Mons Pubis Liposuction/Lift
Liposuction as we know it is commonly associated with areas such as the abdomen, flanks and buttocks, it is also used to remove pockets of fat that cause a large bulge in the pubic region called the mons pubis – the layer of fat lying above the pubic bone. Women can accumulate more fat than usual in their pubic mound with age, after childbirth or due to obesity.
Pubic liposuction can be performed alone depending on the concerns and anatomy of the patient, sometimes it is combined with Pubic lift and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) procedure, but modern liposuction techniques are minimally invasive, requiring only a small incision to insert the cannula and remove unwanted fat from the area.
To gauge if a mons pubis lift and/or liposuction is the ideal procedure for your body type and the ideal shape you’d like to achieve, you’ll need to book a consultation with our plastic surgeon Doctor Barnouti.
With decades of experience in plastic surgery and up to date training in all the latest techniques, he’ll be able to advise you on the best approach including options for each procedure.
During the consultation, Dr Barnouti will give you a thorough examination, take your full medical history and listen to your wishes to ensure they’re realistic and achievable.
You’re welcome to bring your partner or a friend for support during the consultation.
At the end of the consultation, Dr Barnouti will recommend either a mons pubis lift, liposuction or a dual procedure combining both a lift and liposuction.
The results of a good mons pubis lift and/or liposuction can last a lifetime if you maintain a healthy and consistent weight following surgery.
Mons pubis liposuction
If your mons pubis is enlarged due to an excess of fatty tissue then it may be corrected by liposuction alone. This involves numbing the area to be treated with a local anaesthetic then suctioning out the fatty tissue. Recovery time is usually only two or three days.
Mons pubis lift
This is a surgical procedure which requires a general anaesthetic and therefore carries increased risk and longer recovery time. The procedure will be tailored to your specific shape and concern. Dr Barnouti will explain the recommended course of action to you in detail during your initial consultation and take time to answer all your questions.
The operation usually takes about 60 minutes to perform.
Some women combine a mons pubis lift with labiaplasty, a full vaginal rejuvenation or as part of a mummy makeover.
Mons pubis lift and liposuction
If both procedures are being combined, they’ll be carried out at the same time while you’re in surgery with a total time of around 60 to 90 minutes.
Time off work
With Liposuction alone: 3 days.
With Liposuction and Pubic lift: 5 Days
There is minimal recovery associated with the procedure, with swelling and bruising subsiding after 2 – 3 weeks. Excess tumescent fluid may seep through the tiny incision for a week or so after the procedure, and a compression garment is usually worn. Patients may feel tender and tight in the area for 1 – 2 weeks post-procedure. You are encouraged to go back to light duties and work within 48 hours of performing the liposuction on the Mons Pubis. Dr Barnouti will explain the recovery process in detail and outline the post-procedural care instructions required for a swift and smooth healing process.