Phalloplasty (Penile Implants, Penis Enlargement)

Enlarging the male sexual organ.


Last modified: September 07, 2011


Diane Boerstler
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Phalloplasty (Penile Implants, Penis Enlargement)

What is Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement)?

Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) is a method used to increase the length or girth of the male sexual organ referred to as the penis. Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) is a medical method used in many situations; both cosmetic and corrective. Some males prefer to have a larger penis because of the perceived increase in sexual pleasure that it will bring their partner or for the boost in self-confidence it provides them.  Others may have been born with a genetic disorder that results in a small penis, or may have been born as a transgender individual who is ready to take the necessary steps to become a single gendered male.


A Good Candidate for Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement)

A good candidate for Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) is a healthy man who desires to have a longer or larger girthed penis.  The age of the patient, the desired increase in size, previous penile surgeries, or other abdominal surgeries are also considered before a cosmetic surgeon can assist the patient in determining if a penile implant or penis enlargement is best for their specific situation.


An individual who currently bears the genitals of a woman but who would like to change their sexual identity to that of a man may also be a good candidate for phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement).  Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) is particularly beneficial to individuals who feel that their self-confidence or gender identity is weakened by the size of their penis.  Men who suffer from erectile dysfunction that cannot be treated through a course of medications are also good candidates for phalloplasty.


Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) Procedure

There are many different phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedure options. The least invasive option for phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) is to have the board-certified cosmetic surgeon remove fat from an area on the patient’s body and then injected the fat into the penis.  Generally this phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedure is only used to increase girth. The most common phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedure to increase length involves severing the tendons that holds the penis in place within the abdomen, and extracting some of the hidden length of penis from the abdomen.  Over 1/3rd of the male penis is located within the abdomen behind the visible portion of the penis.  Other procedures for phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) tend to be used more for gender reassignment and involve taking a skin graft from another portion of the body such as the forearm, under arm, or abdomen and using it to form a penis in two parts. The created penis is then attached to the pelvic bone in the correct location.  Some patients choose to have penile implants attached to their pubic bone that are either inflated by gently squeezing the scrotum, or bent upward when the male and his partner want to have intercourse. Other penile implant phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedures include inserting a small extension under the skin of the penis that remains erect.


Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) Recovery

Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) recovery time depends on the specific procedure used.  If the phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedure used only involves transferring fat from one portion of the body into the penis over two to three sessions then only 24 hours is required before the patient can return to normal, non-sexual activities. Sexual activity after using this phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedure must be dismissed for at least four to six weeks. Implants and skin graft phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedures require much longer recovery times ranging from one to six weeks.  Patients are expected to retain full use and majority sensation in their penis after the phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) procedure.  Men who could previously conceive children are still able to do so in nearly 100% of cases.


Risks and Side Effects of Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement)

Risks and side effects of phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) are mainly cosmetic, although some physical side effects have been reported as well.  The majority of phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) patients experience no side effects or risk after their penis enlargement or implant procedure.  Some patients reported minor scarring or discoloration. The discoloration often vanishes within a few months.  Severe and much rarer risks and side effects of phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) include a permanently drooping penis, a lumpy penis, or experiencing erections that point toward the ground. These can be avoided by choosing an experienced top cosmetic surgeon with a track record for success as they are generally caused by overfilling the penis with fat to increase girth, or not correctly attaching a penile implant to the pelvic bone correctly.


Cost of Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement)

Phalloplasty (penile implants penis enlargement) can cost anywhere from $6,000.00 for the fat transference procedure to and up to $80,000.00 for full gender reassignment surgery.













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