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Tummy Tuck Reno
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 a tummy tuck in Reno, NV, or Tahoe/Truckee with Dr. Virden. With this procedure, Dr. Virden can repair separated abdominal muscles (which cannot be corrected through exercise) and create a smoother, flatter torso.
See real results in our before and after photo gallery.
Dr. Virden takes the time to carefully assess each of his patients and develop a personalized plan for surgery. If you’re serious about improving your image, we invite you to meet with Dr. Virden for a complete evaluation. request a consultationrequest a consultation online now, or schedule an appointment by calling (775) 348-9798.
Tummy tuck is an extremely gratifying surgery to perform.
The amazing transformation that can be achieved in just a few hours
is truly magical.
—Charles P. Virden, MD
About the Procedure
A tummy tuck removes excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen and plicates the abdominal muscles so that they are tighter. This procedure is designed for those who want a flatter and firmer abdomen and is often combined with liposuction. It is also helpful for correcting diastasis – the vertical separation of abdominal muscles – which can occur with pregnancy.
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Reasons for Considering Tummy Tuck
- Improve abdominal tone after dieting and exercising fail
- Remove excess, sagging skin following weight loss
- Improve skin elasticity or diastasis (loose abdomen muscles) due to pregnancy
- Create a tighter midsection and better body shape
Dr. Virden’s Tummy Tuck Procedure
Abdominoplasty can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours, depending on the desired look and the patient’s unique physiology. To begin the procedure, an incision is made horizontally across the lower abdomen. Excess skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened to provide a firmly-contoured abdomen and well-defined waistline. Sometimes the procedure requires an additional incision around the navel in order to provide the best results. Dr. Virden will create your individual plan for surgery based on your measurements and anatomy.
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Some swelling and discomfort are to be expected after tummy tuck surgery. Medication can be prescribed to relieve any pain caused by the procedure. Sutures and drains will be removed 7 to 10 days after surgery depending on the procedure(s) involved. Dr. Virden typically recommends patients rest for 2 to 3 weeks before resuming normal activities. Strenuous exercise should be avoided for about 4 to 6 weeks. It may take up to a year for the body to completely adapt to its new shape. With proper diet and exercise, the results can be both striking and long-lasting.