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

Posts for category: Breast Augmentation

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
April 14, 2020

Find out what factors could make you a good candidate for breast augmentation.

Whether you’ve already decided that breast implants are right for you or you are just in the beginning stages of your research, it’s breat augmentationimportant to understand breast augmentation, what it can (and can’t do) and who is an ideal candidate for treatment. Scheduling a simple cosmetic evaluation with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis is typically the first step. We understand some patients may have concerns about the current COVID crisis, rest assured that your health and safety are our number one priority. We are working to reduce COVID-19 infection risks. We have office procedures in place, including limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms as well as rigorous cleaning of the office between patients. Through every step of your aesthetic procedure, we strive to provide the best service possible to our patients while reducing any risk of infection.

If you are considering a breast augmentation, some factors to consider include,

  • Your health: An ideal candidate will be in good physical health. We will go through your medical history during your consultation. It’s important to let us know about any preexisting health problems (e.g. diabetes; heart disease) and any current medications you are taking.
  • Your expectations: While plastic surgery can provide some pretty incredible results it’s also important to be realistic about your expectations. During your consultation, our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon will discuss your treatment goals to make sure they align with what breast augmentation can offer.
  • Your weight: An ideal candidate will already be within their ideal weight and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI). Since significant weight fluctuations may alter results and your appearance, it’s important that you are leading a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Your age: While it’s never too late to consider breast augmentation it’s important that patients are at least 18 years old before they consider surgery. Breasts will need to be fully developed before cosmetic surgery can be considered.
  • Safety: Be assured that your safety is paramount with Dr. Saulis as we enter the post-COVID19 pandemic period. For your initial consultation, please be aware that Dr. Saulis and her staff have and continue to focus on decreasing any risk of patient infection. This includes rigorous office space cleaning between patients and limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms. 
You can also take comfort in knowing that all surgeries are performed at two JACHO approved hospitals: Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Hinsdale Hospital. Both of these hospitals are national leaders in low infection rates and patient satisfaction. 
Rest assured that as a patient with Dr. Saulis the utmost attention will be directed toward your safety and maximally reducing infection risks for aesthetic surgery.



Breast augmentation can enhance and improve your appearance in many ways including,

  • Improving the fullness, roundness and volume of small breasts
  • Fixing asymmetrical or disproportionally shaped breasts
  • Enhancing the overall shape of the breasts (in areas that may not look as full)
  • Reconstructing the shape and appearance of your breasts after a mastectomy (to treat breast cancer)

If you are interested in getting breast augmentation in Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Hinsdale or the surrounding Western suburbs, then schedule your consultation with our qualified plastic surgeon. Call Dr. Alexandrina Saulis at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404 to find out if breast augmentation is right for you.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 29, 2020

Getting breast implants could help you feel more confident in your appearance.

If having small breasts makes you feel self-conscious about your appearance and you want to feel more confident you aren’t alone. In fact, breast augmentationbreast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic procedure that our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis offers. Each year, more than 300,000 women across the US get breast implants. Are you wondering if breast augmentation may be right for you?

What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure in which our plastic surgeon places a silicone or saline-filled implant within the breast to increase the size and improve the shape of your breasts right here in her Elmhurst, IL, practice. During your consultation, Dr. Saulis will learn more about your treatment goals, including your desired implant shape and size, to make sure that you get the results you’re looking for.

During your consultation, not only will we discuss the overall shape and size you are looking to achieve with breast implants, but also the type of implant (saline vs. silicone) we will use and how the implant will be placed (either under or over the muscle of the breast).

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation?

So, you have decided that breast implants are right for you. Congratulations! The next step is to consider whether you are the ideal candidate for this procedure. A good candidate will have realistic expectations regarding the results they will receive through treatment. Furthermore, women must be healthy and not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.

While many women who turn to breast implants often do so aesthetic enhancement, some women also choose to undergo breast augmentation after significant weight loss or after pregnancy, both of which can drastically change the size of your breasts. If your breasts are asymmetrical, breast implants can also improve the shape so they are even.

Interested? Give us a call

Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Elmhurst, IL, is proud to provide comprehensive cosmetic surgery from a board-certified plastic surgeon to patients living in and around Oak Brook, Naperville, Hinsdale, and the surrounding Western suburbs. If you want to learn more about breast augmentation then call our office at (630) 920-9404.

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.


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