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
"I interviewed MULTIPLE plastic surgeons, I swear just about every one in the Reno area. From the very first phone call, I knew that this was the office for me. It only continues to get better. Dr. Virden has the best staff I have ever encountered! From Diana at the Front Desk, to Rosa his nurse, to Lynnsey his wife, to Dr. Virden himself, these folks are just amazing! I am a 30 year old female who had a full Tummy Tuck, Muscle Wall Repair, and Lipo. The process itself was rough, let me just say that. It was some of the worst pain I have ever been in, but Dr. Virden was so wonderful and accommodating throughout the whole process. If you are considering plastic surgery if any kind, I would so highly recommend this place!"- J.W. / Google / May 22, 2018
"The incisions from my first breast augmentation with Dr. Virden were cut with precision, healed perfectly and the scar completely faded!!! Kindest and most efficient medical staff in Reno! Last week I had my latest procedure by Dr. Virden and wanted to leave a little thank you note here on yeIp and was appalled seeing some negative reviews, so I will share my experiences for the last 13 years with Dr. Virden, along with six other individuals to truly give you accurate information rather than reading rants from women who are just genuinely unhappy with themselves- inside and out. THEREFORE...... This is a six star review, because I have been a repeat customer of Dr. Virden's since 2006 and have been so exceedingly pleased that I have referred three affluent families from northern Nevada which all husbands and wives keep going back for Dr. Virden's expert skill in cosmetic surgery. These specific people have the means to see any cosmetic surgeon in the world, including Dr. Gabriel Chiu in Beverly Hills. But, they do not. They keep returning to Dr. Charles Virden. I have personally seen astonishing results of the following: - Facelifts - Brow lifts - Lip enhancement - Neck lifts (removing jowls or that turkey neck) - Breast augmentations - Tummy tucks - Lasers Last week I had my first set of implants, which lasted 13 years, exchanged for the new teardrop or also called gummy bear implants and.......they're MIND BLOWING! Nipple reduction was also preformed and I couldn't be more grateful and pleased with the artwork that went into this modification. Nursing two healthy babies really took a toll on them, but not anymore!!! I now have beautiful nipples of a 20 year old. Thank you Dr. Virden!"- M.S. / Yelp / Apr 29, 2019
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.