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 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
"CHANGED MY LIFE!I whole heartily recommend Dr. Charles Virden for a procedure. I had two consults a couple of years apart for an abdominoplasty. He sat with me and asked, “what has changed”? This led to a wonderful, caring discussion on what had changed in the two years since my first consult. (loss of almost 100lbs) Dr. Virden became as excited or more excited as I was to the prospects of how this procedure would change my life. He was so caring and enthusiastic to do the procedure. As I lay in recovery, he threw back the curtain and said (with the largest smile I have ever seen), “Hello skinny, I’ll see you tomorrow.” I can only say, I wish I had done it sooner…it has Changed My life! Thank you, Thank you. Patty"- P.B. / Google / Oct 02, 2019
"Prior to having Dr Virden correct 2 botched surgeries I had given up on all hope of looking normal. The plastic surgeon that did my previous surgeries had me on a pump for a year then made me pay full price for a revision that was worse. Dr. Virden never had a doubt he could fix it and that gave me hope. I can honestly say I had given up on anyone fixing it, but he did! I am 3 weeks out from surgery and I feel like I did in my 20's! Seriously this isn't an exaggeration. I would refer my friends and family to Dr. Virden and his staff. His positive attitude and professional but kind bedside manner is comforting. I honestly can't say enough about my experience and how happy I am. If you're thinking about changing something please talk to him first. After all I have been through I can honestly say he comes through and has an eye for detail. Thank you Dr. Virden and staff for giving me a new outlook on myself."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 12, 2019
"I've been going to see Leah S. for a few years now for a variety of things and she's the absolute best! I live in NYC and always make it point to book an appointment whenever I go back to visit family in Tahoe. She's incredibly knowledgeable, makes you feel comfortable and all her work is amazing. I would highly recommend Leah and even got a few friends and family members to start seeing her!"- K.O. / Google / Aug 27, 2019
"I saw Aleah Hartung the P.A. In Dr Virdens office for a skin tag removal. I didn’t have to wait months to get in to see her as if I had to see a dermatologist in any other office. I got in, in less than a week. Her technique was amazing, I didn’t feel a thing. I was very impressed. I highly recommend anyone who needs their skin looked at for any suspicious lesions, moles or any skin concerns."- N.T. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
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.