About the Mommy Makeover
Although motherhood can be one of the most rewarding parts of any woman’s life, it unfortunately often brings cosmetic concerns that many mothers would rather reverse. Breasts lose their firmness and may begin to sag, while loose abdominal skin remains no matter how much you exercise. To restore a toned, well-proportioned figure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden can perform a combination of procedures called a Mommy Makeover for patients in the Reno, Nevada area. Common components include liposuction and a tummy tuck. Breast surgery (breast augmentation and/or a breast lift) is also a popular choice for a Mommy Makeover to remove excess breast skin and return the breasts to a higher, more youthful position after breastfeeding. The office of Charles P. Virden, MD in Reno, Nevada helps many women plan their Mommy Makeover to restore their appearance and confidence.
During a private consultation, our plastic surgeon will listen to all the concerns each patient has about her body to see if she is a good candidate for these procedures. Many women seeking these treatments and surgeries have:
- Breasts that sag and droop from multiple pregnancies and breastfeeding
- A tummy with bulges of fat that didn’t go away with after-pregnancy weight loss
- Extra skin on the arms, buttock, thighs that didn’t bounce back after pregnancy weight
- A less than desirable shape to their breasts or buttocks and need enhancement to fill in the lost volume after baby
- Multiple areas of the body with visible, unattractive stretch marks
The best candidates for the mommy makeover are women who are finished having children. We strongly encourage women considering the Mommy Makeover to not plan on having more children once the surgeries have taken place as it will damage the skin by stretching and weight gain, and will require more plastic surgeries in the future.
"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
"Dr. Virden and his wife are both lovely people. I felt very comfortable, and they both took their time in answering any questions I had. They really get on a personal level with you and do not make you feel like nothing more than a patient, I felt like a friend. Thank you. I would highly recommend and also will be back myself."- D.K. / Google / Mar 01, 2019
"I was recommended Dr. Virden by a friend for my breast reduction surgery and i’m so glad I went with him. Not only was he professional and exceptionally nice, his staff were amazing as well. Everyone made me feel so comfortable and welcomed. Dr. Virden did an excellent job with the procedure as well. I’m so thankful for him and everyone in that office. They changed my life. I highly recommend!!"- A.M. / Facebook / Feb 10, 2019
"I can't say enough about Leah at Dr. Virdens office. She is kind, gentle, and very knowledgeable. She makes you feel completely comfortable and you know she genuinely cares about you during and after your procedure. I had BBL and she checked on several times after. I'm so pleased the the outcome. I will definitely be a returning to this office."- J.S. / Yelp / Feb 01, 2019
"Dr Virden is incredible. If you are looking for natural look, he's your doctor. He did upper and lower eyes on me. I look much younger and I love the results. Very natural looking too in that you can't tell I had surgery at all. Highly recommend!"- R.M. / Google / Jan 16, 2019
What to Expect
Pregnancy changes many areas of the body, so a Mommy Makeover will require careful planning and could be implemented in stages. Our plastic surgeon has years of experience performing these surgeries in one setting, however, sometimes the health of the patient requires more than one surgery date. The end result is still the same, just expect that some women will have more surgeries than other women and will endure a longer recovery time. Some of the Mommy Makeover procedures may include a combination of these procedures or aesthetic treatments:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift (with or without implants)
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
- Butt lift
- Arm lift
- Skin rejuvenation (laser treatments, BOTOX®, fillers)
The plastic surgeon may require an overnight stay for observation in the hospital after having multiple surgeries and being under anesthesia for 3 or more hours. This is to ensure our patient’s safety and to limit the risk of infection post-op. We will also ensure our Mommy Makeover patients have the best in recovery care and pain management after the procedure.
New moms love the fact that once the extra skin has been removed and tightened, their stretch marks are drastically reduced. Our practice can minimize the remaining stretch marks with nonsurgical treatments such as lasers, microdermabrasion, and/or chemical peels. This does not mean there will not be surgery scars. As with all plastic surgeries, our highly-credentialed plastic surgeon will do the best to minimize scarring with careful incision techniques and placement. While the recovery time does take several months, patients are able to return to a normal routine in about 4 – 6 weeks, and should wait for clearance from the plastic surgeon before starting to exercise again. The entire Mommy Makeover transformation could take up to a year for recovery. The results are life-changing for many women.
Plan Your Procedure
- Procedure Recovery Location
- Inpatient or Outpatient
Beauty after Baby!
With their changed bodies, some women feel less than beautiful with an after baby body. Even though there are risks involved with plastic surgery, such as possible post-operation infection and scaring, the Mommy Makeover has produced tremendous results giving women back their youthful figure and body confidence. Call our friendly front office staff to schedule a complimentary consultation.