What is Mons?
Mons is known as a FUPA, which stands for “fatty upper pubic area”. The mons is a mound in women called mons veneris. It is a mound above the vulva with fat & pubic hair and merges into the labia majora inferiorly.
Surgical Technique of Monsplasty
Monsplasty literally means to shape or reshape the mons or the mound of the pubic bone. A monsplasty is a surgical procedure that is meant to reduce the mound of skin & fatty tissue over the mons pubis/ pubic bone. Another name of the procedure is Pubic lift.This procedure is often performed on patients that have lost a significant amount of weight, or that have developed a noticeable amount of fatty tissue and loose skin which may give ugly bulge in tight fitting clothes.
The contours of the Mons pubis can be changed through this process. It involves liposuction for the reduction of excess fat, subcutaneous fat, as well as skin, which may bulge in tight clothing. Often, techniques like liposuction is enough to remove fat during monsplasty, if skin is not too much. If excess skin is there with fat, we do liposuction and remove excess skin, in such a way that scarring is minimal or hidden.
For better results, we perform it in general anesthesia.
Monsplasty may be added to tummy tuck procedure or performed alone. Meticulous closure with minimal tension is all required in the area of mons as chances of hematoma are high here. Drain is placed in the pocket as due to gravity chances of collection of fluid is high and may lead to formation of seroma ( fluid collection).
Skilled plastic surgeon and cosmetic gynecologist are required for the surgery of Pubic Lift as it is greatly based on liposuction in an intimate area with high chances of seroma or hematoma formation.