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Dr. Jacqueline T. Cheng and Dr. Elbert T. Cheng are the only brother and sister facial surgery team practicing in the United States.

How we work: It's synergy.

What is most advantageous about working as a brother-sister team is that, although we bring the same instincts and dedication to our work, we also bring two sets of experience, two minds, and two sets of eyes to benefit of our patients. We often work independently with patients, but in some more complex cases, we work together before, during and after surgery. This flexibility allows for true collaboration and very successful results.

Elbert T. Cheng, MD

Dr. Elbert Cheng is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon in Saratoga, California. He was raised in Mountain View and attended Stanford for his undergraduate studies, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology with honors. Still wanting to pursue his love for science, he traveled to England and undertook research and additional studies at Oxford University.

Once back in the US, he completed his Medical Degree at Duke University and returned to his roots, Stanford, for his residency in Head and Neck Surgery. After five years of intense training, he traveled to Indianapolis for one additional year of focused study with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This sparked a passion in aesthetic surgery, where he was able to combine his love for teaching, medicine and helping patients achieve their idea of beauty.

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After his fellowship, he decided to return to the Bay Area to embark on his own journey alongside his sister, Dr. Jacqueline, to create a practice unique to their dynamic and unmatched skill. Dr. Elbert is passionate about many things in his life, and his wife and children are at the top of the list. He is a sports enthusiast and is an avid runner, swimmer and golfer.

Background & Credentials

Dr. Elbert is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, the American Medical Association, and the Santa Clara County Medical Society. He has been an Advanced Allergan Trainer and Instructor for over 15 years, training over 500 doctors and providers all throughout the state of California.

Above all else – Dr. Elbert's biggest passion in the field of facial plastic surgery is the cycle of learning and teaching, as he strongly believes the best teachers are the best learners. Throughout 17 years, Dr. Elbert and Jacqueline Cheng have consistently mentored high school and college students with a passion for surgery and held externships for medical assistants. For this reason, Dr. Elbert continues to partake in medical research to always have the most up-to-date knowledge of the field to better educate his audience. Most importantly, he feels he learns the most from his daily interactions with his patients and becomes a better doctor because of it.

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Giving Back

In addition to his love for teaching, Dr. Elbert holds a strong passion for helping those who need it most. During a trip to Honduras in 2015 with FootSteps Missions, he was able to help economically orphaned children by building housing and teaching facilities to aid in their mental, physical and emotional development. This passion translates into Dr. Elbert’s daily interactions with his patients – providing them with compassion and support to not only help them with their idea of physical beauty, but help them reach their highest level of emotional and mental confidence as well. These ideals shared between Dr. Elbert and his staff is what will always set Cheng Plastic Surgery apart from the rest.

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Jacqueline T. Cheng, MD

Background & Education

Dr. Jacqueline Cheng is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon born in Akron, Ohio and raised in Mountain View, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts and her Medical Degree in a combined six-year BA-MD program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She graduated with high distinction and received numerous honors including junior membership into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and the Merck Manual Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Education.

After graduation, she completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Illinois-Chicago where she was fortunate to train under two internationally known facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Eugene Tardy and Dr. Dean Toriumi. After her residency, Dr. Jacqueline also completed advanced fellowship training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Meridian Plastic Surgery Center in Indianapolis under the direction of Dr. Stephen Perkins, who is a well-respected facial plastic surgeon and past president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Upon completion of her fellowship, she realized the true passion she had for aesthetic medicine and returned to the Bay area. She has since created a very well-known and respected medical practice alongside her brother, Dr. Elbert. They are able to combine each of their personal styles and expertise to create the most beautiful and natural results for all of their patients. Although she finds surgery rewarding, it cannot compare to the enjoyment Dr. Jacqueline receives from spending time with her husband and sons.

Credentials & Approach

Dr. Jacqueline is a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as well as numerous local and national medical societies. Although surgery and aesthetic procedures are what she loves to do, Dr. Jacqueline finds the relationships she cultivates with her patients to be the most rewarding part. Her patients and staff jokingly describe Dr. Jacqueline as a “full time doctor, part time therapist” because of her genuine care and compassion for her patients, not just surgically but in their personal lives as well. As she guides each patient through their physical and emotional aesthetic journey, they not only become her patient but a life-long friend.

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Trainer of other surgeons

Being a respected expert in her field, she is often called upon to train other physicians. She has published many articles and chapters on Facial Plastic Surgery that have been presented at national meetings, and has been recognized in the media for her unique expertise on facial aesthetics. She is a continually invited speaker with Allergan - being one of their top Advanced Trainers and Instructors for over 15 years – training over 500 doctors and providers all throughout the state of California. Her genuine passion for her work is what sets the standard for Cheng Plastic Surgery high above the rest, and to Dr. Jacqueline doing what she loves never feels like work at all.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Monday, January 4, 2021:

We are open!

We cannot wait to see all of our amazing patients in our office! We are currently working with a more limited schedule than before, so please be patient as we navigate through this, together.

There are a few key changes we’ve made to our appointment protocol to ensure we are maintaining social distancing and following strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols - for you AND for us.

  1. Call our office from your car once you’ve arrived for your appointment. A staff member will come out to greet you, take your temperature and conduct a short COVID-19 health screening to make sure you are in good health prior to entering the building. Our doors will remain locked during normal business hours to ensure only those who have been screened can enter.
  2. Please arrive at your appointment wearing a mask or protective face covering. We will not be able to bring you inside the office without one.
  3. We will not have more than one patient in the lobby at a time.
  4. You will be greeted by Dr. Elbert or Dr. Jacqueline wearing their Personal Protective Equipment deemed necessary by your specific treatment. (N95 mask, gloves, face shield or protective eyewear, etc.) We ask that you leave your mask on during the procedure, and only take it off if necessary to complete the treatment.
  5. All necessary transactions will be done in the room your treatment is being performed. This will avoid unnecessary back ups in the lobby.
  6. You will then be walked out through the back door of the office. This is the best way to keep all staff and patients socially distanced while maintaining one steady flow of traffic throughout the building.

And of course, all rooms will be heavily disinfected immediately after you leave just as we have always done prior to the pandemic. Each room is equipped with an air filter as an added safety measure. We will place a major focus on high-contact areas such as chairs, doorknobs, counter tops, mirrors and more.

We are still continuing to conduct Virtual Consultations if you prefer a quicker and no-contact experience.

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For the safety of our patients and staff, we ask that you reschedule your appointment and do not enter our office with any of the following conditions:

  1. You have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  2. You have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
  3. You traveled more than 150 miles or have been in close contact with someone who has traveled in the last 10 days.
  4. You are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
    • fever or chills
    • cough
    • shortness of breath
    • fatigue
    • muscle or body aches
    • headaches
    • sore throat
    • loss of taste or smell
    • nausea, diarrhea, or vomiting

Concerned about getting the Moderna vaccine after having recently received filler treatment? In some studies, it has been observed that a small percentage of the vaccinated groups experienced localized inflammation (swelling) after receiving the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. In said cases, all studied reactions were temporary immune responses. It has been suggested that patients refrain from getting filler two weeks before and after the vaccine. If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office!

Thank you for your continued support and we can't wait to see you again!

Kindest Regards,,

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery

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