Body Procedures » Mons Pubis Lift and/or Reduction

Gravity – it’s the law.  And sometimes the effects of gravity of the mons pubis is cause for concern.  It seems like this procedure is in demand now that ladies are removing pubic hair and some of the fashions are tight, tight, tight.   Patients who want this area treated usually have concerns about the pubic area being bulky, saggy or both.  The treatment varies depending upon the patient’s concerns and anatomy.  Sometime a little liposuction alone will do the trick but sometimes a lift is also in order.   And sometimes a patient will benefit the most from an abdominoplasty which always incorporates treatment of the mons pubis if indicated.

Quick Facts – Mons Pubis Lift and/or Reduction

  • Costs:  $3500 – $5300 depending on the type of and length of procedure.  This includes surgeon’s fee, facility fee, postoperative compression panty and Cosmetassure.  These prices are current as of June, 2015 and are subject to change.
  • How much it hurts:  The area will ache for 3 – 5 days. 
  • Time off of work or school: 2 -3 days if liposuction only.  One week if excision is needed.
  • Time until driving again:  You may drive once you are off narcotic pain medications.
  • Time off the gym:  Usually about 2 – 3 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure.
  • Time off the slopes : Ditto.
  • Time off the kite board:  Usually about 3 – 4 weeks depending on the extent of the procedure.
  • How long it “lasts”:  Usually a lifetime unless you have large fluctuations in your weight.
  • Patient satisfaction: Very high.

And here’s the fine print:

Reduction of the mons pubis can be a quick and easy session with liposuction or it can be quite involved if the patient has had a lot of weight loss and there is a lot of extra hanging tissue.

If only liposuction is indicated, a few tiny incisions are made and after injecting tumescense solution, the extra fat is removed with a liposuction cannula.  I will usually place a small surgical drain for a few days to reduce  swelling and discomfort and speed recovery.  I have patients wear a supportive panty for about 3 weeks.

If excision is indicated, I make an incision and remove the extra skin and try to leave the scar just about the pubic hair line, where a c-section incision normally is located.  If the patient already has a c-section scar, I can almost always replace the old the c-section scar with the new mons lift scar.   Liposuction is also usually done in these cases to thin the fatty layer.  A drain is used to reduce swelling and discomfort and speed recovery.  Patients wear a supportive panty for about three weeks.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please give my office a call at 206 467-1101.