I had been self-conscious about my pubic area for...
13 Jul 2015
2 months post
I had been self-conscious about my pubic area for years - the first time I remember noticing that it looked different from other girls' was when I was made fun of by a boy around the age of 12. After I had a c-section 3.5 years ago, the scar created an even more "lumpy" appearance in my abdominal and pubic area. I had another baby (vaginally) and then I lost 15 or so pounds, but I still felt that my abdominal and pubic area looked terrible. I described it to friends as looking very "male" in my opinion. Then add to that "lumpy" appearance, a scar from how I delivered my first child and fat deposits around it, and I was not happy at all with my appearance, especially as summer approached and swimsuit season came knocking. This was not fat that I could lose by not eating fast food. This was skin and fat that needed to be taken care of with an experienced plastic surgeon. I started looking up what exactly the procedure was called, and found the term "monsplasty." Dr. Wendel was the first surgeon that came up in my search, and his website and Facebook pages looked very professional. The contact email I received in response to a quick inquiry was nice as well. I went in right before Christmas of 2014, but then of course Christmas hit so I did not have the money for the procedure for another few months. In May of 2015 I went to sleep one night wondering if the pain and money were going to be worth the results.
The surgery went perfectly. I didn't have to wait long and the experience was great. I was given adequate and appropriate medication for my pain management, and I was back to being an active mom of two toddlers within just a few days! The bruising after my procedure was a little scary, so I kept the velcro/elastic wrap on around my abdomen while I was awake. I stopped taking the prescription pain medication after five days because it made me feel sick to my stomach, and ibuprofen did perfectly for the next few days until I was healed enough to stop medication altogether.
Was it worth it? A THOUSAND percent, yes. I am absolutely thrilled with the result 7 weeks later. Not only was my mons pubis reduced, taking away the "puffy" appearance that I'd hated seeing in the mirror for years, but Dr. Wendel also shaped the area around my c-section scar using liposuction and gave me this perfect, smooth stomach that I haven't seen since I was a teenager. On May 19, I had a large c-section scar and puffy/lumpy/fatty appearance around my pubic area and lower abdomen. Today, I have a smooth, flat lower abdomen that I am so proud to show off in a bathing suit! I told Dr. Wendel in his office at my last visit, what he does is nothing short of artistry. I came in, showed him my body and pointed out what I do not like, and he created something beautiful out of my problem areas. I would not hesitate to do this surgery all over again.