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Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

April 08, 2014 09:01 ET

Houston Plastic Surgeon Details the Recovery Process for Breast Augmentation

Dr. Sam Sukkar of Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa Provides an In-Depth Look at What Patients Can Expect After Undergoing Breast Enhancement Surgery

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) -  Dr. Sam Sukkar, a plastic surgeon in Houston, offers a wide variety of cosmetic procedures at Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, with one of the most popular being breast augmentation. Despite the patient's reason for undergoing the enhancement, Dr. Sukkar strives to keep them well-informed throughout the entire process, all the way through recovery. He notes understanding what to expect post-surgically, and when to resume activities, can often help improve the healing process and create an overall smoother recovery.

Immediately following a breast augmentation, Dr. Sukkar encourages patients to have a friend or family member available for support. He explains that patients mostly need help for the first 24 to 48 hours post-surgery for keeping track of medications, emotional support, and helping with children, should they have any. Based on the numerous breast surgeries he has performed in the past, Dr. Sukkar reveals that patients are moderately functional after these first couple of days. They can return to their daily activities whenever they feel ready -- although, he does not recommend working out until the body has had more time to heal.

To create a more comfortable recovery period, Dr. Sukkar takes special care during surgery to minimize trauma when creating the pocket for placing the implant, explaining that this helps reduce postoperative pain and can even speed the healing process. In addition, he uses numbing medicine in the area to reduce discomfort during recovery.

As noted in his blog post entitled "Preventing Complications with Implant Displacement Exercises," Dr. Sukkar also covers implant displacement exercises following the surgery for patients with smooth, round breast implants to encourage proper healing. Three months into the recovery process, he evaluates the patient's results, documenting results with pictures. Since every patient's body reacts differently to surgery, Dr. Sukkar will provide more personalized care details as they attend their follow-up appointments.

About Sam M. Sukkar, MD

Dr. Sukkar is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, serving the Houston area. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed general surgery training at the University of Texas Hermann Hospital. Dr. Sukkar was then accepted into the Division of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where he underwent training in aesthetic plastic surgery. He puts a high value on continued education and regularly attends plastic surgery meetings around the world. Dr. Sukkar is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Houston Society of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

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    Suite 102
    Houston, TX 77062
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