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 or Tahoe-Truckee, California areas. 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.
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.