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
January 13, 2022

Wherever you are in your path toward deciding whether breast augmentation surgery is right for you, it's important to consider a few things. Some of the common questions are addressed below but for more detailed information regarding breast augmentation surgery, you can contact Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL.

Additional Surgery

Breast augmentation can provide a dramatic change for your appearance but keep in mind that it is not a once-in-a-lifetime surgery. Breast implants can last more than a decade, but after around this time they typically have to be replaced and you may need some additional surgery at that time.

For some, making adjustments after the initial surgery is common as they get used to the change. So having a trusted surgeon is always very important.

On Becoming Pregnant

Pregnancy brings along with it a number of natural changes to your body, changes that can affect the shape of your breasts. These changes are unlikely to affect the implants themselves but many women with implants opt for procedures that will help them regain a more youthful look, such as a breast lift.

Breastfeeding for most women who have undergone breast augmentation is not a concern, but it depends on the type of surgery. More specifically, the location of the incision.

Incision Location

Although the surgery itself is essentially the same, there are different types of incisions through which the implant can be inserted. It can be done under the crease of the breast, through the armpit, or across the areola.

Incision Scars

Scars diminish greatly over months after the procedure but they will not vanish completely. It is why the incision locations are made in such inconspicuous places, to make them less noticeable.

On Recovery

A degree of bruising and swelling is common as is with any surgical procedure, but these effects should subside within weeks. You'll likely be prescribed pain medication along with antibiotics to decrease the chance of infection.

Breast Augmentation in Hinsdale, IL

Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation it's important to make the first step and schedule a consultation with a professional, so dial (630) 920-9404 to make an appointment with Dr. Saulis in Hinsdale, IL.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 10, 2022

Breast augmentation is when your plastic surgeon uses implants to increase the size of your breasts as well as reshaping the breasts. There are many reasons to consider breast augmentation and it’s something that can be considered to help you love and appreciate the way you look even more. Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, is here to inform you on how breast augmentation can help you love the body you’re in!

Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons why you may consider breast augmentation from your plastic surgeon serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, and how augmentation can help you feel comfortable in your skin. Breast augmentation can help enhance your look if you feel that your breasts are too small or if you feel that one breast is smaller than the other. It can also help correct uneven breasts due to another surgery for a different condition. This would help with asymmetry and if you struggle with that, it could impact the way you dress or the fit of bras.

You may also consider breast augmentation after pregnancy or after significant weight loss. You may find that your breasts have reduced in size afterward and you aren’t fully happy with the look you now have. You may even just consider augmentation to increase your confidence and give yourself the breasts that you’ve always wanted.

Contact Your Plastic Surgeon Today!

If you’ve considered breast augmentation and want to help your self-confidence by giving yourself the look you’ve always wanted, contact your plastic surgeon for a consultation today!

We also understand that in the times of COVID-19, you may be concerned about safety procedures and whether it’s a good idea to undergo a cosmetic procedure during such strange times. Of course, we are taking all the steps to ensure the office is safe and fully sanitized so that you don’t have to worry about the risk of exposure. We have increased cleaning procedures before and after seeing patients, limited the number of patients we see each day and are wearing proper FDA-approved masks. We also encourage you to stay home if you aren’t feeling well or if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

Call Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, to ask any questions about breast augmentation or about any of the safety precautions we are taking to ensure your overall wellness today at (630) 920-9404!

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 10, 2021
Category: Abdominoplasty

Find out more about our tummy tuck procedure to find out if it’s right for you.

When it comes to getting plastic surgery, our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis wants her patients to be well informed and confident in any treatment they receive. Of course, this also means providing patients with the most accurate and in-depth information possible so they can make the right decisions for themselves regarding their health, confidence and appearance. If you’ve been thinking about abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, here are some things you should know first,

You’ll Need to Be Close to Your Goal Weight

While abdominoplasty can be a great way to tighten and contour the body, it’s important to recognize that this procedure is not a weight-loss strategy or fat-reduction surgery such as liposuction. To be considered a good candidate for an abdominoplasty, you’ll need to be within 10-15 pounds of your healthy ideal weight in order to receive the most benefit from this procedure.

There Will Be a Scar

While Dr. Saulis always utilizes the most advanced and latest surgical techniques, even so, there will be a scar left behind (as with any surgery). This hip-to-hip scar will fade over time, and there are creams that can help to speed up the fading process; however, since the scar does run from hip to hip, this means that it won’t be visible when wearing clothes or even a bikini, but it’s still important to recognize that you will have a scar.

You’ll Need Time to Heal

After surgery, the most important thing you can do for yourself and your body is to give yourself ample rest and recovery time. You will want to take a few days off work after your surgery so that you can focus on healing. You will also need to avoid any strenuous activities including heavy lifting for the next six weeks. Our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon will give you the green light when it’s safe to return to your physical and everyday activities.

Your Health is Our Top Priority

We understand that nothing is more important than your health. Since the pandemic, we’ve taken additional precautions and safety measures to ensure that our patients always feel safe and protected while at our practice. We have increased cleaning and sanitizing methods to follow CDC guidelines. We have limited the number of patients we see in a day and all of our staff are wearing the appropriate PPE. If you are feeling ill, we ask that you call us right away to reschedule your appointment.

Whether you are interested in getting a tummy tuck or a breast lift, our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis prides herself on providing the latest and most advanced techniques to give you a more confident appearance. Dr. Saulis and the team at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are proud to serve the Elmhurst, Oakbrook and Hinsdale, IL, areas. To schedule an abdominoplasty consultation with us, simply call (630) 920-9404 today.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
May 26, 2021

Breast augmentation is when your plastic surgeon uses implants to increase the size of your breasts as well as reshaping the breasts. There are many reasons to consider breast augmentation and it’s something that can be considered to help you love and appreciate the way you look even more. Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, is here to inform you on how breast augmentation can help you love the body you’re in!

Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons why you may consider breast augmentation from your plastic surgeon serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, and how augmentation can help you feel comfortable in your skin. Breast augmentation can help enhance your look if you feel that your breasts are too small or if you feel that one breast is smaller than the other. It can also help correct uneven breasts due to another surgery for a different condition. This would help with asymmetry and if you struggle with that, it could impact the way you dress or the fit of bras.

You may also consider breast augmentation after pregnancy or after significant weight loss. You may find that your breasts have reduced in size afterward and you aren’t fully happy with the look you now have. You may even just consider augmentation to increase your confidence and give yourself the breasts that you’ve always wanted.

Contact Your Plastic Surgeon Today!

If you’ve considered breast augmentation and want to help your self-confidence by giving yourself the look you’ve always wanted, contact your plastic surgeon for a consultation today!

We also understand that in the times of COVID-19, you may be concerned about safety procedures and whether it’s a good idea to undergo a cosmetic procedure during such strange times. Of course, we are taking all the steps to ensure the office is safe and fully sanitized so that you don’t have to worry about the risk of exposure. We have increased cleaning procedures before and after seeing patients, limited the number of patients we see each day and are wearing proper FDA-approved masks. We also encourage you to stay home if you aren’t feeling well or if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

Call Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, to ask any questions about breast augmentation or about any of the safety precautions we are taking to ensure your overall wellness today at (630) 920-9404!

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
February 19, 2021
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Breast Lift  

Could breast lift surgery be the best way to improve the shape of your breasts?

Gravity can certainly take hold of us as we age. Of course, our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis sees many women who are dealing with sagging breasts who want them to look younger and perkier. Just because age takes hold doesn’t mean we can’t do something to combat it. In many cases, a breast lift is the best option.

When to Consider a Breast Lift

Wondering whether a breast lift is something you should consider. Many women consider breast lift surgery if,

  • Their breasts have undergone significant stretching or changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • They have undergone sudden and significant weight loss and are dealing with sagging or excess skin due to loss of breast size
  • They are just dealing with naturally small drooping breasts

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

If you fall into one of the three categories above, you may benefit from a breast lift. The only way to truly find out if you are an ideal candidate for a breast lift is to sit down with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon for a one-on-one consultation.

Of course, we understand during these strange times that you may be wondering whether or not undergoing cosmetic procedures is safe. We are here to let you know all of the ways in which we have been implementing superior cleaning and safety practices to ensure that you get the cosmetic or restorative treatment you need. This includes wearing proper FDA-approved masks and limiting patients to reduce the number of people in our office at one time. We have also enhanced cleaning protocols before and after each patient to meet CDC guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety protocols we have put in place, feel free to give us a call. Dr. Saulis and her team are dedicated to your safety first and foremost and want you to feel comfortable throughout your treatment process. If you develop respiratory symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, it’s important that you cancel your appointment and do not come into the office.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and highly skilled plastic surgeon in the Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Hinsdale or Elmhurst, IL, areas then turn to Dr. Saulis for a breast lift or cosmetic evaluation. Call (630) 920-9404 today.





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