If you are unhappy with fat that has remained on the lower abdominal area, you may be dealing with FUPA! FUPA is an acronym that stands for “fat upper pubic area.” This is the area below the abdomen but above the pubic area that tends to accumulate fat or even excess skin after significant weight loss or changes in weight, including pregnancy. This small “pooch” can make women feel extremely self-conscious about wearing tighter-fitted clothing or wearing revealing clothing such as bathing suits or leggings. If you are dealing with FUPA and want to eliminate it, we welcome you to learn more about the treatment options available for you!
Treatment options for FUPA
FUPA is best treated with plastic surgery to not only get noticeable results, but long-lasting results. Surgery will often involve two steps. The first is fat removal, during which Dr. Ellen Mahony will remove excess fat cells from the area with the use of a suctioning canula. A small incision is made in the area, where a cannula is inserted. The device suctions fat cells into the cannula and into a collection canister to permanently eliminate these fat cells. The second step is excess skin removal. After liposuction, there might be excess skin that remains. If not removed, it can cause sagging that can become problematic for patients. During FUPA treatment, Dr. Ellen Mahony removes excess skin and completes the process with stitches. The FUPA treatment is similar to a tummy tuck, which uses both fat removal and skin removal to tighten and tone a specific area of the body.
Ready to take charge of your FUPA?
Dr. Ellen Mahony and her team in Westport, CT are dedicated to providing women with cosmetic procedures that empower them and help them to look and feel their best. If you are interested in learning more about addressing the “fat upper pubic area,” we encourage you to schedule a consultation appointment by calling (203) 221-0102. Our facility is conveniently located at 131 Kings Highway North, and accepts new and established patients seeking surgical (and nonsurgical) procedures for the face and body. She is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has dedicated her career to boosting confidence with aesthetic treatments for both men and women.