Are you tired of the stubborn FUPA fat above your pubic bone? This fat is very common. Even Beyoncé talked about her FUPA in Vogue magazine! Some women developed lower abdominal fat during puberty, and the area may grow larger as the years pass. It’s also common after weight gain. With a procedure performed by Dr. Ellen Mahony in Westport, you can say goodbye to this stubborn fat for good.
Dr. Mahony has been helping women feel their best throughout a 30-year career as a board-certified plastic surgeon. Understanding the vital importance of intimate health and well-being, Dr. Mahony is thrilled to offer specific procedures that help women address concerns related to the appearance of the upper pubic area.
What is a Monsplasty?
Monsplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that removes fat from the mons pubis, which is the area that extends from where your pubic hair starts down to the genitals. The internet abounds with information about exercise routines to lose your “FUPA,” or fat-upper-pubic-area. Oftentimes this fat lingers no matter how many planks you do! Monsplasty rids you of this bulge of fat for the long-term.
The mons pubis is composed of a fat pad that protects the underlying pubic bone. While it is necessary to have a layer of fat over the bone, an excess of tissue can result in a bulky, puffy appearance. Monsplasty is an excellent solution for women who want to feel more comfortable with this area of the body. The sculpting technique can be done independently or in combination with other body-contouring procedures, such as a tummy tuck.
What are the Benefits of a Monsplasty?
Monsplasty reduces the FUPA and can produce physical and emotional benefits, including:
- Correction or prevention of vaginal introitus distortion
- Enhanced physical appearance of the genitalia
- Improved comfort during exercise
- Improved self-confidence and satisfaction with appearance
- Ability to comfortably wear bathing suits and form-fitting clothing
- Monsplasty is a safe, effective procedure
Who are the Ideal Candidates for Monsplasty?
Women who seek monsplasty express several reasons for doing so. The choice to have surgery is deeply personal to each patient. In many cases, there is an aspect of wanting to feel more confident with the intimate area of the body. Monsplasty may be one part of a larger treatment plan in which the abdominal or genital areas are being enhanced through other procedures, such as abdominoplasty or labiaplasty.
Monsplasty may be an ideal treatment for healthy women who have developed the so-called FUPA due to weight gain or weight loss. Weight gain may lead to a bulky appearance in the mons pubis, whereas weight loss can result in sagging tissue. Together with Dr. Mahony, you can determine how to address the cosmetic concerns you have related to puffiness in the mons pubis area. If you are healthy and do not smoke, or can commit to quitting for several weeks, you may be a great candidate for monsplasty.
How is a Monsplasty Procedure Performed?
Monsplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. In an accredited surgery center, the surgical process begins with local or general anesthesia. How you will be anesthetized depends on your preference and also the extent of your procedure. It is a decision you and Dr. Mahony make after your consultation.
The procedure is minimally-invasive and typically takes 1 to 2 hours. Depending on the type of anesthesia used, a patient may remain at the surgical center until their sedative wears off. To shape the mons pubis, the surgeon may remove excess fatty tissue using liposuction. This technique involves a tiny incision and use of a narrow cannula to suction fat and restore attractive contours. Monsplasty may also involve tissue tightening if necessary. This technique, performed after liposuction, is performed through incisions under the belly button and at the top of the mons pubis. The muscles are raised toward the abdomen and tightened. Skin is treated in the same way. Excess is trimmed and incisions are closed with stitches.
What is the Recovery from a Monsplasty procedure?
Recovery is generally short for monsplasty patients. Mild to moderate discomfort may last for 3 to 4 days. Patients can expect bruising and swelling in the surgical area. Prescription or over-the-counter medication can help control comfort, while rest and avoidance of strenuous physical activity can promote optimal healing. Patients may be advised to postpone sexual activity for 3 to 6 weeks after their procedure. A postoperative visit may occur about 2 weeks after surgery to assess healing and discuss which activities may resume.
How much does a Monsplasty procedure cost?
The cost of treatment can vary based on several factors, including a surgeon’s experience and training, location, and ancillary procedures like labiaplasty, liposuction, abdominoplasty, and so on. Additional fees included in the overall cost of monsplasty include anesthesia, medication, surgical center fees, and medical supplies for recovery. While insurance companies do not provide coverage for procedures like monsplasty, patients can explore various financing options to help them get the procedure that will help them feel like themselves again.
Schedule a Consultation
Want to learn more about monsplasty and say goodbye to your FUPA for good? Contact our Westport, CT office at 203-221-0102.