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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 24–30 | Cite as

Mons Pubis Ptosis: Classification and Strategy for Treatment

  • Hamdy A. El-Khatib
Original Article

Abstract

Background

Obesity and massive weight loss cause bulging and ptosis of the mons pubis. The pubic area can cause an embarrassment to patients. In some cases, the deformity can be seen even under clothing. Ptosis of the mons usually is addressed during abdominoplasty. The author presents a new clinical classification of mons deformity based on the amount of adipose tissue deposit and the degree of ptosis. A strategy of treatment to achieve a proper rejuvenation of mons deformities is provided.

Methods

Between 2004 and 2009, a total of 132 patients with pendulous bellies and mons pubis deformities underwent abdominoplasty and lifting of the mons. A technique using a dermal-fascial suspension with permanent sutures to hang the weight of the mons skin and subcutaneous tissues on the musculoaponeuretic system of the lower abdomen is described. The age of patients undergoing the operation ranged from 20 to 53 years. During the follow-up period (12–38 months), all the patients by the author, who reviewed their medical charts. A Likert scale and an evaluation questionnaire were used to assess the aesthetic outcome of mons lifting.

Results

All the patients who underwent lifting of the mons pubis were free of postoperative contour deformities and had a long-lasting outcome. At this writing, patient satisfaction has remained high.

Conclusion

The clinical classification and treatment guidelines reported are designed to provide simple procedures with minimal complications that have tremendously rejuvenated the mons.

Keywords

Classification Dermal-fascial suspension Mons Ptosis Treatment guidelines 

Notes

Conflict of interest

I have no conflict of interest to disclose.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Weill Cornell School of MedicineDohaState of Qatar
  2. 2.Plastic and Hand Surgery Unit, Al-Khor Hospital Hamad Medical CorporationDohaState of Qatar

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