Mons Pubis Reduction Surgery in Sydney by Dr Kernohan
Many factors impact the storage of fat in your body. Some women end up storing fat in the pubic region, also known as FUPA. FUPA is slang used for fat upper pubic area and was made famous by Beyonce. Many women suffer from bulging mons which can occur due to weight fluctuation and pregnancy.
Mons Pubis Reduction or Monsplasty can be used to get rid of your FUPA and excess fat in the pubic region.
Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Michael Kernohan has extensive experience performing plastic surgery for post-weight loss or post-pregnancy patients.
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Benefits of Monsplasty – Mons Pubic Reduction
Benefits of Monsplasty include but are not limited to a firmer, smoother, and flatter pubis region.
Is Mons Pubis Reduction Right for Me?
Your suitability for the procedure can only be determined after a consultation with Dr Kernohan. Here is a general overview of whether Monsplasty might be a good option for you or not:
- You must have had a stable weight for the past six months to be able to undergo the surgery
- You are not planning to get pregnant in future
- You do not smoke or can quit it for a specified time duration
- You are in good physical and mental health
- You have realistic expectations from the surgery
- FUPA is causing problems like pain, skin irritation and bad odours
- You experience discomfort while having intercourse due to FUPA
The Monsplasty Procedure
Prior to having Mons Pubis Reduction, it is important to talk to Dr Kernohan openly in regards to the results you want to achieve. Having realistic expectations is important. The goal of any cosmetic surgery is an aesthetic improvement, not aesthetic perfection. In some cases, the look that you have in your head isn’t realistically achievable.
The surgery works best for people who are in their healthy weight range and have good overall health. You might want to reconsider the procedure if you wish to lose excess weight in future or you plan to get pregnant.
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia. A horizontal incision will be made into your skin. Dr Kernohan will remove excess fatty tissue and skin to contour the area. The incisions will be closed with the help of sutures, followed by adhesive strips.
The monsplasty surgery is often performed on an outpatient basis. Hence, you will be allowed to return home on the same day.
Combining Monsplasty with other Surgery
Monsplasty can be done in combination with other more extensive procedures, like a tummy tuck– abdominoplasty, post pregnancy surgery or breast surgery.
Recovery After Mons Pubis Reduction
Once the anaesthesia and sedation have worn off, you will be monitored to ensure you don’t experience complications. You can go home to recover but must have someone responsible to pick you up and drive you home.
After the surgery, it is common to experience discomfort in your lower abdomen and mons pubis. It is also normal to have bruising and swelling post-surgery that will last for a minimum of two weeks. Recovery post mons pubic reduction is often smooth. Although everyone heals at a different pace, the recovery timeline for most people will look like this:
- Take slow walks for a day or two post-surgery
- Take at least a week off from work. Make sure to rest thoroughly during this time frame
- If your job is physically demanding and involves physical effort, you might need to take an additional week off from work
- Aim at taking a quick shower instead of a bath for the first few weeks. Once your incision is healed, you can soak your body in a bathtub
- You can get back to your usual exercise and other physical activities in about 4 to 6 weeks
- While you will be able to see some differences immediately after the surgery, most people will see final results in about 6 weeks. The changes of the surgery are permanent but excess fat deposition can happen again if you gain weight
Possible Complications of Monsplasty
Monsplasty is considered to be a fairly safe procedure. However, risks and complications can occur after any kind of surgery. Possible complications of monsplasty include but are not limited to:
- infection of the incision site
- excessive bleeding
- extreme scarring
- pain in the pelvic region
How Much is a Monsplasty Surgery in Sydney?
The cost of the monsplasty vary based on the experience and expertise of the surgeon, geographical location, and the surgical facility. Typically, the quote given to you will include the costs associated with the surgical centre, surgeon, anaesthesiologist, and cost of materials such as bandages and sutures.
Alternatively, you can contact Dr Kernohan’s team for a price estimate or to set up an appointment today.
Monsplasty is primarily done for aesthetic and cosmetic reasons rather than out of a medical necessity. Medicare would only cover the procedure if it is performed to treat an underlying medical condition.
How to find the Right Mons Pubis Reduction Surgeon Sydney has to offer.
Mons Pubis Reduction sounds like a simple procedure but isn’t. It requires the expertise of a trained and experienced plastic surgeon. You need to find someone who has years of experience in performing tummy tuck– abdominoplasty procedures.
Your Mons Pubis Reduction Consultation with Dr Kernohan
Ensure your consultation is with an accredited plastic surgeon who is registered with AHPRA as a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr Kernohan will ask you about your general health and examine the area.
If, after careful assessment, you are suitable for Mons Pubis Reduction expect to discuss the details of the surgery, principles of the operation, likely outcomes and potential risks of surgery.
Key points to discuss during the consultation include:
- Your expectations and the expected outcomes of surgery
- The benefits of the surgery
- Any concerns about surgery risks, complications or limitations
How to Prepare for Monsplasty
Dr Kernohan will guide you in detail when it comes to preparation for Monsplasty. You might be asked to undergo a series of tests to ensure you are the right candidate for the procedure. Make sure to following instructions:
- Make sure to arrange for someone to drive you home on the day of the surgery. You won’t be able to go home by yourself
- Quit smoking several weeks before the surgery as it can hinder the healing process
- Do not consume alcohol for at least three days before coming in for the surgery
- Stay clear of all sorts of blood thinning and anti-inflammatory medications as they increase the risk of bleeding
- Do not consume any supplements or over-the-counter drugs without consulting Dr Kernohan
- Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of the surgery
Get a Medical Referral and do Internet Research
A way to start your research journey is by getting a referral from your GP. All patients require a medical referral preferably from your GP to see a plastic surgeon for a consultation for cosmetic surgery. You can also do research on the web and shortlist a few plastic surgeons based on their qualifications, experience and expertise.
Questions to Ask to Find the Mons Pubis Reduction Surgeon in Sydney
Here is a list of questions that you need to ask your potential plastic surgeon during the consultation:
- Are you a specialist plastic surgeon with FRACS?
- Do you have hospital privileges to perform mons pubis reduction surgery?
- How many mons pubis reduction surgeries have you done in the past?
- Is a mons pubic reduction one of your primary procedures?
- Am I a good candidate for this surgery? If yes, why? If not, why not?
- What are the risks associated with the procedure?
- Can you share some before and after pictures of your patients?
- How much will it cost for the surgery?
- Will you give me an all-inclusive quote?
- How involved will you be during the post-op and recovery phases?
- How will you handle any possible after-hour emergencies?
Asking these questions will help you find a top Monsplasty surgeon.
Monsplasty Before and After Photographs
You can also ask to see confidential Monsplasty pictures during the consultation. These photographs will give you a realistic idea of how you will look post-surgery, eliminate any unrealistic expectations and show you the placement of scars as well.
Only after considering all these points, should you select your surgeon.
FAQs about Mons Pubis Reduction Surgery
Here is a list of frequently asked questions we get regarding Monsplasty:
Will Monsplasty hurt?
- You won’t feel anything during the procedure as it is done under anaesthesia. Post the surgery, you will feel some discomfort for the initial few days. However, the discomfort is not significant and can easily be alleviated with regular analgesic medication.
How soon can I get back to work after Monsplasty?
- Most patients can get back to work in about one week. If your job is physically intensive and demanding, most surgeons recommend taking two to three weeks off from work.
When will I see the results of Monsplasty?
- While you will be able to notice a visible difference immediately after the surgery, there will be some swelling left. Most of the swelling will subside by six weeks marker and you will be able to see the final outcome of the surgery.