Mons Pubis Reduction & Elevation - What is Involved in the Surgery23rd February 2011
LiposuctionMr Adrian Richards of Aurora clinics explains the surgery procedure of Mons Pubis Reduction and Elevation treated with Liposuction. For more information on this type of surgery and many other procedures carried out at Aurora Clinics please contact one of our fully qualified Patient Co-ordinators on 01844 214362.
Mons Pubis Reduction and Elevation – What Is Involved in the Surgery
Hello. My name is Adrian Richards. I’m a plastic surgeon and the Surgical Lead of Aurora Clinics. In this video, I’m going to be talking a little bit about the mons pubis, how this can be treated, reduced, and the skin tightened up.
What is the mons pubis? The mons pubis is basically the area of skin underlying your pubic hair. It’s called a mons because mons is the Latin term for a mound. Some people feel that this area is a little bit prominent or a little bit loose. This often occurs if you have lost weight. If you have been much heavier and then lost weight, this is an area that can lose tissue, and the skin can become much looser in this area. In other cases, it can maintain its prominence and make it difficult wearing close fitting clothes. There are a number of problems which you can get from the mons pubis.
Often treatment of the mons pubic area is incorporated in other treatments. If I’m performing a tummy tuck procedure or a body lift procedure, often I will perform liposuction of the mons pubis, and in fact, also reduce the area because we really to get a harmonious appearance. We’re going to get a really nice flat tummy, nice flat sides. What we don’t want is a prominent public area which will look out of place. So often I will perform surgery to that region.
Types of surgery which are available are either skin removal and tightening or removal of the fatty element of the region, either directly via those incisions or with liposuction. Let’s just work through them one by one.
Liposuction, the advantage is it’s a relatively quick recovery and very minimal scars. The only scars you’re going to have are the very small, under a centimetre scars, where the liposuctions cannulas, that’s the small tubes, are going to be inserted. That’s very good if you haven’t got excess skin and there’s just really a prominence in the area and the fat just needs removing. That can certainly be performed, and, as I mentioned, can be performed as part of a tummy tuck or a body lift procedure or even a thigh lift procedure in some cases.
If you have got excess skin in the area, often we will perform a mons pubis reduction actually removing some of the skin. The area of skin which is removed is in a triangle around the mons pubis, so it’s the area above. The area of the hair bearing skin can be removed in a tummy tuck procedure and also can be trimmed and tightened up by removing a strip of tissue which lies parallel to that natural groin crease on the inner, upper part of your thighs. By removing tissue from the top and both sides, we can make the mons pubic area much flatter, much more snug. Also, by removing the fatty tissue with liposuction or by directly removing some of that fatty tissue, we can also make it much less prominent and rounded.
In summary, mons pubis reduction is a very common technique to be performed. It can either be performed on its own, if that’s the area that bothers you most, or it can be performed in conjunction with other procedures which are normally tummy tucks, inner thigh reductions, and body lift procedures.
Most patients I’ve treated with this type of treatment have been very happy with the results. It makes it much easier for them to wear different items of clothing. It really does increase your self confidence and make your life a little bit easier and certainly reduce that area which you may be concerned about.
If you would like more information about this type of surgery, please feel free to e-mail us or phone us. It might be best, however, to come and see us for a consultation and see one of our specialist surgeons. All our consultations are free of charge, and we’d be delighted to discuss a suitable time to come in and have a frank, open, confidential chat about the pros and cons of this form of treatment. Thanks very much for watching the video.