Facelift Technique

You want to look your best and you think a Facelift might just be the answer. Now, you're searching for a plastic surgeon — one who's highly qualified to perform your Facelift; one who's willing to take the time to educate you upfront with regards to his or her surgical technique; one who will honestly inform you of the risks and complications; and, one who will tell you the facts about what to expect when recovering from a facelift in the San Diego area.

You've come to the right place — contact triple board certified plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS.  Request your cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 623-6333 for an appointment.

Here in San Diego, Facelift techniques vary slightly from one plastic surgeon to another. With that said, most plastic surgeons perform the procedure in the following manner: Once that occurs, the next steps include:

  • Cutting along the natural creases of your face, incisions are made to separate skin from the fat and muscle underneath, preserving your existing hairline
  • Extra fat from the neck and chin is trimmed off (in some cases using San Diego liposuction to suction it away)
  • The muscles of the neck and cheek are tightened
  • Excess skin is trimmed away; remaining skin is returned to its normal position with stitches, and
  • Your head is bandaged

facelift near San Diego can take several hours to perform. For further facial rejuvenation, many men and women combine their Facelift with La Jolla eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty (nose surgery). At your consultation, Dr. Chaffoo will discuss, based on the laxity of your skin and your underlying bone structure, whether you would benefit most from the traditional Facelift or the short-scar mini version (as well as explain the differences between the two).

Additionally, he will advise you as to preparing for your surgery, describe in more detail his specific surgical technique, the size and location of incisions, recovering from your Facelift and the risks associated with the procedure.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon, Dr Richard Chaffoo


Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Chaffoo has amassed numerous accolades and credentials to showcase his incredible skill and expertise.

He has completed fellowships at prestigious learning institutions such as Stanford University Medical Center and UCSD Medical Center. As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaffoo has earned certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. You could be in no better hands when it comes to achieving your aesthetic goals.

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If you've had facelift surgery in the past from another surgeon before the advent of the advanced techniques that are now available, you may have been left with some tell-tale signs of previous "work" that bother you. Are scars that used to be hidden in your hairline beginning to show? Does your hairline seem higher than it used to be? With new methods of hair restoration, San Diego patients can have their hairlines restored to a new, lower, younger-looking location. Talk with Dr. Chaffoo about your options for hair restoration at La Jolla Hair Surgery Center.

If you're considering a facial sculpting plastic surgery in La Jolla such as a facelift, plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help. Dr. Chaffoo 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, two decades worth of real world experience. 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.

Come visit Dr. Stuart & Dr. Chaffoo and let us help you achieve the spectacular look you deserve!

La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology
9850 Genesee Ave #480
La Jolla, CA 92037

Call Today (858) 623-6333