Using Tomorrow's Liposuction Procedures Today


As new and less invasive options to traditional liposuction come to light, Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar offers these innovative, body slimming liposuction techniques to his patients.

At his Houston plastic surgery practice, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam M. Sukkar is incorporating new liposuction techniques into his repertoire at Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. According to a 2009 study conducted by the American Society for Plastic Surgery, liposuction has become the most commonly performed procedure for men, and second most common procedure for women. With the innovative techniques now available, Dr. Sukkar says he is able to offer less-invasive procedures, meaning traditional liposuction methods are no longer the only option.

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With increasing popularity for techniques like liposuction in Houston, Dr. Sukkar remains on the cutting edge of aesthetic enhancement by offering procedures like VASER High Definition Liposuction, and the Zerona Body Slimming Laser. Regardless of his patients' eventual cosmetic enhancement goals, Dr. Sukkar says he is able to provide them with a number of options to address and satisfy all of their expectations.

High Definition VASER liposuction in Houston is different from traditional liposuction methods because of its ability to factor in the anatomical structure of the patient's body, which Dr. Sukkar says helps him create and promote enhanced body contour. As a less invasive procedure than traditional methods, VASER ultrasound liposuction is one of the most versatile body contouring systems available, evidenced in the fact that over 150,000 procedures have been performed since FDA-approval in 2002.

In addition to VASER liposuction and procedures such as the tummy tuck in Houston, Dr. Sukkar also offers the Zerona? body slimming laser in Houston. As a non-invasive body slimming method used to eliminate unwanted fat deposits, the Zerona system is virtually pain-free. Because the laser is applied externally without the use of incisions, Dr. Sukkar says his patients are able to remain active during treatment, which is not typically possible with more traditional liposuction methods.

As procedures like liposuction and breast augmentation in Houston continue to advance technologically, the popularity of body sculpting surgeries in the U.S. is likely to continue to increase as well. Dr. Sukkar says he realizes the decision to undergo aesthetic plastic surgery is a significant event in his patients' lives, which is why he pursues advancing technology in all areas of plastic surgery.

About Dr. Sam Sukkar

Dr. Sam M. Sukkar earned his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training in general surgery at the University of Texas Hermann Hospital in Houston at the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Sukkar was then awarded the Thomas D. Cronin fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, which led him to a residency at the Northwestern University in the Division of Plastic Surgery where he completed his fellowship as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Sukkar has published a number of articles focused on plastic and reconstructive surgery, and regularly attends continuing medical education courses. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Sukkar is also affiliated with the Texas Medical Association, and the Houston Society of Plastic Surgery.

Source: Vocus