I’ll bet you didn’t know that sagging of the pubic mound is a very common issue in women. The pubic mound can sag or appear enlarged in women who are mature, have lost weight, have given birth, or who have received an abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck). The pubic area appears bigger due to the fact that the excess fat above this area has been removed. Ummm yes, I know this because this was me! But don’t panic! There are many options for women who wish to have this issue resolved!
What are my options?
There are a few options available. Patients who are undergoing a tummy tuck can choose to also have the pubis area liposuctioned or tightened at the same time as the tummy tuck procedure. However, women can also have this procedure done as a stand-alone procedure in which the area is lifted and liposuction is performed.
Dr Gavin Sandercoe is a world-class plastic surgeon who provides many options for women who want to help to remove excess fat and tissue from the pubis area. His state-of-the-art office in Sydney allows patients to have outpatient day surgery to undergo this procedure. He says, “Removing the area as a wedge is the simplest and safest way to achieve great results. Liposuction alone is a useful tool, but the post operative swelling can take weeks to months to settle.”
How is the procedure performed?
Dr Sandercoe brings over 12 years of surgery experience to his pubic lifts and liposuction. During the procedure, an incision is made along the natural crease of the groin. If the patient is just receiving liposuction, the removal of fatty tissue will then be performed at this time and the incision is then closed. If, however, a lift is also being performed excess skin is then trimmed, removed, and tightened so that the pubic area is flat and firm. The incisions are closed by dissolving sutures.
The procedure can take anywhere between 1-2 hours if only getting the liposuction and tuck. The procedure is longer if combining with a tummy tuck, but either is performed under general anaesthesia.
Typically, patients return to daily tasks in about one week and have full recovery within 2-3weeks. If this is performed as part of a tummy tuck, recovery can be 4-6 weeks. Dr Sandercoe says his staff of skilled anaesthetists, nurses and assistant staff will help speed your recovery and make sure that your every need is met during your pre-surgery and post-operative period to ensure the process is as smooth as possible and you will be back to your normal activities as soon as possible.
For more info on Dr Sandercoe check him out here.