What It Means to Be a 'Top Doc'

Dr. Richard Chaffoo, a triple board-certified La Jolla plastic surgeon, has earned national recognition for more than 5 consecutive years as one of the nation's Top Doctors by Castle Connolly. That's a testament to the respect he has among his colleagues. He's also been selected as a Top Doc by U.S. News and World Report. For patients looking for plastic surgeons in the La Jolla area, however, it's just as important that Dr. Chaffoo has received the Patients' Choice award for 5 years.

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Dr. Chaffoo earns his reputation among his peers through the results he consistently achieves and the satisfaction of his patients. He's proud of the honors because they represent recognition for his hard work and dedication to patient care.

If you're considering cosmetic surgery in the La Jolla area and researching plastic surgeons, request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call our office at (858) 997-0096.


Dr. Chaffoo

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

  • Castle Connolly Top Doc

    Castle Connolly Medical LtdDr. Chaffoo has earned the Top Doctor honor for 5 consecutive years from Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. and U.S. News & World Report. That distinction makes Dr. Chaffoo part of an elite group that includes only about 5% of doctors nationwide. Doctors must be nominated by their peers, and then they are extensively reviewed by Castle Connolly. The healthcare research and information company selects only doctors who meet certain standards in the areas of education, training, hospital appointments, malpractice and disciplinary history, professional achievements, and special expertise.

    RealSelf Top Doctor

    RealSelf Top DoctorThe RealSelf website is a respected online forum where patients can ask specialists questions about various cosmetic procedures. The Top Doctor status is awarded to fewer than 10% of the doctors in the RealSelf community. Among the ways a doctor earns the designation is achieving a high patient satisfaction rating and getting favorable feedback on the answers provided. Dr. Chaffoo is proud of the RealSelf designation because it helps men and women across the nation get the information they need to make wise choices when selecting a plastic surgeon.

    Awards & Honors

    • Top Doctor, Castle Connolly: 5 years
    • Top Doctor, U.S. News: 5 years
    • Most Compassionate Doctor, Vitals.com
    • Patients' Choice Award: 5-Year Honoree