Dr. Sam Sukkar details what the Coolsculpting procedure entails, answering basic questions about the non-invasive body contouring solution.

Houston, TX – Dr. Sam Sukkar, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, strives to offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for patients at Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. Coolsculpting® is one of the latest additions to the practice, acting as a non-invasive method for body contouring. Dr. Sukkar explains that this advanced treatment can be a viable option for those wishing to reduce localized fat pockets without the need for much downtime. To clear up common questions about the procedure, he has answered frequently asked questions about Coolsculpting®.

In regards to how Coolsculpting® works, Dr. Sukkar explains that the technology has been designed to crystallize target fat cells during an intense cooling process, without harming surrounding tissue. As a result, he says the area is gradually contoured as the body naturally disposes of the damaged fat cells. While Coolsculpting® is not necessarily a substitute for more invasive procedures like liposuction, Dr. Sukkar notes that for patients desiring slight contouring with minimal downtime, Coolsculpting® can be a great alternative.

A common question that Dr. Sukkar receives is whether the procedure can help them reach their desired outcome. In terms of candidacy, he explains that patients should be of a healthy weight (not overweight) with stubborn areas of fat that have not shown improvement with diet and exercise. Dr. Sukkar notes that these individuals can see the best results from Coolsculpting®, should they not be interested in a surgical alternative.

Following the procedure, Dr. Sukkar informs patients they should see gradual improvement over the course of two to four months. If by this point, they desire further contouring, he may recommend an additional session of Coolsculpting®.


Dr. Sukkar graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then continued to the University of Texas Hermann Hospital in Houston to complete his General Surgery training. Following this residency, he was accepted into the Division of Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he underwent extensive training in aesthetic plastic surgery. A few years later, Dr. Sukkar completed his fellowship at Northwest University. Today, as an experienced plastic surgeon serving the Houston area, Dr. Sukkar is committed to being involved in the field and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements. He does this by staying active in several medical associations, including being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of such organizations as the American Society of Plastic surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is available for interview upon request.

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

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