A pubic lift performed in combination with an abdominoplasty can improve function as well as appearance. This procedure lifts and tightens the area of the mons pubis, the soft mound located over the pubic bone and just above the female genitalia. Over time, this area can begin to bulge, which creates a masculine appearance and affects how some clothing fits. During the abdominoplasty procedure, Dr. Geoffrey Leber can lift and tighten this area, for a smoother look and better function.
While the abdominoplasty removes excess tissue and skin from the midsection, the pubic lift (monsplasty) focuses on the area below. When excess skin begins to sag around the mons pubis, it can interfere with urinary function and reduce sexual enjoyment. It can also cause significant embarrassment, which can further impair intimate relationships. Lifting and tightening the area can result in restored urinary function, greater sexual enjoyment and improved self-confidence.
The best candidates for a public lift with abdominoplasty are women who want to create a smoother leaner look to the body’s midsection. Patients may also be suffering with impaired sexual function that is impacting their quality of life overall. Candidates should be in good health, non-smokers and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure.
About the Procedure
A pubic lift and abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia by Dr. Leber at his Scottsdale clinic. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, which means patients are usually allowed to return home the same day as the procedure. Surgery involves a horizontal incision placed across the bikini line, which allows Dr. Leber to remove excess tissue and skin while raising the pubic area to the incision line.
In some cases, liposuction may be used in combination with the abdominoplasty to remove pockets of fat left around the mons pubis. Liposuction involves the insertion of a narrow cannula into the fat pocket to loosen fat tissue. Fat cells are then removed from the body through a gentle suction device attached to the cannula.
Recovery and Results
Although patients return home after this procedure, bed rest is recommended for a number of days. Discomfort can be managed through oral medication and a compression garment keeps swelling to a minimum. Most patients are able to return to work and other regular activities within one to two weeks. Strenuous exercise may be prohibited for a month or longer.
Results can be seen from an abdominoplasty right away, although they will improve as the body heals from surgery. As long as patients maintain a healthy weight after the procedure, abdominoplasty with a pubic lift is considered a permanent solution for excess fat, tissue and skin in the midsection.
Dr. Leber’s skill in performing pubic lifts with abdominoplasty has left many patients satisfied with their surgical results. If you want to learn more about this procedure, or other surgeries performed at Dr. Leber’s office, contact us today.