What is a Pubic Lift?
The mons pubis is the soft, rounded mound of tissue overlying the pubic bone located right above the female genitalia. As women age, after childbirth or with weight gain or loss, this area can change, becoming enlarged or have redundant skin. Occasionally it can become enlarged so that the area appears more masculine, and protrudes through clothes. Many women are unhappy with this appearance and become dissatisfied with the way they look; making intimacy and sexual gratification that much harder to achieve.
What should I expect from the procedure?
Pubic Lift and Liposuction is performed under general anesthesia. Before the surgery, Dr. Cohen will mark the areas to be sculpted. During the procedure unwanted fat and skin will be removed to achieve the desired appearance. Because safety is always our first concern, we always work with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible. Following your surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home. Most patients are able to return to work within a week; most recover fully within six weeks.
Recovery & Aftercare:
After surgery, instructions will vary from patient to patient. For a sense of what you can expect after your surgery, see our post-operative instructions .
- Patients may experience minor discomfort and mild swelling
- Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended
- Return to work within a few days, depending upon your activity level
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not usually covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.
**Note: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with a surgeon.
Why pubic lift and liposuction?
Liposuction can be performed in this area, and redundant skin and fat can be surgically removed. This area can also be lifted to give a more streamlined appearance, and can be combined with a tummy tuck.
How do I know if liposuction in this area is right for me?
Cosmetic surgery on any part of the body is an important decision. Dr. Michael Cohen, a board certified plastic surgeon, will discuss all aspects of pubic lift and liposuction with you. He may also suggest other procedures that may help you get the overall appearance you truly desire.
A Pubic Lift and Liposuction may be performed in conjunction with a Labiaplasty, a surgical procedure that reduces or reshapes the labia minora (the skin surrounding the vaginal opening). Please discuss this option with the doctor.