San Diego Plastic Surgery
If you're looking for a highly-trained surgeon whose practice is dedicated to exemplary cosmetic surgery care and remarkable results, you've come to the right place - La Jolla Plastic Surgery serving San Diego County. Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS, is triple board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has also served as President of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and is currently Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas.
For the past 5 consecutive years, Dr. Chaffoo has been recognized as a "Top Doctor" by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., making him a member of an elite group that includes only about 5% of doctors nationwide. To be considered for the honor, doctors must be nominated by their peers, and then they are extensively reviewed by Castle Connolly. The health care research and information company selects only doctors who meet their standards in the areas of education, training, hospital appointments, malpractice and disciplinary history, professional achievements and special expertise.
Dr. Chaffoo completed 3 post-graduate surgery fellowships at Stanford University Medical Center and UCSD Medical Center and has over 20 years of facial aesthetic surgery experience. View all of Dr. Chaffoo's credentials. Through a partnership with skin care specialist Dr. Susan Stuart, Dr. Chaffoo's patients can choose advanced medical spa procedures for beautiful skin. La Jolla Plastic Surgery is committed to exceeding your expectations every step of the way.
In the News
Put your Best Breast Forward
Pregnancy, the effects of age or weight loss can leave breasts smaller or less firm. Dr. Chaffoo discusses implant type, size and choosing a surgeon for breast augmentation in Health Beauty Life magazine...
Jaw-Dropping: Bristol Palin's Jaw Surgery
Bristol Palin, 21, claims she'd only get plastic surgery if she "got disfigured" and her jaw surgery was for "medical reasons."...
Fergie's New Face
When Fergie took the stage with the Black Eyed Peas during a guest appearance on American Idol on March 17, her performance was upstaged by what looked like a brand-new face...
Surgeon's Warning to Jen: Stop Having Plastic Surgery
Jennifer Aniston, who has admitted to a nose job and getting Botox, is rumored to also have had breast augmentation. A published report now claims that Jen is considering a face-lift, a brow lift and futher breast augmentation...
Lady Gaga's Big Transformation!
Lady Gaga is changing the face of pop music – and she may have spent thousands to change her own face too...
Jessica Simpson is seen looking even bustier than usual at a restaurant in Santa Monica, and Dr. Richard Chaffoo chimes in on speculation that the double-D endowed star has gotten her famous breasts enhanced...
The Hot New Nips and Tucks
It is possible to get Hills star Kristin Cavallari's flawless bod! Plastic surgeons, including Dr. Richard Chaffoo, give their opinion in Life & Style magazine on what can be done to achieve perfection...
Dr. Chaffoo Named One of the Top Doctors in the Nation
U.S. News & World Report has named Dr. Chaffoo one of the nation's Top Doctors. This honor is based on a peer nomination process to choose the best doctors. His office is on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus, one of only 2 hospitals in San Diego listed among the top hospitals.
Breast Cancer Survivors Feel "Selfish" About Reconstructive Surgery
Each year more than 254,000 American women battle breast cancer. But according to a new study very few of them will opt for breast reconstruction surgery after treatment.
La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery for Baby Boomers
Dr. Richard Chaffoo stops by CBS News Channel 8 to explain why baby boomers across the country and here in La Jolla are seeking cosmetic surgery to restore their complexions…watch the video
Plastic surgery increasingly is a couples activity
Pastic surgery is increasingly a couples activity. When one has work done, the partner may say, "Looks good, babe. Maybe I'll…