SOURCE: Sam M Sukkar, MD, FACS

July 18, 2012 06:01 ET

High Definition Liposuction Increasing at Houston Plastic Surgery Practice

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 18, 2012) - According to the latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), liposuction is the most commonly performed surgical cosmetic enhancement procedure in the U.S. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar says he has seen a similar increase in body contouring procedures at his practice, and adds that the Hi-Def Liposculpture method from VASER® is a contributing factor to the overall growth in popularity.

According to Dr. Sukkar, the difference between the traditional liposuction procedure and Hi-Def liposuction from VASER® lies in the ability to factor in the unique shape and anatomical structure of each patient. The VASER® method is intended for active men and women that want to achieve greater definition in the appearance of their musculature by removing superficial fatty deposits that have been resistant to diet and exercise. Dr. Sukkar says the ability to selectively shape and remove fat in the treatment areas allows him to create the sculpted, toned appearance his patients want.

The VASER® method can help the Houston plastic surgeon sculpt a number of areas, including the abdomen, breasts, hips, waist, thighs, buttocks, and male chest. Dr. Sukkar says the entire procedure, from surgery to initial recovery and discharge, typically takes four to six hours. He adds that the results are immediately noticeable, though he stresses that patients should expect to be out of work for anywhere from one to seven days. The Hi-Def liposculpture method does not typically cause swelling or bruising, and does not require the use of sutures. Because of the nature of the procedure and the type of patients that pursue the VASER® treatment, Dr. Sukkar says a common concern is the ability to begin exercising again. He says he recommends waiting at least three weeks from the date of the procedure before resuming their workout routine.

As body contouring procedures continue to increase at his Houston plastic surgery practice, Dr. Sukkar says he will continue to pursue the latest advancements in liposuction and in the plastic surgery industry as a whole to ensure his patients receive the safest and most effective procedures. This is one reason Dr. Sukkar says he urges patients to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon, as the certification process with the American Board of Plastic Surgery not only requires mastery of proven methods and techniques, but also continuous education in the ever-evolving world of cosmetic enhancement.

About Sam Sukkar, MD

After earning his medical degree from the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Dr. Sam Sukkar completed training in general surgery at the University of Texas Hermann Hospital, and a plastic surgery residency at Northwestern University. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa is located at 1616 Clear Lake City Blvd., Suite 102, Houston, TX 77062, and can be reached at (281) 940-1535 or (866) 764-7886. Dr. Sukkar and his team can also be found online at, or their Houston Plastic Surgery Facebook page.

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