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Dr. Placik | Mons Pubis Surgery Chicago

An overly prominent mons pubis, the fatty area just over the pubic bone, can lead to physical discomfort and self-consciousness, especially when wearing slim-fitting clothing such as yoga pants. Mons pubis surgery can help slim down a fatty mons pubis (sometimes referred to by the slang term “FUPA”) for a smoother, more discreet appearance.

Dr. Otto Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in mons pubis surgery as well as a full range of additional female genital rejuvenation procedures. Dr. Placik has helped thousands of women like you from Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to achieve your cosmetic goals while helping you feel confident and comfortable from your very first appointment.

Please contact us online or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on mons pubis surgery, including prices.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Chicago

Dr. Otto Joseph Placik Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Placik is a board certified plastic surgeon in Chicago and an active member of The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University where he also completed residencies in general and plastic and reconstructive surgery.


About Mons Pubis Surgery

The mons pubis can become more pronounced due to weight gain or following pregnancy-related changes in the body, although some women may simply be genetically predisposed to a more visible mons pubis. Women commonly report that the mons area appears especially fuller and more pronounced following a C-section or tummy tuck procedure. This may be aggravated by weight gain. In some instances, the mons may even sag, obscuring the vaginal area. The evident “camel toe” that results from a larger mons can feel embarrassing and awkward, particularly at the gym or the beach.

Mons pubis surgery helps reduce the mons, often though the use of liposuction alone. A full monsplasty takes this correction one step further by including the surgical removal of excess skin and tissue in addition to eliminating fatty deposits via lipo. Often, mons pubis surgery is performed in combination with labiaplasty.

Besides the development of excess fat, the skin and supportive structure of the mons may take on a lax, saggy look, often as part of the natural aging process. A mons lift, or pubic lift with reduction and suspension, can restore a tighter, more youthful appearance to the mons. A mons lift can be performed as a separate surgery, or combined with other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck.

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Typically, mons pubis surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so you can plan to head home the same day as your appointment. The choice of local or general anesthesia will depend on whether additional surgeries are performed at the same time as well as Dr. Placik’s recommendation. Most patients notice only minimal soreness and swelling following surgery, and can return to work and their normal daily routine in less than a week.

Mons Pubis Surgery FAQ

Am I a candidate?

If you’ve always felt self-conscious about the size or shape of your pubic mound, you’re unhappy with changes in your mons following pregnancy or a fluctuation in weight, or your mons seems more noticeable after getting other body contouring procedures, you may be a candidate for mons pubis surgery. It’s important to realize that mons pubis surgery will only improve the cosmetic appearance of your pubic area, and will not have any impact on sexual function. If one of your goals is to enhance sensation, Dr. Placik may recommend clitoral hood reduction or G-spot enhancement in addition to mons pubis surgery.

Will liposuction be enough to reduce my mons pubis?

At your initial consultation, Dr. Placik will give you a full examination before sitting down to discuss your options. Usually, liposuction is sufficient to contour the mons in those women who have good skin tone and elasticity. In those patients with skin laxity or visible sagging through the mons, Dr. Placik may recommend a monsplasty or mons lift for better results.

How much does mons pubis surgery cost?

Since there are a few different approaches Dr. Placik can take during your surgery, the costs will vary from patient to patient. The total will depend on several factors, like whether a full monsplasty or simply liposuction will be performed, and includes not only Dr. Placik’s surgical fee but also the cost of the surgical facility and payment for the anesthesiologist. Dr. Placik and his staff strive to provide excellent value and can help you with cosmetic surgery financing to make your procedure even more affordable.

What can I expect during surgery and recovery?

Mons pubis surgery is not difficult in the technical sense, so the surgery should only take about an hour unless performed in combination with additional procedures. After your surgery, you can expect to feel a little sore and will notice some swelling and bruising at first, but most patients can return back to work within the first week. You should have a good idea of how your final results will look in about 4 to 6 weeks.

What are the risks?

The risks associated with mons pubis surgery are very minimal, and are similar to the side effects that are associated with liposuction in general, like bleeding, swelling and bruising. More serious issues such as skin laxity and contour irregularities are possible, but rare.

Dr. Placik promises you his best possible care and attention. If you would like to schedule a private consultation to learn more about mons pubis surgery, please contact us online or call us at 847-398-1660.


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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

Updated March 24th, 2020

With businesses all around us closing by either mandate or voluntarily you may be wondering how long we will continue to operate, or even why we are still open at this point.

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are limiting the practice until April 7th.

We are diligently monitoring conditions and recommendations from professional organizations such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and understand that the situation is ever-changing and may alter our plans at any point in the future

As physicians, we are cognizant of protecting our own patient population most at risk and the need to conserve our own limited resources. Actions have already been taken to postpone or cancel appointments and surgeries for patients who are best served staying home to limit potential exposure. We have also canceled or rescheduled appointments for services that are not immediately necessary in many cases.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be limited until April 7th. This may be revised in the following week.
  • The office will be (not fully) staffed, and we will see our urgent post-surgical follow-ups.
  • We are instituting Virtual Consultations for all potential patients.
  • Many surgeries are rescheduled and some of the ones that are committed will occur on a per case basis.
  • No patient will ever have any financial recourse for our fees for rescheduling their procedures.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.

  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • Any exit and entrance from our office are followed by a protocol of changing shoes, scrubs and sanitization.
  • As we are an (NO accredited) medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. (We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.)

As previous communications have shared, procedures and protocols have been put in place (and continue to evolve) to protect our employees in the workplace. However, no one can guarantee the absolute protection from infection or potential exposure despite recommended precautions being taken.

The virus can be transmitted before an infected person starts exhibiting symptoms. It is possible for a person to be infected and also not experience symptoms. We are doing everything possible to prevent people exposed or exhibiting symptoms from access to our facilities. Even with all of our precautions, exposure to patients with the COVID-19 virus can happen. When we become aware of any potential exposure, our response is immediate and actions are taken to protect everyone directly involved.

Experts are predicting that 40% of the Chicagoland population will be infected within the next month. Current information demonstrates that for 97% of the people infected the symptoms will be mild or flu-like. 3-5% of patients will require hospital care, and the mortality rate is less than 2%.

Risk of exposure will occur at every touchpoint of our daily lives outside of our home-- including gas stations, grocery stores, and medical facilities.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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