The Mons Pubis is the rounded mound of fatty tissue that sits over the pubic bones (pubic symphysis). It is also known, more poetically, as the Mons Venus or Mons Veneris, and less poetically, on social media, as FUPA (Fatty Upper Pubic Area).
The size of the Mons Pubis depends on levels of hormones and the amount of fat in your body. This is why when girls enter puberty, their hormones and fat levels change, causing the area to enlarge and cover with pubic hair. Later, during menopause, as oestrogen levels drop, the mound then decreases in size.
Reasons for Mons Pubis liposuction
Some women are predisposed to carrying more fat in the pubic area than others. And, a percentage of these women feel a little self-conscious of this area when wearing tight clothes, bathing suits, activewear, or even while naked during intimate activities. ( If you feel embarrassed talking about intimate areas, please note that as a female surgeon, many women feel more comfortable talking to Joni about their intimate concerns, and she is more than happy to discuss these issues with you confidentially)
Various women report:
- an uncomfortable amount of sweating in the area
- a noticeable bulge over the pubic bone
- feeling that the Mons drags or rubs against clothing
In extreme cases, women report:
- a feeling of discomfort due to carrying extra weight around
- that the bulge is so large, folds of fat occur, causing bacterial and fungal infections
The procedure (monsplasty)
Mons Pubis (or FUPA) lipo is not complicated. Also known as the ‘pubic lift,’ it is relatively quick, painless and there’s very little downtime. Dr Feldman performs the procedure at her registered day procedure centre in South Yarra (near Toorak, Prahran, Windsor and Richmond). Results are permanent, and many women report feeling far happier and more confident for having had the procedure.
Mons pubis liposuction is less invasive and has less side effects than mons pubis surgery performed by a plastic surgeon (which involves cutting). Dr Feldman has reported that after all her mons liposuction procedures the patient’s skin has retracted. However, if, after six months, the skin does not retract sufficiently, the patient may always opt to have skin removed as a secondary procedure.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
Talk to a female cosmetic surgeon
Dr Joni Feldman is highly experienced, reputable liposuction surgeon. And, as a woman, many female patients remark that having a doctor of the same gender makes them feel far more at ease, particularly when discussing such an intimate part of the body