Can Liposuction of the Mons Pubis Be Done?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Can you do liposuction on the pubic area of a woman? The mons pubis I believe? I have attachments some photos of mine which is oversized tremendously. (as you can see in the attached pictures) How much would a procedure like this cost? How is it performed? What is the recovery?

A: It is very common to do liposuction on the mons area (pubic liposuction) and it can provide a significant reduction. However, your mons problem is going to require more than just liposuction due to the excess skin. You need a combined pubic lift to remove and tighten the loose mons skin that will result from it being deflated of fat at the time of the liposuction. Think of it as a reverse mini tummy with an incision in the skin fold at the upper end of the pubic region. This combined liposuction and lift of the mons area is technically know as a monsplasty. This is a one hour outpatient procedure done under general anesthesia. Its total cost is in the range of $4500. There is usually swelling and bruising of the pubic region and mild discomfort and it will take a full six weeks until the true final resut will be seen.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana