Can My Puffy Pubic Area Be Reduced?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to remove excess fat in the pubic and labia area in order to wear pants and bathing suit more comfortably. It is terribly embarrassing when you have  this puffiness sticking out in your clothes. I am not overly fat but my pubic area sticks out further than my stomach. What can be done to reduce this area? I have attached a front and side picture for you to see how big it is. Also I would like to know if I qualify for military discount since my husband is a retired Air Force veteran of Gulf War I and my son is active duty Air Force currently.

A: Based on your pictures, you are an excellent candidate for suprapubic mound liposuction. Fat removal in this area can make it quite flat and is a simple and highly successful contouring procedure of a small area. It can be performed under IV sedation as an outpatient procedure. There will be some mild swelling and bruising and it will take about 3 weeks before all goes down and you are in the benefits phase of the procedure. Because of your husband and son, you most certainly would qualify for a discount for the procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana