Through aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuation, the mons pubis (the fatty area between the lower abdomen and the genitalia) can often take on a sagging or bloated appearance. This often leads to dissatisfaction with the pelvic appearance, and can even result in a loss of confidence surrounding intimacy. Monsplasty is surgical correction or improvement of the mons pubis, using liposuction and/or surgical tightening or lifting. The recommended procedure depends on how much volume and loose skin is present.
If liposuction is being performed, the procedure will consist of a number of small incisions, followed by the insertion of the liposuction instrument, which is used to aspirate/remove specific amounts of targeted fatty tissues. For surgical tightening, a horizontal incision will be made along the top of the area, and excess skin will be removed. The incisions will then be sutured and dressed, and a compression garment will be applied.
Please Note: These are general estimates that may or may not apply to you individually.
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During your consultation, Dr. Anita will take time to learn more about your motivations and goals, understand your concerns, and discuss the treatment in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.
The day of surgery, Dr. Anita will meet with you in the pre-operative area, review the planned procedure, and mark the surgical site. This is also a time you can go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.
Post-operative garments are placed immediately after surgery, and help provide gentle compression and limit the extent of swelling. Walking is encouraged the same day of surgery. After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for follow-up. Dr. Patel will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for drain removal if appropriate. Additional post-op visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.
Pelvic fat refers to fat inside the pelvis, as opposed to a fatty mons pubis area. Fat inside the pelvis, or inside the abdomen, is not removed with liposuction. Instead, the only way to reduce that is via weight loss.
The mons pubis is the mound of fatty tissue over the pubic bone, and is generally a hair-bearing area after puberty. The mons has oil secreting glands that function to produce pheremones for sexual attraction.
The mons pubis is a triangular area below the lower abdomen, extending from the pubic bone to the top of the genitalia.
Men and women both have a mons pubis, though it tends to be fuller in women.
The mons may shrink during weight loss, but typically some excess fullness and/pr residual skin laxity remains.
Mons pubis reduction surgery is another phrase for monsplasty. The area is reduced in volume, size, and/or skin laxity.
The cost of monsplasty, or mons pubis reduction, can depend on many factors. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed and ballpark pricing will be provided.
Insurance does not cover mons pubis reduction, since it is considered a cosmetic procedure rather than a medical necessity. It is possible to have a panniculectomy covered by insurance, and if the monsplasty is performed at the same time, this can be one way to reduce your overall costs and avoid a separate surgery and separate recovery.