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
By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
November 01, 2022
Category: Abdominoplasty
Tags: abdominoplasty   tummy tuck  

The benefits of an abdominoplasty are more than skin deep.

There are many reasons to consider an abdominoplasty, aka a tummy tuck. There are also many benefits of getting a tummy tuck from our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis and the expert cosmetic team at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. This procedure is designed to remove unwanted fat as well as loose skin from the stomach for a toned, flatter look. Here are some of the unique benefits of this procedure.

Improve Stress-Induced Urinary Incontinence

Many women experience stress urinary incontinence or bladder leakage after childbirth. You may experience leakage when laughing, coughing or exercising. While not usually a cause for concern, we understand that urinary incontinence can be uncomfortable and embarrassing for some women. If you decide to get an abdominoplasty from our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon, you may also notice that your urinary incontinence symptoms also improve.  

Protect Against Hernias

If you are young and otherwise healthy you might not be too concerned about hernias but they are rather common. Anything that puts pressure on the abdominal wall such as heavy lifting, straining or pregnancy can increase your risk for a hernia. Men are also more likely than women to experience hernias. By getting a tummy tuck, we can strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and reduce your risk for a hernia now and in the future.

Boosts Your Confidence

This is a more obvious benefit but it still bears mentioning. After all, one of the goals of cosmetic surgery is to help you create the figure and look you want to help you feel confident and amazing in your own body. Even losing rapid weight fast can leave you with unwanted, loose skin that doesn’t show off just how hard you’ve worked at your weight loss. This is when abdominoplasty could help you get the results you’ve been looking for.  

What’s the Next Step? 

If you are interested in abdominoplasty, you’ll need to first schedule a consultation with Dr. Saulis to find out if you’re an ideal candidate and to discuss your cosmetic goals. We know that some individuals may still be a little hesitant to come into our office or even consider surgery because of the threat of Covid-19. We want you to know that we are still taking every precautionary measure including wearing PPE and regularly sanitizing the office to keep you safe. Have questions about how we’re protecting our patients against Covid-19? Just call and ask us.

If you are interested in turning to our Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis for an abdominoplasty, the next step is to call Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404 to schedule a consultation with our team.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 16, 2022
Category: Breast Lift
Tags: Breast Lift  

Learn more about a breast lift and the benefits of undergoing this procedure.

Just as you may turn to a facelift to lift sagging, aging skin on your face, a breast lift can also be used to improve the appearance of sagging, aging breasts. Our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis has helped many women improve the appearance and shape of their breasts with a simple breast lift. Here are the benefits of this popular cosmetic procedure,

Rejuvenate Your Appearance

Our breasts change throughout our lives and are impacted by everything from pregnancy and dramatic weight loss to age. If you're someone who also has large or heavy breasts, you may find that they sag or age prematurely throughout the years. While sagging breasts can certainly make anyone feel self-conscious, a breast lift can restore your physique and improve the position and look of your breasts’ appearance.

Wear Your Favorite Clothes Again

When we don’t feel like we look our best, we often don’t feel as confident in ourselves, and it shows. Whether you want to wear your favorite little black dress out on the town without feeling self-conscious or you want to look great in that bikini you bought for your anniversary getaway to the Bahamas, our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon can work with you to determine the results you want with a breast lift and to make sure you get the revitalized results you’re looking for.

It Could Be a Form of Self-Care

We also help many moms restore vitality and youth back into their bodies. Pregnancy and childbirth can have a significant and long-term impact on a woman’s body. That coupled with the unique challenges and round-the-clock duties of being a parent, and a breast lift could be seen as a way to focus on you and your needs for once. A breast lift could be a gift you give yourself to help regain the body you had pre-kids.

Learn More About Our Covid-19 Safety Precautions

We understand that many individuals are still hesitant to undergo surgery, particularly elective surgery, while Covid-19 rates rise and fluctuate. Nothing is more important for our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon than to ensure every patient's safety. That’s why our entire team still wears PPE to keep you safe. We are also regularly sanitizing our office between appointments. Patients experiencing Covid-19 symptoms are asked not to come into our office and reschedule their appointments.

Are you interested in what a breast lift could do for your appearance and confidence? If so, our Elmhurst, Oak Brook and Hinsdale, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis would be happy to sit down with you to learn more about your esthetic goals. Call Hinsdale Plastic Surgeon at (630) 920-9404 to schedule a cosmetic consultation.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 16, 2022

Is breast augmentation right for you and your cosmetic goals?

Breast augmentation, or breast implants, is the second most popular cosmetic surgery after liposuction. Breast augmentation has been performed since the early 60s but has undoubtedly been perfected along the way as technology and surgical techniques have improved. If you are interested in turning to our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis for breast augmentation, here’s what you should know about this popular surgical procedure and what makes someone an ideal candidate.

Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

It’s important to know your “why” for getting a breast augmentation and to discuss your goals and cosmetic wants with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon during your consultation. We must understand the results you are hoping to achieve through breast augmentation so we can determine if this is the right procedure for you. Breast augmentation is ideal for women looking to,

  • Improve breast symmetry and projection
  • Alter the shape or size of your breasts
  • Achieve fuller breasts
  • Improve volume loss after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence in your appearance

You may also want to turn to breast augmentation to improve how you look and feel in your bras, bathing suits, dresses and clothing you love. A fuller bust line can help you fill out your favorite outfit in ways that make you feel more confident. Our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon can tailor your procedure to meet your needs and address your unique concerns.

What You Need to Consider

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it’s important to recognize that this is a permanent cosmetic procedure that requires recovery time, active participation and commitment from the patient to achieve their desired results. Here are some questions to ask yourself (and answer honestly) to help you determine if you’re ready to take the next steps toward a breast augmentation,

  • Am I prepared and ready to go through surgery?
  • Am I committed to the recovery process and following my doctor’s instructions?
  • Do I have realistic expectations about what I hope to achieve with a breast augmentation?
  • Am I prepared for the expense of this procedure? Have I talked with my plastic surgeon about payment options and upfront cost?
  • Do I have someone who can drive me home after surgery?

How We’re Keeping Our Patients Safe

While Covid has been around for more than two years, our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon and her team are taking every precaution to keep patients safe and protected when they come into our office. We want you to know that we are still taking every precautionary measure, including wearing PPE and regularly sanitizing the office to keep you safe.

We also ensure that patients experiencing respiratory symptoms reschedule their appointment once they feel better. Have questions about how we’re protecting our patients against Covid-19? Just call and ask.

Our plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis has been providing customized, exceptional cosmetic care to individuals living in Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL. To schedule a consultation with our team to find out if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation, call Hinsdale Plastic Surgeon at (630) 920-9404.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
April 04, 2022
Category: Abdominoplasty
Tags: abdominoplasty   tummy tuck  

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
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.

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