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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, April 6, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

Dr. Elbert, Dr. Jacqueline and all the staff at Cheng Plastic Surgery continue to wish you health and happiness during these challenging and unprecedented times. ⁣

In compliance with the updated Shelter In Place Order from the Santa Clara County Health Officer, our office will remain closed and will reopen on Monday, May 4th. Of course as we navigate through uncharted territory, we will continue to keep you updated. Although we miss seeing all of you every day, health and safety is our priority!

If you have an appointment scheduled between April 7th - May 3rd, we will be doing our best to reach out and reschedule you for a later date. If you know you have an appointment within these dates - feel free to call us at (408) 255-3223 or email us at [email protected] to help this process.

We will continue to see emergent appointments on a patient-by-patient basis, and are continuing to offer Virtual FaceTime/Phone Appointments with both Dr. Elbert and Dr. Jacqueline. This can be time to simply say hello, get medical advice on the current pandemic, or plan for future treatments and surgeries. Whatever you may need, we're here for you.

We thank you for your continued support as we get through these difficult times and can't wait to come out of this stronger, together.

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Kindest Regards,,

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


Monday, March 16, 2020:

Even with social distancing, we're still here for you.

As the current situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving, we are continuing to make decisions regarding our practice to keep ourselves and our community healthy. As the future of this virus is uncertain, it is mandated by Santa Clara County Public Health Department Officials that all non-essential businesses close their doors and shelter in place.

Because of this region-wide order, our office will be closed as of Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 and will be rescheduling all non-emergent treatments, follow up appointments and surgeries after Tuesday, April 7th, 2020.⁣ All future in-office events for March and April have been postponed until further notice.

To those patients that need to be seen urgently for post-operative or emergent appointments - please call our office phone number. Your call will be forwarded to an employee that can best help you as we will still have remote access to our schedule. They will make the necessary arrangements to ensure you receive the proper care. ⁣

We are confident that we will make it through this and become a stronger and smarter community because of it. Yes, most people do not die from COVID-19 and many can be asymptomatic - but the sooner we isolate from one another, the sooner we can make sure those statistics do not change.⁣

As physicians, we hold health to the utmost importance so we please ask those of you who can - work from home when possible, do not go to restaurants or bars, limit your public exposure and be cognizant of those who are sick, elderly or immunocompromised. In this time, we have to not only think of ourselves, but think of those that can be directly affected and do all we can for the sake of our community, our state, and our country.⁣

We do not believe this is a time to panic - but rather the opposite. It is time to be rational and act with extreme purpose. By preventatively closing our doors for the next 3 weeks - we may be helping change the course of a potentially life-changing event in history.⁣

We look forward to a future of health and happiness with you at Cheng Plastic Surgery!⁣

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Caring and cautious regards,⁣

Dr. Elbert & Dr. Jacqueline Cheng

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