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Pubic Lift

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For some patients, the tissue over the pubic bone can become enlarged or loose, resulting in the appearance of protrusion in the area. This is especially common after pregnancy or fluctuations in weight. Often, patients with this appearance may feel self-conscious whether they are fully clothed or in the nude. Dr. Rouchdi Rifai at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery offers a pubic lift procedure for these patients, restoring their self-confidence.

What is a Pubic Lift?

A pubic lift is a body contouring surgery designed to smooth and tighten the tissues above the pubic bone. The surgery is also known as a monsplasty as it reduces hanging or loose skin and excess fatty tissue on the mons pubis, or the area typically covered by pubic hair. Monsplasty or pubic lift surgery is considered a cosmetic procedure, though it can also reduce discomfort related to excess skin in the area.

How is a Pubic Lift Performed?

A pubic lift is performed under general anesthesia. First, Dr. Rifai will make a horizontal incision across the mons pubis. This incision is made carefully to minimize scarring. Excess skin and fatty tissue is then removed. As needed, liposuction may be utilized to reduce fat. The underlying tissue and muscles are also tightened and reshaped according to the goal results before redraping the skin and closing incisions with sutures.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Pubic Lift?

Patients who have excess skin or fatty tissue in the mons pubis area are typically good candidates for a pubic lift provided that they are healthy enough to safely undergo the surgery. Patients should also be at a healthy and stable weight before choosing the procedure. Several factors can contribute to the decision to undergo a pubic lift. These include patients who:

  • Have excess tissue which hangs over the genitals
  • Face difficulty cleaning the area due to excess skin
  • Have difficulty with urination or sexual intercourse due to excess tissue
  • Have realistic expectations for pubic lift results

A pubic lift is often chosen after pregnancy as excess skin in the area can occur. It may also be paired with an abdominoplasty, as this surgery alone does not address the mons pubis. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai can review all of your surgical options that will best meet your goal results.

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Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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Recovery After a Pubic Lift

A pubic lift is performed on an outpatient basis in most cases, meaning you can immediately return home with a trusted caregiver. The incision site will be covered by bandages, and a compression garment may be worn to minimize swelling. Patients often experience some soreness, swelling, redness, and bruising. Dr. Rifai will provide aftercare instructions, including pain management to keep you comfortable. Most patients are ready to return to normal routines such as work or school about two weeks after their pubic lift. However, strenuous activity such as exercise should be avoided for at least 4-6 weeks after the procedure.

What Our Patients Say

“I just love my visits at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery for all my skin care needs. It’s nice to walk in and be greeted by Megan. She is very friendly and she makes you feel welcome with all of your skin care needs. Dr. Fadi Is friendly and patient when it comes to listening to my skin care. He’s truly one of the best in the business! I would highly recommended booking an appointment as soon as they become available. They have special packages every few months and the results last a long time.”

- ML

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- LL

“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”

- LB

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about pubic lift surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rifai. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online.

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