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: January, 2020

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 30, 2020
Category: Abdominoplasty
Tags: abdominoplasty  

Here’s what our patients should know about getting tummy tuck surgery.

Often referred to as a “tummy tuck,” abdominoplasty is a popular surgical procedure performed by our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon, Dr. AbdominoplastyAlexandrina Saulis, to remove excess fat and skin around the stomach.

A tummy tuck is a great treatment to help flatten stomachs and even tighten abdominal muscles. Of course, before undergoing cosmetic surgery it’s important to understand the entire abdominoplasty process.


When to Consider Abdominoplasty

Since abdominoplasty involves surgery and recovery time, it’s important to understand who is ideal for treatment. Since this is not a weight-loss treatment, an ideal candidate will be an individual that is already maintaining healthy body weight and body mass index (BMI), but is still unable to achieve a flatter stomach through diet and exercise alone.

There are many factors that can lead to the loose, sagging skin and excess fat around the abdomen. These factors include:

  • Past surgeries (e.g. bariatric surgery)
  • Extreme fluctuations in weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Heredity
  • Aging

Tummy tuck surgery isn’t ideal for those who deal with significant weight fluctuations or women who plan to become pregnant, as these factors can affect long-term results. A tummy tuck may also be able to reduce the appearance of stretch marks by tightening and stretching the skin.


Getting an Abdominoplasty

Our expert plastic surgeon will perform your abdominoplasty right here in her Elmhurst, IL, practice. General anesthesia is used for this procedure, so you will be asleep during the procedure. Tummy tuck surgeries usually take anywhere from 2-5 hours. During your consultation, we will be able to give you a better idea of the length of your surgery and the recovery time once we understand the results you are hoping to achieve with this procedure.

Recovery varies from patient to patient but typically takes weeks and even months for a full recovery. During your recovery process, it’s important to avoid activities such as heavy lifting or exercise. Our plastic surgeon will be able to tell you when you can return to your normal routine after surgery.


Give Us a Call

If you are interested in getting abdominoplasty our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon can help you decide whether this treatment is right for you. With an office in Hinsdale, Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery serves the Oakbrook, Naperville, and western suburbs of Chicagoland. Call us today at (630) 920-9404.

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.


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