About Tummy Tuck Surgery
Stringent dieting and rigorous exercising can be frustrating when you don’t see results. If you have tried unsuccessfully to flatten and tone your stomach through proper nutrition and physical activity, it may be time to consider tummy tuck surgery at Charles P. Virden, MD serving patients near Reno, Nevada and Tahoe/Truckee, California. With an abdominoplasty (commonly known as a tummy tuck), board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Virden can repair vertically separated abdominal muscles (diastasis) that are caused by pregnancy and cannot be corrected through natural means, like exercise. Dr. Virden takes the time to carefully assess each of his patients and develop a personalized plan for surgery to create a smoother, flatter torso. The amazing transformation that can be achieved in just a few hours is truly magical. For a faster, more comfortable recovery, Dr. Virden performs drainless tummy tuck surgery that eliminates the need for post-operative drains.
Tummy tuck surgery is life changing for most of our patients who have had the procedure. The ideal candidates for this dramatic transformation are:
- Women who have C-section scars and/or extra skin and fat deposits in the lower abdomen
- Men and women who have stretch marks and loose skin on their abdomen
- Men and women who have had weight loss surgery and have maintained their goal weight for at least a year and desire removal of the excess skin and remaining fat deposits
What to Expect
Tummy tuck patients usually have the procedure in an accredited outpatient surgical facility, however, when the tummy tuck is combined with other procedures, an overnight stay may be required. Some tummy tucks are more invasive than others, for example, some individuals may be candidates for a mini tummy tuck, while others may need an extensive approach. The procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia and can take anywhere between 2 – 4 hours depending on the nature of the surgical case. After surgery, patients will be placed in a compression garment and will be discharged to rest at home. Dr. Virden's drainless tummy tuck creates natural drains for the lymphatic fluid for a more comfortable recovery. Drainless tummy tuck surgery patients typically recovery faster, with 2 – 3 weeks of rest before resuming normal activities and about 4 - 6 weeks before attempting strenuous activity.
The results following a tummy tuck procedure equate to a tighter, more toned abdominal appearance. Scarring is a part of this procedure, however, our skillfully trained cosmetic surgeon creates the incisions with care, placing them in inconspicuous areas so that undergarments can hide them. Patients often feel that the skin removal and flat appearance of their stomach far outweighs any scarring that resides after surgery.
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If you want a slimmer, more flattering figure and have noticed that no matter how hard you work, a pooch still resides in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck may help you reach your goals. We also welcome weight loss patients who are seeking skin removal surgery to finalize their weight loss transformation journey. Schedule a consultation with our office today and learn how a tummy tuck can revamp your appearance and self-confidence in (or out) of your clothes.