Many women are embarrassed about a prominent mons, but they don’t even know what to ask about. Most of our mons patients come in telling us they are embarrassed to wear a bathing suit or tight pants because they fill the area out like a boy. So what is a mons?
The mons area lies over the pubic bone and usually has a small pad of fat meant to protect the bone if it gets bumped. But sometimes that pad becomes a target for fat cells, and it grows and grows until it bulges in an area women don’t want to bulge. Luckily there are solutions.
- Liposuction is the most common treatment. Usually done under local anesthesia, liposuction can significantly reduce even large fatty deposits.
- When the fatty deposit is large enough to stretch the skin as it droops, a monsplasty is the best option. In a monsplasty, both extra skin and surplus fat are removed, reducing the bulge and give the area a lift as well.
- There’s also a great nonsurgical option: CoolSculpting. By freezing the fat cells, CoolSculpting can reduce the fatty bulge by 20 to 25% with no downtime! The procedure can be repeated in those who are candidates for further reduction.
A bulging mons is a source of great distress to a lot of women, and it’s a relief for them simply to know they aren’t alone and that something can be done. The best thing about a mons reduction and a monsplasty is the impact it has on our patients’ lives. Flattening that area frees them up to wear bathing suits in the summer without being self-conscious, and they no longer feel like they have to wear long shirts over their pants. What a relief!