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
"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
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.