About Mons Reduction
A mons reduction is performed to correct the pubic area when it descends or collapses downward due to weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or age. In some cases, hormone changes can also cause excess tissue to develop inside the mons pubis. The mons pubis is the area outlined by the pubic hair and includes the pubic bone and the soft tissue above the bone. The excess skin and fat can decrease self-confidence, and create bulges and creases that can be seen when wearing fitted clothing. Leesburg plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang uses both modern surgical techniques (pubic lift) and liposuction to achieve the desired contour of the mons pubis. Call Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA to schedule a private consultation to learn more.
"It's been over a year and a half since I've been going to Dr. Chang's office, I drive an hour just to get here (although I know some drive three hours or more to see him!). I did a lot of research to find a board certified plastic surgeon in the area with a solid and reputable background.Throughout my visits, he's been incredibly kind and taken the time to listen to my never ending list of questions. There are a lot of doctors that push services that you don't need just for money but he'll be transparent to tell you exactly what he feels you'll need in order to gain improvement and will work with you to see what could be the best outcome. You can also text or email him directly after any invasive procedures if you have any questions/concerns instead of waiting for a follow up. I also don't want to forget the rest of the staff - everyone from the receptionists and nurses have been very gracious, patient and accommodating to my needs but I also want to mention Melanie whose an RN at Dr. Chang's office. She has superb bed side skills and truly makes you feel at ease when you're speaking with her. I've probably annoyed her with a million questions and emails but she's still been stellar. I highly recommend her for any non-surgical procedures. They have a few videos on their website and youtube as well so you have an idea of who they are and the procedures they perform if you want to get a better idea yourself but I definitely recommend them, they're awesome."- M. / Google / Jul 24, 2018
"Great patient care!!! Felt relaxed and comfortable through my procedures and can’t wait to see the results when the bandages come off."- M.E. / Google / Oct 20, 2018
"Compassionate, soothing and knowledgeable are his staff and Dr.Chang."- D.L. / Google / Oct 19, 2018
"Great doctor I travel from Alaska to see my sister and Dr Chang he always has pointers on what to do. Thank you"- R.R. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
"Dr. Chang and his staff help me to keep my skin youthful throughout the year in a peaceful setting. His staff is kind and helpful. Dr. Chang keeps me apprised of the new treatments available and how they can improve my appearance. I highly recommend scheduling an appointment."- B.B. / Google / Sep 19, 2018
You may be a great candidate for mons reduction surgery if you have:
- Lost a massive amount of weight
- An enlarged mons pubis due to pregnancy, advanced age, or obesity
- Excess drooping of the mons
- A bulge that's visible with tight clothing
- Tried other options without success such as diet and exercise
A pubic lift is usually performed with general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure in 1 – 2 hours. Dr. Chang starts by making incision lines within the creases of the groin, which will minimize visible scarring. Through these incisions, liposuction is performed to remove excess fat and then the loose skin is trimmed away, removed, and re-positioned in order to lift and tighten the mons pubis area. If desired, the removed fat can be transferred to the outer lips of the vagina, which commonly loses volume due to aging. The incisions are closed with sutures, which will stay in place for about 1 – 2 weeks.
What to Expect
After the surgery, most patients are able to return home for their recovery. There will be mild discomfort and swelling for the first few days but this can be alleviated with Dr. Chang’s post-operative instructions. A compression garment will also be used to maintain the correct shape of the mons pubis. Most patients can return to work after one week, but a full recovery will take about six weeks. Strenuous activity and sexual activity should be avoided until optimal healing has occurred. After a pubic lift and liposuction, the mons pubis area will be flatter and will not be visible under tight clothing and swimsuits. This outcome often provides patients with the self-confidence they need to boldly show off their beautiful curves.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a mons reduction cost?
The cost of treatment will be dependent upon your unique needs and condition. During your initial consultation with Dr. Chang, the price of your procedure can be discussed along with financing options.
Will I need more than one procedure?
If you maintain a healthy, stable weight after the procedure, the results will be long lasting. Any pregnancies, weight gain or loss after the pubic lift and liposuction will alter the effects of the procedure.
How do I know if I need a mons reduction?
It can be difficult to tell for yourself if your problem is an enlarged labia, mons pubis, or abdomen. If you have any concerns about the size or shape of your body in the pubic area or lower abdomen, Dr. Chang can determine what specific area is causing your concerns and discuss your treatment options.
Can a mons lift be combined with other procedures?
A pubic lift is sometimes performed with an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) for more dramatic results. During your consultation, Dr. Chang will go over all of your body concerns and create a personalized treatment plan for the best results.
What are the risks of a mons reduction?
A pubic lift and liposuction are generally safe procedures with no complications. There will be mild pain and swelling after the surgery. Possible but unlikely risks include ongoing pain, bleeding, infection, and asymmetry. Following Dr. Chang’s pre- and post-operative instructions will minimize these risks.
Has age, pregnancy, or weight fluctuation created unflattering changes to your body? Visit Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA to sit down with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chang. He can listen to all your concerns to determine if cosmetic surgery is right for you. Get back your sexy edge with a mons reduction for a flattering vaginal rejuvenation. We look forward to hearing from you.