Penis enlargement surgery, often referred to as phalloplasty, is a procedure that achieves permanent enlargement of the penis through improving a patient’s length and girth. It is a surgery that is popular with men who are born with a small penis or for those who have suffered from trauma, as well as men that simply wish to enlarge the length and width of the penis for cosmetic reasons.
Dr Peter Laniewski is an experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been performing phalloplasty surgery for many years. This includes for medical and aesthetic reasons. His extensive training, experience and qualifications in plastic reconstructive, general and urological surgery enable him to deliver results that his patients can enjoy for years to come. Phalloplasty surgery is considered a simple procedure. In particular, fat grafting is successful since it involves using the natural tissue of the patient. This procedure does not affect the function of the penis in anyway.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A PHALLOPLASTY CONSULTATION?
Prior to undergoing phalloplasty surgery, patients will complete a full assessment with Dr Peter Laniewski to discuss the penis enlargement procedure. This will include talking through what you can expect from phalloplasty and the results you wish to achieve. In addition, the consultation will involve going over the risks associated with the procedure, any side effects of the surgery and after-care. Nothing will be left out so you can gain the full picture before undergoing phalloplasty.
Patients are also welcome to ask any questions they have about penis enlargement surgery and let Dr Peter Laniewski answer your queries before arranging the next steps of the process.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PENIS ENLARGEMENT SURGERY?
Penis enlargement surgery involves undergoing two procedures, which can be performed as a combined surgery or separately at different times that suit the patient. You will be administered a general anaesthetic prior to going into theatre and the penis enlargement surgery normally lasts around four hours.
The first stage of penis enlargement will involve lengthening the penis. Almost half the length of the penis sits inside the body and it is attached internally to the public bone by the suspensory ligament. In order to lengthen the penis, this suspensory ligament will be released and this will allow the penis to protrude further and appear longer while at rest. This is done by cutting the ligaments through an incision made to the abdomen.
The second procedure involves widening the girth of the penis, which will make it appear thicker. While there are several treatments that can be performed to do this, such as fat injections or permanent filler injections, Dr Laniewski prefers to use fat grafting by injections. This is due to the results being more predictable for the patient. Fat injections are typically reabsorbed by the body, which means that the results are not permanent. There is also a risk of having some pockets of fat remaining, which can cause a lumpy appearance over time as the fat dissolves. Dr Laniewski will take a graft of skin and tissue from the inner thigh of the patient and insert it along the shaft of the penis, using two small incisions at the top and base of the shaft. This will create a wider and thicker looking penis.
DOES THE PENIS ENLARGEMENT PROCEDURE HURT?
Penis enlargement surgery is not painful for the patient. As you are under general anaesthetic, you are sedated so you do not feel any discomfort during the procedure. But, there can be discomfort after surgery.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER PENIS ENLARGMENT SURGERY?
Once you have woken up from the general anaesthetic and completion of phalloplasty surgery, it is normal to feel some pain and tenderness on your body. Patients will be given painkillers to reduce pain and minimise discomfort where it is possible to do so. In addition, the penis can be red and swollen after surgery, which can take several weeks to subside. This should not alert the patient. Full recovery from penis enlargement surgery is around four to six weeks.
Recovery from lengthening the penis approximately takes one to two weeks. The second procedure to widen the girth of the penis can be slightly longer than this. It will also depend on whether you have these surgeries together or on separate occasions how long you should take off work.
Generally, phalloplasty surgery should not leave you with obvious scars. There is a small wound at the base of the abdomen where an incision is made for lengthening the penis. But, this is normally disguised by body hair and its appearance will naturally fade over time.
If you would like to find out more about phalloplasty and find out what this penis enlargement surgery can do for you, you can arrange a consultation with Dr Laniewski today.