Penis Lengthening Surgery:
Penis Lengthening (Long Penis) is a male plastic surgery includes procedures to change and improve the appearance of the male genitals. This is a relatively new field in aesthetic surgery, however along the years this type of operation has become more popular. Numerous patients feel inhibited in their sexual relations and are also distressed by situations linked to swimming or sports.
Some men feel their penis is too thin. This can often be corrected, either in combination with an extension procedure or as a separate one. Transplanting dermis or fat to the penis shaft can thicken the penis. The size of the thickened area depends on how much of the fat stays in place. As a rule of thumb, approximately 30%-50% of the injected fat stays in permanently. The final result is visible in three months. Should the patient desire extra thickness, a touch up procedure is recommended in 12 months time.
Preparation prior to surgery:
Assessment of the medical history (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
Smoking must be avoided for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
You will likely to be asked to stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your recovery period.
Avoid taking any medications such as hormones, anticoagulants, anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating medical factors prior to surgery. Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.
Types of anesthesia use:
1-night stay in the hospital if surgery done under general anesthesia
surgery may take an hour or two
During the procedure:
Penis lengthening surgery: The extension of the penis can be anything from a few centimeters up to 25% of its length while at rest. In specific cases an extension of 4 cm is possible. How long the extension will be is not clearly evident until the time of surgery. The operation is performed under general anesthetic or local anesthetics with twilight sleep (sedation).
In order to extend the penis, the ligament that suspends the penis inside the body is loosened, so that part of the penis which was inside the body is ejected and ends up on the outside. Then, the erectile tissue is fastened to its new position, followed by inter positioning of fatty tissue to further elongate and stabilize the penis during erection. Finally the skin flap advanced to further elongate the skin of the penis at its base.
Erection ability is not influenced by the procedure. As long as no complications ensue, the sensitivity of the skin and the head of the penis are not altered.
You will need rest for the first 24- 48 hours after that light duties can be commenced.
You will be able to return back to work after few days.
Patients should wait 4-6 weeks before sexual activity is resumed.
Risks and Complications:
Penile shortening is the major complication, usually resulting from the freely hanging penis reattaching to the pubic bone higher on the corporal bodies. This complication may be minimized by the placement of fat as described previously. Other complications include loss of sensation, angling of the penis downward (due to lack of support) and hypertropic scarring of wounds.