Mons pubis liposuction – when appropriate – is a safe, sensible, transformative procedure that can do wonders for restoring a woman’s confidence. Dr Feldman has been performing monsplasty for years in South Yarra, Melbourne, but according to social media, it’s just arrived.
The word is out. Mons pubis is the new thigh gap. If we’re to believe the hype flooding the web over the last two days, mons (pubis), that mounded area over a woman’s pubic bone, is the word on the street. The Internet is awash with articles on women’s insecurities around the size and shape of their private parts. You can even put a hashtag on it. Search social media for #monspubic or #monspubis and get on down with all things mons.
Despite this media driven fashion fad (and yes, we will discuss this later), resulting in inflated interest from young, perfectly normal girls willing to change their body part for Absolutely No Reason at All, many women request this successful method of liposuction surgery for sound reasons. But first, let’s get down to basics.
What is the mons pubis
The mons pubis is a rounded mass of fatty tissue that is situated over the pubic bones or pubic symphysis. Latin for “pubic mound”, it is also more romantically referred to as the Mons Venus or Mons Veneris, which means “mound of Venus”. (Sounds a lot nicer that way, doesn’t it?) The size of the mons depends on levels of hormones and fat in the body, and thus with women, enlarges and becomes covered with pubic hair in puberty. In menopausal years, when oestrogen levels drop, the area tends to decrease in size.
Liposuction of the fatty mons pubis (aka monsplasty)
Dr Joni Feldman has been successfully performing monsplasty in South Yarra, Melbourne for a lot longer than the current Twitter fad. Also known as ‘the pubic lift’ it is a simple procedure that’s relatively painless with limited downtime. As Dr Ernest Gillam MBBS (Lond.) of ‘Marbella Cosmetic High Care Group’, explained: “Monsplasty is a posh word for the removal of suprapubic fat.” This procedure is different to the tummy tuck or lower abdominoplasty, focusing instead on the mound of flesh just above the pubic bone. Some women are more predisposed than others to fatty deposit in this area, while others develop an enlarged mons pubis after losing a large amount of weight, as the fatty tissue above the pubic bone tends to remain, even when other previously fleshy areas decrease in size. This fatty deposit can sag and protrude above the pubic bone.
Reasons for liposuction of the mons pubis
Having an enlarged mons pubis area causes no clear medical issues, but it is often a cause for considerable embarrassment with some women. It can affect a woman’s confidence when wearing tight clothes, swimwear, certain underwear and more so, while naked during sexual activity. Other emotional/physical symptoms include:
- feeling that the mons drags or rubs against clothing
- increased localised sweating
- self-consciousness of a bulge
- an uncomfortable feeling of carrying an external weight around (in extreme cases)
- health and hygiene issues due to bacterial or fungal infections that lie under the folds of fat (again, in extreme cases).
For women suffering these symptoms, liposuction to the mons area can produce excellent results. Diet and exercise are still the best ways to reduce excess flesh, but as mentioned, even after making the best efforts to diet and exercise, often an annoying fleshy lump remains, that seems to be determined to stay!
So why are perfectly healthy looking young women going bonkers for what was once and still is a very sensible procedure for select women? According to Jennifer Weiner of the New York Times, “This year, the hot new body part is the formerly unnoticed span of flesh between the top of one’s panties and the labia majora, currently displayed on the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition by the model Hannah Davis.” It appears that this obsession has spawned from the immense availability of pornography online, which continues to desensitise the public. Put simply, you need to try little harder to ‘shock’ people these days. And for highly commercial publications such as Sports Illustrated, garnering their audience’s attention is an important pursuit. A regular bikini won’t cut it anymore. You have to get a little lower, a little more risque.
Enter: a rather visible mons pubis.
To give you another example of media mania, last year’s obsession was the “bikini bridge”, where the bikini pant stretches across the two protruding hip bones, leaving a “bridge” between the two. The benefits of this bridge are arguably thinner than the girls themselves: they’re allegedly handy for a more even tan. And useful for hiding your iPhone. So now you know.
Valid surgical reasons for younger women
All social media trivia aside, there are plenty of younger women that have insecurities about body shape back can benefit greatly from liposuction to the mons pubis area. Some younger women are predisposed to more fatty tissue in the pubic region and feel self-conscious about their prominent ‘mound’. Other girls have gained and lost a large amount of weight, only to be left with an embarrassing piece of memorabilia hovering over the pubic area. Fortunately, a simple procedure in a day surgery can transform a young woman’s body shape, along with her self-esteem, almost overnight.
Liposuction has come a long way. Results are transformative, and down time minimal. To find out more about liposuction with Dr Joni Feldman, you can read more about her liposuction procedures here.