Hair Transplant Surgeon in San Diego Named Nation's Top Specialist

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Dr. Richard A. Chaffoo, a leading hair transplant surgeon in San Diego, earned the Aesthetic Everything Award for #1 hair restoration specialist in the U.S.

Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr. Richard A. Chaffoo of San Diego Earns Honor

Dr. Richard A. Chaffoo (, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and hair transplant specialist in San Diego, was recently named the nation's top hair transplant surgeon in 2016 by Aesthetic Everything.

"I'm honored to be recognized by Aesthetic Everything as one of the top hair restoration surgeons," Dr. Chaffoo says. "The field of hair transplant surgery includes many talented specialists who provide an invaluable service to men and women across the country."

Aesthetic Everything publishes Beauty Wire magazine, an online publication featuring stories about the aesthetic industry. It annually honors specialists in cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery. The organization announced this year's awards in October.

Dr. Chaffoo is a board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly 30 years of experience performing aesthetic surgery, including hair restoration surgery, at his San Diego practice, the Hair Surgery Center at La Jolla Skin.

In addition to his board certification as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaffoo is also certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery). He is one of the most experienced and qualified plastic surgeons performing hair transplant procedures in the U.S.

Dr. Chaffoo is accomplished in all hair restoration techniques, but now specializes in follicular unit extraction (FUE) hair transplant, which uses the NeoGraft® system. The San Diego surgeon underwent the procedure himself in 2012 and says, "I can personally attest that it's difficult to tell I've had hair surgery."

Hair transplant technology has come a long way in the past decade or so, Dr. Chaffoo says. But he adds that it's more important than ever for people considering hair restoration surgery to research the credentials of physicians offering the procedure.

"The field of surgical hair restoration remains unregulated by the medical community and the government," he says. "Any licensed physician can legally perform hair transplant surgery without prior surgical training of any kind."

The recognition of outstanding hair restoration specialists by Aesthetic Everything is an important step in promoting the specialized nature of the procedure, Dr. Chaffoo says.

"Successful hair transplant surgery requires a specialist whose training and experience ensure patients get the best possible results."

Dr. Richard Chaffoo of the Hair Surgery Center at La Jolla Skin ( is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon and a leader in hair transplantation methods. In addition, he has a thriving practice in breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring, serving patients at his offices in La Jolla and Murrieta. Dr. Chaffoo is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology, and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His background includes a postgraduate fellowship at Stanford University in facial plastic surgery, which was accredited by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). He is the only board-certified plastic surgeon in San Diego County who has completed such a fellowship. He also completed an advanced postgraduate fellowship at U.C. San Diego. He has lectured extensively and has had numerous articles published in peer-reviewed professional journals. At his practice in La Jolla, he works closely with Dr. Susan Stuart, a respected dermatologist and laser specialist.

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