The identity and self-confidence of men and women are closely related to their sexuality. However, due to the public image of a strong and careless man formed by society, part of men, as the stronger sex, avoid intimate topics especially related to the visual appearance of their genitalia. Although these topics are still taboo, many men experience psychological discomfort due to intimate problems.
During the recent years, the number of cosmetic genital surgery, which helps men restore their self-confidence and self-esteem, is increasing over the world. There are different procedures, but the long-lasting results can be ensured by a surgical correction.
Phalloplasty is a surgical procedure during which a penis can be enlarger by increasing the length or enhancing the girth (circumference).
How Is the Surgery Performed?
The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia.
Approximately half of the penile shaft is under the skin, where it is attached to the pubic bone by the suspensory ligament. The procedure involves cutting the suspensory ligament, and this allows the penis to protrude.
An incision is made at the base of the penis. The suspensory ligament, which attaches the penis to the pubic bone, is reached and cut; thus, the part of the penis shaft hidden in the body is released.
To achieve better results of phalloplasty, fat grafting can be performed. An additional tiny incision is placed in the area to be suctioned (the waist or the abdomen). The fat is suctioned, specifically treated, and injected into the areas of the penis to be augmented.
What Should Be Known After Surgery?
- The final result is seen after 4–6 weeks when the swelling subsides;
- The patient should refrain from sexual intercourse for 5 weeks after the surgery;
- Some subcutaneous bruising may occur at the sites where the fat was removed; usually it subsides within several days or weeks.