San Diego Readers Name La Jolla Skin One of Top Cosmetic Practices

Share Article

Readers of the La Jolla Light and San Diego Union-Tribune vote for the cosmetic plastic surgery practice and medical spa as among the best in San Diego County.

San Diego locals choose La Jolla Skin as one the top cosmetic plastic surgery and dermatology practices in the area.

La Jolla Skin ( earned honors in the annual readers' polls published by the La Jolla Light and San Diego Union-Tribune, including best cosmetic plastic surgery group, best cosmetic surgeon, best medical spa, and best cosmetic dermatologist.

"Our practice prides itself on offering the highest quality care and personalized service for our patients in this community," says Dr. Richard A. Chaffoo, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon. "We truly appreciate that local readers recognized our team's commitment to providing excellent cosmetic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and medical spa services."

La Jolla Skin combines the talents of Dr. Chaffoo and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart, giving patients the opportunity to get all of their aesthetic and skin care needs met under one roof. It is one of the few plastic surgery and dermatology practices in the nation with a husband and wife team, creating a team that sets them apart.

The Union-Tribune's "Best of" readers' poll, in its 20th year, named La Jolla Skin in both the Cosmetic Surgery Group and Medical Spa categories. Additionally, Dr. Chaffoo was recognized in the Best Cosmetic Surgeon category. Dr. Stuart was named a top dermatologist in the La Jolla Light survey.

"These polls are meaningful because they reflect the experiences of our actual patients," Dr. Stuart says. "Part of that experience is the innovations we offer, such as advanced laser treatments and fat reduction through CoolSculpting®, which allow us to give San Diego residents more options for producing the results they want."

The pair at La Jolla Skin have gained national recognition for their expertise, as well. Castle Connolly, the firm behind the annual America's Top Doctors® book series, has named Dr. Chaffoo on its list for 5 consecutive years. The plastic surgeon is one of the few physicians certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

In addition, recently named La Jolla Skin as one of San Diego's Top 20 practices out of 286 evaluated, based in part on Dr. Stuart's reputation, experience, and professionalism. Her postgraduate training includes a Stanford University fellowship, and she has also been named a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly. Dr. Stuart is an associate clinical professor of dermatology at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

"We look forward to continuing to provide San Diego County residents with comprehensive cosmetic enhancement services at La Jolla Skin," Dr. Chaffoo says. "We're honored by the trust the community has in our entire team, and it inspires us to continue to produce consistently excellent results."


La Jolla Skin ( is a comprehensive aesthetic practice offering cosmetic surgery and dermatology, as well as hair transplant treatments. Dr. Richard Chaffoo is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and a leader in hair transplantation methods in addition to offering patients in La Jolla breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring procedures. His background includes postgraduate fellowships at Stanford University and at the UCSD Medical Center Regional Burn Center. Dr. Susan M. Stuart is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist offering laser skin care, skin cancer therapies, laser hair removal, and other skin rejuvenating procedures alongside her husband, Dr. Chaffoo. After receiving her MD from Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Stuart completed a competitive internship at Mercy Hospital Center in San Diego followed by a residency at Emory University School of Medicine and a postgraduate fellowship in dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is also the past president of the San Diego Dermatological Society and past chief of dermatology at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Their practice is located within the Ximed Medical Building, a landmark private practice building on the Scripps Memorial Hospital campus.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Richard Chaffoo
La Jolla Skin
+1 (858) 623-6333
Email >