What Is The Mons Pubis?
Before we answer what is a mons pubis reduction (Monsplasty), let’s define this part of the feminine anatomy. The Mons Pubis is also referred to as the Mount of Venus. Its name is derived from the Roman Goddess Venus, the goddess of love, fertility, and beauty. This area of a woman’s body is special for many reasons.
The mons pubis is the soft fat tissue padding over the pubic bone. It is just above the vagina, clitoris, Labia Minora, and Labia Majora and is the hair-bearing portion of the pubic region. The mons pubis is very susceptible to increased size due to fat accumulation after weight gain, cesarean sections, pregnancies, menopause, or any genetic condition that predisposes to this situation.
The mons pubis reduction is liposuction performed in the triangular area below the abdomen. A fine cannula is inserted through a minimal incision to suction the localized fat in the area. This liposuction achieves immediate results and a much flatter appearance in the area. Depending on the amount of fat removed, it may be necessary to remove the excess skin to give a better final appearance.
Mons pubis reduction surgery offers many advantages and can be performed alone or with other aesthetic procedures. The main goal of mons pubis reduction is to reduce the fat in the mons and flatten the area. The reduction creates contours that flow into the lower abdomen.
More About The Mons Pubis
The mons pubis is an anatomical area of fatty tissue located on the pelvis. During puberty, this area is covered with hair. Its primary function is to serve as a “shock absorber” during intercourse and protect the external and internal genitalia. But when fat in the area is significant, many women consider it unsightly. Since not all women accumulate the same amount of fat, it is a procedure that has a specific appeal.
Too much fat on the mons pubis can create feelings of insecurity, even embarrassment if it is conspicuous in body-tight clothing, bathing suits, or workout leggings. Women who have this liposuction procedure report self conscientiousness and feel it draws attention to their intimate areas. The accumulation of fat in this area occurs in all women over time, even those with average weight, it is just a question of how much. Fat that accumulates in the mons pubic area is nearly impossible to eliminate since it is resistant to diet.
Why Do Some Women Desire a Reduction of The Mons Pubis?
The mons pubis is part of female sexuality. Mons pubis fat serves to protect the vulva area. It is located above the labia majora and may or may not be covered with hair, especially with the popularity of pubic hair removal. The amount of accumulated fat varies from woman to woman. Some women are more prone than others to collect excess fat in this area.
Fat in the mons pubis is also genetic. Women who accumulate their fat in the legs, hips, or abdomen are more likely to have excess fat in the pubic area. Fat in the mons pubis area is not responsive to diet and exercise.
Fat accumulation can appear at any age but increases after menopause or substantial weight gain. Whether the goal is to look better in clothing or naked, it is important that the procedure is all but undetectable. With liposuction surgery, you can improve your appearance without visible scarring!
What Does Mons Pubis Reduction Surgery Entail?
If this aesthetic procedure is performed without other procedures, it can be done under local anesthesia and deep sedation. Surgery time, in this case, is short. If you have more extensive liposuction or other cosmetic procedures, your surgeon will discuss general anesthesia.
Small incisions introduce a tiny cannula to extract the fat by suction. Trauma is minimal, and the scars are hidden in the natural creases of the groin region. Recovery and return to regular activity is about two weeks with simple liposuction.
When Is A Lift of the Mons Pubis Necessary?
A lift is not indicated in all patients. For some patients, lax skin can be corrected with j-Plasma skin tightening. However, when a large amount of fat is extracted, especially with more mature patients, excess or lax skin may need to be removed to eliminate a sagging effect around the mons pubis. Your surgeon will tighten the remaining skin, leaving a minimal scar and a new, much more youthful appearance. Recovery, in this case, would take longer.
Is Mons Pubis Reduction Painful?
There is some mild-to-moderate bruising after these procedures, but post-procedure discomfort is minimal. Patients can return to work quickly and everyday living activities in two to three weeks.
What Is Recovery Like After Surgery?
The mons pubis reduction liposuction surgery is minimally invasive. Recovery is fast, and most patients can return to work in 48 hours. Keep in mind recovery varies from one person to another based on:
- The amount of fat removed
- Whether or not your surgeon did a lift
- Additional procedures
Your surgeon will likely recommend avoiding strenuous physical exercise and sexual intercourse for up to three weeks. Swelling is normal for up to 2 weeks after surgery. You may experience bruises and edema in the labia majora.
Can Other Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures be Performed Simultaneously?
Mons Pubis Reduction and Lift patients may undergo other Vaginal rejuvenation procedures like clitoral hood reduction or Perineoplasty. If you are thinking of having more extensive liposuction or other cosmetic surgeries, this would be a great time to discuss your goals with your surgeon.
Typical Cost of Mons Pubis Surgery in the US
The mons pubis reduction surgery is one of the most affordable surgeries in the United States and worldwide. The surgeon’s fee generally is $2,500 to $3,000, excluding other costs like anesthesia, OR fees, medications, and garments. Surgery costs can vary based on the amount of tissue removed, and lax skin needs to be corrected. Of course, if you add other procedures, other costs apply.
Mons pubis reduction surgery is becoming more common, but there are still a limited number of surgeons with experience with these special, personalized procedures. At Femscuplt, our female surgeons specialize in gynecological cosmetic procedures. For more about this procedure, here is our dedicated web page.
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About Dr. Sue Kafali
Board-Certified Cosmetic Gynecologist and top labiaplasty surgeon Dr. Sue Kafali of FemSculpt Cosmetic Gynecology specializes in vaginal rejuvenation surgery & intimate wellness in Chicago, Illinois. For a complimentary consultation with Dr. Sue Kafali, contact our office today.