PBL Pubic Lift Surgery
Procedure A pubic lift (=monsplasty / mons reduction) reduces a prominent mons. This can be done with either liposuction or by excising skin and fat, depending on the skin quality. In abdominoplasty surgery, a pubic lift is usually achieved as part of the procedure. I do not use drains routinely. The wounds are repaired with sutures under the skin which do not require removal and dissolve within four months.
Scars Above the hairline, 10 - 20cm in excision surgery, 5mm for liposuction
Operation time 1.5 hours
Anaesthesia General or Local
Hospital Stay Day Surgery
Benefits Aesthetic, Psychological, Functional, Symptomatic
Risks Bleeding, Infection, Scar problems (stretched, thick, abnormal pigmentation, red, retracted etc.), Skin discoloration, Skin cones, Wound separation, Slough, Necrosis, Fat cysts, Pain, Numbness, Bruising, Swelling, Overcorrection, Undercorrection, Asymmetry, Remaining stretch marks, Recurrent redundancy, Aesthetic imperfections (higher risk after subsequent pregnancies / weight changes), Seroma, Organ injury, Contour irregularities, Need for further surgery, Liposuction: Friction / thermal burns, Fat embolism, Allergic reaction, (General anaesthetic: Chest infection, Heart attack, Stroke, Blood clots in legs & lungs). N.B. Most complications are unlikely. Serious risks or death are rare
Risk factors Smoking / contraception / flights within 6 weeks of surgery, overweight, high blood pressure, bleeding tendency (Stop herbal products or supplements for two weeks before surgery), diabetes
Optimising factors Diet rich in Vitamin C and protein, plenty of fluids, fresh air, scar massage, sun protection, support garments
Discomfort 1 - 2 weeks
Bruising 2 - 3 weeks
Recovery Light activities 2 weeks, Driving 3 weeks, Physical work / sports / sex 6 weeks, Unrestricted 3 months
Acceptable appearance 2 - 4 weeks for most patients (This is subjective)
Final result 6 - 18 months
Alternatives No Surgery, Garments, Weight loss

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