The mons pubis is the rounded area of skin and tissue covering the pubic bones. When there is a fatty deposit around the mons pubis or nearby labia majora, a woman may become very uncomfortable and self-conscious. It may appear to bulge, making a woman feel less unattractive and feminine.
Many women are born with a large or irregular labia and some women develop this condition after childbirth or aging. In some cases, the labia can become irritated by tight clothing or physical activities. Genital liposuction remedies this situation by removing these pockets of fat and reshaping the vagina to be much smoother and more attractive. Women who have experienced pain and irritation in the labia often find relief after undergoing genital liposuction.
The genital liposuction procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, while the patient is normally sedated with anesthesia. During the procedure, the surgeon removes any excessive fat from the area and reshapes the labia. The procedure takes approximately one hour.
After genital liposuction, most patients experience some pain and discomfort at the surgical site. They are usually treated with antibiotics to fight any infection as well as pain medication for discomfort. Absorbable sutures are commonly used, so there is no need for post-operative removal. Most patients can return to work three to four days after the surgery. Full healing and recovery takes about six weeks.
As with any surgery, there are risks of genital liposuction which may include:
Patients who may be interested in genital liposuction should consult with their doctors to see if this procedure is an option for their individual condition and needs.