A monsplasty procedure reduces and tightens the skin and tissue of the mons pubis, which is the fatty area above the genitals in both men and women. This area, which protects the pubic bone and joint from injury, can begin to sag with age, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or childbirth, affecting both aesthetics and function.
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About the Procedure
The mons pubis, also referred to as the pubic mound, is the fatty area above the genitals in both men and women. The fatty tissue in this area protects the pubic bone and joint from injury, which are located directly behind the mons pubis. When this area becomes enlarged due to weight gain, pregnancy, or childbirth, it can be uncomfortable and affect the individual beyond aesthetic concerns. When the mons pubis begins to sag, it can interfere with urination and sex, as well as how clothes fit. When diet and exercise do not improve the size or sagging of the pubic area, a monsplasty may be able to necessary to correct the issue. Monsplasty, sometimes referred to as a pubic lift, can either be performed under general or local anesthesia with sedation depending on the extent of the procedure. If a minimal amount of tissue is being removed, only local sedation may be necessary, however, if the procedure is more involved or is being combined with a more invasive surgery such as a tummy tuck, general anesthesia will be required. If needed, a liposuction procedure will be performed to remove excess fatty tissue to improve contours postoperatively. A horizontal incision will be made at the upper edge of the pubic region below the navel. Underlying muscles will be raised and tightened to create a firmer, more defined pubic area. Excess skin will then be removed and the pubic skin will be pulled upwards into its new position. Sutures and skin adhesive will be used to close the incision.
The goal of a monsplasty is to reduce and/or remove excess skin and fat in the pubic mons area.
What to Expect
A monsplasty procedure reduces and tightens the skin and tissue of the mons pubis, which is the fatty area above the genitals. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, & after a monsplasty procedure.
- Stop taking blood thinning medications for 2 weeks
- Stop smoking 4 weeks before and after
- No alcohol 2 days prior
- Stop taking ephedrines and asthma medications 2 days prior
- No thyroid medication the day of surgery
- General or local anesthesia with sedation
- Liposuction if necessary
- Incision made between pubic area and navel
- Muscles tightened and excess tissue removed
- Pubic skin lifted into new, tighter position
- Sutures and skin adhesives to close
Recovery following a monsplasty procedure typically lasts 1 week, with restrictions on physical activity for an additional 1-5 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure. Some patients may have drains placed to collect postoperative fluids however these are typically removed a few days after the procedure.
The ideal candidate for a monsplasty procedure is unhappy with the size, shape, or excess skin of the mons pubis and is of a stable, healthy weight.
Not Recommended For
Monsplasty is not recommended for patients who are not of a stable weight.
Side effects from a monsplasty procedure can include dizziness, pain, abnormal bleeding, inflammation, infection, abnormal discharge, or secondary surgery due to unsatisfactory results.