Hinsdale, IL Plastic Surgeon
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 15, 2017
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: abdominoplasty  

When dieting and crunches do nothing to firm up your flabby stomach, it's time to consider abdominoplasty. The procedure, commonly abdominoplastycalled a tummy tuck, not only gets rid of excess fat and skin, but also tightens the muscles in your stomach. Our Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL area plastic surgeon, Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, shares a few facts about the procedure.

Who can benefit from abdominoplasty?

Your abdomen may no longer be flat if you've been pregnant, particularly if your abdominal muscles separated during the pregnancy. The problem is more likely to occur as you get older, whether you've ever been pregnant or not. Take a look at your relatives. If their stomachs look like yours, your protruding abdomen may be a result of genetics, not anything you did or didn't do. You may also notice sagging if you've had abdominal surgery, or you've lost a lot of weight. Abdominoplasty is an excellent option in all of these cases.

Abdominoplasty may not be a good choice if you smoke, haven't yet reached your goal weight or plan to become pregnant.

What happens during an abdominoplasty?

Before the procedure begins, you'll receive either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. A horizontal incision will be made between your pubic hair and your belly button. After your abdominal muscles are repaired and skin and fat are removed, the incision will be closed with stitches or clips. In most cases, abdominoplasties in the Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst area are outpatient procedures, which means you'll get to go home a few hours after your procedure.

What is the recovery period like?

Prescription pain medication will help keep you comfortable during the first several days after your surgery. You may also notice some abdominal swelling initially. You'll probably need to take about two weeks off from work, although the amount of time may vary based on the type of work you do. Wearing a binder for a few months can reduce swelling and help support your abdominal muscles. Most people can resume their normal activities, including exercising, about six weeks after surgery.

Abdominoplasty can give you a flatter, more sculpted abdomen. Call Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL area plastic surgeon, Dr. Saulis to schedule an appointment to discuss the procedure.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
May 02, 2017
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Breast Reduction  

While for many women large breasts are what they desire, for others they may lead to discomfort. Whether because of back, shoulder or breast reductionneck pain, poor posture or a rash around the breasts, all of these things and more may lead to a woman wanting breast reduction surgery from our Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis. Oftentimes, physical activities may be restricted and wearing or fitting into comfortable clothes can be difficult. For these women, breast reduction surgery may be the answer.

About Breast Reduction Surgery

The surgery can be performed on an inpatient and outpatient basis. In many instances, the surgery may be medically necessary and may be covered by one's insurance company. With breast reduction surgery, general anesthesia is used. Our Elmhurst, IL plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis will make an anchor-shaped incision around the areola vertically and then horizontally across the crease below the breast. Any breast tissue, fat or excess skin is removed to reach the desired size of the patient. Stitches are used to close the incision. If the reduction is dramatic, the areola may need to be removed and re-positioned on the breast itself. The surgery lasts about three hours.

In terms of recovery, drainage tubes are inserted into the breasts to help remove excess fluid the first few days after breast reduction surgery. A dressing will cover this area. Sensitivity, bruising and swelling is normal for the first few weeks post-op. Stitches are removed about 7 to 10 days after surgery. No strenuous activity or heavy lifting is allowed for a period of up to four weeks, and most patients go back to work in one to two weeks depending on what type of work they do.

Don't suffer any longer! For more information on breast reduction surgery from our Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, schedule an appointment by calling 630-920-9404.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
February 09, 2017
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Liposuction  

Diet and exercise is essential in shedding extra pounds, but sometimes, it just doesn't get rid of stubborn fat. Liposuction, a cosmetic liposuctionprocedure used to remove fat deposits, offers an effective way to improve your physique. Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, your Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon, shares some information on the liposuction procedure.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction uses a suction device to remove fat deposits from your body and reshape your contours. It can be performed on an in-patient or out-patient basis and is often used in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as tummy tucks. Up to six to eight pounds of fat can be removed during one liposuction procedure. An additional procedure may be recommended if multiple areas need to be treated.

Liposuction is commonly used to remove from fat from the waist and abdomen but is also a good choice if you're concerned about the appearance of your knees, upper arms, buttocks, chest, back, chin, neck, cheeks, upper arms, chest or back. Although liposuction is very effective in removing fat, it has no effect on cellulite.

What happens during the procedure?

You'll receive either local or general anesthetic prior to the procedure. Your Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst plastic surgeon will make a small incision and insert the cannula, a hollow tube that loosens the fat, allowing it to be removed with a surgical vacuum. Your surgeon may also use saline solution, ultrasound or laser energy to loosen or liquefy fat.

It will take a month or two for swelling to improve. Until it does, you won't be able to see the full effects of the procedure. Pain, bruising, swelling, numbness and stiffness are common after the liposuction treatment, but these symptoms usually get better in just a few days. Many people return to work in a week or less after liposuction.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Liposuction is a good choice if you:

  • Are within 30 percent of your goal weight
  • Have elastic skin and good muscle tone
  • Don't have diabetes, lupus, heart or lung disease or other diseases
  • Don't smoke
  • Have realistic expectations

Get the body you deserve with liposuction. Call Dr. Saulis, your Hinsdale, Oak Brook and Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon, at (630) 920-9404 to schedule a consultation and examination.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
December 27, 2016
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Breast Lift  

As we age, our bodies no longer look as youthful as they once did. Maintaining a healthy diet, exercise regimen, and lifestyle can be breast implanthelpful in slowing the aging process, but they can’t stop it completely. For instance, many women experience a change in their breasts over time. Factors such as aging, childbearing, nursing and weight loss can all cause the breasts to begin drooping and sagging despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Fortunately, procedures such as the breast lift can give breasts back a more youthful appearance. Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, a board certified plastic surgeon at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery serving Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Elmhurst, IL, can evaluate your situation and help you determine if a breast lift is right for you.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a minor surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to improve the appearance of the breasts. The breast lift procedure restores firmness and shapeliness to breasts that have begun to sag or droop due to pregnancy, nursing, aging or even extensive weight loss. A breast lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure and can be completed in as little as one and a half to three hours. Your experienced Elmhurst plastic surgeon can let you know if your breast lift can be done as an outpatient procedure.

Benefits of a Breast Lift

There are many benefits to having a breast lift procedure performed. The breasts will look and feel better. The breasts are lifted up by removing excess skin, which eliminates sagging and dropping. Following a breast lift, the breasts look perkier, more symmetrical and feel firmer. Beyond the aesthetic benefits of a breast lift, many patients also report experiencing a boost to their self-esteem after having the procedure. Finally, since breast lifts are typically performed as an outpatient procedure, recovery time is quicker than other types of breast surgery.

A breast lift is a fairly easy way to dramatically improve the look and feel of your breasts through a simple procedure that only takes a few hours. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Saulis, your experienced plastic surgeon, call Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery serving Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Elmhurst, IL at (630) 920-9404.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
October 27, 2016
Category: Plastic Surgery

Find out how breast augmentation has improved both the bodies and self-esteem of countless women and how it might help you.

Anytime someone chooses to get plastic surgery, they are taking a big leap toward their cosmetic goals. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. breast augmentationAlexandrina Saulis serving Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Elmhurst, IL, makes it possible for anyone to achieve the physique or appearance they might not have been born with but dream of having. We understand that some people may still be on the fence about whether to get a breast augmentation, and we are here to tell you why you may want to consider this cosmetic treatment.

To Boost Your Confidence

If you find yourself feeling less confidence in the way your body looks and a lot has to do with your breasts then getting a breast augmentation may actually greatly improve your confidence levels. In fact, about 92 percent of woman who got breast augmentation actually reported higher self-esteem and 64 percent said that they had a better quality of life after their surgery.

If You’ve Lost Weight Recently

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight you may also notice that your breasts aren’t as full as they were. Getting a breast augmentation can help improve the shape and fullness of your chest after profound weight loss.

If Your Breasts aren’t Symmetrical

There are many factors that can contribute to asymmetrical breasts. This is a fairly common problem but if one breast is significantly larger than the other it can affect how someone feels about their appearance. Breast augmentation can even out the size and look of your chest.

If Your Breasts Have Changed After Pregnancy

While women’s breasts will get larger during pregnancy and nursing, once nursing is over some women find that their breasts get smaller or start to droop. Fortunately, breast augmentation is a great way to restore your breasts to the way they looked pre-baby. And if you do decide to get pregnant in the future, breast implants will not impact your ability to nurse nor will it negatively affect your baby.

If You’ve Had a Mastectomy

If you are a breast cancer survivor, you may be considering breast reconstruction. While this is a bit more involved than just getting a breast augmentation, this is part of the process. Our Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Elmhurst, IL reconstructive surgeon is here to help you achieve your cosmetic goals so that you have a body you feel confident in.

If you want to feel great about the way you look and want to get a breast augmentation in Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Elmhurst, IL, then it’s time to talk to the cosmetic expert at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today. Book your consultation with Dr. Saulis and see what we could achieve together!





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