Updated for 2019
The mons pubis refers to the upper pubic area. This region can be of concern for tummy tuck patients who worry that tightening and flattening their tummy will result in an accentuated pubic mound.
Here’s why the mons pubis matters for your tummy tuck results.
Some women who have tummy tucks may store excess fatty tissue in this region, which can create a discernable bulge when contrasted with a slimmer abdomen.
Additionally, if you have skin sagging, your pubic region may have baggy skin and excess fatty tissue much like your midsection that should be addressed during your tummy tuck.
Swollen Mons Pubis during Recovery
Because your tummy tuck will result in some swelling around the site of the incision, it’s completely normal for your upper pubic region to seem larger than normal immediately following your surgery. Try to be patient as your body heals and you anticipate your final results. Your mons pubis swelling should subside after several weeks following your surgery.
A Tailored Approach for Your Figure
If Dr. Nein notices that you have lax skin or drooping affecting your mons pubis area, he will tailor his approach to ensure that your final results do not accentuate your pubic region. Nearly all surgeons perform some degree of skin tightening in this region during abdominoplasty, but depending on the needs of the patient, repositioning of the mons or light liposuction may be necessary to create the most streamlined results.
Post-weight loss patients, in particular, require careful attention to their entire abdominal area, including the mons pubis, for results that are natural looking and even.