About this Surgery
Losing a significant amount of weight (around 100 pounds) with either bariatric surgery or other methods is a huge accomplishment that should be enjoyed. Unfortunately, the skin doesn't always shrink along with your weight, leaving you with excess, sagging skin that can hide your hard-earned results. Patients in Reno, Nevada or Tahoe/Truckee, California can complete their new look with after weight loss surgery at Charles P. Virden, MD. Dr. Charles Virden, board-certified plastic surgeon, offers several different techniques to help remove extra skin, fat, and tissue for sculpted, lean body contours. Dr. Virden will create a unique treatment plan for every patient based on their concerns, needs, and goals. Some patients may only need 1 – 2 areas treated, while other may need an upper, lower, or a full body lift. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Virden to learn more about revealing your new curves with body contouring surgery.
Ideal candidates for body contouring surgery:
- Will have medical approval from their weight loss surgery doctor
- Will be at a sustained weight for at least a year
- Will have lost close to 100 pounds or more
- Will be in good health
- Will be able to have general anesthesia for the surgery
- Do not smoke
What to Expect
Considering the extensive amount of skin to be removed, this surgery is performed at a local hospital or an accredited ambulatory surgical center with overnight stay capabilities. The plastic surgeon may also schedule the surgeries to occur 3 – 6 months apart to allow for healing, depending on the patient’s health and other medical conditions or to curtail excessive blood loss and limit the risk of infection.
Once cleared by the surgeon to perform regular physical activity, our patients report to having more mobility and range of motion when doing basic everyday activities. With all of the extra skin eliminated, they also report feeling dramatically different in their clothes and exude a higher self-confidence. Recovery time for each patient is different and it will depend on the nature and extent of the surgery performed, as well as the combination of surgeries. Our plastic surgeon does our best to educate each patient on the procedures and how to care for their body after surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Inpatient and Outpatient
Complete Your Transformation
As each after weight loss skin tightening surgery patient is different, there may be a medical circumstance where the insurance company may consider covering part of the costs. In some cases, the answer is no, however, our office will work with your insurance company to negotiate your benefits. With all of the time and investment you have put into your overall weight loss, body contouring is a decision to consider. We encourage you to call today and schedule a consultation to learn more.