Where Are The Incisions For A Mons Lift After A Tummy Tuck?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a tummy tuck last year but it did not fully correct my sagging mons. I would like now to have that fixed as well. Where are the incisions for a monsplasty placed? Can they be placed in the groin crease to avoid a visible scar? I don’t want any more scars than the long tummy tuck one that I have now. Is it better to have a monsplasty lift or monsplasty by liposuction?

A: With significant amounts of pubic sagging or fullness, a tummy tuck may not ideally reshape the mons area. If recognized before surgery, modifications can be made in the tummy tuck incisional design or through the combined use of liposuction to get a good mons correction as well. When done secondarily, a direct mons lift is done using the central part of the tummy tuck scar so no new incisional locations are needed. Ususlly liposuction is done with a mons lift in most cases as the combination approach produces the greatest amount pubic reshaping.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana