Is Hair Transplant Surgery Right for Me?

Sometimes it's an innocent comment from a family member. Or maybe you glance in the mirror one morning and your hairline isn't where it used to be. If you're feeling self-conscious about thinning hair and aren't sure surgery is a good option for you, finding the right hair transplant surgeon in San Diego should be your first step.

Few hair transplant surgeons in the U.S. can match Dr. Richard Chaffoo's training and qualifications. A triple board-certified plastic surgeon with 30 years of surgical experience, Dr. Chaffoo is the director of the Hair Surgery Center at La Jolla Skin & Dermatology.

Dr. Chaffoo can help you decide whether you're a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. Request a consultation online to meet with Dr. Chaffoo or call our office at (858) 997-0096.

A Hair Transplant Specialist &
Triple Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Attractive hair transplant results that look natural require the precision and aesthetic eye of a plastic surgeon. Dr. Richard Chaffoo personally plans and oversees every hair replacement procedure performed at La Jolla Hair Surgery Center.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Hair Restoration?

As someone who's undergone hair restoration surgery at his San Diego-area clinic, Dr. Chaffoo understands the feelings of patients who are considering getting a hair transplant. And he can explain why hair transplant techniques available today provide natural-looking, long-lasting results with no linear scarring:

No hair plugs: Modern hair transplant surgery uses advanced techniques such as NeoGraft® follicular unit extraction (FUE) that transplants tiny groups of 1 to 4 hair follicle units, compared to hair plugs containing 16 to 20 hairs.

No stitches: The micro FUE technique with NeoGraft doesn't require a linear incision in the donor area.

Few visible scars: The donor site remains inconspicuous because there is no linear scar on the scalp.

The end result is minimal scarring within the donor area and a completely natural-looking and undetectable hairline that reproduces the way hairs naturally grow in the scalp.

Qualifications Matter

Once you decide to get hair transplant surgery, it's important to choose a practice and hair restoration team such as Dr. Chaffoo's that has the experience and training to get the results you want. At the state-of-the-art Hair Surgery Center, Dr. Chaffoo partners with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Susan Stuart, who specializes in diagnosing and treating medical causes of hair loss. Diagnosing and treating both hair loss is one of the features that make our facility unique.

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