Mr Omar Tillo
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Often a puffy, enlarged mons pubis can negatively impact your self-esteem and confidence. Some people may find they have unwanted protruding from the mons pubis area, while others have excess skin, overhanging or excess drooping. This often occurs due to factors such as weight loss or gain, pregnancy, or simply from ageing.
Mons pubis liposuction is an effective way to remove this excess fat and give you a much-needed confidence boost.
While there are no specific requirements for those who wish to undertake mons pubis liposuction, it is generally recommended that patients:
This procedure can be performed on both men and women.
Before the procedure will be performed, it is recommended that the patient will specify all the medication they have been taking recently so the doctor can make sure it doesn’t interfere with the anaesthetics. Smoking and alcohol should be avoided two weeks prior to the procedure. The day leading up to the liposuction the doctor may recommend consuming lots of liquids.
The liposuction will be performed under either a local or general anaesthetic known as ClearSleep™. This will vary depending on the individual and whether you want to be awake during the procedure. Centre for Surgery uses an exclusive liposuction method known as ClearLipo™, which unlike other types of liposuction, does not involve the use of heat, minimising the risk of damage to your body both internally and externally.
The surgeon will make a small incision along the area being treated. This incision line will be able to be hidden in the groin creases. A cannula will then be inserted and the fat will be suctioned out. Draining is placed in the incision to help reduce side effects such as swelling. Once this is done, the incision is then stitched shut. The liposuction procedure can take around two hours to complete.
After the procedure, you should make sure someone will be there to take care of you and provide anything needed at least the first post-op day. The surgeon will check up on you to make sure everything is alright. Bruising and swelling in the area is normal, along with slight pain or discomfort. If you happen to feel severe pain or extreme numbness in the area it is advised to contact the doctor as soon as possible.
You can resume your normal activities seven days after the liposuction. The discomfort in the area can be controlled with the help of medication prescribed by the medic. After three to four weeks, the swelling should be less obvious. A compression garment should be worn until the doctor decides is safe to remove it. After several months the area will be completely healed.
There are several side effects that can potentially occur after the procedure, which include:
During the procedure, the patient will feel nothing but a little bit of pressure (in case of a local anaesthesia). If the anaesthesia is general the patient will feel nothing and a state of unconsciousness will be induced. Yet, after the procedure, you may experience pain in the affected area.
You should wait at least one week until returning to daily activities. Intense physical exercise or activity should be avoided until completely healed.
In most cases, the incision is small and can be closed without sutures. However, the risk of scarring will vary depending on your skin type. Any scars will be in line with the groin folds and will fade with time.
Patients often choose to combine mons pubis liposuction with other procedures, including liposuction of other areas of the body or a tummy tuck.
You will need to stop exercising for at least one week.
You should take at least two days off work following mons pubis liposuction, however, some people may feel that they need more time.
Mons pubis liposuction is performed as a day procedure. You will be able to go home as soon as the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
You will be unable to drive home following the procedure, so it is important to ensure you have a responsible adult to drive you home. Alternatively, you can arrange for us to organise a chauffeur service.
You will be able to drive again once you have finished taking any pain medication, as the side effects of these medications can impact your reflexes.
Mons pubis liposuction involves several small incisions in order to insert the liposuction cannulas. This will result in small, discrete scars. These will be most noticeable after the surgery but will fade colour and size over time.