I see alot of pictures online were women have tummy tucks after weight loss but they are left with all the fat/lose skin that bulges above and around the vagina, making it look alot like part of a mans privates. To change that, Is there a different surgery? or is it something that is supposed to be included in the TT? Thanks.
How Do Surgeons Address The Upper Pubic Area With A Tummy Tuck
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Addressing The Pubic Area Bulge With a Tummy Tuck
The bulging in the pubic area (in medical terms referred to as the mons pubis) is easily addressed during a tummy tuck. With all of my tummy tucks, I will treat the mons pubis area if necessary to ensure that it's appearance does not detract from the final result. With the tummy tuck, the area in the mons will be lifted and therefore either liposcuction or direct removal of the excess fat in this area should flatten it out and give you a very nice, smooth result. This is always included in my tummy tuck procedures. Best Wishes!!!!!
Pubic area on a tummy tuck
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advic
How to address the pubis in abdominoplasty.
As in most body contouring procedures, the approach to the pubis depends upon the issues presented. For some women, a simple upward tightening is all that is necessary to improve the contour. In cases where the mons pubis is too fat, either direct excision or liposuction is a nice adjunct to improve the contour. Liposuction seems to lead to less postoperative swelling by theoretically leaving more lymphatic drainage intact. In certain cases of massive weight loss, the mons may be too wide. This can be corrected at the time of medial thigh lifting by extending the incision from the thigh upwards to join the abdominoplasty and in turn, remove the excessive skin. Be wary of pictures however, particularly if you don't have the postoperative date displayed. Many photos are very early in the recovery phase and depend swelling in the pubis is very common and resolves over 6-12 weeks in most cases.
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Pubic area and tummy tuck
The pubic area is addressed during tummy tuck. The treatment of the area depends on the problem. If it is swollen and looks overfilled, then liposuction is he answer, if it is droopy then it should be lifted. During your plastic surgery consultation, you surgeon should address all aspects of your tummy tuck and that includes the pubic area.
Mons sculpting with tummy tuck
Thank you for your question. During the course of a well-carried-out tummy tuck, excess fat can be directly excised from the upper pubic area and the remaining tissue fixed in place with sutures. In experienced hands, this results in an attractive, low-profile contour of this area.
Skin or fat can contribute to this problem...
In the vast majority of patients undergoing abdominoplasty.The mons pubis can be addressed during the same procedure.In most cases, this involves removal of excess fat and skin.The procedure is associated with excellent clinical results and high levels of patient satisfaction.
If you’re considering abdominoplasty and are concerned with your mons pubis, it’s important to consult a board certified plastic surgeon.This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals.
The upper pubic area and tummy tuck
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Mons Pubis Lift with TT
Pubic Contouring During Or After A Tummy tuck
This is a very good question and is the one area in tummy tuck surgery that is often overlooked or will require a secondary procedure for optimal flattening. Because the pubic area lies below the lower tummy tuck incision, it can be hard to appreciate how it will be effected by the uplift from a tummy tuck procedure. Pubic contour issues are either loose sagging skin, a fullness or bulge due to fat, or a combination of both. The larger the abdominal pannus or overhang the more this pubic concern will exist. This must be assessed before surgery to determine if the lower tummy tuck incision should be modified to produce a pubic lift or whether pubic reduction by liposuction will be needed. If in doubt it can always be addressed as a secondary procedures through a small skin lift and/or liposuction.
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