Excess Fat on Pubis
The Mons Pubis is the area of the body that sits just above the pubic bone and consists mostly of fat. Problems can occur if a person gains excessive weight and then loses that weight, as the fat stored around the Mons Pubis will often be retained, even if it is shed from other parts of the body.
There is no clear medical issue caused by having excess fat located here, but it is frequently cited as a cause of psychological problems in patients who have lost weight and find it affects their confidence, especially during sexual activity. There can be hygienic issues related to a build up of bacteria in the folds of fat, so medical intervention may be considered in these circumstances. The only effective treatment is surgical, with all of the risks that involves, but the prognosis is normally good, though scarring will almost always occur.
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