PENOPLASTY – WHAT IS IT ?
Penoplasty is penile enhancement surgery and is available for both length and width.
→ For comfort, it is performed under general anaesthetic in most cases. If both length and width are enhanced then an overnight stay is normal.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A PENOPLASTY PROCEDURE?
There are two phases to the operation:
- firstly, fat is extracted from areas like the abdomen, inner thighs or pubis
- this fat is then introduced into the sheath using ultra fine instruments created specifically for this procedure. Treatment of the suspensory ligament (to make the penis longer) is hardly noticeable when the penis is flaccid and even less so when it is erect. A slight flap and vertical scar will be hidden in the pubic hair.
After a penis liposculpture procedure (or lipo-penile contouring), a support bandage will be worn for 48 hours and antibiotics are prescribed as a precautionary measure. There is very little pain involved with a lipo-penile contouring and a patient can go back to work after 48 hours; treatment of the suspensory ligament, however, may require analgesics over a several days following the treatment and it is recommended that a week go by before resuming work.
On average, it is recommended to wait a period of 4 to 6 weeks before any sexual activity. Optimum results appear from around 3 to 6 months after the procedure. In most cases, the girth of the penis is increased by 2 to 4 centimetres when flaccid, and where the suspensory ligament has been lengthened, this will amount to an increase in length of up to 1cm when erect.
The potential risks are similar to those associated with lipofilling (injection of fatty tissue as a filler) – the transferred fat is simply reabsorbed, the appearance of fatty nodules or uneven results. These symptoms normally disappear after a few weeks of their own accord or with the help of localised corticosteroid injections.