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. 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
Tummy Tuck Reviews
"This is merely a "bed side manor" review. I am looking at getting Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift/with fill. He was great with explaining how things were going to take place and what would happen as we progressed. Very nice Doctor."- Google User / Google / Dec 06, 2013
"I had a great experience with Dr Virden and his staff. I had recently lost 100 lbs and had heard good things about Dr Virden. So I came from Sacramento to Reno to have my consultation. From the time I walked into the door I was treated great by the staff, they are very friendly and prompt. I loved Dr Virden from the moment I met him. He answered all my questions before I even could ask. I had 3 procedures done about 1 month later, an abdominoplasty extended, a breast lift, and fat transfer to the buttocks. I'm about 6 weeks post surgery and could not be any happier with the results. I will definitely be going back to him for any future surgeries and would recommend him to my family and friends."- S.S. / Yelp / Aug 25, 2015
"Tummy Tuck Scheduled May 14 - I have scheduled my Tummy Tuck after years of wishing. Its scheduled for 7:30 am May 14. I have been on the 3 week countdown, for almost 3 weeks hehe and on my vitamin C and also colostrum, arnica, and my multivitamin. I have 9 children, but only gave birth to 3 of them at ages 17, 19, and 21 I am 31 now. I am so very excited. My only apprehension is the cost.My dear husband works so hard for us all, and I feel so bad to cause more cost. But he insists if I want it I should get it. I worked very hard to lose 30 lbs last year going from size 10/12 to a size 2. I have a very very busy life as a homeschooling mom to 9.. 8 of whom are 4-13. Thankfully they are well behaved and I will be able to rest as much as I need to. My oldest is 20 and is excited for me, and will support me very much. I have all the meals planned, (and will be purchased tomorrow) for 2 full weeks. I will try and post photos over time. Oh! My stats are: age 31 weight 118 5'3""- K. / RealSelf / May 11, 2010
"Tummy Tuck with Breast Augmentation - Reno, NV - I was never kept waiting to be taken into a room. Dr.Virden's staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. - - I had a lot of excess skin from having big babies and from being being morbidly obese. After I lost all of my weight, the sagging skin was not flattering. I wanted to do it to feel good about myself. Along with the tummy tuck, I also had a breast augmentation."- K. / RealSelf / Mar 19, 2012
"Life Changer. Lost 135 LBS With Gastric Bypass - Reno, NV - I rate Dr. Virden excellent because that is what he is. In all areas he and his staff were very good. With regard to payment process, that was the best in that they were able to help me with the financing I needed immediately. Everything just feel into place. I chose Dr. Virden because I heard about him through a friend who went to him. I met w/2 other plastic surgeons in my area to get cost of removing the handing skin. For some reason I never went ahead with it. Then someone told me about Dr. Virden. I made an appt and from the moment I stepped into his office I felt comfortable. The front office staff was very kind and helpful. When I met w/Dr. Virden he too was very helpful and kind. - - In 2006 I had gastric bypass surgery and lost over 135 lbs. After losing the weight needless to say I had a lot of hanging skin. He explained that he would be doing an extended abdominoplasty because of so much skin. He always explained everything he was going to be done. I knew he was a great doctor when he personally called me the next day to see how I was doing and to inform me he had his workout becuase he removed 18 lbs of skin. I feel so much beeter about myself after the surgery. Before the surgery even after losing 135 lbs I didn't feel like I liost weiught, now I look and feel wonderful. My only regret is that I didn't find Dr. Virden 2 years earlier."- M. / RealSelf / Sep 18, 2012
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.