SOURCE: Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

September 12, 2012 06:01 ET

Houston Plastic Surgeon on Recent Breast Augmentation Trends

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2012) - According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentation was one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in 2011. Aligning with the ASAPS statistics, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Sukkar says he experiences similar procedural trends at his center for cosmetic plastic surgery in Houston, adding that roughly 50% of his patients undergo breast augmentation procedures every year. "Some patients want to increase their breast size as they feel out of proportion," says Dr. Sukkar. "Additionally, many women have completed their childbearing and are disappointed with the changes in their breasts so they choose to restore what they once enjoyed prior to pregnancy."

Along with each patient's initial desire for a breast augmentation, Dr. Sukkar says he feels a variety of other factors have positively influenced the procedure's popularity at his practice:

"We provide a state-of-the-art consultation process which includes VECTRA® 3D imaging analysis, as well as a sizing appointment to try on the actual implants selected after imaging. This [VECTRA® 3D imaging] has been fantastic for our patients as they are able to visualize how the implants will look on themselves in real time. If they don't like the size on the screen, we can change the size with the touch of a button and let them try on a variety of implants. In essence, it's like they have already had the surgery yet they can view their new look without even having surgery. This way, most patients feel very comfortable with their size choice as they are involved in the decision making process."

In addition to the VECTRA® 3D imaging analysis, Dr. Sukkar says, "I also take my own measurements. This helps to determine what dimension implant would best fit with the patient's body type. I try to guide the patient's decision making by reminding them of potential issues with choosing an implant size that would be too large or too small." He adds that many of his employees have undergone a breast enhancement procedure with saline or silicone breast implants and are available to answer any questions a prospective patient might have about the surgical process.

Dr. Sukkar says he hopes advancements in plastic surgery and his dedication to customizing each patient's experience will continue to increase the popularity of breast augmentations at his practice. Whether patients are considering a breast augmentation alone, or interested in combining the procedure with a tummy tuck in a Mommy Makeover, he says one should always consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure the highest quality of care. He adds that he also encourages patients to visit his website and view the photo gallery in order to get a better idea of his personal breast aesthetics to see if they closely match their own desires.

About Sam Sukkar, M.D.

After earning his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Sam Sukkar completed training at multiple prestigious medical schools including his fellowship at Northwestern University. As the founder of Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, he is devoted to enhancing his patients' aesthetic goals by utilizing the latest, most advanced cosmetic surgery techniques. Dr. Sukkar has published a number of medical works and has twice been named a "Top Doc for Women" by Houston Magazine. He is a member of many medical organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he is also board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Located at 1616 Clear Lake City Blvd, Suite 102, Houston, TX 77062, Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery can be reached by phone at 281-940-1535. Dr. Sukkar and his staff can also be contacted online at and

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