Pregnancy is usually a wonderful time in a woman’s life, but some of the changes that occur to your body may not be so great at all. Fat deposits may form and be next to impossible to get rid of after giving birth. For some fortunate women, this means a rounder backside or a fuller bust. For those of us less fortunate ladies, this could mean flabby thighs, a pooch on the stomach or even a larger fat pad on the mons pubis. The mons, sometimes called the pubic mound, is supposed to have a fat pad on it. This protects the pubic bone from trauma. However, some women develop a conspicuously large fat pad during pregnancy and are left with it after healing from birth. This can create an embarrassing bulge and can be uncomfortable for active women. A mons pubis reduction procedure can help flatten the area again.
Deciding on the Right Time
Having any elective surgery requires careful planning to ensure you will be able to rest and heal properly afterwards. Ideally, you will want to be sure your family is complete before scheduling your mons pubis reduction surgery. While having your mons reduced won’t affect your future ability to carry a healthy pregnancy to term, a future pregnancy could undo the surgeon’s work and leave you with the same problem all over again. You will also want to be in good shape and generally healthy before consenting to surgery. Finally, you want to be at a normal and stable weight, as gaining or losing large amounts of weight can have an impact on your results.
For women with a smaller fat pad, liposuction can be used to remove the excess fat. For larger fat pads, it may be necessary to resection the area and remove tissue in a manner similar to how a tummy tuck is done. No matter which surgical approach is employed, our surgeon will explain it to you in detail ahead of time. Ask as many questions as you need to ensure you understand your procedure, as well as the benefits of the approach that will be used for your reduction.
Mons pubis reduction will require a recovery, and there are general guidelines to follow when recovering from any type of surgery. Overall, the process of healing from a mons pubis reduction procedure is usually straightforward and uneventful for most women.
Being left with a rounded mons pubis after pregnancy can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. If you have done all you can with dieting and exercise and still have a pronounced fat pad, talk to Dr. Gilmer at Restored Images in Nashville. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for mons pubis reduction!