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.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"After the birth of my son I just didnt feel the same - Excellent - Reno, NV - Dr. Virden has made me feel like a new woman. He has answered all my questions I have ever asked. He's amazing. - - After the birth of my son I just didnt feel the same, so I went in for a consultation. Dr. Virden told me about a mommy makeover. It was the areas I needed improvement in to get my self asteem back up. I had the surgery and I have never looked back."- L. / RealSelf / Oct 21, 2011
"I couldn't be happier with my entire experience. From my very first consultation Dr. Virden and his entire staff were wonderful. I truly felt like I was important and my comfort, experience and outcome was the number one priority. The entire procedure was explained to me thoroughly and any questions I had were answered very well. Dr. Vjrden did a wonderful job explaining the expected results and what can and can't be fixed through surgery. The day of my surgery was the most pleasant experience I've ever had with regards to all the surgeries I've had previously. All my fears were viewed as valid and Dr Virden and his surgical team made it a point to make me feel safe and comforted. I'm now six weeks post surgery and I love my results. I had a mommy makeover and love the work Dr. Virden did. I had gel implants, scar revision from a c-section and lipo on my abdomen and thighs and I couldn't be happier with the work he did. My abdomen is flat, my scar revision looks wonderful and my breasts look very full, beautiful and natural and my thighs look smooth and slender. I am so glad I went to Dr. Virden and would recommend him to everyone I can."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 13, 2013
"I went to Dr Virden for a consult in April of this year...I was on a quest to find the best P.S. in my area to perform a 'Mommy Makeover". I am post-menopausal and no amount of dieting or working out was helping me to reclaim the healthy, attractive body that I had once had.Even though I have never had children, I knew a total body makeover was what I needed. He was understanding and forthright in his opinions...very attentive to what my needs/wants were and answered all my questions and concerns.After meeting him and talking with him, I decided he was the right physician for me. It also helped that two of my friends had already been patients of his and were immensely pleased with their results and had highly recommended him.I am now 7 weeks post-op and couldn't be happier! Not only do I now look in the mirror and see a body that I like to look at, but I know that over the next few months things will only improve! My self-confidence has improved so much...I am at a loss for words at times.Dr Virden and his staff have done the utmost in taking care of me...pain management and other concerns were always met very quickly and thoroughly. I have had no complications, very little pain considering that I was in surgery for 4+ hours and had a full body makeover, and my scars are already fading. My massage therapist has been very pleased and surprised with the quick recovery...she even said, comparing my scars to others that she has seen, that he is an artist!I highly recommend Dr Virden and his entire staff...I couldn't be more pleased!"- L. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2017
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.
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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.