HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 11, 2014) - Dr. Sam Sukkar, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals through cosmetic treatments and procedures. He notes that the tummy tuck procedure, for instance, can be beneficial for patients who have excess skin and fat in the midsection that proves to be resistant to diet and exercise, as well as for those with stretched abdominal muscles due to pregnancy or massive weight loss. Dr. Sukkar explains that while tummy tuck surgery can often provide beautiful results, patients must have realistic expectations, which is why he spends the time to thoroughly discuss what the procedure can help them achieve.

To help his patients get a full understanding of what they can expect from tummy tuck surgery, Dr. Sukkar employs three different strategies for patient education:

  • He describes the procedure and how it can address their specific concerns.
  • He shares examples of previous patients' results and how the procedure helped them.
  • He provides educational resources for the patient to further research the procedure.

In addition to the in-depth information offered during the consultation process, Dr. Sukkar encourages patients to conduct their own research on tummy tuck surgery. He warns, however, to seek information from reliable sources. As noted in his blog post, "3 Common Myths About Tummy Tuck Surgery," there are common misconceptions surrounding the tummy tuck procedure of which people should be aware. For the best chance of receiving accurate information, Dr. Sukkar recommends talking to an individual who has previously undergone the surgery to learn their general thoughts and reactions.

Conducting personal research can significantly help patients understand what to expect from a tummy tuck, but in the end, Dr. Sukkar prioritizes the need to find a board-certified plastic surgeon. He maintains that this can help patients ensure their operation will be performed under the highest safety standards by a medical professional who is well qualified.

About Sam M. Sukkar, MD

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sukkar has undergone extensive training and education in his field. He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, and he completed his training in General Surgery at the University of Texas Hermann Hospital. Dr. Sukkar also underwent Fellowship training in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago. He is involved in numerous professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Medical Association. Dr. Sukkar is available for interview upon request.

The practice can be reached online at drsukkar.com and facebook.com/sukkarplasticsurgery.

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Contact Information:

Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa
1616 Clear Lake City Blvd
Suite 102
Houston, TX 77062
(281) 940-1535

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