SOURCE: Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

March 08, 2012 06:07 ET

Houston Plastic Surgeon Now Offering FDA-Approved Cellulite Reduction Treatment

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 8, 2012) - At his Houston plastic surgery practice, Dr. Sam Sukkar recently announced the addition of Cellulaze, an innovative new procedure approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the reduction of cellulite, to his list of available cosmetic enhancements. Using laser fiber technology, Dr. Sukkar says he has been impressed by the results of Cellulaze and is excited to offer the treatment to his patients interested in improving the appearance and elasticity of the skin on their legs and abdomen through cellulite reduction in Houston.

Following recent approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Cellulaze from Cynosure, Inc., Dr. Sam Sukkar has announced he and his practice will now be providing the innovative treatment as an effective solution for cellulite and fat pockets on the skin around the hips, thighs, and buttocks. As a plastic surgeon in Houston, Dr. Sukkar focuses on a wide range of body contouring and breast surgery procedures at his practice and says the new therapy has a number of benefits to offer patients looking for cellulite treatment in Houston. Having seen firsthand the results of Cellulaze and its ability to tone and sculpt skin, he says he is excited about the chance to diversify his procedures with the advanced technology and enhance his ability to provide the highest quality treatment for his patients.

Cellulaze is a one-treatment procedure that typically requires only a few weeks for patients to see the results, although the most significant reduction in cellulite may continue to develop over the months following the procedure. Performed by inserting a tiny laser fiber beneath the skin, Dr. Sukkar says the fat is heated and disrupted, while releasing the fibrous bands that cause skin to dimple and stimulating collagen formation to further improve skin tone and elasticity. He says Cellulaze works to address the structure of skin underneath the surface, providing an effective, lasting treatment for cellulite by increasing the thickness, flexibility, and vitality of one's skin. "Cellulite is a condition that causes dimpling, pits and a cottage cheese-like appearance to the skin. It most commonly affects women in the buttock and posterior thigh areas. The laser is geared towards reducing some of the pseudo herniated fat, as well as releasing the vertically oriented fibrous bands traversing from the dermis of the skin down to the muscle layer. These bands are what cause the dimpled, pitted appearance. Finally, the laser allows for thickening of the skin, which smoothes and tightens at the skin level, adding to the final result."

Dr. Sukkar says he is excited about the new procedure and is looking forward to its application in his practice for achieving the highest quality results and patient care. He adds that he hopes to continue pursuing the latest developments in cosmetic enhancement technology so as to improve the overall plastic surgery experience of his patients and further boost their self confidence and appearance. "Innovations like Cellulaze play an important role in advancing the treatment options available to my cosmetic plastic surgery patients. As a onetime stand alone treatment delivered on an outpatient basis, Cellulaze offers an innovative treatment option for cellulite, which has been a problematic condition affecting a large number of women. I look forward to using this new technology to treat cellulite and perhaps this new experience will lead to further breakthroughs in other areas."

About Sam M. Sukkar, MD, FACS

A summa cum laude graduate of Louisiana State University, Dr. Sam Sukkar earned his medical degree from the LSU School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed a general surgery residence at the University of Texas Hermann Hospital in Houston, where he was awarded the Thomas D. Cronin Fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Division of Plastic Surgery. He was also accepted into the Division of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University for his residency training fellowship. Dr. Sukkar is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and several other professional organizations. He is active in continued medical education, participating in numerous annual meetings around the U.S. and publishing articles on a range of aesthetic topics. Dr. Sukkar has also been named one of Houston's "Top Docs for Women" by Houston Magazine.

Located at 1616 Clear Lake City Blvd. Suite 102 in Houston, TX, Dr. Sukkar's practice can be reached at (281) 940-1535. He can also be contacted online via the website drsukkar.com or facebook.com/sukkarplasticsurgery.

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