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Gaby Avalos Gaby Avalos

Gaby Avalos

General Manager

Gaby has been with Cheng Plastic Surgery since 2015 – simultaneously fulfilling her duties as General Manager and Financial Adviser all in one. We love to refer to Gaby as the “heart” of the office – as her first priority first and foremost is to make sure all of her staff is happy, taken care of and supported. She is responsible for managing our amazing team and making sure the day to day operations run smooth – always being the one person our doctors, staff and patients can go to in any situation.

Although her main role in the office is our General Manager, she continues to maintain her finance duties – as her first true love with always be numbers! She has a degree in public accounting from Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), from where she graduated with honors. She has experience with renowned companies such as Hewlett Packard, where she got to manage accounting and payroll processes. During her work experience, she has performed audits, accounting and financial analysis, budgeting, cost control, event and schedule planning.

Gaby’s hobbies include dance, painting, running and traveling. Her true passion is her family, as she loves nothing more than to spend her free time with her two sons and husband.

Edina Wittekind Edina Wittekind

Edina Wittekind

Patient Care Coordinator / Medical Assistant Director

Edina came to Cheng Plastic Surgery in 2011 and currently serves as our Patient Care Coordinator. She also fulfills her duties as Medical Assistant Director – leading all of our medical staff to ensure our patients receive the best care possible. In the many years she’s been with the practice – she’s fulfilled almost every job title from receptionist to medical assistant and everything in between. For that reason, her vast arsenal of knowledge is able to better educate our staff and patients with any and all inquiries they may have.

Edina’s compassionate personality and love for the industry is why she loves taking care of patients and seeing how happy they are after having procedures at our center. In fact, she has her own after-care service, offering our patients at home care after surgery. She feels there is no greater feeling than guiding our patients through their surgical journey, both emotionally and physically.

Married with a daughter and adorable dog Coco, Edina was born and raised in San Jose and lives in Willow Glen. She loves spending time with her family and friends and volunteering in her community.

Saraya Barat Saraya Barat

Saraya Barat

Office Manager

Saraya is the Office Manager of our Redwood City location. She has been working for Cheng Plastic Surgery since 2020 as our Front Office Coordinator and is currently taking on a management role to help grow our practice.

Saraya has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and is a Licensed Esthetician! She is a double threat here at Cheng Plastic Surgery.

She continues to be one of the first faces you see and voices you hear over the phone in our office while helping the office run smoothly. She loves to welcome and connect with patients. She is key to the sense of community within the office.

When Saraya’s not working, she loves to cook delicious meals for her family and friends and spend time with her three dogs.

Nam Saha Nam Saha

Nam Saha

Licensed Medical Esthetician

Beauty and skin care have always been the greatest passion of Nam’s life. It is not only an art through which she can express herself, but it is also a powerful tool to help boost an individual’s self-esteem. Nam attended the Salon Professional Academy to convert her passion and skills into a profession. Her knowledge in the dynamic, ever-changing skincare/beauty industry ensures that she stays informed with the latest technologies and cutting-edge ingredients in skincare, which she loves to share with her clients.

As a self-professed "beauty junkie" she continues to enjoy searching for the best in unique and "must have" beauty items and services. Every product at Cheng plastic has been tried, tested by Nam herself. Prior to those studies, she worked as a student counselor and holds a bachelor's degree in Economic Geography. As another way to service our MedSpa clients, she is also fluent in speaking Hindi and Bengali.

Through the eyes of Nam-

“I draw inspiration from my Indian heritage, various lifestyles that I have been part of, my love for fashion and fitness helps me achieve proven skincare essentials that work with everyone’s everyday lifestyle.”

Teresa Trinh Teresa Trinh

Teresa Trinh

Director of Nursing

Teresa Trinh is our Director of Nursing here at Cheng Plastic Surgery! Being a jack of all trades, Teresa has assumed many roles in our surgery center including operating room director, circulating nurse and scrub nurse. Her collaborative work with our board-certified surgeons and anesthesiologists is what ensures the comfort and safety of our patients during their journey in aesthetic surgery.

In addition to her role in the surgery center, Teresa is also one of the four talented providers in our medspa. Trained by Dr. Jackie and Dr. Elbert, Teresa specializes in non-invasive procedures such as Thermage, CoolSculpting and PiQo4. Her love for aesthetics is what motivates her to stay up-to-date on the latest technology, techniques, and trends in the industry.

In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, hike, play volleyball, or travel city to city to try new foods.



PA & Injector

Meet Helena! She graduated from Emory University with dual master's degrees in Physician Assistant Studies and Public Health. She fell in love with aesthetics during her Dermatology rotation, as it combines her two passions- art and procedural medicine. As one of our MedSpa providers, she is also fluent in speaking Mandarin.

In her spare time, Helena enjoys drawing, painting, sewing, and cooking. She is an avid foodie on a mission to try as many restaurants and boba tea shops as possible. She is a huge fan of the beautiful nature and scenery on the West coast, and enjoys hiking along the coastline when the wildflowers are in bloom.



Nurse Injector

Cindy graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Biology and began her career at Cheng Plastic Surgery and Medical Spa. While working with us as a medical assistant, she fell in love with aesthetics and went back to school to get her nursing degree at Ursuline College. As one of our MedSpa providers, she is also fluent in speaking Vietnamese. Aside from cosmetic medicine, she also expresses her passion for the arts through makeup-artistry!

When she's not working, Cindy loves traveling, working out, eating good food, going to music festivals and soaking in as much sun as possible!

Celeste Venegas Celeste Venegas

Celeste Venegas

Lead Medical Assistant

Celeste is our lead medical assistant. She is Dr. Jackie's right-hand woman assisting with her patient's treatments and procedures.

As lead medical assistant, Celeste is a key part of making sure all our patients have the best experience here at the office. Before Aesthetics, Celeste has spent 5 years in Dermatology. She is passionate about helping patients look and feel their best. Her reward at the end of the day is seeing patients happy with their results.

Celeste loves to spend time with her husband and two daughters. Outside of work, she loves to travel, watch her daughter play softball, and meet up with her "bookies" for their book club.

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