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Miami Soluna MD, Dr. John W. Chang Featured on TV Hit Show Basketball Wives

Miami’s Soluna MD, Dr. John W. Chang Featured on VH1 Hit Show “Basketball Wives” With Laser Lipo Plus Ultrasound Technique, SmartLipo™ Ultra Procedure
Reality show star Tami Roman chooses Soluna MD’s Dr. John W. Chang to perform laser lipolysis, giving viewers a first-person account of minimally invasive body sculpting procedure, and helps to reaffirm the expertise of the leading South Florida cosmetic surgery center.

Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) Jan. 18, 2010 – Dr. John W. Chang and Soluna MD of Miami are in the national spotlight once again for their expertise for the breakthrough ultrasound technique SmartLipo™ Ultra after being featured on VH1’s hit series “Basketball Wives,” which will air all week on the cable channel and is available for viewing online at

One of the reality show’s stars, Tami Roman, chose Soluna MD, led by board-certified general and cosmetic surgeon John W. Chang, MD, revealing to the viewing audience that she did research and found that “Dr. Chang is one of the best doctors in Miami for this kind of procedure.” Having successfully completed more than 2,500 SmartLipo™ Ultra procedures, Soluna MD has earned a reputation for excellence, positioning itself as a destination – locally, nationally and internationally – for individuals seeking this highly effective, minimally invasive fat elimination and body sculpting treatment.

” ‘Basketball Wives’ and VH1 was a wonderful opportunity for us to be able to show a very broad audience how the procedure is done and its effectiveness, and what a patient can expect from their first visit to the end result,” says Chang.

During Roman’s initial consultation, which aired as part of Episode 5 of the series, cameras were rolling as Roman conveyed to Dr. Chang that she sought the procedure to help tighten her thighs, abdomen and back areas. “I try to work out, I try to eat right, but I’m just not getting the results I want,” she says.

The surgeon acknowledged that those are the most common areas patients select for the procedure, and explained the difference between traditional lipo and the SmartLipo™ Ultra procedure. “Traditional lipo is very rough on the body,” he tells Ms. Roman during her initial consultation. “Our procedure is much more compact in terms of recovery time and is gentler to your body. The whole idea here is to melt the fat and get the skin to be tighter,” he says.

Cynosure’s SmartLipo™ was the first laser lipolysis system brought to market, receiving high marks for its ability to destroy fat cells and coagulate tissue for tighter skin. Soluna MD has utilized the groundbreaking system and is an official physician training and clinical reference center for SmartLipo™. Dr. Chang was confident in his utilization of the SmartLipo™ system for treating localized fat deposits (small areas) on the face and body. However, he questioned whether it was sufficient for larger areas of the body. The answer was no.

“SmartLipo™ alone is not effective in emulsifying fat in larger areas of the body,” explains Chang. “Therefore, we decided to pair the breakthrough laser lipolysis system with the ultrasound technique to create our own procedure, SmartLipo™ Ultra. We begin by breaking up the fat with ultrasound and then do the finishing touches with SmartLipo™. This is the best way to get the best results.”

Roman, best known for her role on MTV’s “The Real World: Los Angeles” which first aired in 1993, and with a string of acting credits under her belt, joined the second season of “Basketball Wives” which is filmed in Miami. She was married and is divorced from NBA player Kenny Anderson.

“This is a turning point for me. I am so happy to be here,” she tells Dr. Chang. “I have been divorced for a while and was basically concentrating on my daughters; now I’m getting back to me.”

“We’ll help you get there,” Chang says.

The minimally invasive procedure was a perfect fit for Roman’s busy lifestyle. She works as a financial executive and with her favorite charity, “Project Girl,” to instill self-esteem in the next generation of women, in addition to starring on “Basketball Wives.” For those seeking a minimally invasive, affordable and lasting fat reduction and body sculpting procedure, SmartLipo™ Ultra is the laser lipo-plus-ultrasound procedure of choice. Because the two-step procedure only requires local anesthesia, patients will experience little to no recovery time and minor discomfort while enjoying a refreshed look they will be proud to show off.

Soluna MD is located at 4251 Salzedo St. at the Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla. To learn more about Soluna MD’s services or to make an appointment, please call 305.446.0440, or go to Soluna MD is a proud partner of the Miami HEAT.

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