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

Posts for category: Plastic Surgery

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
February 19, 2021
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Breast Lift  

Could breast lift surgery be the best way to improve the shape of your breasts?

Gravity can certainly take hold of us as we age. Of course, our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis sees many women who are dealing with sagging breasts who want them to look younger and perkier. Just because age takes hold doesn’t mean we can’t do something to combat it. In many cases, a breast lift is the best option.

When to Consider a Breast Lift

Wondering whether a breast lift is something you should consider. Many women consider breast lift surgery if,

  • Their breasts have undergone significant stretching or changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • They have undergone sudden and significant weight loss and are dealing with sagging or excess skin due to loss of breast size
  • They are just dealing with naturally small drooping breasts

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

If you fall into one of the three categories above, you may benefit from a breast lift. The only way to truly find out if you are an ideal candidate for a breast lift is to sit down with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon for a one-on-one consultation.

Of course, we understand during these strange times that you may be wondering whether or not undergoing cosmetic procedures is safe. We are here to let you know all of the ways in which we have been implementing superior cleaning and safety practices to ensure that you get the cosmetic or restorative treatment you need. This includes wearing proper FDA-approved masks and limiting patients to reduce the number of people in our office at one time. We have also enhanced cleaning protocols before and after each patient to meet CDC guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns about the safety protocols we have put in place, feel free to give us a call. Dr. Saulis and her team are dedicated to your safety first and foremost and want you to feel comfortable throughout your treatment process. If you develop respiratory symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, it’s important that you cancel your appointment and do not come into the office.

If you are looking for a trustworthy and highly skilled plastic surgeon in the Elmhurst, Oakbrook, Hinsdale or Elmhurst, IL, areas then turn to Dr. Saulis for a breast lift or cosmetic evaluation. Call (630) 920-9404 today.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
December 31, 2020
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: abdominoplasty  

Find out more about tummy tuck surgery and how it can give you the sculpted waistline you want.

Are you frustrated that a healthy diet and regular exercise aren’t giving you the flatter stomach you had hoped for? The stomach can be one of the most challenging and frustrating areas of the body to tone. Fortunately, our Oak Brook, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis offers abdominoplasty, a surgical procedure that smooths the abdomen and can even tighten the muscles of the stomach for a firmer and more toned appearance. So, is abdominoplasty right for you? Here’s what you should know,

You Should Already Be at Your Ideal Weight

Abdominoplasty should not be confused with procedures such as liposuction. While our Oak Brook IL cosmetic surgeon can sculpt and shape the figure you want with an abdominoplasty, this is not considered a weight-loss procedure. We will want to make sure that you are within 10-15 pounds of your ideal weight before undergoing a tummy tuck.

You Should Have Realistic Expectations

As with any type of cosmetic surgery, patients must understand what procedures such as an abdominoplasty can and can’t do. This procedure won’t take the place of a healthy lifestyle or diet nor will it help you lose weight, but an abdominoplasty can remove excess fat and skin, which may be an ideal option for someone who lost a lot of weight quickly and is looking to get a tighter, more contoured stomach. Write down your treatment goals and bring them into our office so that we can determine whether this procedure is right for you.

There Will Be Some Downtime

It’s also important that anyone looking to undergo an abdominoplasty understands that because this is a surgical procedure there will be some post-surgical downtime. We need to let your body rest and heal properly, so you will need to avoid any strenuous activities for several weeks. You may also need someone to help you with everyday tasks around the house, especially if it involves lifting or carrying.

What Should I Expect When I Come into Your Office?

Have you been considering abdominoplasty or other plastic surgery? Perhaps you were getting ready to schedule a consultation with us before the current COVID-19 crisis occurred. With the current COVID crisis, we understand some patients may have concerns. It’s important for our patients to know that we take their safety very seriously and our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis and her team are taking every necessary safety precaution to continue providing patients with cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Office procedures in place to reduce COVID-19 infection risks include 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 abdominoplasty or other aesthetic procedure, we strive to provide the best service possible to our patients while reducing any risk of infection. A consultation with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis can help you determine if an abdominoplasty is right for you. 

If you want to find out if you’re a good candidate for an abdominoplasty, our plastic surgery team here in Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, can determine whether abdominoplasty or other cosmetic options will give you the results you want. Call Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404 to schedule a consultation.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
September 05, 2019
Category: Plastic Surgery

If you’re considering a tummy tuck here’s what you should know about this popular cosmetic surgery.

From multiple pregnancies to losing a significant amount of weight quickly, there are many reasons someone might choose to get an abdominoplastyabdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck. Our Oak Brook, Elmhurst, and Hinsdale, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis understands that anyone interested in cosmetic surgery will have questions before deciding whether this is the right treatment option for them. Here are some questions about tummy tucks answered.

What is a tummy tuck?

A tummy tuck is a cosmetic procedure in which our plastic surgeon will remove excess tissue and skin from the stomach to create tighter, firmer results around the midsection.

Is a tummy tuck different than liposuction?

It’s important to make the distinction between a tummy tuck and procedures that are designed to help patients with weight loss. While liposuction can be used to remove a significant amount of fat from an area of the body, a tummy tuck is a far more conservative option for those who are dealing with some bulging around the abdomen due to loose skin and excess fat. People should already be within a healthy, stable weight range before undergoing a tummy tuck.

How long is the recovery period?

Most patients will need to take one to two weeks off from work after surgery. Of course, there are many factors that can affect how long it takes for a patient to heal. For about six weeks you will wear a binder around your stomach to provide support and to reduce fluid buildup. You will also need to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for several weeks.

How long do results last?

As with any cosmetic surgery, the goal is to create long-lasting and even permanent results. It’s important that after surgery that you maintain a healthy weight by participating in regular exercise and eating a healthy, balanced diet. If patients choose not to follow a healthier lifestyle they may find that their results do not last as long or are reversed over time. A tummy tuck cannot prevent the natural effects of aging.

Who is a good candidate for treatment?

As with any cosmetic treatment, an ideal candidate will have realistic goals and expectations regarding their treatment and the results they are looking to achieve. It’s important to understand that a tummy tuck will not help you lose weight and should not be considered a weight-loss tool.

An abdominoplasty is designed to help those who are within their ideal weight remove excess, sagging skin while improving the shape and contour of the body. Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, our plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis will perform a physical examination to determine whether a tummy tuck is the right option for you.

Are you ready to find out if abdominoplasty is right for you? If you are living in the Oakbrook, Hinsdale or Elmhurst, IL, area, then call our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saulis.

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

To view amazing before-and-after photos of Hinsdale Plastic Surgery breast lift patients, please visit the Breast Lift page on the website at

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.


Patient Testimonials


Request A Consultation


American Society of Plastic Surgeons Member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Our blog