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Mons Pubis & Genital Contouring After Weight Loss Columbus

Mons pubis & genital contour issues after weight loss can be addressed successfully with short outpatient procedures.

Mons pubis excess and labial excess treatment after weight loss.

Why choose the Columbis Institute of Plastic Surgery for your Mons Reduction or Labiaplasty after weight loss?

At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, Dr Centeno & Dr Shah specialize in body contouring after weight loss.  As experts in this new subspecialty of aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery, they are well versed in the unique issues and challenges faced by weight loss patients.  While the average Plastic Surgeon may not recognize how debilitating Mons Pubis and Genital issues are for weight loss patients, we have been at the forefront advocating for more focus on and treatment of these heretofore unrecognized problems.  We combine our sensitivity with these issues with a vast experience with the techniques required to improve your appearance and quality of life.

How does weight loss affect the mons and genital areas in men and women after significant weight loss?

Weight gain permanently stretches the skin due to the accumulation of fat under the skin.  There can be other changes like stretch marks and skeletal changes that affect the mons pubis and genital region.  Weight loss procedures such as gastric bypass and sleeves cause weight loss by impacting your food intake.  The negative nutritional balance can also cause the collagen in the skin to loosen.  Unfortunately, your successful weight loss can cause this skin to become deflated like a balloon and hang.  If it does not retract, it can hang uncomfortably, be visible in clothing, impair your hygeine, sexual function, body image and psychological well being.

What are the benefits of Mons Reduction or Labiaplasty after weight loss?

Excess skin in the pubic region can be very concerning to weight loss patients.  It can affect the way your clothing fits and be visible, it can affect your daily hygiene, sexual function and body image.  Addressing this anatomic problem can have a significant benefit on our quality of life, psychological well being and body image.  Research studies have measured significant improvement in all these parameters after this kind of surgery.  Its about making you feel whole and normal again, and not about vanity.  While it may be an embarrassing issue to bring up or address at home or in the office, you can take solace in the fact that you are not alone.  Many patients have experienced this problem and benefited from its treatment.

How are a Mons Reduction or Labiaplasty performed?

There are several variations of a Mons Reduction. Horizontal Mons Reduction reduces the excess overhang of the mons area in men and women.  It can be performed as a stand alone procedure or in combination with a tummy tuck or body lift procedure.  There is also two Vertical Mons Reduction variations that either remove excess tissue centrally or on the sides depending on where the most excess exists.  One of the key aspects of this procedure is the proper selection of the right technique to deliver the most natural looking results.  Problems that should be avoided include an overly elevated mons that raises the hair bearing area on to the abdomen.  An overly narrowed mons area can also look very un-natural. If performed as a stand alone procedure, a Mons Reduction can be performed under local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia.  If combined with other procedures, it is typically done under general anesthesia as a outpatient.

Excess skin after weight loss can also affect the labia majora and labia minora in women and the scrotal area in men.  Labiaplasty and Scrotal Redction are the procedure name  This skin excess can be addressed by removing the excess skin and contouring the region to a more natural looking form.  It is usually performed under local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia. The recovery is about 1-2 weeks and 6 weeks before being released to heavy exercise or sexual activity.

For more inforation about Mons Reduction and Labiaplasty after weight loss contact us for additional information at office@instituteplasticsurgery.com

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