Mommy Makeover Reno

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. 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 at his Reno or Tahoe-Truckee offices.

To discuss your mommy makeover procedure personally with Dr. Virden, request a consultationrequest a consultation online. You can also schedule an appointment by calling (775) 348-9798.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding take a toll on a woman’s body. Breasts lose their firmness and may begin to sag, and loose abdominal skin remains no matter how much a woman exercises. A mommy makeover combines a series of surgical procedures to address each of these concerns in a single operation. Common components include liposuction, a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. In Reno and Truckee, Dr. Virden sees many women who are excellent candidates for the combined procedures, which also often include a breast lift to remove excess breast skin and return the breasts to a higher, more youthful position.

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Is It Safe to Combine Procedures?

Patient safety is Dr. Virden’s top priority. If you are in good overall health, the combination of these surgical procedures is very safe. The risk of complications is present in all surgery, but mommy makeover procedures don’t pose any unique safety concerns. Dr. Virden is very experienced in both cosmetic breast surgery and body contouring procedures, and his mommy makeover surgeries usually take about 2 to 3 hours.

Combining the procedures also has unique advantages. You have to recover from only one surgery, for example, and it’s less expensive because you have to pay the operating room fee only once, along with other costs associated with surgery.


Recovering from a mommy makeover may take slightly longer than recovering from a single component, but it is equally manageable. Each patient is unique and recovers at her own pace, but it usually takes about 10 days before most women can get back to their normal routines. Final results typically take somewhere from 3 to 6 months to appear, allowing time for incisions to heal and swelling to fade. Dr. Virden sends each of his patients home with detailed postoperative instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

The mommy makeover procedure is popular, but it’s normal for patients to have a number of questions when they consult with Dr. Virden. Here are some of the most common questions asked:

Will the scars be obvious?

Scars are part of any surgery. However, as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Virden is trained to provide aesthetically pleasing results and that includes making incisions that are as inconspicuous as possible. Breast augmentation incisions, for example, are most often made in the crease where the breast connects to the chest. A tummy tuck incision is hidden below the bikini line in virtually all cases. Dr. Virden discusses incision placement with his patients before surgery.

Can I have other cosmetic procedures as part of the mommy makeover?

Yes! Non-surgical aesthetic treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic injections and facial fillers such as JUVÉDERM VOLUMA XC can give your face a younger, more rested appearance. Ask Dr. Virden during your consultation if you’re a good candidate for incorporating these treatments into your customized mommy makeover.

Meet Dr. Virden

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden has the credentials you can trust and the experience you need for the results you want.

Meet Dr. Virden  

When you want quality, safety, and excellence in plastic surgery, Reno plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden delivers.

What should I do to prepare for a mommy makeover?

There are some specific preoperative instructions that Dr. Virden provides for all surgical patients. Those include dietary instructions and a list of medications to avoid such as over-the-counter pain relievers that can increase bleeding. It’s also important to be in the best physical condition possible. Patients who are healthy typically recover faster.

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