Phalloplasty is the surgical construction or reconstruction of the penis to enhance the length, girth, and/or the glands of the penis.. It also refers to artificial adjustment of the penis, often for cosmetic purposes, and is occasionally referred to as penis enlargement. Historically, men have considered a larger penis to be a symbol of greater masculinity. Worship of the phallus as a symbol of creative energy has been central to virtually every world culture and strong traditions of phallic art exist throughout India, Egypt, Greece, and Europe. Previously, despite the lack of acceptance by society, many men chose to undergo surgical penile augmentation (phalloplasty).
Today, man is not only capable of understanding his own nature and anatomy but also of altering it. A man can modify the size and shape of his penis using procedures introduced by cosmetic plastic surgery. In general, tissue augmentation is a procedure that has been accepted and used for centuries all over the world by different cultures; however, in the past, medical professionals including psychologists and urologists have claimed that penis enlargement surgery is useless and even impossible.
During the last three decades this perception has changed. It is leading to more and more men taking advantage of surgical advancements to have the penis enlargement procedures that are now proved safe and effective. Although most augmentation procedures are considered cosmetic surgery, penis surgery can also be a solution for men who have lost their penis or have a congenital anomaly, or for gender reassignment.
We can modify the shape and size of your penis through two main procedures: girth enhancement and penis lengthening.
Girth enhancement is accomplished by injecting fatty tissue under the skin of the penis, resulting in a thicker penis. A penile graft is another way to increase the circumference of the penis.
Penis lengthening entails cutting the ligament that attaches the penis to the pubic bone. The penis drops forward several inches, causing the part of the penis that is visible to appear lengthened. The two procedures can be performed simultaneously, or as separate procedures.
Penile surgery, as with any surgical procedure, carries some risk. Dr. Capriotti will fully explain the procedure, take the time to answer all of your questions and treat your case with the individual attention you deserve.