Alexandrina Saulis, MD, FACS
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Hinsdale, IL 120 E. Ogden Avenue Suite #204
Hinsdale, IL 60521

Find out more about getting liposuction in Naperville before you decide.

Was your resolution to lose weight this year? Did you start going to the gym more often and change your diet just to find that it was harder to lose that weight than you thought? Instead of throwing in the towel know that you have other options. There are just someLiposuction areas of the body that simple lifestyle changes just can’t change. If you’re ready to turn to cosmetic surgery, then consider how getting liposuction in Naperville could help.

What is liposuction?

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess fat to help contour and tighten certain areas of the body to enhance and improve your overall shape.

What areas can liposuction target effectively?

Liposuction is most commonly performed on the stomach, thighs, hips and buttocks. However, calves, cheeks, backs and arms can also benefit from this treatment.

Does liposuction hurt?

You will be given a local anesthesia before the procedure starts to reduce any discomfort you may experience. A sedative may also be recommended to help nervous patients relax during their treatment. You will most likely experience some pain and swelling after liposuction; however, we can prescribe pain medications to help reduce your symptoms.

What should I expect from my liposuction treatment in Naperville?

Once the anesthesia is administered we will make tiny incisions in the areas of the body you wish to target. Then we will place thin plastic tubes called cannulas into these small incisions to gently suction out the fat. While local anesthesia is almost always administered, if you are opting to treat a large area of the body, we may recommend a general anesthesia instead. However, the majority of these procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.

How long will my recovery time be?

While everyone’s recovery process is different, you will experience some post-procedural swelling and pain. However, this will subside over the course of one week to ten days.

We can provide medications to lessen the pain. You may also be expected to wear a compression wrap for a few weeks after. Patients can return to their everyday activity as soon as they feel able; however, some people may find that it takes a couple weeks for a full recovery.

Am I a good candidate for liposuction?

Those looking to remove unsightly bulges from specific parts of their body can benefit from this treatment; however, be honest about your treatment expectations and keep in mind that while liposuction can improve the overall shape of your body, it is not a weight loss treatment and it is not a treatment for obesity. We still recommended keeping up with a healthy diet and routine exercise to stay healthy.

If liposuction sounds like it aligns perfectly with your cosmetic goals, the next step is to talk to your Naperville cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Alexandrina S. Saulis, M.D., F.A.C.S at Hinsdale Plastic Surgery. Call us to schedule a consultation.