Breast Augmentation Reno

We offer one of the most popular procedures in the country, breast augmentation, at our Reno, NV practice for women who want a curvier, more flattering figure. Dr. Charles Virden has performed over 4,000 breast augmentation surgeries and is considered an expert in this field. His eye for detail and honed surgical technique have helped women from Tahoe, Reno, and beyond enjoy the bodies they’ve always hoped for.

Dr. Virden is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has received specific training in breast 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.

Even with all of the advancements made in breast enhancement surgery and breast implant materials, it really comes down to a surgeon’s level of expertise. I have completed over 4,000 augmentations with successful results. A natural, beautiful, rejuvenated breast is the goal every time.

—Charles P. Virden, MD

About the Procedure

Breast augmentation, also known as breast enhancement, is a surgical procedure to increase the size and shape of the breasts using breast implants. Today more than ever, there is a variety of different shapes and styles for breast implants. At his Reno, NV and Truckee, CA offices, Dr. Virden offers a wide range of options for sculpting your breasts, and therefore, more opportunities for you to achieve your desired result. Some patients want a subtle, natural look while others want a very round appearance. Dr. Virden can create small, medium, or large breasts that are round or natural-looking, and he tailors your procedure to your specific needs and desires.

While breast augmentation will make the breasts larger, it will not move the breasts closer together or lift sagging breasts. Breast augmentation is a tremendous help to patients who desire a fuller profile, who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing, or who have undergone breast reconstruction and want to gain a more natural look again. In conjunction with the augmentation procedure, he can perform a breast lift for Reno-area patients who want to restore the position of sagging breasts in addition to increasing their size.

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Reasons for Considering Breast Augmentation

  • Enhance body shape if breasts are too small
  • Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing
  • Equalize a difference in breast size (cup size) to gain breast symmetry
  • Reconstruct breasts following a mastectomy or injury

Dr. Virden’s Breast Augmentation Procedure

Breast augmentation involves making a small incision to insert a breast implant. The implant is placed either underneath the chest wall muscle (submuscular) or directly behind the breast tissue (subglandular). The incisions for breast augmentation are made either at the bottom edge of the areola (periareolar incision) or below the breast (inframammary). There are 2 other incisions that are to be discouraged: in the armpit (transaxillary) and through the belly button (transumbilical). Both armpit and belly button incisions cannot be used when implant replacement is required and both techniques will have higher error rates in pocket dissection.

Dr. Virden’s patients in Truckee, Tahoe, and Reno have breast augmentation on an outpatient basis at a hospital or state-of-the-art surgical unit while under general anesthesia and asleep. During surgery, the breast tissue is raised to create an open pocket under the breast tissue or beneath the chest wall muscle. Inserting an implant behind each breast can increase a woman’s breast size by one or more bra cup sizes. Implants may contain either a saline solution (similar to saltwater) or silicone gel. In some circumstances, particularly those in which there is breast asymmetry (uneven breast size), an inflatable implant may be used to allow the surgeon to adjust the level of inflation to attain breast symmetry and balance. Surgery typically lasts from 1 to 2 hours.

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.

Your Recovery

Rest and limited movement are necessary to speed up the healing process and recovery time. Bandages are applied right after surgery to aid the healing process and to minimize movement of the breasts. Once the bandages are removed, a specialized surgical sports bra (preferably opening in the front) will need to be worn for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery. This pain can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given after surgery.

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