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
August 10, 2021
Category: Abdominoplasty

Find out more about our tummy tuck procedure to find out if it’s right for you.

When it comes to getting plastic surgery, our Elmhurst, IL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alexandrina Saulis wants her patients to be well informed and confident in any treatment they receive. Of course, this also means providing patients with the most accurate and in-depth information possible so they can make the right decisions for themselves regarding their health, confidence and appearance. If you’ve been thinking about abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, here are some things you should know first,

You’ll Need to Be Close to Your Goal Weight

While abdominoplasty can be a great way to tighten and contour the body, it’s important to recognize that this procedure is not a weight-loss strategy or fat-reduction surgery such as liposuction. To be considered a good candidate for an abdominoplasty, you’ll need to be within 10-15 pounds of your healthy ideal weight in order to receive the most benefit from this procedure.

There Will Be a Scar

While Dr. Saulis always utilizes the most advanced and latest surgical techniques, even so, there will be a scar left behind (as with any surgery). This hip-to-hip scar will fade over time, and there are creams that can help to speed up the fading process; however, since the scar does run from hip to hip, this means that it won’t be visible when wearing clothes or even a bikini, but it’s still important to recognize that you will have a scar.

You’ll Need Time to Heal

After surgery, the most important thing you can do for yourself and your body is to give yourself ample rest and recovery time. You will want to take a few days off work after your surgery so that you can focus on healing. You will also need to avoid any strenuous activities including heavy lifting for the next six weeks. Our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon will give you the green light when it’s safe to return to your physical and everyday activities.

Your Health is Our Top Priority

We understand that nothing is more important than your health. Since the pandemic, we’ve taken additional precautions and safety measures to ensure that our patients always feel safe and protected while at our practice. We have increased cleaning and sanitizing methods to follow CDC guidelines. We have limited the number of patients we see in a day and all of our staff are wearing the appropriate PPE. If you are feeling ill, we ask that you call us right away to reschedule your appointment.

Whether you are interested in getting a tummy tuck or a breast lift, our Elmhurst, IL, plastic surgeon Dr. Saulis prides herself on providing the latest and most advanced techniques to give you a more confident appearance. Dr. Saulis and the team at Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are proud to serve the Elmhurst, Oakbrook and Hinsdale, IL, areas. To schedule an abdominoplasty consultation with us, simply call (630) 920-9404 today.

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
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 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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