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Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS

Triple Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

La Jolla Plastic Surgery


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AMAZING WORK DONE BY DR. CHAFFOO & HIS PLEASANT STAFF!!! For me to see the completed work was breath taking. I have lived most of my life with a broken nose and my entire life with, until now with no upper curves. ;). Now I am able to breath better, and I feel sexier with my new curves. It is a wonderful feeling that Dr. Chaffoo & his staff took great care of me during and after the process. To come in for check-ups and have that close connection is great. Especially when they seen you at your worst and now at your best. I have referred family & friends. If I ever need anything done in the future, they will be my only place to go to.

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I recently went to Dr. Chaffoo and had the BEST experience! This was my first surgery and everything went perfect. I couldn't have asked for a better experience than the one that I had. I felt so comfortable with everyone. I am SO happy with my results! I would recommend Dr. Chaffoo to everyone who is looking for a plastic surgeon. Before I decided to go to Dr. Chaffoo I went to a couple different doctors for consultations and Dr. Chaffoo was my #1 choice. He is great!

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Dr. Chaffo did a great job wih my septo-rhinoplasty surgery. I can see a difference in myself. Also his staff is very helpful with any type of information that I need.

All CitySearch Reviews

Dr.Chaffoo, I am a 48 year old mother of 3. I was a swim suit model when I was younger. For years I have thought about getting my breast done, but heard a lot of stories. I finally decided to really check into it over the Internet. You have to be careful what doctor you choose. Dr. Chaffoo is triple board certified and very personable. Dr. Chaffoo and his staff are very courteous and professional. I really felt I was in good hands and he helped me make the best decision for my body. It really helped that he had a promotional coupon that is not common for doctors of his expertise. I am so happy with my new breasts! I cant say thank you enough! Dr. Chaffo is Fantastic!

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Dr Chaffoo. I'm a 31 year old mother of 4. I'm very health conscientious and have always kept myself in tip top shape. After 4 pregnancies, and nursing, my breasts had shrunk to a AA. No matter how hard I worked out, I obviously couldn't change this! My 13 year old had bigger breasts than me, and the only place that I could find a bra that fit was the CHILDREN'S section. NOT COOL! :)

I went to see Dr Chaffoo, and immediately liked him and his staff. They were very welcoming and understanding. I had MANY questions about the size, and type of implant that I wanted. Nancy was great about taking my phone calls and answering my questions without hesitation.

I opted for a "natural" look, and I'm very happy with my results. It's awesome to be able to wear a shirt and fill it out the way a woman is supposed to! I highly recommend Dr Chaffoo. In my opinion, he's simply one of the best in San Diego.

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Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chaffoo was the most honest and professional Dr. I have met. I had seen other Dr's who made tummy tuck evaluations based upon my age and birthing of children not even examning my body. Dr Chaffoo took the time to evaluate me and gave me option I thought I never had. I'm so pleased with the outcome and recovery process. The staff was just outstanding Nancy, Jennifer, Leanne and the rest of the team. They are all carring and real.

I had lipo suction in my chin, back, and stomach and have had nothing but compliments. Dr. Chaffoo is simply the best not opting for the more agressive tummy tuck. I feel 20 years younger.

All RealSelf Reviews

There isn't anything I would change about my experience with Dr. C. He is a warm and personable man who answered my questions, and then some in follow-up calls and emails I sent to his office before booking my procedure. I am a very organized person and so I appreciated how responsive the office was to my call and how efficiently they handled my account.

"I come from a family with a history of baggy eyes and baggy chins. In my late 40's, I decided it was time to do something. I work in the medical field; I've worked with some very well known, very famous dermatologists and plastic surgeons for the last 30 years. I chose Dr. Chaffoo to be my plastic surgeon. I chose him because he was very warm and caring, very talented and very detail oriented. My surgery went really well. It looks incredible. Because of my outcome, I refer a lot of patients over to Dr. Chaffoo; they come back and they just thank me. Life is great! He is a great surgeon."

"I've been in the plastic surgery field for about 16 years as an RN. Dr. Chaffoo is impeccable. His work is beautiful. It's subtle. His personality is wonderful. When you are a nurse working in an O.R. with a doctor and they are still friendly and nice... that says a lot. He enhances natural beauty. They don't look like they've had something done. Very subtle. He's very into the details."

Dr. Richard Chaffoo

Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon in La Jolla with more than 20 years in practice. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, and American Board of Facial and Plastic Reconstructive Surgery.

After earning his medical degree, Dr. Chaffoo took on several years of advanced training in plastic surgery and otolaryngology through residency programs. This experience provided him with hands-on surgical training that helped to refine his technical skill for procedures like breast augmentation, liposuction, facelift, rhinoplasty, and more.

At his La Jolla cosmetic plastic surgery practice, Dr. Chaffoo performs a wide range of surgical procedures for the face, breast, and body. He is particularly well-known for creating natural-looking results with breast augmentation. Dr. Chaffoo also oversees his medical spa, La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, which offers advanced skin care treatments. He is frequently sought out by media outlets for his medical expertise.


Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus

9850 Genesee Avenue #480
La Jolla, CA  92037
Work 858-623-0222

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