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
June 13, 2019
Category: Breast Reduction
Tags: Breast Reduction  

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

When most people think about plastic surgery they often think about breast implants; however, there are some women who are dealingBreast reduction with breasts that are so disproportionately large that they experience regular aches and pains and even posture problems. For these women, getting a breast reduction from our Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis may improve their physique and confidence.

 

What happens during breast reduction surgery?

A breast reduction is a surgical procedure that is designed to reduce the size and weight of your breasts to improve your overall physical proportions so that your breasts compliment the rest of your physique. Breast reduction surgery can also prevent sagging as a result of large, heavy breasts, and even improve the shape and symmetry if one of your breasts is visibly larger than the other. To do this, our plastic surgeon will need to remove both tissue and fat from the breasts.

 

When should I consider a breast reduction?

Many patients come in to see us because they are dealing with back, neck or shoulder pain as a result of large breasts. You may find that it’s difficult to be physically active or that it’s challenging to find bras or swimwear that fit just right. If these are all challenges you face and it’s taken a toll on your self-esteem and quality of life then it’s time to talk to us about whether you’re an ideal candidate for a breast reduction.

 

What is involved in breast reduction surgery?

This is an outpatient procedure performed either under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. There are several techniques from which to choose and the technique that we perform will depend on certain factors such as how large your breasts are and how significant the reduction will be. We would be happy to discuss the right reduction surgery technique for you during your consultation.

 

If you are considering whether or not you could benefit from a breast reduction and want to talk to a plastic surgeon that can help you decide the best treatment for you, then call our office today at 630-920-9404. Dr. Saulis offers comprehensive plastic and reconstructive surgery to those living in the Oakbrook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL, areas.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
March 11, 2019

Wondering whether breast augmentation could improve your appearance? Learn more.

Here in the Oakbrook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL area, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis and the rest of her teambreast augmentation want to make sure that each and every patient understand the different aesthetic options available and what’s involved. If you want to increase the size of your breasts then you may want to consider breast augmentation. Here some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this procedure:

What can breast augmentation do?

The purpose of breast augmentation surgery is to improve and enhance the size and shape of your breasts. Many women choose to get breast augmentation to improve their body’s proportions or to feel more confident in their appearance.

What’s involved in this cosmetic procedure?

Breast augmentation is performed under general anesthesia so you will not be awake during the surgery. A subtle 2-3 inch incision will be made under the breasts and a silicone-based implant will be placed into the subpectoral area of the breast, which will still make it possible to examine breast tissue during a routine mammogram without the implant causing an obstruction. In most cases, breast augmentation is an outpatient procedure and it takes anywhere from 1-2 hours to complete.

What is the recovery process like?

It’s normal to experience discomfort, swelling and bruising after your surgery. This will go away in a couple of weeks. Stitches will be placed for over a week and you may begin to slowly go back to regular activities (as long as they aren’t strenuous) within a few days. You should avoid strenuous activities for at least four weeks following the procedure. You may also be prescribed pain medication to temporarily alleviate any discomfort you experience during the healing process.

Will scars be visible?

The goal of our cosmetic surgeon is to make sure to keep scars from surgery as minimal and less visible as possible. The incision will be made under the breast so you won’t be able to see the scar and can be hidden under a bra or bikini. If you choose to get breast augmentation surgery along with another procedure such as a breast lift then the scar may be larger and more visible.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?

A good candidate will be someone who is in good health that wants to enhance the size and shape of their breasts. It’s important that you understand what to expect from this or any cosmetic treatments they receive, and that you have realistic expectations about what breast implants can offer you. We would be happy to discuss your treatment goals with you to find out if breast augmentation is right for you.

If you are considering getting breast augmentation in the Oakbrook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL area, then it’s time to call our office today to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Alexandrina Saulis of Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 02, 2019
Category: Abdominoplasty
Tags: Liposuction  

Diet and exercise help people maintain a healthy weight and get rid of stubborn fat. Sometimes, however, you need more than just diet and exercise to achieve your ideal look. Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale, IL plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, provides the community with cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction.

More About Liposuction

Liposuction isn't an invasive and painful treatment like it used to be; it doesn't involve a long recovery time. It's also a way to target fat deposits and contour the shape of your body with the used of gentle water-jet assisted liposuction.

This procedure reduces the discomfort of carrying excess weight. Your plastic surgeon, Dr. Saulis inserts a thin cannula is inserted into the target area where with fat cells you'd like to remove. The ultrasonic prob dislodges the fat deposits, making it easier to remove them.

Benefits of Liposuction:

You should consider the many benefits of liposuction:

  • The thin cannula is less invasive, leaving minimal scarring.
  • Local anesthesia doesn't making you drowsy, you don't feel groggy after the procedure.
  • There is minimal downtime, you can return to your usual activities between 3-4 days.

Need a Consultation?

If you would like to make an appointment, ask about details, or have general questions to find out more about liposuction contact your plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis at her Hinsdale, IL, office by calling (630) 920-9404. Also serving Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale, IL. So don't hesitate to contact Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 02, 2019
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Breast Lift  

What your plastic surgeon wants you to know

Breast Lift Procedure

Aging causes dramatic changes to your body. Your skin loses elasticity and moisture, causing sagging. Your weight shifts and you lose muscle mass, all of which can cause your breasts to sag. Sagging, droopy breasts can lead to a loss of self-esteem because you may no longer feel young. If your breasts are large, it can also lead to back and shoulder problems because of the weight which now drags you forward.

It may be time to consider a breast lift! Dr. Alexandrina Saulis at Hinsdale Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, Illinois wants to share the benefits of a breast lift, and what the procedure can do for your body and your health and appearance. She proudly serves residents of Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale, IL and she can help you too.

A breast lift can provide benefits to both your appearance and your comfort. Consider that a breast lift will help to:

  • Improve your body proportions
  • Make your clothing fit your body better
  • Let you move more freely, without restriction
  • Reverse the effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Make jogging, running, tennis and other forms of exercise easier
  • Make your body appear more youthful, younger, and more attractive
  • Improve the shape and contour of your breasts, making them appear fuller
  • Reposition your nipples, making your breasts appear firmer
  • Eliminate skin irritation and chafing underneath your breasts

To read more about the breast lift procedure and recovery, please visit the Breast Lift page on the website at https://www.hinsdaleplasticsurgery.com/breast-lift.html

To view amazing before-and-after photos of Hinsdale Plastic Surgery breast lift patients, please visit the Breast Lift page on the website at https://www.hinsdaleplasticsurgery.com/breast-lift-gallery.html

You can reverse what aging has done to your body. The answer could be a breast lift! For more information about the breast lift and the other plastic surgery procedures call Dr. Alexandrina Saulis at Hinsdale Plastic Surgery, serving residents of Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale, IL. You deserve to look and feel your best, so call today!

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
October 25, 2018
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: abdominoplasty   tummy tuck  

Could a tummy tuck provide you with the tighter figure you want?

There are many people out there that despite a healthy diet and regular exercise aren’t seeing the results they want, particularly around abdominoplastytheir midsection. There are a lot of factors that play into excess fat and skin around the stomach and sides; fortunately, our Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis offers abdominoplasty to help you achieve the appearance you are looking for.

What is abdominoplasty?

You’ve probably heard of an abdominoplasty being called by its colloquial name, “tummy tuck”. The goal of our Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale, IL, cosmetic surgeon is to make your stomach flatter by removing excess fat and skin while also tightening the abdominal muscles.

Even though an abdominoplasty shouldn’t be confused with liposuction, this is still considered a major surgery so it’s important to know more about it before deciding whether it’s right for you.

What happens during an abdominoplasty?

This will depend on whether you are getting a complete or partial abdominoplasty. During a complete tummy tuck, an incision will be made across the stomach from hipbone to hipbone. From there, we will remove excess fat and skin from the area while also repositioning the belly button.

If you are dealing with excess fat just below the navel, then a partial abdominoplasty may be all you need. While we will still remove excess fat and skin from this area, we won’t need to move the belly button.

How long is the recovery period?

You will have to wear a binder around your stomach for several weeks, which will provide the area with support and prevent fluid from building up. You will need to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous activity during your recovery period.

You will continue to come in for follow-up appointments to make sure everything is healing properly. During this time we can chat with you about when it might be safe to return to your regular physical activities.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Healthy men and women who are looking to remove excess fat and skin around their midsections may find a tummy tuck to be the best treatment option for them. This can be a great cosmetic treatment for women who have excess skin or weakening abdominal muscles due to pregnancies, as well as patients who used to be obese but lost a lot of weight and are dealing with loose skin as a result.

A tummy tuck isn’t ideal for patients who still want to lose a lot of weight or for patients who are still considering getting pregnant, as pregnancy can affect the results of your abdominoplasty.

Dr. Alexandrina Saulis is proud to offer comprehensive cosmetic surgery in Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL. Call Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today if you are ready to find out whether you could be a good candidate for abdominoplasty.





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