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Plastic Surgery Looks Great for Patients Who Do Their Homework
As cosmetic surgery become increasingly popular, so does the number of surgical mishaps. That’s why patients should do thorough research before cosmetic surgery, advises South Florida medical expert Dr. John W. Chang
"Cosmetic surgery is advantageous. We have seen that it not only offers aesthetic value, but it also enhances self-esteem,"
However, Chang advises, before undergoing any surgical procedure, a prospective patient should gather as much information as possible, not only about the procedure, but also about who will perform the procedure. This must be a critical factor in the patient’s decision-making process.
"The highest priority should be given to selecting a surgeon you trust and who has the experience and expertise to effectively perform the procedure properly," explains Chang.
With Chang's extensive experience and Soluna MD's collaboration with Universal Healthcare Consulting, a comprehensive risk management and compliance firm that oversees all aspects of a surgical practice, it is no wonder that Soluna MD is recognized as one of Florida's most reputable cosmetic surgery facilities.
A graduate with honors from Northwestern University Medical School in 1997, Chang fulfilled his general and trauma surgery internship and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, FL in 2002. He was attending general surgeon with Memorial Healthcare System in Broward County, FL and a member of the surgical group at Guylaine Lanctot Cliniques before dedicating his time to Soluna MD. He has successfully performed thousands of general and cosmetic surgery procedures throughout his storied career, including more than 3,000 procedures at Soluna MD alone.
Yet to Chang, performing successful procedures goes beyond experience and expertise; to him and his highly qualified team, success also means helping patients make the best decision for themselves and feeling 100 percent comfortable with their decision. Leading by example, Chang makes it his duty to listen carefully to each patient’s wants and concerns, provides honest advice and sees his patients through the entire process – pre- and post-procedure. When patients leave the center, they know they have been extremely well cared for by the finest professionals, making Soluna MD a leading destination nationally and internationally for those seeking cosmetic surgery.
"It is our obligation, belief and consistent practice to fully inform our patients about all aspects of the procedures and techniques being offered,” says Chang. “We will be there for them before, during and long after their procedure.”
The American Association of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), of which Chang is a member, offers these guidelines when choosing a surgeon:
• Verify a surgeon's credentials, experience and education.
• Inquire as to where the surgery will be performed.
• Ask for referrals from friends.
• Request to view “before” and “after” photographs.
Some red flags to look out for:
• A doctor who is impatient and rushes a prospective patient to make a decision on surgery.
• An environment that does not appear clean or sterile.
• A doctor or staff member who refuses to answer questions or provide requested information;
• Deeply discounted procedures.
What separates Soluna MD from other centers is that cosmetic surgery procedures, as well as skin rejuvenation, vein treatments and weight management programs, are the foundation of its business. These services are not merely "add-ons"; they are specializations. Because Soluna MD specializes in cosmetic surgery procedures, patients are privy to an honest assessment of what results they should expect. However, at Soluna MD, achieving results never comes at the cost of a patient's safety. The center always takes all necessary precautions and all procedures are performed in an environment that exceeds federally mandated safety requirements.
About Soluna MD
Soluna MD is an innovator in performing the most advanced body sculpting, vein and cosmetic treatments, all in a medically-safe spa setting. Soluna MD’s high standards and exceptional after-care have made it a leading national and international destination for people seeking a complete range of beautification procedures including SolunaSculpt®
Soluna MD has offices at 4251 Salzedo St. at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, FL and at 501 NW 179th Avenue in Pembroke Pines, FL. To learn more about Soluna MD's services or to make an appointment, please call 305.446.0440 or visit http://www.solunamd.com. Soluna MD is a proud partner of the Miami HEAT.