had a long history of progressive hair loss in the frontal region unresponsive to medical therapy. He underwent Neograft FUE hair restoration of 1200 grafts  to the frontal region including the frontotemporal recessions with an excellent aesthetic result demonstrating increased density and fullness within the... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 435 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #435

This 52 year old San Diego gentleman had a long history of progressive hair loss in the frontal and crown region with a significant family history of alopecia. He desired a defined and more dense frontal hairline as well as increased density to the crown region. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the Neograft system with placement... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 326 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #326

44 year old San Diego man disliked the gradual loss of hair within the crown region. He underwent hair restoration using the FUE (follicular unit extraction) with the Neograft system with placement of 2000 grafts. He was very happy with the improved density in the crown region. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 468 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #468

This 62 year old San Diego gentleman had a gradual loss of hair in the frontal and crown regions over many years. He desired a more defined and denser frontal hairline with some increased coverage to the crown region. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the Neograft system with transplantation of 2300 grafts to the frontal and crown.... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 177 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #177

This is a 58-year-old San Diego male executive at 1090 AM was evaluated at Dr. Chaffoo's office because of gradual thinning of his hair in te frontal and crown regions and decided to undergo Neograft Hair Restoration surgery with Dr. Chaffoo. He underwent two sessions of FUE with Neograft over a 2 year period. The last photos demonstrate... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 320 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #320

50 year old San Diego professional male desired a more defined and denser frontal hairline and crown after developing male pattern baldness over many years. He underwent FUE hair restoration using the Neograft system with the placement of approximately 2000 grafts to the frontal hairline and crown region. He was delighted with the better defined... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 305 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #305

40 year old San Diego male was unhappy with the receding frontal hairline over many years. He underwent FUE hair restoration in the office using the Neograft system. He was very pleased with the more defined, denser, and lower frontal hairline which appeared very natural. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 413 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #413

53 year old San Diego man desired hair restoration surgery for the frontal and crown region after a previous strip or follicular unit transplantation (FUT) procedure performed elsewhere about 8 years previously. He desired a more dense and defined frontal hairline and improved density to the crown and camouflage of his obvious donor scar from his... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 527 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #527

This 34 year old San Diego man had noticed gradual hair loss in the frontal area for many years and desired hair replacement surgery to restore a natural and more youthful frontal hairline. He underwent FUE hair transplant with the Neograft device to the frontal hairline and frontal recessions with the placement of approximately 800 grafts and is... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 542 Before & After View 1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #542

This 40 year old San Diego fireman had noticed a gradual loss of hair along the frontal hairline. He desired increased density and definition to the frontal hairline and chose Neograft FUE as his hair restoration technique. He underwent uneventful hair transplantation with approximately 1800 grafts and was delighted with the natural appearance of... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 553 Before & After View 1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #553

This 38 year old professional businessman in San Diego desired improved density to his frontal and crown region after gradual hair loss due to male pattern baldness. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) with the Neograft system and transplants to the frontal and crown region of approximately 2300 grafts. He is shown approximately 1 1/2 years... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 297 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #297

This 55 year old San Diego man was unhappy with the absence of a detectable frontal hairline which was the result of male pattern alopecia of a gradual onset over many years. He underwent FUE hair restoration with the Neograft to re-establish a defined yet natural frontal hairline to create a more youthful look and frame the upper part of his face.... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 318 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #318

33 year old San Diego male desired more density along his frontal hairline. He underwent FUE hair restoration using the Neograft system with placement of approximately 1500 grafts to the frontal hairline. He is shown immediately following transplantation of hair follicles to his frontal hairline and at one year postop. He was delighted with a more... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 158 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #158

This 65-year-old San Diego man with male pattern baldness desired a more defined and denser frontal hairline. He shows good results after only a single session with 1,500 FUE grafts to the frontal hairline. This patient is very happy with his initial results. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 319 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #319

61 year old San Diego male with progressive male pattern alopecia disliked the loss of his frontal hairline and crown region. He underwent FUE using the Neograft system with placement of approximately 2500 grafts into the frontal hairline and crown. He is shown approximately one year later with marked improvement in the definition and density to... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 322 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #322

This 49 year old San Diego gentleman was displeased with the gradual loss of his frontal hairline over the past several years. He had tried a number of medical treatments with minimal success and desired hair restoration to create a denser and more defined frontal hairline. He underwent FUE hair restoration with the Neograft system with the placement... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 530 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #530

This 50 year old San Diego man had noticed gradual thinning and elevation of his frontal hairline for many years. He underwent follicular unit extraction (FUE) to the frontal region and frontal recessions using the Neograft device. His recovery was short and uneventful. He was delighted with the improvement to the density of his frontal hairline... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 300 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #300

37 year old male was unhappy with the gradual loss of hair in his frontal region over the past 10 years. He underwent FUE with Neograft to create a denser and well defined yet natural frontal hairline and was thrilled with the aesthetic result. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 409 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #409

This 52 year old San Diego man consulted us for progressive hair loss to the frontal and crown region for the past 7 years. He denied a prior history of hair restoration surgery and desired a more defined yet natural frontal hairline and increased density to the crown region as well. He underwent FUE hair restoration to the frontal and crown region... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 301 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #301

This 48 year old man was unhappy with the loss of density within his frontal hairline due to gradual hair loss from male pattern alopecia. He underwent FUE with the Neograft to create a denser, natural, and more defined frontal hairline and was thrilled with the cosmetic outcome. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 438 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #438

This 27 year old San Diego man had a progressive history of hair loss to the frontal and crown region with a positive family history of alopecia. He desired a fuller and more defined frontal hairline and more coverage and density to the top of his head as well. He underwent FUE (follicular unit extraction) with the Neograft system and placement of... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 303 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #303

35 year old San Diego male desired a denser but natural frontal hairline. He underwent Neograft FUE hair restoration which restored a denser but very natural hairline. The patient was extremely pleased with the aesthetic result.
Hair Transplant Case 162 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #162

This 42-year-old San Diego man presented with a thinning and receding front hairline. He underwent 2 procedures to improve the front hairline and to add additional volume. He elected to undergo Neograft FUE to obtain a natural and much denser frontal hairline.  Read More
Facelift Case 378 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #378

This 63 year old San Diego gentleman desired a more well defined frontal hairline and improved definition and contour to the face and neck. He underwent FUE using the Neograft system to the frontal hairline and facial rejuvenation including a neck lift. He is shown approximately one year following these procedures. His frontal hairline is more defined... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 321 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #321

This 22 year old San Diego male had a several year history of gradually progressive hair loss to the frontal region with a significant family history of hair loss. He underwent FUE hair restoration surgery to the frontal hairline with placement of approximately 1400 grafts. His results are demonstrated approximately one year following the procedure... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 313 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #313

54 year old San Diego man desired a fuller and more dense frontal hairline following hair loss. He underwent FUE hair restoration with the Neograft system with placement of 2200 grafts to the frontal region and was delighted with the aesthetic outcome. Read More
Hair Transplant Case 180 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #180

This is a 38-year-old male who was concerned with his hair thinning in the frontal hairline. He decided to undergo Neograft hair restoration surgery in which Dr. Chaffoo and his team harvested 2000 FUE grafts and created a denser yet natural frontal hairline very similar to the appearance of his hairline before hair loss occurred. He was delighted... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 309 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #309

55 year old retired San Diego US Navy Seal who desired a fuller and more defined frontal hairline after many years of gradual hair loss in the frontal region. He denied prior hair restoration surgery and underwent FUE procedure using the Neograft system to the frontal hairline and frontotemporal recessions.  His final result after 3 years is... Read More
Hair Transplant Case 310 Before & After View #1 | La Jolla, CA | La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
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Case #310

30 year old San Diego male desired a more defined and denser frontal hairline after gradual hair loss within the frontal hairline and both fronto temporal recessions. He underwent FUE with the Neograft system and was thrilled with the increased density of the frontal hairline without any linear scars along the donor area on the back of the head allowing... Read More

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

Patients who have questions about what they can expect or who would like to speak personally with Dr. Chaffoo can request a complimentary consultation or call our office at (858) 623-6333.

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

Before Your Procedure

You’ve already taken the first step by beginning your research into hair replacement. The next step is booking a complimentary consultation at our north San Diego practice and getting to know Dr. Chaffoo. He believes in the value of a thorough consultation, where you talk extensively about your goals for your hair, as well as your medical history and current health. Dr. Chaffoo examines your scalp, and he encourages you to bring in photos that show your hair when you were younger, before thinning or loss began to occur.

He discusses possible causes of your hair loss, from genetics to hormone imbalances, and then lays out your treatment options. Dr. Chaffoo works closely with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan M. Stuart, who treats the medical causes of hair loss. Our team also features several dedicated technicians who are the most highly trained in our area, and have extensive experience with NeoGraft® hair restoration — the state-of-the-art system used at our center.

Once he makes a recommendation for the best approach to treatment, Dr. Chaffoo encourages you to ask any questions you have. His goal is to be very candid about the results you can expect, what the procedure is like, and how recovery will go. He may also discuss his own experiences undergoing a NeoGraft procedure in order to give you a personal look into the process.

If you decide to proceed with a NeoGraft treatment, you work with our team to schedule the best time to begin your transformation.

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During Your Procedure

A NeoGraft treatment is a relatively simple process, but it can take several hours, depending on the extent of the procedure, to ensure the results are natural-looking and effective. For this reason, we work with only one patient a day so we can devote the attention necessary in a relaxed, unhurried atmosphere.

When you arrive at our Center of Excellence on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital, you will be given Valium — a sedative which will help you relax. Then a member of our team numbs your scalp with a local anesthetic. No general anesthesia is required, so you are awake during your NeoGraft treatment and can take breaks to get up and move around or use the restroom.

Dr. Chaffoo and our team of technicians then perform your procedure, removing follicular units — tiny clusters of 1 to 4 hairs — from one area of your scalp, and inserting them where your hair is thinning. Dr. Chaffoo takes special care to recreate a natural-looking hairline by carefully adjusting the angle of follicle insertion. During this time, you rest comfortably, with breaks as needed. There is no incision, and you are not able to feel anything on your scalp during the treatment.

I went to 5 different surgeons before I visited Dr. Chaffoo. When I spoke with Dr. Chaffoo, I knew he was the one.” — Todd

Your results may vary. Read more testimonials from Dr. Chaffoo’s patients.

After Your Procedure

After your hair transplant in La Jolla, you may have a bandage on your scalp that you wear overnight. You may have some mild discomfort at this time, but most patients find that over-the-counter pain relievers are all they need. Because the NeoGraft system essentially uses tiny pinpricks instead of a long incision, healing is quick and comfortable. Some patients even return to work the next day. You should avoid exercise for a few days.

Our team provides specific instructions about what you can expect, and you can learn more on our Hair Transplant FAQ page.

In the coming months, the hairs that Dr. Chaffoo transplanted go through a natural cycle of falling out and then regrowing. To ensure that you’re healing well and to monitor the growth of your hair, Dr. Chaffoo has you come in for regular follow-up appointments. After about 6 months, your final results become evident. At that time, you can choose to undergo further treatment if you’d like even thicker hair, but most patients are satisfied with their outcomes after a single session. Your transplanted hair will last as long as it would have at its donor site, which, for most patients, makes for a thick head of hair for many years to come.

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