About Phalloplasty/ Penile Enhancement Surgery
It is a surgical procedure that involves the creation or restoration of the penis.
What Happens during Phalloplasty/ Penile Enhancement Surgery
- Insertion of the penile implant
Various Techniques involved in Phalloplasty/ Penile Enhancement Surgery
- Radial forearm free-flap (RFF) phalloplasty
- Anterior lateral thigh pedicled flap (ALT) phalloplasty
- Supra-pubic phalloplasty or Abdominal phalloplasty
- Musculocutaneous latissimus dorsi flap phalloplasty
- Enough rest
- Taking prescribed medications
- Correct exercises
- Scheduled visits on the doctor’s clinic
- 4-6 weeks after surgery, may resume less physically demanding jobs.
- 6-8 weeks after surgery, may resume vigorous activities.
- 2-3 weeks, phallus can be used for urination.
Risks and Complications
- Surgical site infections
- Loss of phallus
- Wound breakdown
- Urethral fistula
- Urinary catheter problems
- Bleeding or pain in the pelvic area
- Bladder or rectal injury
- Urethral strictures
- Wound contraction and scarring
- Formation of granulation tissue
- Corona flattening
- Medications to minimize discomfort and pain.
- Blood-tinged urine is expected after urethroplasty.
- Perform walking exercises and avoid exercises that require strength for the first few weeks after the procedure.
- Elevate the phallus on a regular basis to avoid swelling and promote circulation.
- Do not put pressure on the phallus.
- Wear supportive underwear.
- Keep the dressing and drains clean and dry, and change the dressing as ordered.
- Watch out for bleeding, pain, redness, tenderness, and unusual odor or discharges coming out from the surgical site.
- Take showers on when the doctor advised you to do so.
- Erogenous sensations, if included in the type of surgery, can be felt after 1-2 years.
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