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 tag: Breast Augmentation

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
August 16, 2022

Is breast augmentation right for you and your cosmetic goals?

Breast augmentation, or breast implants, is the second most popular cosmetic surgery after liposuction. Breast augmentation has been performed since the early 60s but has undoubtedly been perfected along the way as technology and surgical techniques have improved. If you are interested in turning to our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis for breast augmentation, here’s what you should know about this popular surgical procedure and what makes someone an ideal candidate.

Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

It’s important to know your “why” for getting a breast augmentation and to discuss your goals and cosmetic wants with our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon during your consultation. We must understand the results you are hoping to achieve through breast augmentation so we can determine if this is the right procedure for you. Breast augmentation is ideal for women looking to,

  • Improve breast symmetry and projection
  • Alter the shape or size of your breasts
  • Achieve fuller breasts
  • Improve volume loss after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Boost self-esteem and confidence in your appearance

You may also want to turn to breast augmentation to improve how you look and feel in your bras, bathing suits, dresses and clothing you love. A fuller bust line can help you fill out your favorite outfit in ways that make you feel more confident. Our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon can tailor your procedure to meet your needs and address your unique concerns.

What You Need to Consider

Before undergoing breast augmentation surgery, it’s important to recognize that this is a permanent cosmetic procedure that requires recovery time, active participation and commitment from the patient to achieve their desired results. Here are some questions to ask yourself (and answer honestly) to help you determine if you’re ready to take the next steps toward a breast augmentation,

  • Am I prepared and ready to go through surgery?
  • Am I committed to the recovery process and following my doctor’s instructions?
  • Do I have realistic expectations about what I hope to achieve with a breast augmentation?
  • Am I prepared for the expense of this procedure? Have I talked with my plastic surgeon about payment options and upfront cost?
  • Do I have someone who can drive me home after surgery?

How We’re Keeping Our Patients Safe

While Covid has been around for more than two years, our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon and her team are taking every precaution to keep patients safe and protected when they come into our office. We want you to know that we are still taking every precautionary measure, including wearing PPE and regularly sanitizing the office to keep you safe.

We also ensure that patients experiencing respiratory symptoms reschedule their appointment once they feel better. Have questions about how we’re protecting our patients against Covid-19? Just call and ask.

Our plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis has been providing customized, exceptional cosmetic care to individuals living in Oak Brook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL. To schedule a consultation with our team to find out if you’re a good candidate for breast augmentation, call Hinsdale Plastic Surgeon at (630) 920-9404.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 13, 2022

Wherever you are in your path toward deciding whether breast augmentation surgery is right for you, it's important to consider a few things. Some of the common questions are addressed below but for more detailed information regarding breast augmentation surgery, you can contact Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL.

Additional Surgery

Breast augmentation can provide a dramatic change for your appearance but keep in mind that it is not a once-in-a-lifetime surgery. Breast implants can last more than a decade, but after around this time they typically have to be replaced and you may need some additional surgery at that time.

For some, making adjustments after the initial surgery is common as they get used to the change. So having a trusted surgeon is always very important.

On Becoming Pregnant

Pregnancy brings along with it a number of natural changes to your body, changes that can affect the shape of your breasts. These changes are unlikely to affect the implants themselves but many women with implants opt for procedures that will help them regain a more youthful look, such as a breast lift.

Breastfeeding for most women who have undergone breast augmentation is not a concern, but it depends on the type of surgery. More specifically, the location of the incision.

Incision Location

Although the surgery itself is essentially the same, there are different types of incisions through which the implant can be inserted. It can be done under the crease of the breast, through the armpit, or across the areola.

Incision Scars

Scars diminish greatly over months after the procedure but they will not vanish completely. It is why the incision locations are made in such inconspicuous places, to make them less noticeable.

On Recovery

A degree of bruising and swelling is common as is with any surgical procedure, but these effects should subside within weeks. You'll likely be prescribed pain medication along with antibiotics to decrease the chance of infection.

Breast Augmentation in Hinsdale, IL

Whatever your reasons for considering breast augmentation it's important to make the first step and schedule a consultation with a professional, so dial (630) 920-9404 to make an appointment with Dr. Saulis in Hinsdale, IL.

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
January 10, 2022

Breast augmentation is when your plastic surgeon uses implants to increase the size of your breasts as well as reshaping the breasts. There are many reasons to consider breast augmentation and it’s something that can be considered to help you love and appreciate the way you look even more. Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, is here to inform you on how breast augmentation can help you love the body you’re in!

Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons why you may consider breast augmentation from your plastic surgeon serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, and how augmentation can help you feel comfortable in your skin. Breast augmentation can help enhance your look if you feel that your breasts are too small or if you feel that one breast is smaller than the other. It can also help correct uneven breasts due to another surgery for a different condition. This would help with asymmetry and if you struggle with that, it could impact the way you dress or the fit of bras.

You may also consider breast augmentation after pregnancy or after significant weight loss. You may find that your breasts have reduced in size afterward and you aren’t fully happy with the look you now have. You may even just consider augmentation to increase your confidence and give yourself the breasts that you’ve always wanted.

Contact Your Plastic Surgeon Today!

If you’ve considered breast augmentation and want to help your self-confidence by giving yourself the look you’ve always wanted, contact your plastic surgeon for a consultation today!

We also understand that in the times of COVID-19, you may be concerned about safety procedures and whether it’s a good idea to undergo a cosmetic procedure during such strange times. Of course, we are taking all the steps to ensure the office is safe and fully sanitized so that you don’t have to worry about the risk of exposure. We have increased cleaning procedures before and after seeing patients, limited the number of patients we see each day and are wearing proper FDA-approved masks. We also encourage you to stay home if you aren’t feeling well or if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

Call Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, to ask any questions about breast augmentation or about any of the safety precautions we are taking to ensure your overall wellness today at (630) 920-9404!

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
May 26, 2021

Breast augmentation is when your plastic surgeon uses implants to increase the size of your breasts as well as reshaping the breasts. There are many reasons to consider breast augmentation and it’s something that can be considered to help you love and appreciate the way you look even more. Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, is here to inform you on how breast augmentation can help you love the body you’re in!

Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation

There are many reasons why you may consider breast augmentation from your plastic surgeon serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, and how augmentation can help you feel comfortable in your skin. Breast augmentation can help enhance your look if you feel that your breasts are too small or if you feel that one breast is smaller than the other. It can also help correct uneven breasts due to another surgery for a different condition. This would help with asymmetry and if you struggle with that, it could impact the way you dress or the fit of bras.

You may also consider breast augmentation after pregnancy or after significant weight loss. You may find that your breasts have reduced in size afterward and you aren’t fully happy with the look you now have. You may even just consider augmentation to increase your confidence and give yourself the breasts that you’ve always wanted.

Contact Your Plastic Surgeon Today!

If you’ve considered breast augmentation and want to help your self-confidence by giving yourself the look you’ve always wanted, contact your plastic surgeon for a consultation today!

We also understand that in the times of COVID-19, you may be concerned about safety procedures and whether it’s a good idea to undergo a cosmetic procedure during such strange times. Of course, we are taking all the steps to ensure the office is safe and fully sanitized so that you don’t have to worry about the risk of exposure. We have increased cleaning procedures before and after seeing patients, limited the number of patients we see each day and are wearing proper FDA-approved masks. We also encourage you to stay home if you aren’t feeling well or if you’ve been exposed to COVID-19.

Call Dr. Alexandrina Saulis in Hinsdale, IL, and serving Oak Brook, Hinsdale, and Elmhurst, IL, to ask any questions about breast augmentation or about any of the safety precautions we are taking to ensure your overall wellness today at (630) 920-9404!

By Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
September 22, 2020

Interested in getting breast augmentation surgery? Here’s what to expect.

As we continue to navigate through this current coronavirus situation, we also know that nothing is more important for our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis and her team than to be able to provide quality cosmetic and restorative surgery to patients who need it most. Our office is open, and we are following all CDC safety guidelines and protocols to make sure that every patient that walks through our door feels safe and comfortable. We have office procedures in place to reduce COVID-19 infection risks, including limiting patient consultations to minimize exposure in our waiting rooms as well as rigorous cleaning of the office between patients.

Are you right for breast augmentation?

There are many factors that our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon will need to take into account in order to figure out whether breast augmentation is right for you. Some of the factors that will determine your candidacy include,

Your overall health

As with any cosmetic procedure, we first want to make sure that you are in the best health possible before undergoing surgery. Any current health problems that you are dealing with will need to be properly treated before we can begin treatment. Make sure to talk with our surgeon about your medical history to make sure you are healthy enough for breast augmentation surgery.

Your habits

Our goal is to make sure that you heal as quickly as possible, so we will also ask you about your lifestyle and habits to determine if any bad habits could impede the healing process or make recovery more difficult. Two ways to ensure a smooth breast augmentation recovery is to quit smoking prior to surgery and to avoid alcohol during this time.

Your goals are realistic

Breast augmentation, as well as all of the cosmetic and reconstructive services we offer here in Elmhurst, IL, can provide amazing, permanent results; however, it’s also important to recognize what breast augmentation can and can’t do so you fully understand the results. If you have questions about this surgery, we would be happy to discuss these with you during your consultation.

You want larger, fuller, and even breasts

While most women assume that breast augmentation is designed to increase the size and volume of small breasts, this procedure can also help to improve the appearance of asymmetrical and sagging breasts. Women who have had surgery in the past for breast cancer may also be able to improve their appearance through breast augmentation after their cancer has been properly treated (talk with your plastic surgeon to learn more).

Your safety is paramount with Dr. Saulis. 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. If you do decide to undergo a breast augmentation you’ll be in safe, trustworthy hands. All surgeries are performed at two JACHO approved hospitals: Elmhurst Memorial Hospital and Hinsdale Hospital. Both of these hospitals are national leaders in patient satisfaction and low infection rates.

Are you looking for a board-certified plastic surgeon that provides comprehensive plastic surgery in Oakbrook, Hinsdale and Elmhurst, IL? If so, call Aesthetic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at (630) 920-9404 to book your consultation with Dr. Alexandrina Saulis.



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