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: August, 2016

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 24, 2016
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: abdominoplasty  

Been thinking about getting a tummy tuck? Find out if you are the ideal candidate for treatment.

A tummy tuck has given countless patients dealing with stomach fat the ability to finally have the more shapely and contoured body abdominoplastythey’ve always wanted. While there are ads all around us touting the next miracle fat-shedding pill or incredible four-minute fat-burning workout, for many people dealing with stubborn fat, exercise and diet just aren’t enough. So find out if it’s time you talked to our plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, serving Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Elmhurst, IL, about abdominoplasty.

What is abdominoplasty?

This cosmetic surgery is a great way to tighten both abdominal muscles and skin in that area. Before getting a tummy tuck, it’s always a good idea to prepare your body for this surgery by eating a healthy, balanced diet and exercising regularly to reduce as much stomach fat as possible.

Who is a good candidate for a tummy tuck?

Ideal candidates for getting a tummy tuck include:

  • Those who are in good general health
  • Those who lead a healthy, active lifestyle
  • Non-smokers
  • Those who have realistic expectations and goals for treatment

While this is a great way to reduce stomach fat, an abdominoplasty is not ideal for those who are obese. Ideally, a good candidate will be around 25 pounds above their ideal weight. Before choosing to get this treatment it’s important that you evaluate all the pros and cons of treatment to make sure that it is right for you.

Sit down with us one-on-one and ask us for before-and-after photos so you can get a realistic idea of the results you can achieve with an abdominoplasty or whether another cosmetic procedure is better suited for your needs. We are here to help make the decision a bit easier for you.

If you’ve been considering whether to get a tummy tuck in Naperville, then it’s time to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Saulis today. Turn to Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery serving Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Brook, and Elmhurst, IL to help you achieve the look you’ve always wanted to feel more confident in your own skin.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 22, 2016
Category: Plastic Surgery
Tags: Liposuction  

Liposuction is a cosmetic surgery that removes fat cells to improve the contours of your body. Patients frequently request liposuction to liposuctionchange the look of their thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, back, face or legs. Liposuction can be a great way to get a body you love, but it’s important to understand what it can and can’t do. Learn more from your Oak Brook and Naperville, IL plastic surgeon.

Who Should Get Liposuction?

Liposuction is most effective for people who have a generally stable weight, and are no more than slightly overweight. Ideal candidates are in good physical condition, have tight and flexible skin and do not suffer from immune or circulatory disorders. Even if you're not an ideal candidate, it may still be possible to get positive results from liposuction. Talk to your Naperville and Oak Brook plastic surgeon to find out if it could be the right treatment for you.

Liposuction does not treat obesity. It can perfect the shape of areas that just aren’t responding to diet and exercise, but it isn't designed to reduce your overall weight. If you’re looking to lose weight throughout your body, start with making changes to your diet and exercise routine. If that doesn’t work, bariatric surgery may be a better alternative to liposuction.

Skin irregularities won't be solved by liposuction, either. If you’re worried about the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks or skin folds, liposuction may not be the best choice for you. Cellulite in particular is often worsened by liposuction. However, it is possible to remove excess skin if you choose to combine your liposuction with other cosmetic procedures.

How Long Will My Results Last?

The results of liposuction can potentially be permanent, but it’s also possible to regain fat if your weight changes in the future. For this reason, you should be sure you’re committed to maintaining a healthy weight long-term before undergoing liposuction.

Naperville Liposuction

Liposuction is one of the most frequently requested plastic surgery procedures due its aesthetically pleasing and long-lasting results. For liposuction in Naperville and Oak Brook, IL, request your consultation with Dr. Alexandrina Saulis, or call (630) 920-9404 today.


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