Hair Transplant Q&A with Dr. Chaffoo

Tell us about yourself and what it means to be triple board-certified.

My background originally is as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. In my initial training, I actually completed 2 residencies in head and neck surgery followed by plastic and reconstructive surgery. I did a fellowship at Stanford in facial aesthetic surgery, so I've been involved in doing hair replacement surgery really since the mid-80s. It's not my first rodeo, so to speak. And I was involved in hair restoration from the older techniques essentially right up to the very present time. It's been a large part of our practice and I've been impressed with how the technology's really changed and now how we're really able to give patients an excellent outcome with a very natural result.

I'm board-certified by my initial, first surgical residency, which was otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, so I'm certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. I then completed a 1-year, postgraduate fellowship in facial plastic surgery at Stanford University, and that was approved by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Following that, I completed my board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and then following that I did a plastic and reconstructive surgery residency that includes cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the entire body, and then became certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Those are my 3 board certifications.

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