It’s common to develop unwanted fat around the stomach, but fatty pubic mounds can be particularly difficult to shift with diet and exercise alone. The slang term FUPA (for Fatty Upper Pubic Area) is often used to describe this area of extra abdominal fat that hangs over the groin and pelvic region.
This fat can cause a number of issues, such as burying of the penis and labia majora enlargement in women. Both of these conditions can cause genital discomfort, hygiene issues, and reduced sexual performance. Unfortunately, many people find that even after significant weight loss, this excess fat is very stubborn and prone to returning.
Fortunately, there are a number of surgical and non-surgical options for reducing the appearance of this pubic fat. One of the most effective ways to address this is with a monsplasty procedure, which removes excess skin and fatty tissue from the enlarged pubic fat pad, called the mons pubis, to create a slimmer and more toned appearance.
Of course, the best way to reduce the appearance of this fat is through regular exercise and a healthy diet. It’s important to note that it is nearly impossible to lose fat in only one part of the body, so targeting this area specifically with exercises will likely not produce results. Cardiovascular workouts like running, cycling, swimming, and aerobics classes are a great way to burn overall body fat while also strengthening the abdominal muscles and hips. Strength training workouts like planks, glute bridges, and bicycle crunches can also help to strengthen the core muscles and tone the lower abdomen.