Help! I Hate The Way My “FUPA” Looks In Yoga Pants

Posted by ALVR | January 28, 2021

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If you have spent any amount of time researching vaginal rejuvenation or labiaplasty you may already be familiar with the term “barbie vagina,” as the phrase has become a popular nickname for describing the appearance of a vagina after undergoing a labiaplasty procedure (smooth and imperceptible beneath tight fitting clothes). Labiaplasty and “designer vagina” surgeries have become increasingly common in no small part due to leggings becoming one of the world’s most popular women’s clothing items. After all, while leggings and yoga pants are stylish, functional, and extremely versatile, they do have their drawbacks: skin tight clothes aren’t comfortable on absolutely everyone, and they leave nothing to the imagination. For some women, leggings reveal too much of their vaginal anatomy for them to feel confident going out in public. 

 

My labia tissue isn’t the issue, it’s my… FUPA 😳

There is another equally troublesome but less discussed area of concern that is common with leggings. That’s right, we’re talking about the mons pubis. The mons pubis is a mound of tissue that protects the pelvic bone and extends from above the vagina/labia to the lower abdomen. An especially pronounced mons pubis is sometimes colloquially referred to as a “FUPA”, or “fat upper pubic area.” While we certainly don’t condone body-shaming and acknowledge that the term FUPA often carries a negative connotation, we feel that it is still important to recognize that having excess mons pubis tissue can create legitimate concerns for many individuals. 

When the mons pubis is especially pronounced, wearing tight-fitting clothing can cause discomfort and give the area an unflattering appearance. Depending on the severity of the condition, sagging tissue can also begin to interfere with normal activities such as intercourse and urination. For many women, this is enough to deter them not only from wearing yoga pants to the gym, but also from wearing their favorite pair of jeans or a two-piece bikini.

 

What causes a pronounced mons pubis? 

Again, if you are at all familiar with vaginal rejuvenation procedures you will probably recognize the usual suspects here: aging and childbirth. As we age, skin naturally becomes looser and excess fat builds up in various areas of the body. Pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and genetics can all have a major impact on the degree to which sagging skin and excess tissue become an issue over time. 

 

…so what can I do about it? 

Well, we would argue that, simply by being on this website and reading this blog, you are off to a great start. It is sometimes possible to address a pronounced mons pubis area with lifestyle changes, but not everyone will be able to achieve their desired result non-surgically. 

At ALVR, we offer a procedure called a monsplasty, also known as a mons pubis reduction or a pubic lift, that is highly effective in addressing the issue. During the procedure we smooth out the area’s appearance by strategically removing excess tissue in a way that looks both natural and youthful, giving our patients the ability to feel confident again and dramatically improving their quality of life.

Because everyone and every body is different, we strongly encourage you to schedule a free consultation so that we can provide you with a personalized overview of your treatment options. Keep in mind that monsplasty can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures.

 

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