Those struggling to get rid of excess skin and fatty tissue in the area above the pubic region, known as the mons pubis, often consider monsplasty surgery to alleviate their concerns.
In this article, we will discuss the cost of monsplasty and the various ways patients can fund their treatment.
Dr. Omar Tillo of the CREO Clinic is a body contouring expert, with significant expertise performing transformative procedures for his treatments. To book a consultation with Dr. Tillo and design a bespoke monsplasty treatment plan, contact the CREO Clinic today.
What Is A Mons Pubis Reduction (Monsplasty)?
Monsplasty, or mons pubis reduction, is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess skin and fatty tissue from the area above the pubic bone (the mons pubis). In doing so, patients can enjoy a more aesthetically pleasing, flatter mons pubis that is less prominent in appearance.
What Does A Mons Pubis Reduction Involve?
Mons pubis reduction can be performed with or without liposuction, depending on whether there are excess fatty tissue deposits to be removed, as well as a patient’s skin laxity. In some cases where both lax skin and fat deposits are present, a mons lift surgery with liposuction and excess skin excision can be performed to achieve the desired aesthetic.
Mons Pubis Liposuction
If a patient has significant fat deposits in the mons pubis area and good skin laxity, mons pubis liposuction is often the most suitable procedure to flatten the area.
This procedure can be performed under sedation or general anaesthetic and requires a small set of incisions to accommodate a suction cannula. The liposuction device is then used to break up and remove fatty tissue, before the incisions are closed.
Mons Pubis Reduction Without Liposuction
Mons pubis reduction without pubic liposuction is best suited to patients who primarily have excess skin around the mons pubis area as opposed to fat deposits.
For patients with mild to moderate skin laxity in the pubic area, BodyTite or Renuvion may be considered as a less-invasive alternative to more intensive cosmetic surgery procedures. However, if there is significant skin laxity, excess skin excision may be required to adequately flatten the pubic area and produce the desired result.
Skin excision monsplasty, often termed a mons lift surgery, involves a small incision in the area to excise loose skin. After this, the pubic area is tightened by stitching to the deeper muscle layer and remaining skin.
How Much Does A Mons Pubis Reduction Cost?
At the CREO Clinic, the price of monsplasty starts from £6,900. However, the cost can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and surgical techniques required. As a result, a full cost breakdown will only be available following a 1-to-1 consultation with Dr. Tillo.
For patients seeking to spread the cost of their treatment, the CREO Clinic offers a range of financing options, including interest free financing for up to one year.
What’s Included In The Cost?
At the CREO Clinic, the quoted price includes the following:
- Hospital and theatre costs
- Surgeons fees
- Anaesthetist and anaesthetic fees
- Follow-up appointments with Dr. Tillo to monitor your recovery and results
- Compression garments
Additional costs may be incurred for chaperone services, private prescriptions and any additional medical tests/scans required.
Common Reasons To Get Mons Pubis Reduction
There are several aesthetic and functional reasons that patients pursue monsplasty surgery:
- To achieve a flatter mons pubis, that is considered more aesthetically pleasing by many patients.
- By contouring the mons pubis, the upper body is enhanced, creating a more toned and defined figure.
- To alleviate functional issues associated with the loose skin hanging over the vulva, such as difficulties passing urine and engaging in sexual intercourse.
- To reduce infections and skin irritation that can develop due to difficulties adequately cleaning the excess skin covering the mons pubis.
Who’s A Good Candidate For Mons Pubis Reduction?
Patients who have an enlarged mons pubis with excess fat deposits and/or excess skin seeking to flatten the pubic area are generally good candidates for monsplasty surgery. Patients should also:
- Be in good physical and psychological health.
- Be at a healthy weight, with a suitable BMI for surgery – this is typically below 35 for liposuction alone, and 30 for skin excision monsplasty. Use our BMI calculator to understand your eligibility.
- Have realistic expectations about the results monsplasty can achieve.
What Will A Mons Pubis Reduction Do For Me?
Mons pubis reduction will help to create a more contoured, flatter mons pubis free from excess skin and/or excess fat deposits. This can help to alleviate associated functional and hygiene issues, such as skin irritation and difficulties engaging in sexual activity.
How Long Do Mons Pubis Reductions Last?
Monsplasty surgery is permanent, meaning that the fat deposits and/or skin is completely removed from the body during the surgical procedure.
However, patients will need to avoid any large fluctuations in weight as this can cause more saggy skin to develop, and fat cells elsewhere in the body to expand, upsetting the natural proportions of the body.
In addition, the natural ageing process can cause saggy skin, meaning that additional treatments like BodyTite may be needed to upkeep the results of mons surgery in the long term.
Mons Pubis Reduction FAQs
What are the risks associated with this surgery?
Monsplasty is generally considered a safe procedure. However, like in every surgery, there are some risks associated with monsplasty to be aware of, including infection, prominent scar tissue, bleeding and uneven results.
Is mons pubis reduction worth it?
Monsplasty can help patients achieve a more aesthetically pleasing mons pubis region, free from excess skin and/or stubborn fat deposits. In addition, functional concerns caused by an oversized mons pubis can also be alleviated. For these reasons, most patients believe mons reduction surgery to be a worthwhile surgical procedure.
What is a FUPA?
Fat Upper Pubis Area (FUPA) described excess fat over the area between the hips and pubic bone. Factors such as childbirth, ageing, rapid weight loss and genetics can all contribute to a FUPA developing.
Does mons pubis reduction surgery hurt?
Mons pubis reduction is performed under general anaesthetic or deep sedation, meaning you won’t be awake during surgery and thus won’t feel any pain. Furthermore, during your recovery period, you will be provided with adequate pain relief medication to manage your discomfort during the initial stages.
How long does mons pubis reduction take?
Mons pubis reduction typically takes 1-2 hours to perform, depending on the surgical techniques required.
What does the recovery period look like?
Overall, patients usually take six weeks to make a full recovery from monsplasty surgery. However, most patients are able to return to work seven days after their procedure, and can resume most other light activities 1-2 weeks after surgery. At the four week mark, patients can also re-engage in sexual intercourse and more intensive exercise.
Will mons pubis reduction leave a scar?
The incisions made during mons pubis reduction are small, and will be placed in a way so that any resultant scarring is well-covered by the natural contours of the body and undergarments. However, if you have concerns about post-surgical scarring, CREO offers laser scar removal to reduce the prominence of scars.
When can I exercise or return to work again?
Most patients are able to return to work one week after surgery, and can resume most light activities after 1-2 weeks. However, more strenuous activity will need to wait until four weeks after surgery.