Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in pubic liposuction. I had a tummy tuck over ten years ago and my pubic area is rather puffy and i would like to get liposuction to remove the fat that completely sticks out on each side of the seam in my pants or it is disgusting in my bathing suit. I have an appointment with another plastic surgeon but I like all that you have said about this after tummy tuck problem so you seem to be experienced in what I am looking for.
A: It is very common after a tummy tuck that residual fullness of the pubic region is seen. This is because the fat content of the pubic region has not changed (tissue thickness) while what lies above it has. Since the narrowest portion of a tummy tuck is usually the scar line this makes the unaltered pubic region more evident after surgery. While many patients think that the pubic fullness is persistent swelling from the tummy tuck, this potential cause can be eliminated once one is six months after their tummy tuck. Pubic liposuction is the solution to the puffy mons and is tremendously effective at reducing its profile and making it flatter.
Dr. Barry Eppley