Alexandrina Saulis, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Hinsdale, IL
Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, S.C.
120 E. Ogden Avenue Suite #204
Hinsdale, IL 60521
(630) 920-9404
By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
September 22, 2020

Interested in getting breast augmentation surgery? Here’s what to expect.

As we continue to navigate through this current coronavirus situation, we also know that nothing is more important for our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis and her team than to be able to provide quality cosmetic and restorative surgery to patients who need it most. Our office is open, and we are following all CDC safety guidelines and protocols to make sure that every patient that walks through our door feels safe and comfortable. We have office procedures in place to reduce COVID-19 infection risks, including limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms as well as rigorous cleaning of the office between patients.

Are you right for breast augmentation?

There are many factors that our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon will need to take into account in order to figure out whether breast augmentation is right for you. Some of the factors that will determine your candidacy include,

Your overall health

As with any cosmetic procedure, we first want to make sure that you are in the best health possible before undergoing surgery. Any current health problems that you are dealing with will need to be properly treated before we can begin treatment. Make sure to talk with our surgeon about your medical history to make sure you are healthy enough for breast augmentation surgery.

Your habits

Our goal is to make sure that you heal as quickly as possible, so we will also ask you about your lifestyle and habits to determine if any bad habits could impede the healing process or make recovery more difficult. Two ways to ensure a smooth breast augmentation recovery is to quit smoking prior to surgery and to avoid alcohol during this time.

Your goals are realistic

Breast augmentation, as well as all of the cosmetic and reconstructive services we offer here in Elmhurst, IL, can provide amazing, permanent results; however, it’s also important to recognize what breast augmentation can and can’t do so you fully understand the results. If you have questions about this surgery, we would be happy to discuss these with you during your consultation.

You want larger, fuller, and even breasts

While most women assume that breast augmentation is designed to increase the size and volume of small breasts, this procedure can also help to improve the appearance of asymmetrical and sagging breasts. Women who have had surgery in the past for breast cancer may also be able to improve their appearance through breast augmentation after their cancer has been properly treated (talk with your plastic surgeon to learn more).

Your safety is paramount with Dr. Saulis. For your initial consultation, please be aware that Dr. Saulis and her staff have and continue to focus on decreasing any risk of patient infection. If you do decide to undergo a breast augmentation you’ll be in safe, trustworthy hands. All surgeries are performed at two JACHO approved hospitals: Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Hinsdale Hospital. Both of these hospitals are national leaders in patient satisfaction and low infection rates.

Are you looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon that provides comprehensive plastic surgery in Oakbrook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL? If so, call Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404 to book your consultation with Dr. Alexandrina Saulis.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
June 10, 2020
Category: Breast Reduction
Tags: Breast Reduction  

Here’s what you should know about getting a breast reduction.

If you’re a woman who often deals with discomfort and pain as a result of large breasts then you may be considering a breast breast reductionreduction. This procedure can provide you with the relief you need while also helping you feel more confident in your body. From the office of our Elmhurst, IL, (along with Oakbrook and Hinsdale) board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, here are some factors that could determine whether a breast reduction is right for you. Learn more by contacting Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Breast Reduction Is Available to Everyone

Most people assume that breast reductions are only for women with large breasts; however, this isn’t always the case. If you’re someone with medium-sized breasts that still cause you back and shoulder pain or interfere with running or other physical activities, then you may want to talk to our Elmhurst, Oakbrook, and Hinsdale IL, plastic surgeon about whether a breast reduction could help.

Breasts Change Over Time

Adolescence isn’t always to blame for large breasts. Our bodies are always changing and growing as we age, and life changes such as pregnancy can also greatly increase a woman’s breast size. If your breasts feel too heavy, cause you back pain, or start to droop after pregnancy, a breast reduction can fix these issues and improve the shape and size of your breasts. Talk to your plastic surgeon in Elmhurst, Oakbrook, and Hinsdale, IL.

Breast Reduction for Uneven Breasts

Do you have one breast that is significantly or visibly larger than the other? If so, you may choose to get a breast reduction to mirror the size and shape of the smaller breast. While some women may choose to get breast enlargement to improve symmetry, if you’re looking to minimize the size of your breasts then a breast reduction is a better option.

Getting Plastic Surgery in Light of Covid-19

With the current pandemic, we understand that you may wish to come into our office but also might have concerns. Here at our Elmhurst, Oakbrook, and Hinsdale, IL, practice, our plastic surgeon and her team completely understand your concern and are taking every necessary precaution to ensure the safety and health of our patients during this time. If you have concerns or questions about our new safety protocol, or about coming into the office, feel free to give us a call.

Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery prides itself on providing beautiful cosmetic results to people living in and around Oakbrook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL. If you're ready to speak with Dr. Alexandrina Saulis about getting a breast reduction, call our office today at (630) 920-9404 to schedule a consultation.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
May 13, 2020
Category: Abdominoplasty
Tags: abdominoplasty  

Find out whether a tummy tuck is the right cosmetic option for you.

Have you been considering abdominoplasty or other plastic surgery? Perhaps you were getting ready to schedule a consultation with abdominoplastyus before the current COVID-19 crisis occurred. A consultation with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis can help you determine if an abdominoplasty is right for you. With the current COVID crisis, we understand some patients may have concerns. It’s important for our patients to know that we take their safety very seriously and our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis and her team are taking every necessary safety precaution to continue providing patients with cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Office procedures in place to reduce COVID-19 infection risks include limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms as well as rigorous cleaning of the office between patients. Through every step of your abdominoplasty or other aesthetic procedure, we strive to provide the best service possible to our patients while reducing any risk of infection.

Considering Abdominoplasty

While we offer a full range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical options to our patients, many patients choose to undergo an abdominoplasty (also referred to as a tummy tuck). During this procedure, we will remove loose skin and fat from the abdomen to improve the tone and contour of your stomach. Abdominoplasty offers patients a way to get rid of excess fat and skin around the abdomen caused by,

  • Pregnancy
  • Significant and rapid weight loss
  • Aging

Getting a tummy tuck has some obvious benefits such as improving your body’s appearance and boosting your self-confidence. However, abdominoplasty also offers other important benefits such as preventing or reducing back pain. Some patients also notice a reduction in urinary incontinence caused by childbirth or aging. If you have a ventral hernia, this problem may also be corrected during your tummy tuck procedure.

What to Expect

The first step to getting abdominoplasty, or any plastic surgery, is to go through an initial consultation with our Elmhurst, IL cosmetic surgeon right here at our office.
 

Be assured that your safety is paramount with Dr. Saulis as we enter the post-COVID19 pandemic period. For your initial consultation, please be aware that Dr. Saulis and her staff have and continue to focus on decreasing any risk of patient infection. This includes rigorous office space cleaning between patients and limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms. If you do decide to undergo an abdominoplasty you’ll be in safe, trustworthy hands. All surgeries are performed at two JACHO approved hospitals: Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Hinsdale Hospital. Both of these hospitals are national leaders in patient satisfaction and low infection rates.

Interested? Contact Us

We understand that while getting aesthetic surgery is important to help you feel confident and happier with your appearance you also want to feel that all steps are being taken to keep you healthy throughout the treatment and cosmetic surgery process.

Rest assured that as a patient with Dr. Saulis the utmost attention will be directed toward your safety and maximally reducing infection risks for aesthetic surgery.

Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Saulis, and her team can provide you with trustworthy, dependable care throughout Oakbrook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL, even during this COVID crisis. To learn more about the cosmetic surgical options we offer please call Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
April 14, 2020

Find out what factors could make you a good candidate for breast augmentation.

Whether you’ve already decided that breast implants are right for you or you are just in the beginning stages of your research, it’s breat augmentationimportant to understand breast augmentation, what it can (and can’t do) and who is an ideal candidate for treatment. Scheduling a simple cosmetic evaluation with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis is typically the first step. We understand some patients may have concerns about the current COVID crisis, rest assured that your health and safety are our number one priority. We are working to reduce COVID-19 infection risks. We have office procedures in place, including limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms as well as rigorous cleaning of the office between patients. Through every step of your aesthetic procedure, we strive to provide the best service possible to our patients while reducing any risk of infection.

If you are considering a breast augmentation, some factors to consider include,

  • Your health: An ideal candidate will be in good physical health. We will go through your medical history during your consultation. It’s important to let us know about any preexisting health problems (e.g. diabetes; heart disease) and any current medications you are taking.
  • Your expectations: While plastic surgery can provide some pretty incredible results it’s also important to be realistic about your expectations. During your consultation, our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon will discuss your treatment goals to make sure they align with what breast augmentation can offer.
  • Your weight: An ideal candidate will already be within their ideal weight and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Since significant weight fluctuations may alter results and your appearance, it’s important that you are leading a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Your age: While it’s never too late to consider breast augmentation it’s important that patients are at least 18 years old before they consider surgery. Breasts will need to be fully developed before cosmetic surgery can be considered.
  • Safety: Be assured that your safety is paramount with Dr. Saulis as we enter the post-COVID19 pandemic period. For your initial consultation, please be aware that Dr. Saulis and her staff have and continue to focus on decreasing any risk of patient infection. This includes rigorous office space cleaning between patients and limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms. 
You can also take comfort in knowing that all surgeries are performed at two JACHO approved hospitals: Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Hinsdale Hospital. Both of these hospitals are national leaders in low infection rates and patient satisfaction. 
Rest assured that as a patient with Dr. Saulis the utmost attention will be directed toward your safety and maximally reducing infection risks for aesthetic surgery.

 

 

Breast augmentation can enhance and improve your appearance in many ways including,

  • Improving the fullness, roundness and volume of small breasts
  • Fixing asymmetrical or disproportionally shaped breasts
  • Enhancing the overall shape of the breasts (in areas that may not look as full)
  • Reconstructing the shape and appearance of your breasts after a mastectomy (to treat breast cancer)

If you are interested in getting breast augmentation in Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Hinsdale or the surrounding Western suburbs, then schedule your consultation with our qualified plastic surgeon. Call Dr. Alexandrina Saulis at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404 to find out if breast augmentation is right for you.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 30, 2020
Category: Abdominoplasty
Tags: abdominoplasty  

Here’s what our patients should know about getting tummy tuck surgery.

Often referred to as a “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty is a popular surgical procedure performed by our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon, Dr. AbdominoplastyAlexandrina Saulis, to remove excess fat and skin around the stomach.

A tummy tuck is a great treatment to help flatten stomachs and even tighten abdominal muscles. Of course, before undergoing cosmetic surgery it’s important to understand the entire abdominoplasty process.

 

When to Consider Abdominoplasty

Since abdominoplasty involves surgery and recovery time, it’s important to understand who is ideal for treatment. Since this is not a weight-loss treatment, an ideal candidate will be an individual that is already maintaining healthy body weight and body mass index (BMI), but is still unable to achieve a flatter stomach through diet and exercise alone.

There are many factors that can lead to the loose, sagging skin and excess fat around the abdomen. These factors include:

  • Past surgeries (e.g. bariatric surgery)
  • Extreme fluctuations in weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Heredity
  • Aging

Tummy tuck surgery isn’t ideal for those who deal with significant weight fluctuations or women who plan to become pregnant, as these factors can affect long-term results. A tummy tuck may also be able to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by tightening and stretching the skin.

 

Getting an Abdominoplasty

Our expert plastic surgeon will perform your abdominoplasty right here in her Elmhurst, IL, practice. General anesthesia is used for this procedure, so you will be asleep during the procedure. Tummy tuck surgeries usually take anywhere from 2-5 hours. During your consultation, we will be able to give you a better idea of the length of your surgery and the recovery time once we understand the results you are hoping to achieve with this procedure.

Recovery varies from patient to patient but typically takes weeks and even months for a full recovery. During your recovery process, it’s important to avoid activities such as heavy lifting or exercise. Our plastic surgeon will be able to tell you when you can return to your normal routine after surgery.

 

Give Us a Call

If you are interested in getting abdominoplasty our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon can help you decide whether this treatment is right for you. With an office in Hinsdale, Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery serves the Oakbrook, Naperville, and western suburbs of Chicagoland. Call us today at (630) 920-9404.





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