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Nano fat, or nanofat, is a highly useful substance in advanced aesthetic surgery that brings a new level of regenerative results to the effects of aging, scarring and other soft tissue defects. Nanofat can produce unprecedented natural cosmetic results when applied to deeper lines and wrinkles and lasts longer than many man-made products.

What exactly is nanofat?

Also known as “micro-fat,” nanofat is a highly refined version of fat taken from part of your body. The fat that is extracted is highly filtered and processed without being biologically modified. Nanofat has a high concentration of stem cells and other natural body repair nutrients that can be reintroduced into the body to trigger regeneration.

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What is the procedure for harvesting nanofat?

Obtaining nanofat is relatively simple and straightforward with no or very minimal discomfort.

A site is selected on your body that contains excessive fat such as the buttocks, abdomen or flanks. In many cases, harvesting fat from around the knee is often a first choice because it is relatively comfortable, easy to harvest and results in minimal bruising.

You will be given a local anesthetic for comfort. A small needle attached to a syringe is injected into the skin and a small amount of fat is drawn out of the body, similar to a blood draw.

The removed fat is spun in a centrifuge to separate out the fat from other fluids. The fat is progressively filtered into microscopic parcels of cellular fluid.

At this point, the nanofat may be mixed with platelet-rich plasma, an extract obtained from your blood in a separate blood draw. This is to increase the stem cell concentration and provide greater regenerative properties without altering or modifying natural substances.

How is nanofat used and what are the benefits?

  • Nanofat can be injected into patients to restore thinning skin for a more youthful look.
  • It may reverse some of the age-related changes in elastin and collagen by regenerating the tissues.
  • It may improve hair growth in both men and women.
  • It can be used to treat scar tissue and heal some types of wounds that have resisted other therapies.
  • Nanofat injections can help increase blood supply to the tissues and reduce inflammation.
  • It can be used to reduce fine facial lines, forehead wrinkles, neck lines and many others.
  • Used as an adjunct to other procedures such as deep dermal microneedling, fractional lasers and many other advances aesthetic technologies.
  • Because nanofat is so highly refined, a very fine needle is used when transferring it intradermally into the deeper layers.
  • Nanofat injections allow for more precise placement of fat such as in crow’s feet, neckline, and other delicate face and body areas.

Why choose us?

Cheng Plastic Surgery has been built from the ground up to deliver the most advanced, natural and regenerative procedures available in a luxury cosmetic survey practice.

Not only are Dr. Jacqueline and Dr. Elbert double-board certified and recognized as being at the top of their field, they have built a world-class team of accredited medical professionals and two operating rooms with state-of-the-art equipment.

No matter how advanced and effective the procedure is, it is ultimately the skill and experience of your doctor that makes the critical difference. We take our responsibility to our patients very seriously and have dedicated our professional careers to helping people feel more attractive and confident in every area of life.

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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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