Houston Plastic Surgeon on When Breast Augmentation vs. a Lift is Needed
Dr. Sam Sukkar distinguishes between when breast implants are more appropriate for a patient versus when a breast lift is ideal.
Houston, TX – Offering a wide range of procedures at his Houston practice, Dr. Sam Sukkar, a board-certified plastic surgeon, explains that breast surgery is a highly sought-after enhancement option. He notes that many women come to him wishing to alter the appearance of their breasts but are not always aware of which surgery is best for them: breast augmentation or a breast lift. Due to this common confusion, he works closely with each patient to establish their goals while also examining their anatomy to determine the best method for treatment.
The Houston surgeon explains that breast augmentation is typically best for those who desire a size increase through the use of breast implants. This enhanced contour, he says, can restore volume that may have depleted with age or from pregnancy. Dr. Sukkar also notes that many women have simply always wanted larger breasts or more symmetry between the two, which can typically be achieved with implants.
Should patients have moderate to severe drooping of the breasts, Dr. Sukkar recognizes breast lift surgery as the ideal solution. He says this procedure is designed to lift tissue to a more youthful level on the chest, which can also include raising the areolas so they no longer point down or sit below the level of the breast crease.
While each of these options can provide beautiful results when performed as standalone procedures, Dr. Sukkar explains that some patients may need both a breast augmentation and lift to achieve their results. He says this is the case when the patient has moderate to severe drooping, while also desiring an increase in their breast size.
Ultimately, Dr. Sukkar emphasizes that patients should seek a board-certified surgeon who is experienced in performing breast surgery. By doing so, he says they can understand which solution can help them achieve their ideal outcome.
About Sam M. Sukkar, MD
After graduating summa cum laude from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Dr. Sukkar continued to the university’s School of Medicine in New Orleans, earning his medical degree. He then entered the University of Texas Hermann Hospital in Houston, where he completed a General Surgery residency at the Texas Medical Center. Dr. Sukkar was then accepted into the Division of Plastic Surgeon at Northwestern University in Chicago, furthering his experience in aesthetic plastic surgery through a fellowship. He is active in several medical associations, including being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a Member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sukkar is available for interview upon request.
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