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
"I came in from out of state to have my procedures done with Dr. Virden. He is extremely personable, knowledgeable and confident in what he does. On the day of my pre-op, as I was flying into Reno, my flights were diverted and delayed and I didn't get in until late. Dr, Virden went above and beyond to meet with me outside of normal office hours to make sure I was ready and confident for surgery the next morning. He is caring and attentive and checked in on me over the weekend after the surgery. I'm extremely happy with my results. My breasts look amazing and my tummy flat! I have had minimal pain after surgery and I attribute that to having an extremely skilled surgeon. I highly recommend Dr. Virden!"- Google User / Google / Nov 22, 2016
"I have been a client of Renovations and Dr. Virden for many Years. I have always been very happy with the care they have given me! Renovations is a wonderful and relaxing experience every time. Thank you Kerry!"- L.W. / Google / Jul 21, 2018
"Dr Virden is the Best!! - My experience with Dr. Virden has been wonderful. I have felt like a special patient throughout my consult, surgery and post care. Dr. Virden is very kind and approachable. I felt confident that I had all information and everything explained thoroughly. My results were beyond what I imagined! I know I look better, but more importantly, I feel better! I cannot recommend him and his staff..."- S. / RealSelf / Jun 14, 2018
"Dr. Virden performed 3 mini face lifts & a breast augmentation over the past 15 years. All of the procedures were so well implemented that no one could tell I had had a lift, I just looked “better “. He revised my breasts after a botched surgery with another plastic surgeon, and they look great. My breast augmentation & last mini lift were about 10 years ago. I am scheduling a lower jaw, neck lift. Dr Virden always uses an accredited hospital & board cert. anesthesiologist!"- M.L. / Healthgrades / Jun 06, 2018
"Amazing Surgical Skills. - Dr Virden is great, I had 3 mini face lifts and a breast revision surgery over the past 15 years. All of them turned out “amazing “ Dr Virden is extremely skillful and he always uses an accredited hospital & a board cert. anesthesiologist!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2018
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.