How to Get Rid of Excess Mons Pubis Fat

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Are you self-conscious about fat in your pubic area? Cosmetic surgery on genitalia has become more common. Surgical removal of the fatty tissue of the mons pubis is one such procedure. It is most often requested by women, but some men also have the procedure.

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The mons pubis, also known as the pubic area or mons, is the fatty tissue located above the pubic bone.

The fat in this area can reach a size that makes some people self-conscious and uncomfortable while wearing tight-fitting clothing such as leggings, skinny jeans, swimsuits, underwear, and tight dresses. This can be successfully corrected with surgery.

Mons Fat Causes

A tendency to have more fat in this area can be something you are born with, also known as congenital. Some people can be of normal weight, or even underweight, and have a prominent mons pubis due to a genetic disposition for targeted fat collection in this area.

A larger mons pubis can also come with weight gain. It is rare to find an obese woman or man who does not store excess fat in the pubic area. The skin in the pubic area can also become lax and begin to sag.

If you have had surgery to flatten your abdomen, such as an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or liposuction, you may begin to notice your pubic fat even though there has been no physical change to the pubic area. Flattening the abdomen can make the pubic area appear to stick out more.

The pubic area may temporarily appear larger after liposuction because gravity pulls swelling downward from the abdomen toward the mons pubis.

In most cases, cosmetic surgery on the abdomen ends up revealing the fatty tissue of the mons that was already there but ignored by the person's focus on their stomach size. It's good to consider the pubic area as well when you are thinking of a tummy tuck.

Cosmetic Surgery

There are a couple of different procedures that may be done to remove excess mons fat.


Liposuction of the mons pubis is a straightforward procedure that can be done under local anesthesia to achieve dramatic results, especially if the skin has good elasticity.

However, for people with loose skin, liposuction of the mons pubis can appear to make the already-loose skin in the pubic area even looser. This is due to the deflation effect that occurs when the fat is removed.


When liposuction is not enough, a procedure that is known as a monsplasty, or a pubic lift, is the best option. In a monsplasty, both extra skin and excess fat are surgically removed, reducing the bulge and giving the area a lift as well.

A monsplasty involves an incision and subsequent scar similar to that of a C-section. A pubic lift or monsplasty can also be done in those whose pubic area has been stretched out due to pregnancy or from aging changes.

Mons Surgery for Men

While fewer men seek mons surgery, they can have excess fat in the mons publis. The amount of fat can be so great that it makes the penis appear much smaller than it actually is, which can be a problem for some men. The same treatment of liposuction, with or without monsplasty, can successfully be done in men.

Recovery From Mons Surgery

Regardless of the type of surgery performed, there will undoubtedly be a great deal of swelling afterward. This swelling can extend down to the labia in women and the scrotum in men.

Bruising is also not uncommon. Bruising usually resolves after two to three weeks. Swelling can take longer to resolve, usually by six weeks. Continued improvement in swelling can continue for up to three to four months after surgery.

Possible Complications

As is the case with any surgery, complications are possible after a monsplasty. Hematoma, seroma, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, delayed wound healing, wound separation, skin necrosis, and wound infection are some of the possible complications that can occur after surgery to contour the pubic area.

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