Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS, is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — a distinction held by few other doctors performing cosmetic and plastic surgery. In addition, Dr. Chaffoo has completed advanced fellowship programs at Stanford University Medical Center and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center. In recognition of his extensive training and experience, Dr. Chaffoo was named President of the San Diego Plastic Surgery Society and Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas. Dr. Chaffoo has been selected amongst the top plastic surgeons by La Jolla Light and a “Top Plastic Surgeon” by the Consumers Research Council in America.
With extensive training, refined surgical judgment and more than 20 years of aesthetic surgery experience, Dr. Chaffoo has set the standard for cosmetic surgery procedures, such as body contouring, breast augmentation and facial sculpting. Highly respected by his peers, Dr. Chaffoo attracts plastic surgery patients from across the United States and has garnered local and national media attention, including features in Life and Style and New Beauty magazines.
Patients travel across the country to see Dr. Chaffoo for a variety of plastic surgery procedures, including face lift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction and tummy tuck. Dr Chaffoo’s practice, La Jolla Plastic Surgery, also offers an array of non-invasive treatments, including laser skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal, laser vein treatment, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, Captique™ and several other products that encourage collagen production and lead to smoother, more youthful-looking skin. All non-invasive treatments are performed by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart, who has been voted “Best Dermatologist” by La Jolla Light and has been named a “Top Dermatologist” by the Consumers Research Council in America.
Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS, completed his undergraduate degree with summa cum laude honors at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. He then received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest University Bowman-Gray School of Medicine in Salem, North Carolina. He completed two surgical residencies, giving him a total of seven years of advanced training in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, and plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition, he performed three postgraduate fellowships in facial plastic surgery, head and neck oncologic surgery, and burn surgery at prestigious universities including Stanford University Medical Center, UCSD, and Oregon Health and Sciences University. Dr. Chaffoo holds a voluntary faculty appointment in the Department of Surgery, UCSD School of Medicine and a previous appointment as a clinical instructor at Stanford University Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Head and Neck Society, the American College of Surgeons, the International College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery amongst others.
Oregon Health & Science University; Stanford University; Naval Medical Center; Naval Medical Center; Wake Forest School of Medicine
American Board of Plastic Surgery; American Board of Otolaryngology
CA State Medical License
American Society of Plastic Surgeons - ASPS; American College of Surgeons - ACS
Dr. Richard Chaffoo's Treatments
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reconstruction
- Male Breast Reduction
- Body Contouring
- Face Lift
- Eyelid Surgery
- Brow Lift
- Injectable Fillers
- Laser Skin Treatments