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Symmetry and well-balanced proportions of the face have been known for centuries by master artists and sculptors to be the source of physical beauty. One of the strongest features of the face is the chin. If it is receding, overlarge, or over projecting, the chin can severely detract from your natural beauty. The right shape and size of the chin structure will enhance your other features for a balanced harmony.


Types of chin enhancement

Chin enhancement restores balance to the face in one of two ways. Both are popular surgical procedures for men and women. Chin enhancement is often done in conjunction with a facelift or nose surgery for a more complete makeover.

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  • If your chin is small, an implant is inserted to achieve more balance between the lower face and mid-face. This is referred to as chin augmentation or sliding genioplasty.
  • If your chin is too prominent, a chin reduction, also called chin osteotomy or genioplasty, is performed. Ultimately, chin enhancement procedures create more balance and harmony to the face. Cheng Plastic Surgery was established by a brother-sister team of double board-certified facial plastic surgeons, both of whom have extensive experience with chin enhancement surgeries.
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Your chin enhancement procedure

Cheng Plastic Surgery is a state-of-the-art plastic surgery center with two operating rooms and a full staff of certified medical professionals. You can be assured that your chin enhancement is in skilled, experienced hands for the best outcome possible.

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  • Local anesthesia is the most common method to place a chin implant. When bone repositioning is required, general anesthesia is recommended.
  • In the case of a chin implant, the incisions are usually under the chin or inside the lower lip. In both cases, scars are in discrete locations. The surgery takes less than a half hour after the anesthesia has taken effect.
  • A pocket is created in the chin, and the implant is placed over the jawbone. The incisions are then sutured closed.
  • The chin implant is customized to your facial shape and proportions. This handcrafting of the implant is done by Dr. Cheng in the operating room. Most implants are made of silicone, which has an excellent safety record.
  • In the case of chin reduction, our doctors reshape the chin so that its projection is decreased. The bone must be cut or shaved to reduce chin prominence. Occasionally, chin abnormalities or injuries can also be corrected. When the bone is cut, alignment techniques are used to secure the bone.
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Practice Policy Update from Cheng Plastic Surgery Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

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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