Naperville Plastic Surgeon Dr. W. John Bull Jr. performs plastic surgery procedures ranging from Breast Augmentation and Implants to Liposuction, Tummy Tuck and Facelift. Whether you are searching for expert breast enhancement and enlargement, a lift, or eyelid surgery, Dr. Bull can definitely help.
Based in Naperville, Illinois, Dr. Bull's accomplishments are best appreciated upon reflection. Although he utilizes the finest equipment and practices, his rare cosmetic procedural training makes the most beautiful difference.
The result of this lifelong commitment: He is one of only a few double board-certified plastic surgeons in the Chicago area. This rare distinction is reflected in his sense of aesthetics and proportion, and in his mastery of the subtle nuances of the surgical art. The people who cherish Dr. Bull's dedication the most, are those he has helped. It is reflected in their increased vitality, youthfulness, confidence, and happiness.
As a leading Chicagoland plastic surgeon with a keen interest in how plastic surgery is performed, Dr. Bull's surgical procedures, which run from breast enlargement and breast lift procedures to Liposuction and eyelid surgery, are strictly performed with his patients' wishes in mind. While there are numerous doctors who perform plastic surgery in Chicago and Naperville, if you desire a truly exceptional plastic surgery result, choose Dr. Bull.
"Plastic surgery isn't about the procedure, it's about you. My first priority is to listen to you so that your goals are understood and will be met individually. As a result, I'm able to shape the plastic surgery procedure to fit your ideals; not mine. When you know that your surgeon understands what's most important to you, it makes all the difference in how you look and feel."
ABOUT DR. WILLIAM J. BULL, Jr.
W. John Bull Jr. M.D completed medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed a five year general surgery residency at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and an intensive three year plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. We are proud to have him as our physician.
Plastic Surgery Fellowship
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL - 2000-2003
- General Surgery Residency
- Medical College of Georgia
- Augusta, GA - 1995-2000
- Doctor of Medicine
- Louisiana State University School of Medicine
- New Orleans, LA - 1991-1995
- Undergraduate education
- Major: General Studies
- Louisiana State University
- Baton Rouge, LA - 1987-1991
Certification and Licensure:
Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery 2004
Certified by the American Board of Surgery 2002
- State of Georgia - 1998-2001
- State of Illinois - 2000 - present
- Volunteer for tatoo removal program at Edward hospital, 2003 to present
- Volunteer, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Team Medical Mission Cusco, Peru, May 2002
- Volunteer, Medicine clinic for the homeless, New Orleans Mission, 1993-1995
- Active staff Edward Hospital
- Active staff Rush-Copley Memorial Hospital
- Active staff Good Samaritan Hospital
- Outpatient surgery facilities privileges
- Naperville Surgical Center
- The Center for Surgery
- Loyola Ambulatory Surgical Center
- Oakbrook Ambulatory Surgery Center
- Midwest Day Surgery Center
- Watertower Surgery Center
- Certified, American Board of Plastic SurgeryMember, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- Member, Chicago Society of Plastic Surgery
- Dr. Bull is Member, DuPage County Medical Society
- Member, Illinois State Medical Society
- Member, American Medical Association
- WJ Bull, Reconstruction of Defects of the Cranial Base, Techniques in Neurosurgery, September 2003, Vol 9 (2)
- Currently researching Incidence of secondary bone grafts after early primary bone grafting in cleft lip and palate, 2001-present.
- G West, WJ Bull, DV Dado: Full thickness Burn injury in Wheelchair Bound Patient Case Report and literature review. Submitted for publication June 2002.
- PH Schmidt, WJ Bull, KM Jefferies, RG Martindale: Typical Versus Atypical Presentation of Obturator Hernia. Am Surg 2001, Feb 67(2) 191-195.
- WJ Bull, KA Yeh, et al.: Mature Presacral Teratoma in an Adult Male: A Case Report. Am Surg 1999, 65(6) 586-591.
- Reconstruction of the Cranial Base, Chicago Society of Plastic Surgeons, June 2003
- Reconstruction of Dorsal Hand and Extensor Tendon Using Radial Forearm/Palmaris Longus Composite Free Flap, Loyola University Medical Center Plastic Surgery Alumni Conference, Chicago, June 2001.
- Dr. Bull Plastic Surgeon Management of Large Abdominal Wall Defects, Medical College of Georgia Surgery Grand Rounds, Augusta, Georgia, June 2000.
- Typical Versus Atypical Presentations of Obturator Hernias, American College of Surgeons Georgia Chapter Meeting, Sea Island, Georgia, March 2000.
- Mature Presacral Teratoma In An Adult Male, Southeastern Surgical Conference Poster Rounds, Tampa, Florida, February 1999.
- Pulmonary Segmental Anatomy and Management of Massive Hemoptysis, Medical College of Georgia Cardiothoracic Grand Rounds, Augusta, Georgia, May 1997
• Breast augmentation
Technically known as augmentation mammaplasty, is a procedure to enhance a woman's breasts for a number of reasons including to increase the size or shape, to correct a volume change after pregnancy or to correct differences in breast size. Advances in breast implants and the surgical technique are making breast augmentation more popular among women of all ages.
The decision to have breast augmentation may result in a more flattering, better-proportioned figure, more clothing options and may enhance your confidence and self-esteem. The best candidates for breast augmentation are women looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way her breast and chest looks as well as the way clothing fits.
A Breast lift otherwise known as a mastopexy is a surgical procedure to reshape breasts that sag due to weight loss, pregnancy and nursing changes, or aging effects on the breasts. Also the areola may be reduced if desired. The breasts may be further enhanced with the placement of a breast implant at the same time to enlarge and help maintain the size and shape desired.
The procedure can be done with sedation and local but may also require general anesthesia depending on the extent of the procedure. It may take anywhere from one to three hours and most patients go home the same day. The techniques involve removing excess skin and repositioning the breast tissue and areola. Sometimes the incision can be just around the outer edge of the areola but often it may require a vertical or a vertical and horizontal incision. The scars are permanent but usually fade within one year so they are less noticeable. Dr. Bull will discuss with you the best option for you to achieve the desired result.
• Breast reconstruction
After removal for cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding surgical procedures available today. New medical techniques and devices have made it possible for Dr. Bull to create a breast that can come close in form and appearance to matching a natural breast. Frequently, reconstruction is possible immediately following breast removal (mastectomy), so the patient wakes up with a breast mound already in place, having been spared the experience of seeing herself with no breast at all.
But bear in mind, post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is not a simple procedure. There are often many options to consider as you and Dr. Bull explore which would be best for you.
The information presented here will not answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask Dr. Bull if there is anything you don't understand about the procedure.
• Breast reduction
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight including back and neck pain, skin irritation, posture changes that may lead to skeletal abnormalities and even breathing problems. Due to the weight of the breasts, bra straps can leave indentations in their shoulders and cause bruising.
Large breasts can make a woman feel extremely self-conscious as well as the problems mentioned.
Breast reduction, technically known as reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure to remove breast tissue and skin from the breasts to make them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the areola which is the darker skin surrounding the nipple. The goal of the procedure is to have smaller, better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of the body.
The exact procedure and details of breast reduction depend on your individual circumstances so please ask Dr. Bull if there is anything about the procedure you don't understand.
• BODY: Liposuction and Sculpture - Vaser Ultrasonic Body Liposculpture - Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
• FACE: Face Lift - Brow Lift - Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) - Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
• SKIN: Botox - Skin Resurfacing - Laser Skin Resurfacing - Dermabrasion - Lip Enhancement
Non-Surgical Wrinkle Correction - Restylane - Captique - Cosmoderm Cosmoplast
Skin Care - LaRoche Posay - Obagi