Dr. Sam Sukkar highlights what the facelift procedure entails, as well as what patients can expect following their procedure.

Houston, TX – Dr. Sam Sukkar, a plastic surgeon in Houston, strives to help facelift patients of Sukkar Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa know what to expect throughout their procedure and recovery process. He says this patient education is a crucial part of the consultation, as it helps them make a more informed decision about their facial rejuvenation options. Additionally, Dr. Sukkar notes this understanding can help patients maintain realistic expectations throughout the facelift process.

Dr. Sukkar explains that the facelift procedure is tailored to each individual’s needs to provide them with the best results possible. He says the procedure typically takes about three to five hours, depending on the patient. During the surgery, Dr. Sukkar addresses deep tissue layers with the purpose of maintaining a natural look and achieving lasting results. For those interested in a more comprehensive rejuvenation, he says additional procedures can be performed during the same procedure, such as an eye lift or forehead lift.

Following facelift surgery, Dr. Sukkar explains patients can resume most activities within the first week and can typically be back to their normal routine by three weeks. As healing progresses, he says the facelift results should continue to improve for about six to nine months. After this point, Dr. Sukkar says patients should see their final outcome and begin a more graceful aging process.

For anyone interested in facial rejuvenation surgery like the facelift, Dr. Sukkar recommends scheduling a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn about the most beneficial solution for their unique needs.


Dr. Sukkar earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and then continued to medical school at the university’s School of Medicine in New Orleans. After earning his medical degree, Dr. Sukkar completed a General Surgery residency at the University of Texas Hermann Hospital in Houston at the Texas Medical Center. He underwent further training during his fellowship at Northwestern University. Dr. Sukkar is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of several professional organizations, including the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is available for interview upon request.

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

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