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
By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, S.C.
October 13, 2014
Category: Abdominoplasty
Tags: abdominoplasty   tummy tuck  
Both women and men are curious about plastic surgery to modify the look and shape of their bodies. When patients enter the office of Naperville, IL plastic surgeon Alexandrina S. Saulis, M.D., F.A.C.S, who is a top doctor at Hinsdale Plastic Surgery, to ask about popular surgeries like abdominoplasty, they are greeted with a caring, responsive and knowledgeable staff of professionals.
If you're unhappy with the appearance of your abdominal area, take a moment to learn more about this particular surgery and find out if you would be a good candidate for the surgery.

What is Abdominoplasty?abdominal pain

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that is better known as a “tummy tuck.” The procedure involves removing excess fat from the abdominal region and then “tucking” the skin back into place to reveal a flatter more well-defied stomach. The fat may have to be removed from bulges on the side of the stomach and the front around the belly button. The doctor makes a careful incision near the bikini line, tightens the muscles and then proceeds to remove excess fat tissue. The incision is then sutured closed to start the healing process. The procedure commonly takes anywhere between two and five hours depending on the amount of fat that needs to be removed. Patients are advised to begin walking around again soon after the procedure as a part of the healing process, which can take about a month. Here are some before & after photos of the procedure.

Are You a Candidate?

Before performing an abdominoplasty in Naperville, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis must do a thorough evaluation of your case to ensure that you're a good candidate. This is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia, so it is not the best option for everyone. A good candidate for the procedure meets the following requirements (among others):
  • in good physical health
  • no history of adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • has a stable weight (the doctor will consult you more about this)
  • is a non-smoker

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Saulis

Oak Brook, Elmhurst and Naperville, IL area plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis is a trusted and qualified doctor who is on staff at two Chicago area hospital and board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To find out if you're a candidate for abdominoplasty, call her office at 630-920-9404 or visit to request an appointment from the convenience of your computer or a mobile browser.



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