Why Does My Mons Pubis Hurt?
If you’ve been feeling pain or discomfort down there in the area just above the vagina, you may be wondering what is going on and whether or not it is something that you need to worry about. There are a lot of different types of pain and reasons you may be feeling pain in this area, known as the mons pubis. But it is important for you to know what the mons pubis actually is, and what is causing the pain you might be feeling there. You also need to know whether or not treatments, such as a monsplasty, can help clear up this pain and make you feel better. First, let’s take a look into what the mons pubis actually is, and what purpose it serves.
What is the Mons Pubis?
The mons pubis is the fatty area that lies over the pubic bone in order to protect it. This area is found in both men and women, but it is typically more pronounced in women. The area is located above the labia. This tissue acts like padding to keep the pubic bone safe and can vary in size due to a lot of factors, such as your age and genetics.
What Causes Pain in the Mons Pubis?
There are several factors that can cause problems and pain in or around the mons pubis area. Pain in the mons pubis area can be a sign of a medical condition, although it is rare for this to be the case. The majority of the time the mons pubis suffers from skin conditions or issues related to the amount of fatty tissue that is located in this area over the pubic bone.
Some reasons for pain in the mons pubis area include:
- Ingrown hair
- Inflamed hair follicles
- Bacterial or fungal infections on the skin
- Chafing or rubbing
Luckily, these problems are often not serious, and while they can cause pain and be annoying to deal with, they often aren’t dangerous.
What is the Cure for Mons Pubis Pain?
While there is no definite “cure” for pain in the mons pubis area, there are some things that can be done that can help reduce the amount of pain and discomfort that you might be feeling in that area. While taking care to keep the area clean and dry is one way to help, of course, this is not a cure-all that can fix everything. If you are still noticing problems with pain in the mons pubis, you might consider a procedure known as a Monsplasty.
What is a Monsplasty?
A monsplasty is a procedure that can remove excess fatty tissue in the mons pubis area, as well as create a more sculpted and firm-looking mons pubis. This procedure is often done when there is too much fatty tissue in the area, which can lead to skin conditions and pain. Excessive fatty tissue in the mons pubis area can be caused by a variety of reasons, such as weight, age, and genetics.
How is a Monsplasty Performed?
A Monsplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that does not take a long time. It is typically done in the office as an outpatient procedure, with the use of local or general anesthesia. Once the patient is prepped and ready to go, the mons pubis area undergoes a liposuction treatment, and then the skin is tightened, firmed, and sculpted in order to create the desired look.
After the procedure, you may notice some pain, redness, and swelling, but the recovery time for a monsplasty is generally short and can be as short as three weeks. While there are risks associated with a monsplasty, the benefits for many can outweigh them.
If you would like to learn more about a monsplasty or to discover how it can help you, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359.